Community Calendar

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  • Mar 18th, 2017

Throwing axes for the House of HOPE

This May, the House of HOPE will officially re-open, thanks to the dedication of volunteers

  • Apr 28th, 2017

New CT scanner for KGH

New $1.9 million diagnostic equipment acquired through the fundraising efforts of local hospital auxiliaries.

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Book sale supports library

The Friends of Library will be supporting Okanagan libraries by hosting a book sale this weekend

Expanding health care options

Nurse practitioners help fill MD shortage void

Local celebrates 105th birthday

Irene LaFrance turned 105 on April 13

Making kids dreams come true


Unleashed: Dogs and wine


Local videographer ventures to Ethiopia


A new look for the Observer


B.C. SPCA fundraising lottery deadline approaching

Fundraiser helps raise money for B.C. SPCA animals and programs

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Kelowna scout awarded

Kelowna Venturer Scout Nicolas Griffin was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Venturer Award

Kids go fish

The youth Go Fish program is starting April 30

Dreams for Kids Day

Papa John’s Dreams for Kids Day happens on April 26

Meet your farmer: Suncatcher Farms

Meet a local Kelowna farmer in our latest community feature

Culinary careers on display

More than a dozen employers were in attendance including restaurants, wineries, hotels and tourism organizations.

Are you the next Miss BC, Miss Teen BC or Mrs. BC?

Applications are now being accepted - find out more info here.

Taking a swing at world hunger

Charity golf event this weekend at Orchard Greens supports Canadian Foodgrains Bank

A rare sight

Penticton Western News reader Mark Lawrence caught a rare sighting of pelicans on Okanagan Lake

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

The Volunteer Appreciation BBQ will take place on Tuesday, April 25

Organ donor awareness

Greatest legacy one can give is to save another’s life.

Shannon Lake students give back

Five classes from Shannon Lake took part in CANsave, a financial literacy program developed by OC

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Focus College earns status from Scottish Qualifications Authority

College becomes Canada’s first Approved Centre through the Scottish Qualifications Authority

Okanagan short story winners announced

The winning author, Karen Hofmann of Kamloops, took first place for her short story The Island.