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Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)

Prospera Place launching new VIP experience with Kelowna winery

The new VIP lounge is open starting tonight (Oct. 19) when the Rockets host Brandon

Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)
Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)

Okanagan College opens doors for prospects

Events at Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm campuses

Okanagan College hosts open house events at it's campus' this fall. (OC image)
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Beer Week kicks off with 10-km run along KVR Trail

Tastings from 10 South Okanagan breweries were included in the event

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Revelstoke Post Office and Customs Office opened at the corner of First Street and Boyle Avenue in 1926. It became Revelstoke Museum and Archives in 1974. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 491)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 13

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Revelstoke Post Office and Customs Office opened at the corner of First Street and Boyle Avenue in 1926. It became Revelstoke Museum and Archives in 1974. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 491)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
The Agricultural Hall was built in Columbia Park in 1912 for the annual fall fairs. When the Revelstoke Golf Club opened in 1924, the old hall became the golf clubhouse. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 484)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 6

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

The Agricultural Hall was built in Columbia Park in 1912 for the annual fall fairs. When the Revelstoke Golf Club opened in 1924, the old hall became the golf clubhouse. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 484)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Lace them up and Play On!: Canada’s largest road hockey tournament hits the pavement in Kelowna

Water Street will be closed until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 because of the tournament

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Hundreds came out in their orange shirts to the Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Hundreds came out in their orange shirts to the Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds come out to Walk for the Children in Penticton

“We’re honouring the residential school survivors and those who didn’t make it home”: Penticton Chief

Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Revelstoke youth placed their rocks at significant spots around the community for others to find and reflect upon. (Contributed by Mike Hooker)

PHOTOS: Revelstoke students come together in learning for Orange Shirt Day

Students shared important messages ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Revelstoke youth placed their rocks at significant spots around the community for others to find and reflect upon. (Contributed by Mike Hooker)
Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)

Bat exhibit swooping into North Okanagan nature centre

Bats: Out of the Darkness exhibit will be at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre throughout October

Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)
Dining room of McGregor's Motor Inn, currently Grizz Hotel on Third Street West, 1962. (Estelle Dickey photograph, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 8908.)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 29

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

Dining room of McGregor's Motor Inn, currently Grizz Hotel on Third Street West, 1962. (Estelle Dickey photograph, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 8908.)
Horse Camp (Traci Ludwig)

Month-long summer camp taught Revelstoke kids to ride horses

This is the second year for the horse camp, which teaches young kids how to ride and care for horses

Horse Camp (Traci Ludwig)
(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)

Oktoberfest, takeover nights and more highlight Kelowna Beer Week

Kelowna Beer Week is happening over 11 days from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8

(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)