Jesse Day

Don Gigliotti, owner of Corleone’s Pizzeria and Caffè D’Italia, first used his newly opened pizza shop Corleone’s to offer free pizza to anyone affect by the first-round of COVID-19 layoffs in 2020. (Caffe d’Italia / Facebook)

Penticton cafe offering free coffee to restaurant workers affected by COVID-19 restrictions

The province banned all indoor dining at restaurants March 29, 2021

Don Gigliotti, owner of Corleone’s Pizzeria and Caffè D’Italia, first used his newly opened pizza shop Corleone’s to offer free pizza to anyone affect by the first-round of COVID-19 layoffs in 2020. (Caffe d’Italia / Facebook)
The City of Penticton has launched a new campaign to attract new workers to the city as it tries to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. (Shaun Kennedy/Moments Under Frame)

Penticton campaigns to attract new skilled and remote workers

Initiative is to help bolster the economy as it recovers from COVID-19

The City of Penticton has launched a new campaign to attract new workers to the city as it tries to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. (Shaun Kennedy/Moments Under Frame)
Volunteer Desiree Franz (left) received the bedding Bentan Atkinson and Stacy Chernow of Hotel Penticton. (Contributed)

Penticton hotel donates bedding to local shelter

Over three van loads of supplies were donated

Volunteer Desiree Franz (left) received the bedding Bentan Atkinson and Stacy Chernow of Hotel Penticton. (Contributed)
Indoor adult group fitness programs at the Penticton Community Centre will be suspended from midnight March 29 to April 19 at midnight. (Recreation Penticton / Facebook)

Penticton Community Centre suspends all group fitness activities

New province-wide COVID-19 restrictions were announced March 29

Indoor adult group fitness programs at the Penticton Community Centre will be suspended from midnight March 29 to April 19 at midnight. (Recreation Penticton / Facebook)
Vees forward Liam Malmquist has been named an assistant captain ahead of the shortened 2021 season. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees add two forwards to leadership group

The Vees’ shortened season starts Friday, April 2

Vees forward Liam Malmquist has been named an assistant captain ahead of the shortened 2021 season. (Jack Murray photo)
Alberta RCMP are searching for Luc Lappiere (left) and Kaitlyn Labrecque (right) who were last seen in Penticton. (Alberta RCMP photo)

RCMP searching for two teens last seen in Penticton

Luc Lappiere, 14, and Kaitlyn Labrecque, 15, of Alberta, were last seen March 28

Alberta RCMP are searching for Luc Lappiere (left) and Kaitlyn Labrecque (right) who were last seen in Penticton. (Alberta RCMP photo)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
(Black Press file photo)

Expedia names Osoyoos one of Canada’s friendliest towns

There were five other B.C. destinations in the top 20

(Black Press file photo)
Micael Butial stands as he holds an umbrella that he painted with “Stop Asian Hate” to show support for Asian and Pacific Islanders communities a rally San Francisco, Calif. Penticton will be holding its own anti-Asian hate rally Sunday March, 28. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/File)

#StopAsianHate rally planned in Penticton

Anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise across North America and locally, organizers say

Micael Butial stands as he holds an umbrella that he painted with “Stop Asian Hate” to show support for Asian and Pacific Islanders communities a rally San Francisco, Calif. Penticton will be holding its own anti-Asian hate rally Sunday March, 28. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/File)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
Lukas Sillinger will be one of the 19 former Penticton Vees playing in the 2021 NCAA hockey championship tournament. (File photo)

Plenty of Penticton Vees alumni getting set for NCAA championship tournament

The tournament is set to kick off March 26 with 19 former Vees in the mix

Lukas Sillinger will be one of the 19 former Penticton Vees playing in the 2021 NCAA hockey championship tournament. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Penticton is holding an online music bingo party and you’re invited

The event is a fundraiser for the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre

(Black Press file photo)
Some funding went towards rock scaling that closed down the KVR Trail, including the popular Little Tunnel. (RDOS photo)

Provincial funding to help RDOS complete projects on KVR trail

An estimated $450,000 is supporting work

Some funding went towards rock scaling that closed down the KVR Trail, including the popular Little Tunnel. (RDOS photo)
(Black Press file)

The latest COVID-19 numbers for the South Okanagan

Cases continue to be low in Penticton and the surrounding communities

(Black Press file)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Interior Health computer error causes confusion at Oliver vaccination clinic

Some were turned away from their scheduled vaccination appointments

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton RCMP investigate near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary Tuesday morning, March 9, 2021. A loud explosion in the area was heard at 11:30 p.m. the night before. Pentictonites had been hearing explosions around the Canadian Tire leading up to Tuesday’s explosion. (Facebook photo)

Penticton police arrest suspected mystery bomber

The 50-year-old man said he had no intention to harm anyone

Penticton RCMP investigate near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary Tuesday morning, March 9, 2021. A loud explosion in the area was heard at 11:30 p.m. the night before. Pentictonites had been hearing explosions around the Canadian Tire leading up to Tuesday’s explosion. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Vees will play their first game of 2021 at the South Okanagan Events Centre April 2, 2021 against the Trail Smoke Eaters. It will be the first time the club has faced off against another team since the Okanagan Cup tournament in November, 2020 as the BCHL was put on hold due to the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan/Western News file)

Penticton Vees announce 2021 season schedule

BCHL restart sees Vees play 20 games in ‘Penticton pod’ with Trail and Cranbrook

The Penticton Vees will play their first game of 2021 at the South Okanagan Events Centre April 2, 2021 against the Trail Smoke Eaters. It will be the first time the club has faced off against another team since the Okanagan Cup tournament in November, 2020 as the BCHL was put on hold due to the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan/Western News file)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s annual nuisance mosquito control program is underway from Spring until September 2021. (Black Press file)

South Okanagan mosquito control program gets underway

Control crew surveys proprieties to eliminate mosquito and biting black fly at the larval stage

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s annual nuisance mosquito control program is underway from Spring until September 2021. (Black Press file)
Naramata Centre Beach. (File)

Two South Okanagan communities among top searched Airbnb destinations in Canada

Canadians are looking for more ways to travel again ahead of the spring and summer

Naramata Centre Beach. (File)
(Jesse Day - Western News)

‘I want a future for my kids’: Penticton student’s climate messages displayed at downtown rally

A Global Climate Action Day rally was held in Penticton Friday

(Jesse Day - Western News)