Recreation

Penny Lowe (left) of Sparwood Secondary School and a Jacqueline Ingham of Western Financial, who was handing $1,000 cheque to the school for their Ninja Playground project on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Submitted by Penny Lowe)

Sparwood Secondary School Ninja playground $1k closer despite cost increase

The project has raised about $70,000 of a needed $186,000

 

File photo of the Timber Chair in summer. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)

Timber Chair to be open for one day on Sept. 3

This will be the second and last time the chair opens this summer season

 

Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022

 

The Timber Chair will be open on July 30, 2022 for a day. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)

FAR’s Timber Chair to be open on July 30

The Timber Chair has been closed for the last few seasons and will be open for one day

The Timber Chair will be open on July 30, 2022 for a day. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Len Gostick (left) and Jason Meldrum (right). Gostick donated $15,000 through his business RMR Radiators on May 17, 2022, to the cause of building a bike park for kids in Elkford. The park project is being done through the Elkford Biking Club, of which Meldrum is president. (Courtesy of Jason Meldrum)

‘I think we’re going to do it’: Elkford bike park gets more donations, hopes for July ground break

The two recent donations came from Len Gostick and Tate Clarkson amounting to $15,500 total

Len Gostick (left) and Jason Meldrum (right). Gostick donated $15,000 through his business RMR Radiators on May 17, 2022, to the cause of building a bike park for kids in Elkford. The park project is being done through the Elkford Biking Club, of which Meldrum is president. (Courtesy of Jason Meldrum)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper