Penticton has the Spirit!

2010 Legacies Now has invested in more than 420 arts and cultural projects in B.C. aimed at increasing participation in the arts, encouraging innovation and partnerships, and assisting the sector in becoming more self-sustaining.

Richards on the run — Summerland’s Kristi Richards chase for gold will happen on Saturday with ladies moguls taking place at 4:30 p.m. and the finals at 7:30 the same day.

2010 Legacies Now has invested in more than 420 arts and cultural projects in B.C. aimed at increasing participation in the arts, encouraging innovation and partnerships, and assisting the sector in becoming more self-sustaining.

In Nelson, seniors are learning how to send emails and find information online at free computer literacy classes. In Lillooet, children and adults living in remote areas can borrow reading materials thanks to a mobile Library

Book Bus.

And in Campbell River, young children are learning Elders’ teachings through DVDs produced by Aboriginal youth. What do these B.C. communities have in common? They are all participating in the Literacy Now Communities program.

This innovative program, supported by the Province of B.C., guides local literacy task groups through a process to create a literacy plan that meets their community’s specific needs. By planning collaboratively and building partnerships, these task groups are finding their own unique solutions and creating local legacies that will benefit residents for years to come.

Visit 2010andBeyond.ca to read more stories of legacies being created in every region of

British Columbia.

Just Posted

Osoyoos council putting councillor question to poll

Town is considering adding an additional two councillors to their roster, bringing it up to seven

Police investigating firearms report at mall

Police received the call at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening at Cherry Lane Mall

Penticton Youth Centre gains key resource

The Foundry health and social resources network will be setting up shop with the YES Project

Mayors Minute: Follow your passions to make a difference

Last week I presented at PechaKucha Penticton

Penticton Vees lose top scorer

Surgery required for Penticton Vees top forward

Video: En’owkin project gets $20,000 boost

The En’owkin Centre on the Penticton Indian Reserve is working to restore culture and habitat

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria

Police in Alberta say Vernon “Allan” Pickard has not been heard from since late November

Cineplex charges extra at some Star Wars screenings

Fans are getting a surprise twist at the box office with extra $1 charges for assigned seating

Toddler sent to hospital following dog bite at Vancouver Island daycare

Malamute/husky cross involved in incident at 1200-block of Burnside Rd. West

Provincial Contractor of the Year awards handed out across B.C.

Deputy Minister’s 2017 awards recognize excellence in transportation and infrastructure

Myers high on Canada

AT RANDOM: Mike Myers says it right, eh

Most Read