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Pentiction Nissian raises money every June through their operation 100 campaign (Image from Facebook)

Penticton Nissan donates $5,200 to local charity Dragonfly Pond Family Society

The dealership raised this money through their second annual operation 100 fundraiser

Fruit like cherries were scorched by the heat dome. Parsons Farm Market in Keremeos said their cherries were hurt by the heat. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Heatwave wreaks havoc on Similkameen Valley

Fruit growers felt the heat and wineries weren’t far behind

Jeremy Welder, BGC Okanagan CEO (left) and Jarrod Stocker, BGC Okanagan Facilities and Transportation Manager (right) painted the door leading to the youth shelter at the Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna. (Submitted photo)

BGC Okanagan receives massive donation to help fight youth homelessness

The organization painted their door orange as part of Home Depot’s Orange Door Project

Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)

Burrowing Owl acquires Wild Goose Winery

Wild Goose just won best white wine in All Canadian championships

Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)
Trevor Guerard of Guerards’ Fine Furniture in downtown Penticton sits with Dianna Bright in April, 2021, a Penticton resident who made the winning bid for the two luxury recliners they are sitting on with all funds raised going to Pathways. Guerard’s Fine Furniture is one of the nominees for 2021’s Chamber Business Excellence Awards.(Submitted)

Penticton Chamber announces nominees for 2021 awards

The 34th annual Business Excellence Awards are now in the judges’ hands

Trevor Guerard of Guerards’ Fine Furniture in downtown Penticton sits with Dianna Bright in April, 2021, a Penticton resident who made the winning bid for the two luxury recliners they are sitting on with all funds raised going to Pathways. Guerard’s Fine Furniture is one of the nominees for 2021’s Chamber Business Excellence Awards.(Submitted)
Tin Whistle Brewing has come up with the Queen of Tart, made from 250 lbs. of prickly pear cactus fruit with 5 cents from each can going to Osoyoos Desert Centre. (Submitted)

Penticton brewery dedicates proceeds from new cactus sour to Osoyoos Desert Centre

Tin Whistle Brewing releases Queen of Tart, made from 250 lbs. of prickly pear fruit

Tin Whistle Brewing has come up with the Queen of Tart, made from 250 lbs. of prickly pear cactus fruit with 5 cents from each can going to Osoyoos Desert Centre. (Submitted)
Founders of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre Carmen Josay, Nicky Havers and Dr. Marcy Craddock. The clinic will hold its soft opening July 5, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

New cosmetic clinic brings unique, holistic approach to aesthetic treatment to Penticton

Women of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre want to become your personal, life-long beauty experts

Founders of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre Carmen Josay, Nicky Havers and Dr. Marcy Craddock. The clinic will hold its soft opening July 5, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer six flights a week to Vancouver and WestJet will provide six flights a week, with direct flights to Calgary and Edmonton. (Submitted)

Penticton Airport’s summer schedule is ready for takeoff

Additional flights start this weekend to address pent up demand of travellers

Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer six flights a week to Vancouver and WestJet will provide six flights a week, with direct flights to Calgary and Edmonton. (Submitted)
(Monique Tamminga/Western News)

From morning shows to morning showers: Penticton radio host takes over popular soap shop

Kyle Stewart, formerly of 97.1 Sun FM, can now be found in a much different business in Penticton

(Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Spiritleaf, Penticton’s first cannabis retailer opened in 2019. (Western News File)

Penticton expands cannabis store hours to match liquor stores

Cannabis stores are now allowed to operate until 11 p.m. in Penticton

Spiritleaf, Penticton’s first cannabis retailer opened in 2019. (Western News File)
Owner Daren McWhinney is really excited about the new location of Angry Vegan which just opened up at 536 Main Street. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s Main Street turns into foodie heaven

Angry Vegan, Wild Ginger, Twisted Chopsticks and Gratify recently opened

Owner Daren McWhinney is really excited about the new location of Angry Vegan which just opened up at 536 Main Street. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president Jonathan McGraw helped kick off its 34th business excellence awards celebrations at a launch event held Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Kick off to the Penticton Chamber business excellence awards

Plan is to host the gala in person this year on Oct. 2

Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president Jonathan McGraw helped kick off its 34th business excellence awards celebrations at a launch event held Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort welcomes new restaurant

After months of renovations, Nineteen05 Kitchen Raw Bar opens with international-inspired menu

Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)
Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)
Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)
Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)

South Okanagan restaurants celebrate back to indoor dining, scramble to re-hire

Tuesday’s announcement that indoor dining could resume was needed good news, say owners

Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)
Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)

PHOTOS: Rare 1940s searchlight touches the sky in Penticton

Here’s the story behind what was lighting up the skies of Penticton last night

Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)
The Wienery owners Tahanee Adams and Campbell Kearns are parking their food truck to open up a restaurant with three patios at the Barefoot Resort in Skaha. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Gourmet hot dogs by the beach can now be had in Penticton

The Wienery, known for their food truck, opens at Barefoot Resort at Skaha Lake

The Wienery owners Tahanee Adams and Campbell Kearns are parking their food truck to open up a restaurant with three patios at the Barefoot Resort in Skaha. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)

Kelowna and Penticton oil recycling facilities get upgrades

The BC Used Oil Management Association provided grant funding for the upgrades

The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)
Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)

Penticton’s original brewery goes eco-friendly under new ownership

Tin Whistle Brewing is now one of the first certified carbon neutral breweries in B.C.

Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)