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Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Luna was missing for 17 days before she was found Tuesday. (Photo submitted).
Luna was missing for 17 days before she was found Tuesday. (Photo submitted).
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 24. (Photo credit: Facebook)

This Pink Shirt Day let’s ‘lift each other up’

Find out why and when Pink Shirt Day started, and about some of the forms bullying can take

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 24. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey with the prizes for the 2020 Easter Scavenger Hunt in Ashcroft. A second hunt is being planned for this Easter, and the organizers are looking for people willing to decorate their houses as part of the fun. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Easter scavenger hunt coming back bigger and better

Fun, physically distanced event is open to everyone to take part in at their own pace

Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey with the prizes for the 2020 Easter Scavenger Hunt in Ashcroft. A second hunt is being planned for this Easter, and the organizers are looking for people willing to decorate their houses as part of the fun. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
It pays to increase your brain power. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

To help us as we age, it pays to increase your brain power

  • Feb 10, 2021
It pays to increase your brain power. (Photo credit: Stock image)
A meditation group based in Ashcroft meets weekly on Zoom, and new members are welcome. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Ashcroft meditation group welcomes all who are interested

Group started 10 years ago and now meets weekly via Zoom

  • Feb 10, 2021
A meditation group based in Ashcroft meets weekly on Zoom, and new members are welcome. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Some of the pet pics from the BC SPCA 2021 calendar. Starting on Feb. 11, B.C. residents can submit their favourite pet pictures for consideration for the 2022 calendar. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

SPCA calendar contest looking for pawsitively perfect pet pics

Top 13 vote-getters will win a place in BC SPCA’s 2022 calendar

Some of the pet pics from the BC SPCA 2021 calendar. Starting on Feb. 11, B.C. residents can submit their favourite pet pictures for consideration for the 2022 calendar. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
The Cache Creek outdoor market (pictured here in 2019) is planning to reopen on the first weekend of May as usual. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek outdoor market plans to open first weekend in May

A decision about whether to cancel or postpone the annual Seedy Saturday event still up in the air

The Cache Creek outdoor market (pictured here in 2019) is planning to reopen on the first weekend of May as usual. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)
(from l) Roxanne L’Esperance of BC Problem and Responsible Gambling; Trorry Wong of the HUB Online Network; Sam Kwok, owner of Sam’s Diner; and Jessica Clement of the HUB Online Network. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Burgers a great way to combat Blue Monday

Nearly 80 people got a free burger and fries at Sam’s Diner on the ‘most depressing day of the year’

(from l) Roxanne L’Esperance of BC Problem and Responsible Gambling; Trorry Wong of the HUB Online Network; Sam Kwok, owner of Sam’s Diner; and Jessica Clement of the HUB Online Network. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
Seedy Saturdays - such as this one in Cache Creek in February 2020 - are a feature in many communities every year, and in 2021 a province-wide event is going online for gardeners around B.C. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Seedy Saturday to hold province-wide gardening conference

The February event brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C.

Seedy Saturdays - such as this one in Cache Creek in February 2020 - are a feature in many communities every year, and in 2021 a province-wide event is going online for gardeners around B.C. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributes to their overall health. (Interior Savings Credit Union)

COVID-19 not the only challenge to the health of B.C. seniors

Falls, improper use of medications, and loneliness can take a toll, but risks can be alleviated

Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributes to their overall health. (Interior Savings Credit Union)
Thompson View Lodge in Ashcroft is one of 12 care homes in the region whose residents will benefit from the use of new tablets to help them stay connected, thanks to Interior Savings. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Grant helps care home residents in Ashcroft stay connected

Jackson House and Thompson View among winners of $1,700 each for new tablets

Thompson View Lodge in Ashcroft is one of 12 care homes in the region whose residents will benefit from the use of new tablets to help them stay connected, thanks to Interior Savings. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Former Ashcroft fire chief honoured for years of service

Brian Henderson was presented with an honorary lifetime membership in the AVFD

(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)

Soup’s On says thanks to all who helped them in a tough year

The donations of money and time from many people helped program continue through 2020

  • Jan 13, 2021
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)
Legion logo, no date

Clinton Legion among several receiving federal aid

Branch recently applied for financial assistance through Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Jan 8, 2021
Legion logo, no date
Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

‘Hope, love, peace and joy’ help weather the storm of life

  • Jan 8, 2021
Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
One of Nancy McMinn’s clay horse sculptures. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton Art Society is sharing fun, one piece of art at a time

With in-person meetings prohibited, group is taking its love of art online for all to share

One of Nancy McMinn’s clay horse sculptures. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)