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A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)

Lost necklace with memorial pendant found in West Kelowna

Woman’s son found the necklace while swimming in West Kelowna, believes pendant contains ashes

Cailen Vilness pictured with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)

Memorial fundraiser planned for victim of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Fundraiser for Cailen Vilness set to take place Saturday at August Luxury Motorcars

Toby Pike with Anna Warwick Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)

Toby Pike: Okanagan water management advocate dies at 65

Long-time SEKID manager passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria

Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna accessible bike rental company receives $15K investment

Interior Savings’ donation will help make bikes accessible to all Kelowna residents

Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)
(Kelowna Museums)

Syilx Language House releasing 7th installment of Elder Stories

It’s the latest installment of a series that records and transcribes Syilx Elders sharing stories in Nsyilxcn

(Kelowna Museums)
The Prospera Foundation has been running since 1992. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital New)

Prospera pledges $500,000 to B.C. based buisnesses

The foundation supports local initiatives and businesses, like the Central Okanagan Food bank

The Prospera Foundation has been running since 1992. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital New)
Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)

Summerland siblings get entrepreneurial for a good cause

All proceeds from the Jonson family lemon-aid stand go to support Heart for Lebanon

Mitchell, Malcom and Maria will be selling lemonade for the rest of the summer (Suzanne White)
This historic photo is of downtown Westbank circa 1938. 

The photo was posted to the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

“Sure looks a bit different now,” stated the museum. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: Downtown Westbank 1938

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is of downtown Westbank circa 1938. 

The photo was posted to the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

“Sure looks a bit different now,” stated the museum. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)

Okanagan charities boosted by United Way grant

Grants going to charities helping to build a regenerative, just and sustainable economy

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)
Thirteen non-profits in the Thompson, Nicola and Okanagan received grants from Interior Savings. (Interior Savings/Contributed)

Okanagan non-profits receive Interior Savings grants

Thirteen non-profits shared $120,000 in grant funding

Thirteen non-profits in the Thompson, Nicola and Okanagan received grants from Interior Savings. (Interior Savings/Contributed)
Andrew Frederick spent his COVID-19 time off school cleaning up his neighbourhood Girouard Park, which is being expanded. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Vernon’s park gets more play space

1.3 acres of land to be added to Harwood area park

Andrew Frederick spent his COVID-19 time off school cleaning up his neighbourhood Girouard Park, which is being expanded. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
Disabled people face many barriers finding affordable and accessible housing in B.C. (File photo)

Accessible housing is lacking in Kelowna, says disabled community members

Many disabled people in the city do not have access to safe, affordable and accessible housing

Disabled people face many barriers finding affordable and accessible housing in B.C. (File photo)
30 days free storage available at the Kelowna or West Kelowna U-Haul(Black Press File Photo)

U-Haul Kelowna offers free storage to those displaced by wildfires

Over 300 communities are on evacuation alert as of July 15

30 days free storage available at the Kelowna or West Kelowna U-Haul(Black Press File Photo)
The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)

Kelowna crane collapse victims to be remembered at vigil

Residents are invited near the crash site to pay their respects

The vigil will include an open mic period for those wishing to speak (via North Okanagan Labour Council/ Facebook)
On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland organizations support Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Fire department and two businesses provide $1,250 for organization

On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Linda Fedyniak is ready to pour coffee for the 27th annual Tim Hortons Camp Day next Wednesday. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

Coffee sales send Okanagan kids to camp

Tim Hortons Camp Day taking place Wednesday, July 21

Linda Fedyniak is ready to pour coffee for the 27th annual Tim Hortons Camp Day next Wednesday. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
Jeremy Welder, BGC Okanagan CEO (left) and Jarrod Stocker, BGC Okanagan Facilities and Transportation Manager (right) painted the door leading to the youth shelter at the Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna. (Submitted photo)

BGC Okanagan receives massive donation to help fight youth homelessness

The organization painted their door orange as part of Home Depot’s Orange Door Project

Jeremy Welder, BGC Okanagan CEO (left) and Jarrod Stocker, BGC Okanagan Facilities and Transportation Manager (right) painted the door leading to the youth shelter at the Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna. (Submitted photo)
Flower bouquets hang from a gate on St. Paul Street, with the remains of the crane still standing in the background near the site of the collapse. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Here’s what we know about the five men killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Five people died when the crane collapsed at around 11 a.m. on Monday

Flower bouquets hang from a gate on St. Paul Street, with the remains of the crane still standing in the background near the site of the collapse. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
This historic photo is a view of Peachland and Okanagan Lake with Rattlesnake Island visible to the far left of the picture. 

The photo actually from a postcard, which was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: 1970’s view of Peachland

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is a view of Peachland and Okanagan Lake with Rattlesnake Island visible to the far left of the picture. 

The photo actually from a postcard, which was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
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Kelowna company to donate 5,000 slices of pizza to the homeless

The Kelowna Gospel Mission will be hosting seven pizza nights over seven weeks

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