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Proceeds benefit Food For Thought, a non-profit aiming to help eliminate hunger in children. (Hotel Eldorado)
Proceeds benefit Food For Thought, a non-profit aiming to help eliminate hunger in children. (Hotel Eldorado)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Kelowna’s Tree of Hope is lighting for the 25th year on Friday, Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna’s Tree of Hope is lighting for the 25th year on Friday, Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
This historic photo is of Rosemary Wentworth with her grandfather George Gibson at Gibson House.

George Gibson arrived in Canada from his native England eighteen months before he bought this forty-five acre property. The Indian name for the land was ‘Cussasonyx’ or Paradise Point and the natives had used the place for many years as a fishing camp.

Five years after clearing his land and planting an orchard, Gibson met Grace Chapman, who had come from England with Mr. and Mrs. Ward to Okanagan House at Sunnywold (now Carr’s Landing). He needed a better house to welcome a bride!

A look back at Lake Country’s history

Gibson House

  • Nov 24, 2022
This historic photo is of Rosemary Wentworth with her grandfather George Gibson at Gibson House.

George Gibson arrived in Canada from his native England eighteen months before he bought this forty-five acre property. The Indian name for the land was ‘Cussasonyx’ or Paradise Point and the natives had used the place for many years as a fishing camp.

Five years after clearing his land and planting an orchard, Gibson met Grace Chapman, who had come from England with Mr. and Mrs. Ward to Okanagan House at Sunnywold (now Carr’s Landing). He needed a better house to welcome a bride!
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
The Lake Country Native Association held their 25th annual Winter Family Gathering Pow Wow at Winfield Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov 19. (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
The Lake Country Native Association held their 25th annual Winter Family Gathering Pow Wow at Winfield Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov 19. (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna’s newest energy efficient ‘net-zero’ home is open to the public for the next six months to bring awareness to the benefits of an energy efficient home (Photo - Mullins Drafting and Design/Facebook)

Kelowna welcomes ‘net-zero’ home to the public

It is the second net-zero house in Kelowna

Kelowna’s newest energy efficient ‘net-zero’ home is open to the public for the next six months to bring awareness to the benefits of an energy efficient home (Photo - Mullins Drafting and Design/Facebook)
SheCreates workshop starts Jan. 21.
SheCreates workshop starts Jan. 21.
Fran Millar was thankful she participated in a YMCA Seniors Health Assessment and has since made the Y an important part of her recovery. (YMCA/Submitted)

Seniors can get free health check at Kelowna YMCA

Assessment available on Nov. 23 from 8a.m.-1p.m.

Fran Millar was thankful she participated in a YMCA Seniors Health Assessment and has since made the Y an important part of her recovery. (YMCA/Submitted)
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Okanagan Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
FILE - This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company’s updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren’t going away anytime soon, experts say. They predict the scourge that’s already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Volunteers needed for flu vaccine study in the Okanagan

Okanagan Clinical Trials is conducting the study

  • Nov 16, 2022
FILE - This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company’s updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren’t going away anytime soon, experts say. They predict the scourge that’s already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future. (Pfizer via AP, File)
A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)

Bench dedicated to late Vernon newspaper editor

Memorial bench for Glenn Mitchell to be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023

A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)
Photo from the Reclaiming Youth Pow Wow that took place in Mission in July this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

All are invited to Lake Country Native Association’s 25th winter Powwow

The event takes place at Winfield Memorial Hall from noon to 7 p.m.

Photo from the Reclaiming Youth Pow Wow that took place in Mission in July this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force was gifted a tow truck from one of its members to help with back country clean ups. (OFTF/Facebook)

Tow truck gifted to Okanagan Forest Task Force

A fundraiser will be launched soon to get the truck outfitted for a busy 2023

The Okanagan Forest Task Force was gifted a tow truck from one of its members to help with back country clean ups. (OFTF/Facebook)
Ryan Oliverius has produced a docu-series called Decolonizing Wellness thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Telus Storyhive Voices. (Decolonizing Wellness image)

Okanagan Indian Band councillor decolonizes Indigenous health in docu-series

Ryan Oliverius’ Decolonizing Wellness series now available to view

Ryan Oliverius has produced a docu-series called Decolonizing Wellness thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Telus Storyhive Voices. (Decolonizing Wellness image)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
The 3rd Annual Kettle Valley Santa Parade is set for Dec. 3 (contributed)
The 3rd Annual Kettle Valley Santa Parade is set for Dec. 3 (contributed)
Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)

Bereaved parents group faces potential closure of Vernon chapter

The Compassionate Friends needs leaders to step up for the group

Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)