Okanagan

Lake City Basketball announced on Monday that an organized men’s basketball league is coming to Summerland on Jan. 5. (Mark Brett/Western News)

A new men’s basketball league is coming to the South Okanagan

Lake City Basketball announced the inaugural edition of the league will start on Jan. 5

 

The Penticton Vees announced the signing of WHL veteran Mason Dunsford on Monday afternoon. (Allen Douglas photo)

Penticton Vees add WHL pedigree, sign goaltender Mason Dunsford

The team will carry three goaltenders for the remainder of the season

 

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)

Vernon hockey team breaks (pizza) bread with Merritt opponents

U11 Boston Pizza Vipers host Merritt for pizza meal post-game to show support for those affected by floods

 

Tabitha Pinch

RCMP trying to locate missing Vernon woman

33-year-old Tabitha Pinch was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Monday

Tabitha Pinch
Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Okanagan-Shuswap could see up to 10 cm of snow

Environment Canada is calling for between 5 and 10 cm of snow for Monday

Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)

Westside Road closed after logging truck tips over, vehicles crash

The road is closed at Bear Creek Road and emergency crews are on scene

Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill ready to connect with Okanagan audiences

The comedian is set to go on tour after the recent release of his Amazon Prime special

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)
The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Snowfall caps off historic weather week in Penticton

Environment Canada categorized the precipitation as “light snowfall” on Saturday morning

The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday night courtesy of two goals from Brett Moravec. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees win 8th in a row, defeat Cranbrook 7-1 in a front of season-high crowd

Friday night marked the first time that the SOEC hosted 100 per cent of its capacity

The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday night courtesy of two goals from Brett Moravec. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Vees’ annual Teddy Bear Toss took place on Dec. 3, 2021, with the home team delivering the much-needed goal in short order. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton Vees’ Teddy Bear Toss a huge success on Friday night

Vees forward Brett Moravec scored 1:41 into the game to cue the teddy bear tosses at the SOEC

The Vees’ annual Teddy Bear Toss took place on Dec. 3, 2021, with the home team delivering the much-needed goal in short order. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water briefs: B.C. invasive mussel protection efforts find traction

Okanagan Basin Water Board says ongoing mussel interception vigilance remains critical

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
Okanagan College is looking to incorporate aspects of Indigenous culture in the design of a new student housing facility on its Vernon campus. (Okanagan College photo)

New Okanagan College student housing includes Indigenous design

Okanagan College looking to integrate aspects of Indigenous culture in design of new 100-bed facility

Okanagan College is looking to incorporate aspects of Indigenous culture in the design of a new student housing facility on its Vernon campus. (Okanagan College photo)
It’s opening day at SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (@beardofbeez photo)

Highway closures lead to booking cancellations at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain

It’s opening day at the ski resort, which already boasts a 91 cm snow base

It’s opening day at SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (@beardofbeez photo)
(Black Press Media file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Benchmark price for single-family homes in the Central Okanagan pushing $1 million

The Association of Interior Realtors is dealing with an inventory shortage heading into December

(Black Press Media file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap during the first week of December

One man is thought to be behind several robberies in the Okanagan over the past month. (RCMP handout)
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Feedback lends support to plan for replacing Penticton’s aging arenas, library and museum

Residents had until Nov. 25 to submit feedback but now, it’s up to the city to take the next steps

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)

Police impersonator steals thousands from North Okanagan residents

RCMP are warning residents of a scam in which fraudsters claim to be police officers over the phone

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)
The Penticton Art Gallery's 44th annual auction wraps up on Dec. 5. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery to send off 2021 with three-day weekend extraordinaire

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with all of the works on display

The Penticton Art Gallery's 44th annual auction wraps up on Dec. 5. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)
Christopher Day Yorke-Hardy is wanted by RCMP. (Police photo)

Vernon man wanted by RCMP

Chris Yorke-Hardy beleived to be in the area

Christopher Day Yorke-Hardy is wanted by RCMP. (Police photo)