Most digestive and gut issues can actually be drastically reduced — and in some cases even eliminated completely — using food.

PENTICTON - The doctor shortage in the Okanagan has been a pressing issue for a number of years now. Waitlists for family doctors seem to only get longer and walk-in clinics are overrun as a result. This problem is hard on everyone in our community, but especially for those in need of assess…

Oftentimes, many people don't realize the strategies they think will help them lose weight are actually hindering their results.


Leona MacDonald and her dog Skye dressed as pirates for a Halloween bike ride on the new lake-to-lake cycling route, Friday night. The family-friendly event was organized by members of the Penticton and Area Cycling Association and attracted about 50 cyclist... plus two dogs.


Jezero crater is the 28-km diameter remnant of an ancient impact on Mars. Until maybe three billion years ago it contained a large lake that had a major river system flowing into it, forming a large delta. This crater is now being closely examined using the Perseverance Rover for signs of an…


The Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) is offering an exciting and interactive program for young children: Preschool Performers!


A documentary on a popular conductor and classical musician who discovered she had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in her 50s will be shown at the Community Theatre on Oct.16.

I have always enjoyed just watching life. This can happen while I am hiking in the mountains, hanging around on the Las Vegas Strip, or just parking myself on a bench observing people as they walk by.

Back to school can be a stressful time for both kids and parents, but you can turn it around for you and your child.

Kelowna teenager Scotty Berg released what he hopes will become the ultimate summer song, “Friends,” now available on all streaming services.

Jackie and Tony Botbijl hold a photo of their daughter Leisha Blais, who died in 2017, at “In Memoriam.” The annual vigil, held Friday evening at Gyro Park, was to remember those who died from issues related to addictions. Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and events are being …

“Sudden bursts of movement cause reactions in the body that break the cycle of stress, allowing the brain to calm down, relax and focus on the task at hand.”

I love walking with my dogs in confidence. A casual stroll along the waterfront can offer a bit of beach play, swimming and a talk with the ducks along the way.

I have a great respect for all of the teachers I have been working with who are determined to have their dog become a Certified Therapy Dog so they may take the dog to school with them.

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Thirty alumni from B.C. Summer Games are currently competing in Tokyo as part of Canada’s Olympic delegation.

VICTORIA - British Columbians living with brain injuries will have increased access to vital services as the Government of B.C. provides $2 million to the Brain Injury Alliance to support community brain-injury associations throughout the province.

TRAIL – Are you delaying or avoiding getting your vaccine because of anxiety or fear about needles?

A pop-up COVID vaccination clinic was held at the Penticton Farmers Market, Saturday, July 24, 2021. A similar event is being held Sunday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market on Main Street in Summerland.

The SOS Medical Foundation provides critical funding for hospitals, health centres and residential care throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen. From Summerland to Penticton to Oliver to Osoyoos to Keremeos to Princeton, your donations enhance patient experience through funding equipment, …


In spite of the ongoing heatwave, we returned to popular Okanagan trails this week — the KVR Trail west of Summerland, Okanagan Rail Trail and Quail Ridge Linear Park — with a few surprises in store.


“Whether you're a smoker or not, lately standing outside for any length of time is pretty much the same as standing next to a smoker.”

We seem to put a lot of stock into purchasing pillows for our comfort and home decor. There are throw pillows for the couch, special neck support pillows for sleeping, and the fun pillows that are there to be tossed on the floor, tucked under our legs or wrapped around us for comfort.

As heat continues to build in the Interior, temperatures will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses and are historically associated with an increase in deaths among residents.

OVERVIEW: This is an emotional week with heightened passions. They play out positively or negatively depending on the situation. Many will wear their hearts on their sleeves. Make sure your care is given to the right ones. Those who have been harbouring secret feelings for someone will have …

This is the 40th year of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all past and current board directors who have freely and generously given the gift of the time, talent and financial support.

As of Monday, July 5, 2021, 78.0% (3,613,370) of eligible people 12 and older in the province have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 36.0% (1,668,268) received their second dose.

Ever notice that when our “norm” gets disrupted some of the good, healthy habits we've developed somehow fall by the wayside and get replaced with not-so-healthy habits?