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Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media's contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Contributed)

Doubled-sided sign wins tickets to Vancouver Canucks game

The winners received two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game

Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)

Buy cookies, support the animals during Kelowna BC SPCA bake sale

The Kelowna BC SPCA will hold its Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Donations for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital doubled on Giving Tuesday

VJH has an urgent need for a second CT scanner, Galbraith Foundation gives big today

The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

A snowy good time at Kelowna’s Rutland Winter Light Up

Organizers estimate 3,000 people attended throughout the day

  • Nov 28, 2022
The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)

Get Christmas cookies all for a great cause in Penticton

ALERT hosting Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Penticton Lakeside

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crowds out for Summerland Festival of Lights

Full celebration of start of festive season had last been held in 2019

Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Bicycles that Bryan Miles repaired for two kids in Penticton this holiday season. (Photo- Lori TC/Facebook)

Osoyoos man turns garage into Santa’s workshop, gifting kids with bicycles this Christmas

Bryan Miles expects to put a smile on more than 70 children’s faces this holiday season

Bicycles that Bryan Miles repaired for two kids in Penticton this holiday season. (Photo- Lori TC/Facebook)
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Summerland winery and fruit stand host chili fundraiser

Granny’s and Back Door Winery are raising funds for toy drive Nov. 26

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The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Community reunites at Penticton mall for 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon

The fundraiser will feature local entertainment Saturday and be broadcasted on live TV

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)

A chance to get smashed with The Hulk’s Lou Ferrigno at West Kelowna winery

Enjoy a tasting of one of the world’s most prestigious cognacs -…

Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
Kelowna’s newest energy efficient ‘net-zero’ home is open to the public for the next six months to bring awareness to the benefits of an energy efficient home (Photo - Mullins Drafting and Design/Facebook)

Kelowna welcomes ‘net-zero’ home to the public

It is the second net-zero house in Kelowna

Kelowna’s newest energy efficient ‘net-zero’ home is open to the public for the next six months to bring awareness to the benefits of an energy efficient home (Photo - Mullins Drafting and Design/Facebook)
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Okanagan Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
FILE - This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company’s updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren’t going away anytime soon, experts say. They predict the scourge that’s already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Volunteers needed for flu vaccine study in the Okanagan

Okanagan Clinical Trials is conducting the study

  • Nov 16, 2022
FILE - This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company’s updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren’t going away anytime soon, experts say. They predict the scourge that’s already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future. (Pfizer via AP, File)
A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)

Bench dedicated to late Vernon newspaper editor

Memorial bench for Glenn Mitchell to be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023

A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)
Ryan Oliverius has produced a docu-series called Decolonizing Wellness thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Telus Storyhive Voices. (Decolonizing Wellness image)

Okanagan Indian Band councillor decolonizes Indigenous health in docu-series

Ryan Oliverius’ Decolonizing Wellness series now available to view

Ryan Oliverius has produced a docu-series called Decolonizing Wellness thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Telus Storyhive Voices. (Decolonizing Wellness image)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)