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Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall have been restoring cars on Mike’s Tappen property for three season’s of the popular History channel show. Season four is underway, and will feature the auction of Mike’s collection of vehicles. (Contributed)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s news items

Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall have been restoring cars on Mike’s Tappen property for three season’s of the popular History channel show. Season four is underway, and will feature the auction of Mike’s collection of vehicles. (Contributed)
A screenshot from a YouTube video posted Sept. 27 of a man killing a cougar to protect his dog. (YouTube/MCQMX Moto for BC)

Cougar killing near West Kelowna was legal: BC Conservation

Conservation officers noted the cougar was severely emaciated and had porcupine quills in its mouth

A screenshot from a YouTube video posted Sept. 27 of a man killing a cougar to protect his dog. (YouTube/MCQMX Moto for BC)
(Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

2021 busiest year for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

The group responded to its 86th task of the year, compared to 81 in 2020

(Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
A storyboard has been erected sharing the history of the newly named Canoe Beach landmark. (RDNO photo)

New beach name reflects Okanagan Indian Band history

Storyboard erected at former Sandy Beach near Kin Beach, which is now called Canoe Beach

A storyboard has been erected sharing the history of the newly named Canoe Beach landmark. (RDNO photo)
Doves were released from the Vernon Courthouse steps Thursday, Sept. 30 in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Dove release spreads peace from Vernon on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Small group sends message of love from courthouse steps Sept. 30

Doves were released from the Vernon Courthouse steps Thursday, Sept. 30 in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
“I’m sharing a queer story in my set, because a lot of the time we forget about the Two-Spirit kids that went to residential school. I get really emotional thinking about it, because a lot of them were lost and didn’t get to come home,” says Madeline Terbasket, one of the artists involved in Thursday night’s comedy event. Photo submitted by Madeline Terbasket

‘When you laugh, all your sadness goes away’ comedy night in Vernon

The event is set to take place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre on the evening of Sept. 30

“I’m sharing a queer story in my set, because a lot of the time we forget about the Two-Spirit kids that went to residential school. I get really emotional thinking about it, because a lot of them were lost and didn’t get to come home,” says Madeline Terbasket, one of the artists involved in Thursday night’s comedy event. Photo submitted by Madeline Terbasket
Grade 4 to 7 students from Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30, by singing the Beatles’ hit Blackbird in the Mi’kmaq language, put together by teacher and Inspire Kindess Productions studio founder Melissa Jacobs. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Coldstream students honour Truth and Reconciliation Day in song

Kidston students sing Beatles’ classic Blackbird in Mi’kmaq language

Grade 4 to 7 students from Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30, by singing the Beatles’ hit Blackbird in the Mi’kmaq language, put together by teacher and Inspire Kindess Productions studio founder Melissa Jacobs. (Contributed)
Arnold Akachuk performs a drum song outside of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Sept. 29 during the group’s ceremony that honoured the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society honours inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Day

Many wore orange shirts, a national symbol that honours victims of residential schools.

Arnold Akachuk performs a drum song outside of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Sept. 29 during the group’s ceremony that honoured the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A screenshot from a YouTube video posted on Sept. 27 of a man killing a cougar to protect his dog. (YouTube/MCQMX Moto for BC)

VIDEO: Kelowna man recounts watching man kill cougar with machete to protect his dog

Man captures cougar attacking dog on camera; dog’s condition unknown

A screenshot from a YouTube video posted on Sept. 27 of a man killing a cougar to protect his dog. (YouTube/MCQMX Moto for BC)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
(Mike “Motor” Rosenau/Facebook)

Fundraiser launched to aid Okanagan trucker with broken rig, cancer diagnosis

Mike “Motor” Rosenau drove his Support the Troops truck to help raise funds for veterans

(Mike “Motor” Rosenau/Facebook)
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna agencies collaborate to tackle COVID-19 spike in homeless population

Outbreaks or exposures at shelters were not recorded on Interior Health’s list of public exposures

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Splatsin Nation near Enderby encourages Canadians to learn its true history as it prepares to launch a public presentation of its history to coincide with the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30. (Black Press - file photo)

Splatsin Nation near Enderby to share its history

Band calls for Canadians to learn true history as it prepares to honour first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30

Splatsin Nation near Enderby encourages Canadians to learn its true history as it prepares to launch a public presentation of its history to coincide with the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30. (Black Press - file photo)
A smoke detector battery is changed Friday, March 9, 2018 in Montreal. Experts recommend changing the batteries when we switch to daylight savings time to ensure proper functions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sounds of safety ring in fire prevention week in North Okanagan

Fire Chief urges residents to learn the difference between chirps and beeps

A smoke detector battery is changed Friday, March 9, 2018 in Montreal. Experts recommend changing the batteries when we switch to daylight savings time to ensure proper functions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
(Pixabay photo)

Morning Start: The shortest cow ever stood 20 inches tall

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

(Pixabay photo)
Grade 3 BX Elementary student Jazmin Robins-Swanson performs a jingle healing dance at the school while her classmates form a circle during Orange Shirt Day Sept. 29. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan students wear orange to lighten dark residential school history

‘In school I should feel accepted,’ Vernon elementary child says

Grade 3 BX Elementary student Jazmin Robins-Swanson performs a jingle healing dance at the school while her classmates form a circle during Orange Shirt Day Sept. 29. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lumby firefighters extinguish a car fire near the skatepark, after it was allegedly stolen early Wednesday, Sept. 29. (Derrick Hiebert photo)

Allegedly stolen car fire sparked in Lumby

Vechicle completely destroyed just a couple blocks from home

Lumby firefighters extinguish a car fire near the skatepark, after it was allegedly stolen early Wednesday, Sept. 29. (Derrick Hiebert photo)
Police responded to W.L. Seaton Secondary after reports of young man attempting to smash car windows in the student parking lot on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Facebook)

COVID-19 exposures identified at 5 North Okanagan schools

Vernon and Cherryville students reportedly exposed, as B.C. identifies increased cases in kids

Police responded to W.L. Seaton Secondary after reports of young man attempting to smash car windows in the student parking lot on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Facebook)
A sign indicating face coverings are required by the establishment is pictured on the front door of a business in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase in the province of British Columbia over the past week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Anger, decreased sales reported by Vernon businesses over COVID-19 vaccination checks

Unpredictable customers leaves local staff and owners feeling anxious

A sign indicating face coverings are required by the establishment is pictured on the front door of a business in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase in the province of British Columbia over the past week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward