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WHL forward Taylor Sanheim is coming to the Penticton Vees in exchange for Ty Barnstable

Vees acquire WHL veteran Taylor Sanheim

The Penticton Vees are adding some experience to their forward line with the addition of Taylor Sanheim from the Western Hockey League.

WHL forward Taylor Sanheim is coming to the Penticton Vees in exchange for Ty Barnstable
Penticton Western News year in review

South Okanagan stories that made an impact in 2016

Stories and photos from around the South Okanagan that made the front page headlines in 2016.

Penticton Western News year in review
Okanagan Regional Library branches will resume operations Tuesday after being closed for the Christmas holiday.

Library branches preparing to reopen

All branches of Okanagan Regional Library will resume normal operating hours Tuesday except downtown Kelowna

Okanagan Regional Library branches will resume operations Tuesday after being closed for the Christmas holiday.
Penticton Western News year in review

Video: What stories caught your attention in 2016?

We hit the streets to ask what stories made the most impact this year?

Penticton Western News year in review
Former Penticton Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro picked up an assist with Team Canada on Thursday night in their win over Latvia at the IIHF World Junior Championship

Canada 3-0 at World Juniors, Fabbro picks up assist

Former Penticton Vees player Dante Fabbro picked up an assist as Team Canada easily beat Latvia 10-2.

Former Penticton Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro picked up an assist with Team Canada on Thursday night in their win over Latvia at the IIHF World Junior Championship
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Police seeking witness to alleged Government Street assault

RCMP are seeking the motorist who observed an altercation between a male and female on Government Street on Wednesday.

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Emergency dispatchers received some unusual phone calls in 2016.

Stuck gym lockers, job queries top 2016 list of reasons to not call 911

Non-emergency calls can delay the response to a legitimate emergency

Emergency dispatchers received some unusual phone calls in 2016.
Road and highway conditions are challenging in many parts of the Southern Interior

Snow warnings issued for major Interior highways

Motorists cautioned on Coquihalla Highway and the Trans-Canada Highway

Road and highway conditions are challenging in many parts of the Southern Interior
Former Penticton Vees player Tyson Jost earned an assist in Canada's 5-0 win over Slovakia on Tuesday night at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

Jost picks up assist as Canada wins second game at World Juniors

Former Penticton Vees player adds helper as Canada’s National Junior Team completely shut the door on Slovakia.

Former Penticton Vees player Tyson Jost earned an assist in Canada's 5-0 win over Slovakia on Tuesday night at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
Penticton firefighters quickly dealt with a chimney fire on the morning of Dec. 28.

Fire department quickly puts out chimney fire

The Penticton Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at 10:48 a.m. on Dec. 28.

Penticton firefighters quickly dealt with a chimney fire on the morning of Dec. 28.
Former Penticton Vee Tyson Jost attempts a backhand on the Russian netminder in Team Canada's opening game for the IIHF World Junior Championship on Monday. Canada won the game 5-3.

Former BCHL player nets goal in Canada’s win over Russia at World Juniors

Former Penticton Vee Tyson Jost opened scoring for Team Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championship.

Former Penticton Vee Tyson Jost attempts a backhand on the Russian netminder in Team Canada's opening game for the IIHF World Junior Championship on Monday. Canada won the game 5-3.
A family playing pond hockey along Eastside Road.

Photos of the week from in and around Penticton

The Penticton Western News presents the photos of the week.

A family playing pond hockey along Eastside Road.
Rachel Bird; her sister

Photo gallery: Christmas concerts galore

A sampling of some of the Penticton elementary school Christmas concerts recently.

Rachel Bird; her sister

Video: What should be done with Memorial Arena?

Tear down and replace Memorial Arena? Or, repair and upgrade? We hit the streets to ask people what they think.

Armstrong man guilty of animal cruelty

Armstrong man guilty of animal cruelty

Gary Roberts found guilty of neglecting horses at an Armstrong residence in December 2014

Armstrong man guilty of animal cruelty
MACKENZIE SCHWINGHAMER of Team Alberta placed seventh on the first day of competition. The former Apex Freestyle Skier

VIDEO: Canadians reach podium at Selections camp

Apex Mountain resort hosted the best freestyle skiers during the Canada Cup Series Toyo Canadian Selections camp

MACKENZIE SCHWINGHAMER of Team Alberta placed seventh on the first day of competition. The former Apex Freestyle Skier
Hazel Bennett gets prepped to donate blood by phlebotomist Lacey Giene at the Drop In Centre at the Canadian Blood Clinic blood drive in June. Bennett shared the importance of donating blood with her story of her daughter needing blood transfusions.

Penticton blood donor clinic over the holidays

Canadian Blood Services is reminding donors and potential donors in Penticton of the importance of booking an appointment to give blood.

Hazel Bennett gets prepped to donate blood by phlebotomist Lacey Giene at the Drop In Centre at the Canadian Blood Clinic blood drive in June. Bennett shared the importance of donating blood with her story of her daughter needing blood transfusions.
Okanagan Skaha students are benefitting from provincial grants supporting skills training and tech education.

Okanagan Skaha schools get skills training funding

The Okanagan Skaha School District is getting two provincial grants supporting skilled trades and tech training.

Okanagan Skaha students are benefitting from provincial grants supporting skills training and tech education.
Rotarian Gloria Wozniuk (left) and Rotary Club of Penticton president Barb Hoolaeff helped out selling raffle tickets for the annual Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle.

Rotary wheelbarrow and food raffle a success

The Rotary Club of Penticton held their annual Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle.

Rotarian Gloria Wozniuk (left) and Rotary Club of Penticton president Barb Hoolaeff helped out selling raffle tickets for the annual Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle.
PENTICTON VEES captain Nicholas Jones digs for a puck as Salmon Arm goalie Nic Tallarico tries to snare it. The Vees won the BCHL game 3-2 in overtime at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton Vees defeat Silverbacks

Revenge is sweet: Vees put down the Silverbacks in OT

PENTICTON VEES captain Nicholas Jones digs for a puck as Salmon Arm goalie Nic Tallarico tries to snare it. The Vees won the BCHL game 3-2 in overtime at the South Okanagan Events Centre.