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Coyote Cruises in Penticton was vandalized this week and staff members are working to permanently wash off the graffiti. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton’s Coyote Cruises vandalized, staff members working to remove graffiti

The graffiti condones violence against B.C.’s top doctor Bonnie Henry

Coyote Cruises in Penticton was vandalized this week and staff members are working to permanently wash off the graffiti. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Thieves break into Kelowna gallery, escape with $70k worth of fine art

Camera footage indicates the heist was completed by 2:02 a.m. on Jan. 15

Two men broke into a Kelowna art gallery early Saturday morning, stealing almost $70k worth of pieces in the process. (Submitted)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merritt. (BC Transportation)

BC Trucking Association voices concerns over dangerous conditions on Coquihalla

Multiple crashes on the Coquihalla Highway last week prompted the BCTA to file a complaint

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merritt. (BC Transportation)
The Downtown Penticton Association has initiated talks with the city on renewing a business levy bylaw that is set to expire in April. (Photo from Google Maps)

Downtown Penticton Association proposes business levy update

The DPA’s requests to the city will be discussed at a Jan. 18 meeting

The Downtown Penticton Association has initiated talks with the city on renewing a business levy bylaw that is set to expire in April. (Photo from Google Maps)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for Jan. 2 to 8. (BC CDC).

441 COVID-19 cases reported in the Central Okanagan from Jan. 2 to 8

The data indicates a decline in cases from the region’s 625 infections the week before

The weekly COVID-19 case map for Jan. 2 to 8. (BC CDC).
Easton Brodzinski, Yaniv Perets, Owen Sillinger and Taylor Ward are the four Penticton Vees alumni to be nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

4 Penticton Vees alumni crack list of nominees for 2022 Hobey Baker Award

The former Vees are among 19 players on the list who played in the B.C. Hockey League

Easton Brodzinski, Yaniv Perets, Owen Sillinger and Taylor Ward are the four Penticton Vees alumni to be nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
The Thomas Creek wildfire burned above OK Falls and Oliver for more than a month. The City of Penticton and the RDOS are hoping to raise provide people in the ecology industry with tools and information on wildfire prevention. ((Mike Biden photo)

Penticton hoping to create more FireSmart neighbourhoods

The city and RDOS will host a FireSmart landscaping and ecology presentation Feb. 16

The Thomas Creek wildfire burned above OK Falls and Oliver for more than a month. The City of Penticton and the RDOS are hoping to raise provide people in the ecology industry with tools and information on wildfire prevention. ((Mike Biden photo)
The Penticton Vees announced the team’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors, originally set for Jan. 7, has been moved to Feb. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees game against West Kelowna rescheduled for Feb. 18

The matchup was originally set for Jan. 7 at the SOEC before being postponed for COVID protocols

The Penticton Vees announced the team’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors, originally set for Jan. 7, has been moved to Feb. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
The Brown Bag Lecture Series is returning with a presentation from retired library technician Glenna MacKenzie on Jan. 18. (Google View)

Prominent businessman during Penticton’s early days topic of next Brown Bag Lecture

Glenna MacKenzie will talk about theatre owner Charles A.C. Steward on Jan. 18

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is returning with a presentation from retired library technician Glenna MacKenzie on Jan. 18. (Google View)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two goals in a 5-2 win over the Penticton Vees on Jan. 12, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks spoil Penticton Vees’ return, win 5-2 on the road

Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two consecutive goals in the 2nd period

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two goals in a 5-2 win over the Penticton Vees on Jan. 12, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
The Green Party of Canada collected approximately 250 socks for people in need during the month of December in Penticton, Rossland and Trail. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Green Party collects 250 socks for people in need in Penticton, Rossland and Trail

The South Okanagan - West Kootenay EDA will distribute toques and gloves in February

The Green Party of Canada collected approximately 250 socks for people in need during the month of December in Penticton, Rossland and Trail. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Downtown Penticton’s new outdoor rink was initially slated to open in December and host the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game the month after. (Activate Penticton rendering)

Extreme weather and COVID-19 push opening of Penticton’s outdoor rink again

Activate Penticton says the rink will be ready for free public skating next month

Downtown Penticton’s new outdoor rink was initially slated to open in December and host the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game the month after. (Activate Penticton rendering)
Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Josh Niedermayer eager to reunite with his brother in Arizona

The two brothers previously played three games together with the Vees in 2019-2020

Josh Niedermayer has been a member of the Penticton Vees since the 2019-2020 season but committed to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 3 for the 2022-2023 campaign where he will join his older brother, Jackson. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Brady Smith, a defenseman from Prince Albert, Sask., has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2022-2023 season, the team announced on Tuesday. (Photo by Nicholas Saretzky)

Brady Smith chooses BCHL, will play for Penticton Vees next season

The 16-year old defenseman currently plays AAA hockey in Saskatchewan

Brady Smith, a defenseman from Prince Albert, Sask., has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2022-2023 season, the team announced on Tuesday. (Photo by Nicholas Saretzky)
Angel Basarowick (Nelson) was given a Penticton Vees jersey and season tickets by local businessman Neil Jamieson in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)

Penticton Vees superfan reflects on her connection to the late Neil Jamieson

Jamieson gave Angel Basarowick season tickets to the Vees in 2015 as well as a jersey

Angel Basarowick (Nelson) was given a Penticton Vees jersey and season tickets by local businessman Neil Jamieson in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)
The City of Penticton has temporarily gone away with in-person council meetings, amid the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. (File photo)

Penticton city council meetings move online amid COVID-19 and Omicron variant

The city announced Jan. 12 that the meetings will remain electronic until further notice

The City of Penticton has temporarily gone away with in-person council meetings, amid the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. (File photo)
Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)

Penticton resident and concentration camp survivor celebrates 102nd birthday

Joe Knypstra, a retired baker from Kaleden, turned 102 on Jan. 3

Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)
The Kelowna Rockets will meet the Portland Winterhawks for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday (Jan. 8) after the team’s game the night before the postponed. (Steve Dunsmoor photo)

Kelowna Rockets back on the ice Saturday after six-day hiatus

The team’s game on Friday against the Vancouver Giants was postponed

The Kelowna Rockets will meet the Portland Winterhawks for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday (Jan. 8) after the team’s game the night before the postponed. (Steve Dunsmoor photo)
Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)

Wildlife Advisory still in effect on Highway 97: DriveBC

Motorists have been asked to watch out for wild horses on the highway since New Year’s Eve

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)
Live wrestling is returning to Penticton on Jan. 28 and 29 when Okanagan-based promotion Thrash Wrestling takes the stage at the Luso Canadian Multicultural Society. (Facebook)

Thrash Wrestling makes anticipated return to Penticton

The Okanagan-based live wrestling will be in Penticton for a 2-night showcase Jan. 28 and 29

Live wrestling is returning to Penticton on Jan. 28 and 29 when Okanagan-based promotion Thrash Wrestling takes the stage at the Luso Canadian Multicultural Society. (Facebook)