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Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Nothing’s working anymore’: West Kelowna woman shares her fight with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and intestines among other organs

Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Five new COVID-19 cases within Interior Health

Five new COVID-19 cases within Interior Health

The total number of cases from the region is now at 450

Five new COVID-19 cases within Interior Health
No new cases of COVID-19 overnight: Interior Health

No new cases of COVID-19 overnight: Interior Health

The total number of cases in the Interior Health region remains at 440

No new cases of COVID-19 overnight: Interior Health
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

No new cases of COVID-19: Interior Health

The total number of cases remain at 429 since the start of the pandemic

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)

“We’ll have to see”: Painted Rock Winery’s future uncertain as Okanagan wildfire rages

Owner John Skinner said they’re taking it day by day

Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)
Customers are now required to wear masks when shopping at Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls. (Juraj Varga - Pixabay)

Masks now required at Winners, HomeSense, Marshalls stores across Canada

The new safety protocol is effective as of Monday, Aug. 17

Customers are now required to wear masks when shopping at Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls. (Juraj Varga - Pixabay)
Interior Health has said to its community partners it won’t be organizing flu clinics moving forward, starting this fall. (Pixabay)

Flu clinics a go but no drop-ins: Interior Health

IH sent out a clarification after a memo came to light there won’t be flu clinics this fall

Interior Health has said to its community partners it won’t be organizing flu clinics moving forward, starting this fall. (Pixabay)
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‘Give turtles a brake’: Conservation group asking motorists to slow down

Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking people to slow down and help turtles cross the road

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A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Black Press Media)

COVID-19: National initiative encourages Canadians to support local

Canadians are encouraged to buy local on July 25 to revive the economy

A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Black Press Media)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Kelowna RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle spoke to the media about the video that allegedly shows an officer using excessive force. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle spoke to the media about the video that allegedly shows an officer using excessive force. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

Leighton Allen Labute faces charges of animal abuse and allegedly has a string of social media accounts depicting disturbing content.
The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)

‘Underwhelming’ support for agriculture industry: BC Fruit Growers’ Association

The association said the federal government doesn’t address the sector’s immediate needs

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan app developer offers free take-out apps to B.C. restaurants

Okanagan app developer offers free take-out apps to B.C. restaurants

Jeremy Buhler said he wants to help small and local restaurants during the pandemic

Okanagan app developer offers free take-out apps to B.C. restaurants
Province declares COVID-19 case at Kelowna retirement home

Province declares COVID-19 case at Kelowna retirement home

An outbreak was declared at Orchard Manor at Hawthorn Park

Province declares COVID-19 case at Kelowna retirement home
The beautifully crafted fairy doors can be found on several trees along the trails in the Rose Valley Regional Park. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Fairy doors pop up in an Okanagan regional park

The doors add magic to the trails of Rose Valley Regional Park

The beautifully crafted fairy doors can be found on several trees along the trails in the Rose Valley Regional Park. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic

Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic

Executive director Laura Lansink said they expect applications will keep increasing

Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic
B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis

B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis

Purposely helps volunteers find people to help

B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis
Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute

The institute said you don’t have to travel to support B.C. wine

Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)