Steve Kidd

Hit and run accident leaves woman with minor injuries

Hit and run accident leaves woman with minor injuries

Penticton RCMP want to hear from witnesses and the woman who was struck

Hit and run accident leaves woman with minor injuries
Gord Bamford presents a cheque during his charity golf classic in Lacombe, Alta. Photo courtesy Gordbamfordfoundation.com

Country singer brings sports and music together for fundraiser

Local charities to benefit from Gord Bamford’s Pics & Sticks charity event

Gord Bamford presents a cheque during his charity golf classic in Lacombe, Alta. Photo courtesy Gordbamfordfoundation.com
Helen Wollf and Sue Gay, directors of the Oliver Handbell Ringers and Singers, pose at the group’s new venue, where they will be performing in mid-December. Submitted photo

Ringing in the holiday season

Oliver Handbell Ringers playing at a new venue for 2018

Helen Wollf and Sue Gay, directors of the Oliver Handbell Ringers and Singers, pose at the group’s new venue, where they will be performing in mid-December. Submitted photo
Celebrating the season in Downtown Penticton

Celebrating the season in Downtown Penticton

Guess who’s back in town?

Celebrating the season in Downtown Penticton
Vees sweep home and home series against Smoke Eaters

Vees sweep home and home series against Smoke Eaters

Saturday night win follows Friday win in Trail

Vees sweep home and home series against Smoke Eaters
The greatest number of complaints about the 2018 Penticton municipal election were about campaign signs being inappropriately placed, according to the city’s election officer. Western News file photo

Lessons learned from Penticton election

2018 civic election went well, but improvements could be made

The greatest number of complaints about the 2018 Penticton municipal election were about campaign signs being inappropriately placed, according to the city’s election officer. Western News file photo
Wills pelts Whitecap Kei Kamara with virtual snowballs in a promotional video for the B.C. Children’s Hospital christmas fundraiser.                                Submitted image

Penticton boy helping launch B.C. Children’s Hospital Christmas fundraiser

Okanagan cancer survivor stars in Whitecaps/BC Children’s Hospital promo

Wills pelts Whitecap Kei Kamara with virtual snowballs in a promotional video for the B.C. Children’s Hospital christmas fundraiser.                                Submitted image
The Penticton Curling Club is getting a provincial grant to help with their ageing ice making equipment. Western News file photo

Curling club scores grant for ice-maker revamp

Penticton Curling Club set to receive $107,000 grant

The Penticton Curling Club is getting a provincial grant to help with their ageing ice making equipment. Western News file photo
Protect Penticton Parks, which led the opposition to a commercial lease in Skaha Lake Park, is still hoping to have a plaque place to commemorate the battle. Steve Kidd/Penticton Western News

Skaha Park plaque proposal not done

Group hopes to bring proposal back to Penticton city council in December

Protect Penticton Parks, which led the opposition to a commercial lease in Skaha Lake Park, is still hoping to have a plaque place to commemorate the battle. Steve Kidd/Penticton Western News
High cost to setting up a retail cannabis store

High cost to setting up a retail cannabis store

Penticton setting annual licence fee at $5,000

High cost to setting up a retail cannabis store
A lineup of cannabis strands.                                Western News file photo

Council concerned about blocking cannabis retail from Main Street

Cannabis policy expected to be ready for Penticton city council on Dec. 4

A lineup of cannabis strands.                                Western News file photo
Residents of a Penticton mobile home park have had enough of scenes like this young running through a field. Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton neighbourhood is fed up and wants urban deer solution

Urban deer discussion back on city council agenda

Residents of a Penticton mobile home park have had enough of scenes like this young running through a field. Steve Kidd/Western News
Pro rep supporters and volunteers pose at The Peach with completed ballots ready to return. Submitted photo

South Okanagan Similkameen leading in referendum ballot returns

Pro Rep group offering Nov. 22 information session

Pro rep supporters and volunteers pose at The Peach with completed ballots ready to return. Submitted photo
Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident

Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident

Accident occurred on a back road between Green Mountain Road and Highway 3

Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident
Toys for Tots to Teens is back again this year, seeking to ensure there is a present under the tree for every child in the community. This year’s event takes place at Penticton Secondary on Dec. 6. Western News file photo

Toys for Tots brings Christmas for everyone

Penticton Secondary hosting this year’s toy drive

Toys for Tots to Teens is back again this year, seeking to ensure there is a present under the tree for every child in the community. This year’s event takes place at Penticton Secondary on Dec. 6. Western News file photo
Penticton’s royalty is hosting a Children’s Winter Carnival on Nov. 18 at the Lakeside Resort.                                 File graphic

Penticton royalty holds winter carnival

Penticton royalty hosting Children’s Winter Carnival

Penticton’s royalty is hosting a Children’s Winter Carnival on Nov. 18 at the Lakeside Resort.                                 File graphic
Commemorative plaques along the rail of the McCulloch trestle were recently vandalized and had to be removed. Image courtesy Google Maps

Vandals hit plaques on KVR Trail

Commemorative plaques smashed on McCulloch Trestle bridge

Commemorative plaques along the rail of the McCulloch trestle were recently vandalized and had to be removed. Image courtesy Google Maps
More road closures are coming for Backstreet Boulevard and Front Street from Nov. 19 to 21. Steve Kidd/Western News

Prepare for downtown road closures next week

Road closures set for Front Street and Backstreet Boulevard in Penticton

More road closures are coming for Backstreet Boulevard and Front Street from Nov. 19 to 21. Steve Kidd/Western News
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki says choosing top vote-winning councillors as RDOS appointees is an example of keeping his election promise to listen to the people. Steve Kidd/Western News

New Penticton mayor isn’t concerned about criticism

John Vassilaki says all the councillors bring experience

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki says choosing top vote-winning councillors as RDOS appointees is an example of keeping his election promise to listen to the people. Steve Kidd/Western News
Okanagan Crush Pad lighting up the night with their display at last year’s Light up the Vines. Submitted photo

Summerland wineries turn on the lights

Bottleneck Drive offers 8th annual Light up the Vines

Okanagan Crush Pad lighting up the night with their display at last year’s Light up the Vines. Submitted photo