Brennan Phillips

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Oliver Fire Department to host 7th annual drive-thru breakfast fundraiser

Funds support the local women’s shelter

(File photo)
Trixie, an Elf on a Shelf like the one pictured here, will hiding around Osoyoos' parks in December. (Contributed)

Can you find Trixie the Elf in Osoyoos?

The elf has left the shelf to hide in the parks around town

Trixie, an Elf on a Shelf like the one pictured here, will hiding around Osoyoos' parks in December. (Contributed)
The lights are on to kick off the holiday season at the Naramata Inn. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Naramata’s Christmas light competition starts Dec. 3

Naramata Inn sparkles with 25,000 lights, local menu and wines

The lights are on to kick off the holiday season at the Naramata Inn. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.

New Penticton childcare centre could be ready in 2022

The provincially funded facility would provide 116 new childcare spots

This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.
The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)

Help SOWINS Share the Spirit this winter

The society is looking for donations of funds and items for holiday hampers and backpacks

The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)
Philippe Chapleau will be joining the Vees from Quebec.  (Submitted - Le Courrier Du Sud)

Penticton Vees pick up Quebec defenseman

Philippe Chapleau played for Team Canada East and two all-start teams

Philippe Chapleau will be joining the Vees from Quebec.  (Submitted - Le Courrier Du Sud)
Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (Contributed)

Shows postponed at Venables Theatre following new restrictions

Tickets will roll over to the shows’ new dates in 2021

Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (Contributed)
Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)

Apex ready to weather dark winter

With the public opening on Dec. 5, the resort isn’t worried about the new restrictions

Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)
ASK Wellness Society asked the City of Penticton for their support with an affordable housing project for families and seniors on Nov. 17. (ASK Wellness Society)

Penticton supports ASK Wellness Society affordable housing project

It would mean 83 subsidized housing units for seniors and families

ASK Wellness Society asked the City of Penticton for their support with an affordable housing project for families and seniors on Nov. 17. (ASK Wellness Society)
The property that a developer was seeking to partially rezone into a subdivision on Westminster Ave. (City of Penticton)

Developer postpones zoning bylaw request to address public feedback

The developer of 665 Westminster Ave. made the request after a public hearing on Nov. 16

The property that a developer was seeking to partially rezone into a subdivision on Westminster Ave. (City of Penticton)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton to spend $24M on capital projects in 2021

Budget includes $8M is for projects deferred from 2020

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
The Penticton court building. (File)

Penticton woman sentenced to 360 days for string of offences

Megan Roberts pleaded guilty and will serve 12 additional days after time served

The Penticton court building. (File)
A couple enjoy the sunset with a bottle of wine in September on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. Penticton city council is extending its acohol on public beaches program to summer 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton gives alcohol on public beaches another summer

Broken glass and litter were the main complaints from last summer

A couple enjoy the sunset with a bottle of wine in September on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. Penticton city council is extending its acohol on public beaches program to summer 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)

Keremeos man ordered to pay $4,000 back to fraud victim

Martin Legare pleaded guilty in Penticton court on Nov. 17

A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)
The Lake to Lake bike route was decided at Tuesday Nov. 17’s council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

Penticton gives green-light to lake-to-lake bike lane on Martin Street

The route will go through the entire city starting at Skaha Lake Road and ending at Martin Street

The Lake to Lake bike route was decided at Tuesday Nov. 17’s council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Public hearing to be held on potential downtown Penticton housing development

The hearing will be held on Dec. 7 on whether to allow five-stories instead of three

The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The City of Penticton released their draft of the city’s 2021 budget Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (File photo)

Breaking down Penticton’s 2021 operating budget draft

Penticton residents can expect to pay $164 more in taxes and utilities in 2021

The City of Penticton released their draft of the city’s 2021 budget Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (File photo)
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton council to weigh allowing five-storey affordable housing development

The development would provide 28 residential units at 603 Main Street

The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).

Oliver residents to see water and sewer fees rise in 2021

Council approved the increases on Nov. 10

Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)