Mark Brett

April: Shooting spree leaves four dead

Looking back at our biggest stories from each month in 2019

Dan Laramie at his “farewell to this life” party smoking a cigar and enjoying a drink surrounded by family and friends. (Tara Bowie photo)

March: Communities lose two beloved members

Looking back at our biggest stories from each month in 2019

Dan Laramie at his “farewell to this life” party smoking a cigar and enjoying a drink surrounded by family and friends. (Tara Bowie photo)
Penticton firefighters were called to a house fire on Huth Avenue early on a Sunday morning in February. (Mike Biden photo)

February: Cool closing out to winter

Looking back at our biggest stories from each month in 2019

Penticton firefighters were called to a house fire on Huth Avenue early on a Sunday morning in February. (Mike Biden photo)
Year in review - January: Year starts with murder, pot and space stories

Year in review – January: Year starts with murder, pot and space stories

Looking back at our biggest stories from each month in 2019

Year in review - January: Year starts with murder, pot and space stories
Fire damages South Okanagan home

Fire damages South Okanagan home

The Oliver Fire Department was call to Nk’mip Vineyard Road Monday afternoon for a house fire

Fire damages South Okanagan home
Pink unicorn turns some heads in the South Okanagan

Pink unicorn turns some heads in the South Okanagan

An Alberta visitor decided to dress up as a pink unicorn during a recent visit to Penticton

Pink unicorn turns some heads in the South Okanagan
BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating a Facebook posting reporting the alleged killing of black bear cub in the Beaverdell-Carmi region, northeast of Penticton. (File)

Investigation launched in reported poaching of black bear cub near Beaverdell

BC Conservation Officer Service investigating alleged killing of cub in Beaverdell-Carmi region

BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating a Facebook posting reporting the alleged killing of black bear cub in the Beaverdell-Carmi region, northeast of Penticton. (File)
Mazacote bringing their Latin sounds to the South Okanagan New Year’s Eve

Mazacote bringing their Latin sounds to the South Okanagan New Year’s Eve

The hard-hitting Canadian band Mazacote is coming to the Penticton Lakeside Resort New Year’s Eve.

Mazacote bringing their Latin sounds to the South Okanagan New Year’s Eve
Life is a fragile commodity in the current South Okanagan opioid epidemic

Life is a fragile commodity in the current South Okanagan opioid epidemic

Deaths in relation to the current opioid crisis are becoming a part…

Life is a fragile commodity in the current South Okanagan opioid epidemic
Over the top for South Okanagan Tots for Tots to Teens

Over the top for South Okanagan Tots for Tots to Teens

Over 1,000 people came through the doors of Pen High to donate to Toys for Tots to Teens

Over the top for South Okanagan Tots for Tots to Teens
Third Discovery House location announced for South Okanagan

Third Discovery House location announced for South Okanagan

Discovery House men’s recovery centre announces a third Penticton location

Third Discovery House location announced for South Okanagan
B.C. woman in wheelchair sues Air Canada after staff lift her into seat without consent

B.C. woman in wheelchair sues Air Canada after staff lift her into seat without consent

Bonnie Hayes alleges Air Canada employees lifted her out of a wheelchair without her consent

B.C. woman in wheelchair sues Air Canada after staff lift her into seat without consent
Weight on the list for Team West

Weight on the list for Team West

Vees forward named to Team West roster for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game

Weight on the list for Team West
South Okanagan dealership helping out the Salvation Army Food Bank

South Okanagan dealership helping out the Salvation Army Food Bank

Parker’s Chrysler held a fund and food raising campaign in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank

South Okanagan dealership helping out the Salvation Army Food Bank
ZZ Top and Cheap Trick coming to the South Okanagan

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick coming to the South Okanagan

ZZ Top returns to the South Okanagan Events Centre in May 2020 along with Cheap Trick

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick coming to the South Okanagan
Award-winning musical coming to the South Okanagan

Award-winning musical coming to the South Okanagan

The hit musical Chicago is coming to Penticton for two shows next March

Award-winning musical coming to the South Okanagan
Claire Taylor of the Pen High leadership program snuggles up with one of the donated gifts. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Gallery: South Okanagan toy drive a hit again this year

Pen High was the site of the annual Toys for Tots to Teens event against this year

Claire Taylor of the Pen High leadership program snuggles up with one of the donated gifts. (Mark Brett - Western News)
South Okanagan recovery centre hosting Christmas light up and open house

South Okanagan recovery centre hosting Christmas light up and open house

Discovery House is hosting its annual Shed the Light on Addiction campaign and open house Satuday

South Okanagan recovery centre hosting Christmas light up and open house
Toys for Tots to Teens at South Okanagan secondary school

Toys for Tots to Teens at South Okanagan secondary school

For the second year Pen High is hosting the annual Toys for Tots to Teens

Toys for Tots to Teens at South Okanagan secondary school
South Okanagan Cycling Without Age chapter tops in North America

South Okanagan Cycling Without Age chapter tops in North America

The Penticton chapter of Cycling with Age provides more rides than others in North America.

South Okanagan Cycling Without Age chapter tops in North America