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The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Oliver home to birdhouse showcase in support of homelessness

The birdhouses are on display at the corner of Fairview and Main in downtown Oliver

The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Mexican rescue dog back home with family after 3 days lost in Penticton

Sombra followed the wrong biking group at Campbell Mountain trails Aug. 22

Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)
The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)

Kelowna golfers tee up for national championships

The team will compete on the Cabot Links Golf Course in Nova Scotia this October

The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)
Kristi Laforest with her loved dog Sombra who is lost in Penticton near Township 7 wineries after following the wrong biking group up Campbell Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Submitted)
Kristi Laforest with her loved dog Sombra who is lost in Penticton near Township 7 wineries after following the wrong biking group up Campbell Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Submitted)
The third annual Rembel Builders Accessible Hunting Trip is looking to bring one individual with a disability along with them in October. (Rempel Builders photo)

Inclusive hunting trip tears down Okanagan disability barriers

CRIS, Rempel Builders and AWE provide once-in-a-lifetime adventure

The third annual Rembel Builders Accessible Hunting Trip is looking to bring one individual with a disability along with them in October. (Rempel Builders photo)
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Kelowna sleep expert offers solutions for tired parents

Pam Nease says convincing children to go to sleep based on positive experience

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A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna animal sanctuary relocates to Peachland

Star’s Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary was previously located in Joe Rich

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)

West Kelowna musician raising funds for cancer research through new single

Soul Forgotten’s single Lilies will be released on Aug. 22

West Kelowna musician Nathan Hutton is releasing a song he hopes will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Nathan Hutton)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community block party to lift Vernon moods

Recreation Services hosting reboot and block party Sunday at Performing Arts Centre parking lot

A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Pictured is an evacuee’s cat currently under the care of Dr. Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: West Kelowna veterinary clinic offers free pet boarding for evacuees

Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital took in dozens of pets as the Mount Law wildfire ballooned on Sunday

Pictured is an evacuee’s cat currently under the care of Dr. Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Vernon's Ribbons of Green Trails Society has come up with some tips to help you enjoy some worry-free hiking on local trails. (Ribbons of Green photo)

Enjoy worry-free hiking on Vernon trails

Ribbons of Green Trails Society offers tips to enjoy safe hiking

Vernon's Ribbons of Green Trails Society has come up with some tips to help you enjoy some worry-free hiking on local trails. (Ribbons of Green photo)
The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)

Lake Country’s meteor shower event at capacity

Those looking to catch glimpse at Perseids will have to go to another dark sky park

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)
Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre will again play host to the popular The Raptors attraction Aug. 25-29. (Allan Brooks Nature Centre photo)

Raptors attraction returning to Vernon nature centre

Birds of prey from Duncan will be at Allan Brooks Nature Centre Aug. 25-29

Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre will again play host to the popular The Raptors attraction Aug. 25-29. (Allan Brooks Nature Centre photo)
The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)

Adaptive Amazing Race on track for Vernon

CRIS will host Aug. 25 race, a spin on the hit TV show

The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)