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A grandmother-daughter duo teamed up Saturday morning, Aug. 26, for the return of Ironkids on Lakeshore Shore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

A family affair: Young triathletes shine in Penticton ahead of Ironman Canada

Ironman Canada kicks off Sunday morning at Okanagan Lake in Penticton

A grandmother-daughter duo teamed up Saturday morning, Aug. 26, for the return of Ironkids on Lakeshore Shore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Submitted photo)

WorkBC helps Okanagan amputee on long road to self-employment

Sylvan Baril looking for indoor space to put his woodworking talents to use

(Submitted photo)
Glenys Clark celebrated her 100th birthday at Angus Place on Aug. 24. Clark has been involved in the community since moving to Summerland in 1948. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

‘Good genes’: Summerland centenarian celebrates another trip around the sun

Glenys Clark has been involved in service to the community since 1948

Glenys Clark celebrated her 100th birthday at Angus Place on Aug. 24. Clark has been involved in the community since moving to Summerland in 1948. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Woodenhead at its new location at the Trans-Canada highway junction at Revelstoke, 1962. Photographer: Estelle Dickey. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 9250)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 25

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Aug 25, 2022
Woodenhead at its new location at the Trans-Canada highway junction at Revelstoke, 1962. Photographer: Estelle Dickey. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 9250)
Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)

Vernon club pitches horseshoes provincials

The championships are taking place on Sept. 3 and 4 on Alexis Park Drive

Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)
The emergency services Community Connection food bank returns in September. (Zachary Delaney)

Revelstoke’s Emergency Services Food Drive coming back

Sirens for a cause: the emergency services food drive for Community Connections returns in September

The emergency services Community Connection food bank returns in September. (Zachary Delaney)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Farhan and Amal Alsowwan have spent the last three years in Revelstoke after arriving as refugees from Jordan. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

‘My heart is here’: Syrian family look back on 3 years in Revelstoke

The Alsowwan arrived in Revelstoke as refugees in 2019, and are now moving to Kelowna

Farhan and Amal Alsowwan have spent the last three years in Revelstoke after arriving as refugees from Jordan. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/Facebook)

Friends, family rally in Tour de Cure to support Kelowna woman diagnosed with cancer

The event takes place in the Fraser Valley and Kelowna on August 27

The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/Facebook)
C.B. Hume Department Store at the corner of Mackenzie Avenue and First Street, 1904. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1102)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for August 18

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

C.B. Hume Department Store at the corner of Mackenzie Avenue and First Street, 1904. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1102)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.

Rotary Club donation supports recovering Central Okanagan cardiac patients

A Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise was purchased for Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health

(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
cherries

Kelowna companies the first in Canada to send cherries to Korea

Northern Cherries Inc. and Jealous Fruits Ltd. are packing up shipments this month

cherries
Heather Lodge. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 12

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Aug 12, 2022
Heather Lodge. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)