Jesse Day

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Mobile drop-in vaccination clinic coming to Oliver

All those in the Oliver area who have not yet received their first dose are eligible for the vaccine

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Penticton looking for perfect mountain bike park location

The original ideal location at Campbell Mountain has hit a snag

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There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.

High voter turnout at first advance voting day for Penticton city by-election

737 voters on June 9 in comparison to 2018 general election, which had 1,001 on first day

There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Woman’s body discovered at Naramata home while police were investigating double homicide

Major Crimes believes all three killings are targeted acts related to drug and gang activities

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The defunct 100-year-old Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River in Washington State blocks access by salmon and steelhead to over 500 kilometres of high-quality river habitat, much of it in British Columbia. (Photo submitted by Alex Maier.)

An obsolete, environmentally harmful dam south of Osoyoos is one step closer to removal

The Enloe Dam hasn’t produced electricity since 1958; all it really does is block fish

The defunct 100-year-old Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River in Washington State blocks access by salmon and steelhead to over 500 kilometres of high-quality river habitat, much of it in British Columbia. (Photo submitted by Alex Maier.)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen RDOS is holding an information session on wildfire preparedness June 10, 2021. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan-Similkameen agriculture workers invited to wildfire preparedness info session

Vintners, fruit growers, farmers, ranchers and other producers all invited to share experiences

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen RDOS is holding an information session on wildfire preparedness June 10, 2021. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Recently restored off-channel habitat k’əmcnitkw Floodplain along Penticton Channel. (Okanagan Nation Alliance photo)

Okanagan river salmonid sampling happening near you in Penticton

There is no need to report the yearly activity if you see it taking place

Recently restored off-channel habitat k’əmcnitkw Floodplain along Penticton Channel. (Okanagan Nation Alliance photo)
Penticton Vee forward Tyler Ho salutes the crowd during a December 2019 game at the South Okanagan Events. (Phil McLachlan/File photo)

Penticton Vees announce 2021/22 schedule, hope to welcome back fans

Fans haven’t been allowed to attend sporting events in B.C. since March 2020

Penticton Vee forward Tyler Ho salutes the crowd during a December 2019 game at the South Okanagan Events. (Phil McLachlan/File photo)
A woman has been missing since driving her vehicle into the Similkameen River near Keremeos Friday (June 4) morning, (Ryan Van Veen/Flickr)

Police, rescue crews on day 2 of search for woman who drove into river near Keremeos

An associate of Amy Sabean, 43, witnessed her being swept away in the Ashnola River

A woman has been missing since driving her vehicle into the Similkameen River near Keremeos Friday (June 4) morning, (Ryan Van Veen/Flickr)
Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. Ten years later the event will return to Penticton in September after being in cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. (File photo)

Ironman Canada postponed but plans to return to Penticton in 2021

Organizers plan to hold triathlon that usually draws around 2,000 particpants after cancelling in 2020

Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. Ten years later the event will return to Penticton in September after being in cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. (File photo)
Keremeos’ weather patterns are very unique. The village is often hotter and more arid than Penticton in the summer and experiences more extreme winters with more snowfall, while being warmer than Princeton in the winter due to its lower elevation. (Keith Ryan/Flickr)

What will the weather be like tomorrow in Keremeos? No one really knows for sure

The village, based largely on farming, has been without an Environment Canada weather station since 2000

Keremeos’ weather patterns are very unique. The village is often hotter and more arid than Penticton in the summer and experiences more extreme winters with more snowfall, while being warmer than Princeton in the winter due to its lower elevation. (Keith Ryan/Flickr)
Crews work on the first phases of construction on the lake-to-lake bike lane at Padmore and Martin Street in downtown Penticton June 3, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton bike lane construction moving faster than planned

Construction will soon move to the 400 to 600 blocks of Martin Street

Crews work on the first phases of construction on the lake-to-lake bike lane at Padmore and Martin Street in downtown Penticton June 3, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
B.C.’s current travel restrictions are set to expire June 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

South Okanagan COVID-19 cases on the decline heading into summer

Return to ‘near-normal’ could come by fall if cases stay low and vaccination rates remain high

B.C.’s current travel restrictions are set to expire June 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
215 orange ribbons were tied to a B.C. school’s fence to honour the 215 children found dead at a former residential school in Kamloops. (Deb Meissner/Black Press)

Penticton Indian Band grateful for outpouring of support following ‘sickening’ Kamloops discovery

The band is accepting donations towards an eternal flame for the Residential School Survivors Memorial

215 orange ribbons were tied to a B.C. school’s fence to honour the 215 children found dead at a former residential school in Kamloops. (Deb Meissner/Black Press)
Steven Gallagher, 28, will appear via video for a bail hearing Tuesday, June 2 after being arrested in connection to arson at an Oliver pharmacy. (RCMP photo)

Oliver RCMP arrest man connected to late-night pharmacy arson

Steven Gallagher, 28, will appear via video for a bail hearing June 2

Steven Gallagher, 28, will appear via video for a bail hearing Tuesday, June 2 after being arrested in connection to arson at an Oliver pharmacy. (RCMP photo)
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Highest earning Penticton city staffers made more during the pandemic

The city’s top 5 earners were paid a combined total of over $1 million in 2020

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Penticton Speedway pushes back 2021 opening night, hopes to allow more fans to attend

It’s almost time to rev up your engines, with opening night celebrations July 17

(Phil McLachlan/File photo)
May 30 to June 5, 2021 is National AccessAbility Week and Travel Penticton doing research to help make more places in Penticton available to everyone. (Contributed)

Travel Penticton working to make city more accessible to all

Research being done for app that helps share accessibility information around the world

May 30 to June 5, 2021 is National AccessAbility Week and Travel Penticton doing research to help make more places in Penticton available to everyone. (Contributed)
Elizabeth Cucnik took over as the general manager of Penticton’s Lakeside Resort in November 2020. (Contributed)
(Jesse Day - Western News)

Women in Business: Penticton’s preeminent resort proudly backed by team of strong women

Gender-based discrimination just one of many challenges Lakeside Resort GM has overcome

Elizabeth Cucnik took over as the general manager of Penticton’s Lakeside Resort in November 2020. (Contributed)
(Jesse Day - Western News)
Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)

Penticton to become home to a larger-than-life T-rex

Renowned BC metal artist Kevin Stone has been hired to bring his work to Penticton

Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)