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Penticton 6-year-old selling lemonade and baked goods for wildfire relief

Homemade lemonade, cookies and brownies will be on sale, all for just a quarter or two

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Artistic students are encouraged to join the Art Gallery’s Teen Studio Art Program to expand their creativity throughout the school year (Penticton Art Gallery/Facebook)

Penticton Art Gallery to host school-year long student art program

The program aims to develop a student’s creative potential in a wide range of artistic mediums

Artistic students are encouraged to join the Art Gallery’s Teen Studio Art Program to expand their creativity throughout the school year (Penticton Art Gallery/Facebook)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

The annual Terry Fox Run goes virtual in the Okanagan

On Sept. 19, Canadians across the country will run for Terry

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot with councillors, staff and members of the Summerland Pickleball Club stand in the new public courts at the Peach Orchard campground. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Pickleball courts open in Summerland

Six courts now open to the public at Peach Orchard campground

Summerland mayor Toni Boot with councillors, staff and members of the Summerland Pickleball Club stand in the new public courts at the Peach Orchard campground. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
A motorbiking Santa will be among those at the toy run (Okanagan Motorcycle Rider Association)

Christmas comes early to South Okanagan with motorcycle group’s Toy Run

The Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association will start their ride in Penticton Sept. 12

A motorbiking Santa will be among those at the toy run (Okanagan Motorcycle Rider Association)
Meet Enchante.

AlleyCats: Be an adoption hero

Meet Enchante who is available for adoption in the Okanagan

  • Sep 1, 2021
Meet Enchante.
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United Way distributes car seats, baby care packages in Southern Interior

The organization distributed 215 car seats and 50 baby care packages in the Okanagan

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Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)

Parkinson’s group support keeps Vernon woman moving

Upcoming virtual Superwalk raising funds to find a cure

Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)
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Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

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Nalayia Taylor and Rhyan Leggett Grayston raise funds for firefighters at their roadside sales table at the corner of 10th Street SW and 10th Avenue SW on Friday, Aug. 27. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Young Salmon Arm residents raise funds for firefighters

Thoughts of wildfire crews having to sleep in tents and use porta-potties part of inspiration

Nalayia Taylor and Rhyan Leggett Grayston raise funds for firefighters at their roadside sales table at the corner of 10th Street SW and 10th Avenue SW on Friday, Aug. 27. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Cody Bint, from Buckeye BBQ, grills ribs during Shelter Ribfest in Westerner Park’s north parking lot. (Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Penticton’s Ribfest goes up in flames

Ribfest is the 4th victim of COVID restrictions in summer 2021

Cody Bint, from Buckeye BBQ, grills ribs during Shelter Ribfest in Westerner Park’s north parking lot. (Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Mural to bring unity takes shape in Summerland

The mural is idea of local Indo-Canadian family whose home was hit by racist graffiti

The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A meeting of Moms Stop The Harm members in Kelowna. Each white cross represents a life lost. The group hosts an event in Kelowna Aug. 31 for International Day of Overdose Awareness. (Nicole Richard - Wax Pencil Imagery)

Overdoses and suicides among teens concern Okanagan parents

‘I’ve never seen anything like this in the last 16 years’: The Compassionate Friends

A meeting of Moms Stop The Harm members in Kelowna. Each white cross represents a life lost. The group hosts an event in Kelowna Aug. 31 for International Day of Overdose Awareness. (Nicole Richard - Wax Pencil Imagery)
The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Oliver home to birdhouse showcase in support of homelessness

The birdhouses are on display at the corner of Fairview and Main in downtown Oliver

The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Edwin Cale (centre) flanked by Barry Owen (left) and Mike Firomskie (right) with their donations to six charities (File)

Penticton Knights of Pythias makes $3,300 dollar charity donation

The funds were provided through the Community Foundation of South Okanagan/Similkameen

Edwin Cale (centre) flanked by Barry Owen (left) and Mike Firomskie (right) with their donations to six charities (File)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)

Giant movie screen takes over Penticton parking lot

Interior Savings raised over $1,100 for BGC Okanagan with their Movie Under the Stars

Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)