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HOPE Outreach is holding a winter clothing drive in the People Place parking lot Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, from 12-3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)

HOPE Outreach holding winter clothing drive in Vernon

The local non-profit is looking to fill a “desperate” need for warm clothing for those experiencing homelessness

HOPE Outreach is holding a winter clothing drive in the People Place parking lot Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, from 12-3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)
Tricia

KCR: Volunteers serve newcomers to region

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Oct 20, 2022
Tricia
A celebration of life for Kim Bailey takes place Oct. 21 at the Towne Theatre. (Contributed)

Movie marks Community Inclusion Month and memorializes young Vernon woman

Celebration of life at theatre for 28-year-old Kim Bailey

A celebration of life for Kim Bailey takes place Oct. 21 at the Towne Theatre. (Contributed)
Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)

Prospera Place launching new VIP experience with Kelowna winery

The new VIP lounge is open starting tonight (Oct. 19) when the Rockets host Brandon

Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)
Black Press File Photo
Black Press File Photo
File photo

Lake Country Health seeking space for new clinic

Partial funding has been secured through the Ministry of Health

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Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)

Okanagan College opens doors for prospects

Events at Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm campuses

Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)
Oyama Pumpkin Growing Contest host Alenna Cameron measuring her pumpkin, Gertrude, on Oct. 16, 2022. The giant weighed in at 286 lbs. (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)
Oyama Pumpkin Growing Contest host Alenna Cameron measuring her pumpkin, Gertrude, on Oct. 16, 2022. The giant weighed in at 286 lbs. (Brittany Webster - the Calendar)
Chef eating pie. (COFB)
Chef eating pie. (COFB)
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Volunteer Max Scharf helps Andy Stanton find skis at the Ski Swap Saturday at the recreation centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Swap your gear and support the Big White Ski Club

The ski and board swap takes place Oct. 22

  • Oct 19, 2022
Volunteer Max Scharf helps Andy Stanton find skis at the Ski Swap Saturday at the recreation centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Moyra Baxter

End of an era for Central Okanagan school trustee

Moyra Baxter steps aside after serving 26 years on Central Okanagan school board

Moyra Baxter
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Beer Week kicks off with 10-km run along KVR Trail

Tastings from 10 South Okanagan breweries were included in the event

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Darrryl

KCR: Volunteers give to sponsor a family

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Oct 13, 2022
Darrryl
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
A community fridge sits at the Winfield United Church with the goal of providing food security to residents 24 hours a day. (Contributed)

Lake Country Community Fridge feeding families for a full year

The fridge officially celebrated one full year in operation on Oct. 8

A community fridge sits at the Winfield United Church with the goal of providing food security to residents 24 hours a day. (Contributed)
The Great Closet Cleanout runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Shop ‘til you drop, Kelowna closet cleanout returns

The event will support the Bridge Youth Recovery House

The Great Closet Cleanout runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna. (Contributed)
(Nuit Blanche Kelowna/Facebook)

Night festival, Nuit Blanche, comes to Kelowna

The artistic event takes place on Oct. 15 from 6p.m. until midnight

(Nuit Blanche Kelowna/Facebook)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)