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On Friday, Sept. 24, Ranchero Elementary School students and staff will be opening a time capsule put together at the school in the year 2000. (Google maps photo)

Time travel: Shuswap elementary school students to crack open capsule from year 2000

School to host ceremony Sept. 24, those wishing to attend asked to register

On Friday, Sept. 24, Ranchero Elementary School students and staff will be opening a time capsule put together at the school in the year 2000. (Google maps photo)
A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Dozens attend grand opening of Westside location of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission thrift store

‘We’re so happy to be here, continuing to stretch out our hand and help people’

A customer shops at West Kelowna’s Gospel Mission location during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue looking for new building

‘An improved building and location will allow COSAR to better serve the community’

COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Cyclists depart from the parking lot of Kelowna’s Sandman Hotel on Sept. 10 for the first day of the 21st annual Cops for Kids fundraising campaign. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Self-harvest hazelnuts at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Nut Farm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, people will need to harvest the hazelnuts themselves

Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)
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Your friend may not be OK: Signs of suicide to watch for

Christie Tawari is the Crisis Line Community Engagement Facilitator at KCR Community Services

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Dan Glasscock, the traffic safety officer for School District 23 and the City of Kelowna, helps students and families cross Ziprick Road outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary schools during the first day of school on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

School zone awareness event hosted outside of Kelowna elementary school

‘We’re just trying to bring awareness that school’s starting and we need people to slow down’

Dan Glasscock, the traffic safety officer for School District 23 and the City of Kelowna, helps students and families cross Ziprick Road outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary schools during the first day of school on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
South Canoe Elementary School students Daila Harkness, Michael Visscher and Alan Nikmo are delighted with their class project in this photo thought to have been taken between 1997 and 2001. Image from the South Canoe school collection and courtesy the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Class project

South Canoe Elementary School students Daila Harkness, Michael Visscher and Alan Nikmo…

  • Sep 7, 2021
South Canoe Elementary School students Daila Harkness, Michael Visscher and Alan Nikmo are delighted with their class project in this photo thought to have been taken between 1997 and 2001. Image from the South Canoe school collection and courtesy the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
The history of dairy farming in the Okanagan-Shuswap has become more accessible with several historical dairy publications being put online by the BC Dairy Historical Society. (File photo)

History of dairy farming in Okanagan-Shuswap rounded up on internet

Past struggles, successes captured as historical publications go online

The history of dairy farming in the Okanagan-Shuswap has become more accessible with several historical dairy publications being put online by the BC Dairy Historical Society. (File photo)
Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm teacher performs for B.C. Culture Days, shares Secwépemc legends

This year’s event features a video series from rural B.C. communities

Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Herald siblings, Jessie, Buster and Art (stern section left) are about to take Ontario relative Harry Beatty for a spin on a summer’s day more than 80 years ago. (Image from the Robinson Family  and the Denis Marshall collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum)

Shuswap history in pictures: Touring the relatives

Herald siblings take Ontario relative for a spin on Shuswap Lake

  • Sep 3, 2021
Herald siblings, Jessie, Buster and Art (stern section left) are about to take Ontario relative Harry Beatty for a spin on a summer’s day more than 80 years ago. (Image from the Robinson Family  and the Denis Marshall collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum)
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Everyone is welcome to donate and/or come to the annual She Shoe Swaps fundraising event on Sept. 18, 2021. This photo dates bacl to the 2018 event. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)

She Shoe Swaps in Salmon Arm to once again generate fun and support

Annual event sells donated shoes, boots and bags to support SAFE Society programs

Everyone is welcome to donate and/or come to the annual She Shoe Swaps fundraising event on Sept. 18, 2021. This photo dates bacl to the 2018 event. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s annual Fuel Good Day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at its gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm. Ten cents from every litre of gasoline sold that day will go to selected North Okanagan-Shuswap charities and organizations. (ARC photo)

Cooperative helps fuel North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s annual Fuel Good Day is Sept. 21, and a dime from every litre of gas sold goes to selected organizations

The Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s annual Fuel Good Day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at its gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm. Ten cents from every litre of gasoline sold that day will go to selected North Okanagan-Shuswap charities and organizations. (ARC photo)
Meet Enchante.

AlleyCats: Be an adoption hero

Meet Enchante who is available for adoption in the Okanagan

  • Sep 1, 2021
Meet Enchante.
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United Way distributes car seats, baby care packages in Southern Interior

The organization distributed 215 car seats and 50 baby care packages in the Okanagan

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Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)

Parkinson’s group support keeps Vernon woman moving

Upcoming virtual Superwalk raising funds to find a cure

Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)
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Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

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