Teacher Lorne Lovett has spent much of his career promoting and teaching cycling to his Grade 7 pupils.

Summerland Healthcare Auxiliary supported the renovation project at Canadian Mental Health South Okanagan-Similkameen with a $12,000 donation towards appliances for the new kitchen. Presenting the cheque is Dan Virgint, right to CMHA-SOS branch board chair Colleen Caron and executive directo…

After learning of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s efforts to raise $30,000 for a new mammography machine at Penticton Regional Hospital, the Penticton Lions Club stepped up with a $1,000 donation to the cause. On hand for the donation were club secretary Bob Elliott and p…


This weekend the Commonwealth and notably the United Kingdom celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of reigning on the throne.

Andraia Fordyce, administrative assistant with the South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society was on hand for the GoByBike Week wrap-up, Saturday morning at Gyro Park. June is National Brain Injury Month.


A gallery show, “The Progress of a Portraitist,” featuring the works of Brenda Maunders opens with a reception Thursday, June 9, at the Summerland Community Arts Council, 9525 Wharton Street beginning at 7 p.m.


“Theatre Tapas” featuring scenes from seven new plays will be performed at Tempest Theatre, beginning tonight (Thursday, June 2, 2022).

The seven plays featured include “I and You” and “The Taming,” both by Lauren Gunderson; “Den of Thieves,” by Stephen Adly Gurgis; “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee; “Abigail/17012” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; “Dreary and Izzy,” by Tara Began and “Mosquitoes” by Lucy Kirkwood.

The performance is directed by Kate Twa along with guest instructors Edward Foy and Denise Kenney.

Content is suitable for ages 19 and over.

The acting ensemble includes Jenn Ashmor, Kaitlyn Bernard, Cherise Clarke, Hollie Emerick, Sarah Foss, Jenny Moon Makepeace, Lucas Penner, Stewart Prince, Andy Kalirai, Maria Mae, Vance Potter, Steven Roberts, Kelly Terbasket, Sophia Theodosakis and Olivia Ware.

Technical support is from Ronan Reinart and Jennifer Vincent.

Shows run from tonight through Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tempest Theatre is located at 125 Ekchardt Ave. E. in Penticton. Tickets are $25 (general admission) and $20 (Tempest patrons) and can be purchase online at: tempest.ca

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On Monday, June 6, join audiologist and mentor for the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Jessica Niemela, to learn more about how to care for ourselves and our loved ones with hearing loss.

Gnawing discomfort. That persistent jaw pain. It may present at the end of a seemingly good day with

Volunteers Julie Warner and Lee Pixley grill up some hamburgers Saturday at a fundraising barbecue for Pathways Addictions and Resource Centre on Main Street. The three-hour event was well attended and raised $5,200 for Pathways.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in B.C., and in the Interior Health region, declined significantly last week.

Camelia Vokey, Royal International Ms. Canada Prairies 2022 hosted “Turning Sadness 2 Smiles,” a yoga on the beach at Skaha Lake Park. A basket of food was donated to the food bank.

With the E3 trade show being cancelled again, the big video-game companies are bringing shows directly to gamers starting in June. So the question is what can gamers look forward to from the big three — Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

How to Age Gracefully is a short film I watched when different age groups advised someone younger, with their question being, “What would you tell your younger self?”

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One of the first terms I became familiar with, when I was elected as a Member of Parliament, was the term “Ottawa bubble”.

Well it isn't everyday we get to visit Tiki, but if Pearl was allowed to venture over to see her more frequently than we do, that would be great in her eyes. I just need to begin to walk towards Avalanche Performance and say to the dogs, “Deb and Tiki?” Pearl will try to lead me out the door…

Mission: “To provide exceptional and compassionate care in our community to people who are nearing life’s end.”


On the week leading up to Earth Day a group of learners from Skaha Lake Middle school created a clothing drive. The gently used clothing was packaged and hiked 5.5 kilometers from Skaha Lake Middle School to the Starlit Yoga Studio.

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It’s not hard to see why Health Canada gave its regrets when invited to send reps to the recent BC Cannabis Summit.

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Performing a one-man play, where the central themes are suicide and depression, has been one of the most challenging acting jobs of Lucas Penner’s career.

My manners seem to be continually tested and strained these days. I must constantly be aware of how I respond to things. I think this challenge has been happening to all of us over the past year.


The Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail organization was busy last winter: exceeding its $100,000 fund-raising goal for the Kilometre Zero Gateway construction project and making plans for a Friends Day on the trail today.

The University of British Columbia says it will keep its mask mandate for indoor spaces until the end of June as experts anticipate the province will enter the sixth wave of the pandemic.

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Around the same period as Jesus, numbers of self-proclaimed Messiahs would come and go — they would spark a movement with enthusiastic rhetoric, gather a group, then spread their message through the small towns and villages.

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For some this can be an extraordinary one hour experience of relaxation and enjoyment. A time to be with your own thoughts or a good confident a few times a year. Perhaps a place which inspires a personal satisfaction that you are taking good care of yourself.

As part of continued expansions in mental health and substance use supports, Interior Health is introducing new outpatient withdrawal management services in four communities and a new virtual option to make accessing care easier across the region.