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After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, B.C. couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

 

Every Monday at 5 p.m., residents at Windsong, a Courtenay strata complex, converge on their respective balconies to sing a song, in appreciation of the work being done by all frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. strata residents break out in song to salute COVID-19 frontline workers

“…it’s a beautiful way to say thanks. And it’s also entertaining for people walking by.”

 

Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Family sings Happy Birthday outside B.C. care home to 100-year-old woman

All smiles for Dorothy Dewar who lives in Eden Care Centre, the location of one COVID-19 case

Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Okanagan couple launches initiative to help small businesses during COVID-19

Okanagan couple launches initiative to help small businesses during COVID-19

Susie and Bryan Gay want to help their fellow business owners

Okanagan couple launches initiative to help small businesses during COVID-19
Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Drive-by parade for B.C. boy features superheroes, from land and sky

Chase Petersen has a “super” birthday parade

Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
A batch of face shield holders waiting to be sanitized at the UBCO Makerspace. (Okanagan Makers Alliance)

Okanagan group launches fundraising page for PPE

The group also now has over 50 members throughout Central Okanagan

A batch of face shield holders waiting to be sanitized at the UBCO Makerspace. (Okanagan Makers Alliance)
The District of Lake Country worked with the Regional District of Central Okanagan to make a young resident’s dream come true. (Contributed)

Lake Country boy receives special parade

The regional district hosted a parade of garbage trucks for a young resident

The District of Lake Country worked with the Regional District of Central Okanagan to make a young resident’s dream come true. (Contributed)
Shuswap resident making ‘positive books’ to uplift community

Shuswap resident making ‘positive books’ to uplift community

Nicole Defeo writes positive quotes and messages to encourage others

Shuswap resident making ‘positive books’ to uplift community
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
The Roxy Theatre is closed until further notice. (Noeline Mostert)
The Roxy Theatre is closed until further notice. (Noeline Mostert)
Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Stay Home shirt costs $25 CAD. (Contributed)

Kelowna cousins create ‘Stay Home’ t-shirt business

Proceeds from the shirt will be donated to HelpAge in support of seniors during COVID-19

The Stay Home shirt costs $25 CAD. (Contributed)
COVID-19: Government response to people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna

COVID-19: Government response to people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna

BC Housing announces 20 bed shelter for isolation, Journey Home coordinating community efforts

COVID-19: Government response to people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna
Food distribution at Bylands Nurseries on April 2. (Contributed)

‘Overwhelming, incredible’ support for foreign workers following West Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

‘…Our team seems to be recovering well — symptoms are resolving’

Food distribution at Bylands Nurseries on April 2. (Contributed)
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA and Official Opposition Critic for Health Norm Letnick. (Contributed)

COVID-19: Kelowna MLA to host virtual town hall on physical, mental health

Norm Letnick will be hosting the town hall with doctors from the Canadian Mental Health Association

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA and Official Opposition Critic for Health Norm Letnick. (Contributed)
A notice posted on a traffic light pole at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Ethel Street. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

‘Do not push the button’: Downtown Kelowna crossings go touchless amid COVID-19 pandemic

The pedestrian crossings at 19 intersections were automated last week to reduce contact points

A notice posted on a traffic light pole at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Ethel Street. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

COVID-19: City of Kelowna defers property tax penalty, other city charges until September

The city is deferring interest and penalties to September, for those who need it

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world in his ‘Some Good News’ series. (YouTube)

Kelowna DJ gets shoutout from John Krasinski for ‘intellectual property heist’

DJ Stephen Keppler was accused and lauded for his appropriation of John Krasinski’s Some Good News

John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world in his ‘Some Good News’ series. (YouTube)