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This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue, looking towards Okanagan Lake, circa the 1920s. The Palace Hotel is featured on the right. According to the Facebook group Old Kelowna, where the photo was shared by Pat Royce, the hotel was built in 1905 by T.E. Crowell of Vernon and owned by John Milligan. The old Palace Hotel consisted of a large sitting room and office. The bedrooms were on the two upper floors, with only one bathroom on each floor. In 1928, a group of local citizens bought the hotel and moved it to the back of the lot, to become a kitchen. A new hotel was built in front and called the Royal Anne Hotel, after a popular variety of cherries grown in local orchards at the time.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Bernard Avenue circa 1920

  • Feb 18, 2021
This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue, looking towards Okanagan Lake, circa the 1920s. The Palace Hotel is featured on the right. According to the Facebook group Old Kelowna, where the photo was shared by Pat Royce, the hotel was built in 1905 by T.E. Crowell of Vernon and owned by John Milligan. The old Palace Hotel consisted of a large sitting room and office. The bedrooms were on the two upper floors, with only one bathroom on each floor. In 1928, a group of local citizens bought the hotel and moved it to the back of the lot, to become a kitchen. A new hotel was built in front and called the Royal Anne Hotel, after a popular variety of cherries grown in local orchards at the time.
Revelstoke’s Jennifer Bowden is aiming to be a new model for Inked Magazine. (Contributed)

Revelstoke mom vying to be next Inked magazine model

A winner for the global competition will be crowned March 11

Revelstoke’s Jennifer Bowden is aiming to be a new model for Inked Magazine. (Contributed)
Some of the 1,000 Valentine's cards that will be distributed to seniors before Valentine's Day. (Submitted)
Some of the 1,000 Valentine's cards that will be distributed to seniors before Valentine's Day. (Submitted)
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Holiday lights in West Kelowna
The Kelowna Capital News team plants a tree for Earth Day
Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country
Snow blankets Kelowna
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Theo’s will burn one bill. They will choose one lucky table and let you throw your bill into the fireplace. (Theo’s Facebook)

South Okanagan Greek restaurant wants to set your bill on fire

Theo’s is letting one couple throw their bill into the fireplace Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Theo’s will burn one bill. They will choose one lucky table and let you throw your bill into the fireplace. (Theo’s Facebook)
The increased use of cellphones by school students has raised concerns about potential exposure to brain cancer. (Contributed)

Radiation risk to Central Okanagan students presentation rejected

School trustees not open to hearing from Dr. Devra Davis with the Environmental Health Trust

The increased use of cellphones by school students has raised concerns about potential exposure to brain cancer. (Contributed)
This historic photo is of Cold Sands Beach in Kelowna’s City Park, circa 1912. 

In the background is a 12-foot wide raised wooden promenade that can be seen stretching down to the Regatta Pavilion and Grandstands. 

Cold Sands Beach, is now part of City Park near the Bernard Avenue entrance, and was named as such because of the shallow water that continued a fair way out into Okanagan Lake. 

Hot Sands Beach was on the other side of the grandstands and named for the blazing southwest sun that shone on that beach all day long. 

The photo was posted to the Old Kelowna Facebook group from the Kelowna Public Archives.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Cold Sands Beach in City Park, circa 1912

  • Feb 11, 2021
This historic photo is of Cold Sands Beach in Kelowna’s City Park, circa 1912. 

In the background is a 12-foot wide raised wooden promenade that can be seen stretching down to the Regatta Pavilion and Grandstands. 

Cold Sands Beach, is now part of City Park near the Bernard Avenue entrance, and was named as such because of the shallow water that continued a fair way out into Okanagan Lake. 

Hot Sands Beach was on the other side of the grandstands and named for the blazing southwest sun that shone on that beach all day long. 

The photo was posted to the Old Kelowna Facebook group from the Kelowna Public Archives.
Matthew Bennett from West Kelowna is currently in Calgary receiving treatment for his stage four lung cancer. (Melanie Bennett)

West Kelowna man battling stage 4 lung cancer asks for community support

Matthew Bennett is currently in Calgary receiving treatment

Matthew Bennett from West Kelowna is currently in Calgary receiving treatment for his stage four lung cancer. (Melanie Bennett)
Fred Chu on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s tennis court during his interning year in Montreal in 1940. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm man’s father broke barriers for future Chinese physicians

Memories of Lunar New Year evoke history of Gerry Chu’s family

Fred Chu on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s tennis court during his interning year in Montreal in 1940. (Contributed)
Jason Yadlowski has been on kidney dialysis for over a year, but was given a second chance at life last week when he received a transplant. His hospital parner is former Penticton Indian Band Chief Stewart Phillip who also received a new kidney the same week. (Contributed)

Two Pentictonites get kidney transplants three days apart

‘I’m going to live life to the fullest with my kids for my donor’s family too,’ says Jason Yadlowski

Jason Yadlowski has been on kidney dialysis for over a year, but was given a second chance at life last week when he received a transplant. His hospital parner is former Penticton Indian Band Chief Stewart Phillip who also received a new kidney the same week. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Rail Trail continues to be a popular trail for walkers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail popular among winter enthusiasts

Cyclists, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers all enjoying trail to improve COVID lethargy

The Okanagan Rail Trail continues to be a popular trail for walkers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society photo)
Lumby area resident Ramona Schwartz asked neighbours if they too spotted the trail of lights streaking through skies around 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Ramona Schwartz - Facebook)

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite lights Lumby’s skies

No, it’s not space invaders… it’s Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

Lumby area resident Ramona Schwartz asked neighbours if they too spotted the trail of lights streaking through skies around 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Ramona Schwartz - Facebook)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)

Okanagan man on the move in memory of mom

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz creates virtual fundraising run/walk Move4Mom to be held Mother’s Day

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)
H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers, Angie Ioakimidou (left) and Joan Brazier — one of H.O.P.E.’s very first volunteers — are looking for more volunteers to help serve compassion, warmth and treats to those on the streets. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers, Angie Ioakimidou (left) and Joan Brazier — one of H.O.P.E.’s very first volunteers — are looking for more volunteers to help serve compassion, warmth and treats to those on the streets. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Sue Simpson is thanking everyone who sent a Christmas card to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)

Kamloops mom taking stand against violence through fundraiser

Sue Simpson’s son Jessie was left with life-long injuries after a 2016 attack

Sue Simpson is thanking everyone who sent a Christmas card to her son, Jessie. (Sue Simpson)
Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

Summerland’s downtown once had wooden sidewalks

Present-day Main Street was once named Granville Road

Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
Charlie Hammerton, 101, in front of his car. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Charlie Hammerton, 101, in front of his car. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Denise Bray. BC Lotto.

Kelowna artist wins $100,000 on Keno draw

Denise Bray isn’t sure what she will do with the money

Denise Bray. BC Lotto.
Vernon area resident Rick Tverdochilb captured footage of ice climbers exploring a rock face near the roundabouts off Otter Lake Cross Road near Highway 97A. (Rick Tverdochilb - Facebook)

WATCH: Ice climbers scale rock wall off Vernon highway

Local shutterbug catches action at the unusual, yet popular, climbing spot on camera

Vernon area resident Rick Tverdochilb captured footage of ice climbers exploring a rock face near the roundabouts off Otter Lake Cross Road near Highway 97A. (Rick Tverdochilb - Facebook)
This historic photo of the opening day for Big White's Ridge double chair in 1971. 
According to Old Kelowna on Facebook, the chair was a welcomed addition to the mountain's three T-Bar lifts at the time. 
Cliff Serwa and Doug Mervyn opened the ski hill in 1963 with just one T-Bar.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Double chair opens at Big White in 1971

  • Feb 4, 2021
This historic photo of the opening day for Big White's Ridge double chair in 1971. 
According to Old Kelowna on Facebook, the chair was a welcomed addition to the mountain's three T-Bar lifts at the time. 
Cliff Serwa and Doug Mervyn opened the ski hill in 1963 with just one T-Bar.
Despite missed competitions and an overload of virtual tasks, Special Olympics BC athlete Kassidy Rutledge and mental health coach Kimberly Rutledge, are staying positive. They are pictured in their Kelowna living room, which has become both a gym and an office during the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna Special Olympics athlete, coach reflect on staying positive during uncertain times

The Rutledge sisters aim to inspire others to stay happy and healthy during uncertain times

Despite missed competitions and an overload of virtual tasks, Special Olympics BC athlete Kassidy Rutledge and mental health coach Kimberly Rutledge, are staying positive. They are pictured in their Kelowna living room, which has become both a gym and an office during the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)