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A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)

PACE looking for partner for mattress recycling grant

The grant would go towards making it easier to breaking down pocket coil mattresses

A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)
A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)
A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)
Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers are being hired and will be visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. (City of Penticton photo)

New Penticton Community Safety Officers will focus on social issues

Once bylaw services is at full staff they will operate 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers are being hired and will be visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. (City of Penticton photo)
Interior Health’s South Okanagan executive director of clinical operations, Carl Meadows, says he, alongside staff at the Penticton Regional Hospital, are ready for COVID-19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Kelowna teacher suing Penticton surgeon over alleged ‘negligent’ operation

Lawsuit alleges ureter severed during operation resulted in many subsequent surgeries and suffering

Interior Health’s South Okanagan executive director of clinical operations, Carl Meadows, says he, alongside staff at the Penticton Regional Hospital, are ready for COVID-19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Highway 3 east of Hope and Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)

Highway 3 closed temporarily from Hope to Manning for avalanche control

Highway 1 closed from Yale to Boston Bar, waiting on Tuesday’s possible atmospheric event

Highway 3 east of Hope and Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)
This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)

Fully loaded semi trailer makes dangerous pass in Oliver

Dash cam video shows the truck crossing the solid line to pass during icy dark conditions

This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)
Doug Cox has been nominated as a snow angel after rescuing his stranded neighbour using his ATV plow and good old fashioned shovelling. (Chrissie Earl Clancy photo)

PHOTOS: Snow angels aplenty in Penticton

City wants to recognize these snow angels with chance to win $100 gift card

Doug Cox has been nominated as a snow angel after rescuing his stranded neighbour using his ATV plow and good old fashioned shovelling. (Chrissie Earl Clancy photo)
Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)

Penticton Indian Band bringing bylaw forward to address wild horses

PIB says horses seen along Highways 97 and 3A do not belong to the Band

Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)
A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man confirmed dead in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)
Steve Dahnert, 60, was riding his motorbike along Highway 33 in 2020 when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction crossed the double-solid lines and collided with him. (Contributed)

Keremeos woman pledges 5 blood donations in 2022 to honour her dad’s memory

Penticton’s Steve Dahnert, a blood donor himself, was struck and killed in a motorcycle crash outside Kelowna

Steve Dahnert, 60, was riding his motorbike along Highway 33 in 2020 when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction crossed the double-solid lines and collided with him. (Contributed)
Interior Health image

No appointment necessary for rapid COVID-19 tests in Interior Health

Limited supplies are available and reserved for at-risk individuals

Interior Health image
This picture was taken January 2021. (Western News file photo)

Penticton snow clearing crews working day and night

City hired a contractor to clear downtown core roads Thursday night

This picture was taken January 2021. (Western News file photo)
The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)
The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

2021 was busy and dangerous year for Penticton RCMP

With 3 new officers arriving, Penticton’a top cop looks to bolster prolific offender task force in 2022

Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)

Penticton Vees postpone games due to COVID-19

Four BCHL teams including Trail have all team activities paused for the next 5 days

Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)
Penticton-based poet Shane Koyczan released his poem Tomorrow on YouTube speaking a message of hope for what 2022 could bring. (Shane Koyczan photo)

VIDEO: Famed Penticton poet offers a dose of hope for 2022

Shane Koyczan releases ‘Tomorrow’ on Youtube where we should ‘stockpile hope like toilet paper’

Penticton-based poet Shane Koyczan released his poem Tomorrow on YouTube speaking a message of hope for what 2022 could bring. (Shane Koyczan photo)
The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth close to $8 million. (Google Maps)

Penticton’s most expensive property worth almost $8 million

Home values skyrocket as BC Assessment publishes updated numbers Jan. 4

The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth close to $8 million. (Google Maps)
Samantha Knight Weston Family Science program manager for Nature Conservancy Canada, says leaving your Christmas tree in your backyard over the winter can provide many benefits for backyard wildlife. (Submitted photo)

Support Summerland’s dry grad and greenly get rid of your tree until Jan. 9

The Summerland Fire Department will pick up, chip and compost your Christmas tree

Samantha Knight Weston Family Science program manager for Nature Conservancy Canada, says leaving your Christmas tree in your backyard over the winter can provide many benefits for backyard wildlife. (Submitted photo)
There is no return to school this week in B.C. as districts find ways to deal with contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19. (Princess Margaret Secondary file photo)

Reminder: No school this week

No online learning this week and return to school is Monday, Jan. 10

There is no return to school this week in B.C. as districts find ways to deal with contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19. (Princess Margaret Secondary file photo)