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The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is hosting its Magic & Mystery exhibition on Halloween and offering face painting by donation with Camille. The proceeds will go towards the gallery’s art room renovation. (Photo from Unsplash)

PDCAC hosts Halloween face painting and trick or treating

Join the gallery from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 for face painting by donation to help the art room reno

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is hosting its Magic & Mystery exhibition on Halloween and offering face painting by donation with Camille. The proceeds will go towards the gallery’s art room renovation. (Photo from Unsplash)
Two-vehicle accident stalls traffic on Penticton’s Main Street

Two-vehicle accident stalls traffic on Penticton’s Main Street

The accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. just before the Industrial Ave. E intersection

Two-vehicle accident stalls traffic on Penticton’s Main Street
It is going to be a busy day in Penticton’s court house tomorrow with scheduled appearances from an accused car jacker, an accused armed robber and a man convicted of numerous charges surrounding child pornography and sexual assault. (File Photo)

Busy day for justice in Penticton’s court tomorrow

Multiple high-profile cases are on the docket for Oct. 30

It is going to be a busy day in Penticton’s court house tomorrow with scheduled appearances from an accused car jacker, an accused armed robber and a man convicted of numerous charges surrounding child pornography and sexual assault. (File Photo)
Tempest Theatre is celebrating year one in Penticton with the return of Terrible Temptations on Nov. 2, an “evening of of theatre that groans with ghastly antics and oozes with dark comedy,” and Dia De Los Muertos: The Resurrection from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (Photo from Tempest.ca)

Tempest Theatre celebrates year one with return of Terrible Temptations

The Nov. 2 performance will also feature Dia De Los Muertos: The Resurrection

Tempest Theatre is celebrating year one in Penticton with the return of Terrible Temptations on Nov. 2, an “evening of of theatre that groans with ghastly antics and oozes with dark comedy,” and Dia De Los Muertos: The Resurrection from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (Photo from Tempest.ca)
Penticton family physician has licence suspended

Penticton family physician has licence suspended

Dr. Jacobus Kooy currently has his medical licence suspended under CPSBC

Penticton family physician has licence suspended
On Oct. 16, the Care Closet Thrift Store, located at 574 Main St. in Penticton, received a donation from an elderly woman that was dropped off by a different woman. According to a release from Penticton RCMP, after going through the donation, staff discovered an “item of great value” that they are now looking to return to the elderly widow. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

RCMP, Care Closet Thrift Store looking to return ‘item of great value’ to elderly widow

A woman dropped off the donation at the Penticton store on behalf of someone else on Oct. 16

On Oct. 16, the Care Closet Thrift Store, located at 574 Main St. in Penticton, received a donation from an elderly woman that was dropped off by a different woman. According to a release from Penticton RCMP, after going through the donation, staff discovered an “item of great value” that they are now looking to return to the elderly widow. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Steven Lee Olsen is excited to perform in Penticton, and then get the chance to do some local exploring. The country star is co-opening the Rascal Flatt’s Forever Summer Playlist tour, which stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre tonight (Oct. 30). (Contributed)

Steven Lee Olsen is bringing the party to Penticton on Rascal Flatt’s Forever Summer Playlist tour

The Ontario native co-opens alongside Aaron Goodvin at the SEOC on Oct. 30

Steven Lee Olsen is excited to perform in Penticton, and then get the chance to do some local exploring. The country star is co-opening the Rascal Flatt’s Forever Summer Playlist tour, which stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre tonight (Oct. 30). (Contributed)
Aaron Goodvin was named the 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year for his hit song You Are, and now he’s opening for the Rascal Flatts Endless Summer Playlist tour. The tour is stopping in Penticton on Oct. 30 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Instagram)

Don’t miss Aaron Goodvin’s boot-stompin’ performance at Penticton’s SOEC

The 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year is on tour, opening for the Rascal Flatts

Aaron Goodvin was named the 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year for his hit song You Are, and now he’s opening for the Rascal Flatts Endless Summer Playlist tour. The tour is stopping in Penticton on Oct. 30 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Instagram)
Two years ago, Penticton firefighters responded to the City of Penticton’s water treatment plant for a minor chlorine gas leak. On Oct. 24 this year, council approved a $138,590 addition to budget for the project to replace the system with a safe, liquid-based one. (File photo)

Penticton city council approves plan to replace water treatment system

The bid was $138,590 more than anticipated

Two years ago, Penticton firefighters responded to the City of Penticton’s water treatment plant for a minor chlorine gas leak. On Oct. 24 this year, council approved a $138,590 addition to budget for the project to replace the system with a safe, liquid-based one. (File photo)
The Penticton Vees came out victorious against the Trail Smoke Eaters in their final home game for a while, with the team now on the road for a series of away games. (Photo by Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Vees best Smoke Eaters 4-2 in first wicked Wednesday home game

Now Penticton hits the road for a series of away games, starting with the Chilliwack Chiefs

The Penticton Vees came out victorious against the Trail Smoke Eaters in their final home game for a while, with the team now on the road for a series of away games. (Photo by Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Dallas Smith (left) and Dean Brody are two country stars and two great friends, which is why it made perfect sense for them to go on tour together. Brody said everyone has been in great spirits and every performance has been high-energy. (Contributed)

Dean Brody and Dallas Smith are the ultimate ‘friend goals’

The pair are wrapping up their Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour

Dallas Smith (left) and Dean Brody are two country stars and two great friends, which is why it made perfect sense for them to go on tour together. Brody said everyone has been in great spirits and every performance has been high-energy. (Contributed)
Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Carl Stankowski has been added to the Penticton Vees roster, alongside Tyler Ho from the Kanata Lasers. (Photo by Candace Ward/Calgary Hitmen)

Vees add new blood to lineup in advance of first wicked Wednesday game

Carl Stankowski, 19, and Tyler Ho, 19, have been acquired while Derek Krall has been traded

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Carl Stankowski has been added to the Penticton Vees roster, alongside Tyler Ho from the Kanata Lasers. (Photo by Candace Ward/Calgary Hitmen)
The Apex Volunteer Fire Bridge has received a donated AED from the Sheeprock Lodge Strata in order to help the brigade offer medical response. The strata is challenging other Apex communities to step up and continue to donate needed medical supplies to assist in the brigade’s efforts. (Contributed)

Apex Volunteer Fire Brigade receives AED donation from Sheeprock Lodge Strata

The brigade is asking for more donations in order to offer medical responses

The Apex Volunteer Fire Bridge has received a donated AED from the Sheeprock Lodge Strata in order to help the brigade offer medical response. The strata is challenging other Apex communities to step up and continue to donate needed medical supplies to assist in the brigade’s efforts. (Contributed)
Barley Mill Brew Pub is offering a special Work Boots, Beer & Bacon Happy Hour on Oct. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Grab some beer and food specials and help celebrate the ongoing Penticton Beer Week. (Photo from Unsplash)

Work Boots, Beer & Bacon Happy Hour at Penticton’s Barley Mill Brew Pub

The event takes place Oct. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. and is part of the inaugural Penticton Beer Week

Barley Mill Brew Pub is offering a special Work Boots, Beer & Bacon Happy Hour on Oct. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Grab some beer and food specials and help celebrate the ongoing Penticton Beer Week. (Photo from Unsplash)
A fuel break to decrease the opportunity for wildfire behaviour has been created around Mount Baldy Resort. (Contributed)

Baldy Mountain Resort establishes fuel break to protect from future wildfires

The project was made possible thanks to funding from the FESBC

A fuel break to decrease the opportunity for wildfire behaviour has been created around Mount Baldy Resort. (Contributed)
Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the many people on Main Street during the pervious Downtown Penticton Association Santa Clause Parade Saturday. The annual event is now being organized by the City of Penticton and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Santa Claus Parade

The annual parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the many people on Main Street during the pervious Downtown Penticton Association Santa Clause Parade Saturday. The annual event is now being organized by the City of Penticton and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Giggle and Grapes Comedy Show at Penticton’s TIME Winery is sure to tickle your funny bone. Enjoy some of the winery’s many wines and food features and take in the stand-up acts by Brittany Lyseng and Velina Taskov. (Photo from Unsplash)

Grab a glass and laugh along at Giggle and Grapes at Penticton’s TIME Winery

The event features stand-up acts by comics Brittany Lyseng and Velina Taskov

The Giggle and Grapes Comedy Show at Penticton’s TIME Winery is sure to tickle your funny bone. Enjoy some of the winery’s many wines and food features and take in the stand-up acts by Brittany Lyseng and Velina Taskov. (Photo from Unsplash)
Tina Clelland, energy life coach, displays some of her products available at a previous Penticton Wellness Fair. The annual event returns to the Penticton Community Centre on Oct. 26 and 27. (Mark Brett - Western News)

The annual Penticton Wellness Fair returns this weekend

Time to get in touch with your health and wellness

Tina Clelland, energy life coach, displays some of her products available at a previous Penticton Wellness Fair. The annual event returns to the Penticton Community Centre on Oct. 26 and 27. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The staff with Freedom Bike Shop in Penticton were the first to participate in Interior Health’s Naloxone Challenge. The initiative provides information on the ongoing opioid overdose crisis in the region and information on how to administer the life-saving drug in instances of an opioid overdose. (Contributed)

Penticton businesses asked to take Naloxone Challenge

Freedom Bike Shop participated in the first event organized by Interior Health

The staff with Freedom Bike Shop in Penticton were the first to participate in Interior Health’s Naloxone Challenge. The initiative provides information on the ongoing opioid overdose crisis in the region and information on how to administer the life-saving drug in instances of an opioid overdose. (Contributed)
Corpse bride Fay Terry grabs a quick pic of a friend after finishing a previous Zombie Walk in Penticton. The event, organized by Penti-Con, takes place on Oct. 26 and will have zombies march from Starbucks at 202 Main St. to Craft Corner Kitchen, located at 557 Main St. (Steve Kidd - Western News)

Penticton Zombie Walk returns this Saturday

Time to get done up in your apocalypse finest!

Corpse bride Fay Terry grabs a quick pic of a friend after finishing a previous Zombie Walk in Penticton. The event, organized by Penti-Con, takes place on Oct. 26 and will have zombies march from Starbucks at 202 Main St. to Craft Corner Kitchen, located at 557 Main St. (Steve Kidd - Western News)