I love hearing from readers and was recently contacted by a woman who suggested menopause as a topic — more specifically what women can do to help minimize the often annoying and uncomfortable symptoms that often come with it.

CULVER CITY, Calif. - Chrissy Teigen said she felt honoured to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home."

VANCOUVER - The popular fermented drink kombucha is considered a healthy beverage containing good-for-the-gut probiotics but the BC Centre for Disease Control is concerned some products may have higher-than-regulated levels of alcohol.

VANCOUVER - Anyone who's been frustrated with digital voice assistants Google, Alexa or Siri misunderstanding commands to play a certain song or access online information may find themselves pointlessly arguing with technology, but imagine the ubiquitous devices messing up every third word you say.

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For the past 14 years the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation has promoted our annual Tree of Dreams fundraising campaign to help provide medical equipment for Penticton Regional Hospital. 

Undoubtedly, the first thing you’ll notice about Gemma di Luna’s wines are the striking teal bottles.

OVERVIEW: Keep personal and business matters separate for now. It will be important to look at all the facts objectively; go the extra mile to get at them.


Fall is here and so is the flu vaccine. Pharmacies are becoming a very popular resource for people seeking to become immunized against the flu. Most pharmacies offer flu clinics or drop-in appointments for getting the influenza vaccine as well as other vaccinations that people may need.

Dear Debbie: Is it worth the trouble to paint a ceiling? My partner thinks it will look great and I am afraid it will pull the ceiling lower. Help.

MILAN - Sportscar maker Ferrari on Monday announced a fashion collaboration with Giorgio Armani as part of its long-promised strategy to squeeze more value out of the storied company's allure.

If you are looking for a holiday tradition that has lost any semblance of common sense, look no further than Halloween. Today, it has few redeeming qualities.

OVERVIEW: The new moon in Scorpio adds intensity in most areas. Showdowns can cause a move for some by choice or not; defences are up.

As part of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s 60th anniversary season, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on the many accomplished musicians that make up the OSO. This week we introduce you to our principal bassoonist Karmen Doucette.


As the seasons change so too do many restaurant menus. Comfort foods, inspired dishes and old standbys are the order of the day – hearty repasts to keep us happy, sated and coming back for more. Let’s dig in, Penticton!

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson's baby powder from shelves to avoid confusing consumers, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle.

TORONTO - The sudden death of Saskatchewan curler Aly Jenkins is shedding light on a devastating complication of childbirth that some doctors say could benefit from a national surveillance system to track maternal deaths and suggest fixes.

OVERVIEW: A lot of chit chat gets the week going at a faster pace. It seems everyone has something to say or do. This will evolve as a personal spin is put on some of it.

Elora loves to jump on the trampoline, she is a master of the front flip and a soon to be master of the back flip with ambitions of bringing her talents to gymnastics.

If you love fall colours, then October is the best time to admire Mother Nature’s palette, even if you’ve done the same trail numerous times earlier in the year.

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