Jordyn Thomson

Denise Soule (left) and Sue McEvoy of Double Stop Creek are bringing their show Christmas Cowboy Style to Penticton’s Elk’s Lodge on Dec. 15. The ladies will be joined by additional musicians and tickets are $15 each, (Photo from Facebook)

Time to celebrate Christmas Cowboy Style with Double Stop Creek & Friends

The B.C.-based country band will be joined by additional musicians at Penticton’s Elk’s Lodge

Denise Soule (left) and Sue McEvoy of Double Stop Creek are bringing their show Christmas Cowboy Style to Penticton’s Elk’s Lodge on Dec. 15. The ladies will be joined by additional musicians and tickets are $15 each, (Photo from Facebook)
Dr. Geetika Saini (left) and Dr. Shammi both volunteer their skills and time at H.E.C.K to provide dental care to vulnerable adults and seniors in the South Okanagan. Following a recent clinic day, the doctors were able to donate 47 extracted teeth from 7 patients to assist an area search and rescue group with their human remains recovery training. (Contributed)

South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause

H.E.C.K. recently gifted 47 rotten teeth to a search and rescue group in the area

Dr. Geetika Saini (left) and Dr. Shammi both volunteer their skills and time at H.E.C.K to provide dental care to vulnerable adults and seniors in the South Okanagan. Following a recent clinic day, the doctors were able to donate 47 extracted teeth from 7 patients to assist an area search and rescue group with their human remains recovery training. (Contributed)
The City of Penticton recently announced work will be starting on the Kettle Valley Rail Bridge to replace its deck. The project is expected to start Dec. 10, pending the weather, and last four to six days. (File photo)

Construction to start on Penticton’s Kettle Valley Rail Bridge

Depending on the weather, a crew will be replacing the bridge’s deck starting Dec. 10

The City of Penticton recently announced work will be starting on the Kettle Valley Rail Bridge to replace its deck. The project is expected to start Dec. 10, pending the weather, and last four to six days. (File photo)
The Penticton Vees were the champs during Friday night’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors. Fans’ teddy bear donations flew onto the ice in just under one minute into the first period. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

PHOTOS: Vees best Warriors during Teddy Bear Toss game

The teddy bears were flying in just under one minute into the first period

The Penticton Vees were the champs during Friday night’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors. Fans’ teddy bear donations flew onto the ice in just under one minute into the first period. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Thirty-two paintings by Bob Ross, the late American painter and TV celebrity, will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2020. The upcoming exhibition is called “Happy Little Accidents” and is the largest solo museum exhibition of his works in Canada. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020

32 of the late painter and TV celebrity’s works will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery

Thirty-two paintings by Bob Ross, the late American painter and TV celebrity, will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2020. The upcoming exhibition is called “Happy Little Accidents” and is the largest solo museum exhibition of his works in Canada. (Screenshot from YouTube)
Joie de Vivre is Army of Sass - Penticton’s winter showcase and takes the Cannery Stage on Dec. 7 at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The dance troupe tells a story of love, heartbreak and self-discovery in the choreographed show. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Sneak Peek: Army of Sass – Penticton presents Joie de Vivre

Catch the winter showcase at the Cannery Stage on Dec. 7 with three showtimes

Joie de Vivre is Army of Sass - Penticton’s winter showcase and takes the Cannery Stage on Dec. 7 at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The dance troupe tells a story of love, heartbreak and self-discovery in the choreographed show. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
The Princess Margaret Secondary leadership class is hosting the carnival by donation to help to help the school’s Christmas hamper program. Santa and Penticton’s royalty will be there, and attendees can join in on games and crafts. (Facebook)

Princess Margaret Secondary presents Children’s Winter Carnival

The leadership class is hosting the event from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

The Princess Margaret Secondary leadership class is hosting the carnival by donation to help to help the school’s Christmas hamper program. Santa and Penticton’s royalty will be there, and attendees can join in on games and crafts. (Facebook)
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Climate activists need to reconsider their advocacy efforts

“Deliberately denying these rights seems an inappropriate way to promote a cause.”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
The IHA is concerned by Penticton’s level of fatal overdoses due toopioid use. The Health Authority has been ramping up its outreach efforts, even implementing the Naloxone Challenge to train businesses and organizations how to administer the lifesaving drug, yet the death rate still increased this year. (File photo)

Interior Health finds Penticton’s fatal overdose rate ‘concerning’

The rate has been consistenly increasing since 2015

The IHA is concerned by Penticton’s level of fatal overdoses due toopioid use. The Health Authority has been ramping up its outreach efforts, even implementing the Naloxone Challenge to train businesses and organizations how to administer the lifesaving drug, yet the death rate still increased this year. (File photo)
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Time to end fossil fuel subsidies

“The clean economy is bringing in revenue for the government.”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: ‘Naughty’ Santa needs to do some reflecting

“The actions represent sexism and violence towards women.”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Examining the cause of anti-Semitism

“I was surprised to read how religious some in Penticton must be given the recent two letters”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses to an arrest made in Penticton on Nov. 8, during which the male resisted and sustained a head injury. (File Photo)

Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton

The male resisted arrest at approximately 8:40 a.m. and sustained a head injury

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses to an arrest made in Penticton on Nov. 8, during which the male resisted and sustained a head injury. (File Photo)
The B.C. Coroners Service has released new data about the ongoing overdose crisis in the province, which found that 17 people overdosed in Penticton between January and October 2019, an increase over the 16 people who lost their lives last year. (Stock photo)

City of Penticton records all-time high for fatal overdoses

Seventeen people have fatally overdosed so far this year

The B.C. Coroners Service has released new data about the ongoing overdose crisis in the province, which found that 17 people overdosed in Penticton between January and October 2019, an increase over the 16 people who lost their lives last year. (Stock photo)
Don’t miss the Indigenous Christmas Craft Fair at the En’owkin Centre this Saturday. (Photo from Unsplash)

Indigenous Christmas Craft Fair returns this Saturday

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the En’owkin Centre

Don’t miss the Indigenous Christmas Craft Fair at the En’owkin Centre this Saturday. (Photo from Unsplash)
Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits is inviting residents to its 7th annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 7 and 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. on both days. (Photo from Instagram)

Maple Leaf Spirits invites residents to 7th annual Christmas Open House

The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the distillery on Dec. 7 and 8

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits is inviting residents to its 7th annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 7 and 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. on both days. (Photo from Instagram)
John Brittain, 68, is accused of fatally shooting Rudi Winter, Darlene Knippelberg and Susan and Barry Wonch in April 2019. Zachary Charles Steele, son-in-law to Winter, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4 to a charge of mischief causing damage over $5,000 in relation to the vandalism of Brittain’s wife’s home, his former residence. (Jordyn Thomson — Western News)

Shooting victim’s son-in-law sentenced for vandalizing home of alleged Penticton killer’s wife

Zachary Charles Steele, son-in-law to Rudi Winter, pleaded guilty to mischief over $5,000

John Brittain, 68, is accused of fatally shooting Rudi Winter, Darlene Knippelberg and Susan and Barry Wonch in April 2019. Zachary Charles Steele, son-in-law to Winter, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4 to a charge of mischief causing damage over $5,000 in relation to the vandalism of Brittain’s wife’s home, his former residence. (Jordyn Thomson — Western News)
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: So long, Mr. Scheer

“It’s obvious Andrew Scheer must go. Prior to the election Conservatives were all aglow.”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
Vandals target under-construction play area at Penticton preschool

Vandals target under-construction play area at Penticton preschool

The project was nearing completion when it suffered a setback thanks to senseless vandalism

Vandals target under-construction play area at Penticton preschool
Three Blind Mice, an area outside of Penticton frequented by mountain bikers and other users, is now a park thanks to a city council motion passed on Dec. 3. Part of the motion will have city staff amend the current licence to use agreements with groups in the area to require responsible maintenance and development of the park, among other things. (Photo from Google Maps)

Three Blind Mice receives park designation from City of Penticton

City to amend current licence to use agreements to require ‘responsible maintenance and development’

Three Blind Mice, an area outside of Penticton frequented by mountain bikers and other users, is now a park thanks to a city council motion passed on Dec. 3. Part of the motion will have city staff amend the current licence to use agreements with groups in the area to require responsible maintenance and development of the park, among other things. (Photo from Google Maps)