Paul Clarke

Five black bears were shot and killed by conservation officers in the Wiltse neighbourhood in Penticton, B.C. the morning of Oct. 24 due to public safety concerns. (Karla Ziegler - Photo)

‘This is nearly unprecedented’: Five bears killed in Penticton

The bears’ death come only a week-and-a-half after six more bears were killed in West Kelowna

Five black bears were shot and killed by conservation officers in the Wiltse neighbourhood in Penticton, B.C. the morning of Oct. 24 due to public safety concerns. (Karla Ziegler - Photo)
Five bears destroyed in Penticton

Five bears destroyed in Penticton

The bears’ death come only a week-and-a-half after six more bears were killed in West Kelowna

Five bears destroyed in Penticton
Pedestrian suffers minor injuries after being struck by vehicle in Penticton

Pedestrian suffers minor injuries after being struck by vehicle in Penticton

A man in his 70s was taken to hospital with minor injuries

Pedestrian suffers minor injuries after being struck by vehicle in Penticton
Zoe Kirk, a wildsafe BC community coordinator, holds a bear-resistant garbage cart in front of Naramata Elementary School. Naramata was recognized by the province as a “bear smart” community for the second time on Oct. 24. (Paul Clarke - Penticton Western News)

Naramata recognized as a ‘bear smart’ community for the second time

Naramata is one of eight communities in B.C. to receive the recognition

Zoe Kirk, a wildsafe BC community coordinator, holds a bear-resistant garbage cart in front of Naramata Elementary School. Naramata was recognized by the province as a “bear smart” community for the second time on Oct. 24. (Paul Clarke - Penticton Western News)
MP election Tracy Gray thanked her family, volunteers and her supporters at the Ramada Hotel after being elected to represent Kelowna-Lake Country. (Daniel Taylor)

Conservative candidate Tracy Gray wins Kelowna-Lake Country

The Canadian Press declared her the winner around 8:30 p.m.

MP election Tracy Gray thanked her family, volunteers and her supporters at the Ramada Hotel after being elected to represent Kelowna-Lake Country. (Daniel Taylor)
Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country

Twenty-four firefighters responded to the call around 2 a.m.

Police investigating suspicious fire at Airport Inn in Lake Country
Do you have a craving for butter chicken? If so, you’re not alone in Penticton

Do you have a craving for butter chicken? If so, you’re not alone in Penticton

According to SkipTheDishes, butter chicken is the most popular item in Penticton so far this year

Do you have a craving for butter chicken? If so, you’re not alone in Penticton
Three generations of the Thomas family (from left) Lloyd Thomas, his nephew Brian Thomas, and Brian’s nephew Hayden Zahrawi get together on the Thomas Ranch in Okanagan Falls. Lloyd has made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation to honour his family’s pioneer roots. (Submitted)

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation close to attaining $20M fundraising goal

The medical foundation is $75,000 short of its goal to expand the Penticton Regional Hospital

Three generations of the Thomas family (from left) Lloyd Thomas, his nephew Brian Thomas, and Brian’s nephew Hayden Zahrawi get together on the Thomas Ranch in Okanagan Falls. Lloyd has made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation to honour his family’s pioneer roots. (Submitted)
Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns

Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns

Two products sold at Urban Fare have been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Chicken products sold in Kelowna recalled due to safety concerns
Special weather statement remains in effect for high mountain passes

Special weather statement remains in effect for high mountain passes

Highways throughout interior BC were covered in snow overnight making driving difficult…

Special weather statement remains in effect for high mountain passes
VIDEO: Kelowna RCMP canine unit helps end stand off with knife wielding man

VIDEO: Kelowna RCMP canine unit helps end stand off with knife wielding man

The man was arrested without injury around 3:45 p.m.

VIDEO: Kelowna RCMP canine unit helps end stand off with knife wielding man
Missing hunter found dead nearly a week after going missing near Kelowna

Missing hunter found dead nearly a week after going missing near Kelowna

Gordon Solloway, 74, was found near Hereon Lake on Oct. 2

Missing hunter found dead nearly a week after going missing near Kelowna
Canada was ranked the second best country to live and work as a millenial, according to a new index.

Canada among the top countries for millennials to live and work: survey

Canada was ranked the second best country to live and work as a millenial, according to a new index.

Canada was ranked the second best country to live and work as a millenial, according to a new index.
Gordon Solloway, 74, has been missing since Sept. 24 after he went on a short hunting trip east of Kelowna.

Search suspended for missing Kelowna hunter, 74, after exhausting all options

Gordon Solloway has been missing since Sept. 24

Gordon Solloway, 74, has been missing since Sept. 24 after he went on a short hunting trip east of Kelowna.
More than 13,000 residents were in the dark at the height of the power outage after a vehicle struck a power pole along Springfield Road this afternoon. Power has since been restore to Kelowna South. (Fortis BC map)

Power restored in Kelowna following car accident

The power outage happened around 3:30 p.m. after a car struck a power pole on Springfield Road.

More than 13,000 residents were in the dark at the height of the power outage after a vehicle struck a power pole along Springfield Road this afternoon. Power has since been restore to Kelowna South. (Fortis BC map)
Helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft have been brought in to help search teams find Gordon Solloway, 74, who has been missing since Sept. 27. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)

Okanagan search and rescue continues for overdue hunter

Gordon Solloway, 74, has been missing since Thursday

Helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft have been brought in to help search teams find Gordon Solloway, 74, who has been missing since Sept. 27. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)
Big White woke up to several centimetres of snow on the ground on Friday morning with more snow forecasted this weekend. (Big White webcam)

Big White expected to get more than 10 cm of snow this weekend

Ski resorts throughout the Okanagan and Kootenays are expected to lots of snow

Big White woke up to several centimetres of snow on the ground on Friday morning with more snow forecasted this weekend. (Big White webcam)
A significant amount of snow has already fall on the Okanagan Connector near the Elkhart Lake Road exit. (DriveBC)

Multi-vehicle rollover reported on Okanagan Connector

Reports indicate the accident happened near Glenmore Brenda Road

A significant amount of snow has already fall on the Okanagan Connector near the Elkhart Lake Road exit. (DriveBC)
A B.C. highway alert is in effect for high mountain roads.

Special weather statement in effect for interior B.C.

High mountain passes will likely see a significant amount of snow this weekend

A B.C. highway alert is in effect for high mountain roads.
UPDATE: Power slowly being restored to Vernon residents

UPDATE: Power slowly being restored to Vernon residents

2,100 residents remain without power

UPDATE: Power slowly being restored to Vernon residents