Dustin Godfrey

‘One-of-a-kind’ South Okanagan agriculture advocate dies

Greg Norton served on the Agricultural Land Commission among a long list of agriculture positions

Dozens decry Indigenous injustice outside Penticton’s court

The rally was planned after back-to-back acquittals of Indigenous youth killings in the prairies

Spouse of Penticton homicide victim dies

The common-law wife of Dale Atkinson, killed on June 12, was taken into custody but not charged

Penticton rally set for Indigenous homicide victims

Rally in support of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine set for Monday at noon at the courthouse

Two flights cancelled to and from Penticton

Most Air Canada flights to and from Vancouver have been cancelled from Penticton

Car crashes through Penticton Sandman wall

It doesn’t appear any serious injuries were suffered in the incident

Penticton’s overdose death rate most likely tops Kelowna’s

Preliminary data released to the Western News show up to 20 died last year of overdose in Penticton

Penticton judge tosses child custody time-to-trial complaint

Though the judge sympathized with the need to speed up matters, he kept the proceedings on track

Stolen truck, resisting cops in Naramata nets 19 months

Derek John Ledgard, 24, will spend nearly 16 more months in jail after time served

Cold snap tests limits of Penticton’s winter weather shelter

The operator called the timing of the shelter with a cold winter and an influx of homeless a ‘godsend’

South Okanagan front line workers say comments add insult to tragedy

Workers entrenched in addictions want people to see the humans behind the addictions

Man narrowly skips jail in Summerland hit-and-run

Judge Meg Shaw said she wouldn’t have considered the submission if not for efforts to curb liquor use

Penticton sucker punch will net 1-2 years in jail

Joshua Mcbride punched a man out of nowhere in downtown Penticton in August 2016

Summerland man facing 1-3 years for fight with neighbour

Joshua James Doell, facing one count of aggravated assault, is awaiting a judge’s decision

Penticton firearms sentencing set for May

Cody J. E. Wilson was found guilty on all but one count in a firearms trial earlier this month

One of Ighani’s trials may move to Kelowna

The matter is complicated by the fact that two complainants and the accused are all in custody

Column: Disappointed by comments about local rally

Dustin Godfrey is a reporter for the Penticton Western News

Broken wrists nets sympathy, no leniency from judge

Simon Bell said an injury to his wrist was made worse during his November arrest

SUV leaves road, down 40-foot bank

It’s not clear if anyone was injured, but one person required help with ropes to get up to the road