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Five trailblazing women stand on top of McIntyre Bluff near Vaseux Lake with Okanagan River below, circa 1930s. (photo courtesy of Doug Cox collection/Okanagan Archives Trust Society and Old BC: The Way it Was Facebook page.)

Trailblazing women from the 1930s take the ultimate selfie in Oliver

Wearing rattlesnake-proof boots, the women stand atop McIntyre Bluff

(Contributed)

Penticton Regional Hospital Auxiliary donates $78k to school breakfast programs

The Penticton Breakfast Club runs programs at Queens Park, Westbench and Columbia Elementary schools

South Okanagan Women in Need Society and TIME Winery will be accepting donations from noon to 4 p.m. at Time Winery Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 to help women and children in need during their annual “Time to Give” event. (Contributed)

Support women and children in need this weekend at TIME Winery in Penticton

SOWINS has seen more women than ever become victims to domestic abuse this year

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Affordable housing projects in Keremeos continue to sit empty

Cactus Court was supposed to be finished around July this year

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
BC Cancer – Kelowna centre. Image BC Cancer Foundation

Interior families give $600,000 towards cancer research

First ever chair in brachytherapy supported by Popowich and Bannister families

BC Cancer – Kelowna centre. Image BC Cancer Foundation
Penticton Secondary School has been added to the list of school exposures to COVID-19 by Interior Health. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BREAKING: COVID-19 at Pen-Hi

Pen Hi is the third school this week to have COVID exposures

Penticton Secondary School has been added to the list of school exposures to COVID-19 by Interior Health. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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The Kelowna Capital News team plants a tree for Earth Day
Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country
Snow blankets Kelowna
Caught in camera: Bear hangs out in tree in Trail
Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)
Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)
Christmas amid a global pandemic will be a first for everyone. (Pexels)

POLL: How will you be spending the holidays this year?

The pandemic is sure to make this holiday season unlike any we’ve seen before

Christmas amid a global pandemic will be a first for everyone. (Pexels)
From left to right, Lori Motluk, Izabela Szelest, Dr. Jeff Harries and Aaron McRann are spreading a message of hope with the formation of a new national non-profit, the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society.(Submitted)

Penticton physician launches national Alcohol Use Disorder research group

‘It’s at the heart of so many social issues like homelessness, domestic violence and unemployment’

From left to right, Lori Motluk, Izabela Szelest, Dr. Jeff Harries and Aaron McRann are spreading a message of hope with the formation of a new national non-profit, the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society.(Submitted)
The Jones' have been putting together a Christmas display for more than two decades at their home on Huth Avenue, off Farview. But this year, because of how depressing COVID has been, they went all out to brighten up the town. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton residents are going all out to brighten up the holidays

Win prizes for the best and brightest Christmas displays

The Jones' have been putting together a Christmas display for more than two decades at their home on Huth Avenue, off Farview. But this year, because of how depressing COVID has been, they went all out to brighten up the town. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm man warns others after dog dies from choking on a ball

Brent Ross grieving the sudden loss of Jack, a healthy, seven-year-old chocolate lab

Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)
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Discovery House receives $50,000 donation to kick off annual fundraiser

The ‘Shed the Light on Addiction’ fundraising campaign is underway

(Black Press file photo)
The tree for seniors is up at London Drugs in Cherry Lane mall. Pick a tag off the tree and purchase the items local seniors’ have requested. Sometimes it’s a simple as a razor and some chocolates or slippers or a scarf. (Christina Barnard photo)
The tree for seniors is up at London Drugs in Cherry Lane mall. Pick a tag off the tree and purchase the items local seniors’ have requested. Sometimes it’s a simple as a razor and some chocolates or slippers or a scarf. (Christina Barnard photo)

So many worthy charities in Penticton on #GivingTuesday

It’s been a very tough year for non-profit organizations — so let’s give generously

The tree for seniors is up at London Drugs in Cherry Lane mall. Pick a tag off the tree and purchase the items local seniors’ have requested. Sometimes it’s a simple as a razor and some chocolates or slippers or a scarf. (Christina Barnard photo)
The tree for seniors is up at London Drugs in Cherry Lane mall. Pick a tag off the tree and purchase the items local seniors’ have requested. Sometimes it’s a simple as a razor and some chocolates or slippers or a scarf. (Christina Barnard photo)
Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)

No mask? Lose your pass at Apex

The ski resort has implemented a strict mask policy for the upcoming ski season

Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)
Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)

Rare guitar touches a chord with connection to Salmon Arm family’s past

1950s Gretsch, worth up to $26,000, belonged to resident Sherrie Favell

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Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)
Christmas Lights
This nativity scene at the home of Paul Biro, organizer of the Summerland Drive-By Light Up, was just one of many parts of his elaborate display. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Summerland holiday lights on display

Drive-by light-up on Nov. 27 showed some of the many festive season decorations

Christmas Lights
This nativity scene at the home of Paul Biro, organizer of the Summerland Drive-By Light Up, was just one of many parts of his elaborate display. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Vernon is getting in the Christmas spirit with many homes decorating with lights and extras. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Christmas lights tour mapped out by Vernon Realtor

More than 20 of the community’s best-lit houses make up annual tradition

Vernon is getting in the Christmas spirit with many homes decorating with lights and extras. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Penticton artist Glenn Clark will have his work on display at The Bench Market beginning Dec. 1, 2020. (Glenn Clark Art)

Renowned local artist gets exhibition at Penticton cafe

Glenn Clark has won a handful of prestigious awards and painted 20 murals

Penticton artist Glenn Clark will have his work on display at The Bench Market beginning Dec. 1, 2020. (Glenn Clark Art)
Sunny the cat, who jumped out of the truck at the Revelstoke Landfill earlier this month, was quickly reunited with his owners. (Contributed)

Cat returns home with the help of two landfill workers

Sunny jumped out of the truck at the landfill in November

Sunny the cat, who jumped out of the truck at the Revelstoke Landfill earlier this month, was quickly reunited with his owners. (Contributed)