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Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)

Salmon Arm student’s love for animals morphs into a book to support them

First run of Grade 12 student’s book sells out, she’s hoping to raise more funds from second printing

Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Teenage creative writers sought for Okanagan awards

$200 prizes up for grabs in young writers’ contest

Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)
The Field of Crosses opened at Kelowna’s City Park on Wednesday (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Field of Crosses to remember the fallen opens at Kelowna’s City Park

The Field of Crosses is open 24 hours a day from Nov. 2-12

The Field of Crosses opened at Kelowna’s City Park on Wednesday (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)

Friends and family rally around Vernon woman fighting aggressive breast cancer

Jessica Tetz just purchased her first home in Vernon and is unable to work due to chemo treatments

An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Grade 5 students at Peter Greer Elementary collected donations for the Lake Country Community Fridge with their second annual Scare Away Hunger food drive (submitted)

Students ‘Scare Away Hunger’ in Lake Country

‘The community fridge was empty when we arrived and overflowing when we left’

Grade 5 students at Peter Greer Elementary collected donations for the Lake Country Community Fridge with their second annual Scare Away Hunger food drive (submitted)
Saving money and living within your financial means is the focus of Launch Okanagan financial literacy programs. (Contributed)

Launch Okanagan: Learning how to save money

Financial literacy enhanced with breakfast fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Kelowna

Saving money and living within your financial means is the focus of Launch Okanagan financial literacy programs. (Contributed)
Halloween in Kelowna 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Halloween in Kelowna 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Staff and residents at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission carved pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. (Submitted)
Staff and residents at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission carved pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. (Submitted)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Dozens of dogs proudly paraded down Clement Ave in Kelowna for the first Unleashed Brewing Spooktacular Dog Parade Oct. 30, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Dozens of dogs proudly paraded down Clement Ave in Kelowna for the first Unleashed Brewing Spooktacular Dog Parade Oct. 30, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Hunter Caulien-Matheson, 14, has produced a series of colourful and humorous comic strips that signal a future in animation. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon teen expresses himself with first-rate cartoons

Hunter Caulien-Matheson is walking in the footsteps of American cartoonist Jim Davis

Hunter Caulien-Matheson, 14, has produced a series of colourful and humorous comic strips that signal a future in animation. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(ROBERT WHALE, Sound Publishing)

Drop off old pumpkins at Lake Country bunny sanctuary

The sanctuary will give the pumpkins to the animals as a Halloween treat

(ROBERT WHALE, Sound Publishing)
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)

Pumpkin Fest picks funds for Vernon Animal Care Society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler raised More than $1,400 for the society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)
The Rutland Seniors Centre in Kelowna has seen a huge dip in membership over the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of rutlandseniors.com)
The Rutland Seniors Centre in Kelowna has seen a huge dip in membership over the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of rutlandseniors.com)
A mom and daughter watch on as Kelowna residents gather at Stuart Park dressed as zombies to dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to Thrill the World (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Thrill the World returns to Kelowna’s Stuart Park with no restrictions

Everyone was encouraged to dress like zombies and dance to ‘Thriller’

A mom and daughter watch on as Kelowna residents gather at Stuart Park dressed as zombies to dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to Thrill the World (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
A gas heater used by homeless residents of Kelowna Rail Trail tent camp.

Needs increasing for Kelowna’s homeless with winter looming

Kelowna Gospel Mission and residents of tent city describe needs for upcoming winter season

A gas heater used by homeless residents of Kelowna Rail Trail tent camp.
Legion Branch 26 president Darlene McCaffery presented the first poppy of the season to outgoing mayor Colin Basran on Oct. 27. (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

PHOTOS: First poppy of the year given out at Kelowna Legion

It’s tradition to give out the first poppy of the year to the city’s mayor

Legion Branch 26 president Darlene McCaffery presented the first poppy of the season to outgoing mayor Colin Basran on Oct. 27. (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Homes for the Holidays display

Stroll through decorated homes in-person again in support of Central Okanagan Hospice

Homes for the Holidays fundraiser returns in-person after two years of virtual visits

Homes for the Holidays display