Jesse Day

The Penticton Vees earned their 11th victory of the year in a tight 3-2 victory against the Cranbrook Bucks Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees continue winning ways in close game against Cranbrook

The Vees improved to 11-1-0-1 on the year with only seven games remaining

The Penticton Vees earned their 11th victory of the year in a tight 3-2 victory against the Cranbrook Bucks Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The $12.8 million house at 587 Vancouver Avenue in Penticton, nominated for several International Design Awards, is described as a property that “has been designed with an obsessive level of attention to detail.” (Jon Adrian / Kevin Chen Realty)

$12.8 million Penticton home listing sparks racist, hateful comments

Realtor Kevin Chen reported threats made against him to police

The $12.8 million house at 587 Vancouver Avenue in Penticton, nominated for several International Design Awards, is described as a property that “has been designed with an obsessive level of attention to detail.” (Jon Adrian / Kevin Chen Realty)
The Nk’Mip RV Park, owned and operated by Osoyoos Indian Band, has announced its plans to respect the new provincial travel restrictions announced April 23, 2021. (Nk’Mip RV Park / Facebook)

Osoyoos Indian Band RV Park cancelling reservations for those outside local health area

Travel restrictions effective April 23 prohibit non-essential travel between local health boundaries

The Nk’Mip RV Park, owned and operated by Osoyoos Indian Band, has announced its plans to respect the new provincial travel restrictions announced April 23, 2021. (Nk’Mip RV Park / Facebook)
A grass fire that started Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the hills approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Penticton is now under control. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

3 wildfires spark near Penticton in one day

All fires are believed to be human caused

A grass fire that started Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the hills approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Penticton is now under control. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)

More COVID exposures at Penticton middle school

This is the second recent exposure at Skaha Lake Middle school

Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)
Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)

More COVID exposures at Penticton middle school

This is the second recent exposure at Skaha Lake Middle school

Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)
Interior Health and Pathways Addictions Resources warned April 22, 2021 of drugs in Penticton contaminated with the animal tranquilizer Xylazine. It’s not known what kind of substances may contain Xylazine or what they may look like. (File photo)

Dangerous animal tranquilizer found in test sample of Penticton street drugs

It’s not currently known what kind of substances may contain the animal tranquilizer

Interior Health and Pathways Addictions Resources warned April 22, 2021 of drugs in Penticton contaminated with the animal tranquilizer Xylazine. It’s not known what kind of substances may contain Xylazine or what they may look like. (File photo)
Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)

Penticton’s original brewery goes eco-friendly under new ownership

Tin Whistle Brewing is now one of the first certified carbon neutral breweries in B.C.

Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)
A house fire that sent smoke billowing through a Penticton neighbourhood Wednesday, April 21, 2021 was extinguished before any irreversible damage was done. (Facebook photo)

Residents unharmed in second alarm Penticton house fire

Heavy black smoke was seen coming from the back of the Alexander Street home Wednesday night

A house fire that sent smoke billowing through a Penticton neighbourhood Wednesday, April 21, 2021 was extinguished before any irreversible damage was done. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Vees lost their second game of the 2021 pod season to the Cranbrook Bucks in a shootout Wednesday, April 21 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees fall in shootout to Cranbrook Bucks

The Vees are now 9-1-1-0 on the season

The Penticton Vees lost their second game of the 2021 pod season to the Cranbrook Bucks in a shootout Wednesday, April 21 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Penticton Secondary School grade 12 student and organizer of Wednesday’s (April 21) Earth Day clean-up Rachel Jung cleans up Okanagan Beach with grade 9 students Easton Souch, Ethan Gordon, Sylas Denninger and Aydan Young. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton High School students spend the day cleaning up town

‘The Okanagan is such a beautiful place… it’s really sad to see litter everywhere,’ said organizer

Penticton Secondary School grade 12 student and organizer of Wednesday’s (April 21) Earth Day clean-up Rachel Jung cleans up Okanagan Beach with grade 9 students Easton Souch, Ethan Gordon, Sylas Denninger and Aydan Young. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019. (Facebook photo)

Meth, excessive speed found as factors in Osoyoos boat crash deaths

Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019

Nick Trask, 36, and Ryan Ellison, 35, died in a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake in 2019. (Facebook photo)
Penticton’s Bike Valet program proved to be popular among cyclists in its first two years of operation. Saturday, April 24, 2021 the program will return after a one year hiatus due to COVID-19 (Western News file)

Popular bike valet program returns to Penticton Farmers Market

Cyclists can park their bikes in a staffed bike parking area for free

Penticton’s Bike Valet program proved to be popular among cyclists in its first two years of operation. Saturday, April 24, 2021 the program will return after a one year hiatus due to COVID-19 (Western News file)
The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize the appearance of its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton residents invited to reimagine city entrance

First impressions matter, city says

The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize the appearance of its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Lifted cannabis staff Dave, Susie, Tanya, Elena and their massive inflatable joint hit the streets in downtown Penticton April 20, 2021, making sure 4/20 didn’t go forgotten amid a pandemic. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton cannabis shop brings spirit of 4/20 to the streets amid pandemic

Lifted Cannabis employees celebrated their favourite holiday April 20 in downtown Penticton

Lifted cannabis staff Dave, Susie, Tanya, Elena and their massive inflatable joint hit the streets in downtown Penticton April 20, 2021, making sure 4/20 didn’t go forgotten amid a pandemic. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton’s Ikeda Japanese Garden, located along the Okanagan lake waterfront, was constructed in 2003 and opened two years later. (City of Penticton/Screenshot)

Penticton-Ikeda Japanese Cultural Club seeking volunteers for garden maintenance

Activities include thinning, trimming, raking and ‘lively conversations with other volunteers’

Penticton’s Ikeda Japanese Garden, located along the Okanagan lake waterfront, was constructed in 2003 and opened two years later. (City of Penticton/Screenshot)
Interior Health issued warning April 18, 2021 of crack cocaine in Penticton that looks similar to the substance above containing fentanyl. (Interior Health photo)

Interior Health warns of fentanyl contaminated crack-cocaine in Penticton

There have been recent reports of overdose associated with the use of this substance

Interior Health issued warning April 18, 2021 of crack cocaine in Penticton that looks similar to the substance above containing fentanyl. (Interior Health photo)
Penticton Police responded Sunday, April 18, 2021 around 5:30 p.m. to reports of the man throwing items off his balcony, damaging property below, and threatening to harm others. (Black Press file photo)

Arrest made, building evacuated after distraught Penticton man jumps from balcony

Emergency Response Team deployed ‘less-lethal intervention option’ as risk to man, public was high

Penticton Police responded Sunday, April 18, 2021 around 5:30 p.m. to reports of the man throwing items off his balcony, damaging property below, and threatening to harm others. (Black Press file photo)
Penticton Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane has been named the BC Hockey League’s Player of the Week. (Cheri Morgan photography)

Penticton Vees goalie named top BCHL player of the week

Kaeden Lane had a save percentage of .966 and a goals-against average of 0.76 in four starts

Penticton Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane has been named the BC Hockey League’s Player of the Week. (Cheri Morgan photography)
Abandoned Rail Brewing Company, located at 1220 Davenport Ave. on the KVR trail, has applied to the City of Penticton for a manufacturing facility and lounge endorsement. The city will review the application in their April 20, 2021 council meeting. (City of Penticton photo)

Penticton could be getting a new brewery on the KVR trail

The patio would seat up to 113 just 10 feet from the trail

Abandoned Rail Brewing Company, located at 1220 Davenport Ave. on the KVR trail, has applied to the City of Penticton for a manufacturing facility and lounge endorsement. The city will review the application in their April 20, 2021 council meeting. (City of Penticton photo)