Ukraine

Kelowna City Councillor Mohini Singh.

$50,000 raised for Ukrainian families in Central Okanagan

A fundraiser was held at the Kelowna Yacht Club where more than 500 people attended

 

A man takes a photo of himself holding his smartphone in Kyiv, Ukraine Monday, March 27, 2023 showing the “Air Alert” application which shows regions currently under Russian rocket attacks. When air raid alarms sound in Ukraine, they also trigger the “Air Alert” downloadable app that has been voiced by “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill. With his gravely but also calming baritone, he urges people to take cover. He also tells them when the danger has passed, signing off with “May the Force be with you.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Feel the Force: Mark Hamill carries ‘Star Wars’ voice to Ukraine

Luke Skywalker lend his famous voice to downloadable app linked to Ukraine’s air defense system

 

Ukrainian servicemen fold the national flag over the coffin of their comrade Andrii Neshodovskiy during the funeral ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine demands emergency UN meeting over Putin nuclear plan

Putin says he plans to station atomic weapons in Belarus

 

Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Nadiaa Synystia stands with Penticton resident Diane MacDonald who took in her family of four and her cousin’s family of three after they fled Ukraine and had nowhere to go. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

From war-torn Ukraine to peaceful Penticton: More host families needed

Two families grateful for new-found safety and host family who took them in

Nadiaa Synystia stands with Penticton resident Diane MacDonald who took in her family of four and her cousin’s family of three after they fled Ukraine and had nowhere to go. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Joly says China’s attempts to broker peace in Ukraine will likely only help Russia re-arm and prolong the conflict. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s foreign minister says China peace talks in Moscow will prolong Ukraine war

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says China’s attempts to broker peace in…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Joly says China’s attempts to broker peace in Ukraine will likely only help Russia re-arm and prolong the conflict. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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US ships mega generators to ease outages in Puerto Rico

US ships mega generators to ease outages in Puerto Rico

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FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin enter a hall for talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019. The Chinese government said Xi would visit Moscow from March 20, to March 22, 2023, but gave no indication when he departed. The Russian government said Xi was due to arrive at midday and meet later with Putin.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Putin welcomes China’s Xi to Kremlin amid Ukraine war

The neighbours described Xi’s three-day trip as an opportunity to deepen their ‘no-limits friendship’

FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin enter a hall for talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019. The Chinese government said Xi would visit Moscow from March 20, to March 22, 2023, but gave no indication when he departed. The Russian government said Xi was due to arrive at midday and meet later with Putin.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
New anti-Ukraine graffiti, and crosses, have been left outside a Langley, B.C. townhouse that has been flying a Ukraine flag. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)

More anti-Ukraine graffiti spray painted at B.C. townhouse

‘They hit our gate again, this time with a cross’

New anti-Ukraine graffiti, and crosses, have been left outside a Langley, B.C. townhouse that has been flying a Ukraine flag. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)
FILE - Slovak Air Force MiG-29 goes through a water gate during an airshow in Malacky, Slovakia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. On Friday March 17, 2023 Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, becoming the second NATO member country to agree to fulfill the Ukrainian government’s pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia’s invasion. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek,File)

Slovakia, after Poland, agrees to give Ukraine Soviet jets

Slovakian PM says military aid key to ensuring Ukraine can defend itself and all of Europe

FILE - Slovak Air Force MiG-29 goes through a water gate during an airshow in Malacky, Slovakia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. On Friday March 17, 2023 Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, becoming the second NATO member country to agree to fulfill the Ukrainian government’s pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia’s invasion. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek,File)
Mechanical engineering professor Nick Dechev talks about a prosthetic limb made from using a 3D-printer and polylactic acid for amputees and kids in Canada and the US part of the Victoria Hand Project in the engineering lab wing at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. group lends a helping hand to Ukraine, setting up prosthetic clinics

Victoria Hand Project provides low-cost, fully functioning 3D-printed prosthetic arms

Mechanical engineering professor Nick Dechev talks about a prosthetic limb made from using a 3D-printer and polylactic acid for amputees and kids in Canada and the US part of the Victoria Hand Project in the engineering lab wing at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Lyuba Pastushok tends to her growing herd of cattle on her family farm in Holoskyovchi in western Ukraine on Feb. 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman

Canadian dairy plant becomes unlikely symbol of defiance for Ukrainian farmers

The $3-million dairy plant, funded by Global Affairs Canada, helping Ukraine dairy co-ops.

Lyuba Pastushok tends to her growing herd of cattle on her family farm in Holoskyovchi in western Ukraine on Feb. 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman
Someone spray painted a swastika and anti-Ukraine graffiti (left) at a Langley townhouse on Thursday, March 9. The next day, someone else painted out part of the message (right) and converted the rest into a pro-Ukraine comment. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)

Anti-Ukraine graffiti spray painted on B.C. townhouse

RCMP investigating incident

Someone spray painted a swastika and anti-Ukraine graffiti (left) at a Langley townhouse on Thursday, March 9. The next day, someone else painted out part of the message (right) and converted the rest into a pro-Ukraine comment. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)
Ostap Tryhub who recently had to leave his home in war-torn Kyiv, Ukraine is the Penticton Western News' carrier of the month. (Western News photo)

From war torn Ukraine to Penticton paper route

13-year-old Ostap got the paper route so he could buy his mom a present

Ostap Tryhub who recently had to leave his home in war-torn Kyiv, Ukraine is the Penticton Western News' carrier of the month. (Western News photo)
The train station in Lviv, western Ukraine, is lit up by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Ukrainian officials in Lviv say there’s another way Canadians can support the embattled country’s economy and war effort, but it’s not for the faint of heart: pack your bags and come be a tourist. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Petros Giannakouris

‘Welcome to Lviv’: Ukrainian city ready for ‘brave’ Canadian tourists

Despite mayor’s welcome, western Ukraine city cannot actively encourage people to enter

The train station in Lviv, western Ukraine, is lit up by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Ukrainian officials in Lviv say there’s another way Canadians can support the embattled country’s economy and war effort, but it’s not for the faint of heart: pack your bags and come be a tourist. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Petros Giannakouris
President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after the first day of the closed meeting of the German Cabinet in Gransee, Germany, Sunday March 5, 2023. Von der Leyen is in Canada for a short visit aimed at promoting transatlantic ties. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-dpa, Soeren Stache

Trudeau announces supports for Ukraine, hydrogen deal with Europe as EU head visits

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced more support for Ukraine and a new…

President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after the first day of the closed meeting of the German Cabinet in Gransee, Germany, Sunday March 5, 2023. Von der Leyen is in Canada for a short visit aimed at promoting transatlantic ties. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-dpa, Soeren Stache
BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon calls on government to approve outstanding LNG projects to help Europe find alternative energy forms as the world marks the one-year-anniversary of Russia’s attack on Feb. 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

B.C. has ‘obligation’ to help Europe find alternative forms of energy: Falcon

Falcon made the statement as world marks one-year-anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine

BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon calls on government to approve outstanding LNG projects to help Europe find alternative energy forms as the world marks the one-year-anniversary of Russia’s attack on Feb. 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Students in Kovalivka, Ukraine study by phone light in dark bomb shelters. (Valery Shulga/Submitted)

Kelowna generating funds to help Ukrainian students in dark bomb shelter

Students in Ukraine are forced to study in dark bomb shelters

Students in Kovalivka, Ukraine study by phone light in dark bomb shelters. (Valery Shulga/Submitted)
People demonstrate against the war in the Ukraine in front of the Russian embassy in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. The war in Ukraine is now in its second year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: No end in sight to war in Ukraine

Ongoing conflict is now in its second year

  • Mar 5, 2023
People demonstrate against the war in the Ukraine in front of the Russian embassy in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. The war in Ukraine is now in its second year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Russian and Ukrainian Deli is Kelowna has been vandalized. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Russian and Ukrainian Deli in Kelowna vandalized

The store is temporarily closed

The Russian and Ukrainian Deli is Kelowna has been vandalized. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
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