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Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)

Help a Kelowna elementary school get a new playground

The school is raising $50,000 for new equipment

Pictured is an example of equipment the SKE PAC would like to install in the new playground at South Kelowna Elementary. (South Kelowna Elementary/GoFundMe)
Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)

Kelowna dog shelter launches raffle to fund vet bills

All funds will go towards dog care at Paws It Forward

Tickets for the Paws It Forward raffle can be purchased up to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Lum3n/Pexels)
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)

Kids turn 45 C into fundraising opportunity for South Okanagan Search and Rescue

Lily Traynor raised over $1,300 for Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue on June 30

Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)
The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)

Armstrong donates trailer full of supplies for victims of Lytton fire

Organizer driving it up to relief centre Friday morning

The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
A Kelowna resident enters Bernard Avenue through Ellis Street on June 29 as crews transform Bernard into a six-metre, pedestrian-friendly road closure that spans four blocks. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Transformation of Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue underway

The Meet Me on Bernard program is expected to be ready for Canada Day

A Kelowna resident enters Bernard Avenue through Ellis Street on June 29 as crews transform Bernard into a six-metre, pedestrian-friendly road closure that spans four blocks. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Central Okanagan School District)

VIDEO: West Kelowna, Japan students join voices in virtual choir

The students sang with their sister school in Japan, Haruhigaoka Junior High

(Central Okanagan School District)
The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)

Downtown Vernon security records 499 files in six weeks

Mobile security patrol on track to surpass last summer’s total count

The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)
(GoFundMe.com)
(GoFundMe.com)
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)
Kristy Handel ran her 33K for Chelaine early on June 23 to avoid the impending heat wave forecast for the Shuswap. (GoFundMe)

‘Surprise’: Salmon Arm woman finishes 33K run for Armstrong amputee ahead of heat wave

Fundraiser for Chelaine to help athlete cover medical costs associated with latest surgery

Kristy Handel ran her 33K for Chelaine early on June 23 to avoid the impending heat wave forecast for the Shuswap. (GoFundMe)
The new Civic Memorial Park will incorporate pieces of the 80-year-old arena it replaces. (Artists rendering)

Pieces of Civic Arena reclaimed for new Vernon park

City centre space to incorporate wood from the historic arena

The new Civic Memorial Park will incorporate pieces of the 80-year-old arena it replaces. (Artists rendering)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
The Pierre family, an Indigenous family, once lived in what is now downtown Summerland. Today, Pierre Drive is named in honour of the family. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Pierre family played role in Summerland’s history

Downtown Summerland was once Penticton Indian Reserve #3

The Pierre family, an Indigenous family, once lived in what is now downtown Summerland. Today, Pierre Drive is named in honour of the family. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)