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There are more than 20 varieties of tulips at the first annual Tulip Festival in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

More time to enjoy North Okanagan tulip festival

First Armstrong-Spallumcheen tulip festival extended to May 28, as cold spring delayed bloom of some flowers

Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Ukrainian children send art to Kelowna for ‘Bomb Shelter Exhibit’

All the art is available for purchase

  • May 19, 2022
(OFTF photo)

MP Albas gives shout out to Okanagan Forest Task Force for cleaning up backcountry

Kane Blake and the rest of the task force were publicly thanked by MP Dan Albas

  • May 19, 2022
Vernon’s Dyra Pridham is graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree and will give the valedictory address at Ceremony 2 at the University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus on May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon mother caps off educational journey as UNBC valedictorian

Dyra Pridham excelled in her MBA studies years after starting a family, proof that there are plenty of paths to get to success

Vernon’s Dyra Pridham is graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree and will give the valedictory address at Ceremony 2 at the University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus on May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Event will be held June 4.

Celebrate the animals with the Okanagan Humane Society

The Okanagan Humane Society hosts a night for the animals on June 4 in Kelowna

Event will be held June 4.
The earliest record of wine production in the Okanagan Valley dates back to Father Pandosy’s Okanagan Mission in 1859. British Columbia had provincial prohibition of alcoholic beverages from 1917 to 1921. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Winery donates tasting fees to Summerland Museum

Museum has provided Back Door Winery with information about prohibition era in Canada

The earliest record of wine production in the Okanagan Valley dates back to Father Pandosy’s Okanagan Mission in 1859. British Columbia had provincial prohibition of alcoholic beverages from 1917 to 1921. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair planned for Sept. 10

Event was cancelled in 2020 and scaled back in 2021

Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.

Thousands turn out for first-ever outdoor Fest of Ale in Penticton

The event returned from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, May 14, at Okanagan Lake Park

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.
May 12 is the Moose Hide Campaign, a 10-year-old movement led by Indigenous men and boys to end violence against all women and children. Penticton Secondary students recognized the day for the first time on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Eva Koch)

‘Pen High Be Kind’: Local students campaign to end violence against women and children

‘No one deserves to be afraid,’ a pair of students displayed on a sign

May 12 is the Moose Hide Campaign, a 10-year-old movement led by Indigenous men and boys to end violence against all women and children. Penticton Secondary students recognized the day for the first time on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Eva Koch)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)

‘Don’t make a mess’: Shuswap precision plowman wins silver at national competition

Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor

  • May 11, 2022
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
The Naramata Garden Tour will be held June 18. (Contributed)

Naramata garden tour planned

June 18 event organized by Naramata Garden Club and Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens

The Naramata Garden Tour will be held June 18. (Contributed)
Rocklin Broad, 11, hand-carves wooden wands out of sticks he finds in his backyard in Lake Country. He's now selling them for $10 apiece, and the response to his hobby turned business has been overwhelming. (Submitted photo)

The boy who carved: Lake Country kid’s handcrafted wands in high demand

Rocklin Broad’s hobby has turned into a booming business overnight with more than 50 order requests in a day

Rocklin Broad, 11, hand-carves wooden wands out of sticks he finds in his backyard in Lake Country. He's now selling them for $10 apiece, and the response to his hobby turned business has been overwhelming. (Submitted photo)
Tony Jacyna, the owner of Penticton-based company Jacoh Signs, passed away on May 3. (Photo: Kettle Valley Memorial)

Penticton business owner passes away after decades of serving the community

A celebration of life for Anthony Jacyna will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on May 7

Tony Jacyna, the owner of Penticton-based company Jacoh Signs, passed away on May 3. (Photo: Kettle Valley Memorial)
Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)

PHOTOS: Penticton high school students honour lost Indigenous lives with Red Dress Day

May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)
In 1911, Tommy Young rented this building in Summerland from Judge Wellington C. Kelley, for a Flour and Feed store. By 1912, he had purchased the building from Kelley and expanded his facilities. Today, this site is Summerland’s Municipal Hall parking lot. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Young was a Summerland entrepreneur

In the early 1900s, Tommy Young launched numerous ventures

In 1911, Tommy Young rented this building in Summerland from Judge Wellington C. Kelley, for a Flour and Feed store. By 1912, he had purchased the building from Kelley and expanded his facilities. Today, this site is Summerland’s Municipal Hall parking lot. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Lindalie Dansereau won $1 million in the April 6 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Summerland woman wins $1M in Lotto 6/49

Ticket was purchased at IGA store in Summerland for April 6 draw

Lindalie Dansereau won $1 million in the April 6 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)