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Kojo Sushi in Skaha will officially open its new location ‘Koya’ at 93 Winnipeg Street by Okanagan Lake today, Aug. 3. (Facebook)

Penticton’s Kojo Sushi opens new location near Okanagan Lake

Koya officially opens today, featuring the same menu with some new additions too

Kojo Sushi in Skaha will officially open its new location ‘Koya’ at 93 Winnipeg Street by Okanagan Lake today, Aug. 3. (Facebook)
Rain is actually falling for the first time in months. (Richard Cannings)

It’s raining in South Okanagan

This is the first sign of precipitation in over 2 months

Rain is actually falling for the first time in months. (Richard Cannings)
The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)

Okanagan Vinyl Fest cancelled in Penticton

Peach City Radio hoping listeners still find a way to support the independent station

The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)
Kars Under the K makes its return to Main Street Aug. 1. (Tara Bowie photo from the 2019 Kars Under the K)

Kars Under the ‘K’ fun for the whole family on Aug. 1

The Show and Shine and all-day family event will feature live music, food and over 100 classic cars

Kars Under the K makes its return to Main Street Aug. 1. (Tara Bowie photo from the 2019 Kars Under the K)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)

Residents asked to help keep Okanagan lakes free from invasive mussels

A group has been monitoring the lakes for nine years to prevent a mussel infestation

OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)
The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Car wash celebrates half a century with a $50K donation to Okanagan College

Skogie’s Car Washes is celebrating its golden jubilee by giving back to the community

The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Wyatt Rand helps with filling the Kelowna Community Fridge on April 24. Located at 1310 Bertram Street, the outdoor pantry and fridge is now accessible 24/7 for dropoff and pickups. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Community fridge opening in Lake Country

Volunteers get a boost from district towards new initiative

Wyatt Rand helps with filling the Kelowna Community Fridge on April 24. Located at 1310 Bertram Street, the outdoor pantry and fridge is now accessible 24/7 for dropoff and pickups. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)

Kelowna dad plans cycling journey to raise funds, honour late son

Kevin Witzke’s son died of colon cancer in April 2021

Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)
Penticton Market. File photo.

Penticton Market cancelled

Vendors already committed to other markets, said Downtown Penticton Association

Penticton Market. File photo.
Okanagan Indian Band kids recently enjoyed a fun, safe day on the lake thanks to the donation of lifejackets for the children. (Vernon Recreation Services photo)

Okanagan Indian Band kids buoyed by lifejacket donation

Vernon resident doubles donation to keep kids safe

Okanagan Indian Band kids recently enjoyed a fun, safe day on the lake thanks to the donation of lifejackets for the children. (Vernon Recreation Services photo)
Unity House. (Google)

BC Housing gives Penticton Canadian Mental Health Association eviction notice

The CMHA has till April 2022 to relocate Unity House and services from Skaha Sunrise

Unity House. (Google)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)

Lost necklace with memorial pendant found in West Kelowna

Woman’s son found the necklace while swimming in West Kelowna, believes pendant contains ashes

A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)
Penticton's favourite Santa Gary Haupt holding a ferret for Lucky's Pet Supply's Christmas in July fundraiser for Critteraid and Claws N Paws animal rescues. (Facebook)

$3,000 raised at Penticton Christmas in July animal fundraiser

Penticton’s favourite Santa was kept busy with proceeds going to Critteraid and Paws N Claws

Penticton's favourite Santa Gary Haupt holding a ferret for Lucky's Pet Supply's Christmas in July fundraiser for Critteraid and Claws N Paws animal rescues. (Facebook)
Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.

Donation made to Penticton’s OSNS child centre in honour of founding member

Quota International of Penticton made a $5,000 donation in honour of the late Joy Pinney

Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.
The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)

South Okanagan to reduce oil waste

The BC Used Oil Management Association gave the district two additional recycling containers

The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)
Pentiction Nissian raises money every June through their operation 100 campaign (Image from Facebook)

Penticton Nissan donates $5,200 to local charity Dragonfly Pond Family Society

The dealership raised this money through their second annual operation 100 fundraiser

Pentiction Nissian raises money every June through their operation 100 campaign (Image from Facebook)
Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)

Summerland siblings get entrepreneurial for a good cause

All proceeds from the Jonson family lemon-aid stand go to support Heart for Lebanon

Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)