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A crowd of around 150 people gathered at Starbright child development care centre to celebrate their new two-year extension but also to continue their fight to keep the centre alive. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Kelowna childcare facility given two-year extension, supporters shine at rally

“The Starbright parents have been absolute and committed advocates for their children”

 

Pictured is the four, one-of-a-kind library cards that you can get, starting Feb. 6 (Contributed)

Okanagan libraries launch Minecraft-inspired cards

The cards will also come with a tracker, so kids can monitor their reading progress

 

(BGC Okanagan/Submitted)

BGC Okanagan gets boost from mystery donor ahead of Pink Shirt Day

BGC Okanagan breakfast fundraiser on Feb. 22

 

The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Bank of Canada will announce its interest rate decision this morning as economists widely expect the central bank to opt for a quarter percentage point rate hike. The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Bank of Canada will announce its interest rate decision this morning as economists widely expect the central bank to opt for a quarter percentage point rate hike. The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lake Country Brewing is now open at #4-10058 Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Lake Country Brewing is now open at #4-10058 Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The Coquihalla Highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow on Friday night, Feb. 3. (DriveBC)

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Starting Friday night and into Saturday morning, the highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow

The Coquihalla Highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow on Friday night, Feb. 3. (DriveBC)
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Morning Start: Happy birthday Elmo

Your morning start for Friday, Feb. 3

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Dogs are allowed in Unleashed Brewing, after receiving overwhelming support. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Petition to allow dogs in Kelowna taproom a success after overwhelming support

The petition had more than 6,400 supporters in 96 hours

Dogs are allowed in Unleashed Brewing, after receiving overwhelming support. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Okanagan College’s servers were hacked in January. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan College ‘did not entertain conversations’ about paying ransom

College calling the hacking a ‘double extortion attack’

Okanagan College’s servers were hacked in January. (Black Press file photo)
The snow depth at Summerland’s two measurement sites are higher than normal, according to the latest measurements taken Feb. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s February snow levels higher than normal

Measurement at Summerland Reservoir 144% of historical average

The snow depth at Summerland’s two measurement sites are higher than normal, according to the latest measurements taken Feb. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)
Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Early spring forecast by Okanagan Okie

Stuffed Vernon marmot mascot did not see his shadow at Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Penticton Heat U11 field lacrosse team is off to Maple Ridge to play in the 2023 provincial championships. (Photo- Michael Hodges)

Penticton U11 field lacrosse team advances to provincial championships in Maple Ridge

The team finished the season 13-1, becoming the first U11 Penticton squad to advance to provincials

The Penticton Heat U11 field lacrosse team is off to Maple Ridge to play in the 2023 provincial championships. (Photo- Michael Hodges)
Retired musician Karen Krout reviews an Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert in Kelowna on Jan. 20, 2023. (Submitted photo).

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra dazzles

Retired musician Karen Krout relays the sights and sounds from Kelowna concert, duplicated in Penticton

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Retired musician Karen Krout reviews an Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert in Kelowna on Jan. 20, 2023. (Submitted photo).
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Major high school basketball tournament tips off in Kelowna

The eight team tournament features five B.C. teams, one Alberta team, and two Manitoba teams

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Crystal Hedlund (left), who operates a business, Crystal’s Baked Blessings, helps out families in need with Christmas dinners and gifts. (Submitted photo)

Burnout, death threats, stigma: Inside the life of an Okanagan non-profit operator

Three women who have tasked themselves with helping others share their stories

Crystal Hedlund (left), who operates a business, Crystal’s Baked Blessings, helps out families in need with Christmas dinners and gifts. (Submitted photo)
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Morning Start: Groundhog Day

Your morning start for Thursday, Feb. 2

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Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).

Oliver becomes latest Okanagan community to reduce frequency of council meetings

Regular meetings in the town will now occur every 3 weeks, instead of 2

Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)

2 Okanagan restaurants make top 100 most romantic list, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Two of the 20 British Columbia restaurants are in the Okanagan

The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)

Kelowna couple sets down roots in turning vegetarian food truck into brewery

The Wagon food truck was a staple at the Kelowna Farmers Market since 2018

Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)
27-year old Nick Rooney opened iThrift over the weekend in Rutland. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘I sacrificed everything to get this going’: Kelowna’s newest thrift store opening a success

Rooney lived on air mattress in store while preparing for opening

27-year old Nick Rooney opened iThrift over the weekend in Rutland. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)