Joe Fries

Taxes are expected to rise for residents in the South Okanagan-Similkameen in part because of much-needed renovations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office in Penticton.

Taxes set to climb to pay for regional district office renovation

Draft 2015 budget the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen shows increases in taxes.

Taxes are expected to rise for residents in the South Okanagan-Similkameen in part because of much-needed renovations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office in Penticton.
Al Sismey

Humble start for South Okanagan Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers may be a household name nowadays, but it had a rather humble beginning 23 years ago in the Penticton area.

Al Sismey
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New website exposes visitors to Penticton nude beach

Feud continues as neighbours in Three Mile Road area post photos of people they allege trespassed over private property to hit the beach

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Gregory Stanley Nield leaves the Penticton courthouse following his first court appearance in December.

UPDATE: Guards take no chances with alleged Penticton doctor attacker

Gregory Stanley Nield stayed handcuffed throughout a short appearance by video in provincial court

Gregory Stanley Nield leaves the Penticton courthouse following his first court appearance in December.
Massive drug haul helped by Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tipsters line

Massive drug haul helped by Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tipsters line

Anonymous tipsters helped police get an estimated $720,000 worth of drugs off the region’s streets last year alone.

Massive drug haul helped by Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tipsters line
Sign outside Penticton courthouse.

Driver who hit Osoyoos cyclist was ‘hammered’

Sentencing delayed for man who pleaded guilty to charges related to accident that saw biker suffer fractured neck and ribs

Sign outside Penticton courthouse.
Penticton Secondary School students Haylee Robertson and Anje Grakul are collecting gently worn jeans for homeless youth.

Penticton students collecting jeans for homeless youth

Making some space in your closet might also help make a world of difference for homeless youth.

Penticton Secondary School students Haylee Robertson and Anje Grakul are collecting gently worn jeans for homeless youth.
Myshala Wile in the shop during the School 2 Work program.

Students retool for trades careers

High school students learn the basics of trades jobs through 12-week program.

Myshala Wile in the shop during the School 2 Work program.
Ronald Teneycke at a court appearance in 2013.

High-profile criminal back behind bars

Ronald Teneycke denied bail after being charged with making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order

Ronald Teneycke at a court appearance in 2013.
Daryl Vic Belseck

Dead man at Kamloops jail had violent link to Penticton

Daryl Vic Belseck sentenced here in 2013 for 10-day spree that included damaging local businesses and threatening a police officer

Daryl Vic Belseck
Joe Fries is a reporter for the Penticton Western News.

DIGGING DEEPER: What’s in a name? Not much these days

Granting sources anonymity is — or ought to be — a rarity in journalism, not standard practice for government spokespeople

Joe Fries is a reporter for the Penticton Western News.

Upset man smashes gun display in Penticton store

A man was arrested earlier this month after he smashed a gun display case at the Canadian Tire store in Penticton.

Kyle Louie is lead from the Penticton courthouse to a waiting sheriff's vehicle following his sentencing Thursday for the 2011 killing of his younger brother. Louie pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 75-month sentence. With time served

Judge says siblings’ fatal fight created ‘paradox’ for survivor

Kyle Louie sentenced to 75 months in jail for stabbing brother near Oliver, but will also have to live with loss of his best friend

Kyle Louie is lead from the Penticton courthouse to a waiting sheriff's vehicle following his sentencing Thursday for the 2011 killing of his younger brother. Louie pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 75-month sentence. With time served
Kyle Louie is is escourted into the Penticton courthouse by a sheriff the morning of Jan. 22 for what is expected to be the final day of his sentencing hearing. He had earlier plead guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 stabbing death of his younger brother.

UPDATE: Judge hands down 75-month jail term for man who killed brother

With credit for time served, Kyle Louie now has just six months left on his sentence

Kyle Louie is is escourted into the Penticton courthouse by a sheriff the morning of Jan. 22 for what is expected to be the final day of his sentencing hearing. He had earlier plead guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 stabbing death of his younger brother.
Brian Douglas Louie

Appeal dismissed in genital-biting case

Brian Douglas Louie was found guilty of mutilating a sex partner’s genitals at a house party near Oliver.

Brian Douglas Louie
Work is underway on a short-term residence for medical staff on the southwest corner of the Pentiction Regional Hospital property.

Student housing on the way for Penticton hospital

Weary medical students visiting Penticton Regional Hospital won’t have far to go to find a nice place to rest their heads soon.

Work is underway on a short-term residence for medical staff on the southwest corner of the Pentiction Regional Hospital property.

School board wants executive wage freeze lifted

Unionized education workers have recently won wage increases, now some B.C. school trustees are asking for the same for administrators.

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Assault in downtown Penticton motivated by ‘jealous rage’

Man gets four-month conditional sentence for assault that left victim with broken nose, fractured jaw

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RDOS director Tom Siddon went for a ride Monday during the first day of service on the new Okanagan Falls-Penticton transit route.

Buses now rolling in Okanagan Falls

New transit service began operation Monday, to the delight of riders on board for the first trips to Penticton

RDOS director Tom Siddon went for a ride Monday during the first day of service on the new Okanagan Falls-Penticton transit route.
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Penticton women airlifted to hospital after crash

RCMP still piecing together what caused an accident that closed Highway 97 south of Okanagan Falls on Thursday

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