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PEN HIGH LAKER Mckenna Clarke

Lakers enjoy undefeated tournament run

The Pen High Jr. and Gr. 9 girls basketball teams won all four of its tournament games, Maggie goes 2-2.

PEN HIGH LAKER Mckenna Clarke
Penticton Western News reader John C. Poon captured the winter chills perfectly in this photo from the frozen shores of Okanagan Lake and below on Skaha Lake.

Photographer captures winter chills in the Okanagan

Penticton Western News reader John Poon captured the winter chills perfectly in these two photos.

Penticton Western News reader John C. Poon captured the winter chills perfectly in this photo from the frozen shores of Okanagan Lake and below on Skaha Lake.
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End Gang Life coming to Penticton

The Combined Special Enforcment Unit of B.C. is coming South Okanagan schools to educate students on gang life.

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As part of Parks Canada's largest consultation ever

Consultation on national parks

As part of Parks Canada's largest consultation ever, Canadians are invited to share their views.

As part of Parks Canada's largest consultation ever
A motor vehicle incident on the Channel Parkway on Sunday.

Motor vehicle incident on Channel Parkway

A motor vehicle incident shut down one lane of the Channel Parkway temporarily on Sunday afternoon.

A motor vehicle incident on the Channel Parkway on Sunday.
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Kitchen Stove Films: Marguerite

In 1920s France, one woman has been living her passion for music in her own bubble, and now she plans to perform for an audience.

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THE PENTICTON VEES and Vernon Vipers square of at the South Okanagan Events Centre today at 6 p.m.

VIDEO: Vees and Vipers set to clash in Penticton

The Penticton Vees host the Vernon Vipers in the South Okanagan Events Centre.

THE PENTICTON VEES and Vernon Vipers square of at the South Okanagan Events Centre today at 6 p.m.
The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program.

Walk or run your way to a smoke-free life

Innovative nationwide quit smoking program gets participants to exercise in a group setting.

The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program.
The Penticton fire department is trying to raise $50

Fire department wants to update rescue boat

The Penticton Fire Department is stepping up its campaign to replace its aging rescue boat

The Penticton fire department is trying to raise $50
Penticton Vees alumni Dante Fabbro (left) giving Team Canada goalie Carter Hart a helping hand in the semifinal game against Sweden.

Video: BCHL alumni settle for silver with Team Canada at world juniors

Penticton Vees alumni Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost get silver medal in shootout loss to the U.S.

Penticton Vees alumni Dante Fabbro (left) giving Team Canada goalie Carter Hart a helping hand in the semifinal game against Sweden.
Zappacosta returns for fundraiser

Zappacosta returns for fundraiser

Multi-Juno winner Alfie Zappacosta returns to Penticton to help the Pen High music department.

Zappacosta returns for fundraiser
Penticton Vees alumni Tyson Jost (above) and Dante Fabbro will play for gold Jan. 5  against the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Video: BCHL alumni headed to world juniors gold medal game

Former Penticton Vees Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost to play against U.S. for the gold medal.

Penticton Vees alumni Tyson Jost (above) and Dante Fabbro will play for gold Jan. 5  against the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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Registration closing soon for Fresh BC Talent Quest

The registration deadline for Fresh BC Talent Quest is coming up and new workshops have been added.

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One of two vehicles involved in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 just north of Okanagan Falls. The incident closed traffic in both lanes and it's not known if there were any injuries.

Update: Both lanes open on Highway 97

A motor vehicle incident south of Penticton has traffic stopped in both directions and being re-routed to Eastside Road.

One of two vehicles involved in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 just north of Okanagan Falls. The incident closed traffic in both lanes and it's not known if there were any injuries.
One of two vehicles involved in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 just north of Okanagan Falls. The incident closed traffic in both lanes and it's not known if there were any injuries.

Dog missing after Hwy. 97 collision

A dog is still missing after an collision this afternoon (Jan. 4) that sent four people to hospital.

One of two vehicles involved in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 just north of Okanagan Falls. The incident closed traffic in both lanes and it's not known if there were any injuries.
Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

Trial set for man accused of attacking doctor

Summerland man accused of a vicious attack on a doctor in the psychiatric ward of the Penticton Regional Hospital will go to trial in March.

Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield
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Baldy invites first-time skiers and snowboarders

Baldy Mountain Resort is hoping to get some first-timers on the hill with Never Ever Days.

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Penticton Academy of Music speech and drama students preparing for the 2017 Festival.

Registration deadline for Kiwanis festival

The deadline for registration for the Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival is nearing.

Penticton Academy of Music speech and drama students preparing for the 2017 Festival.
Keep your identity and personal information in tip-top shape this year with these BBB tips.

Resolve not to get scammed this year

Keep your identity and personal information in tip-top shape this year with these BBB tips.

Keep your identity and personal information in tip-top shape this year with these BBB tips.
Brave polar bear dip participants dash into Okanagan Lake at Sun Oka Beach on Jan. 1.

Video: Diving into 2017

The annual Kinsmen Club of Summerland Polar Bear Dip took place on Sunday at Sun-Oka Beach in Trout Creek.

Brave polar bear dip participants dash into Okanagan Lake at Sun Oka Beach on Jan. 1.