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Wills Hodgkinson, 10, and his mom Neeley Brimer get ready to battle round three of cancer. The community of Penticton has his back. (Submitted)

Community raises $21K to help Penticton boy battle third round of cancer

Okanoggin Barbers held the fundraiser on Saturday for 10-year-old Wills Hodgkinson

Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple’s passion to make a difference

Spotlight on Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association volunteers

While the Okanagan Rail Trail remained open, Coldstream parks have been closed for a month now, but could re-open mid-May. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Funds link Okanagan Rail Trail to Predator Ridge

1.3 km section of multi-use trail with a safe crossing under Highway 97 between Bailey Road and the Kal/Crystal Waters Trail

Providing seniors with tablets in order to stay connected is just one of the services offered by the Lake Country Health Planning Society. (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society photo)
Providing seniors with tablets in order to stay connected is just one of the services offered by the Lake Country Health Planning Society. (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society photo)
Youth from Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and the Kootenays were able to dig into two evenings of online learning and connection through United Way Southern Interior B.C.’s <CODE>anagan program. (Submitted)<code> </code>

CODEanagan gives youth a chance to learn about technology

The youth, aged 12 to 21, built their own WordPress sites and developed blogging ideas

Youth from Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and the Kootenays were able to dig into two evenings of online learning and connection through United Way Southern Interior B.C.’s <CODE>anagan program. (Submitted)<code> </code>
A webinar on dealing with dementia will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Submitted)

Webinar on dementia scheduled for March 10

Okanagan residents invited to event on legal issues surrounding dementia

A webinar on dealing with dementia will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Submitted)
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The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Enchante the cat. AlleyCats.

Okanagan pet rescue looking for adoption hero

AlleyCats is looking for a special forever home for a young grey tabby

Enchante the cat. AlleyCats.
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Members of the Total Restoration South Okanagan team in 2109 at the Chamber Business Excellence Awards. (Contributed)

Penticton’s Total Restoration up for ‘Best Community Impact’ award

The BC Small Busines Awards will announce the winner in May

Members of the Total Restoration South Okanagan team in 2109 at the Chamber Business Excellence Awards. (Contributed)
Students from Summerland’s Okanagan College often posed for photographs on the Big Rock. The rock was on the northern slope of Giant’s Head Mountain. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s Big Rock had been deposited during last ice age

Rock was once a prominent feature on Giant’s Head Mountain

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Students from Summerland’s Okanagan College often posed for photographs on the Big Rock. The rock was on the northern slope of Giant’s Head Mountain. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Cafe raises more than $1,300 for Summerland Food Bank

Money raised during one-day fundraiser in early February

Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
This year’s Pink Shirt Day event will be held virtually with the Breakfast in a Box. (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs photo)

Pink Shirt Day 2021 kicks off with virtual event

“When you’re functioning from a place of kindness, there’s no way that bullying can exist.”

This year’s Pink Shirt Day event will be held virtually with the Breakfast in a Box. (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs photo)
Penticton artist Stephanie Perry takes a break from painting her mini mural of Okanagan’s favourite bird, the quail. (Her quail Vans worn for inspiration). Perry has been chosen as one of eight local artists participating in a joint art venture with Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing. (Facebook)

Eight Penticton artists selected to paint ‘mini murals’ at Cannery Brewing

The murals will be introduced over a series of unveilings beginning in March

Penticton artist Stephanie Perry takes a break from painting her mini mural of Okanagan’s favourite bird, the quail. (Her quail Vans worn for inspiration). Perry has been chosen as one of eight local artists participating in a joint art venture with Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing. (Facebook)
Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.

North Okanagan pool reopens after week-long closure

Lanes, leisure and hot tub back up and running Feb. 23

Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.
Ice formations add to the things for hikers to see along the trail leading up to Margaret Falls on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Ice formations add to the things for hikers to see along the trail leading up to Margaret Falls on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Pickers brave freezing cold temperatures to pick frozen grapes off the vine to make icewine at Bench 1775. (Bench 1775 photo)

The team at Bench 1775 get excited when the temperatures drop below -8 degrees

Pickers harvested 36 tons of frozen grapes to be turned into icewine

Pickers brave freezing cold temperatures to pick frozen grapes off the vine to make icewine at Bench 1775. (Bench 1775 photo)
Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations.

Oliver Winter Shelter postponed further

Council won’t revisit the issue until the Cold Weather Shelter Committee prepares a plan for them

Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations.
Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland Museum launches membership drive

Initiative will run throghout March

Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)