Okanagan

Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (File photo)

Bat pups trying out their wings throughout the Okanagan

If you find a bat, alive or dead, do not touch it with your bare hands

 

Cindy Fortin is seeking a third term as mayor of Peachland. (Photo contributed)

Fortin forges ahead in seeking re-election as Peachland mayor

‘It has never been a difficult decision for me to serve this community’

 

Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)

Fire fuelling forecast for Keremeos Creek wildfire, near Penticton

The Keremeos fire near Penticton is currently 5903 hectares in size.

 

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Morning Start: Tongue prints

Your morning start for Monday, August 8

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A lottery ticket for the Aug. 5 Lotto Max competition matched all four Extra numbers, worth $500,000, and was purchased in Lake Country. (File photo)

Lake Country lottery ticket worth $500K

Ticket matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto Max draw Aug. 5

A lottery ticket for the Aug. 5 Lotto Max competition matched all four Extra numbers, worth $500,000, and was purchased in Lake Country. (File photo)
Society for Learning in Retirement program participants (from left) Pat Maki, Ev Volk, Joanne Lund and Donn Watt check out some books available from the society's library resource. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Never to old to learn: Study groups available for Okanagan seniors

Society for Learning in Retirement offers fall lineup of courses

  • Aug 7, 2022
Society for Learning in Retirement program participants (from left) Pat Maki, Ev Volk, Joanne Lund and Donn Watt check out some books available from the society's library resource. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)

‘Help is available’: Emergency assistance for pets amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires in 2021

In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)
BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)

Golfers tee up for kids throughout the Okanagan

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton events support BGC

BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)
Mothers line up for food in India. (EMW)

East Meets West Children’s Foundation to host Diwali dinner in Kelowna

The event returns after a two year hiatus to be held Oct. 29

Mothers line up for food in India. (EMW)
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Morning Start: The Prunus Family

Your morning start for Friday, August 5

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Wildfire burning near Summerland.

Wildfire west of Summerland being held

The blaze sparked Thursday evening

Wildfire burning near Summerland.
Two fires above Okanagan Mountain Park. (BC Wildfire)
Two fires above Okanagan Mountain Park. (BC Wildfire)
Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

An Okanagan Alphabet: author celebrates the valley with new book

Parts of Florence Dyck’s new release was presented to students in Penticton for decades

Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)
GottaGoat Farm on Penticton’s Green Mountain Road has evacuated its animals, amid wildfire concerns. (Photo- GottaGoat Facebook)

Apex area farm calls for help in evacuating animals amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Gotta Goat Farm on Green Mountain Road is currently evacuating all of its animals

GottaGoat Farm on Penticton’s Green Mountain Road has evacuated its animals, amid wildfire concerns. (Photo- GottaGoat Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
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Nominations open for Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards

The event will take place on Sept. 15, in Kelowna

  • Aug 4, 2022
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Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)

Okanagan Nature Nut: What good are mosquitos?

Vernon-based outdoor enthusiast reveals the secret lives of these tiny pollinators

Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: Sliced Bread

Your morning start for Thursday, August 4

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