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Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

David Mai shooting another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Penticton climber’s documentary showcases Skaha Bluffs and all its beauty

David Mai’s documentary highlights climbing in the Okanagan and beyond

Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)

Denim on the Diamond returns to Kelowna in the fall

The event will be held on Oct. 2 at King’s Stadium in downtown Kelowna

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)

Penticton to close city hall parking lot for ice rink construction

The city is taking the opportunity to redesign the parking lot

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)
Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)

Hope Blooms in pottery exhibition at Penticton’s Leir House

The Penticton Potters’ Guild and Penticton Arts Council are presenting the showcase

Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)
Headstones will be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)

Saints and Sinners Tour coming to Penticton this fall

Headstones, Moist, Sloan and The Tea Party coming to SOEC in November

Headstones will be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)
The Penticton Library reopened Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 after a five month closure due to coronavirus. (Google maps photo)

Teen Summer Takeover of Penticton Library kicks off in July

The grand prizes are passes to Meeples and Milkshakes in Penticton

The Penticton Library reopened Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 after a five month closure due to coronavirus. (Google maps photo)
Left to Right: Penticton Art Gallery’s Carla O’Bee with summer students Rebecca Britton and Isabelle Burnip-Gerhardt with the newly installed Togetherness mural created by kids who participated in the Ha Ha Ha Kidz Fest this month. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Giant mural of ‘togetherness’ celebrates Penticton’s Ha Ha Ha Kidzfest

Students from Summerland to Oliver painted tiles for the mural outside Penticton Art Gallery

Left to Right: Penticton Art Gallery’s Carla O’Bee with summer students Rebecca Britton and Isabelle Burnip-Gerhardt with the newly installed Togetherness mural created by kids who participated in the Ha Ha Ha Kidz Fest this month. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)

Okanagan wildfires spark artist’s exhibit in Vernon

Penticton’s Mount Christie blaze featured in paintings and sculptures at Caetani Centre

Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)
The Eyes of the Tigers on the 2021 Beer Run on June 19. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Beer Runners take trip around local beaches and brews

Over 160 people signed up to come back after the 2020 run was cancelled

The Eyes of the Tigers on the 2021 Beer Run on June 19. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)

Jann Arden coming to Penticton in 2022

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Penticton on Saturday, Nov. 13 and Vernon Sunday, Nov. 14, making up for shows cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Canadian music icon making good on Okanagan shows

Colin James and Blues Trio will play Penticton and Vernon in November after cancelling in 2020 due to pandemic

Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Penticton on Saturday, Nov. 13 and Vernon Sunday, Nov. 14, making up for shows cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Mini murals art project fill Penticton brewery walls

Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing partnered to support local artists

Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)
Vernon local Ryan Lazar – who specializes in 2D background design and 3D animation – is ready to start his career after a tough yet rewarding two years of studies. (Contributed)

Okanagan College students get animated at graduation

‘The pandemic has resulted in more video consumption and the animation industry is so hot right now because of it’

Vernon local Ryan Lazar – who specializes in 2D background design and 3D animation – is ready to start his career after a tough yet rewarding two years of studies. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents New Beginnings May 1, the final performance of the season. (Judy Burns photo)

Okanagan Symphony stages season finale

New Beginnings closes unusual 2021 season with music to evoke spring’s promise of hope

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents New Beginnings May 1, the final performance of the season. (Judy Burns photo)
“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Penticton-Opoly’ to hit the shelves soon

Penticton is getting its very own Monopoly-themed board game

“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)
The Penticton Speedway is undergoing significant renovations in preparation for the 2021 race season. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Major renovations get underway at Penticon Speedway

The Speedway’s new owners want to create a better fan and racing experience

The Penticton Speedway is undergoing significant renovations in preparation for the 2021 race season. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)

Province backs Armstrong MetalFest

Metal festival organizers announce support from BC Arts Council will keep them ‘on their feet’

Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)