Dustin Godfrey

Okanagan Incorrectional: B.C.’s promising, new jail grinds into motion

PART ONE: Violence, drugs and health-care issues at the Okanagan Correctional Centre

Province removing section of road to help drain Willowbrook

Resident told Western News this week locals advocated in vain for widened culverts for 10 months

Power cut at Winnipeg St. problem house in Penticton

Controversial property at 377 Winnipeg St. will be the topic of a council presentation

Princeton man concedes assault, forcible confinement

Allegations that he raped his ex-partner, however, are now awaiting a verdict, likely not until May

Penticton woman found guilty of possession for trafficking

Jennifer L. Montgomery was found guilty on all counts in Kelowna’s courthouse Wednesday

Willowbrook resident says province ignored proactive measures

Jim Stanley says locals called for widened culverts for 10 months to improve water flow to no avail

Update: Rock slide cleared from Hwy 5 northbound near Merritt

The Coquihalla fully reopened overnight

Testimony closes on trial over Princeton rape allegations

Defendant denied raping ex-partner, while Crown points to history of unwanted advances in texts

Penticton teens get eviction notice in forest fort

The fort, likely mistaken for a homeless camp, was in its spot for a year before the notice came

Trial begins for Princeton man accused of raping ex-partner

Court heard the man blocked his ex-partner from leaving his house before sexually assaulting her

Roofer killed in fall worked for Summerland firm SIS Roofing

‘He was very well liked — we quite loved him, actually,’ SIS Roofing co-owner Kevin Hill said

‘Violated and humiliated’: inmate claims privacy breach at OCC

Latest lawsuit makes at least four against the Okanagan jail, just over a year after its opening

Willowbrook community rallies in state of local emergency

South Okanagan residents are preparing for flooding near Kearns Creek, where a dam is at capacity

UPDATE: Kearns Creek dam near Willowbrook reaches capacity

Emergency officials urging residents to get on sandbagging, expect flooding

Penticton worker killed in fall reportedly hit rock

Senior Sendero Canyon official says worker had safety gear in place, likely wasn’t strapped in

Alleged Okanagan hockey fraudster gets new legal coach

Lawyer Michael Patterson said Loren Reagan may seek second bail hearing after he was denied in first

Cannings takes anti-South Okanagan park bill to Parliament

Petition may not hold sway, with all national and provincial parties supporting a park in some form

SD67 fills 2-year gap in Aboriginal education administration

District also announces shuffling of school admin, with Princess Maggie VP heading to Pen High

Bank employees save Penticton woman $6k from CRA scam

Would-be victim said she was hit while vulnerable from a family issue and initially fell for the trap

Penticton students tackle their first dumpster fire

High school students from PMSS and PSS are spending their spring break in firefighter training