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Ed Koski has been a Royal Canadian Legion member for 42 years, a past Revelstoke branch president. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Remembering the reservists

Revelstoke was once home to the Rocky Mountain Rangers

Ed Koski has been a Royal Canadian Legion member for 42 years, a past Revelstoke branch president. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
The Field of Honour Cenotaph at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery hosted the annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony, which sees Vernon school students place poppies at the gravesites of veterans. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon students salute deceased veterans with poppies

The No Stone Left Alone ceremony has become a November tradition in Vernon

The Field of Honour Cenotaph at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery hosted the annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony, which sees Vernon school students place poppies at the gravesites of veterans. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Veterans served respect by Vernon restaurant

Free soup and sandwich on Remembrance Day for Canadian Armed Forces and veterans

World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland was installed in the 1980s. The iconic landmark was set up when Summerland had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Historic Summerland clock tower was part of community theme

Summerland once had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown

The clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland was installed in the 1980s. The iconic landmark was set up when Summerland had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The Forever Home Sanctuary is benefitting from an online fundraiser thanks to the Horsey Ladies Okanagan. (Angie Loakimidou photo)

Okanagan fundraiser helps build animal sanctuary

New Forever Home Sanctuary in Lavington recipient of online prize draw

The Forever Home Sanctuary is benefitting from an online fundraiser thanks to the Horsey Ladies Okanagan. (Angie Loakimidou photo)
A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Fundraisers launched for two men displaced by Kelowna house fire

Nathan Noble and Nicholas Pichler were two of the four displaced by the fire

A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
In past years, candles were placed on the graves of Summerland’s deceased veterans on VE Day in spring. This year, candles will be placed on the graves on Nov. 10 to 11. (Summerland Review file photo)

Candles will be placed on graves of Summerland veterans

Legion will have candles at graves at four Summerland cemeteries

In past years, candles were placed on the graves of Summerland’s deceased veterans on VE Day in spring. This year, candles will be placed on the graves on Nov. 10 to 11. (Summerland Review file photo)
Dogs are now allowed during winter months in Kaloya and Kopje Parks in Lake Country. (Shelley Anderson Griffiths photo)

Lake Country lets the dogs out at 2 parks

Off-leash dogs allowed at Kopje, on-leash at Kaloya

Dogs are now allowed during winter months in Kaloya and Kopje Parks in Lake Country. (Shelley Anderson Griffiths photo)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
95-year-old Rev. Dick Fletcher, a WWII veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy, lays down a wreath at the cross of the Unknown Soldier during the Field of Crosses Remembrance Day tribute’s opening ceremony at Kelowna’s City Park on Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Field of Crosses returns at Kelowna’s City Park

227 white crosses have been installed to honour the lives of Kelowna Canadian Armed Forces personnel

95-year-old Rev. Dick Fletcher, a WWII veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy, lays down a wreath at the cross of the Unknown Soldier during the Field of Crosses Remembrance Day tribute’s opening ceremony at Kelowna’s City Park on Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $56K for YMCA Okanagan

Proceeds from the campaign will fund the YMCA Okanagan’s child care programs

Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)
Emma Scholefield, left, and Thea Scholefield show a banner of their great, great uncle, Charles Edward Russel Hall. He is one of Summerland’s fallen soldiers from the First World War. (Contributed)

Banners recognize Summerland’s fallen soldiers

Two names of fallen soldiers from First World War added to community’s banners

  • Nov 2, 2021
Emma Scholefield, left, and Thea Scholefield show a banner of their great, great uncle, Charles Edward Russel Hall. He is one of Summerland’s fallen soldiers from the First World War. (Contributed)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)

Mexico-raised Salmon Arm resident speaks of keeping those who have died close

Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers people who have passed away

Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)
The Okanagan Military Tattoo writes that most of today’s Halloween traditions have their roots in ancient Scotland. (Contributed)

Halloween’s traditions come from Scotland

The Okanagan Military Tattoo provides a brief history, complete with excerpt from Robbie Burns poem

The Okanagan Military Tattoo writes that most of today’s Halloween traditions have their roots in ancient Scotland. (Contributed)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Grants give Okanagan arts students a lift in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary

Bursaries brought back despite fewer patrons due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)
In a display of appreciation for health care workers, nearly 180 artists from across the Okanagan produced a total of 407 small paintings for staff at Kelowna General Hospital. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Hundreds of paintings created for Kelowna General Hospital staff

‘We hope that all of these paintings bring them some hope, some joy and some sunshine in their life’

In a display of appreciation for health care workers, nearly 180 artists from across the Okanagan produced a total of 407 small paintings for staff at Kelowna General Hospital. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Major Hutton home on Reynolds Avenue is one of Summerland’s heritage homes. However, unlike other old homes in the community, this one is believed to have a ghost. (Contributed)

Ghost sightings abound at Summerland heritage home

Sightings reported of elderly man and white dog at Major Hutton home

  • Oct 27, 2021
The Major Hutton home on Reynolds Avenue is one of Summerland’s heritage homes. However, unlike other old homes in the community, this one is believed to have a ghost. (Contributed)
Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)

Summerland winery donates Halloween wine tasting sales to BGC Okanagan

Happy Hello Wine held at Backdoor Winery until Oct. 31

Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)