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Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham in front of the third building, Parkers Place, for the addiction recovery program. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham in front of the third building, Parkers Place, for the addiction recovery program. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A few of McMillan’s cat sculptures (PDCAC/File)

Crazy Cats & Curiosity: A clay cat gallery in Penticton

Bobi McMillan has worked on over 100 cat sculptures, on show at the Leir House Cultural Centre

A few of McMillan’s cat sculptures (PDCAC/File)
Urban Bulldogs Against Kids Abuse (UBAKA)is a non-profit biker organization advocating against child abuse and aims to provide support to children who have been abused. (Photo: UBAKA Facebook page)

Kelowna biker group to host poker run to support abused and sick kids and their families

The second annual poker run will include a motorcycle ride from Kelowna to Penticton

Urban Bulldogs Against Kids Abuse (UBAKA)is a non-profit biker organization advocating against child abuse and aims to provide support to children who have been abused. (Photo: UBAKA Facebook page)
Public piano now on display at Penticton Art Gallery. (PAG Facebook)

Tickle the golden ivories outside the Penticton Art Gallery

The colourful public piano is now on display outside the gallery for anyone to play

Public piano now on display at Penticton Art Gallery. (PAG Facebook)
A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna animal sanctuary relocates to Peachland

Star’s Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary was previously located in Joe Rich

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)

Mammoth finds at 44th annual Penticton Art Gallery auction

A mammoth’s tusk is just one of over 100 pieces up for auction

The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)
West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)

West Kelowna musician raising funds for cancer research through new single

Soul Forgotten’s single Lilies will be released on Aug. 22

West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob. 
(Clayton Whitelaw - Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob. 
(Clayton Whitelaw - Western News)
A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community block party to lift Vernon moods

Recreation Services hosting reboot and block party Sunday at Performing Arts Centre parking lot

A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Ogo’s ice cream shop owner Sharon Brown shares a moment with Blake Hesla, 8, who brought her a get well letter and wanted to show his support for her after she was attacked and robbed on Aug. 3. (Submitted)

Penticton boy brings tears of happiness to Ogo’s owner’s eyes

8-year-old wanted to bring well wishes to ice cream shop owner after she was attacked

Ogo’s ice cream shop owner Sharon Brown shares a moment with Blake Hesla, 8, who brought her a get well letter and wanted to show his support for her after she was attacked and robbed on Aug. 3. (Submitted)
Pictured is an evacuee’s cat currently under the care of Dr. Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: West Kelowna veterinary clinic offers free pet boarding for evacuees

Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital took in dozens of pets as the Mount Law wildfire ballooned on Sunday

Pictured is an evacuee’s cat currently under the care of Dr. Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Penticton’s aquatic facilities are undergoing annual maintenance and cleaning until they re-open Aug. 30. (City screen grab)

Penticton aquatic facility temporarily closes

Pools undergoing annual maintenance and will reopen Aug. 30

Penticton’s aquatic facilities are undergoing annual maintenance and cleaning until they re-open Aug. 30. (City screen grab)
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Summerland has gone through a lot of changes over the years. This photograph shows the intersection of West Summerland’s Main Street and Victoria Road. The Summerland Museum has photographs and artifacts from Summerland’s past. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland Museum holds membership drive

Second membership drive of the year will be held in September

Summerland has gone through a lot of changes over the years. This photograph shows the intersection of West Summerland’s Main Street and Victoria Road. The Summerland Museum has photographs and artifacts from Summerland’s past. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Zoe Mallach and Kaiden Creagh were among the recipients of the Sharon Amos Legacy for the Arts. At right is Ben Amos, donor of the bursary fund. (Contributed)
Zoe Mallach and Kaiden Creagh were among the recipients of the Sharon Amos Legacy for the Arts. At right is Ben Amos, donor of the bursary fund. (Contributed)
Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)

Movie under the stars coming to Penticton

Interior Savings is hosting the fundraising event Aug. 25

Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)