Logan Lockhart

The Barking Parrot in Penticton is transforming into a wedding chapel this Valentine’s Day. (Contributed)

Get hitched on a whim at Penticton pub this Valentine’s Day

The Barking Parrot is transforming into a wedding chapel on Feb. 14

The Barking Parrot in Penticton is transforming into a wedding chapel this Valentine’s Day. (Contributed)
Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Winter Wine Festival, comedy night in Penticton and a 50-year celebration at the art gallery

Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)
The Penticton Vees are hosting their eighth annual Pink The Rink Night on Feb. 10 when the team welcomes the Coastal Conference’s Coquitlam Express. A look at members of the Vees after Pink the Rink Night in 2022. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Penticton Vees ready to ‘Pink the Rink’ in support of anti-bullying movement

The Vees will be wearing pink jerseys when they play the Coquitlam Express Feb. 10

The Penticton Vees are hosting their eighth annual Pink The Rink Night on Feb. 10 when the team welcomes the Coastal Conference’s Coquitlam Express. A look at members of the Vees after Pink the Rink Night in 2022. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)
A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Arctic air invasion to sweep across Okanagan, Shuswap

Temperatures will be ‘10 to 20 degrees colder than normal’ beginning late Friday, Jan. 27

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Players from the Penticton Minor Hockey Association were treated to a tour of the Penticton Vees’ locker room this past month. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)

PHOTOS: Minor hockey players enjoy ‘ultimate experience’ at Penticton Vees game

Day at the SOEC included a meet-and-greet with players and tour of the Vees’ locker room

Players from the Penticton Minor Hockey Association were treated to a tour of the Penticton Vees’ locker room this past month. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)
The City of Penticton is launching a three-month pilot program that provides people with a convenient way to recycle their damaged and out-of-date books. (Photo- City of Penticton/Facebook)

Need to get rid of old, damaged books? Penticton will take care of them for you

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 25, people can drop off books in specialty bins at the library

The City of Penticton is launching a three-month pilot program that provides people with a convenient way to recycle their damaged and out-of-date books. (Photo- City of Penticton/Facebook)
Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield presents the Community Radio Week Proclamation to Claire Thompson, the CFUZ president, on the steps of city hall. For the first time in Penticton’s history, the first week of February has been designated as Community Radio Week. (Photo- Peach City Community Radio Society)

Peach City Radio in Penticton ready to celebrate 4 years on the FM dial

The station’s ‘OnAir-versary’ broadcast runs Feb. 4, from the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton

Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield presents the Community Radio Week Proclamation to Claire Thompson, the CFUZ president, on the steps of city hall. For the first time in Penticton’s history, the first week of February has been designated as Community Radio Week. (Photo- Peach City Community Radio Society)
Members of the Penticton Silver Bullets before the team’s Saturday, Jan. 21, game against the Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena. (Photo- Penticton Silver Bullets/Instagram, @silverbulletshockey)

Penticton Silver Bullets clinch 1st place, will host finals in March

The senior men’s AA team hosts Powell River Regals or Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena

Members of the Penticton Silver Bullets before the team’s Saturday, Jan. 21, game against the Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena. (Photo- Penticton Silver Bullets/Instagram, @silverbulletshockey)
Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets in 2019. The goaltender is nominated for the 2023 Hobey Baker Award. (Western News)

Seven former Penticton Vees nominated for 2023 Hobey Baker Award

The award has been presented annually to the college hockey’s best player since 1981

Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets in 2019. The goaltender is nominated for the 2023 Hobey Baker Award. (Western News)
Construction crews will remove a large concrete pad from the playground at Kiwanis Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Construction work to temporarily close playground at Penticton’s Kiwanis Park

The playground previously closed because of a related demolition project in 2021

Construction crews will remove a large concrete pad from the playground at Kiwanis Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Photo- City of Penticton)
The B.C. Hockey League’s brightest stars took to the Penticton ice on Saturday for a series of skills competitions. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: BCHL’s brightest stars put on show during all-star weekend in Penticton

The league’s 60th-anniversary all-star weekend featured a skills competition on Saturday afternoon

The B.C. Hockey League’s brightest stars took to the Penticton ice on Saturday for a series of skills competitions. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scott Niedermayer, BCHL alumni lace up the skates at Penticton’s outdoor rink

The 2023 alumni game was part of the league’s 60th-anniversary all-star game weekend

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The B.C. Hockey League’s Team East prospects, including a total of six Penticton Vees. (Photo- BCHL/Twitter)

VIDEO: Trio of Penticton Vees shine at B.C. Hockey League’s top prospects game

Friday night’s prospects game at the SOEC kicked off the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game weekend

The B.C. Hockey League’s Team East prospects, including a total of six Penticton Vees. (Photo- BCHL/Twitter)
Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)

Lost skier rescued at Mount Baldy by Oliver/Osoyoos, North Shore rescue teams

Talon Helicopters and members of North Shore were available in assisting with Friday night’s task

Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)
Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)

‘Let’s talk housing’: Penticton mayor, city staff to discuss industry at local brewery

Cannery Brewing hosts an open house on housing, development on Jan. 24

Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)
A total of 18 Apex-based skiers finished with top-10 results at the Teck Okanagan Zone Race on Jan. 14 and 15. (Photo- Greg Jaron)

6 Penticton skiers going to BC Winter Games in Vernon

Apex-based U16 skiers will also be in Sun Peaks from Jan. 26 to 28 for Canada Games qualifiers

A total of 18 Apex-based skiers finished with top-10 results at the Teck Okanagan Zone Race on Jan. 14 and 15. (Photo- Greg Jaron)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Heavy metal at the SOEC, BCHL all-star game and the Winter Classic at Apex all coming up

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)

Fastest skater? Hardest shot? Lineup for BCHL’s skills competition announced in Penticton

Hometown brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau will represent the Vees on Saturday

The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)