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Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan woman pens own obituary

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner died March 18 from cancer; wrote obituary about her wonderful life

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)

DPA members asked to consider future of downtown

What members want the future to look like, and current developing projects will be topics at the AGM

  • Feb 28, 2020
Garnet Tetz, left, has been battling cancer since 2000. A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for the Vernon man to raise funds to send him to a unique treatment facility in Mexico. (GoFundMe)

Beer and burgers to raise cash for Vernon man fighting cancer

Fundraiser hosted in honour of Garnet the Great to send him to special treatment centre

Garnet Tetz, left, has been battling cancer since 2000. A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for the Vernon man to raise funds to send him to a unique treatment facility in Mexico. (GoFundMe)
The Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to the Cannery Brewing March 5 with a handful of stories to be shared. (Submitted File Photo)

Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to Cannery Brewing

The speakers will share character building experiences to begin Pecha Kucha’s sixth year in Penticton

  • Feb 25, 2020
The Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to the Cannery Brewing March 5 with a handful of stories to be shared. (Submitted File Photo)
Shanda Hill and her father carved out some creative ice baths at Ellison Lake on Feb. 23, 2020. (Facebook)

North Okanagan ultra athlete ‘hearts’ ice baths

Shanda Hill and father carve stunning creations into ice at Ellison Lake

Shanda Hill and her father carved out some creative ice baths at Ellison Lake on Feb. 23, 2020. (Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
City upgrades accessible change rooms

City upgrades accessible change rooms

Improvements made to two change rooms at the community centre.

City upgrades accessible change rooms
This morning, Grade 3 students from Wiltse Elementary School stopped by the Penticton Soupateria bearing gifts and broad smiles. Together they delivered 50 treat bags, each with a positive message attached. (Supplied)

Penticton youth spread Valentines Day love

Grade 3 students dropped off goodies to Soupateria with messages: ‘You’re special’ and ‘Don’t give up’

This morning, Grade 3 students from Wiltse Elementary School stopped by the Penticton Soupateria bearing gifts and broad smiles. Together they delivered 50 treat bags, each with a positive message attached. (Supplied)
The closure of the local IGA has left many residents of Okanagan Falls without easy access for their groceries. (File photo)

Grocery Assistant service serving OK Falls seniors after grocery store closure

More than a dozen residents rely on the service after the IGA closed in September

  • Feb 10, 2020
The closure of the local IGA has left many residents of Okanagan Falls without easy access for their groceries. (File photo)
The Children’s Showcase invited Axis Theatre to present in the Cleland Community Theatre, one of many venues and organizations that MP Richard Cannings wished he could have recognized in his statement on the House of Commons floor. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Dream Cafe and CFUZ recognized in House of Commons by MP Richard Cannings

The MP was proud to recognize the arts and culture insitutions in the community he represents

  • Feb 10, 2020
The Children’s Showcase invited Axis Theatre to present in the Cleland Community Theatre, one of many venues and organizations that MP Richard Cannings wished he could have recognized in his statement on the House of Commons floor. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Dressed in their best 1960s outfits, among 60-year-old furniture and decor, young actors will be staging as mannequins at Home Building Centre Friday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. raising money for the Schubert Centre. (Submitted Photo)

Youth spread peace and love for North Okanagan seniors

Fundraiser in support of Schubert Centre

Dressed in their best 1960s outfits, among 60-year-old furniture and decor, young actors will be staging as mannequins at Home Building Centre Friday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. raising money for the Schubert Centre. (Submitted Photo)
Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.

Vernon Rotarians to help rebuild after deadly earthquake in Nepal

Local clubs to build two homes in village after 2015 earthquake kills 9,000, destroys homes

Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.
Local businesses partner to support SOWINS

Local businesses partner to support SOWINS

The Community Spoons invites people to help make soups the first Monday of the month

  • Jan 24, 2020
Local businesses partner to support SOWINS
Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed

Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed

Three candidates named finalists following talent showcase

Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed