Twila Amato

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Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

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The Roomba vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. is seen in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Nearly five years after rolling onto the market, the Roomba vacuum cleaner has undergone a ground-up redesign that has endowed the otherwise-brainy robot with the smarts to overcome rug tassels and electrical cords. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Morning Start: Vacuums used to be horse-drawn

Your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 31

The Roomba vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. is seen in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Nearly five years after rolling onto the market, the Roomba vacuum cleaner has undergone a ground-up redesign that has endowed the otherwise-brainy robot with the smarts to overcome rug tassels and electrical cords. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
The proposed early learning facility will be built on the portion of the property where Alhambra Drive and Hudson Road meet. (Google Maps)

West Kelowna council approves new daycare building at elementary school

The new facility will offer 92 new child care spaces for the community

The proposed early learning facility will be built on the portion of the property where Alhambra Drive and Hudson Road meet. (Google Maps)
A retired Penticton nurse continues the fight to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable. (Black Press Media file)

Retired Penticton nurse fights to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable

Teri McGrath is encouraging others to write to their MLA, MP to bring attention to the issue

A retired Penticton nurse continues the fight to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable. (Black Press Media file)
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Morning Start: Lobsters taste with their feet

Your morning start for Aug. 24

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Maple & Manchester is located at 438 Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Kelowna’s one of a kind ‘fauxmagerie’ set to open in September

Maple & Manchester sells vegan fare including cheese, pasta sauces and other charcuterie necessities

Maple & Manchester is located at 438 Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)

West Kelowna residents call for better exits after evacuations cause traffic jams

Several properties were ordered evacuated when the Mount Law wildfire closed in

It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)
A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Mount Law wildfire evacuation orders rescinded due to lower temperatures, precipitation

The fire is still listed as out of control and crews are still working to contain it

A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police find missing man ‘safe and well’

31-year-old Matthew Andrew MacGugan was last seen in Vernon on Aug. 19

Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)
The Jilly Box is fundraising for an award fund for underrepresented Okanagan College students. (The Jilly Box)

Canadian TV personality Jillian Harris sets up award fund for Okanagan College students

The award fund is intended for underrepresented students

The Jilly Box is fundraising for an award fund for underrepresented Okanagan College students. (The Jilly Box)
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna animal sanctuary relocates to Peachland

Star’s Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary was previously located in Joe Rich

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom thanks firefighting crews and volunteers for their efforts in saving Glenrosa during the Mount Law wildfire. (Capital News)

West Kelowna mayor thanks crews, volunteers for work on Mount Law wildfire

Some evacuees have now been able to return home thanks to crews’ hardwork

West Kelowna mayor Gord Milsom thanks firefighting crews and volunteers for their efforts in saving Glenrosa during the Mount Law wildfire. (Capital News)
Little Kingdom was destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of the week’s news items

Little Kingdom was destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)
West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)

West Kelowna musician raising funds for cancer research through new single

Soul Forgotten’s single Lilies will be released on Aug. 22

West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)
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VIDEO: Residents cheer on crews as they continue to battle White Rock Lake wildfire

People lined up outside the BC Wildfire Service camp in Vernon to cheer

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Traffic slowed on Highway 97 in West Kelowna after crash

Only one lane is open both ways

(Dave Ogilvie/Contributed)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Fires and drought increase bear activity in Central Okanagan as fall season comes

Bears may also be sighted in communities as they too flee fires

A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Morning Start: Lettuce is part of the sunflower family

Here’s your morning start for Aug. 19

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Many flights into and out of Kelowna have been cancelled due to thick smoke from ongoing wildfires in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Kelowna woman stranded in Calgary for days as wildfires force flight cancellations

It took a Kelowna woman two days to get back home due to flight cancellations

Many flights into and out of Kelowna have been cancelled due to thick smoke from ongoing wildfires in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Bait car catches alleged thief in West Kelowna

The 22-year-old man from Kelowna is now in police custody

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)