A scheduled outing up the Okanagan Rail Trail and then over to Ancient Hill Winery behind Kelowna International Airport was cancelled last weekend. In the forecast were 25-40 km/h north winds and there was a 50 per cent of rain. Not pleasant for cycling.

Several months ago, I had the privilege of looking through some of my cousin Charley Adam’s photographs. For many years, Charley and his late parents, E.L. “Slim” and Ettie (nee Clement) Adam, explored the local hills, often stopping to fish in our mountain lakes. Charley photographed some o…

Summer turned into fall with cooler temperatures this week, but occasional rain didn’t stop outdoor recreation activities.

OVERVIEW: Discuss plans that cover areas where progress can be made. Seek a solid foundation and make sure funding is in place; everyone involved needs to feel secure on some level. Changes will bring unexpected improvements.

OVERVIEW: Compare notes with those of similar interest to see the best way for plans to come together. This can be worked out in a practical way. Keep interactions light to encourage unity and bring in those on the sidelines. Be clear on what the goals are and how each would benefit. Most ar…

VERNON — The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society will celebrate its 18th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a performance by Canadian jazz pianist/vocalist Michael Kaeshammer.

In recognition of the 55-plus BC Games coming to Kelowna Sept. 10-14, the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is organizing an exhibition to celebrate the contribution this demographic makes to our local arts community. 

The Okanagan Rail Trail between Lake Country and Coldstream was a busy place last weekend with not only hundreds of hikers and bikers but trail ambassadors with the Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail (FORT) and a dog control officer with the North Okanagan Regional District.

If there was an over-riding theme to the Making Tracks columns for the summer of 2018, it was the overwhelming success of the new 49-kilometre Okanagan Rail Trail.

OVERVIEW: The way you are feeling causes inner struggles while making choices between what is right and what offers excitement. This is one of those time when loose lips could sink ships. Consider how many will be affected in the end.

The holiday weekend wasn’t as wet as predicted so the Sheriff and Constant Companion Carmen cycled the Grand Kelowna Triangle and on Tuesday, the Sheriff cycled the Okanagan Rail Trail from Woodsdale Road in Lake Country to Coldstream and back.

The annual East Kelowna winery tour on Mother’s Day turned into a marathon for Central Okanagan Outdoors Club members: 15 minutes of pedalling, 45 minutes at a winery. Then, pedal to the next winery. Mothers, of course, didn’t have to pay the usual wine-tasting fees.


A proposal to erect a commemorative plaque in Skaha Lake Park as a permanent reminder of the controversial waterslide park proposal that divided Penticton residents three years ago has been put on the backburner – for now.

In his book, Don’t sweat the small stuff, Richard Carlson relates the following story.

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On this — the most solemn occasion of the year — we pause to pay special tribute to 10 soldiers from throughout the Okanagan.

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We’re constantly being told that “80 is the new 60.” The Okanagan Valley is blessed with some incredible seniors. In recognition of this, we’re dedicating today’s Okanagan Top 10 to some incredible individuals, doing incredible things, beyond the age of 80.


Ron Ryde, owner of a 1947 Buick Roadmaster convertible, was the official driver for Penticton city councillor Helena Konanz at Friday night's Lake to Lake cruise to officially kick off the annual Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton. More than 800 classic cars are on display Saturday in Gyro…


Siblings Brian and Gillian Russell perform a traditional Mexican folk ballad at the 19th annual Amigos of Mexico Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Saturday at Tug's Tap House. The event was organized and hosted by local mariachi singer Diego Alcaraz.

Every once in a while one does not need many words to communicate what needs to be said.In fact in this case the message consists of only one word.


Millions of people throughout the world have heard of the Irish Leprechaun, but to me that little man with his Elfin features and distinct green jacket was never more than a figment of one’s imagination. That was

Growing up I attended numerous events where achievement was recognized and accomplishment rewarded. Typically a prominent male figure was the recipient of the award and the focus of the event.


EDITOR'S NOTE: In recognition of Canada's 150th birthday The Herald is running local historical stories from our archives. The following feature was first published in February 2007.

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The following are the winners at the 22nd annual Rotary Wheels Car Show, held Saturday at Rotary Park in Penticton.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday The Herald is running local historical stories. For the next several weeks we are publishing stories from our archives on prominent builders in our community. The following story (with a few updates) appeared originally in our Feb. 26,…

Gloria Bradshaw, from Good Samaritan Village by the Station, visits with Keigo Nakano and Koki Hideshima, two members of a group of Japanese students who are visiting Penticton from Shiba High School in Tokyo. The group of 16-year-olds is enjoying learning about Canada, and visited the Villa…

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of Canada's 150th birthday The Herald is publishing historical local stories from our archives. For the next several weeks we are republishing stories on prominent residents from our area.


Noreen Holmwood celebrated her 100th birthday this week at Southwood Retirement Resort, where she now lives with her cat Sasha. She was the mother of three children and two grandchildren. Married in 1940 to her husband Gordon, he served in the army and the couple lived in Halifax, Ottawa, Pi…

Good Samaritan Village by the Station resident, Carmen Esakin enjoys a visit with her friend "Pearl," one of the Villages' therapeutic canine visitors. Village by the Station is only one of several seniors facilities in Penticton which utilizes the service of the St. John Ambulance pet thera…

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Summerland woman Vera Embley is celebrating a milestone today as she turns 100. Happy birthday from her friends at The Herald and Angus Place.

Congratulations to Penticton couple Katie and Dave Shunter, who are today celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. At a party last weekend, they received congratulatory certificates from the prime minister, governor general and the Queen. Dave is a retired musician, former principal of Pe…


Parishioners from St. Saviour's Anglican Church held their first of several special events recognizing its 125th anniversary, Sunday at the Anglican cemetery on Fairview Ave., which was the original site of the church. Rev. Canon Mike Stuchbery spoke afterward with two of the church's longes…

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday The Herald is running historical local stories. For the next several weeks we are running stories from our archives on prominent builders in our community. This article is being reprinted from 2007.

Have you ever wondered why Canadians use the distinguished word “eh”? Or, have you ever wondered how Canada got its name? You need wonder no longer. Let me explain.

KEREMEOS — The Heritage Players have revised and revived their titillating and heart-wrenching melodrama, “Dirty Work at the Stopping Place,” for performance this summer at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.

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