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Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland author’s thriller set in Thailand

Todd’s Guardians is seventh book under pen name of C. Edgar North

Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
File photo
File photo
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

60 years of Summerland Sweets to celebrate

Pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25

Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Students from Sənsisyustən were proud to show off their mural at the Beercroft Fuel station in Westbank (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Indigenous designed mural unveiled in Okanagan

The Beercroft Fuel station comissioned the piece to show gratitude for being able to operate on the Indigenous land

Students from Sənsisyustən were proud to show off their mural at the Beercroft Fuel station in Westbank (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to hold Sunday markets beginning in late June

Variety of vendors and entertainers scheduled for this summer

The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)
Mule deer caught on camera by the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project.

Love wildlife? B.C. wildlife foundation looking for hikers to help with animal cameras

BCWF needs you to help them service wildlife cameras one day a year to track mule deer activity

Mule deer caught on camera by the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project.
Pictures of loved ones hung on the back wall of the Island Stage in Kelowna during the 2022 Move to Cure ALS (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna residents moving in person again to support B.C., Yukon residents with ALS

Over 200 people showed up to move to cure ALS

  • Jun 12, 2022
Pictures of loved ones hung on the back wall of the Island Stage in Kelowna during the 2022 Move to Cure ALS (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan golf course celebrates 100th birthday

The club was formed after the Kettle Valley Railway suggested it would attract more tourists

Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)

Okanagan shows off in new collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)
The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pizza, bikes, love and diversity at Kelowna Pride event

The Bike March was a success that has folks excited for the upcoming week of Pride events in Kelowna

The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Photo- RDOS Facebook)

Expect a home visit from wildfire mitigation experts in the South Okanagan

Homeowners need to be ‘more vigilant in protecting their properties,’ says the RDOS

(Photo- RDOS Facebook)
The white building in the centre of this photograph was a slaughter house operated by Laurie Woodworth (1877-1916). He supplied meat to the railway camps when the Kettle Valley Railway was being built. To the right of the building is the Woodworth Gulch, used to drive cattle. The entrance to the gulch can be found at the base of Milne Road, close to Giants Head Road.
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had a slaughterhouse on side of mountain

Site was first used as a skating rink, then converted to a slaughterhouse

The white building in the centre of this photograph was a slaughter house operated by Laurie Woodworth (1877-1916). He supplied meat to the railway camps when the Kettle Valley Railway was being built. To the right of the building is the Woodworth Gulch, used to drive cattle. The entrance to the gulch can be found at the base of Milne Road, close to Giants Head Road.
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Okanagan Nature Nut narrows in on bats

Bat season returns with a purpose

Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Sandy the cat

AlleyCats adoption: Save a senior

Sandy and Clogdha are both looking for forever homes

  • Jun 8, 2022
Sandy the cat
Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)
Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)