Aaron Hemens

(Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

2021 busiest year for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

The group responded to its 86th task of the year, compared to 81 in 2020

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A child sits on a woman’s lap outside of the entrance of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Sept. 29 during the group’s ceremony that honoured the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society honours inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Day

Many wore orange shirts, a national symbol that honours victims of residential schools.

A child sits on a woman’s lap outside of the entrance of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Sept. 29 during the group’s ceremony that honoured the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
West Kelowna Warriors players pose with Westbank First Nation member and Spirit of the Lake owner and operator Tasha Swite. (Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors participate in smudging ceremony to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The ceremony was hosted by Tasha Swite, the owner and operator of Spirit of the Lake Native Boutique

West Kelowna Warriors players pose with Westbank First Nation member and Spirit of the Lake owner and operator Tasha Swite. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna agencies collaborate to tackle COVID-19 spike in homeless population

Outbreaks or exposures at shelters were not recorded on Interior Health’s list of public exposures

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
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Morning Start: The shortest cow ever stood 20 inches tall

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

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Morning Start: There existed a dinosaur with more than 500 teeth

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

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The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society’s Jonas Gairdner-Loe wears one of the hundreds of orange T-shirts made by the organization in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society sells 100s of orange T-shirts

The orange shirt has become a national symbol that honours victims of Canada’s residential school system

The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society’s Jonas Gairdner-Loe wears one of the hundreds of orange T-shirts made by the organization in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A motorcycle with a sticker honouring Penticton’s Rex Gill is parked outside of Kelowna’s Konquer Motorcycles for the third annual Rex Gill Memorial Ride and fundraiser event on Sept. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Over $2,600 raised at third annual Rex Gill memorial ride from Penticton to Kelowna

The ride began in Penticton, with bikers leaving for Kelowna at around 9:45 a.m.

A motorcycle with a sticker honouring Penticton’s Rex Gill is parked outside of Kelowna’s Konquer Motorcycles for the third annual Rex Gill Memorial Ride and fundraiser event on Sept. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Nearly 50 people rallied outside of Kelowna City Hall before marching down Bernard Avenue and delivering a letter demanding climate action to Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray’s office. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Nearly 50 people rally in Kelowna demanding climate action

Kelowna was just one of the hundreds of cities across the world to participate in the Global Climate Strike

Nearly 50 people rallied outside of Kelowna City Hall before marching down Bernard Avenue and delivering a letter demanding climate action to Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray’s office. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Kelowna man facing a number of charges after allegedly assaulting 2 people

35-year-old Brady Dolphin attacked two strangers before attempting to break into one of their homes

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Morning Start: The human calculator managed 36 additions in 15 seconds

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

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A makeshift memorial has been created at the site where the body of a woman was found on the side of Highway 33 near Nickel Road on Sept. 19. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Memorial created for Kelowna woman found dead near Highway 33

41-year-old Krystal Moyan was described as ‘strong and beautiful’

A makeshift memorial has been created at the site where the body of a woman was found on the side of Highway 33 near Nickel Road on Sept. 19. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases drop for 5th straight week

75 per cent of Central Okanagan residents are fully immunized against COVID-19

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A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)

UPDATE: Police response near UBC Okanagan caused by man allegedly wielding gun

The length of the closure is not yet known at this time

A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)
Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)

Body of missing Lake Country man found

58-year-old Jan Paleta was reported missing by his friends and family on Sept. 17

Jan Paleta has been missing since Sept. 17. (Lake Country RCMP)
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Morning Start: A 12-year-old became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

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Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson and RCMP deputy commissioner Dwayne McDonald sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sept. 20, an agreement that permits the enforcement of Westbank law on Westbank lands. (Contributed)

Westbank First Nation sign historic agreement with BC RCMP

The agreement permits the enforcement of Westbank law on Westbank lands

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson and RCMP deputy commissioner Dwayne McDonald sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sept. 20, an agreement that permits the enforcement of Westbank law on Westbank lands. (Contributed)
People gather around for the unveiling of Ursa, an abstract, ribbon-like sculpture of a bold outline of a grizzly bear, located outside of Kelowna’s One Water Street towers on Sept. 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Public art, top floor of Kelowna’s One Water Street tower revealed

Before showing off the top floor of the city’s tallest building, a sculpture outside of the towers was also unveiled

People gather around for the unveiling of Ursa, an abstract, ribbon-like sculpture of a bold outline of a grizzly bear, located outside of Kelowna’s One Water Street towers on Sept. 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: A high schooler broke the world paper-folding record

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

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Dave Shearer of Pinchin Ltd. rappels down the 18-story Landmark 6 building on Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21 for Easter Seals’ first-ever Okanagan Drop Zone fundraising event. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

60 people rappel down Kelowna high-rise for charity

The initiative was just one of four Drop Zone events hosted in the province in the last week

Dave Shearer of Pinchin Ltd. rappels down the 18-story Landmark 6 building on Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21 for Easter Seals’ first-ever Okanagan Drop Zone fundraising event. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)