Aaron Hemens

One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the first week of December

One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)
(Black Press Media file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Benchmark price for single-family homes in the Central Okanagan pushing $1 million

The Association of Interior Realtors is dealing with an inventory shortage heading into December

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Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)

Documentary on Okanagan, Kamloops wheelchair community making its international debut

Re-Inventing The Wheel won the best feature documentary at the 2020 Chelsea Film Festival in New York

Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)
Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Man located by COSAR after flipping car, walking away in Lake Country

The man fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard

Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)
Spokane Chiefs forward Jack Finley of Kelowna was revealed as a member of the 35-player selection camp roster by Hockey Canada on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Kelowna hockey player participating in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp

Jack Finley will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship

Spokane Chiefs forward Jack Finley of Kelowna was revealed as a member of the 35-player selection camp roster by Hockey Canada on Dec. 1. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The record for the most lights on a Christmas tree is 194,672

Your morning start for Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

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Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)

Kelowna man publishes first book, 16 years after writing it

Isaiah Fransen was eight years old when he came up with the idea of his new book

Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The world’s tallest Christmas tree was over 200 feet tall

Your morning start for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

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Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the week of Nov. 21

Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)
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Morning Start: The heaviest turkey in the world weighed 86 lb

Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

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(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan records 38% decline in COVID-19 cases

The local health region recorded 140 new cases of the virus between Nov. 14 and 20

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)

Dog attack at West Kelowna park results in 2 dogs seized

Authorities continue to search for the other two dogs involved in the incident

A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)
The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)

Arkells, Lights headlining 2022 AltiTunes festival at Big White

Those wishing to attend will be required to provide proof of full vaccination

The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The smallest mobile nightclub in the world is 1.88 metres high

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

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(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)

Peachland man on way to Victoria still missing after Hwy. 99 landslide

Brett Diederichs was traveling to his new Vancouver Island home with his mom and his partner

(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)
Kelowna drag queens and Okanagan Drag Collective members Jenna Telz (left) and Ella Lamoureux at the goup’s inaugural show at Kelowna’s DunnEnzies Pizza Mission location on Nov. 20. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna drag queens launch Okanagan collective

The goal is to create more spaces and opportunities for queens to perform throughout the valley

Kelowna drag queens and Okanagan Drag Collective members Jenna Telz (left) and Ella Lamoureux at the goup’s inaugural show at Kelowna’s DunnEnzies Pizza Mission location on Nov. 20. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: A Youtuber chugged a 2 L bottle of soda in under 20 seconds

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

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Students at Central Programs and Services plant seedlings in growing trays at École KLO Middle School’s modular farm. (Contributed)

Kelowna schools collaborate to grow produce for local charities, families

‘They saw the natural disaster as an opportunity to support their local community’

Students at Central Programs and Services plant seedlings in growing trays at École KLO Middle School’s modular farm. (Contributed)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Compactor fire behind Kelowna HomeSense deemed suspicious

No injuries were reported

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)