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An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)

Financial aid sought for Vernon mother’s cancer fight

Dot Glennie was recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs

An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)

Documentary to be filmed at Penticton Museum’s next Brown Bag Lecture

The medium-sized film will take a look at Penticton’s Lake-to-Lake bike route project

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)

London Drugs’ Wish Tree for Seniors is back across the Okanagan

Pick a gift tag from the tree with a local senior’s name on it this holiday season

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)
The RDOS announced on Monday that they are seeking community feedback on a landscape plan for the Similkameen Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)

RDOS seeking community input on new design for Similkameen Rec Centre

The Keremeos rec centre is set to receive a new ‘sustainable’ landscape plan

The RDOS announced on Monday that they are seeking community feedback on a landscape plan for the Similkameen Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)
After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)
After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Get into the holiday spirit with the Santa Rec Run in Penticton Saturday

Businesses are encouraged to decorate the race course before the fundraising event

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)
Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)

Wise choice for Coldstream achievement honour

District pays tribute to longtime search and rescue, animal volunteer Pete Wise with annual award

Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)
This is one of the snow globes that is a set of four, made for 2005 retail in Canada. (Bob Little)

Penticton man’s love of snow globes brightens BGC Okanagan

A man is donating a collection of snow globes to BGC Okanagan for auction

This is one of the snow globes that is a set of four, made for 2005 retail in Canada. (Bob Little)
In the photo above (left to right) are Tyler Chick, board chair of the OSNS Legacy Foundation; Nicole MacMillan and Jillian Dhaliwal of the Stawarz Family, local owner/operators of the Tim Hortons South Okanagan; and Megan Windeler, philanthropy associate for the OSNS Legacy Foundation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Owners of Tim Hortons South Okanagan make historic pledge to Penticton’s OSNS Legacy Foundation

The OSNS Share a Smile Telethon is this Sunday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In the photo above (left to right) are Tyler Chick, board chair of the OSNS Legacy Foundation; Nicole MacMillan and Jillian Dhaliwal of the Stawarz Family, local owner/operators of the Tim Hortons South Okanagan; and Megan Windeler, philanthropy associate for the OSNS Legacy Foundation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)

Kal Tire giving free van to one lucky Vernonite

It’s Kal Tire’s first ever Vernon Vehicle Giveaway, and nominations are open until Dec. 11

Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)
Hillcrest Elementary Grade 5 students and music teacher Brook Roberts, left, perform a cover of the Hawksley Workman song, Safe and Sound, for their video entry to this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge on Nov. 10, 2021. (Hillcrest Elementary image)

Salmon Arm school’s music video receives love from indie rocker Hawksley Workman

Hillcrest Elementary releases entry to CBC Music Class Challenge

Hillcrest Elementary Grade 5 students and music teacher Brook Roberts, left, perform a cover of the Hawksley Workman song, Safe and Sound, for their video entry to this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge on Nov. 10, 2021. (Hillcrest Elementary image)
Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)

Kal Rotary Dream Auction raises more than $182K in Vernon

Community’s generosity highlighted in unique 37th annual event

Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Stock photo from Unsplash.com

Kelowna’s seniors desperate for help

Seniors are in need of food and money as the cost of living continue to rise

Stock photo from Unsplash.com
Princess Margaret leadership students busy collecting donations in 2020 for their Penticton Provides campaign. (Penticton Provides Facebook)

Penticton high school students ready for food and toy drive

Teens will be collecting food donations at people’s door or driveway Nov. 25

Princess Margaret leadership students busy collecting donations in 2020 for their Penticton Provides campaign. (Penticton Provides Facebook)
Summerland’s Rotary Club was founded in 1946. From 1951 to 1956, the Rotary Club offered free swimming lessons at Powell Beach. In 1956, a portion of the shoreline of Summerland’s Lowertown was cleared. In 1957, the new Rotary Beach was officially opened. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Swimming lessons once offered at Summerland beaches

Beginning in 1950s, lessons were offered at Powell Beach and later at Rotary Beach

Summerland’s Rotary Club was founded in 1946. From 1951 to 1956, the Rotary Club offered free swimming lessons at Powell Beach. In 1956, a portion of the shoreline of Summerland’s Lowertown was cleared. In 1957, the new Rotary Beach was officially opened. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Homebuilder Chris Shoene, client care supervisor Ben Somerville, Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham, Janet Parker and Parkers Chrysler general manager Jim Tabler outside Parker Place on Nov. 19, where donations from Parker and Parkers Chrysler kicked off the Shed the Light on Addiction campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Homebuilder Chris Shoene, client care supervisor Ben Somerville, Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham, Janet Parker and Parkers Chrysler general manager Jim Tabler outside Parker Place on Nov. 19, where donations from Parker and Parkers Chrysler kicked off the Shed the Light on Addiction campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Gifts are being collected for the 34th annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens gift drive. (Summerland Review file photo)

Gifts collected for Summerland toy drive

Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens presents collected until Dec. 15

Gifts are being collected for the 34th annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens gift drive. (Summerland Review file photo)
Alexis, left, and Tim from Tin Whistle Brewing Company hosted a Starfish Pack fundraising event last Friday (Photo courtesy of Starfish Pack on Facebook)

Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing raises over $1,000 in one night for Starfish Pack

147 glasses of beer were sold last Friday in support of Starfish

Alexis, left, and Tim from Tin Whistle Brewing Company hosted a Starfish Pack fundraising event last Friday (Photo courtesy of Starfish Pack on Facebook)