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Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)

West Kelowna vet, Okanagan Humane Society join forces to save cat

A recent college graduate was in desperate need of help when her cat broke its femur

Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Buddhist monks and nuns from across Canada and the U.S. gathered in Kelowna for the grand opening of the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre on Sept. 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Hundreds gathered for grand opening at Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre in Kelowna

The event included celebrations for Parents Day

  • Sep 4, 2022
Buddhist monks and nuns from across Canada and the U.S. gathered in Kelowna for the grand opening of the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre on Sept. 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Librarian Tal Wieczorek is the new co-ordinator of Reading Buddies and will be leading the Chilliwack Library's new Man in the Moon story time for male caregivers and their children. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Okanagan libraries help new residents settle in

Champion Program gives immigrants access to resources

Librarian Tal Wieczorek is the new co-ordinator of Reading Buddies and will be leading the Chilliwack Library's new Man in the Moon story time for male caregivers and their children. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Sergeant Sanjesh Lal (left) and Kelowna RCMP Office in Charge Superintendent Kara Triance pose with Gary Trudell after presenting him with a certificate to recognize and thank him for his work as an auxiliary member with the Jasper Detachment from 1972 to 1983 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Lake Country man honoured 39 years after retiring from the RCMP

Gary Trudell was an auxiliary member from 1973-1983

  • Sep 1, 2022
Sergeant Sanjesh Lal (left) and Kelowna RCMP Office in Charge Superintendent Kara Triance pose with Gary Trudell after presenting him with a certificate to recognize and thank him for his work as an auxiliary member with the Jasper Detachment from 1972 to 1983 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]

Kelowna mother-daughter duo marching for multiple myeloma research

The Multiple Myeloma March takes place Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna man’s clean face raises money for renal ward at hospital

Nori Wentworth raised more than $6,000 for the renal ward

  • Aug 29, 2022
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A grandmother-daughter duo teamed up Saturday morning, Aug. 26, for the return of Ironkids on Lakeshore Shore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

A family affair: Young triathletes shine in Penticton ahead of Ironman Canada

Ironman Canada kicks off Sunday morning at Okanagan Lake in Penticton

A grandmother-daughter duo teamed up Saturday morning, Aug. 26, for the return of Ironkids on Lakeshore Shore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “being held.”

Emergency Support Services in Penticton see busy summer

The team clocked in just under 900 hours for the Keremeos Creek Wildfire

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “being held.”
(Submitted photo)

WorkBC helps Okanagan amputee on long road to self-employment

Sylvan Baril looking for indoor space to put his woodworking talents to use

(Submitted photo)
Glenys Clark celebrated her 100th birthday at Angus Place on Aug. 24. Clark has been involved in the community since moving to Summerland in 1948. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

‘Good genes’: Summerland centenarian celebrates another trip around the sun

Glenys Clark has been involved in service to the community since 1948

Glenys Clark celebrated her 100th birthday at Angus Place on Aug. 24. Clark has been involved in the community since moving to Summerland in 1948. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Three local Indigenous artists, from left to right Chila Louis, Shianna Allison and Sharifa Mardsen, are working on installing a diversity focused mural on the side of the Cawston Community Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Cawston Community Hall gets colourful with Indigenous inclusive mural

Three local artists have been working on the mural over the last week

Three local Indigenous artists, from left to right Chila Louis, Shianna Allison and Sharifa Mardsen, are working on installing a diversity focused mural on the side of the Cawston Community Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)

Vernon club pitches horseshoes provincials

The championships are taking place on Sept. 3 and 4 on Alexis Park Drive

Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/Facebook)

Friends, family rally in Tour de Cure to support Kelowna woman diagnosed with cancer

The event takes place in the Fraser Valley and Kelowna on August 27

The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/Facebook)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.

Rotary Club donation supports recovering Central Okanagan cardiac patients

A Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise was purchased for Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health

(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)