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Moyra Baxter holds up Indigenous art bear sculpture, one of many momentos she took with her at the conclusion of her final meeting as an elected school trustee and current chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media)

Fond farewell for Central Okanagan Board school trustee

Retirement concludes a 26-year era for Moyra Baxter as a school trustee

Moyra Baxter holds up Indigenous art bear sculpture, one of many momentos she took with her at the conclusion of her final meeting as an elected school trustee and current chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media)
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KCR: Volunteering serves seniors, newcomers and community

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Oct 27, 2022
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Evan the Juggler performing (Rebecca Willson/ Kelowna Capital News)

Awesome summer season for Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market had busy season and enjoyed amazing weather

Evan the Juggler performing (Rebecca Willson/ Kelowna Capital News)
This historic photo of the Lake Country area is the Garden at Rainbow Ranche as viewed from the gate. The picture was captured some time in the spring of 1928. (Photo contributed by Lake Country Museum & Archives)

A look back at Lake Country’s history

Rainbow Ranche circa 1928

  • Oct 27, 2022
This historic photo of the Lake Country area is the Garden at Rainbow Ranche as viewed from the gate. The picture was captured some time in the spring of 1928. (Photo contributed by Lake Country Museum & Archives)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)

Solve Kelowna’s largest corn maze this Halloween

Kelowna Fruit n Veggies offers corn maze games, fresh produce and an air cannon shooting range

Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Bas Leenders/Flickr

Project Literacy partnering with Kelowna winery for fundraiser

Project Literacy is teaming up with The View Winery to host a fundraiser for literacy programs

Bas Leenders/Flickr
Halloween Decorations. Photo Submitted

Give your spooky pumpkins a second chance: Regional District of Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan advises composting Halloween pumpkins

Halloween Decorations. Photo Submitted
Lake Country Health logo (Lake Country Health - Facebook)

Lake Country Health celebrating 40 years

A formal gala will be held on Nov. 19

Lake Country Health logo (Lake Country Health - Facebook)
New Big White Fire Chief Josh Foster

Big White sizzles with Fire Chief promotion

Big White Fire Department hires new Fire Chief

New Big White Fire Chief Josh Foster
Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)

More snow for Vernon ski resort

SilverStar shares pictures of snow in its village; more white stuff in weather forecast

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)
Priya Shyama dances at a previous Diwali Festival at Muriel Arnason Library. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Priya Shyama dances at a previous Diwali Festival at Muriel Arnason Library. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
(Screenshot - kiwaniskelowna.org)

Kiwanis Club seeking Lake Country volunteers

The club is looking to start a club satellite in Lake Country

(Screenshot - kiwaniskelowna.org)
Kelowna Stands with Ukraine held a Run for Ukraine event at Stuart Park on Oct. 23 to raise money for the purchase of winter military boots for Ukrainian soldiers (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: #RunforUkraine hits Kelowna

Funds raised will help purchase winter military boots for Ukrainian soldiers

Kelowna Stands with Ukraine held a Run for Ukraine event at Stuart Park on Oct. 23 to raise money for the purchase of winter military boots for Ukrainian soldiers (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Fireworks blasted off from Beasley Park Halloween Sunday 2021 thanks to the Lake Country Fire Department. (Black Press photo)

Brightening Beasley Park with Lake Country’s annual Halloween fireworks

Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available around the bonfire

Fireworks blasted off from Beasley Park Halloween Sunday 2021 thanks to the Lake Country Fire Department. (Black Press photo)
Kory Shillam celebrated her 105th birthday at Vernon’s Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘Legacy of love’: Okanagan woman celebrates 105th birthday

Kory Shillam celebrated the milestone at Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20

Kory Shillam celebrated her 105th birthday at Vernon’s Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Matt Groening, owner, operator and plant consultant at Plant Gather (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Plant propagation paradise at new store in Kelowna

The Plant Gather motto is ‘take a prop, leave a prop’

Matt Groening, owner, operator and plant consultant at Plant Gather (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys