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Interior Savings and BGC Okanagan are bringing a free family movie to Penticton on Aug. 15. (Submitted)

Movie under the stars coming to Okanagan Lake Park

Interior Savings and BGC Okanagan hosting Hotel Transylvania 3 on Aug. 15

 

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

 

Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

An Okanagan Alphabet: author celebrates the valley with new book

Parts of Florence Dyck’s new release was presented to students in Penticton for decades

 

The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks swoop in for Penticton meet-and-greet ahead of Peach Fest

The team spent the morning with the community and executed a 12,500 feet skydive

The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services Society’s One World Youth Crew partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls to add murals as part of the indoor space redesign, with funding from the United Way of B.C. (Submitted)

United Way supports youth projects across the Okanagan with funding

The Upper Similkameen Indian Band Youth Group also received funding

The South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services Society’s One World Youth Crew partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls to add murals as part of the indoor space redesign, with funding from the United Way of B.C. (Submitted)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill gearing up for packed summer season

An ‘insanely busy year’ is on the way for the heritage site

One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)
North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
The 15th annual “Brilliant Moments” showcase begins on May 14 courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest. (Photo: Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest)

Penticton Arts Council will be home to ‘Brilliant Moments’ an encaustic exhibit

Award-winning Penticton resident Carol Munro will be the event’s featured artist

The 15th annual “Brilliant Moments” showcase begins on May 14 courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest. (Photo: Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest)
The late Lawrie Lock, one of the co-founders of the South Okanagan’s first brewery, pictured in the mid-1990s inside his business. (Photo courtesy of Lynda Lock).

The start of the South Okanagan’s brewery scene can be traced back to 1994

Early results indicated that Tin Whistle was a success shortly after its official opening in 1995

The late Lawrie Lock, one of the co-founders of the South Okanagan’s first brewery, pictured in the mid-1990s inside his business. (Photo courtesy of Lynda Lock).
The South Okanagan Home and Reno Show made its return to the community on Saturday, April 2, with over 110 vendors present to share expert home advice with members of the public. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘A win for the community’: Huge turnout in Penticton for Home and Reno Show

The event is expecting to see over 6,000 attendees over the course of the weekend

The South Okanagan Home and Reno Show made its return to the community on Saturday, April 2, with over 110 vendors present to share expert home advice with members of the public. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
A walking brewery tour has been organized by a number of Penticton establishments in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. (Black Press file photo)

‘Brewery walking tour’ set to hit Penticton for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday

Five different local establishments are taking part in the organized community event

A walking brewery tour has been organized by a number of Penticton establishments in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. (Black Press file photo)
The elementary girls basketball team from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School took first place in the A Pool of the recent district tournament. (SESS)

Keremeos elementary basketball teams shine in first tournaments since 2020

The boys and girls teams at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School both came out on top

The elementary girls basketball team from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School took first place in the A Pool of the recent district tournament. (SESS)
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.

BC Chicken marks 60 years with a delicious new contest

Enter your best BC chicken recipe for your chance to win!

  • Jan 31, 2022
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.
Members of the Similkameen Kulture Kompass staff and volunteers in front of one of the murals they helped paint. The group was recognized with a $15,000 donation by FortisBC. (FortisBC Youtube)

Similkameen’s Kulture Kompass program gets $15k boost from Fortis

The group showcases art by local Indigenous and other minority artists

Members of the Similkameen Kulture Kompass staff and volunteers in front of one of the murals they helped paint. The group was recognized with a $15,000 donation by FortisBC. (FortisBC Youtube)
Drone photography of the Elks new in progress hall. (Facebook)

Keremeos Elks new hall shaping up on Rodeo Grounds

The new building is aimed to be sealed up by winter

Drone photography of the Elks new in progress hall. (Facebook)
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Banner honouring residential school victims stolen: WFN Youth Council

Westbank youth hung the banner at the Westside Road overpass on Canada Day

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)

Indie movie set to film in South Okanagan this August

The script was inspired by the writer’s childhood visits to Summerland

Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)