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Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Corporal Amadeo Vecchio of the Kelowna RCMP detachment. (Submitted)

A long, ongoing military and RCMP career for Kelowna officer

Corporal Amadeo Vecchio continues to serve both Canada and Kelowna

Corporal Amadeo Vecchio of the Kelowna RCMP detachment. (Submitted)
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Judge Lisa Wyatt, who presided over the oath of office ceremony, is joined by the new Central Okanagan Board of Education: (from left) Chantelle Desrosiers, Wayne Broughton, Val Johnson, Julia Fraser, school board chair Lee-Ann Tiede, Amy Geistlinger and Lisa Guderyan. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna trustee to chair Central Okanagan Board of Education

Lee-Ann Tiede tops three trustee candidate vote

Judge Lisa Wyatt, who presided over the oath of office ceremony, is joined by the new Central Okanagan Board of Education: (from left) Chantelle Desrosiers, Wayne Broughton, Val Johnson, Julia Fraser, school board chair Lee-Ann Tiede, Amy Geistlinger and Lisa Guderyan. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
This historic photo of John and his wife, Hilda, Cheesman.

A look back at Lake Country’s history

This historic photo of John and his wife, Hilda, Cheesman.

  • Nov 10, 2022
This historic photo of John and his wife, Hilda, Cheesman.
Salmon Arm resident Peggy Ashton celebrates her 102nd birthday on Nov. 12. (Contributed)

Calm and ‘unrufflable’: Salmon Arm woman celebrates 102

Daughter describes mother Peggy Ashton as ‘calm and unruffleable’

Salmon Arm resident Peggy Ashton celebrates her 102nd birthday on Nov. 12. (Contributed)
Retired Vernon B.C. Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole has died at the age of 79. (Morning Star - file photo)

Retired Vernon Justice remembered for work ethic, laughter

Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole (retired) dies at age 79

Retired Vernon B.C. Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole has died at the age of 79. (Morning Star - file photo)
All Are Family Outreach is trying to help a local grandmother acquire a set of donated winter tires, which she is in desperate need of as winter conditions arrive early. (Pixabay photo)

Outreach society looks to help Vernon family in dire need of winter tires

All Are Family Outreach is hoping somebody can donate winter tires to a grandmother of 6

All Are Family Outreach is trying to help a local grandmother acquire a set of donated winter tires, which she is in desperate need of as winter conditions arrive early. (Pixabay photo)
Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Every Saturday, in snow, -20 C, count on Pat Wand working the bottle drive at Penticton IGA

Wand and set of dedicated volunteers helped raise $400K over 10 years

Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
Finn Campbell and his brother travelled to the locations where his ancestors fought in WW1. (Submitted)

Indigenous Veterans Day: Kelowna student honours ancestors in writing

Placed second at Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Writing Contest this past summer

  • Nov 8, 2022
Finn Campbell and his brother travelled to the locations where his ancestors fought in WW1. (Submitted)
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein

Tenacious advocate for people with Parkinson’s leaves message of gratitude

Shuswap resident Maureen Kennah-Hafstein died on Nov. 2, 2022

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein
Jessie Simpson was left with life-altering injuries after being attacked with a metal baseball bat June 19, 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

Kamloops attack victim eagerly awaiting annual Christmas cards

Cards have come from as far as England to wish Jessie a Merry Christmas

Jessie Simpson was left with life-altering injuries after being attacked with a metal baseball bat June 19, 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Mamas for Mamas truck decorated for the Grenfell Road Christmas Parade (Facebook)

Three routes for annual Kelowna Christmas parade

Routes are for central Kelowna, Rutland, and Glenmore

Mamas for Mamas truck decorated for the Grenfell Road Christmas Parade (Facebook)
A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Pumpkins go splat at Vernon fire department

Vernon Fire Rescue Services held its first pumpkin drop event Saturday

A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Big White village at 9:37 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 (Photo - Big White Ski Resort webcam)

Get ready to hit the slopes as heavy snow falls on the Okanagan resorts

Both Big White and Silverstar are expecting more than 10 centimetres on snow

Big White village at 9:37 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 (Photo - Big White Ski Resort webcam)
Remembrance Day in Kelowna, Nov. 11, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Central Okanagan remembers: Where to honour our soldiers

Remembrance Day ceremonies happening across the region

Remembrance Day in Kelowna, Nov. 11, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Century 21 realtors came together for a poker tournament to help send kids to camp. (Submitted)

Plenty raised for Easter Seals Camp Winfield

Kelowna realtors poker tournament a success

Century 21 realtors came together for a poker tournament to help send kids to camp. (Submitted)
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  • Nov 3, 2022
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