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David Wong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Chinese author tackles racism and reconciliation

David Wong says cultural diversity should not be feared

David Wong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school
B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Pelvic pain is one of the potential early symptoms of cervical cancer for women. Photo: Contributed

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Pelvic pain is one of the potential early symptoms of cervical cancer for women. Photo: Contributed
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. Photo: Capital News files

Liberal MLA questions B.C.’s new rural political party

Proportional representation may draw out more fringe political parties

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. Photo: Capital News files
E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown

E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown

Interior Health says vaping not safe alternative to cigarettes

E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown
Job opening signage has been a common sight around Kelowna this summer. Photo: Capital News files

No end in sight for B.C. labour shortfall: study

Retiring baby boomers causing demographic labour pool shift

Job opening signage has been a common sight around Kelowna this summer. Photo: Capital News files
Muriel, Shayne and Rhonda Jacobsen are joined by officials, community supporters and students from Okanagan College. Photo: Okanagan College

Jacobsen family donates $1 million to Okanagan College

Legacy gift to benefit Trades Training Complex at Kelowna campus

Muriel, Shayne and Rhonda Jacobsen are joined by officials, community supporters and students from Okanagan College. Photo: Okanagan College
Shelley Schreyer with her husband Cory Walsh. Photo: Contributed

Standing tall against Parkinson’s disease

Kelowna resident Shelley Schreyer adopts positive attitude to counter symptoms

Shelley Schreyer with her husband Cory Walsh. Photo: Contributed
Kayaking in the North Okanagan. Photo: Contributed

Okanagan tourists undeterred by smoke

Diverse array of tourist experiences paying dividends

Kayaking in the North Okanagan. Photo: Contributed
Bree Cawley. Photo: Contributed

Okanagan club milestone for girls with disabilities

Vernon-based GIRLS CLUB celebrates one-year anniversary

Bree Cawley. Photo: Contributed
The B.C. division of the Canadian Mental Health Association has set up a telehealth program, called Talk in Tough Times, to help adults and teens who are suffering from mild to moderate depression, stress or anxiety as a result of the province’s worst wildfire season on record. Photo: Contributed

Fire season takes mental toll on Okanagan residents

CMHA suggests some mental health coping mechanisms

The B.C. division of the Canadian Mental Health Association has set up a telehealth program, called Talk in Tough Times, to help adults and teens who are suffering from mild to moderate depression, stress or anxiety as a result of the province’s worst wildfire season on record. Photo: Contributed
Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre

Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre

Fifteen of those fires sparked within Okanagan Valley

Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre
B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

New scholarships for UBC grad students

Province kicks in $6 million for post-graduate studies support

B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
People sitting on a Peachland lakefront park bench look out at the rising smoke from the Good Creek wildfire burning across Okanagan Lake in Okanagan Mountain Park. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Peachland is open for business

Fires keeping away visitors, tourists

People sitting on a Peachland lakefront park bench look out at the rising smoke from the Good Creek wildfire burning across Okanagan Lake in Okanagan Mountain Park. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Casino workers on the picket lines outside the Cascades Casino in Penticton. Photo: Black Press

Further mediated talks scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

Casino workers on the picket lines outside the Cascades Casino in Penticton. Photo: Black Press
Kathy Michaels photo

Arson suspected in series of Okanagan wildfires

RCMP task force investigation believes 29 wildfires intentionally set

Kathy Michaels photo
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy, while addressing health professionals and nursing students at the University of Victoria earlier this year, explained how nurse practitioners would be able to prescribe opioid substitute medications to those experiencing drugs addiction issues. Photo: Contributed

Nurse practitioners reach out to students

School clinics offer access for health services

B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy, while addressing health professionals and nursing students at the University of Victoria earlier this year, explained how nurse practitioners would be able to prescribe opioid substitute medications to those experiencing drugs addiction issues. Photo: Contributed
A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed

Keep your pets safe while driving

ICBC and SPCA join forces on pet safety awareness initiative

A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed