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Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters battle a fire at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club gym on 31st Street Sunday, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of the news items from the Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters battle a fire at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club gym on 31st Street Sunday, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Kelowna Women’s Shelter uses November to raise awareness of domestic violence

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Fundraisers launched for two men displaced by Kelowna house fire

Nathan Noble and Nicholas Pichler were two of the four displaced by the fire

A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating racist bus attack

The incident happened on the evening of Oct. 31

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $56K for YMCA Okanagan

Proceeds from the campaign will fund the YMCA Okanagan’s child care programs

Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)
Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four displaced by downtown Kelowna house fire

The flames had spread to a nearby home

Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
On World Vegan Day, Kelowna-based vegan supplier Vejii is encouraging others to slowly make the switch. (Devon Breen/Pixabay)

Kelowna company encourages people to make the switch on World Vegan Day

Vejii is available in Canada and the U.S.

On World Vegan Day, Kelowna-based vegan supplier Vejii is encouraging others to slowly make the switch. (Devon Breen/Pixabay)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Proof of vaccination required at Kelowna International Airport

Starting on Oct. 30, passengers going through YLW will need to show proof of vaccination

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Shuswap woman Nell Saba counter-protests an anti-vaccination protest outside the B.C. legislature in Victoria in October. (Reddit image)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what happened in the Okanagan-Shuswap this week

Shuswap woman Nell Saba counter-protests an anti-vaccination protest outside the B.C. legislature in Victoria in October. (Reddit image)
Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

Food-conditioned bears still active in Okanagan neighbourhoods: WildsafeBC

Bears typically start to slow down and move back to natural areas during this time

Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Minor garage fire doused by Kelowna residents

The Kelowna Fire Department said only one resident sustained injuries

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Garden dedicated to Kelowna teacher officially opens

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre was inspired by kindergarten teacher Miss V

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

COVID-19 vaccination required for City of West Kelowna employees

The move follows vaccine mandates in neighbouring cities

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Police at the intersection of Pandosy Street and Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna on the evening of Monday, Oct. 25. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Mounties arrest 5, seize mock gun after incident near downtown Kelowna

Five suspects were arrested in total but have since been released

Police at the intersection of Pandosy Street and Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna on the evening of Monday, Oct. 25. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Walley Lightbody and his late wife, Marietta. (Contributed)

Kelowna man donates to BC Cancer Foundation in honour of late wife

Walley Lightbody’s wife died of breast cancer in 2016

Walley Lightbody and his late wife, Marietta. (Contributed)
(Pixabay)

Morning Start: Leaves don’t really change colours in the fall

Your morning start for Tuesday, Oct. 26

(Pixabay)
(Black Press Media file)

Cat dies after allegedly ingesting rodenticide, Kelowna SPCA issues warning

The BC SPCA is also warning of other toxins that could harm pets such as edibles

(Black Press Media file)
Jesse Brown of Fulton Maroons tries to maneuver around Brandon Isaac of the Eagles (also the Maroons) during the Greater Vernon Alumni Basketball Event held Wednesday at VSS. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a summary of this week’s news from the Okanagan-Shuswap

Jesse Brown of Fulton Maroons tries to maneuver around Brandon Isaac of the Eagles (also the Maroons) during the Greater Vernon Alumni Basketball Event held Wednesday at VSS. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

COVID-19 vaccination mandated for City of Kelowna employees

City staff must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 13 to keep their jobs

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna's Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna woman arrested in domestic homicide released without conditions

Police recommended a first-degree murder charge which was not approved

An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna's Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)