Miriam Halpenny
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Women of the Okanagan

Feb 25, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed It’s almost International Women’s Day, which means it’s time to celebrate the remarkable women of the Okanagan. The Kelowna Museums Society is inviting the public to join them on March 8 to learn about

Prevent youth homelessness

Feb 25, 2021 / 5:20 pm

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan announced Thursday a new initiative to tackle youth homelessness in Kelowna. The program called Upstream Kelowna is focused on three goals: reduce school disengagement, reduce youth homelessness and reduce

Try the free fitness challenge

Feb 25, 2021 / 2:35 pm

Photo: Unsplash/Bruno Nascimento The YMCA of Okanagan has seen an overwhelmingly great response to its free 21-day YFitness Challenge. After a difficult year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is thrilled that the challenge has seen 5,589

Driving? Stay off your phone

Feb 25, 2021 / 2:21 pm

Photo: Contributed A new survey from ICBC suggests most drivers think texting, talking and looking at your phone while driving is risky — but 38 per cent still do it. The survey reveals 95 per cent of British Columbians think texting

Oliver Theatre painted

Feb 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

A 28-year-old interior designer from Edmonton who was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic has found inspiration in the Okanagan for starting a new business. Aven Morken is an artist and entrepreneur who is planning on moving to the region. In

Fringe Festival returning

Feb 24, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed New Vintage Theatre has announced that planning is underway for the fall Kelowna Fringe Festival 2021. Ahead of the festival, interested community members can learn more through an online information session being held

Reserve your campsite soon

Feb 24, 2021 / 12:24 pm

Photo: Unsplash/Scott Goodwill British Columbians can soon start reserving campsites in provincial parks to help them plan their close-to-home trips. The Discover Camping reservation service opens for the season March 8, 2021. B.C. residents

Wear pink today

Feb 24, 2021 / 11:11 am

Photo: File Photo Wear pink today to show you stand in solidarity against bullying and to let other kids know they aren’t alone. "Today, we stand together against bullying and with millions of people in nearly 180 countries throughout

68 affordable units coming

Feb 24, 2021 / 9:54 am

Photo: Contributed New affordable housing unit coming to Kelowna at 555 Fuller Ave. New affordable housing is coming to Kelowna’s downtown and is expected to open in fall 2022. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Symbol of Kelowna's growth

Feb 23, 2021 / 4:00 am

The final concrete pour of The Brooklyn development downtown Kelowna took place Monday and the project is a first of its kind for the city. It’s no secret that Kelowna is growing and as the population rises, the demand for taller towers is


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