Penticton News Staff

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)

Local state of emergency declared at Penticton home

Slope failure cited as city issues notice at home in 600 block of Heather Road

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)
A local wine and some roses are just one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, are you ready?

Here are some ideas for gifts and plans for this year.

A local wine and some roses are just one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
a two-vehicle crash took place in the intersection of Martin Street and Nanaimo Avenue early Saturday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips - Western New)

One person taken to hospital after Penticton car crash

Crash occurred at Martin Street and Nanaimo Avenue on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

a two-vehicle crash took place in the intersection of Martin Street and Nanaimo Avenue early Saturday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips - Western New)
Martin Briere was last seen on Nov 24 in the Keremeos area. (RCMP Photo)

Missing Keremeos man found safe by RCMP

Martin Briere had last been seen in Keremeos on Nov 24.

Martin Briere was last seen on Nov 24 in the Keremeos area. (RCMP Photo)
Santa Rec Runners brave the cold

Santa Rec Runners brave the cold

Close to 100 runners made their way down the lakeshore on Saturday.

Santa Rec Runners brave the cold
Vees take back-to-back wins against Merritt Centennials

Vees take back-to-back wins against Merritt Centennials

Penticton picked up a 4-1 win on Friday and 5-0 win at home on Saturday to break a losing streak.

Vees take back-to-back wins against Merritt Centennials
Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Keeler

Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Keeler

Chelsea Keeler, 16, is a swimmer with the KISU Swim Club.

Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Keeler
Residents rescued from under-construction home

Residents rescued from under-construction home

The Penticton Fire Department used their ladder truck to rescue the homeowners from the roof.

Residents rescued from under-construction home
The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan fire brigade receives $5,000 donation for equipment

Princeton’s China Creek Internet made the donation to the Apex Fire Brigade earlier this month.

The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Western News file photo)
Jack Godwin, playing up a storm on his steel guitar with the Kettle Valley Brakemen. (Western News file photo)

Kettle Valley Brakemen featured in Penticton: A Short History

Book will be available Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Cherry Lane

Jack Godwin, playing up a storm on his steel guitar with the Kettle Valley Brakemen. (Western News file photo)
Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: Hello Santa! Art Walk says hello to big crowds

17 galleries and studios opened their doors last night to the public

Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to the Cannery Brewing on Dec. 5 with a grab bag of people speaking. (Submitted File Photo)

Pecha Kucha returns to Cannery Brewing to Move It on Dec. 5

Speakers for the upcoming show haven’t been announced yet.

The Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to the Cannery Brewing on Dec. 5 with a grab bag of people speaking. (Submitted File Photo)
High Radon levels have been linked to lung cancer, and can build up in homes over time. Take On Radon aims to increase awareness of the risks. (CKristiansen/Wikimedia Commons)

Summerland takes the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge

Take on Radon and the Summerland Healthy Community Initiative are partnering on the campaign.

High Radon levels have been linked to lung cancer, and can build up in homes over time. Take On Radon aims to increase awareness of the risks. (CKristiansen/Wikimedia Commons)
Vees take 6-3 win against rival Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Vees take 6-3 win against rival Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Vees’ Jay O’Brien and Lukas Sillinger both had multiple-point games.

Vees take 6-3 win against rival Salmon Arm Silverbacks
40th Annual Share-a-Smile Telethon this weekend

40th Annual Share-a-Smile Telethon this weekend

The OSNS’s annual fundraiser returns to Cherry Lane Nov. 17 from noon until 5 p.m.

40th Annual Share-a-Smile Telethon this weekend
Photos: Lest We Forget

Photos: Lest We Forget

Today, Penticton remembers those who fought for our country and way of life.

Photos: Lest We Forget
Sven Tjelta, chairman of the board of Empire Hydrogen, stands next to the company’s fuel enhancement system. Tjelta will be visiting the Okanagan in November, starting with a stop in Oliver on Nov. 20. (Submitted Image)

Empire Hydrogen bringing pollution-reducing fuel system on Okanagan tour

The company will be running information sessions starting on Nov. 20.

Sven Tjelta, chairman of the board of Empire Hydrogen, stands next to the company’s fuel enhancement system. Tjelta will be visiting the Okanagan in November, starting with a stop in Oliver on Nov. 20. (Submitted Image)
KIN KITS to provide cold weather supplies to local homeless

KIN KITS to provide cold weather supplies to local homeless

The 100 kits will be distributed by local organizations and outreach groups

KIN KITS to provide cold weather supplies to local homeless
Princess Margaret Secondary School remembers

Princess Margaret Secondary School remembers

The school held its Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the hills above Penticton

Princess Margaret Secondary School remembers
Even Batman and his Batmobile made it out for the final Halloween race at the Penticton Speedway on Sunday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Video: Penticton Speedway wraps 50th season

The Halloween finale packed the stands for the last race of the year.

Even Batman and his Batmobile made it out for the final Halloween race at the Penticton Speedway on Sunday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)