Penticton News Staff

Former Penticton Pinnacle Marisa Mendonca, left, played against her former team on Aug. 18 in an exhibition match with the Thompson River University Wolfpack. Mendonca is entering her last season with the Wolfpack this fall. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Former Penticton Pinnacles player looking to the future

Marisa Mendonca will play her last season with the TRU WolfPack this fall

Former Penticton Pinnacle Marisa Mendonca, left, played against her former team on Aug. 18 in an exhibition match with the Thompson River University Wolfpack. Mendonca is entering her last season with the Wolfpack this fall. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Joe Arneil’s “Nothing Fancy” Caesar, finished and ready for the judges. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: What makes a winning Caesar?

Three local bartenders competed to make the best Caesar in Penticton

Joe Arneil’s “Nothing Fancy” Caesar, finished and ready for the judges. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Karen and Doug McPherson are retiring after 35 years of running Grant King Menswear in downtown Penticton. The store will be closing later this fall after more than 80 years of service. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton business icon closing doors after 80 years

The owners of Grant King Menswear are retiring after 35 years

Karen and Doug McPherson are retiring after 35 years of running Grant King Menswear in downtown Penticton. The store will be closing later this fall after more than 80 years of service. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Okanagan Art Gallery presents Our Town exhibition

Okanagan Art Gallery presents Our Town exhibition

The Osoyoos gallery celebrates the town as seen through the eyes of local artists.

Okanagan Art Gallery presents Our Town exhibition
The Perseid meteor shower is one of Mother Nature’s more spectacular, and regular, light shows. (Stock photos)

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Meteor Shower Monday night viewing party

The DRAO will be hosting a Perseid Meteor Shower viewing party

The Perseid meteor shower is one of Mother Nature’s more spectacular, and regular, light shows. (Stock photos)
Miss Penticton crowns 2019-2020 royalty

Miss Penticton crowns 2019-2020 royalty

The Queen and Princesses will ride in the Peach Festival Grand Parade

Miss Penticton crowns 2019-2020 royalty

Skaha Lake Ultra Swim ready to raise money for Kidney Foundation today

This is the second year that the race has partnered with the June Kidney Walk

Chill’n 4 Summer takes place on Aug. 8 offering guests a chance to shop, taste and savour Downtown Penticton and a chance to win backstage passes to meet Emerson Drive and an opportunity to win a $500 downtown shopping spree. (Submitted)

Shop, sip and savour in conjunction with Penticton Peach Festival

Downtown Penticton Association delivering new event

Chill’n 4 Summer takes place on Aug. 8 offering guests a chance to shop, taste and savour Downtown Penticton and a chance to win backstage passes to meet Emerson Drive and an opportunity to win a $500 downtown shopping spree. (Submitted)
Paul Corbett hopes that community get-togethers like the beach party he held on Aug. 2 can help bring together the community, and that the community change its approach to crime in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Video: Group targets bringing together Penticton to prevent crime

Get-togethers and a new app, Lightcatch, are some tools to use

Paul Corbett hopes that community get-togethers like the beach party he held on Aug. 2 can help bring together the community, and that the community change its approach to crime in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
Snowbirds teaser for Penticton Peach Festival

Snowbirds teaser for Penticton Peach Festival

The Snowbirds arrived in Penticton Monday afternoon and did a couple of passes over the city

Snowbirds teaser for Penticton Peach Festival
Youth volunteer Finn Pihl (left), and runner up Nicholas Reitsma with sponsor Joni Metherell at the Community Leader Awards Monday, Oct. 23. - Credit: Kevin Parnell/Capital News

Honouring Penticton’s community leaders

Know a community leader that should be recognized?

Youth volunteer Finn Pihl (left), and runner up Nicholas Reitsma with sponsor Joni Metherell at the Community Leader Awards Monday, Oct. 23. - Credit: Kevin Parnell/Capital News
Members of the International Studebaker Club, along with friends and family, held a parade in Colin Van Blerk’s honour to celebrate his birthday. The parade went down the street he lives on. (Submitted)

Birthday bash and parade for South Okanagan volunteer

Colin Van Blerk celebrated his 80th birthday with a parade

Members of the International Studebaker Club, along with friends and family, held a parade in Colin Van Blerk’s honour to celebrate his birthday. The parade went down the street he lives on. (Submitted)
Former MP Stockwell Day came back to Penticton to give a speech in support of Helena Konanz, who is running for one of the districts that was formed out of the one Day used to represent. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Video: Conservative candidate gears up for South Okanagan – West Kootenay campaign

The Conservative Party candidate received a boost with a speech from former MP Stockwell Day

Former MP Stockwell Day came back to Penticton to give a speech in support of Helena Konanz, who is running for one of the districts that was formed out of the one Day used to represent. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
South Okanagan woman seeks owner of mystery dress

South Okanagan woman seeks owner of mystery dress

The dress was found in her front yard in Oliver on Monday morning

South Okanagan woman seeks owner of mystery dress
Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)

Pickleball tournament in Penticton supports cardiology department

Tournament held July 27 Penticton Seniors Centre on South Main

Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)
Penticton squad knocked out of PCSL playoff running

Penticton squad knocked out of PCSL playoff running

The Pinnacles missed a chance to go to the Premier Division playoffs, losing 3-1 to Surrey United.

Penticton squad knocked out of PCSL playoff running
Practice makes perfect for Penticton’s Peach Classic triathlon winner

Practice makes perfect for Penticton’s Peach Classic triathlon winner

Over 300 triathletes competed in the 36th edition of the Peach City Classic Triathlon Sunday.

Practice makes perfect for Penticton’s Peach Classic triathlon winner
Holden Berrisford of Summerland is first out of the water in the sprint event and went on to place 18th overall and third in his age category in the annual Peach City Classic triathlon Sunday in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Kelowna athletes take top spots in Peach Classic triathlon

Over 300 triathletes competed in the 36th edition of the Peach City Classic Triathlon Sunday.

Holden Berrisford of Summerland is first out of the water in the sprint event and went on to place 18th overall and third in his age category in the annual Peach City Classic triathlon Sunday in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in Penticton

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night

Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night

From 6 until 7 p.m. you can meet the drivers and get a close up look at the trucks

Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night