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  • Mar 18, 2017
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

Mount Law Sunday night (Aug. 15) (Ally Wyllie)

West Kelowna breathes easier, one year after Mount Law wildfire

Sparks spread through West Kelowna one year ago on Aug. 15, 2021

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
cherries

Kelowna companies the first in Canada to send cherries to Korea

Northern Cherries Inc. and Jealous Fruits Ltd. are packing up shipments this month

cherries
Rob Leinemann and Matt Grieve, owners of Kelowna’s newest brewery, Railside Brewing (Photo - @railsidebrewingkelowna/Instagram)
Rob Leinemann and Matt Grieve, owners of Kelowna’s newest brewery, Railside Brewing (Photo - @railsidebrewingkelowna/Instagram)
Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)

Treat yo’self at Dairy Queens across B.C.

August 11 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)
Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)
Artists, staff, and members of the Lake Country Art Gallery have submitted bad artwork for an upcoming fundraiser on Aug. 17 (contributed)

Van Gogh? More like Van No: Lake Country Art Gallery selling awful art

The horrible artwork has been submitted by favourite artists as well as gallery staff and members

Artists, staff, and members of the Lake Country Art Gallery have submitted bad artwork for an upcoming fundraiser on Aug. 17 (contributed)
2022 Artist in Residence, Patrick Lundeen

It will be a happy day when the gift truck arrives in Kelowna

Kelowna’s 2022 Artist in Residence to set up installation this fall

2022 Artist in Residence, Patrick Lundeen
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KCR: Volunteers impact locally and globally

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Aug 11, 2022
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This historic photo is of prime lakefront property of the past, which was much easier to obtain when the Lequime Warehouse was standing. The warehouse was built in 1904. Lequime’s Store was Kelowna’s first dressed-stone building and is its oldest surviving commercial building. 

If the warehouse still stood today it would be located near City Park.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley Wayne.” 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Lequime Warehouse

  • Aug 11, 2022
This historic photo is of prime lakefront property of the past, which was much easier to obtain when the Lequime Warehouse was standing. The warehouse was built in 1904. Lequime’s Store was Kelowna’s first dressed-stone building and is its oldest surviving commercial building. 

If the warehouse still stood today it would be located near City Park.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley Wayne.” 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
Walk for Her on Oct. 15. (Her International)

Help women of Nepal with a walk on Kelowna’s Mission Greenway

Her International is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 15

Walk for Her on Oct. 15. (Her International)
Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

United Way, partners buckle Okanagan kids into safety

Organization purchases $70,000 worth of new safety and booster seats for Okanagan children

Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
John Waite had several paintings on display and available for purchase at the 2022 Carr’s Landing Art Tour (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)
John Waite had several paintings on display and available for purchase at the 2022 Carr’s Landing Art Tour (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)
Ghostly Garlic products will still be available for purchase online (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)

Lake Country’s Ghostly Garlic is moving to Alberta this fall

Farmers Nick and Jenn plan to return to the district for the annual Garlic Festival

Ghostly Garlic products will still be available for purchase online (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)