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This adult western conifer seed bug is exploring for a place to spend the winter. (John G. Woods photo)

Column: Western conifer seed bugs nothing to make a stink over

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Oct 20, 2022
This adult western conifer seed bug is exploring for a place to spend the winter. (John G. Woods photo)
A celebration of life for Kim Bailey takes place Oct. 21 at the Towne Theatre. (Contributed)

Movie marks Community Inclusion Month and memorializes young Vernon woman

Celebration of life at theatre for 28-year-old Kim Bailey

A celebration of life for Kim Bailey takes place Oct. 21 at the Towne Theatre. (Contributed)
Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)

Prospera Place launching new VIP experience with Kelowna winery

The new VIP lounge is open starting tonight (Oct. 19) when the Rockets host Brandon

Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)
Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)

Okanagan College opens doors for prospects

Events at Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm campuses

Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Spooky Dolls on display at the Summerland Museum.

Creepy, Spooky Dolls take over Summerland Museum

Check out the events this month at the Summerland Museum

Spooky Dolls on display at the Summerland Museum.
Penticton Beer Week kicked off with a beer run, starting at the KVR Trail on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Beer Week kicks off with 10-km run along KVR Trail

Tastings from 10 South Okanagan breweries were included in the event

Penticton Beer Week kicked off with a beer run, starting at the KVR Trail on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Chester Demchuk (left) and Ryan Davis (right) are among the clients at Penticton’s Discovery House who have spent weeks cooking for the annual Soup is Good Food fundraiser. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton’s Discovery House dishing out fall dinner

Tickets are on sale and tables can also be reserved for Oct. 29

Chester Demchuk (left) and Ryan Davis (right) are among the clients at Penticton’s Discovery House who have spent weeks cooking for the annual Soup is Good Food fundraiser. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The South Okanagan Women in Need Society and Discovery House were the recipients of Parkers Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s annual community giveback donation. Each group received $15,000. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton car dealership donates $30k for SOWINS and Discovery House

Each local organization received $15,000 from Parkers Chrysler Jeep Dodge

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society and Discovery House were the recipients of Parkers Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s annual community giveback donation. Each group received $15,000. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
This turkey dinner is going straight to their hips as the ‘Peskelly’ skeleton family in Summerland wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! (Peskelly Family Facebook)

Summerland skeletons wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

The ‘Peskelly’ family, even the family rat, is sitting down to a turkey dinner

This turkey dinner is going straight to their hips as the ‘Peskelly’ skeleton family in Summerland wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! (Peskelly Family Facebook)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
A new orange crosswalk in Chilliwack at Evans Elementary School. The Village of Keremeos will be working with Lower Similkameen Indian Band to install a similar orange crosswalk in Keremeos. (Jennifer Feinberg -Black Press)

Keremeos to get orange crosswalk to recognize Truth and Reconciliation

The crosswalk will go between Memorial Park and the village offices

A new orange crosswalk in Chilliwack at Evans Elementary School. The Village of Keremeos will be working with Lower Similkameen Indian Band to install a similar orange crosswalk in Keremeos. (Jennifer Feinberg -Black Press)
Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)

Have a drink and ‘do good’: Fun and wacky events set for Penticton Beer Week

City of Penticton officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as Penticton Beer Week

Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)
Penticton-based OSNS Legacy Foundation has been selected as one of the recipients of Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign next week. 
(Contributed by Megan Windeler)

Thousands of Smile cookies sold, record $42K raised for Penticton child centre

100% of cookie proceeds sold at South Okanagan Tim Hortons went to OSNS’s Legacy Foundation

Penticton-based OSNS Legacy Foundation has been selected as one of the recipients of Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign next week. 
(Contributed by Megan Windeler)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Lace them up and Play On!: Canada’s largest road hockey tournament hits the pavement in Kelowna

Water Street will be closed until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 because of the tournament

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)