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It was a bluebird day for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New route, road closures in place for Vernon Winter Carnival parade

Saturday, Feb. 4, 12 p.m.; route nearly the same with couple of changes

Lake Country council begins budget deliberations on its 2023-2027 financial plan Jan. 26. (Photo/District of Lake Country)

Lake Country wants input on 2023 budget

Submit your thoughts online or at the Jan. 31 town hall

  • Jan 29, 2023
iThrift, Kelowna’s new thrift store opened in Rutland on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s newest thrift store opens in Rutland

During the store’s opening weekend, everything is 25 per cent off

iThrift, Kelowna’s new thrift store opened in Rutland on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was training at Mission Creek Park on Jan. 26, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue tune up their skills in training session

Every member of COSAR is a volunteer

  • Jan 27, 2023
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was training at Mission Creek Park on Jan. 26, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers practise their avalanche rescue skills in January 2023. (Shuswap Search and Rescue- Facebook)

Shuswap Search and Rescue takes avalanche training to better respond to crisis

Members work to better recognize avalanche terrain for safe, quick rescue

Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers practise their avalanche rescue skills in January 2023. (Shuswap Search and Rescue- Facebook)
The Kelowna RCMP’s held their third and final ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event of January was held at Bean Scene on Pandosy Street on Thursday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘Coffee with a Cop’ completes successful January, more events in the future: Kelowna RCMP

Because of the success of the first three events, more events could start in March or April

The Kelowna RCMP’s held their third and final ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event of January was held at Bean Scene on Pandosy Street on Thursday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Video surveillance has become a tool used by Central Okanagan Public Schools like other public institutions to provide security, in this case for students and staff. (File photo)

Video surveillance enhances Central Okanagan school safety

Thirty-two of 51 school district sites have closed circuit equipment in place

Video surveillance has become a tool used by Central Okanagan Public Schools like other public institutions to provide security, in this case for students and staff. (File photo)
Rob Balsdon hosts Train Wreck Comedy at Runaways on Feb. 23. (Facebook)

Chuckle for charity with Train Wreck Comedy in Kelowna

Train Wreck hosts a show in support of Kelowna charity Her International

Rob Balsdon hosts Train Wreck Comedy at Runaways on Feb. 23. (Facebook)
Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)

Shuswap horse rescue seeks support to take advantage of hay bale discount

Freedom’s Gate fundraising to purchase hay offered at half price

Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)
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Kelowna Library searching for ‘diverse group’ for story time

The library is looking for a diverse group of volunteers

  • Jan 24, 2023
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(Jordy Cunningham/West K News)

2SLGBTQIA+ group pleased with City of Kelowna’s support

2SLGBTQIA+ communities in the Central Okanagan have expressed concerns of hate at their events

(Jordy Cunningham/West K News)
Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan fire victims lose everything, no insurance

Family escaped the blaze, one cat still missing, fundraiser started

Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)
(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)

‘Be An Angel’ campaign raises close to $500k for Central Okanagan Food Bank

In the 27th iteration of the December-based fundraiser, The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation contributed $30,000

(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)
Oleg Skrypka and his band Vopli Vidopliasova are playing at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Ukrainian rock legend bringing concert to Kelowna

Tickets are available online, at the door for the show at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night

Oleg Skrypka and his band Vopli Vidopliasova are playing at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
Alvin Timm, known as Button Guy for his longtime support of the Vernon Winter Carnival, died Jan. 13 at age 83. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival remembers ‘Button Guy’

Alvin Timm, known for his support of Carnival by wearing hundreds of buttons on his jacket, dead at 83

Alvin Timm, known as Button Guy for his longtime support of the Vernon Winter Carnival, died Jan. 13 at age 83. (Facebook photo)
Come out on Jan. 19 for coffee with a cop. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Come out on Jan. 19 for coffee with a cop. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
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KCR: Career Paths leads to dream job

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Jan 19, 2023
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