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Grant Huffman, chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, gives a report to delegates during the last BC Cattlemen’s AGM held in Williams Lake back in 2019 (Monica Lamb-Yorski Photo)

BC Cattlemen’s first AGM in three years roams into Vernon

The event will be at Kal Tire Place from May 25-27

Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

  • Feb 2, 2023
Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)
Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Early spring forecast by Okanagan Okie

Stuffed Vernon marmot mascot did not see his shadow at Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Let It Bee Farm in Sicamous is hosting a sourdough breadmakign class in February. (Pixabay image)

Sicamous farm hosts sourdough bread making class

Bakers will learn how to mix, shape and bake a loaf of sourdough bread

Let It Bee Farm in Sicamous is hosting a sourdough breadmakign class in February. (Pixabay image)
Pilinka Wiseman uses her passion for reducing waste and saving the planet at the Scotch Creek Refuse Transfer Station’s Share Shack, officially called the Reuse Centre. (Pilinka Wiseman photo)

‘We don’t all need something new’: Shuswap woman passionate about reducing waste

Pilinka Wiseman is willing to give anything a second chance at Scotch Creek Share Shack

Pilinka Wiseman uses her passion for reducing waste and saving the planet at the Scotch Creek Refuse Transfer Station’s Share Shack, officially called the Reuse Centre. (Pilinka Wiseman photo)
Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)

Kelowna couple sets down roots in turning vegetarian food truck into brewery

The Wagon food truck was a staple at the Kelowna Farmers Market since 2018

Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)
The Larch Hills Junior Ski team will benefit from a fundraiser in partnership with Askew’s, where shoppers can pay for groceries with pre-loaded gift cards and a donation from each card goes to the team. (Glenn Bond photo)

Grocery gift card fundraiser benefits Salmon Arm junior skiers

Askew’s Foods supports Larch Hills Junior Race Team with donations

The Larch Hills Junior Ski team will benefit from a fundraiser in partnership with Askew’s, where shoppers can pay for groceries with pre-loaded gift cards and a donation from each card goes to the team. (Glenn Bond photo)
The A.L. Fortune Drumline will return for the 2023 Winter Fun Fest at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, Feb. 18 and 19. (File photo)
The A.L. Fortune Drumline will return for the 2023 Winter Fun Fest at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, Feb. 18 and 19. (File photo)
Crystal Hedlund (left), who operates a business, Crystal’s Baked Blessings, helps out families in need with Christmas dinners and gifts. (Submitted photo)

Burnout, death threats, stigma: Inside the life of an Okanagan non-profit operator

Three women who have tasked themselves with helping others share their stories

Crystal Hedlund (left), who operates a business, Crystal’s Baked Blessings, helps out families in need with Christmas dinners and gifts. (Submitted photo)
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most beloved restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
Britannia Brewing Company is expanding to Lake Country in 2023. (@britanniabrewingco/Instagram)

Lower Mainland brewery expanding to Lake Country

Britannia Brewing Company opened in Steveston in 2016 and expanded to Ladner in 2021

Britannia Brewing Company is expanding to Lake Country in 2023. (@britanniabrewingco/Instagram)
Abby Lawlor and Mollie English (white shirts) present a $2,600 check to Sherman Dahl (The Emily Dahl Foundation) and Leanne Hammond (Community Foundation) on behalf of Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy. (Contributed)

VSS volleyball event raises $2,600 for the Emily Dahl Foundation

Abby Lawlor and Mollie English helped put together the special charity match last month

Abby Lawlor and Mollie English (white shirts) present a $2,600 check to Sherman Dahl (The Emily Dahl Foundation) and Leanne Hammond (Community Foundation) on behalf of Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy. (Contributed)
Armstrong’s Carla Schutte, left, with husband, Jerry, continues to battle a rare form of adrenal cancer. Her condition is listed as ‘stable,’ thanks to some advances in cancer treatment. (Contributed)

Okanagan woman grateful for cancer treatment advances

Carla Schutte has been battling a rare form of adrenal cancer for nearly a decade

Armstrong’s Carla Schutte, left, with husband, Jerry, continues to battle a rare form of adrenal cancer. Her condition is listed as ‘stable,’ thanks to some advances in cancer treatment. (Contributed)
27-year old Nick Rooney opened iThrift over the weekend in Rutland. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
27-year old Nick Rooney opened iThrift over the weekend in Rutland. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The District of Sicamous approved the fee an applicant must pay for a business licence to run a short-term rental. (Black Press file photo)

District sets $265 fee for business licence to operate short-term rental in Sicamous

Fee covers fire safety inspection and further training in building permit program

The District of Sicamous approved the fee an applicant must pay for a business licence to run a short-term rental. (Black Press file photo)
The Sicamous Fire Department has classified its service ability at Interior Level, which allows firefighters to work inside burning structures with some restrictions. (Black Press file photo)

Sicamous fire department raises service level classification

Fire chief and council commended firefighters’ commitment to higher levels of training

The Sicamous Fire Department has classified its service ability at Interior Level, which allows firefighters to work inside burning structures with some restrictions. (Black Press file photo)
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

It was a bluebird day for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Big White Fire Department took on their Lake Country counterparts at a pond hockey game Jan. 29, 2023 to fundraise for the local burn fund. (contributed)
The Big White Fire Department took on their Lake Country counterparts at a pond hockey game Jan. 29, 2023 to fundraise for the local burn fund. (contributed)