Karissa Gall

Residents of the 298 Maple St. apartment complex in Penticton where a police standoff unfolded Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 outside Unit 117 said they are relieved to be back in their homes and concerned about safety. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

‘I’m glad they’re gone’: Penticton neighbours react to standoff, arrest of shooting suspect

‘I would like to not have to worry about our safety as much’

Residents of the 298 Maple St. apartment complex in Penticton where a police standoff unfolded Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 outside Unit 117 said they are relieved to be back in their homes and concerned about safety. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
VIDEO: Burdock House opens for Penticton residents experiencing homelessness

VIDEO: Burdock House opens for Penticton residents experiencing homelessness

Residents started moving into the 62 supportive studio units in September

VIDEO: Burdock House opens for Penticton residents experiencing homelessness
(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)

Penticton car theft matter adjoured, new charges added to case

Jesse William Shawcross is due back in court on Oct. 16

(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)
Police have the area cordoned off around an apartment complex on Maple St. that is believed to be involved with the earlier Winnipeg St. incident. (Karissa Gall - Western News)

UPDATE: Shooting suspect surrenders to RCMP after standoff

The suspect was seen being escorted outside of the Maple St. apartment complex in handcuffs

Police have the area cordoned off around an apartment complex on Maple St. that is believed to be involved with the earlier Winnipeg St. incident. (Karissa Gall - Western News)
Penticton book store raising funds for Carmi Elementary School library

Penticton book store raising funds for Carmi Elementary School library

Coles customers can make donations in-store or online through Oct. 6

Penticton book store raising funds for Carmi Elementary School library
Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Osoyoos are among 10 B.C. communities being recognized by the Ministry of Health as age-friendly in 2019. (File Photo)

Three RDOS communities recognized as age-friendly in 2019

Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Osoyoos are being recognized by the B.C. Ministry of Health

Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Osoyoos are among 10 B.C. communities being recognized by the Ministry of Health as age-friendly in 2019. (File Photo)
Western News file photo

Penticton man banned from BC Transit services, local businesses granted bail

Dennis Baker is banned from Penticton Walmart, BC Liquor Store, Safeway, BC Transit, BC Housing

Western News file photo
(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)

B.C. man with 68 driving-related convictions, declining health sentenced to house arrest

Roy Richard Henry currently undergoing chemotherapy for brain tumour, sentenced to CSO

(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)
Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million

Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million

RDOS staff say household tax required if $3.5 million in tipping fees waived as requested

Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million
Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover

Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover

32-year-old driver hid in brush after female passenger airlifted to hospital

Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover
(PG Humane Society/Facebook photo)

Stolen husky mascot costume returned to Prince George humane society

Suspect nabbed after photo surfaced of them wearing the costume, riding a bike in broad daylight

(PG Humane Society/Facebook photo)
(Wikimedia Commons)

How long to save up for down payment in Vancouver? One study says 52 years

Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Greater Toronto markets round out the steepest three

(Wikimedia Commons)
A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on Thursday April 9, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver mayor ‘disappointed’ with financial compensation for 2015 oil spill

The city received less than half of the amount claimed for the Marathassa spill in English Bay

A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on Thursday April 9, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Ucluelet man Gilbert Deforge is recovering after being bitten by what doctors believe to have been a bat on Sept. 19, 2019, possibly exposing him to the rabies virus. (Gilbert Deforge/Submitted)

B.C. man recovering after bat bite, possible rabies exposure

Gilbert Deforge was enjoying a late-night fire with friends when he suddenly felt a burning pain

Ucluelet man Gilbert Deforge is recovering after being bitten by what doctors believe to have been a bat on Sept. 19, 2019, possibly exposing him to the rabies virus. (Gilbert Deforge/Submitted)
Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast

Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast

Sotheby’s calls for gradual, tenuous recovery for top-tier market through fall

Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast
Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA

Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA

Annual survey suggests unsafe driving continues to put kids in danger

Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA
Stewart RCMP say someone intentionally shot 15 glass insulators off of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, causing a power outage on Sept. 21, 2019 and over $63,000 in damage. (BC Hydro/Submitted)

‘We’re not sure why someone would do it’: Vandal shoots out B.C. power line

This is not the first time someone shot glass insulators on the northwestern transmission line

Stewart RCMP say someone intentionally shot 15 glass insulators off of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, causing a power outage on Sept. 21, 2019 and over $63,000 in damage. (BC Hydro/Submitted)
The front entrance of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. (Google Street View)

One inmate injured after ‘major incident’ at Prince George jail

B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union says incident part of increasingly violent trend

The front entrance of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. (Google Street View)
FILE - Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announces a new mental health and substance abuse support program to be instituted in School District 71 on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo by Mike Chouinard)

Province announces $3.5 million in funding for community solutions to overdose crisis

Grants up to $50,000 will be available for municipalities working with a regional health authority

FILE - Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announces a new mental health and substance abuse support program to be instituted in School District 71 on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo by Mike Chouinard)
U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged

U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged

WWE wrestler Lacey Evans says she does not condone disrespecting law enforcement officers

U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged