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The Okanagan Dream Rally returned on July 30 in support of building JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds of cars arrive in Penticton for 2022 Okanagan Dream Rally

Rally cars left Kelowna at 10 a.m. and arrived in Penticton shortly after 11 a.m.

The Okanagan Dream Rally returned on July 30 in support of building JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
Volunteers with Shuswap Support to Ukrainians are raising funds and making arrangements to support residents of Ukraine, (clockwise from left) the Sviridovich, Balabak and Zasiekina families, when they come to the region through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

‘It’s all stuff we take for granted’: Shuswap residents step up for ‘newcomers’ arriving from Ukraine

Fundraising Ukrainian dinner planned for Salmon Arm legion in August

  • Jul 29, 2022
Volunteers with Shuswap Support to Ukrainians are raising funds and making arrangements to support residents of Ukraine, (clockwise from left) the Sviridovich, Balabak and Zasiekina families, when they come to the region through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
Volunteers needed to help with the Salute to the Sockeye Festival which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, 2022, a dominant year in the four-year cycle of the salmon. (File photo)

Salute the sockeye’s journey to and from the Shuswap by volunteering for festival

Three-week festival celebrating the salmon run’s dominant year begins Sept. 30

Volunteers needed to help with the Salute to the Sockeye Festival which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, 2022, a dominant year in the four-year cycle of the salmon. (File photo)
A representative of the Military Police Motorcycle National Relay accepts a cheque from Harley Belt, president of Salmon Arm’s Legion Branch 62, to go to a fund used to support children who are visually impaired. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Legion donates to support kids who are visually impaired

Military Police Motorcycle National Relay operates fund run by volunteers specifically for the cause

A representative of the Military Police Motorcycle National Relay accepts a cheque from Harley Belt, president of Salmon Arm’s Legion Branch 62, to go to a fund used to support children who are visually impaired. (Photo contributed)
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)

Snapshot: Time to rest

American wigeon ducklings in Salmon Arm Bay

  • Jul 27, 2022
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

  • Jul 26, 2022
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Shuswap Pride Society will be holding a meet-and-greet, celebratory picnic/barbecue at Marine Peace Park on Aug. 13, 2022. (File photo)

New Shuswap Pride Society to hold meet-and-greet picnic in Salmon Arm

City council OKs request from group whose goal is to celebrate, empower all people

The Shuswap Pride Society will be holding a meet-and-greet, celebratory picnic/barbecue at Marine Peace Park on Aug. 13, 2022. (File photo)
Vernon resident Marnie Lay gets her late dad’s Calgary Flames jersey signed by Theo Fleury Friday, July 22 during his Victor Walk tour spreading hope for victims of childhood sexual abuse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Calgary Flames’ Fleury spreads hope for sexual assault victims in Okanagan

Retired NHL player now dedicated to helping those struggling with traumatic pasts

Vernon resident Marnie Lay gets her late dad’s Calgary Flames jersey signed by Theo Fleury Friday, July 22 during his Victor Walk tour spreading hope for victims of childhood sexual abuse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Don and Dolly Abney. Dolly will be riding in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research after her husband’s diagnosis in 2021. (Submitted)

Riding for a cure: Penticton woman joins Tour de Cure for husband of 35 years

So far, Dolly Abney has raised over $6,400 through the Tour de Cure

Don and Dolly Abney. Dolly will be riding in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research after her husband’s diagnosis in 2021. (Submitted)
Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)

More than $175k donated to 20 charities across B.C.’s Interior

Valley First recently made a record-setting investment in the community

Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)
Henry Joseph played in the first official hockey game in 1875 in Montreal. He and Sir Edward Clouston were both active in the sport. Clouston went on to become a trustee for the Allan Cup (amateur hockey). Joseph was a central figure in developing many early sports. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

First hockey game was played in Summerland

First game was played in 1875 in Montreal

  • Jul 21, 2022
Henry Joseph played in the first official hockey game in 1875 in Montreal. He and Sir Edward Clouston were both active in the sport. Clouston went on to become a trustee for the Allan Cup (amateur hockey). Joseph was a central figure in developing many early sports. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The Mall at Piccadilly and the Shuswap Makerspace are bringing a Repair Cafe series to Salmon Arm. (Repair Café International)

Repair Cafe series planned for Salmon Arm

A global movement, cafes focus on fixing items, not sending them to the landfill

The Mall at Piccadilly and the Shuswap Makerspace are bringing a Repair Cafe series to Salmon Arm. (Repair Café International)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen pays tribute to the ‘kings of the saddle,’ the cowboy, with a three-day weekend filled with events and activities July 29-31. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen ranch

Historic O’Keefe Ranch hosting three-day Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival July 29-31

Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen pays tribute to the ‘kings of the saddle,’ the cowboy, with a three-day weekend filled with events and activities July 29-31. (Contributed)
Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)
Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)

Okanagan man collecting cans in support of building wheelchair-accessible trails

Bob Richards is on a mission to make Okanagan trails accessible for all

Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)