Jordyn Thomson

The Louisiana Hayride Show is coming to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The tribute show to 50s, 60s and 70s country and rockabilly hits is celebrating 10 years of touring. (Photo from penticton.ca)
The Louisiana Hayride Show is coming to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The tribute show to 50s, 60s and 70s country and rockabilly hits is celebrating 10 years of touring. (Photo from penticton.ca)
A rendering of what Canada’s first District Wine Village will look like once it is completed. The village will be constructed at the north end of Oliver, currently designated as Canada’s Wine Capital, and construction will begin in Spring 2020. (Photo from DistrictWineVillage.com)

Oliver to be future home of Canada’s first District Wine Village

The village will have 16 spaces for producers in the wine, cider, beer and spirits industry

A rendering of what Canada’s first District Wine Village will look like once it is completed. The village will be constructed at the north end of Oliver, currently designated as Canada’s Wine Capital, and construction will begin in Spring 2020. (Photo from DistrictWineVillage.com)
Penticton and the Okanagan Valley are about to be put on the map in the world of adventure racing and endurance sport thanks to Hoodoo Adventures. The outdoor recreational tourism company is hosting “BC Wild” Canada Expedition in June 2020, the first Canadian event part of the Adventure Racing World Series. (File Photo)

Penticton’s Hoodoo Adventures to host first Canadian event in Adventure Racing World Series

“BC Wild” Canada Expedition will run June 2020 and highlight the Okanagan Valley

Penticton and the Okanagan Valley are about to be put on the map in the world of adventure racing and endurance sport thanks to Hoodoo Adventures. The outdoor recreational tourism company is hosting “BC Wild” Canada Expedition in June 2020, the first Canadian event part of the Adventure Racing World Series. (File Photo)
The City of Penticton will be offering free parking in the downtown on the Saturdays in December. (Photo from Unsplash)

City of Penticton to offer free parking in the downtown on Saturdays in December

This will come at a cost of approximately $5,000 to the city

The City of Penticton will be offering free parking in the downtown on the Saturdays in December. (Photo from Unsplash)
Penticton’s Yard Katz are hosting the “House is a Rockin” Blues Jam with other local artists on Nov. 30 at the Orchard House theatre. (Photo from Facebook)
Penticton’s Yard Katz are hosting the “House is a Rockin” Blues Jam with other local artists on Nov. 30 at the Orchard House theatre. (Photo from Facebook)
Co-accused in Penticton home invasion, standoff granted bail again

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion, standoff granted bail again

Jesse Mason was granted bail this morning, co-accused Josef Pavlik’s bail was denied

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion, standoff granted bail again
The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) has launched its annual Share the Spirit of Giving campaign to ensure its clients have a happy holiday season. (Photo from Unsplash)

Give back this holiday season with SOWINS Share the Spirit campaign

Help women and children fleeing or living with abuse have a happy holiday

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) has launched its annual Share the Spirit of Giving campaign to ensure its clients have a happy holiday season. (Photo from Unsplash)
Hunter Kruger, 25, is facing multiple counts including attempted murder following an incident in Oliver in May 2019. He appeared in Penticton court on Nov. 15 to request to vary his bail conditions, which was adjourned until Nov. 19 where it is anticipated he will plead to lesser charges. (File Photo)

Man charged with attempted murder appears in Penticton court

Hunter Kruger, 25, will return to court Nov. 19 where it’s expected he will plead to lesser charges

Hunter Kruger, 25, is facing multiple counts including attempted murder following an incident in Oliver in May 2019. He appeared in Penticton court on Nov. 15 to request to vary his bail conditions, which was adjourned until Nov. 19 where it is anticipated he will plead to lesser charges. (File Photo)
A gas leak on Penticton’s South Main Street on Friday has prompted an advisory that motorists avoid the area while crews fix the problem. A detour is being set up along Parkview Street to avoid the Crescent Hill and Lee Avenue intersection. (Photo from fortisbc.com)

Update: Gas leak on Penticton’s South Main Street caused by ‘third party damage’

Incident serves as reminder to contact BC 1 Call before digging

A gas leak on Penticton’s South Main Street on Friday has prompted an advisory that motorists avoid the area while crews fix the problem. A detour is being set up along Parkview Street to avoid the Crescent Hill and Lee Avenue intersection. (Photo from fortisbc.com)
The Penticton RCMP is expected to provide an “educated explanation” about the high number of ‘unfounded’ sexual assault reports the detachment reported in 2018. (File Photo)

Penticton RCMP reviewing sexual assault claims

Thirty-eight per cent of the sexual assault reports in 2018 were deemed “unfounded” by RCMP

The Penticton RCMP is expected to provide an “educated explanation” about the high number of ‘unfounded’ sexual assault reports the detachment reported in 2018. (File Photo)
Person riding motorized scooter hit by vehicle on Penticton’s Main Street

Person riding motorized scooter hit by vehicle on Penticton’s Main Street

Individual has non-life threatening injuries, personnel say

Person riding motorized scooter hit by vehicle on Penticton’s Main Street
The City of Penticton will receive nearly $100,000 in grant funding in lieu of property taxes from the provincial government. The initiative is to compensate municipalities for the services they provide that benefit provincially-owned buildings, since they are exempt from paying municipal tax under the federal Constitution Act. (Photo from Unsplash)

City of Penticton receives nearly $100,000 grant in lieu of property tax from province

The grant money will fund and maintain public services and local infrastructure projects

The City of Penticton will receive nearly $100,000 in grant funding in lieu of property taxes from the provincial government. The initiative is to compensate municipalities for the services they provide that benefit provincially-owned buildings, since they are exempt from paying municipal tax under the federal Constitution Act. (Photo from Unsplash)
Those in the distilling, brewing or fermenting industries will want to take note that the Fortify Conference returns Nov. 19 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Photo from Unsplash)

Fortify Conference returns to Penticton Nov. 19

The conference is for anyone in the brewing, distilling or fermenting industry

Those in the distilling, brewing or fermenting industries will want to take note that the Fortify Conference returns Nov. 19 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Photo from Unsplash)
Harjas Bansoota, a hockey player with the Elite 15 Okanagan Hockey Academy, is the Nov. 13 Athlete of the Week. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Athlete of the Week: Harjas Bansoota

Harjas Bansoota plays on hockey for the Elite 15 Okanagan Hockey Academy

Harjas Bansoota, a hockey player with the Elite 15 Okanagan Hockey Academy, is the Nov. 13 Athlete of the Week. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Jeff Hunter has shared his home’s security footage, which captures an unknown woman entering his yard and checking his mailbox at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Luckily, the mailbox was emptied earlier and the alleged attempted thief left empty-handed. (Photo from Facebook)

VIDEO: Penticton man shares footage of alleged attempted mail thief

The video shows a woman walking up his sidewalk, checking the mailbox at 1 a.m. on Wednesday

Jeff Hunter has shared his home’s security footage, which captures an unknown woman entering his yard and checking his mailbox at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Luckily, the mailbox was emptied earlier and the alleged attempted thief left empty-handed. (Photo from Facebook)
The St. Saviours Church Penticton and men’s club are hosting a Harvest Dinner on Nov. 16. Tickets are $20 each for the turkey and ham dinner with all of the trimmings and pie for dessert. Small children get in free. (Photo from Unsplash)

Join St. Saviours Church, men’s club for Harvest Dinner on Nov. 16

Tickets to the turkey and ham dinner with pie for dessert are $20 each

The St. Saviours Church Penticton and men’s club are hosting a Harvest Dinner on Nov. 16. Tickets are $20 each for the turkey and ham dinner with all of the trimmings and pie for dessert. Small children get in free. (Photo from Unsplash)
The 2019 B.C. Day celebration in Penticton was hosted by the city itself, after the Downtown Penticton Association stepped down as host in spring 2019. According to city staff, despite hiring an event coordinator the city still faced multiple issues with hosting its civic events without a partner. (Photo courtesy of the Downtown Penticton Association)

City of Penticton expands scope for partner search to co-host civic events

Interested organizations have until 2 p.m. on Nov. 26 to submit their bid

The 2019 B.C. Day celebration in Penticton was hosted by the city itself, after the Downtown Penticton Association stepped down as host in spring 2019. According to city staff, despite hiring an event coordinator the city still faced multiple issues with hosting its civic events without a partner. (Photo courtesy of the Downtown Penticton Association)
Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Albertans swallowed propaganda of oil and gas economy fearlessly

Entrenched in a waning industry now, Albertans scramble in fear bolstering leaders

Penticton Western News letter to the editor
Kelly Lerbekmo (left) and her friend Amber Getchell enjoy a brisk walk along Okanagan Lake on a sunny November day. Lerbekmo received word in October that the cancer she thought she had beaten with the removal of most of her left lung had spread to her liver, giving her only two to three years to live. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Young Penticton mom hoping to beat cancer prognosis

Kelly Lerbekmo is not ready to leave her son without a mother

Kelly Lerbekmo (left) and her friend Amber Getchell enjoy a brisk walk along Okanagan Lake on a sunny November day. Lerbekmo received word in October that the cancer she thought she had beaten with the removal of most of her left lung had spread to her liver, giving her only two to three years to live. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Over $500,000 in grant funding is coming to Penticton’s arts, cultural and athletic programs thanks to this year’s B.C. Community Gaming Grants. (Photo from Unsplash)

Penticton arts, culture and sports programs get boost of over $500,000 thanks to provincial grant

The B.C. Community Gaming Grants program will be distributing $505,900 to 18 local groups

Over $500,000 in grant funding is coming to Penticton’s arts, cultural and athletic programs thanks to this year’s B.C. Community Gaming Grants. (Photo from Unsplash)