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Vikki and Don Holmberg with their three children Marshall, Ava and oldest Lexi who now lives on her own. The Penticton family is facing the prospect of homelessness after their rental home was sold, leading them to ask the community for help. (Contributed)

‘There’s just nothing’: housing crunch puts Penticton family on the brink of homelessness

Housing crisis something many in the city can likely relate to, says mother of three

Vikki and Don Holmberg with their three children Marshall, Ava and oldest Lexi who now lives on her own. The Penticton family is facing the prospect of homelessness after their rental home was sold, leading them to ask the community for help. (Contributed)
The Penticton Vees stand in the seats at an empty South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) Monday, May 10, 2021 at their annual player awards ceremony. There will no fans in the stands at the SOEC for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees players, staff reflect on a winning season full of uncertainty and challenges

The 2020/21 BCHL season will go down as one of the strangest in league history

The Penticton Vees stand in the seats at an empty South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) Monday, May 10, 2021 at their annual player awards ceremony. There will no fans in the stands at the SOEC for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Keremeos RCMP reported May 12, 2021 that missing man Nathan Bell, 38, has been found safe. (Contributed)

Missing Keremeos man found safe

Nathan Bell, 38, was last seen April 29 before being located

Keremeos RCMP reported May 12, 2021 that missing man Nathan Bell, 38, has been found safe. (Contributed)
The Penticton Vees handed out their annual team awards Monday, May 10, 2021 in a vacant South Okanagan Events Centre after finishing the 2021 pod season with the best record in the BCHL at 18-1-0-1. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees hand out team awards in an empty South Okangan Events Centre

The Vees concluded the 20-game pod season atop the BCHL standings Sunday night

The Penticton Vees handed out their annual team awards Monday, May 10, 2021 in a vacant South Okanagan Events Centre after finishing the 2021 pod season with the best record in the BCHL at 18-1-0-1. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees concluded the shortened 2021 pod season Sunday, May 9 in winning fashion against the Cranbrook Bucks at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cheri Morgan photography)

VIDEO: Penticton Vees end pod season atop BCHL standings with 18 wins in 20 games

The Vees collected their 18th win of the season Sunday night against the Cranbrook Bucks

The Penticton Vees concluded the shortened 2021 pod season Sunday, May 9 in winning fashion against the Cranbrook Bucks at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cheri Morgan photography)
Keremeos RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man Nathan Bell. (RCMP photo)

Police searching for missing Keremeos man, maybe headed to Nakusp

Nathan Bell, 38, was last seen April 29

Keremeos RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man Nathan Bell. (RCMP photo)
The City of Penticton’s ‘Picnic-ton’ campaign officially launched May 10, 2021. (Priscilla Du Preez/File photo)

It’s officially picnic season in Penticton

City launches ‘Picnic-ton’ campaign to support local food and beverage businesses

The City of Penticton’s ‘Picnic-ton’ campaign officially launched May 10, 2021. (Priscilla Du Preez/File photo)
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Penticton Indian Band COVID outbreak up to 22 cases

The PIB has been grappling with a surge in cases since an April funeral

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A new video from South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS), released May 6 in collaboration with the Okanagan Chambers COVID Response Coalition (#OKWeGotThis), features members of communities across the Okanagan including Oliver, Penticton, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Penticton immigrant service group releases video addressing racism in the Okanagan

Video begins by using real audio from racist incidents in the Okanagan

A new video from South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS), released May 6 in collaboration with the Okanagan Chambers COVID Response Coalition (#OKWeGotThis), features members of communities across the Okanagan including Oliver, Penticton, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services/Screenshot)
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Penticton, Summerland RCMP having success with online crime reporting

They have also added new crimes that can be reported online

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Tacos Del Norte in Penticton will be closed Tuesday, May 4 until further notice due to a break-in. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Break-in cancels Taco Tuesday in Penticton

Tacos Del Norte was forced to close on Tuesday after they were broken into overnight

Tacos Del Norte in Penticton will be closed Tuesday, May 4 until further notice due to a break-in. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton bylaw officers tore down a homeless camp underneath the bridge near Riverside Drive Friday, April 16. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton bylaw fields 63 calls for ‘transient camps’ in April

Bylaw services may increase hours to address challenges

Penticton bylaw officers tore down a homeless camp underneath the bridge near Riverside Drive Friday, April 16. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
New guidelines proposed for Penticton would see Compass Court shelter designated as the main shelter for the city with smaller “satellite” shelters being used as needed. (File photo)

Proposed guidelines would dictate where new homeless shelters can and can’t go in Penticton

Compass Court will be the city’s main shelter with smaller ones set up if necessary

New guidelines proposed for Penticton would see Compass Court shelter designated as the main shelter for the city with smaller “satellite” shelters being used as needed. (File photo)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Vees got four points from their Captain Fin Williams as well as a hat-trick off the stick of Devlin O’Brien to help them to their fourth consecutive victory in a 7-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Thursday (April 29, 2021) night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees got four points from their Captain Fin Williams as well as a hat-trick off the stick of Devlin O’Brien to help them to their fourth consecutive victory in a 7-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Thursday (April 29, 2021) night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society, in partnership with Fairview Mountain Golf Club, has announced their inaugural charity golf tournament taking place on Friday, September 3, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre announces new golf tournament fundraiser

The OSNS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maximizing developmental growth in children

The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society, in partnership with Fairview Mountain Golf Club, has announced their inaugural charity golf tournament taking place on Friday, September 3, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
The City of Penticton has launched a new website and social media channels to promote the Penticton Airport. (Yyf.Penticton.ca)

Penticton launches new website and social media channels for airport

City hoping to promote airport to future travellers

The City of Penticton has launched a new website and social media channels to promote the Penticton Airport. (Yyf.Penticton.ca)
Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a favourite at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival, will have to wait until 2022 to return to the festival. (Western News file photo)

2021 Pentastic Jazz and Music Festival cancelled due to coronavirus

The festival was scheduled for September

Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a favourite at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival, will have to wait until 2022 to return to the festival. (Western News file photo)
This file photo shows what you aren’t supposed to do by tying up all your floaties together when using the channel. There were 15 near drownings last summer. (File photo)

Penticton Fire Department gears up for another busy year of river channel rescues

15 people were saved from near drownings last year

This file photo shows what you aren’t supposed to do by tying up all your floaties together when using the channel. There were 15 near drownings last summer. (File photo)