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The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Heavy snowfall, strong winds forecasted for most of the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts parts of the Interior to get five to 10 cm of snow overnight

 

The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)

Wild horses break free in South Okanagan after fence illegally cut

PIB has installed remote cameras and will increase patrol in the area

 

(Pixabay image)

Wild horses spotted roaming along Highway 97 south of Penticton: DriveBC

DriveBC has updated its wildlife advisory between Pineview Drive and Sandhill Road

 

(Black Press file)

Penticton utility customers to receive $100 cost-of-living credit in January

The announcement impacts 17,700 residential and 2,100 non-residential customers locally

(Black Press file)
A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)

Extreme weather shelters in Penticton will open when temperatures hit at least -7 C

A temporary shelter was open in Penticton from Nov. 8 to 14; no confirmed location moving forward

A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)
A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)

Extreme weather shelters in Penticton will open when temperatures hit at least -7 C

A temporary shelter was open in Penticton from Nov. 8 to 14; no confirmed location moving forward

A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)
BC Wildfire Service announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, that they will burn around 100 piles of wood debris, five kilometres east of Naramata. (Photo- BCWS/Twitter)

Expect to see smoke as BC Wildfire Service plans controlled burns near Naramata

Around 100 piles of wood debris will be burned from November to March

BC Wildfire Service announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, that they will burn around 100 piles of wood debris, five kilometres east of Naramata. (Photo- BCWS/Twitter)
Construction continued to stay strong in Penticton in 2022. (Black Press File)

Construction in Penticton overtakes 2021 numbers as October ends

The city has already had its fourth-biggest year with two months to go

Construction continued to stay strong in Penticton in 2022. (Black Press File)
Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Home-security footage catches man stealing truck in Penticton

Police say the Ford F-350 was recovered in rural Penticton on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16

Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)
Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)

Penticton teen struck by vehicle while walking to school in alleged hit-and-run

RCMP has confirmed they are investigating the Monday morning incident

Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)
Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Construction activity remains brisk in Summerland

Number of building permits so far in 2022 is higher than in past years

Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps
The intersection of Atkinson Street and Kinney Avenue now features a three-way stop, due to the city’s lake-to-lake bike lane project. (Facebook- City of Penticton)

Penticton seeks grant of up to $500k to continue lake-to-lake bike lane

Council will also be asked to support a grant for changes at Greenwood Dr. and Dartmouth Rd.

The intersection of Atkinson Street and Kinney Avenue now features a three-way stop, due to the city’s lake-to-lake bike lane project. (Facebook- City of Penticton)
Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton Vees goalies save unconscious elderly man at local sauna room

‘We took it upon ourselves to carry him out,’ Hank Levy said

Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Kaleden’s Pioneer Park is set for a facelift this fall and into next spring, according to the RDOS. (Photo- RDOS Regional Connections)

Snow, below-zero temperatures delay start of Kaleden park upgrades

The regional district will close the park’s washrooms and surrounding areas from Nov. 15 to Dec. 9

Kaleden’s Pioneer Park is set for a facelift this fall and into next spring, according to the RDOS. (Photo- RDOS Regional Connections)
A man died in a single vehicle crash east of Enderby on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (File)

One dead following fatal collision outside of Enderby

The crash occurred around 12 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 9)

A man died in a single vehicle crash east of Enderby on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (File)
RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)

RCMP looking for couple who used stolen credit cards in Summerland

Police say the credit cards were previously inside a vehicle that was stolen in Princeton

RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)
The fallen willow tree outside Penticton’s Leir House provided shade and beauty to the ground for 60 years. (Photo- Penticton Arts Council)

Heavy winds take out willow tree outside Penticton’s historic Leir House

The tree provided ‘shade and beauty’ to the grounds for 60 years

The fallen willow tree outside Penticton’s Leir House provided shade and beauty to the ground for 60 years. (Photo- Penticton Arts Council)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)