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The Summerland Arena has been open since July 13, 2020. The municipality is also in the process of reopening other recreation facilities. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland working to reopen recreation facilities

Arena and pool are opening, but ball season will not proceed

The Summerland Arena has been open since July 13, 2020. The municipality is also in the process of reopening other recreation facilities. (Summerland Review file photo)
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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Penticton Minor Hockey Association’s July 31, 2020 registration deadline is fast approaching. Organizers say registration numbers are, so far, lower than average this year. (File photo)

Minor hockey in Penticton to hit the ice in September

The association’s July 31 registration deadline is fast approaching

Penticton Minor Hockey Association’s July 31, 2020 registration deadline is fast approaching. Organizers say registration numbers are, so far, lower than average this year. (File photo)
Penticton Vees defenceman Josh Niedermayer, younger brother of Vees forward Jackson, will particpate in Hockey Canada’s under-17 virtual development camp July 19 to 25. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees defender invited to Hockey Canada U17 camp

Josh Niedermayer will play his first full season with the Vees next season

Penticton Vees defenceman Josh Niedermayer, younger brother of Vees forward Jackson, will particpate in Hockey Canada’s under-17 virtual development camp July 19 to 25. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees traded goaltender Carl Stankowski June 23, 2020 to the Grande Prarie Storm in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane (pictured). Lane posted a 3.22 goals against average along with an .897 save percentage in 74 career games with the Storm while registering 31 victories in that span. (Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)

Penticton Vees swap goalies with Grande Prairie Storm

Vees send goaltender Carl Stankowski to Grande Prarie in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane

The Penticton Vees traded goaltender Carl Stankowski June 23, 2020 to the Grande Prarie Storm in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane (pictured). Lane posted a 3.22 goals against average along with an .897 save percentage in 74 career games with the Storm while registering 31 victories in that span. (Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)
The Penticton Vees executed an offseason trade on June 2, 2020, sending forward Jack Barnes (’00) and future considerations the Cowichan Valley Capitals (’01) in exchange for forward Luc Wilson. (Garrett James/BCHL)

Penticton Vees acquire forward Luc Wilson in trade with Cowichan Valley

Departing is 20-year-old Penticton native Jack Barnes

The Penticton Vees executed an offseason trade on June 2, 2020, sending forward Jack Barnes (’00) and future considerations the Cowichan Valley Capitals (’01) in exchange for forward Luc Wilson. (Garrett James/BCHL)
Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
In August 2019, Duncan Walters stands in the area where he planned to build a disc golf course north of the Salmon Arm airport. Work is now nearing completion. (File photo)

Shuswap disc golf course nearly finished but parking lot may slow momentum

City of Salmon Arm wants to see place to park ready before welcome sign adorns course

In August 2019, Duncan Walters stands in the area where he planned to build a disc golf course north of the Salmon Arm airport. Work is now nearing completion. (File photo)
Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)

Former Vees D-man Poolman inks NHL contract

Blueliner Colton Poolman signs with the Calgary Flames

Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees’ mascot HarVee will be competing at this year’s Okanagan Mascot Games this July at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Mascot Games returning to Penticton this July

HarVee and the Vancouver Canucks’ Fin are among the 24 mascots coming to the South Okanagan

  • Feb 24, 2020
Penticton Vees’ mascot HarVee will be competing at this year’s Okanagan Mascot Games this July at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Naude lands another podium in freestyle skiing.

Naude lands another podium in freestyle skiing.

Penticton’s Andi Naude was thrilled with her performance on the Olympic mogul course.

Naude lands another podium in freestyle skiing.
Vees host BCHL’s best Wenatchee tonight.

Vees host BCHL’s best Wenatchee tonight.

The BCHL’s top team visits the Penticton Vees tonite at the South…

Vees host BCHL’s best Wenatchee tonight.
Trail Smoke Eaters Blaine Caton and Penticton Vees Owen Sillinger go head to head in the face off circle in Wednesday’s B.C. Hockey league game in Penticton.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Bast plays hero for Vees in OT

A never quit attitude helped the Penticton Vees defeat the Trail Smoke Eaters 4-3 in overtime.

Trail Smoke Eaters Blaine Caton and Penticton Vees Owen Sillinger go head to head in the face off circle in Wednesday’s B.C. Hockey league game in Penticton.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Amy Polvere of the Penticton novice Ice Dragons looks to fire a shot on net with teammate Maddy Seddon watching. The Ice Dragons were one of three Penticton teams that played in the Surrey Superheart tournament. The games were four-on-four and played using half the ice.                                Submitted photo

Ice Dragons win Superheart female tournament

The atom Ice Dragons struck for gold in female hockey tournament.

Amy Polvere of the Penticton novice Ice Dragons looks to fire a shot on net with teammate Maddy Seddon watching. The Ice Dragons were one of three Penticton teams that played in the Surrey Superheart tournament. The games were four-on-four and played using half the ice.                                Submitted photo
ITU expected to draw more than 12,000 to Penticton

ITU expected to draw more than 12,000 to Penticton

Michael Brown said it has been a process getting ready to host the 2017 ITU world championships.

ITU expected to draw more than 12,000 to Penticton
Junior Lakers ready for playoffs

Junior Lakers ready for playoffs

The Lakers won two games in the Sweet 16 Junior Girls’ Basketball Championships at Immaculata.

Junior Lakers ready for playoffs
Okanagan Wild lacrosse fills need in area

Okanagan Wild lacrosse fills need in area

Martin Gardner said the Okanagan getting a B.C.ILL team was needed.

Okanagan Wild lacrosse fills need in area
Jake Stokker of the Pen High Lakers soars to the basket and scores as the Vernon Secondary Panthers, including Bradley Hladik (11), were unable to stop him during the championship game of the Mustangs senior boys basketball tournament on Feb. 4. The Lakers won the game 57-46.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Lakers fourth quarter killers and Mustangs ready for playoffs

The Pen High Lakers senior boys basketball team call themselves the “fourth quarter killers.”

Jake Stokker of the Pen High Lakers soars to the basket and scores as the Vernon Secondary Panthers, including Bradley Hladik (11), were unable to stop him during the championship game of the Mustangs senior boys basketball tournament on Feb. 4. The Lakers won the game 57-46.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Apex Ski Club member Kristen Anderson placed 13th in the giant slalom, 12th in slalom and eight in another giant slalom run during the Red Mountain Teck Open, which helped her qualify for the national championships later this month in Thunder Bay. Anderson is among five ASC members who will compete in the national championships. Submitted photo

Five Apex Ski Club members qualify for nationals

Five Apex Ski Club (ASC) members will face Canada’s best after qualifying…

  • Feb 8, 2017
Apex Ski Club member Kristen Anderson placed 13th in the giant slalom, 12th in slalom and eight in another giant slalom run during the Red Mountain Teck Open, which helped her qualify for the national championships later this month in Thunder Bay. Anderson is among five ASC members who will compete in the national championships. Submitted photo
Penticton’s Dan Everton of Pen High has made the first cut for Team B.C.’s under-18 volleyball team to compete in the Canada Summer Games this year. Everton is the youngest at 15 among the athletes trying out. Mark Brett/Western News

Laker makes next round of Team B.C. cuts

Daniel Everton advanced through the first cut for Team B.C.’s under-18 volleyball team.

Penticton’s Dan Everton of Pen High has made the first cut for Team B.C.’s under-18 volleyball team to compete in the Canada Summer Games this year. Everton is the youngest at 15 among the athletes trying out. Mark Brett/Western News