Brennan Phillips

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)
The new security measures installed at the Keremeos municipal office. (Village of Keremeos)

Keremeos Village office back open to the public after violent attack

New security measures are in place including security cameras and intercom

The new security measures installed at the Keremeos municipal office. (Village of Keremeos)
From left to right, Marriot representative Duncan Chiu, MLA Dan Ashton, developer Ron Mundi, Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki, Valley First president Steven Chen, and construction chief Parm Kandola break ground for the new Four Points by Sheraton high-end hotel in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton breaks ground on first North Gateway development

The new Four Points by Sheraton hotel is first project for the area’s future

From left to right, Marriot representative Duncan Chiu, MLA Dan Ashton, developer Ron Mundi, Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki, Valley First president Steven Chen, and construction chief Parm Kandola break ground for the new Four Points by Sheraton high-end hotel in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Sharlene and Ralph Oslund are retiring after 56 long years in the community. A scrapbook collection of newspaper articles opens to the story of their store’s grand opening in 1965. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

After 56 years of being a Main Street staple in Penticton, jeweller Ralph Oslund retires

At 92, Ralph Oslund will be closing up shop at Oslund Jewellers for the last time

Sharlene and Ralph Oslund are retiring after 56 long years in the community. A scrapbook collection of newspaper articles opens to the story of their store’s grand opening in 1965. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Princeton man who wanted judge to view image of his hernia sentenced to 72 days in jail

Jesse L. E. Williams was sentenced for multiple instances of driving while prohibited

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
A helicopter taking off after receiving a patient rescued by the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue team on Monday, April 18. (OOSAR Facebook)

Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue help rescue seriously injured man

The man was rescued west of Oliver and taken to hospital via med-evac helicopter

A helicopter taking off after receiving a patient rescued by the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue team on Monday, April 18. (OOSAR Facebook)
The property on Vancouver Place the City of Penticton is being sued over, as captured on Google Streetview in 2015. (Google Earth)

Homeowners sue for damage from alleged City of Penticton negligence

The Vancouver Place house allegedly sunk two feet due to a leaking curb drainage system

The property on Vancouver Place the City of Penticton is being sued over, as captured on Google Streetview in 2015. (Google Earth)
Carmi Elementary School (Google Streetview)

Man arrested after break-in and theft at Penticton elementary school

Multiple suspects are believed to have broken in

Carmi Elementary School (Google Streetview)
A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)

Car caught in Penticton KVR Trail sinkhole was fleeing police: RCMP

The driver fled a traffic stop and abandoned the vehicle when it got caught in the sink hole

A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)
Retired firefighter Red Bosscha, middle left, was presented with the Canadian Volunteer Firefighter Services Association Medal for over 40 years of service at a recent dinner. RDOS directors Tim Roberts, left, and George Bush, middle right, presented the award alongside acting Keremeos Mayor Arden Holly, right. (Submitted)

Keremeos volunteer firefighters recognized for years of service

Firefighters past and presented were recognized with medals at a recent dinner

Retired firefighter Red Bosscha, middle left, was presented with the Canadian Volunteer Firefighter Services Association Medal for over 40 years of service at a recent dinner. RDOS directors Tim Roberts, left, and George Bush, middle right, presented the award alongside acting Keremeos Mayor Arden Holly, right. (Submitted)
A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)

Vehicle drives along Penticton’s KVR Trail into sinkhole

A vehicle was seen trapped in a sinkhole with 2 police vehicles nearby

A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)
A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)

Vehicle drives along Penticton’s KVR Trail into sinkhole

A vehicle was seen trapped in a sinkhole with 2 police vehicles nearby

A vehicle trapped in a sinkhole along the KVR Trail was spotted by West Bench residents earlier on Thursday, April 14. RCMP were also on scene. (Charles Hatchard - Facebook)
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Investigation ongoing after fire damages Oliver home

No one was injured or had to be rescued from the Thursday blaze

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
High speed internet has arrived in the Similkameen. (Black Press Media file)

More than 1,200 Similkameen homes now have access to faster internet

The $5.8 million project upgraded the internet infrastructure to fibre-optics

High speed internet has arrived in the Similkameen. (Black Press Media file)
Shelly S. is a local 911 dispatcher who has worked in the Okanagan for the last 10 years. (Penticton RCMP)

Penticton RCMP recognize 2 local 911 dispatchers

“I am in this job to help people and make people feel safe,” said dispatcher Shelly S.

Shelly S. is a local 911 dispatcher who has worked in the Okanagan for the last 10 years. (Penticton RCMP)