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Kelowna bluegrass band Under the Rocks is ready to show their new album and music video to live audiences. (Under the Rocks)

VIDEO: Kelowna bluegrass band ready to perform live after nearly two years

Under the Rocks is premiering a music video from their new album

Kelowna bluegrass band Under the Rocks is ready to show their new album and music video to live audiences. (Under the Rocks)
(File photo)

Central Okanagan school board to review implications of vaccine mandate

Board chairs to meet with Ministry of Education tomorrow

(File photo)
Ruthie Cipes sings in The Oots N’ Oots with her family. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Okanagan family rock band releases new album

The Oot N’ Oots has new music that will make you laugh, wonder and dance

Ruthie Cipes sings in The Oots N’ Oots with her family. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Morning kitchen fire doused by Kelowna crews

The electrical fire will be under investigation

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Deville Coffee is set to open on Oct. 14 at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Pandosy Street, which formerly housed Starbucks Coffee. (Contributed)

New café steps into former Starbucks location in downtown Kelowna

On opening day, all of the café’s sales will be donated to Mamas for Mamas

Deville Coffee is set to open on Oct. 14 at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Pandosy Street, which formerly housed Starbucks Coffee. (Contributed)
Black-capped chickadees get smarter in the fall season. (Veronika Andrews/Pixabay)

Morning Start: Black-capped chickadees get smarter in the fall

Your morning start for Tuesday, Oct. 12

Black-capped chickadees get smarter in the fall season. (Veronika Andrews/Pixabay)
A vehicle incident closed down Highway 5 (Coquihalla) near Merritt. (James P/Twitter)

UPDATED: Hwy 5 near Merritt clear after vehicle incident

Both directions of traffic were closed down earlier

A vehicle incident closed down Highway 5 (Coquihalla) near Merritt. (James P/Twitter)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Kelowna crews battle Thanksgiving morning house fire

No injuries have been reported as of yet

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
(OOMM Games/Kickstarter)

‘People really want this game’: Kelowna boardgame gets full support and more

The new board game is set in a fantasy world where you will build a new town

(OOMM Games/Kickstarter)
(Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna restaurant shuttered after defying vaccine card protocol

Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar said they didn’t want to discriminate by checking vaccine status

(Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Black Press Media file)

Okanagan financial literacy group launches program to help low-income residents

Launch Okanagan is looking for 100 new donors to help with the program

(Black Press Media file)
The deep red line marks where traffic is at its slowest on Highway 97 in Peachland. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Incident cleared, Hwy 97 in Peachland re-opened

The incident happened between Ponderosa and Princeton Avenue in Peachland

The deep red line marks where traffic is at its slowest on Highway 97 in Peachland. (Google Maps)
Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)

Okanagan animal rights activists arrested before protest could begin

Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer were arrested before they could make it out the door

Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)
A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a quick look at what happened this week in news

A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Pictured are Kevin Kaardal, superintendent and CEO for SD23, and Moyra Baxter, chairperson for SD23 Board of Education. (Capital News file)

Central Okanagan School District condemns anti-mask messaging after protest

Protesters gathered outside of the SD23 Board of Education office on Wednesday morning

Pictured are Kevin Kaardal, superintendent and CEO for SD23, and Moyra Baxter, chairperson for SD23 Board of Education. (Capital News file)
Interior decorator Brittany Wasstrom hopes to make people feel more comfortable in their homes. (Brittany Wasstrom)

VIDEO: Take mindful decorating into consideration as we settle into the fall season

Mindfully decorating our homes means creating a safe space we can enjoy

Interior decorator Brittany Wasstrom hopes to make people feel more comfortable in their homes. (Brittany Wasstrom)
(Black Press Media file)

Kelowna International Airport launches employee COVID-19 testing program

The testing program is voluntary and confidential for airport employees

(Black Press Media file)
(GoFundMe)

Okanagan man needs support to transport beloved dog to Australia

Josh Waters needs to go back to Australia but needs help getting his best friend Rocky with him

(GoFundMe)
A dog in a witch costume for Halloween. (Yama Markus/Pixabay)
A dog in a witch costume for Halloween. (Yama Markus/Pixabay)