Penticton Staff

E Division RCMP Deputy Cmsr. Craig Callens has apologized to former White Rock city staffer Jordan Murray-Wahl, for ‘unfounded’ allegations made in 2011. — Image Credit: File Photo/RCMP Statement

West Kelowna cop involved in RCMP apology

West Kelowna’s top cop is involved in an RCMP apology – several years in the making.

E Division RCMP Deputy Cmsr. Craig Callens has apologized to former White Rock city staffer Jordan Murray-Wahl, for ‘unfounded’ allegations made in 2011. — Image Credit: File Photo/RCMP Statement
Penticton Western News editorial.

Editorial: Let’s move on from hacking scandal

It must be election time in British Columbia.

Penticton Western News editorial.
Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Zest for musical stories still powers Canadian songwriting icon as he launches 25th anniversary tour

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world
Vees home schedules wraps up with West Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Victoria

Vees home schedules wraps up with West Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Victoria

Three home games in three days has Penticton Vees goalie Mat Robson smiling.

Vees home schedules wraps up with West Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Victoria
ROCK THE BID co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham smile as Penticton won the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Tickets are available to be purchased starting Friday.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Tickets for 2018 Scotties in Penticton on sale

The country’s best women’s curling teams will be chasing a Canadian championship in Penticton.

ROCK THE BID co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham smile as Penticton won the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Tickets are available to be purchased starting Friday.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Coach headed to World Winter Games

Coach headed to World Winter Games

Ray Huson is headed to the World Winter Games for Special Olympics for the first time.

Coach headed to World Winter Games
Allison Markin is the food and libations columnist for the Penticton Western News.                                Western News file photo

Okanagan Taste: Snow and wine combine

Over the course of the winter, most area ski hills feature libations and food events.

Allison Markin is the food and libations columnist for the Penticton Western News.                                Western News file photo
RCMP costs will be increasing for at least one South Okanagan town.                                Western News file photo

Policing cost increase for South Okanagan community

Jump in population for Osoyoos means increase in policing costs.

RCMP costs will be increasing for at least one South Okanagan town.                                Western News file photo
Apex Freestyle Club piles up medals

Apex Freestyle Club piles up medals

Apex Freestyle Club (AFC) members won eight medals during Timber Tour 2 in Whistler Feb. 3 to 5.

Apex Freestyle Club piles up medals
Bantam Vees sweep Rockets to advance to OMAHA finals

Bantam Vees sweep Rockets to advance to OMAHA finals

The Penticton bantam Tier 2 Vees advanced to the OMAHA finals.

Bantam Vees sweep Rockets to advance to OMAHA finals
Mustangs advance to Valley championship

Mustangs advance to Valley championship

The Maggie Mustangs senior boys basketball team delivered in a must-win situation.…

Mustangs advance to Valley championship
Wild signs six Penticton players for B.C. ILL

Wild signs six Penticton players for B.C. ILL

The Okanagan Wild lacrosse team has filled six of its first 25 roster spots with Penticton products.

Wild signs six Penticton players for B.C. ILL
B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet breach

Premier ‘profoundly concerned’ after data of 7,500 people compromised

B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)
File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.

Driver’s charges upgraded to murder after fatal North Shuswap crash

Raymond Swann was originally charged with criminal negligence, now he faces second-degree murder.

File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.
B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

U.S. ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks

Canada’s diplomat in Washington reports good cooperation on trade so far from Trump adminstration

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B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Pre-election throne speech hints at tax cut by B.C. government

Pledge of ‘financial relief’ foreshadows changes in Feb. 21 budget

Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Win over the Wild important to Vees

Win over the Wild important to Vees

Nicholas Jones made a crazy dangle to beat Wenatchee Wild goalie Anthony Yamnitsky on a breakaway.

Win over the Wild important to Vees
Glengarry skaters get early glimpse of competition

Glengarry skaters get early glimpse of competition

Glengarry Skating Club STARskaters performed routines for one of the biggest competitions.

Glengarry skaters get early glimpse of competition
Lakers win jr. girls South Zone title

Lakers win jr. girls South Zone title

The Pen High Lakers junior girls basketball team are South Zone champs.

Lakers win jr. girls South Zone title
BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

Battles over youth in care, mental health and addiction will dominate legislature

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage