Steve Kidd

Penticton council approvals external review of their pay

Penticton council approvals external review of their pay

New task force expected to report back in March

Penticton council approvals external review of their pay
Penticton city council has reversed direction on excluding cannabis stores from the city’s downtown core. File photo

Penticton city council throws out cannabis exclusion zone

Retail cannabis to be allowed on Main and Front Streets

Penticton city council has reversed direction on excluding cannabis stores from the city’s downtown core. File photo
RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and city bylaw officers were on scene in the 200-block of Main Street earlier Monday afternoon. Police were talking to bystanders while paramedics helped a main with a bloodied face. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton not an unsafe city, according to RCMP superintendent

RCMP superintendent says statistics are misleading

RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and city bylaw officers were on scene in the 200-block of Main Street earlier Monday afternoon. Police were talking to bystanders while paramedics helped a main with a bloodied face. Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton’s winter solstice celebration may not be as colourful as the Scandinavian Santa Lucia Festival, but both share a bond of celebrating the return of light. Photo by Claudia Gründer

Penticton’s stone circle standing the test of time

Celebrate the winter solstice at Penhenge

Penticton’s winter solstice celebration may not be as colourful as the Scandinavian Santa Lucia Festival, but both share a bond of celebrating the return of light. Photo by Claudia Gründer
How much should city council be paid?

How much should city council be paid?

External review of Penticton city council pay being recommended

How much should city council be paid?
Council votes to take action on problem property

Council votes to take action on problem property

Mobile home was damaged in Aug. 15 fire

Council votes to take action on problem property
Chris Millin of Saint-Germain Café and Isaac Gilbert of Peach Gravy have teamed up to offer a night of art, music and storytelling at the café.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Postcard art and stories from between the lakes

Art, music and storytelling in Penticton on the darkest night of the year

Chris Millin of Saint-Germain Café and Isaac Gilbert of Peach Gravy have teamed up to offer a night of art, music and storytelling at the café.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
Both drivers escaped with minor injuries after a collision on Government Street Friday evening. Skylar Noe-Vack photo

Collision closes Penticton intersection temporarily

Drivers escape with minor injuries

Both drivers escaped with minor injuries after a collision on Government Street Friday evening. Skylar Noe-Vack photo
Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6

Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6

B.C. making major changes to early childhood development funding

Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6
Penticton Legion members voted this week to start work on a move to the former Anavets Club location.                                 Google Street view photo

Penticton Legion begins process of relocating

Penticton Legion moving to new location

Penticton Legion members voted this week to start work on a move to the former Anavets Club location.                                 Google Street view photo
Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales

Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales

Christmas concert features three classic Christmas stories

Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales
After being delayed by floods and fires, Penticton’s utility rate review committee is getting ready to back to examining what the community pays for water, electricity and other utilities. File photo

Utility Rate Review ready to get back on track

Review of Penticton’s utility charges interrupted by floods and fires

After being delayed by floods and fires, Penticton’s utility rate review committee is getting ready to back to examining what the community pays for water, electricity and other utilities. File photo
Mayor John Vassilaki questioned spending money on a project at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre that has been delayed since 2011.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

City council approves $4.7 million in 2019 spending

Penticton budget talks won’t start before January

Mayor John Vassilaki questioned spending money on a project at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre that has been delayed since 2011.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
Dave and Viv Lieskovsky, along with their daughter Heather, craft their V2A home ornaments by hand as a Christmas fundraiser to help the homeless. This year, they’ve switched to making them out clay.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News

Homes for the Homeless ornaments return

Annual Penticton fundraiser lends a helping hand through the holidays

Dave and Viv Lieskovsky, along with their daughter Heather, craft their V2A home ornaments by hand as a Christmas fundraiser to help the homeless. This year, they’ve switched to making them out clay.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News
Chef Chris Garvey, Penticton Secondary Culinary Arts instructor, shows off the Souperbowl trophy he was awarded by Soupateria director Don Magill recently. Photo courtesy Gracey Cowles

Souperbowl trophy awarded for 2018

Culinary instructor beats out two former students to win title

Chef Chris Garvey, Penticton Secondary Culinary Arts instructor, shows off the Souperbowl trophy he was awarded by Soupateria director Don Magill recently. Photo courtesy Gracey Cowles
Massimo Rizzo in action last season for the Vees. Along with David Silye and Mason Snell, Rizzo has been named to the 2018 Team Canada West roster. Western News file photo

Three Vees named to Team Canada West

Team Canada West roster named for WJAC

Massimo Rizzo in action last season for the Vees. Along with David Silye and Mason Snell, Rizzo has been named to the 2018 Team Canada West roster. Western News file photo
The final Greyhound bus left the Penticton depot on Oct. 31. The city has now decided to purchase the land and convert it to a parking lot, at least temporarily.

City of Penticton adds to land holdings

Council approves purchase of former bus depot

The final Greyhound bus left the Penticton depot on Oct. 31. The city has now decided to purchase the land and convert it to a parking lot, at least temporarily.
Yosef Hecht, son of Rabbi Shmuly Hecht, lights one of the Menorah candles during a previous Chanukah celebration in Penticton. Steve Kidd/Western News

Chanukah at the Cannery tonight

Celebration honours local baker

Yosef Hecht, son of Rabbi Shmuly Hecht, lights one of the Menorah candles during a previous Chanukah celebration in Penticton. Steve Kidd/Western News
Coun. Jake Kimberley was the only member of Penticton city council to speak out in favour of banning retail cannabis stores from the downtown core. The policy comes before council for a vote Dec. 4. Steve Kidd/Western News

Cannabis policy gets council endorsement

Public will have chance for input on Dec. 18

Coun. Jake Kimberley was the only member of Penticton city council to speak out in favour of banning retail cannabis stores from the downtown core. The policy comes before council for a vote Dec. 4. Steve Kidd/Western News
Student organizers Matthew MacDonald and Katie Foreman are ready for the Toys for Tots to Teens breakfast, which starts at 7 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Penticton Secondary.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News

Toys for Tots to Teens set to warm hearts

Annual toy drive takes place Dec. 6 at Penticton Secondary

Student organizers Matthew MacDonald and Katie Foreman are ready for the Toys for Tots to Teens breakfast, which starts at 7 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Penticton Secondary.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News