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Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)

Blasting work to close Highway 97 north of Summerland on Jan. 6

The closure is scheduled for one hour on Friday, Jan. 6

Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)
RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)

Aggressive dog still on the loose in Penticton, RCMP confirm

The brown Mastiff dog was deemed aggressive by police after biting a bystander on Monday, Jan. 2

RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)
A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)

VIDEO: ‘Frustration’ felt after woman steals employee tip jar from Penticton cannabis shop

Cannabis Cottage on Martin Street shared the footage via Facebook of the brazen theft

A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

City holding public online sessions on Penticton’s community safety report

Residents are invited to hear the results of the community safety review on Jan. 10 and 12

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Desert Arms Hotel and attached Howling Coyote Pub have closed their doors, following an announcement from the owners on Facebook in December 2022. (Photo- Google Instant Street View)

Oliver hotel and pub officially closes; attached cannabis store remains open

‘The circumstances for this were beyond our control,’ an owner’s statement reads on Facebook

The Desert Arms Hotel and attached Howling Coyote Pub have closed their doors, following an announcement from the owners on Facebook in December 2022. (Photo- Google Instant Street View)
An unexpected flurry of snow briefly graced the 500-block of Penticton’s Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

Cold, snowy ‘chaos’ over but lots of winter still to go in the Okanagan, expert says

Don’t count out another cold snap in the region, despite early January forecast: Environment Canada

An unexpected flurry of snow briefly graced the 500-block of Penticton’s Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)
Penticton RCMP search for an aggressive dog that got out of a vehicle during a traffic stop at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway on Monday, Jan. 2. (File photo)

RCMP warn about aggressive dog on the loose in Penticton

Large brown Mastiff dog escaped a vehicle at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway

Penticton RCMP search for an aggressive dog that got out of a vehicle during a traffic stop at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway on Monday, Jan. 2. (File photo)
Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton. At Whipsaw Creek Road on Saturday afternoon, a vehicle incident closed the highway in both directions. (Photo- DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 reopens west of Princeton following vehicle incident

Expect delays near Whipsaw Creek Road: DriveBC

Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton. At Whipsaw Creek Road on Saturday afternoon, a vehicle incident closed the highway in both directions. (Photo- DriveBC)
The Penticton Vees topped the West Kelowna Warriors 9-2 at home Friday night, Dec. 30. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Nadeau brothers combine for 11 points; Penticton Vees down West Kelowna Warriors 9-2

The Vees have defeated the Warriors twice in as many weeks, battle Vernon Vipers on New Year’s Day

The Penticton Vees topped the West Kelowna Warriors 9-2 at home Friday night, Dec. 30. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
Penticton incorporated as a district municipality in 1908. On Dec. 31, 2022, the city turns 114 years old. 
(City of Penticton/Contributed)

Happy Birthday, Penticton! Municipality turns 114 on New Year’s Eve

The district municipality later became a city in May 1948

Penticton incorporated as a district municipality in 1908. On Dec. 31, 2022, the city turns 114 years old. 
(City of Penticton/Contributed)
BC Transit is bringing a free shuttle service to Penticton this New Year’s Eve. (Photo- BC Transit)

Free shuttle on New Year’s Eve in Penticton includes ‘party loop’ bus until 3 a.m.

Buses will also run for regular Sunday service on New Year’s Day

BC Transit is bringing a free shuttle service to Penticton this New Year’s Eve. (Photo- BC Transit)
The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: New Year’s edition

Tribute to the Tragically Hip, No Doubt and fireworks at Apex all coming up

The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle Thursday, Dec. 29, on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos. (Photo- Anarchist Mountain Fire Department /Facebook)

Vehicle rolls over into ditch on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos

Adjust your speed due to icy conditions, Anarchist Mountain FD warned drivers after the incident

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle Thursday, Dec. 29, on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos. (Photo- Anarchist Mountain Fire Department /Facebook)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill will perform at the Dream Cafe in Penticton on Feb. 11, 2023. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Prime Video star, award-winning comic Ed Hill coming to Penticton in 2023

After his stop in the Okanagan, Hill is headlining a one-hour Broadway special in New York City

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill will perform at the Dream Cafe in Penticton on Feb. 11, 2023. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Average gas prices in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are higher than in the Central and North Okanagan, on average. (Photo: Tyler Harper)

Average gas prices in the South Okanagan-Similkameen higher than anywhere in the valley

The average price of regular fuel in communities across the RDOS is $1.53 a litre

Average gas prices in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are higher than in the Central and North Okanagan, on average. (Photo: Tyler Harper)
BC Transit and the City of Penticton are partnering to offer a free shuttle service for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (File photo)
BC Transit and the City of Penticton are partnering to offer a free shuttle service for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (File photo)
DriveBC is warning motorists on Wednesday, Dec. 28, about slippery conditions on Highway 97 from Kalenden to Osoyoos. (Photo- DriveBC)

DriveBC warns of black ice on Highway 97 in the South Okanagan

Slippery conditions on Dec. 28 for 51 km from Kaleden to south of Osoyoos

DriveBC is warning motorists on Wednesday, Dec. 28, about slippery conditions on Highway 97 from Kalenden to Osoyoos. (Photo- DriveBC)
Penticton Vees assistant coach and former NHL blue liner Cam Barker (second to left) has been named to Team BC at the 2023 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)

Penticton Vees assistant coach, former NHL defenceman heading to Canada Winter Games

Cam Barker will be behind the bench during the Male U16’s slate of games in February

Penticton Vees assistant coach and former NHL blue liner Cam Barker (second to left) has been named to Team BC at the 2023 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Newsmakers of the Year: ‘Historic’ Penticton Vees on top of B.C. Hockey League world

The team won 16 playoff games in a row to capture the Fred Page Cup in 2022

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street. (Google View)

Flooding forces early closure of Penticton library on Christmas Eve

The library and museum were originally scheduled to be open until 3 p.m. on Dec. 24

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street. (Google View)
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