Jordyn Thomson

Ghost Life is hosting a Haunted House beside the S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park from Oct. 24 to 31. The event will benefit the S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park, and runs from noon to 11 p.m. each night. (Stock photo)

Get your thrills at the Haunted House in Penticton from Oct. 24 to 31

It will be set up next to the S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park from noon to 11 p.m. each night

Ghost Life is hosting a Haunted House beside the S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park from Oct. 24 to 31. The event will benefit the S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park, and runs from noon to 11 p.m. each night. (Stock photo)
Oliver RCMP and members with the Penticton detachment conducted a joint investigation into alleged drug trafficking in Oliver earlier this month. Officers made several arrests at a residence in the 7000 block on Highway 97 in Oliver on Oct. 9 and seized a loaded handgun, over $5,000 CAD and allegedly 1.5 ounces of cocaine. (File Photo)

RCMP seize cocaine, over $5,000 CAD and loaded handgun from Oliver residence

The seizure was a result of a CDSA search warrant, which was executed on Oct. 9

Oliver RCMP and members with the Penticton detachment conducted a joint investigation into alleged drug trafficking in Oliver earlier this month. Officers made several arrests at a residence in the 7000 block on Highway 97 in Oliver on Oct. 9 and seized a loaded handgun, over $5,000 CAD and allegedly 1.5 ounces of cocaine. (File Photo)
Security footage from Oliver’s Sunview Market show a man and a woman stealing the store’s 100 lb pumpkin on Oct. 20 at approximately 8:20 p.m. The store is asking residents to be on the lookout for either individuals or the pumpkin. (Photo from Facebook)

100 lb pumpkin stolen a second time from Oliver business

According to security footage, a man and woman took the pumpkin on Oct. 20 at 8:20 p.m.

Security footage from Oliver’s Sunview Market show a man and a woman stealing the store’s 100 lb pumpkin on Oct. 20 at approximately 8:20 p.m. The store is asking residents to be on the lookout for either individuals or the pumpkin. (Photo from Facebook)
John and Nick Kapusty, owners of Highway 97 Brewery, are bringing their brews over to the Barking Parrot tonight for the Big Bar Takeover. The no cover event features a free barbecue and is part of the ongoing Penticton Beer Week. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Highway 97 to take over taps at Barking Parrot tonight

The no cover event is part of the ongoing Penticton Beer Week

John and Nick Kapusty, owners of Highway 97 Brewery, are bringing their brews over to the Barking Parrot tonight for the Big Bar Takeover. The no cover event features a free barbecue and is part of the ongoing Penticton Beer Week. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen is facing new charges after an incident on Oct. 19. According to online court records, he is accused of break and enter, assault, uttering threats, breach of probation and mischief. He will be in Penticton court again on Nov. 6. (Facebook photo)

Penticton man accused of beach assault back in custody

Thomas Kruger-Allen, 22, is facing new charges following an incident on Oct. 19

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen is facing new charges after an incident on Oct. 19. According to online court records, he is accused of break and enter, assault, uttering threats, breach of probation and mischief. He will be in Penticton court again on Nov. 6. (Facebook photo)
This week’s athlete of the week is a two-for-one, with Grade 6 students Aurora Goerlitz and Sadie Sussey engaging in some good, old-fashioned horseplay. The Penticton Christian School’s annual Sports Day took place on Oct. 2. The school had six teams take part in multiple different sports by rotating through stations and earning points for their teams. According to Tania Dicer, with the school, the day was a great way for the students to bond and have fun while they practice their athletic skills in friendly competition. (Contributed)

Athletes of the Week: Aurora Goerlitz and Sadie Sussey

The Penticton Christian School students demonstrate there’s nothing wrong with a little horseplay

This week’s athlete of the week is a two-for-one, with Grade 6 students Aurora Goerlitz and Sadie Sussey engaging in some good, old-fashioned horseplay. The Penticton Christian School’s annual Sports Day took place on Oct. 2. The school had six teams take part in multiple different sports by rotating through stations and earning points for their teams. According to Tania Dicer, with the school, the day was a great way for the students to bond and have fun while they practice their athletic skills in friendly competition. (Contributed)
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Mitch Burke, an amateur BFL fighter from Penticton, stands over his opponent after he knocked him out in seven seconds on Oct. 4, earning him the BC WKL Light Middleweight Title. Now that professional kickboxing will be legal in B.C. beginning in 2020, Burke plans on going pro. (Nelson Yeo - MMA Sucka)

Penticton local looking to go pro in kickboxing in 2020

The sport will become officially legal in B.C. in just over two months

Mitch Burke, an amateur BFL fighter from Penticton, stands over his opponent after he knocked him out in seven seconds on Oct. 4, earning him the BC WKL Light Middleweight Title. Now that professional kickboxing will be legal in B.C. beginning in 2020, Burke plans on going pro. (Nelson Yeo - MMA Sucka)
Vees’ player David Silye races a Vernon Viper for the puck during Friday’s game. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vees fall to Vipers in overtime at the SOEC

Penticton takes on Nanaimo tonight in their double header home game weekend

Vees’ player David Silye races a Vernon Viper for the puck during Friday’s game. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Decked out in Bavarian gear was Hurts Wiseman (left) and Thea Schrank (right) at a previous Penticton Oktoberfest. The event will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort conference centre on Oct. 29. (Western News file photo)

Grab your Lederhosen, Penticton Oktoberfest is tomorrow!

The 10th annual event is hosted at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and kicks off Penticton Beer Week

Decked out in Bavarian gear was Hurts Wiseman (left) and Thea Schrank (right) at a previous Penticton Oktoberfest. The event will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort conference centre on Oct. 29. (Western News file photo)
Letter: There are only two ways the federal election can turn out

Letter: There are only two ways the federal election can turn out

“Canadians are mostly near the center of the political spectrum.”

Letter: There are only two ways the federal election can turn out
The Exploding Pumpkin Prize Bonanza is a chance for Penticton residents to bone up on their aim and win some prizes. The event takes place on Nov. 2 and is hosted by the Penticton Shooting Sports Association. (Photo from Facebook)

Ready, aim, fire: Penticton residents invited to shoot exploding pumpkins

The event is hosted by the Penticton Shooting Sports Association on Nov. 2

The Exploding Pumpkin Prize Bonanza is a chance for Penticton residents to bone up on their aim and win some prizes. The event takes place on Nov. 2 and is hosted by the Penticton Shooting Sports Association. (Photo from Facebook)
Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Sean Taylor is the Peoples Party of Canada candidate in this riding. (Contributed)

Election 2019: Sean Taylor – Peoples Party Of Canada candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Sean Taylor is running for the Peoples Party of Canada in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Sean Taylor is the Peoples Party of Canada candidate in this riding. (Contributed)
Penticton Fire Chief Larry Watkinson (left) said goodbye to one of his most dedicated firefighters yesterday, as Captain Glenn Beierle (right) retired from the department after 30 years of service. (Photo from Twitter)

Penticton Fire Department says farewell to Cpt. Glenn Beierle

Beierle retired on Oct. 17 following 30 years of service with the department

Penticton Fire Chief Larry Watkinson (left) said goodbye to one of his most dedicated firefighters yesterday, as Captain Glenn Beierle (right) retired from the department after 30 years of service. (Photo from Twitter)
Veteran Jim DeMarce salutes the flag during the opening ceremonies for 2019 Canada Day at Gyro Park. Veterans and their families in the Penticton community will be able to take the Mental Health First Aid – Veteran Community course Oct. 28 & 29. (Mark Brett - Western News)

First aid for mental health coming to Penticton for veterans, families

The course runs Oct. 28 & 29 at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

Veteran Jim DeMarce salutes the flag during the opening ceremonies for 2019 Canada Day at Gyro Park. Veterans and their families in the Penticton community will be able to take the Mental Health First Aid – Veteran Community course Oct. 28 & 29. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The body of Phillip Schuhmacher, 36, was located by RCMP on the morning of Oct. 17. The Kaleden resident was reported missing from his home on Oct. 3 and was the focus of a collaborative search effort in the region that was headed by hundreds of residents, friends and family. (Facebook)

Body of missing Kaleden man found this morning RCMP confirm

Phillip Schuhmacher, 36, was reported missing from his home in on Oct. 3

The body of Phillip Schuhmacher, 36, was located by RCMP on the morning of Oct. 17. The Kaleden resident was reported missing from his home on Oct. 3 and was the focus of a collaborative search effort in the region that was headed by hundreds of residents, friends and family. (Facebook)
I’m Just Saying: Time for climate change deniers to wake up

I’m Just Saying: Time for climate change deniers to wake up

Jordyn Thomson is a reporter with the Western News

I’m Just Saying: Time for climate change deniers to wake up
Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Helena Konanz is the Conservative Candidate in this riding. (Contributed)

Election 2019: Helena Konanz – Conservative Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Helena Konanz is running for the Conservative Party in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Helena Konanz is the Conservative Candidate in this riding. (Contributed)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh returns to Penticton Oct. 19

He is hosting a rally to boost local NDP candidate Richard Cannings’ campaign efforts

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)
Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are now legal in Canada, one year after cannabis was first legalized on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo from Unsplash)

Cannabis edibles, extracts legalized today in Canada

You can now legally purchase weed brownies!

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are now legal in Canada, one year after cannabis was first legalized on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo from Unsplash)