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Oliver RCMP are investigating multiple break-ins in November, following the 12 that occurred in October. (File photo)

Oliver in midst of crime wave as break-ins continue

Another four businesses were broken into from Nov. 5 to 14

Oliver RCMP are investigating multiple break-ins in November, following the 12 that occurred in October. (File photo)
Jesse Shawcross will spend more time behind bars after his 2019 crime spree. (File photo)

Grand Theft Auto-style Penticton prolific offender gets another 27 months behind bars

Jesse Shawcross stole multiple vehicles over nine days in 2019 to fuel $300 a day meth addiction

Jesse Shawcross will spend more time behind bars after his 2019 crime spree. (File photo)
Three Days Grace frontman Matt Walst beckons to the crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 10. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Photos: Explosion of sound as Three Days Grace returns to Penticton

The band brought the Standstills and the Warning with them this time

Three Days Grace frontman Matt Walst beckons to the crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 10. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
A couple hundred people made their way out despite the snow and cold to honour Remembrance Day in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Photos: Remembrance Day in Keremeos

The cold didn’t stop people from coming to pay their respects

A couple hundred people made their way out despite the snow and cold to honour Remembrance Day in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is currently the site of an extreme weather response shelter in Penticton due to the cold temperatures. (Google Streetview)

Penticton quietly gets extreme weather shelter

The church location is listed on BC Housing as an overnight extreme weather shelter

The Seventh Day Adventist Church is currently the site of an extreme weather response shelter in Penticton due to the cold temperatures. (Google Streetview)
One of Apex's staff testing conditions on the mountain after recent heavy snowfall. (Apex Mountain - James Shalman)

Apex Mountain looking at early start to ski season

The mountain had plenty of snow from the recent storm and may open as early as Dec. 2

One of Apex's staff testing conditions on the mountain after recent heavy snowfall. (Apex Mountain - James Shalman)
Keremeos Subway and CanCo will play host to a holiday toy drive for the second year in a row on Dec. 3. (Submitted)

Toy drive returns to Keremeos on Dec. 3

The first drive in 2021 raised over $5,000 worth of toys for 55 local families

Keremeos Subway and CanCo will play host to a holiday toy drive for the second year in a row on Dec. 3. (Submitted)
A photograph of a person who died due to an illicit drug overdose is tied to a tree with a purple ribbon by members of Moms Stop the Harm, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drug crisis gets worse as Penticton heads for another record year for fatal overdoses

The city has seen 24 fatalities in 2022 so far compared to 2021’s record of 26

A photograph of a person who died due to an illicit drug overdose is tied to a tree with a purple ribbon by members of Moms Stop the Harm, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Penticton RCMP is expanding its support program with additional officers for schools in district 67. (File photo)

RCMP expanding school support program in Summerland and Penticton

Prior to this expansion the program had one officer for all of School District 67

The Penticton RCMP is expanding its support program with additional officers for schools in district 67. (File photo)
A previous ceremony at Selby Park in West Bench. The ceremony recognizes Indigenous and other local veterans for their contributions. This year the ceremony will be held on Nov. 9. (Submitted)

Community invited to West Bench park to honour Indigenous and local veterans

The ceremony will be held on Nov. 9 at Selby Park and may be moved indoors

A previous ceremony at Selby Park in West Bench. The ceremony recognizes Indigenous and other local veterans for their contributions. This year the ceremony will be held on Nov. 9. (Submitted)
Some members of the First Robotics club in Penticton (from left to right) mentor Josh Walker, Marcus Francisco, Devon Jones, Scarlett Steyn, Isabelle Alva, Mason Price, and Lucas Nickle and the base of their robot. The club is looking for sponsorship from the community to keep competing. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton robotics students look for community support to stay competitive

The club is made up of 18 students from Penticton’s two high schools

Some members of the First Robotics club in Penticton (from left to right) mentor Josh Walker, Marcus Francisco, Devon Jones, Scarlett Steyn, Isabelle Alva, Mason Price, and Lucas Nickle and the base of their robot. The club is looking for sponsorship from the community to keep competing. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton issues warning after report of city worker impersonator

The man attempted to gain access to a home to allegedly test the tap water

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Keremeos Royal Canadian Legion Branch president Beverley Remizove pins the ceremonial first poppy on Mayor Manfred Bauer. (Village of Keremeos)

First poppy presented to Keremeos’ Mayor ahead of public Remembrance Day ceremony

This marks the start of the poppy campaign for the Royal Canadian Legion

Keremeos Royal Canadian Legion Branch president Beverley Remizove pins the ceremonial first poppy on Mayor Manfred Bauer. (Village of Keremeos)
Animals like horses and dogs can easily scare from the sound of fireworks. (File photo)

Letter: Think of all the scared animals before setting off fireworks this Halloween

“Every year I have been injured trying to calm my horses down,” says Keremeos horse owner

Animals like horses and dogs can easily scare from the sound of fireworks. (File photo)
Local hero Gord Portman’s dog Zippy was working outreach with him when the tiny dog ingested cocaine with meth in it. He was rushed to the vet but is still very sick and will need further help. (Gord Portman)

Penticton’s Zippy facing health setback as local hero calls for support

Gord Portman’s dog is suffering some new health issues since ingesting drugs

Local hero Gord Portman’s dog Zippy was working outreach with him when the tiny dog ingested cocaine with meth in it. He was rushed to the vet but is still very sick and will need further help. (Gord Portman)
Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

PEACE program explores the challenges of family life in Keremeos

The series is free and will be held on 3 evenings in November at Ambrosia

Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Rick and Yasmin Thorpe presenting the Thorpe and Friends Scholarship to Wylie Rowan and Mattias Van Bergeyk.
Left to Right: Wylie Rowan, Rick Thorpe, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Mattias Van Bergeyk (Submitted)

Penticton philanthropists supporting students for over 15 years

The latest two students are graduates of Summerland Secondary School

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe presenting the Thorpe and Friends Scholarship to Wylie Rowan and Mattias Van Bergeyk.
Left to Right: Wylie Rowan, Rick Thorpe, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Mattias Van Bergeyk (Submitted)
The Penticton Salvation Army truck appears to be set on fire Wednesday night. (Denairo Raposo)

Video: Suspicious fire destroys Penticton Salvation Army truck

Now the Salvation Army is down to 1 truck which will impact service at a time when need is high

The Penticton Salvation Army truck appears to be set on fire Wednesday night. (Denairo Raposo)
Penticton is extending the operational hours of public washrooms across the city effective April 9, 2021. (File photo)

Penticton keeping six washrooms open to public over winter

The washrooms are spread out through the city

Penticton is extending the operational hours of public washrooms across the city effective April 9, 2021. (File photo)
Apex Fire Brigade showed this picture during the Keremeos Creek Fire of all the protection equipment up at the mountain. (Apex Fire Brigade)

Controlled burn planned near Apex Mountain

The burn will continue until complete or there is significant snowfall

Apex Fire Brigade showed this picture during the Keremeos Creek Fire of all the protection equipment up at the mountain. (Apex Fire Brigade)
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