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For three days in a row a cougar has been filmed visiting John Michaud’s Eagle Bay property. (John Michaud video)

VIDEO: Security camera captures repeat visits by cougar on Shuswap property

Eagle Bay homeowner alerts public to large cat in the area

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
Ron Beahun receives an award for his 15 years of service with the Downtown Kelowna Association. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)

15 years of keeping downtown Kelowna a safe, positive environment

A sold out Downtown After 5 wished Ron Beahun a happy retirment on Wednesday

Ron Beahun receives an award for his 15 years of service with the Downtown Kelowna Association. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
Blind Bay author Randy Wagner and the cover of his new book, 4 1/2 Steps. (Contributed)

Shuswap author hopes to open conversations around grief, depression

Randy Wagner’s book details his life and struggles as a C5-C6 quadriplegic

Blind Bay author Randy Wagner and the cover of his new book, 4 1/2 Steps. (Contributed)
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)

Reducing hospitality and tourism work shortages the goal in Okanagan College partnership

While the initial program has started, it will be offered three more times over the next two years

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)
Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media’s contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Submitted)

Doubled-sided sign wins tickets to Vancouver Canucks game

The winners received two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game

Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media’s contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Submitted)
The 22nd annual Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast for the Salvation Army took place at the Coast Capri Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

PHOTOS: 22nd annual Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast returns to Kelowna

Thousands of dollars, more than 1,200 toys expected to be donated, final numbers not yet announced

The 22nd annual Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast for the Salvation Army took place at the Coast Capri Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and made it a yearly event to raise money for Easter Seals. (Contributed)

The more you spin, the more you raise: Kelowna woman raised more than $16,000 for Easter Seals

Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and has turned it into an annual event

Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and made it a yearly event to raise money for Easter Seals. (Contributed)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)

Buy cookies, support the animals during Kelowna BC SPCA bake sale

The Kelowna BC SPCA will hold its Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10

Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Donations for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital doubled on Giving Tuesday

VJH has an urgent need for a second CT scanner, Galbraith Foundation gives big today

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)
Niteo Africa and the Rotary Club of Kelowna packed 20,000 pounds of books to send to Uganda for children’s literacy. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Kelowna charity that sends books to Africa receives donation from Rotary

Niteo Africa sends books to Uganda, Africa to help children’s literacy

Niteo Africa and the Rotary Club of Kelowna packed 20,000 pounds of books to send to Uganda for children’s literacy. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Kettle Valley Neighborhood 2021 Holiday Light Up. (Facebook)
Kettle Valley Neighborhood 2021 Holiday Light Up. (Facebook)
This historic photo is of the old Thomas Wood property at the south end of Long (Kalamalka) Lake, purchased by M. (Malcolm) P. (Parker) Williams. He had some Kelowna builders tendering on the work of building a house. For many years the hill on which his house was built was referred to as M. P. Williams’ hill. Williams raised sheep on his property for a time. He was also a church warden of the Parish of Woodsdale in the year 1921 when he was named as an agent of the church in the sale of some land. M. P. Williams died in Kelowna on Dec. 8, 1938, at the age of 62. (Lake Country Museum & Archives)

A look back at Lake Country

The old Thomas Wood property

  • Dec 1, 2022
This historic photo is of the old Thomas Wood property at the south end of Long (Kalamalka) Lake, purchased by M. (Malcolm) P. (Parker) Williams. He had some Kelowna builders tendering on the work of building a house. For many years the hill on which his house was built was referred to as M. P. Williams’ hill. Williams raised sheep on his property for a time. He was also a church warden of the Parish of Woodsdale in the year 1921 when he was named as an agent of the church in the sale of some land. M. P. Williams died in Kelowna on Dec. 8, 1938, at the age of 62. (Lake Country Museum & Archives)
The Shoebox Project fills boxes with essentials and small gifts to give to women experiencing homelessness in the local community. (The Shoebox Project)
The Shoebox Project fills boxes with essentials and small gifts to give to women experiencing homelessness in the local community. (The Shoebox Project)
The Santa Bus is returning to Kelowna for its 20th year from Dec. 4 to 10 (Alistair Waters/Capital News)

Make way for Christmas: Santa Bus returning to Kelowna for 20th year

The bus will be collecting donations from Dec. 4 to 10

The Santa Bus is returning to Kelowna for its 20th year from Dec. 4 to 10 (Alistair Waters/Capital News)
The 19th Tiny Tim Charity Toy Breakfast was a success. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast returns in Kelowna

The breakfast will be held Nov. 30 at the Coast Capri Hotel

The 19th Tiny Tim Charity Toy Breakfast was a success. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

A snowy good time at Kelowna’s Rutland Winter Light Up

Organizers estimate 3,000 people attended throughout the day

The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)