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.

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.


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.

I have been involved with a few businesses that have decided to allow a therapy dog into the work area because of an enthusiastic employee who would really be pleased to supply the dog and take the major role in the responsibility to have the dog at work.

The recent winter-like weather not only caught us all by surprise, but for our team at the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation it also served as a reminder it’s time to prepare for our annual Tree of Dreams campaign.

The first time I ever heard anything about aloe vera I was about 10 or 12 years old. A friend of my sister's who lived at the end of our street was riding her bike down the hill and wiped out.

Living in Penticton has given me some wonderful definitions that may mean something completely different if I resided in another city, but make me smile in our Okanagan paradise. 

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This past weekend, the Rotary Club of Penticton hosted their first Virtual International Cornhole Tournament against the Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary Club.

An innovative partnership between the University of Victoria’s Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and the BC Government is helping BC residents with one or more health conditions to become stronger, more confident and better self-managers.

I’ll never forget the day when Dennis Ebner of the Penticton Christopher Society phoned the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation office and said their organization had a little something for us. We soon found out that “little something” was a great big surprise!

Long ago, in a distant galaxy, 3.6 billion light years away, something strange happened. Whatever it was produced a short pulse of radio waves about a thousandth of a second long.

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KELOWNA – Interior Health is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Calvary Chapel Kelowna and advising anyone who attended a morning church service on Sunday, Sept. 13 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.


A total of 73 people across the Okanagan have died so far this year because of illegal drug overdoses, newly-released figures indicate.

Barry Owen of the Penticton Knights of Pythias stopped by Penticton Regional Hospital to donate $500 as part of the BLOOD (Bike Like One On Dialysis) Challenge. The fundraiser by the SOS Medical Foundation raised $6,373 for new equipment in the PRH Renal Dept. Participants were asked to bike…

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stop the United States post office, the motto says, but smoke will stop mail delivery in B.C.

We all take for granted that our dogs are intelligent and understand life much more than any of us. I am not going to argue the point with anyone as it is not something that we can really answer. I do understand that like us, a dog needs to be taught how to be old.


Dr. Michael Mosley’s book COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know about the Corona Virus and the Race for the Vaccine” was released on June 2. It is both a refresher for those of us who have been following recent events and a self-help book with advice on how to reduce your chances of getting …

During these difficult times, many people are feeling anxious about the uncertainty of COVID-19 and their health. For others, it was the wildfires burning in our community or world news and events.


In just a few days, thousands of dollars have been donated to help two foreign farm workers who were fired and sent packing earlier this summer.


While it’s something everyone dreads and doesn’t want to think about, emergency preparedness is important to keep in mind for residents in the Penticton area.

In my opinion, it’s always the right time to look at ways to improve health and immune function. And the way 2020 has been going, I believe health is something everyone should be investing a little time and effort into.

OVERVIEW: Those with the urge to roam should pick a destination they would enjoy alone or with a select few. Check vehicle and conditions before heading out. Allow time to adjust schedule so you can plan a route with the best cell service in case you need to be reached. Stop along the way if…

Since COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China last year, the pandemic has wreaked havoc globally, with 20 million cases and 730,000 deaths to date and staggering economic fallout and untold human suffering as collateral damage.

Burger King has developed a low-methane Whopper. Apparently, by adding lemongrass to feed, the methane released during digestion can be reduced by a third.

It’s been a very unique summer to say the least. First it was rain, rain, rain — then Mother Nature cranked up the heat, as we all remained nervous about our health.

We’re all different. “Of course we are,” you say. “Everyone knows that.” And while that may be true, when it comes to weight loss and body type, most people compare themselves and their results to others. Some even go so far as to beat themselves up mentally if their results don’t measure up.


Over the last 40 plus years, fat became, and has remained a controversial food. Back in the 1980s we were told by the government that saturated fat caused heart disease and to avoid it at all costs.

What is a friend? We seem to analyze the hell out of that word when dealing with our own lives, but throw out everything we have learned and generalize what the word means when dealing with dogs.

B.C.’s health minister says the province is working to set up a lab in Vancouver to determine if respirators and other equipment meet safety standards.