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Hector McKinnon and family on Mount Revelstoke road, circa 1927. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 7088)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 22

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

Hector McKinnon and family on Mount Revelstoke road, circa 1927. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 7088)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

Lumby man’s kidney journey moves forward

Cole Derry has made it home after successful kidney removal surgery in Vancouver

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
Documents contributed by Dana Dean give a peek into the day Revelstoke railroaders, including her father Benn, aided the Queen on her trip aboard the Royal Train. (Contributed by Dana Dean)

Documents detail Queen Elizabeth II’s trip through Revelstoke on Royal Train

The voyage, which took place in 1959, is detailed through communications given to local railroaders

Documents contributed by Dana Dean give a peek into the day Revelstoke railroaders, including her father Benn, aided the Queen on her trip aboard the Royal Train. (Contributed by Dana Dean)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Superheroes of all forms; Easter Seals Drop Zone on now in Kelowna

All funds raised support the Easter Seals House and Camps

  • Sep 20, 2022
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The poster for Consent Awareness Week. (couragetoact.ca)
The poster for Consent Awareness Week. (couragetoact.ca)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cops for Kids rolls into Kelowna to finish the ride

Over $375,000 was raised in the 2022 ride

  • Sep 18, 2022
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).

Remember when? Penticton Secondary grads reunite after 60 years

Classmates from as far away as Utah came together to laugh, dance and reminisce

A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).
Revelstoke Sawmill at Big Eddy, 1908. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 474)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 13

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 13, 2022
Revelstoke Sawmill at Big Eddy, 1908. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 474)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Countdown begins for 4th annual Penticton Beer Week

The newly-crafted drink will be launched Oct. 14, thanks to the efforts of all eight local breweries

Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: Stop and smell the flowers: Downtown Penticton bursting with blooms

There are 160 hanging flower baskets in the downtown and along Lakeshore

There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)

West Kelowna vet, Okanagan Humane Society join forces to save cat

A recent college graduate was in desperate need of help when her cat broke its femur

Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Buddhist monks and nuns from across Canada and the U.S. gathered in Kelowna for the grand opening of the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre on Sept. 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Hundreds gathered for grand opening at Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre in Kelowna

The event included celebrations for Parents Day

  • Sep 4, 2022
Buddhist monks and nuns from across Canada and the U.S. gathered in Kelowna for the grand opening of the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Centre on Sept. 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Librarian Tal Wieczorek is the new co-ordinator of Reading Buddies and will be leading the Chilliwack Library's new Man in the Moon story time for male caregivers and their children. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Okanagan libraries help new residents settle in

Champion Program gives immigrants access to resources

Librarian Tal Wieczorek is the new co-ordinator of Reading Buddies and will be leading the Chilliwack Library's new Man in the Moon story time for male caregivers and their children. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Sergeant Sanjesh Lal (left) and Kelowna RCMP Office in Charge Superintendent Kara Triance pose with Gary Trudell after presenting him with a certificate to recognize and thank him for his work as an auxiliary member with the Jasper Detachment from 1972 to 1983 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Lake Country man honoured 39 years after retiring from the RCMP

Gary Trudell was an auxiliary member from 1973-1983

  • Sep 1, 2022
Sergeant Sanjesh Lal (left) and Kelowna RCMP Office in Charge Superintendent Kara Triance pose with Gary Trudell after presenting him with a certificate to recognize and thank him for his work as an auxiliary member with the Jasper Detachment from 1972 to 1983 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]

Kelowna mother-daughter duo marching for multiple myeloma research

The Multiple Myeloma March takes place Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna man’s clean face raises money for renal ward at hospital

Nori Wentworth raised more than $6,000 for the renal ward

  • Aug 29, 2022
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)