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  • Mar 18, 2017
H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers not only spread support, but thanks to donations they offer makeup, jewelry and clothing to sex trade workers in Vernon and Kelowna. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Warm clothing sought for Okanagan’s most vulnerable

Coat drive at People Place Sunday, Nov. 1 in Vernon and Nov. 7 in Kelowna

Just 15 volunteers like Tracey and Christine at the Westside Salvation Army in West Kelowna, contribute 350 volunteer hours to the store each month. They are in desperate need of more hands. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

More hands needed at West Kelowna Salvation Army

The team is preparing for a demanding holiday season, as a result of the pandemic

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AlleyCats Okanagan: Pet of the week

Meet two lovely felines looking for their forever homes

  • Oct 29, 2020
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Central Okanagan Public Schools is making a bid to secure a total of $18 million in funding to provide new child care facilities at six Kelowna and West Kelowna public school sites. (Contributed)

Seeking to expand Kelowna, West Kelowna child care resources

Central Okanagan Public Schools to apply for $18 million in provincial funding to build new child care facilities at six school sites

Central Okanagan Public Schools is making a bid to secure a total of $18 million in funding to provide new child care facilities at six Kelowna and West Kelowna public school sites. (Contributed)
Eric Termuende and the Emily Dahl Foundation are presenting a virtual ‘fireside conversation’ on modern happiness from the stage of the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon Nov. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. (YouTube)

Mental health advocate joins happiness chat in North Okanagan

Versed public speaker teams up with Emily Dahl Foundation to equip virtual guests with tools to live a happier life

Eric Termuende and the Emily Dahl Foundation are presenting a virtual ‘fireside conversation’ on modern happiness from the stage of the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon Nov. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. (YouTube)
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The Kelowna Capital News team plants a tree for Earth Day
Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country
Snow blankets Kelowna
Caught in camera: Bear hangs out in tree in Trail
Lily Rose, a six-year-old Labradoodle from Vernon, has been selected from more than 60,000 entries to star in Bosley’s 2021 fundraising calendar. (Contributed)

Highly photogenic Vernon Labradoodle to grace Canada-wide calendar

Six-year-old Lily Rose was chosen from more than 60,000 entries for the Bosley’s 2021 fundraising calendar

Lily Rose, a six-year-old Labradoodle from Vernon, has been selected from more than 60,000 entries to star in Bosley’s 2021 fundraising calendar. (Contributed)
A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)

Summerland woman raising money for backpack program

Backpacks will be distributed to those being released from correctional facilities

A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)
October is Foster Parent Appreciation month. (stock image)

North Okanagan foster families applauded

October is Foster Parent Appreciation Month

October is Foster Parent Appreciation month. (stock image)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Save On Food managers from five Okanagan stores donate $8,000 to JoeAnna's House, a home that provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at Kelowna General Hospital.
Also pictured: manager Darlene Haslock and marketing manager Cindy Allen Papa of JoeAnna’s House.

Grocery chain donates $8,000 to JoeAnna’s House

Save On Foods presented a cheque to JoeAnna’s House on Oct. 27

  • Oct 27, 2020
Save On Food managers from five Okanagan stores donate $8,000 to JoeAnna's House, a home that provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at Kelowna General Hospital.
Also pictured: manager Darlene Haslock and marketing manager Cindy Allen Papa of JoeAnna’s House.
John Price, 79, next to a 1,000 pound pumpkin at Swan Lake Nurseryland. (Contributed)

Neighbours help North Okanagan senior stay active

‘It takes a community that cares to help this happen and I would hope that more people would get involved with helping seniors have this quality of life’

John Price, 79, next to a 1,000 pound pumpkin at Swan Lake Nurseryland. (Contributed)
Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)

1,000 lb pumpkin tips North Okanagan scale

Spallumcheen’s Lloyd and Erma Main finish one-two with a pair of gourds totalling almost a ton

Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)
Conservation officer Graydon Bruce said there is no risk to public safety. Bruce said bobcats, rather than lynx, are more common to the west side of the North Shore. (Neil Miller-Facebook)

VIDEO: Bobcat causes stir in Kamloops neighbourhood

People advised to keep pets on leashes and give the animal plenty of space

  • Oct 27, 2020
Conservation officer Graydon Bruce said there is no risk to public safety. Bruce said bobcats, rather than lynx, are more common to the west side of the North Shore. (Neil Miller-Facebook)
Zippy, a five-year-old toy fox/rat terrier, needs immediate surgery to have his teeth removed. (Submitted photo)
Zippy, a five-year-old toy fox/rat terrier, needs immediate surgery to have his teeth removed. (Submitted photo)
The Mamas for Mamas 2019 Gala featured a Great Gatsby era theme. (Contributed)

Mamas for Mamas gala goes virtual amid COVID-19

The new platform encourages participants to “host your own bubble”

The Mamas for Mamas 2019 Gala featured a Great Gatsby era theme. (Contributed)
This historic photo is a portrait of Cliff Renfrew, Tony Pooley and Lowell Dunsmore with a Gypsy Moth aircraft.
The photo was taken in 1935, from the Rutland airstrip.
Titled Tony Pooley pilot, the photo was donated to the Okanagan Archive Trust Society by Monty Demara.
The Kelowna International Airport’s official history took off in 1946 when Kelowna residents voted 466 to 460 in favour of purchasing the 320-acre Dickson Ranch in Ellison for $20,000.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Tony Pooley pilot, circa 1935

  • Oct 29, 2020
This historic photo is a portrait of Cliff Renfrew, Tony Pooley and Lowell Dunsmore with a Gypsy Moth aircraft.
The photo was taken in 1935, from the Rutland airstrip.
Titled Tony Pooley pilot, the photo was donated to the Okanagan Archive Trust Society by Monty Demara.
The Kelowna International Airport’s official history took off in 1946 when Kelowna residents voted 466 to 460 in favour of purchasing the 320-acre Dickson Ranch in Ellison for $20,000.
Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya, 7, and Sofi, who is almost 1, enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel Thursday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Lindsay Chung photo)

Annual Halloween Treat Trail cancelled due to COVID-19

This year would have been the 15th edition of the event held at Mission Park Shopping Centre

Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya, 7, and Sofi, who is almost 1, enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel Thursday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Game Cave’s owner, Trevor Sparreboom, is a self-described “hardcore video game collector.” (Jesse Day - Western News)

Gamers flock to new retro video game shop in Penticton

‘It’s like candy land for gamers,’ said one loyal customer

Game Cave’s owner, Trevor Sparreboom, is a self-described “hardcore video game collector.” (Jesse Day - Western News)
Cole Collingwood casts his mock ballot at Vernon’s Mission Hill Elementary School ahead of the provincial election Oct. 24, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan students cast mock election ballots

At Mission Hill Elementary, the election is a chance to learn about the democratic process

Cole Collingwood casts his mock ballot at Vernon’s Mission Hill Elementary School ahead of the provincial election Oct. 24, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)