Community

Brenda Campbell cleans up beer cans left behind by people floating down the channel this summer. The JCI channel clean up took out 1,200 pounds of garbage. (Submitted)

Over 1,100 pounds of garbage cleaned up from Penticton channel

JCI hosted the volunteer clean up that saw 60 people come out to help

Brenda Campbell cleans up beer cans left behind by people floating down the channel this summer. The JCI channel clean up took out 1,200 pounds of garbage. (Submitted)
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)

Pumpkin Fest picks funds for Vernon Animal Care Society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler raised More than $1,400 for the society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)
Annual Halloween bike parade Friday night in Penticton. (City of Penticton)

Spooktacular bike ride through Penticton

Ghosts, skeletons and goblins take over the bike lanes in Penticton for Halloween event

Annual Halloween bike parade Friday night in Penticton. (City of Penticton)
A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Penticton man raises more than $100k in 6 years for local SPCA

Barry Zarudenec hosted his sixth annual event on Oct. 22 at the Copper Mug, helping raise $26,200

A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)

Van Alphen honoured for ongoing service to Summerland

Rotary Club of Summerland presented Linda Van Alphen with a Level 2 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)
Rick and Yasmin Thorpe presenting the Thorpe and Friends Scholarship to Wylie Rowan and Mattias Van Bergeyk.
Left to Right: Wylie Rowan, Rick Thorpe, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Mattias Van Bergeyk (Submitted)

Penticton philanthropists supporting students for over 15 years

The latest two students are graduates of Summerland Secondary School

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe presenting the Thorpe and Friends Scholarship to Wylie Rowan and Mattias Van Bergeyk.
Left to Right: Wylie Rowan, Rick Thorpe, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Mattias Van Bergeyk (Submitted)
Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

PEACE program explores the challenges of family life in Keremeos

The series is free and will be held on 3 evenings in November at Ambrosia

Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)

New Okanagan Regional Library CEO up for the challenge

Danielle Hubbard will begin the role on Nov. 1

Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)

Solve Kelowna’s largest corn maze this Halloween

Kelowna Fruit n Veggies offers corn maze games, fresh produce and an air cannon shooting range

Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
The food security program for students at the Cawston Elementary School and Similkameen Elementary Secondary School is in need of sponsors.

Similkameen Starfish Pack program in need of sponsors

The program has grown from three supported students to 16 in three years

The food security program for students at the Cawston Elementary School and Similkameen Elementary Secondary School is in need of sponsors.
Cannery Brewing in Penticton hosted its first-ever Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)

Penticton breweries win 3 medals at inaugural Canada Beer Cup

Neighbourhood and Cannery combined to take home 2 bronze and 1 gold

Cannery Brewing in Penticton hosted its first-ever Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)

More snow for Vernon ski resort

SilverStar shares pictures of snow in its village; more white stuff in weather forecast

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)
Penticton poet Shane Koyczan, who rose to fame when he recited his poem Cut during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, participated in a past Soup Bowls fundraising night at Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips Western file photo)

Soup maker line-up revealed for Penticton Art Gallery’s Soup Bowls fundraiser

Penticton’s best chefs will put their soups, stews and chili to the taste test

Penticton poet Shane Koyczan, who rose to fame when he recited his poem Cut during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, participated in a past Soup Bowls fundraising night at Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips Western file photo)
Naramata skeleton house on Robinson St. is hosting a Halloween warm up Oct. 30 to raise funds for Naramata Elementary. (Blaine Gerlach Facebook)

Naramata Bone Rattling night hoping to scare up funds for local school

Witches, enchanted pumpkins, caramel apples and photo booth at Oct. 30 event

Naramata skeleton house on Robinson St. is hosting a Halloween warm up Oct. 30 to raise funds for Naramata Elementary. (Blaine Gerlach Facebook)
Kory Shillam celebrated her 105th birthday at Vernon’s Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘Legacy of love’: Okanagan woman celebrates 105th birthday

Kory Shillam celebrated the milestone at Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20

Kory Shillam celebrated her 105th birthday at Vernon’s Creekside Landing Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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Penticton breweries in contention to win first-ever Canada Beer Cup this weekend

Cannery Brewery is hosting a Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23

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Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys