Penticton rink at the Ashley HomeStore Classic

Penticton rink at the Ashley HomeStore Classic
Nathan Small takes a minute before the next shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)Nathan Small takes a minute before the next shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep this rock into the house. (Mark Brett - Western News)Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep this rock into the house. (Mark Brett - Western News)
John Slattery looks ahead on this shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)John Slattery looks ahead on this shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s rink, left to right, Matt Tolley, John Slattery and Nathan Small talk strategy. (Mark Brett - Western News)Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s rink, left to right, Matt Tolley, John Slattery and Nathan Small talk strategy. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Brad Wood keeps his eye on the target. (Mark Brett - Western News)Brad Wood keeps his eye on the target. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton skip Brad Wood delivers a rock with third Nathan Small in attendance. (Mark Brett - Western News)Penticton skip Brad Wood delivers a rock with third Nathan Small in attendance. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Skip Brad Wood of Penticton hollers instructions to teammates during the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic at the Penticton Curling Club Friday. (Mark Brett - Western News)Skip Brad Wood of Penticton hollers instructions to teammates during the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic at the Penticton Curling Club Friday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton skip Brad Wood makes his way to the other end of the ice. (Mark Brett - Western News)Penticton skip Brad Wood makes his way to the other end of the ice. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Action in the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic tournament at the Penticton Curling Club.

Brad Wood’s rink of Penticton lost an 8-1 decision to the Brad Gushue rink of St. John’s Nfld.

Action runs through Monday with an international roster of competitors vying over $80,000 in prize money

Just Posted

The proposed design of the five-storey building on Front Street. (City of Penticton)
Five-storey building proposed for Penticton’s Front Street

It will be the second time the proposal will head to council

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from St. Eugene’s residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

RCMP thanked the public for assistance in finding Benjamin Archie, last seen in Princeton. (RCMP)
Missing Chilliwack man found safe and sound

The 80-year-old had walked away from his home in Chilliwack

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
Naramata community in shock as condolences pour in for homicide victim Kathy Richardson

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

Princeton GSAR responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2020 the crew was called out 34 times, and members spent 721 hours on calls, and 683 hours training. Photo Princeton GSAR Facebook
Teen missing in Manning Park found after 24 hours

Young man spends night on mountain and survives with just a few scrapes

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

18-year-old skier Logan Leach follows his guide, Julien Petit, down an alpine track. The Lumby athlete who is visually impaired has been named to Alpine Canada’s Ski Team ahead of the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Contributed)
North Okanagan teen named to national Para-Alpine ski team

18-year-old Logan Leach officially joins Canada’s Para-Alpine roster ahead of Beijing 2022

Carina Stokes, bar manager at Enderby’s Small Axe Bistro, was recognized as one of four exceptional B.C. restaurant workers by the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Contributed)
Okanagan bar manager recognized as ‘stand-up’ B.C. restaurant worker

Small Axe Roadhouse’s Carina Stokes one of four to receive special recognition from the BCRFA

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Queen Victoria statue at B.C. legislature vandalized Friday

Statue splattered with red paint by old growth forest proponents

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officer charged with assault during an arrest in 2019

The service has released no other details about the allegations

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

Most Read