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The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7.
 (Keremeos, BC/Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Creative kids in Keremeos surf the Similkameen River

Using just some straps and planks, these kids turned the river into a surfers paradise

  • Jul 18, 2021

 

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Near drowning reported on Enderby’s Shuswap River

Inflatables still not recommended on the fast-flowing water

 

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

 

Mayla Janzen and Ashley Hoppichler, with her daughters Lily and Sophia, are bringing a Friday evening market to Polson Park, starting July 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Entrepreneurs craft up Vernon night market

Friday evening Polson Park event to take place throughout the summer

Mayla Janzen and Ashley Hoppichler, with her daughters Lily and Sophia, are bringing a Friday evening market to Polson Park, starting July 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton recreation businesses offer a plethora of outdoor activity options. Photo courtesy Visit Penticton.

Find your fun: Penticton has it all

Penticton, located in British Columbia’s South Okanagan, is ripe for rediscovery this…

  • Jun 8, 2021
Penticton recreation businesses offer a plethora of outdoor activity options. Photo courtesy Visit Penticton.
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm of Saanich. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Submitted)

Take a sculpture walk along Penticton’s lakeshore

Seven new art pieces installed just in time for the long weekend

This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm of Saanich. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Submitted)
It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)

Kiteboarders catch major air on Skaha Lake during Sunday’s windstorm

Kiteboarders and windsurfers took to Skaha Lake in droves Sunday

It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)
<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors…

<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo
Anette and Jorg Engel, owners of Maple Leaf Spirits, enjoy a drink on the tasting patio. Tastings are open until Dec. 20 by appointment.

Recipes to get you into the SPIRIT of the season

This family distills Okanagan’s harvest into winter comforts like cocktails and desserts

  • Nov 16, 2020
Anette and Jorg Engel, owners of Maple Leaf Spirits, enjoy a drink on the tasting patio. Tastings are open until Dec. 20 by appointment.
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon
Participants of the OSA’s Oct. 25 needle felting class will use wool to form and sculpt a “bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face.”(Contributed)

Halloween needle felting class coming to Penticton

Have you ever wanted to use wool to create a ‘bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face’?

Participants of the OSA’s Oct. 25 needle felting class will use wool to form and sculpt a “bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face.”(Contributed)
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

3 New Ways to Explore Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky

See familiar places with fresh eyes

  • Jul 13, 2020
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Many B.C. parks to re-open, but visitors must adhere to the ‘golden rules’

Residents urged to practise COVID-19 protocols as some outdoor recreation restrictions are relaxed

  • May 14, 2020
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is one of British Columbia’s hottest wine-growing regions. (British Columbia Wine Institute/ Black Press Media file photo)

Naramata Bench: Beautiful views and fantastic wineries

Naramata is another must-see area of the Okanagan

Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is one of British Columbia’s hottest wine-growing regions. (British Columbia Wine Institute/ Black Press Media file photo)
The SS Sicamous is a unique part of the Okanagan’s heritage. The luxury stern-wheeler began plying the waters of Okanagan Lake in 1914, serving remote communities throughout the Okanagan Valley from Penticton to Okanagan Landing. (Susie McAdam/ Amateur Photography Entry)

Penticton: This luxury stern-wheeler is a waterfront must-see

The SS Sicamous was a vital transportation link on Lake Okanagan

The SS Sicamous is a unique part of the Okanagan’s heritage. The luxury stern-wheeler began plying the waters of Okanagan Lake in 1914, serving remote communities throughout the Okanagan Valley from Penticton to Okanagan Landing. (Susie McAdam/ Amateur Photography Entry)
This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Proposal for public outdoor rink in downtown Penticton gaining traction

Outdoor rink, funded by the Penticton Vees, would always remain free to use for the public.

This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)