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Tony Jacyna, the owner of Penticton-based company Jacoh Signs, passed away on May 3. (Photo: Kettle Valley Memorial)

Penticton business owner passes away after decades of serving the community

A celebration of life for Anthony Jacyna will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on May 7

 

The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

 

The ValleyWide Food Drive organizer, Stuart Knott, presented a $2,300 cheque to both Fill the Food Gap Penticton and the Purple Pantry at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 outside of Cherry Lane Mall. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Over 1,300 pounds and $2,300 raised at local food drive outside Cherry Lane Mall

The fifth annual JCI Penticton ValleyWide Food Drive kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday

 

Organizers of the Penticton Junior Chamber International ValleyWide Food Drive in 2021 after over 3,800 pounds of food was raised. (Submitted)

5th annual JCI Penticton food drive goes Saturday outside Cherry Lane Mall

The organization has raised more than 10,000 pounds of food over the last four years

Organizers of the Penticton Junior Chamber International ValleyWide Food Drive in 2021 after over 3,800 pounds of food was raised. (Submitted)
The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)

Osoyoos Museum gets over $7k boost after year-long fundraising campaign

The campaign was started to help the museum’s new location construct a second level

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)

Friends, family remember snowboarder with COSAR donation

More than $17,000 raised in honour of Ryan Fletcher, who died in December snowboarding at Big White

Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)
Over $2k was recently donated to Penticton Soupateria after a successful meat draw was organized by Cannery Brewing. (Photo: Penticton Soupateria)

Local meat draw raises over $2k for Penticton Soupateria

A number of Penticton-based businesses recently took part in the ‘Not Your Average Meat Draw’

Over $2k was recently donated to Penticton Soupateria after a successful meat draw was organized by Cannery Brewing. (Photo: Penticton Soupateria)
Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council contributes $20,000 to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Contributions to come from city’s contingency fund

Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)

Kiwanis Club of Summerland donates $5,500 to local organizations

Funds raised from sale of used furniture

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)
Bev Remizove, President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192, (right) presents a donation of $1750 to Julie Ellison, the manager of operations and finance of the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Submitted)

Keremeos Legion pays forward community support

Donations to the Legion were donated to other organizations in turn

Bev Remizove, President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192, (right) presents a donation of $1750 to Julie Ellison, the manager of operations and finance of the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Submitted)
Volunteers at the Oliver Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop pictured after finding out they received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Trudeau)

More than 40 South Okanagan charities get boost thanks to $330k grant

Applications for next year’s grants open in August

Volunteers at the Oliver Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop pictured after finding out they received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Trudeau)
The Mirror Image Room in Penticton is seeking a new space from which to provide wigs for cancer patients. (Pixabay.com)

Penticton-based wig service seeks new location

The Mirror Image Room provides wigs for cancer patients

The Mirror Image Room in Penticton is seeking a new space from which to provide wigs for cancer patients. (Pixabay.com)
A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

18 Summerland donations to truck convoy fund

Funding information gathered from leaked spreadsheet GiveSendGo website

A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

18 Summerland donations to truck convoy fund

Funding information gathered from leaked spreadsheet GiveSendGo website

A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Okanagan Sikh temple to launch mental health initiative with help from TD donation

The initiative is the first of its kind specifically for the South Asian community in Kelowna

Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)