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From left to right: vice ambassador Marie Bowyer, ambassador Daphne Susheski and vice ambassador Hillary Robertson. (Submitted)

Summerland pageant invites candidates

Recruitment session planned for evening Aug. 3

 

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

 

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

 

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Rescue dog from Mexico lost in Lake Country

The rescue has been missing for three nights as of July 15

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The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)

Kids taught life lessons at Revelstoke skate camp

The sold-out skate camp came to an end on Friday

The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)
Lake City Basketball can finally be back in action offering summer camps. (Submitted)

Penticton basketball camps for kids are back in action this summer

Lake City Basketball is back getting back on the hard-court after a COVID-19 hiatus

Lake City Basketball can finally be back in action offering summer camps. (Submitted)
Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)

Kelowna dog shelter launches raffle to fund vet bills

All funds will go towards dog care at Paws It Forward

Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)
Marilyn Clarke Bergen standing in front of Lake Okanagan. (Contributed/Grandmothers for Grandmothers Campaign)

Woman attempts swim across Okanagan Lake for fundraiser

The swim will raise funds for the Grandmothers for Grandmothers Campaign

Marilyn Clarke Bergen standing in front of Lake Okanagan. (Contributed/Grandmothers for Grandmothers Campaign)
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
(Monique Tamminga/Western News)

From morning shows to morning showers: Penticton radio host takes over popular soap shop

Kyle Stewart, formerly of 97.1 Sun FM, can now be found in a much different business in Penticton

(Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Fanny Chapman doesn’t just serve up Mexican flavours at the Kal Lake Food concession at Kal Beach, she also teaches Spanish. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernonites asked to share funniest Spanish translation stories

Mexicans living in town holding a contest to offer free Spanish classes

Fanny Chapman doesn’t just serve up Mexican flavours at the Kal Lake Food concession at Kal Beach, she also teaches Spanish. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Outdoor market returns to Kelowna’s Prospera Place this weekend

Summer market returns after year off due to COVID-19

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KCR Community Resources plants vegetables outside of its office to help give fresh food to families in need. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)

Kelowna organizations partner to plant garden, give vegetables to families in need

The Community Care Garden project aims to strengthen food security and beautify downtown

KCR Community Resources plants vegetables outside of its office to help give fresh food to families in need. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
The Summerland Sunday Market will be held on Main Street beginning Sunday, June 20. (Contributed)

Summerland to hold Sunday markets this summer

COVID-19 protocols will be in place for downtown markets

The Summerland Sunday Market will be held on Main Street beginning Sunday, June 20. (Contributed)
Shannon Forner’s family has run the Keremeos grocery store for almost 50 years. Forner is moving on from the business. May 20th will be her last day at Buy-Low Foods. (Submitted)

Saying farewell to a family legacy in the heart of Keremeos

Shannon Forner’s family has run the local grocery store, now the Buy-Low, for almost 50 years

Shannon Forner’s family has run the Keremeos grocery store for almost 50 years. Forner is moving on from the business. May 20th will be her last day at Buy-Low Foods. (Submitted)
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NeighbourLink Summerland will hold its 2021 fundraising dinner and auction as an online event. (Stock photo)

NeighbourLink Summerland holds online dinner fundraiser

Virtual event and auction will be held on May 27

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NeighbourLink Summerland will hold its 2021 fundraising dinner and auction as an online event. (Stock photo)
Learn about how the pandemic is impacting the people of Revelstoke. (Tom Poole Photography/Tourism Revelstoke)

Revelstoke survey says mental health and well being biggest priority amidst pandemic

The survey was done by over 900 people last fall

  • Apr 29, 2021
Learn about how the pandemic is impacting the people of Revelstoke. (Tom Poole Photography/Tourism Revelstoke)
Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen (Contributed)

Neighbourhood Small Grants funding available for South Okanagan communities

Up to $500 available for neighbourhood projects in South Okanagan Similkameen

Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen (Contributed)
Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Growing a community garden in Keremeos

Albert McCormick is spearheading the project to build a new community garden in Keremeos

Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)