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Penticton business Singla Bros. Holdings pleads guilty to immigration fraud

Paul Singla’s lawyer says charges against his client will be dropped

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Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)

Giant movie screen takes over Penticton parking lot

Interior Savings raised over $1,100 for BGC Okanagan with their Movie Under the Stars

Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)
Coyote Cruises’s new party floats are great for bigger families to float down the channel. (Coyote Cruises)

When it comes to family fun on the water – Penticton has it all

Float down the channel, bounce on the Wibit or rent a floating dock

Coyote Cruises’s new party floats are great for bigger families to float down the channel. (Coyote Cruises)
The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.

Opinion: Kindness needed but hard to find these days

In Penticton, retail workers have seen atrocious behaviour hurled at them

The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.
Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Mexican rescue dog back home with family after 3 days lost in Penticton

Sombra followed the wrong biking group at Campbell Mountain trails Aug. 22

Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)
Pathways executive director Daryl Meyers stands outside their offices on Main Street, happy to welcome back clients to the addictions counselling centre. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s Pathways re-opens with Gift for Service campaign

Without Interior Health funding, the addictions counselling is a fee for service model

Pathways executive director Daryl Meyers stands outside their offices on Main Street, happy to welcome back clients to the addictions counselling centre. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses after man found with severe injuries

The man was found near the Okanagan Lake promenade Saturday

RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)
Canadian Armed Forces walk with BC Wildfire crews assessing damage at the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 19. The fire is now held. (BC Wildfire photo)

Thomas Creek fire, near Okanagan Falls, is classified as ‘held’

The wildfire has seen little fire activity and no growth, says BC Wildfire

Canadian Armed Forces walk with BC Wildfire crews assessing damage at the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 19. The fire is now held. (BC Wildfire photo)
Penticton Dragon Boat Festival in 2019. (Western News file photo)

COVID restrictions sink Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

The two-day festival is one of three big events in Penticton cancelled Monday

Penticton Dragon Boat Festival in 2019. (Western News file photo)
Skaha Marina in Penticton is in need of over a $1 million in upgrades so city is seeking long term operator. (File photo)

UPDATE: Penticton’s Skaha Marina could see a new long-term operator by April 2022

Parks and rec committee approve request for proposal to go to council decision

Skaha Marina in Penticton is in need of over a $1 million in upgrades so city is seeking long term operator. (File photo)
Canadian Armed Forces with BC Wildfire assessing damage at Thomas Creek fire Aug. 19, 2021. (BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfires benefiting from rain, cooler weather

BC Wildfire will re-evaluate evacuation orders for Mount Baldy area

Canadian Armed Forces with BC Wildfire assessing damage at Thomas Creek fire Aug. 19, 2021. (BC Wildfire)
Public piano now on display at Penticton Art Gallery. (PAG Facebook)

Tickle the golden ivories outside the Penticton Art Gallery

The colourful public piano is now on display outside the gallery for anyone to play

Public piano now on display at Penticton Art Gallery. (PAG Facebook)
Election signs are appearing around Summerland as the Sept. 20 federal election approaches. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Local Liberal candidate wants ban on election signs

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidate has signs vandalized, stolen

Election signs are appearing around Summerland as the Sept. 20 federal election approaches. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Pathways counsellor Steve King announced that Pathways Addictions Resource Centre and its counselling programs are back up and running again as of Aug. 20, 2021. (YouTube)

Penticton’s Pathways Addictions Centre re-opens

After IH pulled funding in May, Pathways’ phones ringing with people in crisis

Pathways counsellor Steve King announced that Pathways Addictions Resource Centre and its counselling programs are back up and running again as of Aug. 20, 2021. (YouTube)
A developer is proposing housing that would have over 220 units near the Canadian Tire in Penticton. (Rendering)

Neighbours of large housing proposal in Penticton have traffic concerns

Developer proposes two towers and 81 townhomes near Canadian Tire

A developer is proposing housing that would have over 220 units near the Canadian Tire in Penticton. (Rendering)
Pathways would like to open a day-tox centre.

Penticton council wants addictions centre’s funding restored immediately

Pathways director says phones ringing off the hook from people in crisis

Pathways would like to open a day-tox centre.
Ogo’s ice cream shop owner Sharon Brown shares a moment with Blake Hesla, 8, who brought her a get well letter and wanted to show his support for her after she was attacked and robbed on Aug. 3. (Submitted)

Penticton boy brings tears of happiness to Ogo’s owner’s eyes

8-year-old wanted to bring well wishes to ice cream shop owner after she was attacked

Ogo’s ice cream shop owner Sharon Brown shares a moment with Blake Hesla, 8, who brought her a get well letter and wanted to show his support for her after she was attacked and robbed on Aug. 3. (Submitted)
Booster Juice at Cherry Lane mall.

Penticton Booster Juice finds kindness from community after abuse over mask policy

Owner thankful to people coming in offering words of support

Booster Juice at Cherry Lane mall.
This garage and neighbouring home on Martin Street was damaged in an alleged arson fire Aug. 30, 2020. A local man has been charged with the crime. (Western News file photo)

Bench warrant issued for Penticton man charged with arson

A garage was allegedly set on fire last August in downtown Penticton

This garage and neighbouring home on Martin Street was damaged in an alleged arson fire Aug. 30, 2020. A local man has been charged with the crime. (Western News file photo)
A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Woman assaulted and robbed while paying for parking in downtown Penticton

Police are looking for slim man in his 20s with curly hair

A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)