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BC Housing is giving Unity House until next April to vacate its home for the past 12 years at Skaha Sunrise. (City of Penticton photo)

BC Housing meets with Penticton’s Unity House after impassioned plea to stay

BC Housing had given the clubhouse notice to vacate so motel can be redeveloped

BC Housing is giving Unity House until next April to vacate its home for the past 12 years at Skaha Sunrise. (City of Penticton photo)
Recreation Penticton as released its fall recreation guide which has limited services given the pandemic and staffing shortages. (Western News file photo)

Penticton limits aquatic services due to staffing shortage, on-going pandemic

Penticton releases fall recreation guide but not back to pre-pandemic levels

Recreation Penticton as released its fall recreation guide which has limited services given the pandemic and staffing shortages. (Western News file photo)
Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.

Penticton woman almost throws out $50,000 scratch and win

Luckily, she checked her winning ticket on the BCLC Lotto app

Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.
Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.

Penticton’s Pathways wants to open day-tox outpatient program

Interior Health pulled all its funding for the addictions counselling centre in May

Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.
The Bike Barn closed over the weekend after a staff member tested positive for COVID. (contributed)

Popular Penticton bike store closes for COVID case

Bike Barn closed temporarily out of an abundance of caution for staff and customers

The Bike Barn closed over the weekend after a staff member tested positive for COVID. (contributed)
Penticton’s aquatic facilities are undergoing annual maintenance and cleaning until they re-open Aug. 30. (City screen grab)

Penticton aquatic facility temporarily closes

Pools undergoing annual maintenance and will reopen Aug. 30

Penticton’s aquatic facilities are undergoing annual maintenance and cleaning until they re-open Aug. 30. (City screen grab)
The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

More suspicious dumpster fires plague Penticton

Two garbage cans were on fire at the dog beach Sunday night

The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
BC Housing is seeking a development permit for 3240 Skaha Lake Road to build a four-storey building to house those seeking recovery. (City photo)

Penticton’s request over Skaha housing project denied by BC Housing

BC Housing does not accept criteria demands to get permit for Skaha housing project

BC Housing is seeking a development permit for 3240 Skaha Lake Road to build a four-storey building to house those seeking recovery. (City photo)
In 2019, the Red Bridge in Keremeos was featured in a Canada Post heritage stamp series on Canada’s historical covered bridges. (Canada Post)

RCMP release description of arson suspects at historic Red Bridge in Keremeos

Firefighters were able to put out the suspicious fire before major damage was done

In 2019, the Red Bridge in Keremeos was featured in a Canada Post heritage stamp series on Canada’s historical covered bridges. (Canada Post)
Nk'mip fire aug. 15

60 km/h winds wreak havoc on Nk’Mip fire at Mount Baldy

BC Wildfire says Osoyoos wildfire is showing rank 5 behaviour, jumping guard lines

Nk'mip fire aug. 15
Helicopters and air tankers were protecting guard lines for the White Rock Lake fire Sunday, when OKIB issued an evacuation order. (Darren Wolf photo)

City of Penticton opens emergency centre for White Rock Lake evacuees

The centre is coordinating with the Okanagan Indian Band who issued an evacuation order Sunday

Helicopters and air tankers were protecting guard lines for the White Rock Lake fire Sunday, when OKIB issued an evacuation order. (Darren Wolf photo)
Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)

Movie under the stars coming to Penticton

Interior Savings is hosting the fundraising event Aug. 25

Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)
Anarchist Mountain firefighters helped with structural protection at Mt. Baldy a couple weeks ago. (AMFD)

Mt. Baldy Nk’Mip wildfire evacuees allowed brief access to homes

There are 123 properties on evacuation order near Mt. Baldy due to Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain firefighters helped with structural protection at Mt. Baldy a couple weeks ago. (AMFD)
Chris and Betty Jentsch in the vineyard of the winery CC Jentsch Cellars. After Chris passed away this spring, Betty has decided to close the winery. (CC Jentsch Cellars photo)

Oliver winery decides to close after founding winemaker dies

C.C. Jentsch Cellars will close its doors at the end of August

Chris and Betty Jentsch in the vineyard of the winery CC Jentsch Cellars. After Chris passed away this spring, Betty has decided to close the winery. (CC Jentsch Cellars photo)
The finalists have been announced for the 34th annual

Penticton Chamber announces finalists for 2021 business excellence awards

Award winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Starry Night event Oct. 2

The finalists have been announced for the 34th annual
The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)

Canadian Armed Forces regiment celebrates 107th birthday fighting Thomas Creek fire

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated 107 years on Aug. 10

The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)
Choosing the right long term care for your loved one can be a daunting task. An Aug. 25 webinar can help. (Submitted)

Webinar for South Okanagan caregivers looking into long-term care

Seniors will make up 77 per cent of Penticton’s population growth

Choosing the right long term care for your loved one can be a daunting task. An Aug. 25 webinar can help. (Submitted)
The Cool Creek fire is burning at 400 ha near Cathedral Provincial Park.

Evacuation alerts rescinded for Cool Creek fire, near Princeton

Fire is still listed as out of control but no new growth

The Cool Creek fire is burning at 400 ha near Cathedral Provincial Park.
A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)

An estimated 114 experiencing homelessness in Penticton

Count grows slightly since 2018, according to BC Housing count

A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)
Oliver firefighters quickly attack a grassfire on Friday, Aug. 6. RCMP have now ID'd a suspect. (Oliver Fire)

Oliver RCMP ID suspect in grassfire

The fire could be seen the at the welcome sign on Highway 97

Oliver firefighters quickly attack a grassfire on Friday, Aug. 6. RCMP have now ID'd a suspect. (Oliver Fire)