Brennan Phillips

Subrina Monteith is running for reelection as RDOS director for Area I. (Submitted)

Meet your Kaleden and Apex RDOS director candidates: Subrina Monteith

Subrina is running to be re-elected as director for Area I

Subrina Monteith is running for reelection as RDOS director for Area I. (Submitted)
Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton’s Gyro Park a Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency

The event featured traditional drumming, singing and dancing

Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency in Penticton's Gyro Park on the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds come out to Walk for the Children in Penticton

“We’re honouring the residential school survivors and those who didn’t make it home”: Penticton Chief

Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior Health advising drug testing after recent overdoses

Testing equipment is available in communities across the Interior

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The City of Penticton has closed the Skaha Marina boat launch to replace it. (City of Penticton)

Penticton’s Skaha Marina and Sudbury Beach getting upgrades

A new boat launch and a better beach walkway are part of the projects underway

The City of Penticton has closed the Skaha Marina boat launch to replace it. (City of Penticton)
A stand of cedars was burned down on Sept. 28 in a suspicous fire near Penticton’s China Palace. (Facebook)

No witnesses to suspicious fire near Penticton’s China Palace

A large hedge went up in a ball of fire

A stand of cedars was burned down on Sept. 28 in a suspicous fire near Penticton’s China Palace. (Facebook)
Julius Bloomfield

Penticton Votes: Meet mayoral candidate Julius Bloomfield

Candidates were asked about crime, housing and bike lanes

Julius Bloomfield
An RV was involved in the vehicle incident that has closed Highway 97 south of Kaleden. (Facebook)

Update: Highway 97 south of Kaleden expected to reopen by 6 p.m.

A serious crash closed the highway early on Thursday morning

An RV was involved in the vehicle incident that has closed Highway 97 south of Kaleden. (Facebook)
John Vassilaki is running for re-election for the Penticton mayor’s seat. (Submitted)

Penticton Votes: Meet your Mayor candidate John Vassilaki

Candidates were asked to answer questions about housing, crime and bike lanes

John Vassilaki is running for re-election for the Penticton mayor’s seat. (Submitted)
For the first time in two years, hundreds of Penticton students gathered at Shingle Creek to release salmon fry into the Penticton channel last May thanks to the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Penticton Indian Band. (Monique Tamminga Western News file photo)

Celebrate the return of salmon to the Okanagan with 2 events in Penticton and Oliver

An estimated 670,000 sockeye salmon will return to the Columbia River

For the first time in two years, hundreds of Penticton students gathered at Shingle Creek to release salmon fry into the Penticton channel last May thanks to the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Penticton Indian Band. (Monique Tamminga Western News file photo)
Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)

Grammy-winner Alex Cuba to play one night only in Penticton

Cuba is the latest addition to the Route97 Culture Road Trip concert series

Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)
The late Essio and Dianne Truant. Before his death earlier in 2022, Essio made a donation of $500,000 towards an expanded oncology department at Penticton Regional Hospital in his wife’s memory. A $10 million campaign is currently underway to fund the expansion. (Submitted)

$500K donation kicks off campaign for expanded cancer clinic at Penticton hospital

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is aiming to raise $10M

The late Essio and Dianne Truant. Before his death earlier in 2022, Essio made a donation of $500,000 towards an expanded oncology department at Penticton Regional Hospital in his wife’s memory. A $10 million campaign is currently underway to fund the expansion. (Submitted)
Competitors chow down on a jalapeno, the coolest of five peppers, at the Similkameen Sizzlefest. The ghost pepper was only the second-hottest pepper of the day. 
(Brennan Phillips - Review)

Photos: Similkameen Sizzlefest brings the heat to Keremeos

The annual festival returned with the famous hot pepper eating contest

Competitors chow down on a jalapeno, the coolest of five peppers, at the Similkameen Sizzlefest. The ghost pepper was only the second-hottest pepper of the day. 
(Brennan Phillips - Review)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior-wide drug alert after cluster of fatal overdoses in Kelowna

Drug checks have found benzodiazepines and higher than average concentrations of fentanyl

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton man sentenced to house arrest at rehabilitation facility

Terry Voshall was facing charges for several petty thefts

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barenaked Ladies bringing holiday cheer to Penticton

The eight-time Juno winners will be in the Peach City on Dec. 2

The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Penticton man who went on 9 day auto crime spree fueled by $300 a day meth habit: Lawyer

Jesse Shawcross stole multiple vehicles over nine days in 2019

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Double Juno Award-winning pianist Michael Kaeshammer is returning to the Okanagan as part of his latest tour. He will be making three stops across the valley later in 2022. (Photo courtesy Tina Acke via Eric Alper)

Piano man Kaeshammer returning to the Okanagan

The double Juno winner is touring for his latest album

Double Juno Award-winning pianist Michael Kaeshammer is returning to the Okanagan as part of his latest tour. He will be making three stops across the valley later in 2022. (Photo courtesy Tina Acke via Eric Alper)
Drugs and weapons seized after a man was reported slumped over the steering wheel of his running vehicle in Penticton on Sept. 21. (RCMP)

Penticton man asleep at the wheel leads to drug bust

The 34-year-old’s vehicle contained drugs, weapons and cash

Drugs and weapons seized after a man was reported slumped over the steering wheel of his running vehicle in Penticton on Sept. 21. (RCMP)
George Bush and Joe Domijan are running for director of Cawston and the Lower Similkameen in the Regional District. (Submitted)

Candidates for Cawston-Lower Similkameen field questions from the public

The two candidates vying for a seat at the RDOS table participate in the forum Sept. 20

George Bush and Joe Domijan are running for director of Cawston and the Lower Similkameen in the Regional District. (Submitted)
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