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Kelowna's Aiyla Forgie is one of five Lotto Max Dream Studio 2021 winners. The Okanagan hiker submitted an entry describing her dream to spread her mother's ashes at the top of Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. (BCLC/Contributed)

Kelowna woman wins dream trip to Alaska’s Mount Denali

Aiyla Forgie wants to climb North America’s highest mountain in honour of her mom

Zuchinni races are part of the annual Heritage Fall Fair which is changing a bit this year due to COVID restrictions. (Grist Mill)

Keremeos Heritage Fall Fair changing for COVID restrictions

The Grist Mill is splitting up events with this Saturday being vendor day

Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Pelican pops into Penticton for a visit

The rare bird was swimming near the dog beach on Okanagan Lake

Mamas for Mamas is launching a new fundraising campaign in place of its annual gala. (Ratna Fitry/Pixabay)

Kelowna-based non-profit launches fundraising campaign for vulnerable families

Mamas for Mamas is hoping to raise $210,000 for its poverty relief, mental health programs

Mamas for Mamas is launching a new fundraising campaign in place of its annual gala. (Ratna Fitry/Pixabay)
Cops for Kids riders are coming through Vernon Saturday on the last leg of their journey. (Cops for Kids photo)

Okanagan cops ride 1,000 kilometres for kids

Cops for Kids cycles through Vernon Saturday on last leg of journey

Cops for Kids riders are coming through Vernon Saturday on the last leg of their journey. (Cops for Kids photo)
Eunice Gorman has passed away at 100 years old. (Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd.)

Last founder of West Kelowna sawmill passes away

Eunice Gorman of Gorman Bros Lumber celebrated her 100th birthday 24 days ago

Eunice Gorman has passed away at 100 years old. (Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd.)
Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

We Are Medicine: The Syilx-designed mural on Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

‘kʷu mr̓imstn - we are medicine’ pays tribute to Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis’s culture and heritage

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Summerland became the first school district in B.C. to have a central school system. The three-member board hired Summerland’s first teacher, Minnie Smith (1854-1932) for the 1904-1905 school year. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland formed school board in 1903

Summerland became the first school district in B.C. to have a central school system

Summerland became the first school district in B.C. to have a central school system. The three-member board hired Summerland’s first teacher, Minnie Smith (1854-1932) for the 1904-1905 school year. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The SOEC is one of several landmarks including the Kelowna Sails lighting up across the province for awareness of CP. (File photo)

Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre will light up green for cerebral palsy

The SOEC is one of several landmarks lighting up across the province for CP

The SOEC is one of several landmarks including the Kelowna Sails lighting up across the province for awareness of CP. (File photo)
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Kelowna sisters desperate to return to Australia to see dying mom amid travel ban

Chloe and Emily’s mother was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour

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Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon man to lead virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight poverty

The Sept. 17-23 event will coincide with an in-person climb of Africa’s highest mountain

Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police dog turns 6

PDS Hawkes celebrates birthday in style Wednesday

Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)
Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)

More than 600 fridges/freezers hauled from White Rock Lake fire affected homes

Time is running out for North Westside residents needing to have theirs picked up

Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)
Summerland’s downtown core has gone through numerous changes over the years. These changes are detailed in an article in the latest report of the Okanagan Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Summerland’s downtown core has gone through numerous changes over the years. These changes are detailed in an article in the latest report of the Okanagan Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Penticton Seniors Drop In Centre’s Liz Hansen and several other volunteers make up the 10,000th meal served to seniors on Tuesday, June 8. The meal program started because of COVID restrictions. A new program has been initiated to help seniors who used to volunteer. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre launches new program for senior volunteers

Healthy Connections focuses on seniors who have once been active in volunteer work

Penticton Seniors Drop In Centre’s Liz Hansen and several other volunteers make up the 10,000th meal served to seniors on Tuesday, June 8. The meal program started because of COVID restrictions. A new program has been initiated to help seniors who used to volunteer. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
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)
A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Dozens attend grand opening of Westside location of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission thrift store

‘We’re so happy to be here, continuing to stretch out our hand and help people’

A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue looking for new building

‘An improved building and location will allow COSAR to better serve the community’

COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Free renter and landlord workshop for Lower Similkameen

The workshop will take place at Keremeos Legion at 510 Veterans Ave