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FILE - Visitors passing an advertisement for the video game 'Call of Duty' at the Gamescom fair for computer games in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Microsoft says it struck a deal to make the hit video game Call of Duty available on Nintendo for 10 years when its $69 billion purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard goes through. The announcement Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 is an apparent attempt to fend off objections from rival Sony. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Microsoft strikes 10-year deal with Nintendo on Call of Duty

Microsoft agreed Wednesday to make the hit video game Call of Duty…

 

Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Sesame Street’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at age 90

Performer a founding cast member of show that premiered in 1969

 

Barenaked Ladies are coming to Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, Dec. 2. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Santa Claus Parade, Teddy Bear Toss and the Barenaked Ladies all coming up

 

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)

Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton in 2023 with hybrid event

After the success of 2022’s outdoor event the festival is expanding

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)
FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a…

FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)

Penticton Secondary students to join award-winning musician on stage for Christmas show

Cleland Theatre hosts the Route97 Culture Tour on Dec. 16 with singer Andrew Allen

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)
Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Fall Art Walk, Vees at the SOEC and the return of the downtown Light-Up festival

Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
This Penticton art duo was one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park at the inaugural Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. The festival has received $10,000 from the province ahead of its next edition in spring 2023. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Province grants $10k to pair of Penticton festivals

Ignite the Arts and Scottish Fest are among almost 100 B.C. events to receive funding

This Penticton art duo was one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park at the inaugural Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. The festival has received $10,000 from the province ahead of its next edition in spring 2023. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club in 2017. The Nufloors Penticton Curling Classic returns this weekend, Nov. 3 to 7. (World Curling Tour photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Vees hockey, international curling and a throwback to one of music’s most relived eras

Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club in 2017. The Nufloors Penticton Curling Classic returns this weekend, Nov. 3 to 7. (World Curling Tour photo)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
(Random House Group via AP)

Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

(Random House Group via AP)
(Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan: Halloween edition

Laser tag zombie walk, a ‘spooktacular’ bike ride, and Halloween in the park all coming up

(Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash)
Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: ‘Michaelangelo’ brings martial artistry to North Okanagan

Kids go cowabunga over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character

Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)