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This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Don Mulhall, the executive director of the Penticton Dragonboat Society, leads a group of new dragon boat participants for a day of learning at Skaha Lake on Aug. 13.

Never too late: First-time dragon boat racers find new hobby at Penticton’s Skaha Lake

More than 80 per cent of newcomers continue with it after being introduced, said Launa Maundrell

Don Mulhall, the executive director of the Penticton Dragonboat Society, leads a group of new dragon boat participants for a day of learning at Skaha Lake on Aug. 13.
cherries

Kelowna companies the first in Canada to send cherries to Korea

Northern Cherries Inc. and Jealous Fruits Ltd. are packing up shipments this month

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(Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

300 of Penticton’s newest residents gifted with free Vees tickets

The city collaborated with the team in welcoming newcomers to the area

(Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)

Treat yo’self at Dairy Queens across B.C.

August 11 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)
Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)
Kids in the middle of a previous production of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. The Kids Theatre Camp returns starting Aug. 22. (Submitted)

Kids Theatre Camp is returning to the Keremeos Grist Mill

Registration begins for the free camp that is now in its 16th year

Kids in the middle of a previous production of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. The Kids Theatre Camp returns starting Aug. 22. (Submitted)
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

United Way, partners buckle Okanagan kids into safety

Organization purchases $70,000 worth of new safety and booster seats for Okanagan children

Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
So many people showed up in fact, that the organizers ended up running low on paddles, lifejackets and seats in the boats for the 2021 Dragon Boat free clinic. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Try out dragon boating in Penticton

Free clinic goes Saturday, Aug. 13 at Skaha Lake

So many people showed up in fact, that the organizers ended up running low on paddles, lifejackets and seats in the boats for the 2021 Dragon Boat free clinic. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)
JCI Penticton’s first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Peach Fest 2022. (JCI Penticton- Facebook)

Beach volleyball teams vie to be first-ever champions at Penticton Peach Fest

The tournament raises money for JCI Penticton and ends on Saturday night

JCI Penticton’s first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Peach Fest 2022. (JCI Penticton- Facebook)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Smoke-filled skies as seen from Olalla, due to the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Communities rally in support of Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuees

Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 500 properties

Smoke-filled skies as seen from Olalla, due to the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)

Golfers tee up for kids throughout the Okanagan

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton events support BGC

BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)