Jordyn Thomson

Tennis players in Penticton are asking the city to look at the idea of constructing a public, indoor facility. The renewed interest was triggered by the recent opening of an indoor facility in Salmon Arm. (Photo from Unsplash)

Users renew request for indoor tennis facility in Penticton

“If Salmon Arm, with half our population, can support something like that, why can’t we?”

Tennis players in Penticton are asking the city to look at the idea of constructing a public, indoor facility. The renewed interest was triggered by the recent opening of an indoor facility in Salmon Arm. (Photo from Unsplash)
56 affordable housing units in The Rise on Nanaimo became available in November, and the organizations behind the project said they received 325 applications. (Submitted)

Recent opening of supportive housing building highlights need for more in Penticton

City council heard that Rise on Nanaimo received 325 applications for the 56-unit building

56 affordable housing units in The Rise on Nanaimo became available in November, and the organizations behind the project said they received 325 applications. (Submitted)
Tracey Wiseman (left) and Kim Wade are co-owners of the Busy Beans Play Café and are hosting two upcoming Christmas markets to recoup their losses from a recent break-in. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Penticton’s Busy Beans to host two Christmas markets

Owners Kim Wade and Tracey Wiseman are hoping to recoup losses after a recent break-in

Tracey Wiseman (left) and Kim Wade are co-owners of the Busy Beans Play Café and are hosting two upcoming Christmas markets to recoup their losses from a recent break-in. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Coun. Katie Robinson makes the first donation to the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society’s new fundraiser. The fundraiser kicked off on Dec. 3, globally-recognized as Giving Tuesday, to fundraise to address needed upgrades and renovations in the 20-year-old building. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Penticton’s Seniors’ Drop-In starts Toonie fundraiser

Coun. Katie Robinson was the first to donate to the cause

Coun. Katie Robinson makes the first donation to the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society’s new fundraiser. The fundraiser kicked off on Dec. 3, globally-recognized as Giving Tuesday, to fundraise to address needed upgrades and renovations in the 20-year-old building. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring

PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring

Both bands had Penticton on its feet, rocking along to their old hits and new music

PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring
Ava Holmberg, 8, is a Penticton resident and has severe autism, which impairs her ability to communicate and engage with the world around her. Her mother, Vikki, said their family needs to fundraise an additional $26,000 each year to provide Ava with her much-needed intervention therapy. (Contributed)

More support needed for Penticton family with severely autistic daughter

Vikki Holmberg said they need to raise $26,000 annually for Ava’s treatment

Ava Holmberg, 8, is a Penticton resident and has severe autism, which impairs her ability to communicate and engage with the world around her. Her mother, Vikki, said their family needs to fundraise an additional $26,000 each year to provide Ava with her much-needed intervention therapy. (Contributed)
Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa

Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa

Gary Haupt lost his contract with Cherry Lane, but you can still find him at other holiday events

Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa
On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his popular thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)

On This Day: 84 years ago the world was introduced to the theory of Schrödinger’s cat

The Austrian physicist developed the thought experiment to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation

On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his popular thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)
From left: RONA Penticton manager Chris Norlen and employees Waleed Raza, David Farebrother, Crystal Snow, Laszlo Lakatos and Lorraine Lockhart present a cheque to SOWINS executive director Debbie Scarborough for $13,333. The funds were raised through the store in the month of September through the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign. (Contributed)

RONA Penticton donates $13,333 to SOWINS

The non-profit society helps women and children experiencing or fleeing abuse in the South Okanagan

From left: RONA Penticton manager Chris Norlen and employees Waleed Raza, David Farebrother, Crystal Snow, Laszlo Lakatos and Lorraine Lockhart present a cheque to SOWINS executive director Debbie Scarborough for $13,333. The funds were raised through the store in the month of September through the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign. (Contributed)
Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)

‘What would Santa do?’: Head of Santa school agrees with firing of Penticton man

Jennifer Andrews said the incident is lamentable, but Santa is held to a higher standard

Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)
NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour on Oct. 21. Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced Cannings will be returning to his role of Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet, as well as Deputy Critic for Transport. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan–West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings named Critic for Natural Resources

Cannings held this role with previous parliament, also named Deputy Critic for Transport

NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour on Oct. 21. Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced Cannings will be returning to his role of Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet, as well as Deputy Critic for Transport. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton Vees Liam Malmquist looks to pass during the Nov. 27 home game against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Vees have announced a 12 Days of Giveaways campaign for all of their December home games. In addition, they are partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees announce 12 Days of Giveaways for December home games

The team is also partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12

Penticton Vees Liam Malmquist looks to pass during the Nov. 27 home game against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Vees have announced a 12 Days of Giveaways campaign for all of their December home games. In addition, they are partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Vees goalie Carl Stankowski does an impressive split but was unable to make the save against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The team fell short in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game, losing to the Spruce Kings 5-3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vees fall short against Spruce Kings in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game

The team kicks off a home-and-home series against Merritt this weekend

Penticton Vees goalie Carl Stankowski does an impressive split but was unable to make the save against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The team fell short in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game, losing to the Spruce Kings 5-3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Country stars and brothers High Valley are bringing their recently announced Canadian tour to Penticton this spring. Joining the tour is the Eli Young Band and special guests Lindsay Ell and Jade Eagleson. (Contributed)

Country stars High Valley coming to Penticton

The Alberta-native band recently announced its headline Canadian tour, which kicks off in May 2020

Country stars and brothers High Valley are bringing their recently announced Canadian tour to Penticton this spring. Joining the tour is the Eli Young Band and special guests Lindsay Ell and Jade Eagleson. (Contributed)
Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’

Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’

Gary Haupt said his upcoming contract to be the Cherry Lane Santa has been terminated

Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’
Musician David Newland (left) and photographer Scott Forsyth have blended their mediums to create the show titled Wild Coasts of Canada. (Contributed)

Experience the ‘Wild Coasts of Canada’ in a new light at the Penticton Art Gallery

Musician David Newland and photographer Scott Forsyth are bringing their tour to Penticton

Musician David Newland (left) and photographer Scott Forsyth have blended their mediums to create the show titled Wild Coasts of Canada. (Contributed)
The KISU Swim Club recently competed in the 2019 KAJ Fall Classic Swim Meet in Kelowna, where the team took second overall and many swimmers were able to improve their existing race times. (file photo)

Penticton’s KISU Swim Club takes second at Kelowna swim meet

The team raced in the 2019 KAJ Fall Classic on Nov. 23 and 24

The KISU Swim Club recently competed in the 2019 KAJ Fall Classic Swim Meet in Kelowna, where the team took second overall and many swimmers were able to improve their existing race times. (file photo)
Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) president Keith MacIntyre is asking members to think about the future of the school, and whether that includes the Shatford Centre (760 Main St.) after alleged roadblocks were thrown in the school’s way by staff with the Okanagan Skaha School District. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Cutting Ties: The Okanagan School of the Arts to consider a future without the Shatford Centre

OSA president alleges SD67 is purposely stalling operations in advance of lease renewal

Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) president Keith MacIntyre is asking members to think about the future of the school, and whether that includes the Shatford Centre (760 Main St.) after alleged roadblocks were thrown in the school’s way by staff with the Okanagan Skaha School District. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Vacant Legion would be a good fit to host Monday Night Dinners

“But, the mayor owns this building, so don’t hold your breath on him stepping up to the plate.”

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
Stop by the Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre on Nov. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. to take in the Art of Food Christmas Market. (Photo from Unsplash)
Stop by the Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre on Nov. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. to take in the Art of Food Christmas Market. (Photo from Unsplash)