Penticton

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters put on world-class show for Penticton crowd

The world-famous Globetrotters hadn’t been to the Okanagan since the winter of 2020

 

Penticton District and Community Arts Council announced its 2022 edition of the city’s art walk for April 2. (Brennan Phillips - File)

Lake-to-Lake art walk in Penticton set for April 2

Galleries and artists are being called upon to join in on the fun

 

The B.C. Hockey League announced an extension of the 2021-2022 regular season on Monday (Jan. 24), rescheduling a pair of Penticton Vees home games in the process. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

2 Penticton Vees home games rescheduled for late March

The Vees will wrap up their regular season on March 27 when they host Merritt

 

Cindy Courtemanche standing on the city’s bike lane in front of her house on Penticton’s Fairview Road (Logan Lockhart, Western News).

‘It’s hazardous’: Resident on Penticton’s Fairview Road voices concerns over city’s bike lane

Bike lane’s existence in front of Cindy Courtemanche’s house has made getting in and out difficult

Cindy Courtemanche standing on the city’s bike lane in front of her house on Penticton’s Fairview Road (Logan Lockhart, Western News).
Penticton Vees alumni Yaniv Perets has been nominated for the Mike Richter Award, given annually to college hockey’s top goaltender. Perets has a chance to be the second Vees alum to win the award in as many years. (Photo by Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees alumni looking to make history in April

Yaniv Perets can be the second Vees alum in as many years to be named college hockey’s top goalie

Penticton Vees alumni Yaniv Perets has been nominated for the Mike Richter Award, given annually to college hockey’s top goaltender. Perets has a chance to be the second Vees alum to win the award in as many years. (Photo by Jack Murray)
Brett Moravec scored three times and Kaeden Lane recorded his ninth-career BCHL shutout on Friday night, leading the Penticton Vees to an 11-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees win first game of 2022, defeat Merritt 11-0

The Vees will start a three-game set with the Wenatchee Wild on Thursday night

Brett Moravec scored three times and Kaeden Lane recorded his ninth-career BCHL shutout on Friday night, leading the Penticton Vees to an 11-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Vandals threw stones through the windows of Black Petal Tattoo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. (Black Petal Tattoo Instagram)

‘It baffles me’: Penticton tattoo shop manager, police seek information after vandalism

Black Petal Tattoo had its windows smashed early Wednesday morning

Vandals threw stones through the windows of Black Petal Tattoo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. (Black Petal Tattoo Instagram)
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a 
twin-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

‘It would be sickening’: Penticton Minor Hockey Association talks future of Memorial Arena

The arena has been included in the city’s controversial Civic Places and Spaces plan

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a 
twin-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Low visibilities in the South Okanagan lasted for about four hours on Friday morning (Jan. 21) (Brennan Phillips, Western News)

‘Valley fog’: Penticton encounters common January weather phenomenon

Environment Canada is monitoring low-visibility conditions in the South Okanagan

Low visibilities in the South Okanagan lasted for about four hours on Friday morning (Jan. 21) (Brennan Phillips, Western News)
B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame curator Pat Loyer has collected dozens of famous items since taking the job two and a half months ago. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame going the extra mile to honour province’s history

Hall of Fame curator Pat Loyer is a man on a mission

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame curator Pat Loyer has collected dozens of famous items since taking the job two and a half months ago. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Three care homes in the South Okanagan have declared COVID-19 outbreaks since Jan. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

3 care homes in the South Okanagan declare COVID-19 outbreaks

Confirmed cases have been reported at LTC facilities in Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos

Three care homes in the South Okanagan have declared COVID-19 outbreaks since Jan. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The Penticton Vees’ winless 2022 continued on Wednesday night (Jan. 19) as they fell to the Prince George Spruce Kings 6-2 on the road. (Photo by Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees’ comeback falls short, lose 6-2 in Prince George

The Vees have not won a game this year but plan to change that Friday night at home

The Penticton Vees’ winless 2022 continued on Wednesday night (Jan. 19) as they fell to the Prince George Spruce Kings 6-2 on the road. (Photo by Jack Murray)
Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Take a trip back in time with latest Brown Bag Lecture Series at Penticton Museum

Historian Randy Manuel talks transportation and trails in the good ol’ days on Jan. 25

Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Fitness centre

Penticton’s community centre fitness room set to reopen Thursday

The fitness room has been closed since Dec. 22 as a result of the province’s health measures

Fitness centre
Penticton Minor Hockey U11 team go for gold at the Memorial Arena. (PMH Facebook page)

‘Something to be proud of’: Memorial Arena in Penticton a part of city’s history

Old Barn home to 1955 Vees World Champions, figure skaters, lacrosse and major events

Penticton Minor Hockey U11 team go for gold at the Memorial Arena. (PMH Facebook page)
Penticton’s Mukhtar Arifov won $100k from a BCLC draw after purchasing a scratch ticket at Cherry Lane Mall. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Penticton man banks $100k at Cherry Lane Mall

Mukhtar Arifov purchased a scratch ticket at the same place where he found out he won

Penticton’s Mukhtar Arifov won $100k from a BCLC draw after purchasing a scratch ticket at Cherry Lane Mall. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams will be sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday (Jan. 18). (Photo by Jack Murray)

Injury sidelines Penticton Vees captain for the rest of BCHL season

Fin Williams was in his second season as captain of the Vees

Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams will be sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday (Jan. 18). (Photo by Jack Murray)
Coyote Cruises in Penticton was vandalized this week and staff members are working to permanently wash off the graffiti. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton’s Coyote Cruises vandalized, staff members working to remove graffiti

The graffiti condones violence against B.C.’s top doctor Bonnie Henry

Coyote Cruises in Penticton was vandalized this week and staff members are working to permanently wash off the graffiti. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Downtown Penticton Association has initiated talks with the city on renewing a business levy bylaw that is set to expire in April. (Photo from Google Maps)

Downtown Penticton Association proposes business levy update

The DPA’s requests to the city will be discussed at a Jan. 18 meeting

The Downtown Penticton Association has initiated talks with the city on renewing a business levy bylaw that is set to expire in April. (Photo from Google Maps)
Easton Brodzinski, Yaniv Perets, Owen Sillinger and Taylor Ward are the four Penticton Vees alumni to be nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

4 Penticton Vees alumni crack list of nominees for 2022 Hobey Baker Award

The former Vees are among 19 players on the list who played in the B.C. Hockey League

Easton Brodzinski, Yaniv Perets, Owen Sillinger and Taylor Ward are the four Penticton Vees alumni to be nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)