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Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was training at Mission Creek Park on Jan. 26, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue tune up their skills in training session

Every member of COSAR is a volunteer

  • Jan 27, 2023
Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers practise their avalanche rescue skills in January 2023. (Shuswap Search and Rescue- Facebook)

Shuswap Search and Rescue takes avalanche training to better respond to crisis

Members work to better recognize avalanche terrain for safe, quick rescue

The Kelowna RCMP’s held their third and final ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event of January was held at Bean Scene on Pandosy Street on Thursday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘Coffee with a Cop’ completes successful January, more events in the future: Kelowna RCMP

Because of the success of the first three events, more events could start in March or April

Thee Retro Review, special publication from the Revelstoke Review, celebrates the 134 year history of print media in our community. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Retro Review: The storied history of print media in Revelstoke

From the Kootenay Star to the Revelstoke Review: 134 years of print journalism

  • Jan 26, 2023
Thee Retro Review, special publication from the Revelstoke Review, celebrates the 134 year history of print media in our community. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Rob Balsdon hosts Train Wreck Comedy at Runaways on Feb. 23. (Facebook)

Chuckle for charity with Train Wreck Comedy in Kelowna

Train Wreck hosts a show in support of Kelowna charity Her International

Rob Balsdon hosts Train Wreck Comedy at Runaways on Feb. 23. (Facebook)
Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)

Shuswap horse rescue seeks support to take advantage of hay bale discount

Freedom’s Gate fundraising to purchase hay offered at half price

Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)
Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan fire victims lose everything, no insurance

Family escaped the blaze, one cat still missing, fundraiser started

Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)
(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)

‘Be An Angel’ campaign raises close to $500k for Central Okanagan Food Bank

In the 27th iteration of the December-based fundraiser, The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation contributed $30,000

(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)
Oleg Skrypka and his band Vopli Vidopliasova are playing at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Ukrainian rock legend bringing concert to Kelowna

Tickets are available online, at the door for the show at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night

Oleg Skrypka and his band Vopli Vidopliasova are playing at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Bianca, Zahara, Isabel and Anna, Grade 9 students at Dr. Knox Middle School, who were winners of the Sustainable Development Challenge in 2020. (Contributed)

Passionate Kelowna youth tackle environment issues

The 2023 Sustainable Development Challenge takes place Feb. 23

Bianca, Zahara, Isabel and Anna, Grade 9 students at Dr. Knox Middle School, who were winners of the Sustainable Development Challenge in 2020. (Contributed)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
Alvin Timm, known as Button Guy for his longtime support of the Vernon Winter Carnival, died Jan. 13 at age 83. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival remembers ‘Button Guy’

Alvin Timm, known for his support of Carnival by wearing hundreds of buttons on his jacket, dead at 83

Alvin Timm, known as Button Guy for his longtime support of the Vernon Winter Carnival, died Jan. 13 at age 83. (Facebook photo)
The community of Trout Lake, circa 1905, showing the branch store of C.B. Hume. Hume’s main department store was in Revelstoke, with branch stores at Trout Lake and Arrowhead. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1101)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 19

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Jan 19, 2023
The community of Trout Lake, circa 1905, showing the branch store of C.B. Hume. Hume’s main department store was in Revelstoke, with branch stores at Trout Lake and Arrowhead. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1101)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Ruby Serrouya alongside Ainslee Arthurs, Stoke Youth Network’s Youth Liaison, holding her ‘Turn Your Key’ sign, which will be installed outside of Revelstoke schools. (Contributed by Stoke Youth Network)

Turn your key, be idle free: Revelstoke students building a greener community

Revelstoke Secondary School’s Environmental Action Team bring attention to the impacts of cars idling

  • Jan 18, 2023
Ruby Serrouya alongside Ainslee Arthurs, Stoke Youth Network’s Youth Liaison, holding her ‘Turn Your Key’ sign, which will be installed outside of Revelstoke schools. (Contributed by Stoke Youth Network)
Cats found in box in Penticton in Dec. (OHS)

101 reasons to donate and save animals in the Okanagan

Okanagan Humane Society takes on Betty White Challenge

Cats found in box in Penticton in Dec. (OHS)
More than 140 people turned out to a celebration of Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas at the Vernon Elks Lodge Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Submitted photo)

First holiday away from home made special for Ukrainians in Vernon

More than 140 people gathered to celebrate Orthodox Christmas

More than 140 people turned out to a celebration of Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas at the Vernon Elks Lodge Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Submitted photo)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Penticton’s Memorial Bench for overdose victims to be unveiled this summer

Gord Portman helped raise $10,000 in 2022 for the bench’s construction to become a reality

The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Esther Hoffman celebrated her 100th birthday with a room full of family and friends at Heaton Place in Armstrong Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

No meds, no problem: Armstrong woman celebrates 100th birthday

Esther Hoffman celebrated the milestone with family and friends at Heaton Place Thursday, Jan. 12

Esther Hoffman celebrated her 100th birthday with a room full of family and friends at Heaton Place in Armstrong Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)