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Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

 

Kelowna is the fourth stop on Kenton Zerbin’s tour across the country. (Kenton Zerbin photo)

Tiny house workshop shows Kelowna residents how to downsize

The three-day workshop taught students the basics of building a tiny house

 

Auditions are open to any local talent (Kelowna Actors Studio)

Kelowna Actors Studio looking for new talent after extensive hiatus

Actors are needed for Legally Blonde, The Sound Of Music, Ghost! and more

 

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Banner honouring residential school victims stolen: WFN Youth Council

Westbank youth hung the banner at the Westside Road overpass on Canada Day

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)

Indie movie set to film in South Okanagan this August

The script was inspired by the writer’s childhood visits to Summerland

Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)
The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)

Kelowna Wine Country runs return for 8th year

There are options for half marathon, 10k and 5k runs

The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Downtown Kelowna vaccination clinic extended

Kelowna residents can get their shots at the Kelowna Yacht Club until Aug. 9

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut First Nation after unmarked graves found

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Feds, province invest $1M to expand paths around West Kelowna’s Shannon Lake

The money comes from a Federal and Provincial initiative designed to help local communities

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Granfondo, Ironman events

The large events are important for Penticton’s economic recovery, mayor says

The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)
City hall will be closed all day for B.C. day (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
City hall will be closed for B.C. Day on Aug. 2. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Civic closures in Kelowna for B.C. Day

Certain city services will be operating under limited hours this August 2

City hall will be closed all day for B.C. day (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
City hall will be closed for B.C. Day on Aug. 2. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Marc Ledger (left) presents a cheque to Kane Blake (right) (Facebook)

Okanagan non-profit that cleans up illegal dump sites rewarded with $10k donation

The Okanagan Forest Task Force helps clean up local backcountry and stop the spread of forest fires

Marc Ledger (left) presents a cheque to Kane Blake (right) (Facebook)
Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna accessible bike rental company receives $15K investment

Interior Savings’ donation will help make bikes accessible to all Kelowna residents

Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)
The Prospera Foundation has been running since 1992. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital New)

Prospera pledges $500,000 to B.C. based buisnesses

The foundation supports local initiatives and businesses, like the Central Okanagan Food bank

The Prospera Foundation has been running since 1992. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital New)
Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)

Summerland siblings get entrepreneurial for a good cause

All proceeds from the Jonson family lemon-aid stand go to support Heart for Lebanon

Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)
An aerial view of Kelowna’s Meet Me on Bernard program. (City of Kelowna/Contributed)

Kelowna residents encouraged to get ‘eventive’ this summer

The city is looking to establish Kelowna’s ‘signature event,’ and wants residents to share their ideas

An aerial view of Kelowna’s Meet Me on Bernard program. (City of Kelowna/Contributed)

Lower Mission bridge temporarily closed for construction

The Lakeshore Bridge over Bellevue Creek one-way traffic only while upgrades are being completed

The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)

Kelowna crane collapse victims to be remembered at vigil

Residents are invited near the crash site to pay their respects

The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)
Kelowna looking for feedback on proposed accessible parking changes. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna asks for feedback on accessible parking reccomendations

Short survey to gather feedback on proposed changes before council consideration

Kelowna looking for feedback on proposed accessible parking changes. (Black Press Media file)