Kristi Patton

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen executive director Aaron McRann and Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations of Canada, toured the Youth Centre building, which was purchased by the Foundation in 2018. (Robin Grant/Western News)

Penticton’s youth resource centre to host block party

Community invited to tour Foundry and enjoy a variety of free activities

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen executive director Aaron McRann and Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations of Canada, toured the Youth Centre building, which was purchased by the Foundation in 2018. (Robin Grant/Western News)
We’d need 2.3 of these if we all lived the way Mirror columnist Mike Davies lives, and we don’t have that many of these.

Climate talk in Penticton focused on how citizens can make an impact

Dr. Rose Murphy, from Simon Fraser University, is a guest of First Things First Okanagan

We’d need 2.3 of these if we all lived the way Mirror columnist Mike Davies lives, and we don’t have that many of these.
HOME SWEET HOME — Penticton Vees captain David Silye sporting the team’s new third jersey. The Vees play their first home game of the British Columbia Hockey League season at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. against the West Kelowna Warriors. Check inside the Sept. 25 Penticton Western News for a special section of your Penticton Vees. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

Penticton Vees score number one ranking across Canada

The Vees will unveil their new third jersey as they play their first BCHL home game of the season

HOME SWEET HOME — Penticton Vees captain David Silye sporting the team’s new third jersey. The Vees play their first home game of the British Columbia Hockey League season at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. against the West Kelowna Warriors. Check inside the Sept. 25 Penticton Western News for a special section of your Penticton Vees. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
The Class of 2014 B.C. breweries that are collaborating to create a special beer with partial proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan breweries part of special collaboration

Kelowna and Penticton breweries joining forces with other B.C. breweries

The Class of 2014 B.C. breweries that are collaborating to create a special beer with partial proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Oliver’s Ted Thornton-Trump, circa 1952, getting a view from above on his invention, the giraffe, as they cruised down the street in the Penticton Peach Festival parade. His invention, now known as a cherry-picker, changed the world. (Photo courtesy of OldPhotos.ca)

Oliver inventor lifted the fruit industry to new heights

South Okanagan man was full of ideas

Oliver’s Ted Thornton-Trump, circa 1952, getting a view from above on his invention, the giraffe, as they cruised down the street in the Penticton Peach Festival parade. His invention, now known as a cherry-picker, changed the world. (Photo courtesy of OldPhotos.ca)
A Penticton Western News reader submitted this photo of a Jeep that caught fire on the side of the road on Highway 97. The vehicle was heading south bound and is located between Penticton and Trout Creek. (Submitted photo)

Vehicle engulfed in flames on Highway 97

Jeep was spotted on the side of the road between Penticton and Trout Creek

A Penticton Western News reader submitted this photo of a Jeep that caught fire on the side of the road on Highway 97. The vehicle was heading south bound and is located between Penticton and Trout Creek. (Submitted photo)
New RCMP Special Victims Unit in Penticton

New RCMP Special Victims Unit in Penticton

Focus of the unit will include investigations where violence against women and children are involved

New RCMP Special Victims Unit in Penticton
Afshin Maleki Ighani, has faced several delays in two separate trials. (Western News file photo)

More trial delays for man charged with Okanagan Correctional Centre assaults

Afshin Ighani is facing several charges related to a string of assaults while behind bars

Afshin Maleki Ighani, has faced several delays in two separate trials. (Western News file photo)
Penticton Royal Canadian Legion members, president Ivo Jaager (left) and service officer Bill Bowen observe a moment of silence in 2017. B.C./Yukon Legion delegates will be in Penticton Sept. 26 to 29 for the bi-annual convention. (Western News file photo)

B.C./Yukon Legion convention in Penticton to focus on taxing issue

Around 300 delegates are expected to be in Penticton

Penticton Royal Canadian Legion members, president Ivo Jaager (left) and service officer Bill Bowen observe a moment of silence in 2017. B.C./Yukon Legion delegates will be in Penticton Sept. 26 to 29 for the bi-annual convention. (Western News file photo)
The annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive was a success in the South Okanagan, collecting over 11,000 pounds of food. (From left to right) Salbiah Ellingson — B.C. Food Drive volunteer, Dan and Traudi Kane — co-chairpersons B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, John Rankin — manager Salvation Army Food Bank and Jonathan Sevy B.C. Food Drive volunteer. (Submitted photo)

Over 11,000 pounds of food collected for Penticton food bank

B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive are celebrating a successful food drive

The annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive was a success in the South Okanagan, collecting over 11,000 pounds of food. (From left to right) Salbiah Ellingson — B.C. Food Drive volunteer, Dan and Traudi Kane — co-chairpersons B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, John Rankin — manager Salvation Army Food Bank and Jonathan Sevy B.C. Food Drive volunteer. (Submitted photo)
The KIDZ BOP Kids are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to Penticton on March 7, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Kidz Bop bring their world tour to Penticton

Kidz Bop will perform some of today’s biggest global pop hits at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The KIDZ BOP Kids are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to Penticton on March 7, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Youtube screenshot from colintube1)

Ogopogo and Shuswaggi aren’t the only lake monsters to have legendary status

While both have legend status in the Okanagan-Shuswap regions there are said to be more

Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Youtube screenshot from colintube1)
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Vehicle taken by gunpoint in Penticton carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

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Johnny Reid (promotional photo).

Juno award winning artist delivers early Christmas present to Penticton

Chart-topping, multi-platinum artist to perform songs from new album at South Okanagan Events Centre

Johnny Reid (promotional photo).
Dredging the Okanagan River in 1909. The work on the OKanagan River started in 1908 to dredge the channel. Passenger and freight service between Penticton and Kaleden started in 1912 (with the vessel Mallard) but navigation on the river portion between Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake was challenging and the route was soon abandoned. By 1952, work began on channeling the river; this work was completed by 1958. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Museum and Archives)

Historic photo: How the Okanagan River Channel came to be

Dredging in Okanagan River in Penticton started in 1908

Dredging the Okanagan River in 1909. The work on the OKanagan River started in 1908 to dredge the channel. Passenger and freight service between Penticton and Kaleden started in 1912 (with the vessel Mallard) but navigation on the river portion between Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake was challenging and the route was soon abandoned. By 1952, work began on channeling the river; this work was completed by 1958. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Museum and Archives)
Penticton firefighters Tyler Guy (left) and Joel Black, wearing protective gear, safely dispose of needles at the Main Street location of Prospera Credit Union in 2017. The sharps were found inside a suitcase outside of the building earlier in the day. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Crime, substance abuse, public safety and housing listed as Penticton priorities

Penticton City Council to bring up priority issues at UBCM

Penticton firefighters Tyler Guy (left) and Joel Black, wearing protective gear, safely dispose of needles at the Main Street location of Prospera Credit Union in 2017. The sharps were found inside a suitcase outside of the building earlier in the day. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Union of BC Indian Chief Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. (Contributed)

21 years: Grand Chief Stewart Philip to continue leading B.C. Indian Chiefs union

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip acclaimed as president of Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Union of BC Indian Chief Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. (Contributed)
Penticton motorists should expect delays in downtown area

Penticton motorists should expect delays in downtown area

Road repaving and bike lane installation work is set to take place

Penticton motorists should expect delays in downtown area
The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)

Man suing Penticton library for almost $20K has to settle for less

A man was suing the City of Penticton Library for almost $20,000 after his backpack was stolen

The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)
Penticton man with multiple driving infractions loses appeal on ‘harsh’ sentence

Penticton man with multiple driving infractions loses appeal on ‘harsh’ sentence

Driver has been convicted multiple times, including for criminal negligence causing death

Penticton man with multiple driving infractions loses appeal on ‘harsh’ sentence