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Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)
Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm teacher performs for B.C. Culture Days, shares Secwépemc legends

This year’s event features a video series from rural B.C. communities

Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools throughout region

The clinics will be for returning students, staff and teachers

Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms, opposing a group of roughly 1,000 people who protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna hospital foundation ramps up White Hearts Project after anti-vax card protest

Funds raised through the project will go towards mental health support, respite opportunities

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms, opposing a group of roughly 1,000 people who protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Boaters were causing havoc for skimmers on Sunday trying to get up close to the planes to take pictures and video. (John Poon Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of the news items from this week

Boaters were causing havoc for skimmers on Sunday trying to get up close to the planes to take pictures and video. (John Poon Facebook)
Rice krispie squares. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: There used to be four Rice Krispies characters

Your morning start for Sept. 2

Rice krispie squares. (Pixabay)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Vax card protesters take over streets near Kelowna General Hospital

Around 1,000 people have gathered in opposition of B.C.’s recently announced vaccine card program

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

Plumbers union loses appeal on discriminatory membership denial of Kelowna woman

Former plumber Alicia Ferri alleged she was denied membership due to gender discrimination

A Kelowna woman was denied membership at a plumbing union. She says the decision was discriminatory.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)
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United Way distributes car seats, baby care packages in Southern Interior

The organization distributed 215 car seats and 50 baby care packages in the Okanagan

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(Pixabay)

Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

(Pixabay)
The Roomba vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. is seen in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Nearly five years after rolling onto the market, the Roomba vacuum cleaner has undergone a ground-up redesign that has endowed the otherwise-brainy robot with the smarts to overcome rug tassels and electrical cords. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Morning Start: Vacuums used to be horse-drawn

Your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 31

The Roomba vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. is seen in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Nearly five years after rolling onto the market, the Roomba vacuum cleaner has undergone a ground-up redesign that has endowed the otherwise-brainy robot with the smarts to overcome rug tassels and electrical cords. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
The proposed early learning facility will be built on the portion of the property where Alhambra Drive and Hudson Road meet. (Google Maps)

West Kelowna council approves new daycare building at elementary school

The new facility will offer 92 new child care spaces for the community

The proposed early learning facility will be built on the portion of the property where Alhambra Drive and Hudson Road meet. (Google Maps)
A retired Penticton nurse continues the fight to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable. (Black Press Media file)

Retired Penticton nurse fights to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable

Teri McGrath is encouraging others to write to their MLA, MP to bring attention to the issue

A retired Penticton nurse continues the fight to keep doctors who make medical errors accountable. (Black Press Media file)
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Morning Start: Lobsters taste with their feet

Your morning start for Aug. 24

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Maple & Manchester is located at 438 Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Kelowna’s one of a kind ‘fauxmagerie’ set to open in September

Maple & Manchester sells vegan fare including cheese, pasta sauces and other charcuterie necessities

Maple & Manchester is located at 438 Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)

West Kelowna residents call for better exits after evacuations cause traffic jams

Several properties were ordered evacuated when the Mount Law wildfire closed in

It took some Glenrosa residents several hours to evacuate after the order was issued on Aug. 15 as they could only access one way out of the neighbourhood. (Tracy Pappin/Contributed)
A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Mount Law wildfire evacuation orders rescinded due to lower temperatures, precipitation

The fire is still listed as out of control and crews are still working to contain it

A helicopter surverys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police find missing man ‘safe and well’

31-year-old Matthew Andrew MacGugan was last seen in Vernon on Aug. 19

Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)
The Jilly Box is fundraising for an award fund for underrepresented Okanagan College students. (The Jilly Box)

Canadian TV personality Jillian Harris sets up award fund for Okanagan College students

The award fund is intended for underrepresented students

The Jilly Box is fundraising for an award fund for underrepresented Okanagan College students. (The Jilly Box)
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Kelowna animal sanctuary relocates to Peachland

Star’s Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary was previously located in Joe Rich

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)