Aaron Hemens

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Peachland man on way to Victoria still missing after Hwy. 99 landslide

Brett Diederichs was traveling to his new Vancouver Island home with his mom and his partner

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Kelowna drag queens and Okanagan Drag Collective members Jenna Telz (left) and Ella Lamoureux at the goup’s inaugural show at Kelowna’s DunnEnzies Pizza Mission location on Nov. 20. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna drag queens launch Okanagan collective

The goal is to create more spaces and opportunities for queens to perform throughout the valley

Kelowna drag queens and Okanagan Drag Collective members Jenna Telz (left) and Ella Lamoureux at the goup’s inaugural show at Kelowna’s DunnEnzies Pizza Mission location on Nov. 20. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: A Youtuber chugged a 2 L bottle of soda in under 20 seconds

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

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Students at Central Programs and Services plant seedlings in growing trays at École KLO Middle School’s modular farm. (Contributed)

Kelowna schools collaborate to grow produce for local charities, families

‘They saw the natural disaster as an opportunity to support their local community’

Students at Central Programs and Services plant seedlings in growing trays at École KLO Middle School’s modular farm. (Contributed)
Evacuated Kelowna HomeSense employees stand outside of the store shortly after a compactor behind the building caught fire on Nov. 19, leading to light smoke spreading inside. (Photo: Mike Lennon)
Evacuated Kelowna HomeSense employees stand outside of the store shortly after a compactor behind the building caught fire on Nov. 19, leading to light smoke spreading inside. (Photo: Mike Lennon)
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Kelowna hosting vigil for international Transgender Day of Awareness

2021 has been the deadliest year for transgender people, with 46 violently killed

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Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines in the Okanagan-Shuswap during the week of Nov. 14

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)
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Morning Start: The world’s longest basketball game lasted 5 days

Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

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Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered at Stuart Park on June 12 to honour the Muslim family who was attacked in London, Ont., on June 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna mayor thanks volunteers, offers support for those impacted by B.C. storm

Mayor Colin Basran said that the city is in a position to help others

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered at Stuart Park on June 12 to honour the Muslim family who was attacked in London, Ont., on June 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Members of the Joe Rich Fire Rescue pose with donations from the 2020 food bank drive. (Contributed)

Annual Joe Rich Fire Rescue food drive returning in December

Last year’s event saw more than 748 kg of food donated to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank

Members of the Joe Rich Fire Rescue pose with donations from the 2020 food bank drive. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The oldest living dog is 21-years-old

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

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Former on-air personality sues Kelowna radio station

Suzanne Milne is suing the owners of CKLZ FM for fostering a toxic and misogynistic workplace environment

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Morning Start: The longest eyelash in the world is measured at 20.5 cm

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

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UPDATE: Areas of Kelowna still without power following storm

Much of the power has been restored, however

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Located at the Winfield Recreation Complex, Lake Country’s Multi-generational Activity Centre (MAC) facility was unveiled to the public on Nov. 12. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

New Lake Country multi-generational facility revealed

Located at the Winfield Recreation Complex, the centre offers intergenerational programming for youth and seniors

Located at the Winfield Recreation Complex, Lake Country’s Multi-generational Activity Centre (MAC) facility was unveiled to the public on Nov. 12. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating anti-vaxx disruption at Remembrance Day ceremony

Mayor Colin Basran called the incident ‘reprehensible’

Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Families, servicemen and dignitaries come together to honour those who served with the Canadian military during West Kelowna’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Royal LePage Place. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: West Kelowna hosts Remembrance Day ceremony

A cenotaph was placed in the middle of Royal LePage Place

Families, servicemen and dignitaries come together to honour those who served with the Canadian military during West Kelowna’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Royal LePage Place. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Kelowna’s Cottonwoods Care Home

The outbreak, the facility’s second, was first declared on Aug. 4

Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: More than 2,200 people helped form the largest human poppy

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

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Syilx veteran Patrick Paul holds up a photo of himself from his time in the military at his Westbank home on Nov. 3. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Syilx veteran reflects on military experience

Patrick Paul was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Syilx veteran Patrick Paul holds up a photo of himself from his time in the military at his Westbank home on Nov. 3. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)