Okanagan

An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)

Financial aid sought for Vernon mother’s cancer fight

Dot Glennie was recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs

 

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)

Documentary to be filmed at Penticton Museum’s next Brown Bag Lecture

The medium-sized film will take a look at Penticton’s Lake-to-Lake bike route project

 

Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the week of Nov. 21

 

Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)

Copper Brewing launches ‘Builder’s Pilsner’ to support Lake Country affordable housing

$1 of each four-pack or sleeve sold will go toward funding the Habitat for Humanity project

Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)
Dr. Katharine Smart. (www.cma.ca)

Canadian Medical Association president fields COVID questions from Okanagan parents

Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Smart says vaccines help curb spread of COVID

Dr. Katharine Smart. (www.cma.ca)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Okanagan tennis player and Canada teammates fall 3-0 in Davis Cup opener

Vasek Pospisil lost in both singles and doubles action Thursday, Nov. 25, in Madrid

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Owen Simpson, 18, was traded to the Penticton Vees on Thursday after suiting up in 18 games for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in 2021-2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees complete three-team trade, acquire Owen Simpson from Coquitlam

Penticton parted ways with defenseman Luke Vardy to complete the deal

Owen Simpson, 18, was traded to the Penticton Vees on Thursday after suiting up in 18 games for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in 2021-2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
Summerland Middle School is listed on Interior Health’s website for having a reported COVID-19 exposure. (Contributed)

Summerland Middle School reporting COVID exposure

The school is reporting a potential exposure for the dates Nov. 15-18

Summerland Middle School is listed on Interior Health’s website for having a reported COVID-19 exposure. (Contributed)
Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)

Vernon woman missing for nearly a week

RCMP asking for public’s help to locate 26-year-old

Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)
The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)

Brewery in Oliver breaking barriers, releasing new experimental beer

The brewery’s new beverage will be available on tap and by bottle

The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)
(Pixabay photo)

Morning Start: The heaviest turkey in the world weighed 86 lb

Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

(Pixabay photo)
(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan records 38% decline in COVID-19 cases

The local health region recorded 140 new cases of the virus between Nov. 14 and 20

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)

Dog attack at West Kelowna park results in 2 dogs seized

Authorities continue to search for the other two dogs involved in the incident

A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)
Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)

SPCA ‘hopping’ to find rabbit foster homes in Vernon

Abundance of bunnies need to be moved to make room for evacuated pets

Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)
After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)

Meadowlark Nature Festival returning to the South Okanagan May 2022

The festival has been on hiatus since 2019

After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)

Lake Country youth spreads holiday cheer for charity

Don’t Stop Believing variety show

Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: 202 ballots cast in day one of advance polls

Advance voting continues in byelection for city councillor position

A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Pixabay photo)

Morning Start: The smallest mobile nightclub in the world is 1.88 metres high

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

(Pixabay photo)
Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

Flurries fall on the Okanagan

Expect between 2 and 4 cm of snow on Thursday

Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

1 Vernon, 1 North Okanagan and 12 Kelowna-area schools with COVID-19 exposure

Interior Health lists review high numbers in Kelowna

Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)