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Colouring contest winners

The winners of this year's Halloween colouring contest have been chosen!

We received dozens of entries and thank everyone who took the time and care to send in such great colouring examples.

The winners were chosen randomly out of all the entries sent in.

The winners are listed below and you can check out their entries above along with seven other random entries.

  • Winner # 1 - Braden Jeon, 7-years-old - Won a family day pass to the Okanagan Science Centre's “Science Behind the Scare” and a $50 cash prize 
  • Winner # 2 - Taylor Graham, 7-years-old - Won a $50 cash prize
  • Winner # 3 - Isabella Gillespie, 11-years-old - Won a $50 cash prize

Congratulations to the winners and Happy Halloween. 


Big White hires 600

It was a successful job hunt for 600 people looking for work at Big White Ski Resort this week.

The mountain and the Big White Chamber of Commerce held a job fair Monday and Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Kelowna.

People came from around the world to be interviewed to fill mountain tourism positions. They came from:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Over 1100 interviews were conducted over the two days by 16 departments for the resort and nine participating restaurants and local businesses.

“I’m amazed at where people come from on a working holiday visa and the talent that they want to share with the season’s pass holders and guests at Big White Ski Resort,” commented Michael Ballingall, Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “It seems people want Canada’s favourite family ski resort brand on their resume and to experience our hands-on training program.”

Spooky colouring contest

Contest closes at midnight on Wednesday Oct. 29, email your art to [email protected], remember to send us your name, age and contact information. Down load the full page contest art here. We will pick the winners on Thursday Oct. 30.

Pumpkin puts van in lake

UPDATE 12:15 P.M.

A 33-year-old West Kelowna man is lucky to have escaped unscathed after his van ended up in Okanagan Lake Saturday morning.

RCMP confirm the incident in which an object, believed to have been a pumpkin, was hurled at the southbound van, smashing the driver's side window.

Police says the sudden shock created by the impact, accompanied by flying glass and unknown debris caused the man to lose control, ending up in the lake. The driver was apparently uninjured and managed to escape the vehicle before it was fully submerged in water.

This collision could have easily resulted in serious injury or death, and police are asking for public assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

After a pumpkin smashed through the driver's side window, a van veered into Okanagan Lake Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct 25. 

The van was travelling on Highway 97 near Antlers Beach in Peachland when someone apparently threw a pumpkin at the vehicle. 

The pumpkin smashed through the driver's side window causing the driver to veer into Okanagan Lake. 

The condition of the driver or other occupants is unknown. 

Neither the RCMP nor Peachland Fire Department could immediately be reached for comment or to confirm the details. 

Video taken by the dive team who helped pull the van from the lake shows pieces of pumpkin still inside the vehicle. 

If this is your vehicle or if you witnessed the incident please contact [email protected]


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