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Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)

BCHL team bus driver allegedly attacks fan outside Salmon Arm arena

Ashton Pede was assessed at the Vernon hospital after the alleged incident Sept. 30

Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)
A look back at the Heather Lake wildfire on Sept. 6, 2022. Looking south from a helicopter in E.C. Manning Park. (Photo- BC Wildfire Service)

Planned ignitions to bring heavy smoke along Highway 3: BC Wildfire Service

If conditions are favourable, ignitions will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Oct. 1

A look back at the Heather Lake wildfire on Sept. 6, 2022. Looking south from a helicopter in E.C. Manning Park. (Photo- BC Wildfire Service)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down on June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)

‘Far beyond an orange shirt’: Syilx Okanagan Nation demands justice ahead of Sept. 30

‘We continue to fight and are challenged every day,’ said Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down on June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)
The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)

Five lives lost in 9 hours as Kelowna RCMP issue toxic drug warning

Police issued a toxic drug warning Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)
An overnight fire destroyed a home on Penticton’s Forsyth Drive on Sept. 23. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Overnight fire rips through Penticton home

The blaze was extinguished by 4:30 a.m.

An overnight fire destroyed a home on Penticton’s Forsyth Drive on Sept. 23. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors and representatives accept the 2022 Community Excellence in Governance awards at the UBCM convention in Whistler. (Photo- Scott McAlpine)

Regional district wins provincial award in Whistler for ‘first of its kind’ policy

Representatives from the RDOS were presented with a community excellence award last week

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors and representatives accept the 2022 Community Excellence in Governance awards at the UBCM convention in Whistler. (Photo- Scott McAlpine)
Penticton’s Ariane` Kamps has been selected to have her artwork join in on an upcoming NASA mission to the Moon. (Instagram- Ariane Kamps)

A trip to the Moon? Penticton artist selected to be part of upcoming NASA mission

Artwork by Ariane Kamps is being sent to the Moon, as early as next week

Penticton’s Ariane` Kamps has been selected to have her artwork join in on an upcoming NASA mission to the Moon. (Instagram- Ariane Kamps)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Peach City Beach Cruise planning Penticton car show in 2023

The future of the event was in question after burnouts took place on Lakeshore Drive this summer

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Hundreds gathered to walk from the Peach to the Okanagan Nation’s Residential School Survivor Memorial in Penticton to mark the first Truth and Reconciliation Day in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s how Penticton plans on recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day includes a Walk for the Children and a celebration of culture at Gyro Park

Hundreds gathered to walk from the Peach to the Okanagan Nation’s Residential School Survivor Memorial in Penticton to mark the first Truth and Reconciliation Day in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)

VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks release thank you video to Penticton after Young Stars Classic

The team released a special tribute video to Peach City for hosting the tournament

Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)
The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

PHOTOS: Breakout weekend for Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects in Penticton

The Canucks finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, dropping its final game to the undefeated Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Two suspicious deaths near Penticton after fire sparks next to shooting range

BC RCMP Serious Crime Unit has been deployed to the area

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo

Regional district closing all facilities next week to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

All RDOS facilities, offices and rec. centres will be closed Monday, Sept. 19

The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo
A collision involving a motorcycle Thursday has caused significant delays for motorists on Highway 97 going south. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Fatal motorcycle crash at Channel Parkway in Penticton

Drivers can expect significant delays going south on Highway 97

A collision involving a motorcycle Thursday has caused significant delays for motorists on Highway 97 going south. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Former Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Penticton with Barley Mill Brew Pub’s Kori Iceton. (Instagram- Barley Mill Pub)

Sedin twins spotted in Penticton ahead of Canucks’ Young Stars Classic

The preseason tournament features the Flames, Oilers, Jets and Canucks kicks off Friday afternoon

Former Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Penticton with Barley Mill Brew Pub’s Kori Iceton. (Instagram- Barley Mill Pub)
Conair’s Convair left the Penticton airport Tuesday, Sept. 13, after serving the community with wildfire-fighting support for 25 years. Longtime B.C. pilot Grahame Wilson retired from flying following the takeoff. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Convair air tankers soar off into the Penticton sunset

Grahame Wilson left the Penticton airport Tuesday evening, signalling his retirement after 39 years

Conair’s Convair left the Penticton airport Tuesday, Sept. 13, after serving the community with wildfire-fighting support for 25 years. Longtime B.C. pilot Grahame Wilson retired from flying following the takeoff. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Oliver mayor Martin Johansen has been acclaimed after being the only official candidate on the municipal ballot. (Contributed)

Oliver mayor ready for 4 more years after being acclaimed in October election

Martin Johansen was first elected as mayor in 2018

Oliver mayor Martin Johansen has been acclaimed after being the only official candidate on the municipal ballot. (Contributed)
A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).

Remember when? Penticton Secondary grads reunite after 60 years

Classmates from as far away as Utah came together to laugh, dance and reminisce

A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).