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The Coldest Night of the Year Salmon Arm virtual walk Saturday, Feb. 20, drew 237 walkers, 46 teams and raised more than $60,000. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Shuswap Coldest Night of Year event raises $60,000-plus

46 teams, 237 walkers take part in virtual event Saturday, Feb. 20; more walking Sunday, Feb. 21

 

Brita Colero was skiing at SilverStar Resort near Vernon Jan. 9 when an accident left her a paraplegic. The community has rallied behind the Lake Country woman, raising more than $211,000 toward expenses. (GoFundMe)

Community response to injured Okanagan woman overwhelming

More than $211K raised for Lake Country’s Brita Colero, severely injured in skiing accident Jan. 9

 

Grant funding provided by the Co-op gas station chain is available for non-profits starting on Feb. 1. (File Photo)

Co-op community grants open on Feb. 1

In 2019, a grant from the gas station chain funded a project at Salmon Arm West Elementary.

 

Michael Esau and other firefighter wait at the start line of the 2020 Climb the Wall fundraiser benefitting the B.C. Lung Association. (Karen Esau photo)

What’s the good news, 2020? Shuswap firefighter ascends high rise for fundraiser

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Michael Esau and other firefighter wait at the start line of the 2020 Climb the Wall fundraiser benefitting the B.C. Lung Association. (Karen Esau photo)
Firefighter Ken Davidson hands off a suitably masked teddy bear the Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino during the department’s annual toy drive on Sunday Dec. 13. (Sicamous Fire Department/Facebook)

Community delivers during Sicamous Fire Department toy drive

Fire chief says despite delay, drive one of the most successful yet

Firefighter Ken Davidson hands off a suitably masked teddy bear the Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino during the department’s annual toy drive on Sunday Dec. 13. (Sicamous Fire Department/Facebook)
Members of the Swansea Point Fire Department will be out with their trucks collecting food items on December 13. (CSRD photo)

Rural Shuswap fire departments gearing up for food banks

Food drives are planned in Silver Creek, White Lake and other communities

Members of the Swansea Point Fire Department will be out with their trucks collecting food items on December 13. (CSRD photo)
The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)

Fire department toy drives proceeding in Sicamous and surrounding area

A plan is in place to maintain physical distancing while collecting donations.

The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
The Salmon Arm Fire Department is putting on a toy drive this year. Donations can be dropped off at the fire halls on Dec. 5. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fire Department organizing toy drive for less fortunate families

Firefighters will be collecting donations of gifts for SAFE Society, Shuswap Family Centre

The Salmon Arm Fire Department is putting on a toy drive this year. Donations can be dropped off at the fire halls on Dec. 5. (File photo)
Paul Ross is still hoping the community of Canoe will cram his canoe with donations for the food bank as they have in previous years. (Paul Ross/Facebook)

Shuswap community plans to fill canoe for food bank despite lack of holiday train party

Paul Ross has been putting out his canoe to serve as a donation bin for the past six years.

Paul Ross is still hoping the community of Canoe will cram his canoe with donations for the food bank as they have in previous years. (Paul Ross/Facebook)
An ornament made by late member of Horsey Ladies Okanagan Lorna Bissell represents the organization, which has had to postpone its popular charity auction in 2020 due to COVID. However, the group is still raising funds and hopes the public will be part of their new idea. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan charity auction gallops to different beat

Horsey Ladies Okanagan’s popular charity auction shelved by COVID but hit on new fundraiser idea

An ornament made by late member of Horsey Ladies Okanagan Lorna Bissell represents the organization, which has had to postpone its popular charity auction in 2020 due to COVID. However, the group is still raising funds and hopes the public will be part of their new idea. (Photo submitted)
SASCU reduces waste and helps out Shuswap Hospital Foundation

SASCU reduces waste and helps out Shuswap Hospital Foundation

A credit union campaign will keep paper out of landfills while helping the hospital.

SASCU reduces waste and helps out Shuswap Hospital Foundation
Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)

Cops For Kids ride wraps in Okanagan

No pomp, no circumstance for end of milestone 20th anniversary fundraising bicycle trip

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)
Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)

Fuel Good Day supports North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

The Armstrong Regional Co-op hosts its annual Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15

Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and staff have helped invest more than $1.3 million in 90+charities in the region to support people affected by the coronavirus. (United Way SIBC photo)

United Way supports Okanagan charities

United Way Southern Interior BC invests more than $1 million with 90+ regional groups

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and staff have helped invest more than $1.3 million in 90+charities in the region to support people affected by the coronavirus. (United Way SIBC photo)
Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity said its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

(The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)