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Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters battle a fire at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club gym on 31st Street Sunday, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of the news items from the Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters battle a fire at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club gym on 31st Street Sunday, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A concept rendering showing a map of the proposed spa resort. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna residents voice opposition to ambitious spa resort plans

The Baden Spa is proposed to feature a 188-unit hotel and cabins

A concept rendering showing a map of the proposed spa resort. (City of West Kelowna)
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Crash slows Harvey Avenue traffic in Kelowna

The collision occurred around 3:30 p.m.

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Fundraisers launched for two men displaced by Kelowna house fire

Nathan Noble and Nicholas Pichler were two of the four displaced by the fire

A house on Fuller Avenue caught fire on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Kelowna Women’s Shelter uses November to raise awareness of domestic violence

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
Kelowna diners are among the pickiest in the country, according to an Uber Eats report. (Uber Eats)

Kelowna residents good tippers, picky ordering take-out online: report

The Uber Eats report tracks diners’ ordering and tipping habits

Kelowna diners are among the pickiest in the country, according to an Uber Eats report. (Uber Eats)
(Pace Spin Studio/Facebook)

Kelowna spin studio rides to raise funds for Georgia’s Wish

Georgia’s Wish is a permanent fund for CMHA Kelowna’s mental wellness programs

(Pace Spin Studio/Facebook)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating racist bus attack

The incident happened on the evening of Oct. 31

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $56K for YMCA Okanagan

Proceeds from the campaign will fund the YMCA Okanagan’s child care programs

Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)
(Photo: K-J Millar/Black Press Media file)

Remembrance Day ceremony details for West Kelowna announced

The service will be held at the Royal LePage Place

(Photo: K-J Millar/Black Press Media file)
Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four displaced by downtown Kelowna house fire

The flames had spread to a nearby home

Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Remembrance Day in Kelowna, Nov. 11, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Remembrance Day details up in the air for Central Okanagan ceremonies

Some branches are planning as best they can

Remembrance Day in Kelowna, Nov. 11, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
On World Vegan Day, Kelowna-based vegan supplier Vejii is encouraging others to slowly make the switch. (Devon Breen/Pixabay)

Kelowna company encourages people to make the switch on World Vegan Day

Vejii is available in Canada and the U.S.

On World Vegan Day, Kelowna-based vegan supplier Vejii is encouraging others to slowly make the switch. (Devon Breen/Pixabay)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Proof of vaccination required at Kelowna International Airport

Starting on Oct. 30, passengers going through YLW will need to show proof of vaccination

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

Proof of vaccination required at Kelowna International Airport

Starting on Oct. 30, passengers going through YLW will need to show proof of vaccination

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Westbank First Nation has hired a new chief financial officer. (Contributed)

Westbank First Nation welcomes new chief financial officer from Penticton

Jim Bauer is the former Chief Financial Officer for the City of Penticton

Westbank First Nation has hired a new chief financial officer. (Contributed)
Shuswap woman Nell Saba counter-protests an anti-vaccination protest outside the B.C. legislature in Victoria in October. (Reddit image)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what happened in the Okanagan-Shuswap this week

Shuswap woman Nell Saba counter-protests an anti-vaccination protest outside the B.C. legislature in Victoria in October. (Reddit image)
Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

Food-conditioned bears still active in West Kelowna neighbourhoods: WildsafeBC

Bears typically start to slow down and move back to natural areas during this time

Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Minor garage fire doused by Kelowna residents

The Kelowna Fire Department said only one resident sustained injuries

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Garden dedicated to Kelowna teacher officially opens

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre was inspired by kindergarten teacher Miss V

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)