Tara Bowie

Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker with a woman she bonded with in Zambia during a three-month placement in the South African country. (Submitted)

Similkameen youth broadens her horizons on Zambia trip

Woman travelled with a group of young Indigenous leaders from across the country

Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker with a woman she bonded with in Zambia during a three-month placement in the South African country. (Submitted)
A cup full of mosquito larva collected from standing water near Oliver. (Tara Bowie — Black Press)

South Okanagan – Similkameen swatting hard against mosquitos

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen is already doing mosquito control.

A cup full of mosquito larva collected from standing water near Oliver. (Tara Bowie — Black Press)
Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Penticton chocolatier

Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Penticton chocolatier

Penticton’s Accent Chocolate owners talk chocolate

Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Penticton chocolatier
Traffic was snarled Wednesday afternoon after a two vehicle collision closed a portion of Ekhardt Avenue and reduced Main Street to one lane. (Kristi Patton)

Two-vehicle collision snarls traffic in Penticton

RCMP and Penticton fire department attended the collision at the corner of Ekhardt and Main

Traffic was snarled Wednesday afternoon after a two vehicle collision closed a portion of Ekhardt Avenue and reduced Main Street to one lane. (Kristi Patton)
Many visitors to Penticton take a float down the Okanagan River Channel, but the area has more to offer, much of what will be on display at TRUE Penticton on April 27. (Western News file photo)

Travel Penticton gears up for annual trade show

TRUE Penticton takes place April 27 at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

Many visitors to Penticton take a float down the Okanagan River Channel, but the area has more to offer, much of what will be on display at TRUE Penticton on April 27. (Western News file photo)
Structure fire at mobile home park. (Tara Bowie - Penticton Western News)

Fire destroys house at mobile home park outside of Keremeos

The fire, which reportedly began around 3:15 a.m. April 10, destroyed the structure.

Structure fire at mobile home park. (Tara Bowie - Penticton Western News)
Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating

Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating

The bridge was damaged sometime over the weekend.

Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating
The RUBBERBANDancegroup is coming to perform at Venables Theatre in the South Okanagan. (Submitted)

Montreal dance troupe to perform in Oliver

Group brings together their unique stylings of breakdance, classical ballet and dance theatre

The RUBBERBANDancegroup is coming to perform at Venables Theatre in the South Okanagan. (Submitted)
Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5

Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5

In a close vote, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted on lower fee for new bus service

Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5
Rob n’ Walker released their first music video on Youtube recently. (Submitted)

Popular Keremeos band releases first music video

Rob n’ Walker releases video for new song Until You

Rob n’ Walker released their first music video on Youtube recently. (Submitted)
Penticton group want to start own logging company to preserve Carmi area

Penticton group want to start own logging company to preserve Carmi area

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen will provide a support letter for a Carmi community forest

Penticton group want to start own logging company to preserve Carmi area
Keremeos council supported a retail cannabis business application but suggested hours be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                (File photo)

Keremeos council gives green light for cannabis retail store

Council gives support for a cannabis retail store on Highway 3 within Keremeos downtown

Keremeos council supported a retail cannabis business application but suggested hours be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                (File photo)
Bethany Handfield is the new Penticton Arts Council administrator. (Photo submitted)

New face for Penticton Arts Council

Bethany Handfield has taken on the role of administrator for the Penticton Arts Council

Bethany Handfield is the new Penticton Arts Council administrator. (Photo submitted)
Tickleberry’s Ice Cream Shop in Okanagan Falls.

Foodie Friday: The scoop on Okanagan Fall’s Tickleberry’s ice cream

We talk to Tickleberry owner Kelsey Hoy and ask the hard questions about the ice cream biz

Tickleberry’s Ice Cream Shop in Okanagan Falls.
RCMP execute search warrant for weapons in Olalla

RCMP execute search warrant for weapons in Olalla

A portion of Highway 3A closed as investigation ongoing, traffic detoured through Olalla

RCMP execute search warrant for weapons in Olalla
New owners for Penticton’s Joy Road Catering

New owners for Penticton’s Joy Road Catering

Founders of the Okanagan’s leading boutique catering company will stay on for a year.

New owners for Penticton’s Joy Road Catering
Keremeos Citizens on Patrol looking for ‘new blood’

Keremeos Citizens on Patrol looking for ‘new blood’

RCMP and volunteers are hoping to have the organization up and running by May 1

Keremeos Citizens on Patrol looking for ‘new blood’
Penticton RCMP where at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where a pedestrian is believed to have been struck. (Tara Bowie — Western News)

Driver punches man in alleged road rage incident in Penticton

Penticton RCMP attended the scene of what is believed to have been a road rage incident

Penticton RCMP where at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where a pedestrian is believed to have been struck. (Tara Bowie — Western News)
Family was everything to young woman who died in collision near Keremeos

Family was everything to young woman who died in collision near Keremeos

Alanna Dunn, 27, died in a collision with a transport trailer early Friday morning.

Family was everything to young woman who died in collision near Keremeos
Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash

Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash

Friends hope to raise $10,000 to help the Keremeos family during this difficult time

Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash