Aaron Hemens

A man wears a mask while walking down Canyon Street in Creston on Nov. 13. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston woman living with COVID-19 reflects on experience

Contracting and living with the virus, she said, has led to a “major reset” in her life

A man wears a mask while walking down Canyon Street in Creston on Nov. 13. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Saving the inner child: B.C. elder reflects on time in Kootenay residential school

“By the time I left the residential school, I didn’t like myself. To me, it was like I was one of God’s worst creations.”

Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna man sentenced to four months in prison for committing indecent act offence

Joseph Perkins pleaded guilty to masturbating at the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Gordon Drive in January

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Image: Aaron Hemens

Kelowna police search for suspect who allegedly robbed Royal Bank with a gun

The bank will be closed for the rest of the day

Image: Aaron Hemens
FILE - This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

Round two of mosquito control program in Central Okanagan begins August

The Regional District Mosquito Control Program to treat around 11,000 roadside catch basins

FILE - This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
Rylee James Blacklock is 33-years-old from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna man missing since July 20 located

Friends and family of Rylee James Blacklock reached out to authorities last week

Rylee James Blacklock is 33-years-old from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Do-it-yourself Kelowna paint program moves sessions outdoors

Do-it-yourself Kelowna paint program moves sessions outdoors

Monet Meets Merlot has been hosting outdoor sessions that come with paint kits and surfboards

Do-it-yourself Kelowna paint program moves sessions outdoors
A group of concerned and frustrated West Kelowna residents have launched a petition that asks that the city keep short term rentals illegal. File photo

West Kelowna residents launch petition to keep short term rentals illegal

City councillor Rick de Jong said he receives multiple emails a week from concerned residents

A group of concerned and frustrated West Kelowna residents have launched a petition that asks that the city keep short term rentals illegal. File photo
Members of Kelowna’s United Way pose with the four participating wineries. Photo courtesy of Kelowna United Way                                Members of Kelowna’s United Way pose with the four participating wineries. (Kelowna United Way photos)

Okanagan wineries donate $10,000 to United Way’s COVID-19 relief fund

A three-month-long promotion at local liquor stores saw $1 from every wine purchase going towards the program

Members of Kelowna’s United Way pose with the four participating wineries. Photo courtesy of Kelowna United Way                                Members of Kelowna’s United Way pose with the four participating wineries. (Kelowna United Way photos)
The City of Kelowna announced on July 27 that the city’s transit system will be operating at a spring level of service starting Sept. 6 until the end of December. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

City of Kelowna announces reduced transit service for the fall

The city’s transit system will be operating at a spring level of service starting Sept. 6

The City of Kelowna announced on July 27 that the city’s transit system will be operating at a spring level of service starting Sept. 6 until the end of December. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
After three rescues in three days, the Penticton Fire Department has issued a safety guideline for any members of the public who plan on floating along on the Penticton River channel. File photo

Following series of rescues on Penticton channel, fire crews issues safety guidelines

The Penticton Fire Department had three rescues in three days

After three rescues in three days, the Penticton Fire Department has issued a safety guideline for any members of the public who plan on floating along on the Penticton River channel. File photo
Once-a-week water restrictions in southeast Kelowna and Crawford are having a positive impact on the expansion of the city utility’s water system into the area. File Photo

Water restrictions in Southeast Kelowna, Crawford having positive impact on city utility

Affected residents were assigned a weekly watering day late last week

Once-a-week water restrictions in southeast Kelowna and Crawford are having a positive impact on the expansion of the city utility’s water system into the area. File Photo
The Kamloops Fire Centre has issued bans on category two and category three open fires, effective from July 29 to Oct. 15. Source: pixabay

Kamloops Fire Centre bans category 2, 3 open fires

Additional bans have been placed on fireworks, sky lanterns

The Kamloops Fire Centre has issued bans on category two and category three open fires, effective from July 29 to Oct. 15. Source: pixabay
Kelowna resident Kane Blake (right) received a $2,000 cheque from Big White Ski Resort after using hidden cameras to help to catch people illegally dumping garbage on the resort’s property. Source: Facebook screenshot

Okanagan charity receives money from Big White to catch illegal dumpers

Okanagan Forest Task Force uses hidden cameras to catch people illegally dumping

Kelowna resident Kane Blake (right) received a $2,000 cheque from Big White Ski Resort after using hidden cameras to help to catch people illegally dumping garbage on the resort’s property. Source: Facebook screenshot
A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA launches ‘No Hot Pet’ campaign to keep animals safe

The BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls each year to rescue animals left inside hot vehicles

A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton’s very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.

Top local breweries to visit on the B.C. Ale Trail

Abbotsford, Victoria, Penticton, Kimberley and Port Alberni all topped the list

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton’s very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.
Kelowna native Toni Lyons will be starring in an online theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” novel, which is set to make its worldwide premiere on July 24. Source: pixabay.

Kelowna actor to star in online theatrical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Toni Lyons will play Lady De Burgh in the online take of the 1813 Victorian classic

Kelowna native Toni Lyons will be starring in an online theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” novel, which is set to make its worldwide premiere on July 24. Source: pixabay.
The Kelowna Fire Department is asking residents to trim their yards, hedges and any overgrown shrubbery to prevent fires from igniting. Source: pixabay

Kelowna Fire Department asks residents to trim yards to prevent fires

The department also reminded residents that open burning is prohibited on public, private property

The Kelowna Fire Department is asking residents to trim their yards, hedges and any overgrown shrubbery to prevent fires from igniting. Source: pixabay
The Easter Seals B.C.-Yukon charity organization will be hosting a virtual “Great B.C. Camp Out” on Aug. 1 to boost the spirits of youth and families who are missing out on camping this summer due to COVID-19. Source: pixabay.

Easter Seals charity organization hosting virtual camp-out for BC residents

The virtual “Great B.C. Camp Out” on Aug. 1 is targeted for families who are missing out on camping

The Easter Seals B.C.-Yukon charity organization will be hosting a virtual “Great B.C. Camp Out” on Aug. 1 to boost the spirits of youth and families who are missing out on camping this summer due to COVID-19. Source: pixabay.
Princess Ball musical returning to Kelowna with six performances in August

Princess Ball musical returning to Kelowna with six performances in August

The musical, which made its premiere last year, welcomes two new princesses to the cast.

Princess Ball musical returning to Kelowna with six performances in August