Aaron Hemens

One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the first week of December

One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)
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Benchmark price for single-family homes in the Central Okanagan pushing $1 million

The Association of Interior Realtors is dealing with an inventory shortage heading into December

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Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)

Documentary on Okanagan, Kamloops wheelchair community making its international debut

Re-Inventing The Wheel won the best feature documentary at the 2020 Chelsea Film Festival in New York

Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)
Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Man located by COSAR after flipping car, walking away in Lake Country

The man fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard

Eleven COSAR members and the dog team were called in to help search for the man who fled the scene after flipping his vehicle into an orchard near Glenmore Road on Dec. 1. (Contributed)
Spokane Chiefs forward Jack Finley of Kelowna was revealed as a member of the 35-player selection camp roster by Hockey Canada on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Kelowna hockey player participating in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp

Jack Finley will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship

Spokane Chiefs forward Jack Finley of Kelowna was revealed as a member of the 35-player selection camp roster by Hockey Canada on Dec. 1. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The record for the most lights on a Christmas tree is 194,672

Your morning start for Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

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Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)

Kelowna man publishes first book, 16 years after writing it

Isaiah Fransen was eight years old when he came up with the idea of his new book

Nearly 16 years after first coming up with the idea, Isaiah Fransen finally got around to finishing and publishing his first book this year. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The world’s tallest Christmas tree was over 200 feet tall

Your morning start for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

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A screengrab of the Stuart Park skating rink on the morning of Nov. 30. (City of Kelowna)

Warm temperatures delay launch of Kelowna’s Stuart Park ice rink

The rink will open on Friday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.

A screengrab of the Stuart Park skating rink on the morning of Nov. 30. (City of Kelowna)
Dogs and their owners rendezvoused at the Kelowna Christian School soccer field at approximately 11 a.m., before walking to Pioneer Town for the Kelowna’s Dogzies Canine School of Excellence’s fourth annual Santa Paws fundraising event on Nov. 27. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Dogs and their owners rendezvoused at the Kelowna Christian School soccer field at approximately 11 a.m., before walking to Pioneer Town for the Kelowna’s Dogzies Canine School of Excellence’s fourth annual Santa Paws fundraising event on Nov. 27. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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$5M from Kelowna Flying Club to expand private aircraft accommodations at YLW

The project will result in a 64 per cent increase in the number of private aircraft accommodations

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Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the week of Nov. 21

Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)
Dozens of families attended Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope event near the pedestrian bridge in the Landmark District on Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope light-up event kicks off holiday season

Santa hats and warm drinks were also distributed to boost the festive mood

Dozens of families attended Kelowna’s 24th annual Tree of Hope event near the pedestrian bridge in the Landmark District on Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: The heaviest turkey in the world weighed 86 lb

Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

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Central Okanagan records 38% decline in COVID-19 cases

The local health region recorded 140 new cases of the virus between Nov. 14 and 20

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A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)

Dog attack at West Kelowna park results in 2 dogs seized

Authorities continue to search for the other two dogs involved in the incident

A photo of the owner with their dogs that were involved in the attack at West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park on Nov. 16. (Facebook.com/Kelowna Alert)
The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)

Arkells, Lights headlining 2022 AltiTunes festival at Big White

Those wishing to attend will be required to provide proof of full vaccination

The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: The smallest mobile nightclub in the world is 1.88 metres high

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

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The 2019 West Kelowna Light Up. (File photo)

West Kelowna Christmas events returning for the holidays

The Light Up and Twinkle Tour events will kick off the festive season

The 2019 West Kelowna Light Up. (File photo)