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Helping our Hometown Heroes

Helping our Hometown Heroes

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  • Jun 8, 2020
Helping our Hometown Heroes
Nicole MacMillan, and her staff at a Penticton Tim Hortons put together a video featuring a choreographed dance to show their appreciation for frontline workers. (Sheilla Mindo / YouTube)

Okanagan Tim Hortons staff thank frontline workers with inspirational video

‘I think everyone needs a smile right now and we hope our dance brings that to you’

Nicole MacMillan, and her staff at a Penticton Tim Hortons put together a video featuring a choreographed dance to show their appreciation for frontline workers. (Sheilla Mindo / YouTube)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Armstrong girl’s plant sale destroyed

Armstrong girl’s plant sale destroyed

Proceeds from the plant sale were to go to girl’s dream trip to Disneyland

Armstrong girl’s plant sale destroyed
Armstrong’s Hassen Arena could play a vital role in a proposed community-wide event the first weekend in December to be called Winterlude. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Winterlude proposed to brighten spirits

Community-wide gathering at Armstrong’s IPE Fairgrounds proposed for first weekend in December

Armstrong’s Hassen Arena could play a vital role in a proposed community-wide event the first weekend in December to be called Winterlude. (Morning Star - file photo)
#NOKTogether is a collaboration of business support organizations and local government with a goal of streamlining communication and resources to support local businesses and residents through the new website noktogether.com. (Submitted Photo)

North Okanagan bands together in support against COVID-19

New group launches website with tools to help endure crisis

#NOKTogether is a collaboration of business support organizations and local government with a goal of streamlining communication and resources to support local businesses and residents through the new website noktogether.com. (Submitted Photo)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
Column: Reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic

Column: Reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic

Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way

  • Mar 25, 2020
Column: Reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic
Pat McAllister sent The Morning Star this photo of a village resident putting smiles on the faces of passers-by for being, er, self-quarantined and picking up supplies while on an outing on Vernon Street in Lumby Monday, March 23. (Photo submitted)

North Okanagan resident models unique quarantine outfit

Get-up designed to bring smiles to faces; it worked

Pat McAllister sent The Morning Star this photo of a village resident putting smiles on the faces of passers-by for being, er, self-quarantined and picking up supplies while on an outing on Vernon Street in Lumby Monday, March 23. (Photo submitted)
Register online for the first-ever Okanagan Stay at Home Gala to be held March 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan to unite online for first-ever Stay at Home Gala

The event is scheduled from March 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Register online for the first-ever Okanagan Stay at Home Gala to be held March 27. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan woman pens own obituary

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner died March 18 from cancer; wrote obituary about her wonderful life

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)
Garnet Tetz, left, has been battling cancer since 2000. A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for the Vernon man to raise funds to send him to a unique treatment facility in Mexico. (GoFundMe)

Beer and burgers to raise cash for Vernon man fighting cancer

Fundraiser hosted in honour of Garnet the Great to send him to special treatment centre

Garnet Tetz, left, has been battling cancer since 2000. A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for the Vernon man to raise funds to send him to a unique treatment facility in Mexico. (GoFundMe)
Shanda Hill and her father carved out some creative ice baths at Ellison Lake on Feb. 23, 2020. (Facebook)

North Okanagan ultra athlete ‘hearts’ ice baths

Shanda Hill and father carve stunning creations into ice at Ellison Lake

Shanda Hill and her father carved out some creative ice baths at Ellison Lake on Feb. 23, 2020. (Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
This morning, Grade 3 students from Wiltse Elementary School stopped by the Penticton Soupateria bearing gifts and broad smiles. Together they delivered 50 treat bags, each with a positive message attached. (Supplied)

South Okanagan youth spread Valentines Day love

Grade 3 students dropped off goodies to Soupateria with messages: ‘You’re special’ and ‘Don’t give up’

This morning, Grade 3 students from Wiltse Elementary School stopped by the Penticton Soupateria bearing gifts and broad smiles. Together they delivered 50 treat bags, each with a positive message attached. (Supplied)
Dressed in their best 1960s outfits, among 60-year-old furniture and decor, young actors will be staging as mannequins at Home Building Centre Friday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. raising money for the Schubert Centre. (Submitted Photo)

Youth spread peace and love for North Okanagan seniors

Fundraiser in support of Schubert Centre

Dressed in their best 1960s outfits, among 60-year-old furniture and decor, young actors will be staging as mannequins at Home Building Centre Friday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. raising money for the Schubert Centre. (Submitted Photo)
Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.

Vernon Rotarians to help rebuild after deadly earthquake in Nepal

Local clubs to build two homes in village after 2015 earthquake kills 9,000, destroys homes

Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.
Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed

Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed

Three candidates named finalists following talent showcase

Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed