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Plans are being worked on to restore the wetlands of Ginty's pond. (Submitted - Bob McAtamney)

Saving Ginty’s pond

Locals in Cawston and the Similkameen are working to restore the wetland

Plans are being worked on to restore the wetlands of Ginty's pond. (Submitted - Bob McAtamney)
Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)

Meet the RDOS’s Volunteer of the Month

Paula Marfleet of Kaleden is this month’s volunteer

Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)
Paid parking is coming back to Penticton on New Year’s Day. The rates are also going up and they are extending metered parking to Ellis St., Front and up to 600 block of Main. (File photo)

Letter: Cancelling free parking won’t revitalize downtown

Western News reader is concerned about council’s plans for parking

Paid parking is coming back to Penticton on New Year’s Day. The rates are also going up and they are extending metered parking to Ellis St., Front and up to 600 block of Main. (File photo)
For the second time in five years, John Pankiw has donated $100,000 to Penticton Regional Hospital.  (Submitted - Stuart Bish Photography)

Penticton Regional Hospital donation honours front-line workers

John Pankiw donated $100,000 for the second time in five years

For the second time in five years, John Pankiw has donated $100,000 to Penticton Regional Hospital.  (Submitted - Stuart Bish Photography)
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@pentictonwesternnews.com. Please include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (File photo)

LETTER: ‘Park your anger at the door,’ when it comes to supportive housing

Stable housing is needed for all in the community, writes Western News reader

Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@pentictonwesternnews.com. Please include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (File photo)
Manny Panghli is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)

Rotary Student of the Month a quiet and caring leader on and off-ice

Manny Panghli is January’s student of the month

Manny Panghli is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)
Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)

Okanagan astrophotographer captures out-of-this-world shot from Anarchist Mountain

A Western News reader snapped a photo of the rare celestial event

Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)
Letters to the Editor.

Letter: A thought for our healthcare workers

A thought for our care workers. As we are now a hot…

Letters to the Editor.
Even the Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Letter: Wear a mask

Letter to the editor from head of Okanagan - Skaha Teacher’s Union

Even the Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Tara Bowie, and her best friend Heddie. Photo Facebook 2020.

Letter: Talking about my friend Tara

Former editor Kristi Patton remembers a friend and colleague

Tara Bowie, and her best friend Heddie. Photo Facebook 2020.
Roly Russell is the BC NDP’s candidate in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. (Contributed)

Meet the candidates: Roly Russell

Roly Russell is the BC NDP candidate in the Boundary-Similkameen riding

Roly Russell is the BC NDP’s candidate in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. (Contributed)