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Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)

Help a Kelowna elementary school get a new playground

The school is raising $50,000 for new equipment

Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)
Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)

Kelowna dog shelter launches raffle to fund vet bills

All funds will go towards dog care at Paws It Forward

Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
What a proud moment! Pictured left to right are George, Gordon, Louise, Robert, Art, and Sid Iwata. According to history buff Denis Marshall, the children were among thousands “removed” from the Coast at the onset of the Pacific War when residents of Japanese ancestry were deemed security threats. Their parents operated a berry farm on the old Suckling place on Merton Hill (Okanagan Ave.), but returned to Vancouver about 1950. This photograph was taken in 1942. Image courtesy Mike Nakagawa and the Denis Marshall Collection from the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: The Iwata children

What a proud moment! Pictured left to right are George, Gordon, Louise,…

  • Jul 5, 2021
What a proud moment! Pictured left to right are George, Gordon, Louise, Robert, Art, and Sid Iwata. According to history buff Denis Marshall, the children were among thousands “removed” from the Coast at the onset of the Pacific War when residents of Japanese ancestry were deemed security threats. Their parents operated a berry farm on the old Suckling place on Merton Hill (Okanagan Ave.), but returned to Vancouver about 1950. This photograph was taken in 1942. Image courtesy Mike Nakagawa and the Denis Marshall Collection from the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)

Kids turn 45 C into fundraising opportunity for South Okanagan Search and Rescue

Lily Traynor raised over $1,300 for Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue on June 30

Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)
The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)

Armstrong donates trailer full of supplies for victims of Lytton fire

Organizer driving it up to relief centre Friday morning

The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
Former Salmon Arm city councillor Ken Jamieson will be joining the city’s agricultural advisory committee. (File photo)

Former Salmon Arm councillor returns to his roots

City welcomes Ken Jamieson to agricultural advisory committee

Former Salmon Arm city councillor Ken Jamieson will be joining the city’s agricultural advisory committee. (File photo)
Who is going to win? A group of children playing tug of war in an orchard in the 1920s. Hopefully they stay clean. 
(Photo from the Ball collection provided courtesy the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum archives)

Shuswap history in pictures: Tug-of-war

Who is going to win? A group of children playing tug-a-war in…

  • Jun 30, 2021
Who is going to win? A group of children playing tug of war in an orchard in the 1920s. Hopefully they stay clean. 
(Photo from the Ball collection provided courtesy the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum archives)
Samson is one of the horses at Arion Therapeutic Farm. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Popular Kelowna therapy farm moves to Enderby

Arion Therapeutic Farm moved to another property after selling their Kelowna site

Samson is one of the horses at Arion Therapeutic Farm. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
A Kelowna resident enters Bernard Avenue through Ellis Street on June 29 as crews transform Bernard into a six-metre, pedestrian-friendly road closure that spans four blocks. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Transformation of Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue underway

The Meet Me on Bernard program is expected to be ready for Canada Day

A Kelowna resident enters Bernard Avenue through Ellis Street on June 29 as crews transform Bernard into a six-metre, pedestrian-friendly road closure that spans four blocks. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Central Okanagan School District)

VIDEO: West Kelowna, Japan students join voices in virtual choir

The students sang with their sister school in Japan, Haruhigaoka Junior High

(Central Okanagan School District)
Titled Eagle Valley School students on bicycles, this photo taken in 1946 includes Dorothy Sutherland, Mary Mair, Frances Mair, Velma Caswell, Amy Rauma, Bernice Graham (m. Hyam), Jack Blatchford, Jack Johnson, Peter Wicklund, Reid Finlayson, Ivan Graham and Leo Kingelin. Image from the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society Photograph Collection.

Sicamous history in pictures: Out for a ride

Eagle Valley School students with their bicycles

  • Jun 28, 2021
Titled Eagle Valley School students on bicycles, this photo taken in 1946 includes Dorothy Sutherland, Mary Mair, Frances Mair, Velma Caswell, Amy Rauma, Bernice Graham (m. Hyam), Jack Blatchford, Jack Johnson, Peter Wicklund, Reid Finlayson, Ivan Graham and Leo Kingelin. Image from the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society Photograph Collection.
The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)

Downtown Vernon security records 499 files in six weeks

Mobile security patrol on track to surpass last summer’s total count

The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)
(GoFundMe.com)
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Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)
Lucas Proulx, right, accompanies Rowan Bellows and Adley Christy through the spray loops during a hot afternoon at Blackburn Park on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Keeping cool in Salmon Arm

Hot weather in the forecast for the weekend

Lucas Proulx, right, accompanies Rowan Bellows and Adley Christy through the spray loops during a hot afternoon at Blackburn Park on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)