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Penticton’s Ez-Vape location off Hwy 97 (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Penticton RCMP looking for suspect in armed robbery of vape shop

Suspect threatened an employee, stole cash and product in Sept. 12 robbery of EzVape

Penticton’s Ez-Vape location off Hwy 97 (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Food waste reduction is the first topic on the Brown Bag Lecture series hosted by Penticton Museum. (File photo)

That pizza you didn’t eat is contributing to climate change, says Penticton lecturer

Penticton Museum’s Brown Bag Lectures are back with the first one turning food waste to flower food

Food waste reduction is the first topic on the Brown Bag Lecture series hosted by Penticton Museum. (File photo)
Leading the Sept. 8 march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Another climate rally planned in Penticton Sept. 24

The second of the month will focus on youth around the world

Leading the Sept. 8 march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)

Penticton council to weigh recommendations to replace aging city buildings

The Library and Museum, Art Gallery, Memorial Arena and Mclaren are among targets for replacement

The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)
Paramedics attended the scene but were unable to save the rider (File/Black Press Media)

Motorcycle crash leaves 1 dead in Oliver

Sept. 9 accident kept Willowbrook Road closed for several hours

Paramedics attended the scene but were unable to save the rider (File/Black Press Media)

Penticton school joins ‘Love of Reading’ fundraiser

Uplands Elementary has been chosen for the Indigo, Chapters and Coles Adopt A School campaign

A COVID-19 QR code scanned being scanned in Quebec (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

UPDATE: Penticton clarifies where vaccination proof is required

Proof of vaccination not required at museum, pool or public skating

A COVID-19 QR code scanned being scanned in Quebec (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Two men play chess in a park while a third looks on (Юлія Вівчарик/Unsplash)

Penticton working with UBCO to honour Day of Older Peoples

The City is compiling profiles of older people who have made an impact in the community

Two men play chess in a park while a third looks on (Юлія Вівчарик/Unsplash)
Penticton’s Ez-Vape location off Hwy 97 (Clayton Whitelaw/PentictonWesternNews)

Penticton Vape Store target of Sunday night armed robbery

Penticton RCMP are currently investigating the robbery; no one was injured

Penticton’s Ez-Vape location off Hwy 97 (Clayton Whitelaw/PentictonWesternNews)
Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Majority of businesses in Penticton and Wine Country support vaccine passports, poll

96 businesses took part in the poll with a nearly three-fourths majority supporting the new passports, which come into effect on Monday

Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The first leg of the Lake to Lake bike lane in Penticton opened on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Penticton’s lake-to-lake bike lane opens up to Duncan Avenue

The first section of the bike lane originally opened on August 1

The first leg of the Lake to Lake bike lane in Penticton opened on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Campfire ban signs are visible throughout the Bella Coola Valley, as seen here Wednesday at the Alexander MacKenzie/Grease Trail head. (Angie Mindus photo)

Penticton reinforces campfire ban

BC Wildfire Services lifted campfire bans on most of the province Thursday, but some of the interior is still enforcing them

Campfire ban signs are visible throughout the Bella Coola Valley, as seen here Wednesday at the Alexander MacKenzie/Grease Trail head. (Angie Mindus photo)
Shoppers look through racks of skis during the Revelstoke Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap. (Marissa Tiel/Revelstoke Review)

Popular Ski Swap takes place at Penticton Curling Club Sept. 17-19

The ski swap is a great way to find a new pair of winter sports gear, or sell your own

Shoppers look through racks of skis during the Revelstoke Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap. (Marissa Tiel/Revelstoke Review)
Map showing the cases per 100,000 residents in the Southern Interior (BCCDC)

Southern Interior sees drop in weekly COVID cases, increase in vaccination rate

The drop should come as a relief to the region that saw consistently rising case counts in August

Map showing the cases per 100,000 residents in the Southern Interior (BCCDC)
Smile cookie purchases from Sept. 13 to 19 will support the OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society)

OSNS chosen charity for 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign

Cookies available at every South Okanagan Tim Hortons location

Smile cookie purchases from Sept. 13 to 19 will support the OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society)
Map showing the cases per 100,000 residents in the Southern Interior (BCCDC)

Southern Interior sees drop in weekly COVID cases, increase in vaccination rate

The drop should come as a relief to the region that saw consistently rising case counts in August

Map showing the cases per 100,000 residents in the Southern Interior (BCCDC)
Discovery House residents holding silver balloons with the donation amount (file)

Penticton’s Discovery House receives $25K from #CommentsofKindness campaign

Discovery House one of many charities to receive funds from Valley First Credit Union

Discovery House residents holding silver balloons with the donation amount (file)
The poster put out to promote the contest (PDCAC/file)

Penticton Arts Council to hold youth art contest

Contestants will be able to pick any picture they like to colour and submit

The poster put out to promote the contest (PDCAC/file)
Port Coquitlam photographer captured views of the night sky from Manning Park’s Cascade Lookout. (Jon Ross)

Rain postpones Penticton sidewalk stargazing event tonight

Everyone is invited to gaze into the vast endlessness of space Sunday, Sept. 12

Port Coquitlam photographer captured views of the night sky from Manning Park’s Cascade Lookout. (Jon Ross)
Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

UPDATE: Dozens march the streets of downtown Penticton for climate action

Politicians need to propose solutions that meet the scale of the crisis, says march leader

Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)