World War II

94-year-old Kelowna Veteran and retired reverend, Dick Fletcher sits in his living room, reminiscing about his time in the military. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘Peace is the most important thing we have’: Okanagan WWII veteran reflects

Dick Fletcher is one of two remaining Second World War veterans in Kelowna

 

Frank Hildebrant, resident at Cherry Park Retirement Residence in Penticton, is a veteran who served in the army in the Second World War. (Contributed)

Penticton resident recalls WWII experience

77 years after being shot in battle Frank Hildebrant still has shrapnel in his chest

 

Second World War veteran John Augustyn and his daughter Christine Brown laid the first wreath on behalf of MP Wayne Stetski and Canada during the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2017. (Marissa Tiel - Revelstoke Review)

Remembering one of Revelstoke’s last Second World War veterans

Latest numbers estimate Canada is losing hundreds of Second World War veterans each week

 

Two hikers came across what is believed to be an unexploded WWII ordnance in the Cosens Bay area Friday, May 15, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Unexploded Second World War ordnance discovered near Vernon

The device was found in the Cosens Bay area, a former testing area for mortar rounds

Two hikers came across what is believed to be an unexploded WWII ordnance in the Cosens Bay area Friday, May 15, 2020. (RCMP photo)
Okanagan pipe band members met at the Vernon Cadet Camp on March 7 to prepare for a trip to the Netherlands in May, along with pipers and drummers from across the province. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

WATCH: Okanagan pipers prepare for trip to the Netherlands

75 pipers and drummers will head to the Netherlands for the 75th anniversary of the country’s liberation

Okanagan pipe band members met at the Vernon Cadet Camp on March 7 to prepare for a trip to the Netherlands in May, along with pipers and drummers from across the province. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News