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Skaha Lake Middle School issued a warning Wednesday, Jan. 20 after a man was seen driving by the school dressed inappropriately. (Mark Brett / Western News file)
Skaha Lake Middle School issued a warning Wednesday, Jan. 20 after a man was seen driving by the school dressed inappropriately. (Mark Brett / Western News file)
Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Penticton interested in new public washroom concept to combat vandalism

Public washrooms with on-site support staff have been operating in Kelowna since April

Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos has been recognized for theur dedication to stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. (Spirit Ridge Resort /Facebook)

Osoyoos resort recognized for stringent cleaning protocols

Spirit Ridge Resort has received the Global Bio-risk Advisory Council’s STAR accreditation

Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos has been recognized for theur dedication to stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. (Spirit Ridge Resort /Facebook)
Penticton council initiated an action plan to address the child care crisis in the city during their Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 meeting. (File photo)

Penticton council taking steps to address city’s child care crisis

83 per cent of surveyed families indicated that it’s hard to find child care in Penticton

Penticton council initiated an action plan to address the child care crisis in the city during their Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 meeting. (File photo)
Penticton Minor Hockey Association has been navigating the coronavirus pandemic throughout the 2021-21 season. (File photo)

Penticton Minor Hockey presses on amid pandemic

Despite a challenging year, the PMHA has been able to offer kids some respite on the ice

Penticton Minor Hockey Association has been navigating the coronavirus pandemic throughout the 2021-21 season. (File photo)
Ace Academy: Flight Experience is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. (Canada and Aviation Space Museum)

Penticton museum hosts innovative way to simulate authentic flight experience

Ace Academy: Flight Experience is a digital interactive exhibition currently touring across Canada

Ace Academy: Flight Experience is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. (Canada and Aviation Space Museum)
The Penticton Regional Airport saw just under 34,000 total flight movements in 2020. (Black Press file)

Penticton Airport sees 75 per cent drop in use in 2020

The airport saw under 34,000 total aircraft movements

The Penticton Regional Airport saw just under 34,000 total flight movements in 2020. (Black Press file)
Interior Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long term care home over Monday, Jan. 18, 2020. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place care home declared over

‘This has been one of our most challenging outbreaks so far,’ says chief medical health officer

Interior Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long term care home over Monday, Jan. 18, 2020. (File photo)
Penticton Bylaw officer Glenn Smith, as well as resident Zak Laycock (not pictured), received the Governor General Award from the Royal Canadian Humane Association to recognize their heroism in a summer 2019 incident. (Contributed)

Bylaw officer and Penticton resident given awards for intervening in sexual assault

Bylaw officer Glenn Smith said he was simply in the right place at the right time

Penticton Bylaw officer Glenn Smith, as well as resident Zak Laycock (not pictured), received the Governor General Award from the Royal Canadian Humane Association to recognize their heroism in a summer 2019 incident. (Contributed)
Daryle Mcallister, Christie Fiebelkorn, and Tracy Comber were the only volunteers inside Penticton’s Soupateria serving clients Jan. 15, 2021. Approximately 68 people per day relied on Penticton’s Soupateria for food in 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)(Jesse Day - Western News)
Daryle Mcallister, Christie Fiebelkorn, and Tracy Comber were the only volunteers inside Penticton’s Soupateria serving clients Jan. 15, 2021. Approximately 68 people per day relied on Penticton’s Soupateria for food in 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)(Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton’s 7-Eleven is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the company announced Jan. 15, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton 7-Eleven closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The store will re-open “on or before” Jan. 23

Penticton’s 7-Eleven is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the company announced Jan. 15, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)

Penticton woman wins part of her B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case

Carol Loiselle alleges she faced years of discrimination, harassment at Windward Software Systems

Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)
(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BREAKING: Collision draws heavy police presence in downtown Penticton

Multiple police cruisers and paramedics are on scene

(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A South Okanagan “Garbage Gobbler” claims another unsuspecting victim in the 1970s. B.C.’s unique roadside garbage receptacles were in place from the late 1950s to early 80s. (B.C. Dept. of Transportation / Patrick Selby / Facebook photo)

Do you remember B.C.’s ‘Garbage Gobblers’?

The 70s were a different time…

A South Okanagan “Garbage Gobbler” claims another unsuspecting victim in the 1970s. B.C.’s unique roadside garbage receptacles were in place from the late 1950s to early 80s. (B.C. Dept. of Transportation / Patrick Selby / Facebook photo)
Penticton band Yarrows play an outdoor show at the their debut album release party, in front of a small, socially distanced at a downtown Penticton cafe in August, 2020. It was the only time they’ve been able to play their new album in front of a live audience due to pandemic. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton musicians struggling in silence through pandemic

Public health orders has put live music on hold since since March 2020

Penticton band Yarrows play an outdoor show at the their debut album release party, in front of a small, socially distanced at a downtown Penticton cafe in August, 2020. It was the only time they’ve been able to play their new album in front of a live audience due to pandemic. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton RCMP were able to return this stolen card to the Grandmother who was trying to send it to her grandson. (RCMP photo)

Penticton RCMP return grandson’s stolen birthday card

The card was found along with other stolen mail during the arrest of an alleged mail thief Jan. 12

Penticton RCMP were able to return this stolen card to the Grandmother who was trying to send it to her grandson. (RCMP photo)
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Penticton RCMP arrest local mail thief

Among the stolen mail was a birthday card sent by a grandmother to her grandson

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(Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

RCMP, fire crews respond to landslide below Kelowna home

The situation has been ongoing for the past week, homeowner says

(Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Another COVID-19 death was reported at McKinney Place long-term care home in Oliver Jan. 11, 2020. (File photo)

One more person has died of COVID-19 at an Oliver care home

Fifteen deaths have now been connected to the outbreak at McKinney Place

Another COVID-19 death was reported at McKinney Place long-term care home in Oliver Jan. 11, 2020. (File photo)
Pacific Coastal Airlines inaugural flight from Vancouver to Penticton arrived at the Penticton Regional Airport 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

WATCH: Penticton welcomes inaugural Pacific Coastal Airlines flight from Vancouver

‘Air travel to and from Penticton remains a key link to other parts of the province,’ says mayor

Pacific Coastal Airlines inaugural flight from Vancouver to Penticton arrived at the Penticton Regional Airport 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)