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A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photos)

Vernon restaurant to close doors after 13 years

Temptasian set to serve last dish at end of August

Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photos)
Maven Lane executive director Hollie Henderson has earned the B.C. 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence in the early care and learning leadership category. (Contributed)

B.C. award delivered to Vernon child care leader

Maven Lane’s Hollie Henderson awarded Child Care Award of Excellence

Maven Lane executive director Hollie Henderson has earned the B.C. 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence in the early care and learning leadership category. (Contributed)

Sir Herbert Holt was featured on a Royal Bank of Canada $100 bill in the early 1900s. Holt, president of the bank, was also the richest of all Canadian billionaires. He owned land in Summerland. Portions of his orchard home, on Dale Meadows Road, are across the street from Millionaires’ Row Cider Company. Until the Bank of Canada Act in 1934, each bank had its own currency. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Billionaire on old $100 bill owned land in Summerland

Sir Herbert Holt, president of the Royal Bank of Canada, was the richest man in the country


Sir Herbert Holt was featured on a Royal Bank of Canada $100 bill in the early 1900s. Holt, president of the bank, was also the richest of all Canadian billionaires. He owned land in Summerland. Portions of his orchard home, on Dale Meadows Road, are across the street from Millionaires’ Row Cider Company. Until the Bank of Canada Act in 1934, each bank had its own currency. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A personified wake advocates for Kalamalka and Wood Lake this summer. (Contributed)

Wake mascot advocates for Vernon, Oyama lakes

Campaign raises boater awareness of damage caused by wakes

A personified wake advocates for Kalamalka and Wood Lake this summer. (Contributed)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
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Western Canada bike trek to raise funds for nature set to pass through Okanagan

Alex Simakov wants to raise funds and awareness for Nature Conservancy Canada

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The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak Thursday, Aug. 12, and people are invited to watch the celestial show from Kopje Regional Park in Lake Country. (File photo)

Lake Country invites people to watch celestial spectacular

The Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak Thursday, Aug. 12, and a great viewing spot is Kopje Regional Park

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak Thursday, Aug. 12, and people are invited to watch the celestial show from Kopje Regional Park in Lake Country. (File photo)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)

Kelowna Wine Country runs return for 8th year

There are options for half marathon, 10k and 5k runs

The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)
Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)

Zombies take over North Okanagan’s Field of Screams

Beloved Halloween event at Historic O’Keefe Ranch to make deadly comeback

Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)
Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week a go for September

This year’s pride week will take place from September 10 to 19

Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)
Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon artist’s paintings featured in British Vogue magazine

After 15-year-long hiatus, Raven Zeller finds her style and gains international attention

Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
There will be sales, pop up shops prize draws and more across five stores throughout the Okanagan (Pixabay stock image)

Knitters unite for Okanagan yarn crawl

The festival stretches from Summerland to Armstrong and will begin on August 6

There will be sales, pop up shops prize draws and more across five stores throughout the Okanagan (Pixabay stock image)
Two Interior Health staff talk about the ramifications caused by those who choose to refuse COVID-19 protocols. (Rahmat Gul - AP file photo)
Two Interior Health staff talk about the ramifications caused by those who choose to refuse COVID-19 protocols. (Rahmat Gul - AP file photo)
OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)

Residents asked to help keep Okanagan lakes free from invasive mussels

A group has been monitoring the lakes for nine years to prevent a mussel infestation

OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)
The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Car wash celebrates half a century with a $50K donation to Okanagan College

Skogie’s Car Washes is celebrating its golden jubilee by giving back to the community

The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)

Kelowna dad plans cycling journey to raise funds, honour late son

Kevin Witzke’s son died of colon cancer in April 2021

Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)