Okanagan

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)

Okanagan Regional Library challenges young readers

Pair of contests online aimed at kids aged up to 18

 

Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus. (submitted)

Healthcare program offers way for Okanagan College student to connect with ailing mother

Susan Kyle has already launched her own business after finishing courses at Salmon Arm campus

 

“If we don’t practice our rights, we lose our rights,” says Syilx hunter confronted by B.C. conservation officers while hunting in his territories. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna

Okanagan chief calls for change after clashes with B.C. conservation officer

‘They are jeopardizing our lives,’ Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis

 

Big White Village on Dec. 16.

Big White employees fired as resort officials curb COVID-19 cluster

A COVID-19 task force is working to contain the cluster

Big White Village on Dec. 16.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle in West Kelowna

The man is facing a number of potential charges, according to West Kelowna RCMP

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)

Kyle Lawrence talks style and inspiration

A partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine

  • Nov 25, 2020
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)
Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)

First Nations reconciliation personified at Okanagan College

President Jim Hamilton’s foresight has opened post-secondary education doors for Okanagan College’s Indigenous students

Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)
Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)

Okanagan students power through deadlines together online

Long Night Against Procrastination has helped countless students kick procrastination

Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)

Okanagan College student hits the books after writing a book

Mare McHale published a book in January of this year about her family’s journey over the last five years

  • Nov 17, 2020
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)
Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

The fight between two men happened on the evening of Sept. 6

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna
An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Recovery mission on Okanagan Lake for swimmer presumed drowned

West Kelowna RCMP are searching for the body of a man off Tug Boat Beach

An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate drowning in Penticton

Incident occurred on afternoon of Aug. 11, 2020

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Missy MacKintosh, founder of MisMacK Cosmetics based in Salmon Arm, created a lipstick colour to honour her grandma Patty Mae MacKintosh. Five dollars from each Patty Mae lipstick will go to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, which serves the Okanagan Valley. (Photo contributed)

Cosmetics line founder creates lipstick to honour grandma, help community

MisMacK Clean Cosmetics to donate to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Missy MacKintosh, founder of MisMacK Cosmetics based in Salmon Arm, created a lipstick colour to honour her grandma Patty Mae MacKintosh. Five dollars from each Patty Mae lipstick will go to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, which serves the Okanagan Valley. (Photo contributed)
Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Big White Ski Resort welcomes summer, with an eye to the snow to come

  • Jun 29, 2020
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)

Okanagan society uses video to raise awareness about invasive mussels

Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society cites need to protect our local lakes

  • Jun 14, 2020
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car

Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car

“We cannot afford to replace that gate,” the farm stated in a post

Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Playgrounds to reopen across the Okanagan on June 1

After nearly two months closure, playgrounds are set to reopen

Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)

Ruling change scuttles Okanagan-Shuswap grad plans

Number of secondary schools had planned to use Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In venue for ceremonies

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)