Kristi Patton

Penticton Fire Department disaster dog Sammy and handler Fire Chief Larry Watkinson are working with Burnaby Fire Department firefighters and the USAR team heading to the Bahamas to help with rescue efforts. (Photo courtesy of Mike Biden/Penticton Fire Department)

Penticton fire chief and dog Sammy head to Bahamas in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Penticton fire chief joins Burnaby firefighters to help communities in the Bahamas

Penticton Fire Department disaster dog Sammy and handler Fire Chief Larry Watkinson are working with Burnaby Fire Department firefighters and the USAR team heading to the Bahamas to help with rescue efforts. (Photo courtesy of Mike Biden/Penticton Fire Department)
Old Dominion, with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick, will perform at the SOEC on Feb. 8, 2020.

Old Dominion will stop at the SOEC in Penticton on their Canadian tour

We Are Old Dominion tour in Canada will included a performance date in Penticton

Old Dominion, with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick, will perform at the SOEC on Feb. 8, 2020.
The Reklaws, brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker (at right), are performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 25, will be special guests on the Dean Brody and Dallas Smith (at left): Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour. (Submitted photo)

CCMA winners join Dallas Smith and Dean Brody in Penticton

Tour stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre in October

The Reklaws, brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker (at right), are performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 25, will be special guests on the Dean Brody and Dallas Smith (at left): Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Vees give sneak peek of new hockey jersey

Penticton Vees give sneak peek of new hockey jersey

The new jersey has a throwback flavour to the 1978 Penticton Vees sweater

Penticton Vees give sneak peek of new hockey jersey
Block 300 Casual Steak House saw a busy first week when it opened its doors on June 7. (Photo from Facebook)

Penticton restaurant serves humble pie asking for a second chance

Block 300 Casual Steakhouse had a rocky start and is looking for a second chance from customers

Block 300 Casual Steak House saw a busy first week when it opened its doors on June 7. (Photo from Facebook)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre (Western News file photo)

Protest planned as assaults on Okanagan correctional officers ‘skyrocket’

Officers will rally against prison violence on Sept. 9 in the South Okanagan

The Okanagan Correctional Centre (Western News file photo)
RCMP say they are no longer looking for information from the public about a hit and run that left a Parksville man dead in the early hours of Aug. 24. — NEWS file photo
RCMP say they are no longer looking for information from the public about a hit and run that left a Parksville man dead in the early hours of Aug. 24. — NEWS file photo
John Vassalaki is the Mayor of Penticton

Mayor’s Minute: Shift gears into September with Pedal Penticton

City of Penticton wants to hear your thoughts on cycling issues

John Vassalaki is the Mayor of Penticton
Upcoming concerts and events from around the South Okanagan. Western News graphic

TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan events listings

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan

Upcoming concerts and events from around the South Okanagan. Western News graphic
Penticton water main flushing may result in discoloured water

Penticton water main flushing may result in discoloured water

Water main flushing program runs in Penticton from Sept. 16 to Oct. 31

Penticton water main flushing may result in discoloured water
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Richard Cannings (right) and and a group cycle along Lakeshore Drive recently on the way to a meeting at Wayne and Freda Coffee Shop. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan — West Kootenay incumbent endorsed by environmental group

GreenPAC claims to be a non-partisan, non-profit organization that endorses environmental leadership

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Richard Cannings (right) and and a group cycle along Lakeshore Drive recently on the way to a meeting at Wayne and Freda Coffee Shop. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The fire burning at Ollala Creek, above Keremeos, is now estimated at six hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Quick BC Wildfire response results in Okanagan lightning strike fires doused

Lightning storm resulted in nine wildfires in the Okanagan region

The fire burning at Ollala Creek, above Keremeos, is now estimated at six hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
Rob Crowder (left), Kurt Grabinsky, Andrew Deane arrive at Vernon’s Boston Pizza in the pouring rain during the annual Cops for Kids ride last year. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton RCMP ride for families in need

Cops For Kids ride into Penticton this week

Rob Crowder (left), Kurt Grabinsky, Andrew Deane arrive at Vernon’s Boston Pizza in the pouring rain during the annual Cops for Kids ride last year. (Black Press file photo)
RCMP tape was seen early this morning around a portion of Skaha Beach, near the marina, where an unidentified body was found on the shore. (Mark Brett — Western News)

Update: Body found on Skaha Beach identified

Penticton RCMP are investigating an area of Skaha Beach

RCMP tape was seen early this morning around a portion of Skaha Beach, near the marina, where an unidentified body was found on the shore. (Mark Brett — Western News)
RCMP said they are hoping the public can help locate and return a stained glass art piece stolen from the family’s home on McKinney Road while they were under wildfire evacuation during the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (Submitted photo)

Art piece stolen from Oliver home during wildfire evacuation alert

Home broken into and items stolen while family on evacuation from the Eagle Bluff wildfire

RCMP said they are hoping the public can help locate and return a stained glass art piece stolen from the family’s home on McKinney Road while they were under wildfire evacuation during the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Grooveyard employees (including Westley, at right) was surprised when rocker Gowan (left) stopped by the Penticton store on Monday. Gowan is the lead singer for Styx which is performing on Wednesday with Loverboy at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Sept. 4. (GrooveyardPenticton Instagram)

Styx lead singer Gowan surprises Penticton record store employees

Rocker Gowan dropped in to a Penticton record store for a little shopping

Grooveyard employees (including Westley, at right) was surprised when rocker Gowan (left) stopped by the Penticton store on Monday. Gowan is the lead singer for Styx which is performing on Wednesday with Loverboy at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Sept. 4. (GrooveyardPenticton Instagram)
John Brittain, 68, being escorted into the Penticton courthouse in April. Brittain and his ex-wife, Katherine Brittain, have been named in a civil lawsuit by the daughter of a couple that were fatally shot. (Western News file photo)

Ex-wife of alleged Penticton shooter called a ‘conspirator’ in civil lawsuit

John Brittain and his ex-wife Katherine Brittain were named in a civil lawsuit

John Brittain, 68, being escorted into the Penticton courthouse in April. Brittain and his ex-wife, Katherine Brittain, have been named in a civil lawsuit by the daughter of a couple that were fatally shot. (Western News file photo)
Joelle Mbamy, owner of Sunrise Pharmacy, is being investigated by the B.C. College of Pharmacists. (Western News file photo)

Penticton pharmacist denies wrongdoing in overdose death of employee

Sunrise Pharmacy owner still under interim order from the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Joelle Mbamy, owner of Sunrise Pharmacy, is being investigated by the B.C. College of Pharmacists. (Western News file photo)
Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He searched out, and managed to find, who the mystery voices were that recorded themselves on the tape. (Submitted photo)

Mystery of the Penticton voices found on vintage tape deck uncovered

Darren Boyce bought what he believes is a early-to-mid 1960s tape deck from Value Village in June

Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He searched out, and managed to find, who the mystery voices were that recorded themselves on the tape. (Submitted photo)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre was the chosen charity to receive funds raised at the Sheila Bishop Memorial Wood Bat tournament which was held during Peach Festival. Back row from left to right; Nita Khanal (operations lead OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre), Vikki Mortimer, Paul Borba (Peach Festival director), Jo Benson and Don Gowan (tournament organizers). In the front row left tor right; Declan Neil, Breckan Willment and Garrett Laverdure. (Contributed)

Penticton slopitch tournament donates to OSNS

Sheila Bishop Memorial Wood Bat Tournament is held annually during the Penticton Peach Festival

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre was the chosen charity to receive funds raised at the Sheila Bishop Memorial Wood Bat tournament which was held during Peach Festival. Back row from left to right; Nita Khanal (operations lead OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre), Vikki Mortimer, Paul Borba (Peach Festival director), Jo Benson and Don Gowan (tournament organizers). In the front row left tor right; Declan Neil, Breckan Willment and Garrett Laverdure. (Contributed)