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Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Penticton’s gas prices clear $2 per litre

Fuel prices continue to skyrocket as gas companies rake in the profits

Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Housing audit in Penticton finds gaps in support

The report was released on Tuesday May 17

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)

Inattentive B.C. husband owes wife nearly $800,000 after he rear-ended her car

The crash left the woman with injuries and lasting pain

A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)
A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Photos: Fire rips through Penticton Toyota dealership

It’s not currently known what started the fire

A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
A crew of volunteers have been active in replanting a habitat area at a property owned by Okanagan Crush Pad. (Photo submitted)

South Okanagan winery joins international industry climate action group

Okanagan Crush Pad has committed to cutting its emissions

A crew of volunteers have been active in replanting a habitat area at a property owned by Okanagan Crush Pad. (Photo submitted)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Former B.C. stockbroker accused of stealing millions to pay for Okanagan home

The Naramata resident allegedly transferred funds illegally from his clients

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Kevin Cutjar from Penticton crossed the finish line with a time of just over 10 hours to seize the 55-59 age bracket champion title on May 7. (Ironman - FinisherPix)

Okanagan athlete an Ironman World Champion

Kevin Cutjar took the title for the 55-59 age bracket

Kevin Cutjar from Penticton crossed the finish line with a time of just over 10 hours to seize the 55-59 age bracket champion title on May 7. (Ironman - FinisherPix)
The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)

Osoyoos Fire Rescue bracing for potential early wildfire season

The department reported a slower start to 2022 than last year

The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (File)

Another warrant issued after man fails to appear for trial in Penticton

Matthew Bouwknecht has been in the B.C. court system many times since 2002

Penticton’s Law Courts. (File)
Cody Allen Pelletier, seen here in a photo from 2019, was arrested following a stabbing on May 3 in Penticton. (Submitted)

Penticton man with violent history arrested after stabbing

Cody Allen Pelletier was arrested and charged

Cody Allen Pelletier, seen here in a photo from 2019, was arrested following a stabbing on May 3 in Penticton. (Submitted)
Development Cost Charges are going up 25 per cent in Penticton. (File photo)
Development Cost Charges are going up 25 per cent in Penticton. (File photo)
A walk for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women is taking place in Hedley on May 5. (Similkameen Spotlight)
A walk for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women is taking place in Hedley on May 5. (Similkameen Spotlight)

Walk for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women taking place in Hedley

The walk starts at the Upper Similkameen Indian Band office May 5

A walk for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women is taking place in Hedley on May 5. (Similkameen Spotlight)
A walk for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women is taking place in Hedley on May 5. (Similkameen Spotlight)
The South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos, which is attached to the Kyalami Place assisted living facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos has oldest population in Similkameen-Okanagan

Of Keremeos’ 1,605 residents 47% are at least 65, and 6.9 per cent 85 or older.

The South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos, which is attached to the Kyalami Place assisted living facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The crash occurred March 22, 2019.

Driver found guilty in 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

Andrey Malyshev was found guilty on all counts

The crash occurred March 22, 2019.
The crash occurred March 22, 2019.

Driver found guilty in 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

Andrey Malyshev was found guilty on all counts

The crash occurred March 22, 2019.
Elaine Emerson signs the Ashnola Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area declaration as a witness. LSIB Councillor Ira Edward, and witnesses Andrew Joseph Junior and Dan Wilson wait for their turn to sign on April 28. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Lower Similkameen Indian Band declares Ashnola an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

The LSIB is looking to reassert their traditional rights and responsibilities for the land

Elaine Emerson signs the Ashnola Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area declaration as a witness. LSIB Councillor Ira Edward, and witnesses Andrew Joseph Junior and Dan Wilson wait for their turn to sign on April 28. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The most recently released COVID-19 casemap for April 10 to 16. (BC CDC)

Penticton has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in B.C.

The local health area saw 102 positive cases reported for the week of April 10 to 16

The most recently released COVID-19 casemap for April 10 to 16. (BC CDC)
Haven Hill in Penticton. (Google Maps)

More than 60 COVID-19 cases in 2 Okanagan long-term care facility outbreaks

Westview Place and Haven Hill in Penticton both have outbreaks

Haven Hill in Penticton. (Google Maps)
A out of control fire is burning above high pressured gas lines in Cawston Sunday evening. This is a video still of the fire burning through trees and terrain on Daly Drive this afternoon. (Kristy Kallenberger/Facebook)

Fire crew knock down trees in Similkameen blaze to save gas line from rupturing

The out of control brush fire spread to cottonwoods planted at a high pressure gas line

A out of control fire is burning above high pressured gas lines in Cawston Sunday evening. This is a video still of the fire burning through trees and terrain on Daly Drive this afternoon. (Kristy Kallenberger/Facebook)