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Charlotte is one of the resident pigs at Star's Piggly Wiggly's Sanctuary near Kelowna. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna-area pig sanctuary needs a new home

Star’s Piggly Wiggly’s Sanctuary is looking for properties in Vernon, Coldstream, and Enderby

Hillview Elementary students Emma Li and Mina Nadeau were awarded by the Premier’s office for winning the annual holiday card contest. (Karen Rogers photo)

North Okanagan students’ art featured on Premier’s cards

Hillview youth chosen for annual holiday card contest

This dog is going to the SPCA if its owner isn't found. (RDNO Dog Control photo)

Owners sought after dog ‘dumped’ near North Okanagan school

Pup is now either getting adopted or going to the SPCA

Someone doesn't mind the snow! Mike Bodner has a smile on his face in the winter of 1982. Bodner lived on Coronation Ave (7th St. SE). Mayor W.K Smith and council named the street to commemorate the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This image is from the John Coulton Collection and courtesy the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Enjoying the snow

Mike Bodner has a smile on his face in the winter of 1982

  • Jan 18, 2021
Someone doesn't mind the snow! Mike Bodner has a smile on his face in the winter of 1982. Bodner lived on Coronation Ave (7th St. SE). Mayor W.K Smith and council named the street to commemorate the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This image is from the John Coulton Collection and courtesy the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Benjamin Cashion, left, the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2021, is already taking to his older brother Liam. (Submitted)

Newcomers to Shuswap welcome Salmon Arm hospital’s first baby of 2021

The Cashion family’s newest son Benjamin was born on Jan. 8.

Benjamin Cashion, left, the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2021, is already taking to his older brother Liam. (Submitted)
(Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs need support for downtown youth centre

The organization is thanking the community for its continued support

(Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs)
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40 Kms for 40th Birthday
Shuswap Holiday Twinkle Trail Map
Switzmalph Child Care Centre
The Hilborn home on Logie Road in Summerland was built by the Nelson brothers, who also built the buildings at the Summerland Research Station. (Contributed)

Early Summerland researcher pioneered greenhouse use

Joseph Hilborn and his brother William advoacated greenhouse work in the early 1900s

  • Jan 13, 2021
The Hilborn home on Logie Road in Summerland was built by the Nelson brothers, who also built the buildings at the Summerland Research Station. (Contributed)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is putting on an online fundraiser to support their work around the region. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Shuswap Trail Alliance’s major fundraiser moves online

Silent auction, 50/50 draw and more will be available for most of February

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is putting on an online fundraiser to support their work around the region. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support a new CT scanner and a mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)

Fundraiser will help create new mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital

Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation also fundraising for new CT scanner

The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support a new CT scanner and a mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)
The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)

Okanagan outreach society in need of new home

Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach has been without a home base since June

The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)
Don Grabowecki documented downtown Salmon Arm during his career in the Camera Department at Ready’s Rexall. Grabowecki studied photography at the Vancouver School of Art and was also skilled darkroom technician. The subject is a clue to the location of the photograph. Valley Wagen was located on Palmer Street near Ross. Palmer Street was absorbed by the Trans-Canada Highway. Image courtesy the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Shuswap history in pictures: Valley Wagen

Don Grabowecki documented downtown Salmon Arm

  • Jan 12, 2021
Don Grabowecki documented downtown Salmon Arm during his career in the Camera Department at Ready’s Rexall. Grabowecki studied photography at the Vancouver School of Art and was also skilled darkroom technician. The subject is a clue to the location of the photograph. Valley Wagen was located on Palmer Street near Ross. Palmer Street was absorbed by the Trans-Canada Highway. Image courtesy the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum
Jesse Saretzky, on skis, glides across a rail during a snowy run at Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Skiing the Salmon Arm skatepark

Friends create speedy snow run at Blackburn Park recreation facility

Jesse Saretzky, on skis, glides across a rail during a snowy run at Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Fitness centres continue to look different this year due to COVID-19, even as people make resolutions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Fitness memberships increase in new year, but not by much due to COVID-19

Fitness centres continue to look different even as people make New Year’s resolutions

Fitness centres continue to look different this year due to COVID-19, even as people make resolutions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Alton Neid accepts the Governor General’s academic medal from Salmon Arm Secondary teachers Nicolas Didier and Heather Lawless on Thursday, Jan. 7. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary graduate wins Governor General’s medal

The award is given to the student with the highest grade average in their graduating year

Alton Neid accepts the Governor General’s academic medal from Salmon Arm Secondary teachers Nicolas Didier and Heather Lawless on Thursday, Jan. 7. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Wesley Kormos, left, is a Kelowna musician and DJ currently undergoing chemotherapy in Vancouver. (Wes Kormos - Facebook)

Okanagan family asks for support as local musician begins battle with cancer

Wesley Kormos, also known as Wes Please, is currently in Vancouver for treatment

Wesley Kormos, left, is a Kelowna musician and DJ currently undergoing chemotherapy in Vancouver. (Wes Kormos - Facebook)
Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)

Okanagan coder creates text messaging service for Rogers Pass backcountry

Will Zittlau’s daily SMS service informs people what areas are open during winter in GNP

Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)
KingFisher Boats donated Christmas hampers to local families in need, this year benefiting 11 families through the Archway Society for Domestic Peace including a Christmas Eve dinner and additional essentials for the house. (Contributed)

KingFisher casts Christmas cheer for Okanagan families

11 Vernon families benefitted through the Archway Society for Domestic Peace

KingFisher Boats donated Christmas hampers to local families in need, this year benefiting 11 families through the Archway Society for Domestic Peace including a Christmas Eve dinner and additional essentials for the house. (Contributed)
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
The Summerland cannonballs are a unique geological feature found in and around the community. (Contributed)

Cannonball rock formations unique to Summerland

Geologists are studying the round rocks found in the community

The Summerland cannonballs are a unique geological feature found in and around the community. (Contributed)