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(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)
Ala-Anon in the South Okanagan and Similkameen now has a new telephone number. (BC/Yukon Al-Anon image)
Ala-Anon in the South Okanagan and Similkameen now has a new telephone number. (BC/Yukon Al-Anon image)
The municipality of Summerland will repair a walking path along Okanagan Lake. The pathway was damaged during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (Monique Tamminga - Black Press)

Damaged lakefront path in Summerland will be repaired

Flooding in 2017 and 2018 resulted in erosion and concrete damage to popular pathway

The municipality of Summerland will repair a walking path along Okanagan Lake. The pathway was damaged during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (Monique Tamminga - Black Press)
Marj Plitt, a founding member of NeighbourLink Summerland, has retired from the organization after 16 years. She served on the board, including several years as president, until 2020. (Contributed)

Longtime member retires from NeighbourLink Summerland

Marj Plitt was one of the founding members of community organization in 2004

Marj Plitt, a founding member of NeighbourLink Summerland, has retired from the organization after 16 years. She served on the board, including several years as president, until 2020. (Contributed)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Community foundations from the North, Central and South Okanagan have teamed up with Canadian Mental Health Associaton and horse-assisted therapists across the valley to offer the Front Line Hero Appreciation Initiative as a way for the community to say thank you to frontline workers, by offering them a way to care for themselves. (Photo supplied)

Horse therapy offered to Okanagan frontline workers

Community foundations team up with mental health and horse-assisted therapists to offer program

Community foundations from the North, Central and South Okanagan have teamed up with Canadian Mental Health Associaton and horse-assisted therapists across the valley to offer the Front Line Hero Appreciation Initiative as a way for the community to say thank you to frontline workers, by offering them a way to care for themselves. (Photo supplied)
Joey T. and Shamus S. serving up hot soup bowls at last years’ Discovery House Men’s Treatment Centre fundraiser in Penticton. (Photo: Jerome Abraham/Discovery House)

Discovery House soups selling out fast in Penticton

Some of the weekly soups, including curried squash and hamburger, sell out as early as Tuesday

Joey T. and Shamus S. serving up hot soup bowls at last years’ Discovery House Men’s Treatment Centre fundraiser in Penticton. (Photo: Jerome Abraham/Discovery House)
The B.C. Ministry of Health announced on March 9 that there would be a new urgent and primary care centre operating on Martin Street starting March 31. The facility will be an expansion to the existing Martin Street Outreach Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton primary care a ‘model for the province’ says Minister Dix

The Martin Street urgent care centre and Ponderosa clinic are key parts of that model

The B.C. Ministry of Health announced on March 9 that there would be a new urgent and primary care centre operating on Martin Street starting March 31. The facility will be an expansion to the existing Martin Street Outreach Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple’s passion to make a difference

Spotlight on Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association volunteers

Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)