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Celebrated Canadian songwriter and performer Ron Sexsmith is scheduled to perform at the Winfield Hall in Lake Country May 13.

Ron Sexsmith to perform in Lake Country May 13

Celebrated songwriter Sexsmith to perform songs off his new album, The Last Rider

Celebrated Canadian songwriter and performer Ron Sexsmith is scheduled to perform at the Winfield Hall in Lake Country May 13.
Kidston Elementary student Marcel Green (left) sat and interviewed NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald for his school heritage fair project.

Lanny McDonald helps heritage project

Hockey Hall of Famer sits down for interview while in Vernon with Kidston Elementary student

Kidston Elementary student Marcel Green (left) sat and interviewed NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald for his school heritage fair project.
Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.

Library branches experience steady growth

There was a 19 per cent increase in program attendance at Okanagan Regional Library

Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.
The body of Natsumi Kogawa

Murder suspect faces additional charge

Man arrested in connection with Vancouver homicide and arrested in Vernon also charged with North Okanagan sexual assault.

The body of Natsumi Kogawa
Motorists should expect wet conditions on roads and highways in the Okanagan

Wet conditions on roads, some routes closed

Water pooling on some highways while others closed because of mud slides and avalanche risk

Motorists should expect wet conditions on roads and highways in the Okanagan
RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.

Keep vehicles clear of snow

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP remind motorists after pulling over a vehicle on Highway 97 with hardly any snow cleared from windshield

RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.
Motorists have been stuck on the Coquihalla since Thursday night.

UPDATE: Coquihalla fully reopens

A number of major routes are closed because of avalanche concerns, snow, freezing rain and multiple accidents.

Motorists have been stuck on the Coquihalla since Thursday night.
Snow is blanketing the Okanagan and Shuswap regions Monday morning.

Snow creates challenging driving conditions

Compact snow with slippery sections reported on most major routes

Snow is blanketing the Okanagan and Shuswap regions Monday morning.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued new signage

New signage for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen unveiled a suite of new signage which has been installed throughout the region.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued new signage
Former Armstrong resident Diego Kohl is returning with Mariachi Los Dorados for the Vancouver band’s annual spring tour of the Okanagan.

Mariachi returns to warm up the Okanagan

Okanagan residents will soon get their taste of ol’ Mexico when Mariachi Los Dorados returns for its annual spring tour.

Former Armstrong resident Diego Kohl is returning with Mariachi Los Dorados for the Vancouver band’s annual spring tour of the Okanagan.
Princess Margaret Mustang Kelson Hartland bursts into the key against the George Elliot Coyotes during Christmas Classic. The teams played again at George Elliot on Wednesday. The Mustangs are hosting a tournament which includes Pen High starting Friday.

Mustangs hosting six-team hoop tournament

Pen High Lakers among the teams playing in Maggie's senior boys basketball tournament.

Princess Margaret Mustang Kelson Hartland bursts into the key against the George Elliot Coyotes during Christmas Classic. The teams played again at George Elliot on Wednesday. The Mustangs are hosting a tournament which includes Pen High starting Friday.
Local singer Yanti and Penticton Arts Council president Tim Tweed on the SS Sicamous in their most dapper attire ready for the Great Gatsby Party March 11.

Great Gatsby Party returns

The SS Sicamous is ready to transport you back to the roaring '20s for the return of the Great Gatsby Party in March.

Local singer Yanti and Penticton Arts Council president Tim Tweed on the SS Sicamous in their most dapper attire ready for the Great Gatsby Party March 11.
Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.

New chair for Penticton and District Hospice Society

Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.

Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.
Parkers Chrysler raised $7

Parkers raises $7,400 for addictions aid

In just a few weeks, Parker’s Chrysler raised $7,400 for the Pathways Addictions Resource Centre.

Parkers Chrysler raised $7
Light of My Life

Casey Affleck film shooting in Osoyoos

Light of My Life, written, directed and starring Casey Affleck, will be coming to shoot a portion of the film in the Osoyoos area.

Light of My Life
Penticton firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire on Tuesday evening.

Video: Firefighters respond to vehicle fire

The Penticton Fire Department sprung into action late Tuesday night when a vehicle fire was called in.

Penticton firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire on Tuesday evening.
Insp. Ted De Jager has been named Detachment Commander of Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment.

Penticton RCMP getting new top cop

A new commander is ready to take over the Penticton RCMP

Insp. Ted De Jager has been named Detachment Commander of Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment.
Karma

SPCA hoping for good karma

Staff at the B.C. SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch are hoping a sweet senior canine has some good karma coming her way.

Karma
Connie Denesiuk was unanimously voted to a second term as chair of the Okanagan College board of governors.

Okanagan College board raises tuition

Two important decisions came out of the Okanagan College board of governors meeting Tuesday, starting with a rise in tuition.

Connie Denesiuk was unanimously voted to a second term as chair of the Okanagan College board of governors.
City and Colour

Dallas Green to perform in Penticton

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green announced an extensive Canadian tour for 2017 that includes a stop in Penticton.

City and Colour