Jesse Day

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Women in Business: Gender no barrier for Penticton’s bylaw services supervisor

Tina Mercier has been keeping Penticton safe while defying gender roles for seven years

(Jesse Day - Western News)
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UPDATE: Highway 97C closed after 3 people airlifted from collision between Merritt and Kelowna

West Kelowna emergency crews respond to a collision involving six people between Merritt and Kelowna

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Wildfire sparks near Highway 3 in Keremeos

BC Wildfire firefighters are currently battling the blaze

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Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a larger than life 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 Tyrannosaurus rex

Renowned B.C. metal artist Kevin Stone has been hired to bring his work to Penticton

Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a larger than life Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)
Penticton has created a local food food system strategy to combat food insecurity and poverty in the community. (Phil McLachlan/File)

Penticton launches plan to tackle food insecurity and poverty, seeks community input

At least 14 per cent of people in the Interior worry about where their next meal will come from

Penticton has created a local food food system strategy to combat food insecurity and poverty in the community. (Phil McLachlan/File)
The contents of a dumpster at the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot in Penticton went up in flames late Sunday May 23, 2021. (John Robert Lahay/Facebook)

Dumpster in Penticton KFC parking lot goes up in flames

The blaze quickly grew before firefighters were called, according to a witness

The contents of a dumpster at the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot in Penticton went up in flames late Sunday May 23, 2021. (John Robert Lahay/Facebook)
A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/file photo)

RCMP emergency response team searches Oliver home following late-night crime spree

Oliver RCMP are investigating a series of arsons and the shooting of a police vehicle last weekend

A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/file photo)
Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)

PHOTOS: Rare 1940s searchlight touches the sky in Penticton

Here’s the story behind what was lighting up the skies of Penticton last night

Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)
A man potentially suffering an overdose lays unconscious outside a Penticton convenience store April 30, 2021 as bystanders call for help. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton records most overdoses in the Okanagan on same day B.C. breaks daily overdose record

There have been 279 overdose calls in Penticton so far in 2021

A man potentially suffering an overdose lays unconscious outside a Penticton convenience store April 30, 2021 as bystanders call for help. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)

Peachland man scores ‘unbelievable’ $25k Keno win

Philip Chizmazia said he was in ‘utter disbelief’ after the win

Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)
The Salvation Army Food Bank in Penticton has seen an increase in demand for food during the COVID-19 pandemic with less people willing to volunteer. (Salvation Army photo)

Penticton Salvation Army desperately seeking volunteers

The Salvation Army has seen their number of volunteers greatly reduced during the pandemic

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Penticton has seen an increase in demand for food during the COVID-19 pandemic with less people willing to volunteer. (Salvation Army photo)
Chance Marko, 25, was charged with break and enter and commit after breaking into a Granby Avenue home in Penticton May 18, 2021. (File photo)

Late-night intruder allegedly brandishing a knife chased from Penticton home

Chance Marko, 25, arrested, charged and released with a promise to appear

Chance Marko, 25, was charged with break and enter and commit after breaking into a Granby Avenue home in Penticton May 18, 2021. (File photo)
A digital rendering of the proposed apartments at 435 Green Avenue West. (Broadstreet Properties)

UPDATE: Split council vote shoots down proposed Penticton apartment at former Kampe Estate

The proposal would have brought two six-storey apartment buildings to Green Avenue West

A digital rendering of the proposed apartments at 435 Green Avenue West. (Broadstreet Properties)
B.C. RCMP released these two photos of Erick Fryer (left) and Carlo Fryer (right). The two brothers from Kamloops were found dead near a remote road in Naramata May 10, 2021. (RCMP photo)

Slain Kamloops brothers found near Penticton not likely connected to recent B.C. gang wars: RCMP

Police confirm the bodies found near Naramata as Erick Fryer, 29, and Carlo Fryer, 31

B.C. RCMP released these two photos of Erick Fryer (left) and Carlo Fryer (right). The two brothers from Kamloops were found dead near a remote road in Naramata May 10, 2021. (RCMP photo)
The City out Penticton is giving out free compost until May 21. (City of Penticton)

Penticton giving out free compost to interested residents

Penticton’s compost comes from the city’s wastewater recycling program

The City out Penticton is giving out free compost until May 21. (City of Penticton)
The Kampe Estate has been bought by a developer who wants to build apartment buildings.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Concerned Penticton residents lobby council to nix apartments at former Kampe Estate

Broadstreet Properties hopes to build two six-storey apartments offering a total of over 150 units

The Kampe Estate has been bought by a developer who wants to build apartment buildings.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Levi Carter with the Osoyoos Coyotes. (File photo)

From the KIJHL to BCHL, Levi Carter follows in dad’s foot-steps with Penticton Vees

Carter joined the Vees as an affiliate player after finishing his Junior ‘B’ season in Osoyoos

Levi Carter with the Osoyoos Coyotes. (File photo)
The SPCA is warning of multiple cats being poisoned in Penticton. (Contributed)
The SPCA is warning of multiple cats being poisoned in Penticton. (Contributed)
Work on the first section of the Lake to Lake bike route is getting underway with these steel barriers along Martin Street. (Contributed)

Construction gets underway on Penticton’s lake-to-lake bike route

Residents and drivers in the area should expect to see crews at work starting May 14

Work on the first section of the Lake to Lake bike route is getting underway with these steel barriers along Martin Street. (Contributed)
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Oliver crime watch program getting new vehicle through community grants

The crime watch program will now be able to better support the RCMP

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