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One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)

One person has died as COVID cases double at Penticton care home

Village by the Station now has 22 cases of COVID-19

One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)
Families looking to have fun in the leisure pool of Penticton Community Centre’s aquatic centre have been out of luck for 2 weeks while the pool continues to have mechanical isssue. (City of Penticton)

Penticton’s leisure pool remains closed 2 weeks later

Families looking to swim the lazy river or splash in the shallow end will have to wait

Families looking to have fun in the leisure pool of Penticton Community Centre’s aquatic centre have been out of luck for 2 weeks while the pool continues to have mechanical isssue. (City of Penticton)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A new sculpture has gone up at Manitou Park in Naramata created by PIB artist Clint George. The sculpture is depicting an eagle alighting on a tree-top nest further celebrating and bringing awareness to this important place and the syilx (Okanagan) people. (Submitted)

Penticton Indian Band sculpture raising in Naramata

Band member and artist Clint George/wàpupxn created the eagle sculpture at Manitou Park

A new sculpture has gone up at Manitou Park in Naramata created by PIB artist Clint George. The sculpture is depicting an eagle alighting on a tree-top nest further celebrating and bringing awareness to this important place and the syilx (Okanagan) people. (Submitted)
This is just one of several black widows to take the front door hostage at editor Monique Tamminga's house. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Opinion: Black widows have taken my front door hostage

The name black widow comes from the female’s habit of eating the male after mating

This is just one of several black widows to take the front door hostage at editor Monique Tamminga's house. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Expedition Canada racers jump in Okanagan Lake for a 1 km swim Wednesday in Penticton. (Expedition Canada)

Expedition athletes start four day, 403 km race in Penticton

The race will see them swim, paddle, rappel and bike through Penticton to Kelowna

Expedition Canada racers jump in Okanagan Lake for a 1 km swim Wednesday in Penticton. (Expedition Canada)
highway 3

Grass fire erupts on Highway 3 in Cawston

Southbound lanes of Highway 3 are closed in the area

highway 3
Oliver Elementary

Multiple potential COVID exposures at Oliver Elementary

Online reporting of school exposures resumed in B.C. on Tuesday

Oliver Elementary
Liam Peyton fly fishing. Slackwater Brewing is bringing the Internation Fly Fishing Film Festival to the brewery Oct. 6. (Instagram)

Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing hosts fly fishing film festival

10 films from all over the globe will be showcased at the Oct. 6 event

Liam Peyton fly fishing. Slackwater Brewing is bringing the Internation Fly Fishing Film Festival to the brewery Oct. 6. (Instagram)
Village by the Station.

COVID-19 outbreak at Penticton’s Village by the Station

Eight residents and two staff have tested positive at the long term care home

Village by the Station.
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton’s Memorial Arena deemed too old to keep, says consultant

Many of Penticton’s most iconic facilities are aging out but hold sentimental value

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Half the population of Penticton is over 55 and staying active from running to CrossFit and tennis, curling and cross country skiing. (Contributed)

Celebrating 835 years’ worth of wisdom and experience in Penticton

Nearly half of Penticton’s population is 55 or older

Half the population of Penticton is over 55 and staying active from running to CrossFit and tennis, curling and cross country skiing. (Contributed)
Bear spray. (Contributed)

Penticton couple assaulted with bear spray while sitting in a car

Police are now looking to identify the suspect in the Sept. 10 incident

Bear spray. (Contributed)
A new separate entrance for walk-in patients is just part of a $1.25-million upgrade to the Emergency Department at South Okanagan General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Oliver hospital’s emergency entrance getting more parking and rainbow crosswalk

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, people should use the main entrance

A new separate entrance for walk-in patients is just part of a $1.25-million upgrade to the Emergency Department at South Okanagan General Hospital. (Contributed photo)
This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)

Alcohol suspected in Oliver tractor rollover

Air ambulance took the tractor driver to Kelowna hospital

This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)
Mid-August to mid-September is the birthing season for rattlesnakes, like this small western rattlesnake that had to be moved out of a subdivision. (Government of B.C. photo)

Learn about the 7 snake species living in South Okanagan

Snake expert coming to Penticton Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 28

Mid-August to mid-September is the birthing season for rattlesnakes, like this small western rattlesnake that had to be moved out of a subdivision. (Government of B.C. photo)
The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)

Penticton hotel tax going up next summer

City council approves 1% increase

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)
Scales of Justice (File photo)

Probation for committing an indecent act in Summerland

38-year-old man sentenced for the incident that occurred 2 years ago

Scales of Justice (File photo)
The Eyes of the Tiger team ham it up on the June Penticton Beer Run that saw over 100 costumed runners hit the beaches and breweries. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Beer Run goes another round

The fun run includes eight local beer tastings, food and fun on Oct. 16

The Eyes of the Tiger team ham it up on the June Penticton Beer Run that saw over 100 costumed runners hit the beaches and breweries. (Brennan Phillips Western News)