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The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Update: 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon raises over $100,000 goal

The OSNS telethon returned to Cherry Lane mall and was a huge success

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Heavy snowfall, strong winds forecasted for most of the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts parts of the Interior to get five to 10 cm of snow overnight

The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Hat trick for Nieuwendyk as Penticton Vees extend streak to 22, win 7-1 on Vancouver Island

The Vees are back in action Saturday night when they battle the Powell River Kings on the road

Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)
The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)

Wild horses break free in South Okanagan after fence illegally cut

PIB has installed remote cameras and will increase patrol in the area

The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)
Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)

Penticton Vees change time of Teddy Bear Toss game amid action-packed night in city

The Vees will now play West Kelowna Warriors at 7 p.m., after the Santa Claus Parade’s conclusion

Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)
Bicycles that Bryan Miles repaired for two kids in Penticton this holiday season. (Photo- Lori TC/Facebook)

Osoyoos man turns garage into Santa’s workshop, gifting kids with bicycles this Christmas

Bryan Miles expects to put a smile on more than 70 children’s faces this holiday season

Bicycles that Bryan Miles repaired for two kids in Penticton this holiday season. (Photo- Lori TC/Facebook)
Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)

Penticton Secondary students to join award-winning musician on stage for Christmas show

Cleland Theatre hosts the Route97 Culture Tour on Dec. 16 with singer Andrew Allen

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)
BC Transit is offering free shuttles to the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Penticton and the Teddy Bear Toss Vees game all happening Dec. 3. (City of Penticton photos)

Free shuttle service coming to Penticton for Santa Claus Parade and Teddy Bear Toss game

BC Transit plans on offering free rides from Cherry Lane Mall and the SOEC on Dec. 3

BC Transit is offering free shuttles to the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Penticton and the Teddy Bear Toss Vees game all happening Dec. 3. (City of Penticton photos)
The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.

Comeback Kids: Penticton Vees stun Salmon Arm with Duncan Keith in the building

The Vees won 5-3 Wednesday, extending their win streak to 21 games

The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.
Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)

Penticton figure skater shines with a podium finish at provincials in Coquitlam

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the showcase on Nov. 13

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)
Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)

Penticton man arrested after attempting carjacking and assault at local car wash

The 44-year-old man faces charges of attempted robbery and assault after punching the woman

Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)
Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)

‘10,000 Tonight’: Penticton high school students ready to pick up food at your doorstep

Pen High and Princess Margeret students will go from home to home Nov. 24 and collect items

Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Join Santa for a run across Penticton this weekend

All money raised during the Santa Rec Run will go to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Community reunites at Penticton mall for 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon

The fundraiser will feature local entertainment Saturday and be broadcasted on live TV

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)

Penticton RCMP talks success of Restorative Justice process: ‘Less likely to re-offend’

Restorative Justice Week in Canada runs from Nov. 20 to 26

Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)
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Wild horses spotted roaming along Highway 97 south of Penticton: DriveBC

DriveBC has updated its wildlife advisory between Pineview Drive and Sandhill Road

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The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attending to Highway 97 at Callen Road in February 2019, after a rockslide swept across the highway. (Photo- BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ministry surveys 2019 rockslide on Highway 97 after debris falls near Summerland

The Ministry of Transportation says they conducted a geotechnical assessment of the area this week

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attending to Highway 97 at Callen Road in February 2019, after a rockslide swept across the highway. (Photo- BC Transportation/Twitter)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield during the 2022 election campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

‘We can’t do it alone’: Penticton mayor ready for productive relationship with David Eby

Julius Bloomfield offered his congratulations to B.C.’s 37th premier on Friday, Nov. 18

Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield during the 2022 election campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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