Kristi Patton

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South Okanagan RCMP investigating after man found dead in a vehicle

Penticton police respond to a report of a sudden death

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Pentictonite Cassondra Lang, with her pup Spudnick, have started a non-profit to help homeless ensure their pets can receive grooming at no cost. (Submitted photo)

South Okanagan woman pampering pets that are living a ruff life

Cassondra Lang believes everyone deserves some grooming attention

Pentictonite Cassondra Lang, with her pup Spudnick, have started a non-profit to help homeless ensure their pets can receive grooming at no cost. (Submitted photo)
Ministry neglect claims allegedly led South Okanagan pair to life of crime and addiction

Ministry neglect claims allegedly led South Okanagan pair to life of crime and addiction

Penticton pair have filed a civil lawsuit against the Ministry for Children and Family Development

Ministry neglect claims allegedly led South Okanagan pair to life of crime and addiction
Chef Victor Bongo’s annual African peanut soup fundraiser will divert proceeds to those less fortunate, including funds going to Compass Court. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)

South Okanagan chef’s soup for the soul to help the homeless

Chef Victor Bongo is selling his famous soup from his restaurant in Naramata as a fundraiser

Chef Victor Bongo’s annual African peanut soup fundraiser will divert proceeds to those less fortunate, including funds going to Compass Court. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)
BC Wildfire Service said the northern flank of the Eagle Bluff wildfire is under modified response. This area of the fire is being allowed to take its natural course as it no longer poses a threat to communities or structures. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfire might continue to produce smoke

Mapped at 2,632 hectares in size, the fire is classified at a held status

BC Wildfire Service said the northern flank of the Eagle Bluff wildfire is under modified response. This area of the fire is being allowed to take its natural course as it no longer poses a threat to communities or structures. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He is now searching for whoever is speaking on the tape. (Submitted photo)

Vintage Penticton tape deck is a reel mystery

Penticton man looking for whoever is speaking on a vintage reel-to-reel tape

Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He is now searching for whoever is speaking on the tape. (Submitted photo)
BC Wildfire Service is starting to release crews, gear and some equipment from the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan. It is currently listed as held. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

BC Wildfire Service is starting to release crews, gear and some equipment from the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan. It is currently listed as held. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
This juvenile Osprey that injured its leg at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre has returned to the grounds healthy after staff at the centre, along with other assistance, captured the bird and got it to a rehabilitiation centre in Kamloops. (Photo courtesy of Derek Bryson)

Teamwork brings injured South Okanagan osprey back to its nest

A South Okanagan Osprey is back with its family after injuring itself

This juvenile Osprey that injured its leg at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre has returned to the grounds healthy after staff at the centre, along with other assistance, captured the bird and got it to a rehabilitiation centre in Kamloops. (Photo courtesy of Derek Bryson)
Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse in 2017. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan dangerous offender back in court

Administrative error has led to more court time being used up in Penticton

Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse in 2017. (Western News file photo)
A direct Penticton to Kelowna, with a stop in Summerland, transit route will be launched on Sept. 3. (Photo courtesy of BC Transit)

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

A direct Penticton to Kelowna, with a stop in Summerland, transit route will be launched on Sept. 3. (Photo courtesy of BC Transit)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters at the Eagle Bluff wildfire burning about 10 kilometres south of Okanagan Falls. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

BC Wildfire Service firefighters at the Eagle Bluff wildfire burning about 10 kilometres south of Okanagan Falls. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
The Offspring have now put out eight records, performed over 1,000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits, have booked a date at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Sum41 while on their Canadian tour. (Submitted photo)

The Offspring and Sum41 ready to rock Penticton

The Offspring and Sum 41 will stop in Penticton to the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Offspring have now put out eight records, performed over 1,000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits, have booked a date at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Sum41 while on their Canadian tour. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Travis Thompson during a shift at Penticton Regional Hospital as part of the UBC Family Practice Residency Program in the South Okanagan in 2017. (Western News file photo)

New way to connect with South Okanagan-Similkameen family physicians

Patients who do not currently have a primary care provider can add their name to a centralized list

Dr. Travis Thompson during a shift at Penticton Regional Hospital as part of the UBC Family Practice Residency Program in the South Okanagan in 2017. (Western News file photo)
Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)

Osoyoos woman who threatened mom and baby with butcher knife sentenced

Sharon Constance Forner pleaded guilty to one criminal charge and was sentenced

Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Casey Affleck’s film Light of My Life features Southern Interior of B.C.

Film features Academy Award and Emmy Award winners

Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this weekend and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)

Top women’s golfers in the South Okanagan for Canadian championship

Osoyoos Golf Club hosting the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship

Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this weekend and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)
Firefighting helicopter returns to the Eagle Bluff wildfire Monday morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan Eagle Bluff wildfire classified as held

BC Wildfire crews will still work on Eagle Bluff blaze for some time

Firefighting helicopter returns to the Eagle Bluff wildfire Monday morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A Penticton man was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (Western News file photo)

Jail for Penticton man with more than 68,000 child porn images

Judge Gregory Koturbash handed Gordon Thomas Smith a two year jail sentence

A Penticton man was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (Western News file photo)
Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Planned ignitions to help containment of South Okanagan wildfire

Smoke will likely be visible from nearby communities, including Oliver, Penticton and Osoyoos

Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart)

Preliminary inquiry to be set for accused South Okanagan murderer

John Brittain is charged with the murder of four people

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart)