Penticton News Staff

Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Bucking bulls return to Okanagan raceway Sunday

Bull Riders Canada returns to the South Okanagan with some of the top riders in Canada

Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Penticton runners take some top spots in Peach City RunFest

Penticton runners take some top spots in Peach City RunFest

Both the top male and female half-marathon winners were from Penticton

Penticton runners take some top spots in Peach City RunFest
Former Greyhound employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

Former Greyhound employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

Drivers, depot agents and dispatchers from Western Canada gathered in Penticton to say goodbye.

Former Greyhound employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell
Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Skaha Marina has new owners, a new plan, and a new attitude

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina
Teams from across Alberta and B.C. competed at the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival held on Skaha Lake in 2018. It is one of the largest festival’s in the province. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Penticton Dragon Boat offers free try-outs

May 18 and June 1 the Come Try Dragon Boat sessions start at 11.

Teams from across Alberta and B.C. competed at the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival held on Skaha Lake in 2018. It is one of the largest festival’s in the province. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in Penticton

Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in Penticton

Pics and Sticks charity hockey event includes a hockey game and round of golf all for charity

Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in Penticton
The top half of the picture is the current base of operations for Coyote Cruises within Penticton’s Riverside Park. Operated by the Penticton Indian Band and the K’ul Group, the business wishes to secure a 20-year lease for that portion of land, rather than the five-year lease it currently has, in order to enhance the business and carry through with the renovations illustrated in the bottom half of the picture. (Submitted)

Public to have their say on Coyote Cruises proposal to City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is hosting two open houses

The top half of the picture is the current base of operations for Coyote Cruises within Penticton’s Riverside Park. Operated by the Penticton Indian Band and the K’ul Group, the business wishes to secure a 20-year lease for that portion of land, rather than the five-year lease it currently has, in order to enhance the business and carry through with the renovations illustrated in the bottom half of the picture. (Submitted)
Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year

Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year

The money raised supports community events and organizations, and buys equipment for the department.

Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year
Bruce Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Szabo Photography)

Bursary created to honour long-serving Penticton educator who died from cancer

Donations are now being accepted to the fund in hopes the first award can be handed out this June

Bruce Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Szabo Photography)
The Similkameen Garden Club saw over 1000 visitors to its annual Spring Plant Sale on May 4. (Submitted Image)

The Similkameen Garden Club Sale a hit

The annual event saw over a 1000 people come through and over $700 raised

The Similkameen Garden Club saw over 1000 visitors to its annual Spring Plant Sale on May 4. (Submitted Image)
Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)

Man facing 10 charges in Princeton armed kidnapping makes court appearance

Afshin Maleki Ighani is facing a variety of firearms and assault charges

Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)
The Oliver RCMP will not release the name of the man found in burned Ford pick-up truck, states latest release. (Black Press file photo)

Oliver RCMP not releasing name of man found in burned truck

Police say they have ruled out criminality

The Oliver RCMP will not release the name of the man found in burned Ford pick-up truck, states latest release. (Black Press file photo)
Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)

May the 4th be rolling with you in Penticton

The South Okanagan Roller Derby is holding a friendly mash-up scrimmage on May 4th.

Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)
The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local campaign returns in May

The month long campaign celebrates and encourages residents to buy local

The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)
Penticton City Hall. (Google Maps image)

Penticton students to get a live lesson in municipal politics

The school-based meeting, on May 7, is being held in an effort to engage youth

Penticton City Hall. (Google Maps image)
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion features a group of talented musicians, including Canadian Country Music Association award winners. They will be performing at the Penticton Peach Festival on Tim Hortons country night as the opening act for Emerson Drive on Aug. 8. (Submitted)

Rising country stars to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion opens for Emerson Drive on PeachFest country night

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion features a group of talented musicians, including Canadian Country Music Association award winners. They will be performing at the Penticton Peach Festival on Tim Hortons country night as the opening act for Emerson Drive on Aug. 8. (Submitted)
HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCEMENT                                Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, announces a new initiative to improve access to team-based primary care in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The new initiative will serve Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls, with other communities in the region to be added later.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Province to bolster number of doctors and medical services in the South Okanagan

Expect six new GPs, five new nurse practitioners and 11 additional health-care professionals.

HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCEMENT                                Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, announces a new initiative to improve access to team-based primary care in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The new initiative will serve Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls, with other communities in the region to be added later.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

The group is re-uniting for a special headliner performance at the Penticton Peach Festival

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)
Connie Sahlmark and Duffy Baker are disqualified from running in the next municipal election. (Submitted photos)

Two disqualified from running in next Penticton election

Both failed to pay penalty for filing late disclosure statements

Connie Sahlmark and Duffy Baker are disqualified from running in the next municipal election. (Submitted photos)