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People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates

“Violence in relationships is a social problem and most of it is learned behaviour”

 

Allison Mclauchlan and Candace Homan from the Kelowna Women’s Shelter presented the new campaign, Hidden in Plain Sight (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna Women’s Shelter sheds light on abuse ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

The effects of psycological abuse are not always obvious

 

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Revelstoke Women’s Shelter commemorates Prevention of Violence Against Women week

Prevention of Violence Against Women week is taking place April 10-16

 

Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)

Kelowna Cup back at Big White to raise money for women’s shelter

Over the first seven events, $148,861 has been raised for various charities and non-profits

Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)
People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emotional vigil held on day police find remains of Shuswap woman missing for 5 years

Annual vigil pays respects to women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre and local women

People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna emergency shelter cannot accommodate increased demand, people sleep outside

Kelowna Gospel Mission does not have enough beds for Kelowna homeless and flood evacuees

Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
École Polytechnique massacre victims. (Contributed)

‘It’s important to remember every year’-White Ribbon Day in Revelstoke

Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

École Polytechnique massacre victims. (Contributed)
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Rogers gives phones, plans to Kelowna Women’s Shelter

Residents in shelters across B.C. get phone plans from Rogers help them escape abuse

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The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting a local Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year photo)

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 20

The Women’s Shelter Society has already beat their fundraising goal, more funds means more programs

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting a local Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year photo)
A huge array of the gift baskets donated to the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society. Shelter executive director Lynn Loeppky (left) with Helping Hands organizer Conin Erbenich. (Submitted/Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society)

$5,000 in Christmas goodies donated to Revelstoke women’s shelter

Local Charity Helping hands made the donation

  • Dec 29, 2020
A huge array of the gift baskets donated to the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society. Shelter executive director Lynn Loeppky (left) with Helping Hands organizer Conin Erbenich. (Submitted/Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society)
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting a local Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year photo)

Join the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 20

The event will see funds support the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting a local Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year photo)
Copies of the magazine will be distributed around town where possible and is available online. (Submitted)

Revelstoke Women’s Shelter releases new magazine

Uplift Magazine aims to reduce confusion around abuse

  • Jun 22, 2020
Copies of the magazine will be distributed around town where possible and is available online. (Submitted)
Revelstoke Women’s Shelter providing art kits to vulnerable women

Revelstoke Women’s Shelter providing art kits to vulnerable women

The program to offers support during COVID-19

  • May 21, 2020
Revelstoke Women’s Shelter providing art kits to vulnerable women
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting online events for Prevention of Violence Against Women week this week, including a vision board making workshop. (Photo via Unsplash)

Prevention of Violence Against Women week activities going virtual

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting online events to raise awareness

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is hosting online events for Prevention of Violence Against Women week this week, including a vision board making workshop. (Photo via Unsplash)