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The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.

Thousands turn out for first-ever outdoor Fest of Ale in Penticton

The event returned from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, May 14, at Okanagan Lake Park

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.
Penticton Secondary School students recognized the Moose Hide Campaign on May 12, calling for an end to violence against women and children. (Photo courtesy of Eva Koch)

Okanagan high school students campaign to end violence against women and children

‘No one deserves to be afraid,’ a pair of students displayed on a sign

Penticton Secondary School students recognized the Moose Hide Campaign on May 12, calling for an end to violence against women and children. (Photo courtesy of Eva Koch)
Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)

PHOTOS: Penticton high school students honour lost Indigenous lives with Red Dress Day

May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will hold its second annual Tee it Up For Kids Golf Tournament on September 2 at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer gets behind Oliver charity golf tournament

The 2nd annual Tee it Up for Kids Tournament goes Sept. 2 at Fairview Mountain Golf Club

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will hold its second annual Tee it Up For Kids Golf Tournament on September 2 at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Illuminate Revelstoke phase 1 was sponsored by the Revelstoke Credit Union. (Contributed by Jamie Hobgood)

Revelstoke Credit Union announces recipients for Community Giving donations program

Recipients were announced at their Annual General Meeting last week

Illuminate Revelstoke phase 1 was sponsored by the Revelstoke Credit Union. (Contributed by Jamie Hobgood)
Barking Parrot shows their support of Ukraine in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘Heartening, but not surprising’: Over $26k raised for Ukraine Friday night in Penticton

Hundreds of people made their way to the Barking Parrot for a barbecue fundraiser

Barking Parrot shows their support of Ukraine in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Opening day in the Okanagan: Penticton golf course welcomes new season

The Penticton Golf and Country Club is celebrating its 100th-anniversary in 2022

Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Lakeshore Drive in 1930, looking east. (Penticton Museum and Archives photo)

Penticton’s Okanagan lakeshore was not always owned by the city

W. T. Shatford donated waterfront so it would always be public and not ‘marred by unsightly buildings’

Lakeshore Drive in 1930, looking east. (Penticton Museum and Archives photo)
One of two giant salmon lanterns in Runaway Moon Theatre’s Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession in Enderby on Feb. 20 were built at Kingfisher Centre and papered at local schools. (Meghan Budd photo)

VIDEO: Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession shines light on salmon

Runaway Moon Theatre holds month of lantern workshops to help Shuswap through winter doldrums

One of two giant salmon lanterns in Runaway Moon Theatre’s Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession in Enderby on Feb. 20 were built at Kingfisher Centre and papered at local schools. (Meghan Budd photo)
Peach City Radio, CFUZ 92.9 FM celebrated its three-year on-air anniversary on Saturday (Feb. 5). Claire Thompson (pictured on-air) hosted one of the station's morning programs and accepted financial donations from community members on behalf of the platform during the show. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘A reflection of the community’: Penticton’s Peach City Radio celebrates anniversary

‘If you are part of this community, then there’s a place for you here’: Jackie Del Rizzo

Peach City Radio, CFUZ 92.9 FM celebrated its three-year on-air anniversary on Saturday (Feb. 5). Claire Thompson (pictured on-air) hosted one of the station's morning programs and accepted financial donations from community members on behalf of the platform during the show. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
A home in downtown Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

City of Revelstoke to reworks plans for short-term rental regulations

New plan being pursued by council will look to limit short-term rentals to specific neighborhoods

A home in downtown Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

60 years of good wishes: Two long-time Kootenay penpals keep a Christmas tradition alive

Catherine Crewe of Fernie, and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending the same card back and forth to each other since they were both five years old

Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Megan Fotheringham, a radiologist at Queen Victoria Hospital, alongside the existing equipment at the hospital. (Contributed)

Fundraiser to upgrade hospital equipment exceeds goal by over $38,000

In just three days, the fundraiser jumped to $53,520, blowing past the goal of $15,000

Megan Fotheringham, a radiologist at Queen Victoria Hospital, alongside the existing equipment at the hospital. (Contributed)
Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign runs from Dec. 1 to 12. In 2020, with generous donations from local businesses and individuals, 32 families in need were supported.

Help Jillian Harris support families in need this holiday season

Donate during the 12 Days of Giving for entry to win prizes from some favourite brands

  • Nov 30, 2021
Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign runs from Dec. 1 to 12. In 2020, with generous donations from local businesses and individuals, 32 families in need were supported.
Fresh produce at the Revelstoke Winter Market. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke farmers respond to empty store shelves

Eating locally grown produce impacts carbon footprint but also food sustainability

Fresh produce at the Revelstoke Winter Market. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
Remembrance Day ceremony held in Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

GALLERY: Remembrance Day ceremony held in Revelstoke

Residents and representatives of the armed forces gathered at the cenotaph in Revelstoke

Remembrance Day ceremony held in Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)