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Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

 

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

 

The Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s annual Fuel Good Day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at its gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm. Ten cents from every litre of gasoline sold that day will go to selected North Okanagan-Shuswap charities and organizations. (ARC photo)

Cooperative helps fuel North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s annual Fuel Good Day is Sept. 21, and a dime from every litre of gas sold goes to selected organizations

 

The Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association in Lake Country has refurbished the welcome sign to the community by again adding the sternwheeler famous for delivering mail and supplies to the orchard community in the 1900s. The sign’s original sternwheeler photo had faded out over time due to the elements. (Contributed)

Carr’s Landing spruces up welcome sign

Faded picture of well-known sternwheeler replaced after original photo faded out over time due to the elements

The Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association in Lake Country has refurbished the welcome sign to the community by again adding the sternwheeler famous for delivering mail and supplies to the orchard community in the 1900s. The sign’s original sternwheeler photo had faded out over time due to the elements. (Contributed)
<ins>Vernon physical therapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists have banded together to give treatments to firefighters at the Vernon Fire Camp at Kin Race Track. </ins>Working a recent shift were, from left: Steve Piper, chiropractor, Monashee Health Collective; Chris MacDonald, RMT, Arise Massage; Anna Van de Vosse, RMT, Tri Lake Massage and Wellness Clinic; Darcie Weglo, chiropractor, Creekside Dynamic Health; Nathan Bruneau, physical therapist, South End Spine and Sports Physical Therapy; Michaela Rempel, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health; Katrina Jahner, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Firefighters in good hands at Vernon camp

Physical therapists, chiropractors, registered massage therapists offer volunteer treatments at Vernon Fire Camp

<ins>Vernon physical therapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists have banded together to give treatments to firefighters at the Vernon Fire Camp at Kin Race Track. </ins>Working a recent shift were, from left: Steve Piper, chiropractor, Monashee Health Collective; Chris MacDonald, RMT, Arise Massage; Anna Van de Vosse, RMT, Tri Lake Massage and Wellness Clinic; Darcie Weglo, chiropractor, Creekside Dynamic Health; Nathan Bruneau, physical therapist, South End Spine and Sports Physical Therapy; Michaela Rempel, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health; Katrina Jahner, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
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)
Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon companies step forward to support Okanagan Rail Trail campaign

Priscilla, Remax and KPMG have started summer matching challenge to help Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail

Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)
Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)

Kelowna Fringe Festival returns to Central Okanagan this fall after year-long pandemic hiatus

The Kelowna Fringe Festival will feature 26 vastly different performances from comedic to touching

Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)
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)
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)
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)
Wyatt Rand helps with filling the Kelowna Community Fridge on April 24. Located at 1310 Bertram Street, the outdoor pantry and fridge is now accessible 24/7 for dropoff and pickups. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Community fridge opening in Lake Country

Volunteers get a boost from district towards new initiative

Wyatt Rand helps with filling the Kelowna Community Fridge on April 24. Located at 1310 Bertram Street, the outdoor pantry and fridge is now accessible 24/7 for dropoff and pickups. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
Armstrong’s Memorial Park added some colourful playground equipment courtesy of the Armstrong Regional Co-op. The local cooperative donated $15,000 to purchase the equipment. Pictured, from left, are Geoff Maile - Armstrong Regional Co-op director; Grace McCaig – Armstrong gas bar staff member; Ken Earl – Armstrong Regional Co-op director. (ARC photo)

Co-op brightens Armstrong park with new playground equipment

Armstrong Regional Cooperative donates $15,000 for equipment housed at Memorial Park

Armstrong’s Memorial Park added some colourful playground equipment courtesy of the Armstrong Regional Co-op. The local cooperative donated $15,000 to purchase the equipment. Pictured, from left, are Geoff Maile - Armstrong Regional Co-op director; Grace McCaig – Armstrong gas bar staff member; Ken Earl – Armstrong Regional Co-op director. (ARC photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Frida. Facebook.

Rescue dog from Mexico lost in Lake Country

The rescue has been missing for three nights as of July 15

Frida. Facebook.
The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)

Kids taught life lessons at Revelstoke skate camp

The sold-out skate camp came to an end on Friday

The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)
Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)

Kelowna dog shelter launches raffle to fund vet bills

All funds will go towards dog care at Paws It Forward

Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)