KELOWNA — Finding and searching death records will be the topic in the next Kelowna and District Genealogical Society family history forum, slated for Dec. 8.

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Almost before it began, the Discovery House Shed Light on Addiction campaign topped its goal Monday by virtue of a $50,000 donation from Janet Parker and Parker’s Chrysler.

NEW YORK - Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven't been so lucky.

NEW YORK - On Dec. 31, China reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin to the World Health Organization. By Jan. 31, WHO declared an outbreak of a novel coronavirus a global health emergency. Come March 11, the world was facing down the COVID-19 pandemic.

MILAN - Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.

NEW YORK - With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.

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There's no better way to escape the feeling of isolation than with a delicious and decadent culinary adventure. Here are a few to indulge in this week. (Don’t forget to mask up.)

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With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years, Cholula, the hot sauce with the distinctive wooden cap and a cult following, has become a very valuable brand.

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NEW YORK - In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault wants to grant his province a mini-reprieve from pandemic restrictions for a four-day window over Christmas, leaving some medical experts baffled by his plan — and worried for the repercussions it could have on the rest of Canada.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s 15th annual Tree of Dreams campaign is looking to complete the $3-million fundraising effort for a second CT at Penticton Regional Hospital.

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Staring blankly at the ingredients in my refrigerator, the urge to rip open a bag of something crispy and salty, as antidote, has been the dangling carrot more times than I’d care to admit. If you’re trying to rediscover the joy of cooking during this annus horribilis you are not alone.

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Theo Theodosakis (foreground), the founder and original owner of Theo’s Restaurant in Penticton for more than 45 years, will celebrate his 85th birthday, Sunday, November 15, 2020.

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Helen Little, a long-time auxiliary member with the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Penticton received two major accolades.

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A daycare in Osoyoos hopes to re-open early next week after a positive Covid-19 test from a parent caused it to close on Tuesday for a cleaning and to await instructions from Interior Health.

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Staring blankly at the ingredients in my refrigerator, the urge to rip open a bag of something crispy and salty, as antidote, has been the dangling carrot more times than I’d care to admit. If you’re trying to rediscover the joy of cooking during this annus horribilis you are not alone.