Kristi Patton

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho stopped in the South Okanagan with his family for a wedding on the weekend. He posted several photos and videos of his trip to his social media accounts. (Photo Chris Jericho/Facebook)

Wrestling legend finds his wedding dance groove in the South Okanagan

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho posted on social media that he was in Penticton recently

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho stopped in the South Okanagan with his family for a wedding on the weekend. He posted several photos and videos of his trip to his social media accounts. (Photo Chris Jericho/Facebook)
UPDATE: Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos

UPDATE: Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos

It is believed the fires started by a lightning storm

UPDATE: Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos
Image: Bev Van Unden

Backhoe ‘burned to a crisp’ in South Okanagan

South Okanagan fire chief said the situation could have been a lot worse

Image: Bev Van Unden
Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen is one of three men that were charged after a ‘vicious’ assault two years ago that took place in a back alley behind a nightclub. The judge gave him a four month conditional sentenced to be followed by 18 months probation. (Facebook photo)

House arrest for ‘vicious’ back-alley attack on South Okanagan man

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was at the Mule Nightclub prior to the assault

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen is one of three men that were charged after a ‘vicious’ assault two years ago that took place in a back alley behind a nightclub. The judge gave him a four month conditional sentenced to be followed by 18 months probation. (Facebook photo)
A beautiful Okanagan sunset. (Photo courtesy of windsailguy/Instagram)

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

A beautiful Okanagan sunset. (Photo courtesy of windsailguy/Instagram)
Jason Court, from Edson, Alta., will be behind the wheel of monster truck Roughneck at the Penticton Speedway July 20 and 21 for a big weekend of racing and car-crushing. (Contributed)

Monster truck action hits Okanagan

Penticton Speedway hosting two nights of racing and monster truck action

Jason Court, from Edson, Alta., will be behind the wheel of monster truck Roughneck at the Penticton Speedway July 20 and 21 for a big weekend of racing and car-crushing. (Contributed)
Cold case files: Investigation continues for unidentified South Okanagan remains

Cold case files: Investigation continues for unidentified South Okanagan remains

The identity of the deceased male was established as Edward Howe

Cold case files: Investigation continues for unidentified South Okanagan remains
The family of Terry Isaac, wildlife artist, announced the artist’s sudden and unexpected death on July 16. Isaac was recently named Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Artist of the Year for 2019 thanks to his submitted piece Veiled in Mist. The piece will be included in the company’s National Art Portfolio, sales of which go towards wetland conservation. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Respected wildlife artist in the Okanagan dies

According to a post by his family, Terry Isaac died on July 16

The family of Terry Isaac, wildlife artist, announced the artist’s sudden and unexpected death on July 16. Isaac was recently named Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Artist of the Year for 2019 thanks to his submitted piece Veiled in Mist. The piece will be included in the company’s National Art Portfolio, sales of which go towards wetland conservation. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Arrest made in vandalism of the former home of man charged with South Okanagan murders

Arrest made in vandalism of the former home of man charged with South Okanagan murders

RCMP confirmed one person has been arrested in relation to the alleged vandalism

Arrest made in vandalism of the former home of man charged with South Okanagan murders
First two Snowbirds arrive at Penticton Regional Airport late Monday morning. The remainder of the planes were due in later in the afternoon. Mark Brett/Western News

Canadian Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to South Okanagan

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

First two Snowbirds arrive at Penticton Regional Airport late Monday morning. The remainder of the planes were due in later in the afternoon. Mark Brett/Western News
RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton, B.C., on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Updated: Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton, B.C., on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening. It is believed he was kayaking on Okanagan Lake near Sunoka Beach. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Missing South Okanagan kayaker last seen on Okanagan Lake

Penticton RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing kayaker

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening. It is believed he was kayaking on Okanagan Lake near Sunoka Beach. (Photo submitted by RCMP)
Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

South Okanagan RCMP seize firearms from residence

Penticton RCMP blocked access to a cul de sac off Pineview Road on Tuesday

Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)

10th year for Great Naramata Cherry Pit Contest

The event is a fun-filled way to celebrate the local harvest

Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)
Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)

Boy’s best friend gets help from South Okanagan community

Community rallies around dog that needed surgery for two broken legs

Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Dump truck lifts power lines causing fire near South Okanagan school

Emergency responders dealt with two incidents at the same time near KVR Middle School

Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.

Wildfire crews working small blaze in South Okanagan

BC Wildfire said a fire north east of Oliver was ignited on Sunday night

BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.
Thie view from Campbell Mountain looking over Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Image courtesy of miller_bobbi/Instagram)

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen region

Environment Canada is forecasting a chance of showers with a risk of thunderstorms for the region

Thie view from Campbell Mountain looking over Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Image courtesy of miller_bobbi/Instagram)
Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen pleaded guilty to an assault of a man after leaving the Mule nightclub in 2017. (Facebook photo)

Sentencing delayed for Penticton man guilty of nightclub assault

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen pleaded guilty to kicking a man in the face shattering his orbital bone

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen pleaded guilty to an assault of a man after leaving the Mule nightclub in 2017. (Facebook photo)
Riders participating in the Granfondo events circled through downtown Penticton before looping out to Summerland and Oliver and back. Steve Kidd/Western News

Road closures in the South Okanagan during Granfondo

Penticton, and region, will see several road closures this weekend

Riders participating in the Granfondo events circled through downtown Penticton before looping out to Summerland and Oliver and back. Steve Kidd/Western News