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John Shannon gets Hall call

The B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 includes John Shannon and former Canucks Thomas Gradin and Tony Tanti.

Dream Music Festival releases 2017 line-up

The line up for the 2017 Dream Music Festival has been announced with some new and returning favourites.

Ice, ice, everywhere

Penticton Western News readers share their photos of winter's cold beauty

Council preview: Canada 150 mosaic, fire season, tax grants

Penticton city council is getting together for their next regular meeting a week early, on Jan. 17.

Weezer coming to Penticton

Weezer, The Trews and The Flatliners are coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April.

Council briefs: finishing up, new duplexes

Penticton city council deals with property issues

Seeking members for citizen’s committee

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are asking for residents to participate on an Official Community Plan citizen’s committee.

Record insurance payouts in 2016

Severe weather, natural disasters cause record year for insurable damage in Canada

Regional district director looks back at 2016

Looking back over 2016, Karla Kozakevich said a decision near the end of the year was one of the biggest accomplishments for the RDOS.

VIDEO: Vees look to bounce back against the Bulldogs

The Penticton Vees host the Alberni Valley Bulldogs during the Valley First Feed the Valley initiative and BCHL Fivehool for Food Challenge.

Dementia is everyone’s concern

The Penticton Community Centre is home to a new program offering physical and social activity for people living with dementia and caregivers

Writing Out Loud returns to the Similkameen

A Keremeos group has the popular Writing Out Loud workshops back on the schedule this month

Top 10 complaints and top 10 inquiries of 2016

In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for business reviews through their website.

Woodpeckers of winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean birds are absent. Winter is one of the best times to see species unobscured by summer foliage.

Chris Buck Band coming to Oliver Sunshine Festival

A free concert is coming to Oliver this summer in the form of the BC Country Music Association's Country Club Act of the Year.

Nickel Plate racers earn top 10 results

Nickel Plate Nordic Club junior racers performed well at Salmon Arm's Teck B.C. Cup race.

Vernon edges Penticton midget rec 2 team for tournament championship

The Penticton 2 midget recreation team lost a tight battle to Vernon in a Penticton Minor Hockey Association tournament.

Chimney fire clears restaurant

A Penticton restaurant had to be evacuated tonight due to a chimney fire.

Arena Task Force set

Determining the future of Memorial and McLaren arenas got underway this week with the first meeting of the Arena Task Force.

Budget talks begin later this month

Penticton city council is preparing to discuss the city's 2017 budget