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A large maple tree provides shade at a cemetery in Port Alberni. The maple leaf is a symbol of Canada, but some portions of Canadian history have been overlooked. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Embracing conflict can lead to positive change

Conflict is important because conflict creates conversation

A large maple tree provides shade at a cemetery in Port Alberni. The maple leaf is a symbol of Canada, but some portions of Canadian history have been overlooked. (Black Press file photo)
From left to right, Sergeant Dwayne Snow, Major (Ret.) David Snyder, Corporal (Ret.) Henry Kriwokon, and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Virk. (Submitted)

Happy 102 to Penticton’s Henry Kriwokon

The WW2 veteran was one of the soldiers in the famous ‘Wait for me Daddy’ photo

From left to right, Sergeant Dwayne Snow, Major (Ret.) David Snyder, Corporal (Ret.) Henry Kriwokon, and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Virk. (Submitted)
Aerial view of the Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College year in review

Okanagan College looks back on 2021

Aerial view of the Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College photo)
Plans are being worked on to restore the wetlands of Ginty's pond. (Submitted - Bob McAtamney)

Saving Ginty’s pond

Locals in Cawston and the Similkameen are working to restore the wetland

Plans are being worked on to restore the wetlands of Ginty's pond. (Submitted - Bob McAtamney)
Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)

Meet the RDOS’s Volunteer of the Month

Paula Marfleet of Kaleden is this month’s volunteer

Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)
Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)

Okanagan astrophotographer captures out-of-this-world shot from Anarchist Mountain

A Western News reader snapped a photo of the rare celestial event

Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)
Tara Bowie, and her best friend Heddie. Photo Facebook 2020.

Letter: Talking about my friend Tara

Former editor Kristi Patton remembers a friend and colleague

Tara Bowie, and her best friend Heddie. Photo Facebook 2020.
Roly Russell is the BC NDP’s candidate in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. (Contributed)

Meet the candidates: Roly Russell

Roly Russell is the BC NDP candidate in the Boundary-Similkameen riding

Roly Russell is the BC NDP’s candidate in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. (Contributed)