Twila Amato

Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.

False B.C. fur farm ban announcement a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’: activist

A fake announcement from agriculture minister Lana Popham was sent out on Sept. 14

Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.
80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

VIDEO: ‘Milah the Pig’ goes on a walk in Kelowna’s City Park

Milah’s owner Doug Wilson said he takes her on walks every day

80-pound Milah walks every day with her human Doug Wilson. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: Cows also have accents

Your morning start for Tuesday, Sept. 14

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Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol Singh, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)

Kelowna RCMP still investigating man’s racist tirade at vaccine clinic

Supt. Kara Triance said the case could be considered a hate crime

Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol Singh, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)
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As vaccine card rolls out, Kelowna’s top cop promises safety for businesses

Businesses are encouraged to call the police if they are threatened by anti-vaccine people

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Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made the headlines this week

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
A new fire sparked just below the Penticton sign on Thursday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

VIDEO: Grass fire sparks near famous Penticton sign

There are three hot spots in the brush fire

A new fire sparked just below the Penticton sign on Thursday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
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Kelowna non-profit launches campaign to support free counselling for young adults

Mental health resources need to be accessible as school and COVID-19 stresses pile up on students

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A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Self-harvest hazelnuts at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Nut Farm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, people will need to harvest the hazelnuts themselves

Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Certain items we use in the fall can be toxic to pets. (Elena Rogulina/Pixabay)

Fall toxins pets should avoid: BCSPCA

Keep your pets away from these fall items

Certain items we use in the fall can be toxic to pets. (Elena Rogulina/Pixabay)
Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)
Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm teacher performs for B.C. Culture Days, shares Secwépemc legends

This year’s event features a video series from rural B.C. communities

Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools throughout region

The clinics will be for returning students, staff and teachers

Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms, opposing a group of roughly 1,000 people who protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna hospital foundation ramps up White Hearts Project after anti-vax card protest

Funds raised through the project will go towards mental health support, respite opportunities

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms, opposing a group of roughly 1,000 people who protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Boaters were causing havoc for skimmers on Sunday trying to get up close to the planes to take pictures and video. (John Poon Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of the news items from this week

Boaters were causing havoc for skimmers on Sunday trying to get up close to the planes to take pictures and video. (John Poon Facebook)
Rice krispie squares. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: There used to be four Rice Krispies characters

Your morning start for Sept. 2

Rice krispie squares. (Pixabay)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Vax card protesters take over streets near Kelowna General Hospital

Around 1,000 people have gathered in opposition of B.C.’s recently announced vaccine card program

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

Plumbers union loses appeal on discriminatory membership denial of Kelowna woman

Former plumber Alicia Ferri alleged she was denied membership due to gender discrimination

A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)
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United Way distributes car seats, baby care packages in Southern Interior

The organization distributed 215 car seats and 50 baby care packages in the Okanagan

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