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Latest Articles from Miriam Halpenny

Free help to manage money

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Launch Okanagan is gearing up to host a free financial literacy course to help participants boost their financial competency and confidence. Launch Okanagan and Crowe MacKay LLP are presenting Dollars and Sense, which

Art students' final exhibition

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Every spring, visual arts students from UBC Okanagan prepare a final exhibition and this year’s theme

Donation for health centre

Apr 7, 2021 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed OSCU board and staff members. Okanagan College students have provided a big donation to the Health Sciences Centre. The Okanagan College Students Union has donated $15,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s

Girl Guide cookies online

Apr 7, 2021 / 4:07 pm

Photo: Girl Guides Girl Guides of Canada BC has cancelled its door-to-door cookie fundraising efforts for a second year in a row as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, they’ve announced a partnership with London Drugs which

Woman beater sentenced

Apr 7, 2021 / 11:03 am

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna man will be spending 57 more days in jail after pleading guilty to four charges of domestic assault. Thomas McBride, 27, appeared in court Tuesday to be sentenced and explained he was extremely addicted to alcohol

Fatality at motorcycle crash

Apr 5, 2021 / 6:10 am

Photo: Contributed UPDATE: 6 a.m. Readers report Sunday's crash at Prairie Valley Road and Highway 97 in Summerland was a fatality. Multiple reports indicate the accident happened about 4:30 p.m. and CPR being performed on a motorcyclist

Clear start to the week

Apr 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Sunny skies are expected across the Thompson-Okanagan for Easter Monday, and residents can continue to enjoy clear skies until mid-week. According to Environment Canada, Kelowna and Vernon will see a high of 14 C on Monday with temperatures getting

Hedge fire doused

Apr 4, 2021 / 9:18 pm

The Kelowna Fire Department acted quickly Sunday night to put out a hedge fire that was caused by fireworks. The fire started just before 8:30 p.m. in a yard near Gordon Drive and Old Meadows Road. "The tenant that lives on the property

Police chase near Apex

Apr 4, 2021 / 5:07 pm

Penticton RCMP were seen stopping a speeding vehicle with a spike belt on Sunday and according to witnesses, multiple people were arrested. At approximately 2:45 p.m., an older model truck was seen speeding on Green Mountain Road near Apex Mountain.

'We need to stand together'

Apr 4, 2021 / 4:40 pm

Photo: Unsplash/Tim Mossholder The British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) says restaurants that are defying public health orders are acting selfishly. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new health
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