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Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who were awarded Rhodes Scholarships and will head to Oxford University in October 2022. (Contributed)

Med student from Okanagan named 2022 Rhodes scholar

Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who will head to Oxford University next October

Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who were awarded Rhodes Scholarships and will head to Oxford University in October 2022. (Contributed)
A screengrab of the Stuart Park skating rink on the morning of Nov. 30. (City of Kelowna)
A screengrab of the Stuart Park skating rink on the morning of Nov. 30. (City of Kelowna)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue is looking for a new base of operations within the Regional District of Central Okanagan. (File photo)

COSAR searching for a new home in Kelowna

Existing facility housing search and rescue service nearing end of its useful life

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue is looking for a new base of operations within the Regional District of Central Okanagan. (File photo)
A group of Lake Country residents designed and built a solar-powered star which will be lit up at the top of Spion Kop on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan residents light up with support for flood victims

People attending the Dec. 3 Lake Country event are asked to bring a non-perishable item for flood victims

A group of Lake Country residents designed and built a solar-powered star which will be lit up at the top of Spion Kop on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Vernon nurse Norma Hilsmann has received a $20,000 scholarship to aid her return to school to complete a doctorate degree. (Submitted photo)

Vernon nurse wins $20K scholarship to pursue doctorate

Norma Hilsmann is researching nurse recruitment and retention at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, among other projects

Vernon nurse Norma Hilsmann has received a $20,000 scholarship to aid her return to school to complete a doctorate degree. (Submitted photo)
Join the BC SPCA at drive-in Cash Donation event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues. Nov. 30.
Join the BC SPCA at drive-in Cash Donation event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues. Nov. 30.
A project of Chabad Okanagan, Rabbi Shmuly Hecht,

Kelowna lights up for the holiday season

Both the Rutland Winter Light up and the First Light of the Menorah with Chabad Okanagan were held on Sunday

A project of Chabad Okanagan, Rabbi Shmuly Hecht,
Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country firefighters to collect donations for Food Bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)
Dogs and their owners rendezvoused at the Kelowna Christian School soccer field at approximately 11 a.m., before walking to Pioneer Town for the Kelowna’s Dogzies Canine School of Excellence’s fourth annual Santa Paws fundraising event on Nov. 27. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Dogs and their owners rendezvoused at the Kelowna Christian School soccer field at approximately 11 a.m., before walking to Pioneer Town for the Kelowna’s Dogzies Canine School of Excellence’s fourth annual Santa Paws fundraising event on Nov. 27. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Can you help Comet? (OHS)
Can you help Comet? (OHS)
Spectators watching Summerland’s ski jumping competition at the community’s ski hill in Meadow Valley in 1956. 
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had ski hill in 1940s and 1950s

Community’s ski hill was in Meadow Valley area

Spectators watching Summerland’s ski jumping competition at the community’s ski hill in Meadow Valley in 1956. 
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)

Financial aid sought for Vernon mother’s cancer fight

Dot Glennie was recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs

An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)
Dozens of families attended Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope event near the pedestrian bridge in the Landmark District on Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope light-up event kicks off holiday season

Santa hats and warm drinks were also distributed to boost the festive mood

Dozens of families attended Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope event near the pedestrian bridge in the Landmark District on Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)

London Drugs’ Wish Tree for Seniors is back across the Okanagan

Pick a gift tag from the tree with a local senior’s name on it this holiday season

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)
Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who were awarded Rhodes Scholarships and will head to Oxford University in October 2022. (Contributed)

Med student from Kelowna named 2022 Rhodes scholar

Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who will head to Oxford University next October

Jesse Lafontaine is one of 11 Canadians who were awarded Rhodes Scholarships and will head to Oxford University in October 2022. (Contributed)
Ice rink Nov.25 on Water Street.

Stuart Park ice rink ready for skating Dec. 1

Weather permitting the ice rink will open for the season

Ice rink Nov.25 on Water Street.
This historic photo is of an apple packing plant, in Kelowna, taken sometime in the early 1900s.

Harry Wolff sent the photo to the Capital News after friends of his living in Sandbach, Cheshire (United Kingdom) found it at a public auction, possibly from someone’s private estate.

The friends thought it would be nice for Wolff to have after they visited Kelowna some years ago.

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

Apple packing plant

  • Nov 25, 2021
This historic photo is of an apple packing plant, in Kelowna, taken sometime in the early 1900s.

Harry Wolff sent the photo to the Capital News after friends of his living in Sandbach, Cheshire (United Kingdom) found it at a public auction, possibly from someone’s private estate.

The friends thought it would be nice for Wolff to have after they visited Kelowna some years ago.

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.
Zoe Pauling delivers newspapers. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)

Siblings team up to deliver the Kelowna Capital News

Zoe and Kate Pauling have been delivering papers for three years

Zoe Pauling delivers newspapers. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
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KCR: Volunteers shape the direction of people’s lives

KCR Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

  • Nov 25, 2021
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