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Michael Charles, an inductee of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, is coming to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on April 22. (Submitted)

Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee ready to rock Penticton

Australia’s Michael Charles will be at the Dream Cafe on Saturday, April 22

Michael Charles, an inductee of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, is coming to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on April 22. (Submitted)
A two-vehicle crash at Springfield Road between Leckie and Durnin Road is stalling traffic on Saturday, March 18. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

UPDATE: Lanes reopen after 2-vehicle crash in Kelowna causes havoc on Springfield Road

Traffic in the area stalled considerably at 3 p.m.

A two-vehicle crash at Springfield Road between Leckie and Durnin Road is stalling traffic on Saturday, March 18. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The Okanagan Valley Throwdown returned to Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, March 18, welcoming cross-fit competitors from across Western Canada. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan Valley Throwdown brings strength, agility to Penticton

The 10th edition of the two-day event continues Sunday, March 19, at the trade and convention centre

The Okanagan Valley Throwdown returned to Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, March 18, welcoming cross-fit competitors from across Western Canada. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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Penticton considering new bylaw to enforce ‘public nuisance’ at bus stops, drive-thrus

If passed, bylaws officers would have more authority to enforce disorderly conduct in public spaces

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A split council voted to remove the final stretch of the bike lane from the budget after a spirited debate (Monique Tamminga Western News)

UPDATE: Mistaken vote by Penticton councillor gives life to bike lane’s final phase

Council will hold a re-vote on the fate of the bike lane’s last leg during a Thursday meeting

A split council voted to remove the final stretch of the bike lane from the budget after a spirited debate (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Skiers from across the Interior competed in the Sporting Life OK NGSL Zone Finals on March 4 and 5, at the Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton. (Photo- Greg Jaron)

More than 140 athletes from across B.C.’s Interior ski for gold at Apex Mountain

The Sporting Life OK NGSL Zone Finals took place on March 4 and 5

Skiers from across the Interior competed in the Sporting Life OK NGSL Zone Finals on March 4 and 5, at the Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton. (Photo- Greg Jaron)
Okanagan Hockey Academy’s David Hoy scored his team’s first goal on Saturday, March 11, against the Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna U17 in Penticton. The OHA secured a 4-1 victory to open its CSSHL Championships in 2023. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan Hockey Academy, Kelowna battle at CSSHL Championships in Penticton

The tournament ends March 19 and features 86 teams from across North America

Okanagan Hockey Academy’s David Hoy scored his team’s first goal on Saturday, March 11, against the Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna U17 in Penticton. The OHA secured a 4-1 victory to open its CSSHL Championships in 2023. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
This Penticton art duo were one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday, April 1, 2022, at the first-ever Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. (Logan Lockhart -Western News)

Popular festival returns to make Penticton ‘cultural capital of B.C.’ again

The second annual Ignite the Arts Festival runs from March 24 to April 2

This Penticton art duo were one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday, April 1, 2022, at the first-ever Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. (Logan Lockhart -Western News)
Apex Mountain Resort has finished in the top 10 of this year’s Mackenzie TopPeak competition. (Apex Mountain Resort)

National TV broadcast recognizing Apex Mountain Resort; hill wins $2k in competition

Online voters had their say and selected Apex as one of the best ski communities in Canada

Apex Mountain Resort has finished in the top 10 of this year’s Mackenzie TopPeak competition. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Skaha Meadows Golf Course in Penticton opened for the season on Feb. 8, 2023. Snowfall shortly after put a halt on consistent operations until early March. As of March 8, they are open for the season. (Photo- Skaha Meadows Golf Course/Facebook)

Golf in February: Penticton course the first in Okanagan to open for season

Skaha Meadows opened Feb. 8; Penticton Golf and Country tees off March 9

Skaha Meadows Golf Course in Penticton opened for the season on Feb. 8, 2023. Snowfall shortly after put a halt on consistent operations until early March. As of March 8, they are open for the season. (Photo- Skaha Meadows Golf Course/Facebook)
Riders in the 2022 Okanagan Granfondo at the start line in downtown Penticton last July. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Okanagan Granfondo staying in Penticton for 5 more years

The now-called Okanagan Granfondo Penticton returns on July 9

Riders in the 2022 Okanagan Granfondo at the start line in downtown Penticton last July. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Maui’s Teahouse in Penticton is nominated in two categories for the 2023 Small Business BC Awards. The bubble tea cafe was named after Maui the dog. (Maui’s Teahouse Facebook.)

Penticton bubble tea café nominated for pair of Small Business BC awards

Maui’s Teahouse opened in July 2022 and can be voted for in two different categories

Maui’s Teahouse in Penticton is nominated in two categories for the 2023 Small Business BC Awards. The bubble tea cafe was named after Maui the dog. (Maui’s Teahouse Facebook.)
Hungry Bear Power Bites Café is opening on April 1, inside the Penticton airport. (Photo- Penticton Regional Airport)

New café opening inside Penticton Regional Airport

Hungry Bear Power Bites Café opens on April 1

Hungry Bear Power Bites Café is opening on April 1, inside the Penticton airport. (Photo- Penticton Regional Airport)
Built in 1915, this Tudor-style home that has been Bogner's restaurant since 1976 will be torn down and turned into office space. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Final approvals pave way for demolition of historic Penticton restaurant

Ministry of Transportation approved termination of the land use contract for Bogner’s

Built in 1915, this Tudor-style home that has been Bogner's restaurant since 1976 will be torn down and turned into office space. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is once again hosting the Okanagan Cup’s ski races in March 2023. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Teck Okanagan Cup ski races returning to Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton

The season’s final regional cross-country event kicks off March 12

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is once again hosting the Okanagan Cup’s ski races in March 2023. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Penticton’s Ciara Browne, 16, won a bronze medal for Team BC at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. (Photo- Armando Tura/Team BC)

Penticton karate star captures bronze medal for Team BC at Canada Winter Games

16-year-old Ciara Browne shined in Prince Edward Island last week

Penticton’s Ciara Browne, 16, won a bronze medal for Team BC at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. (Photo- Armando Tura/Team BC)
The 27th annual Penticton Home and Reno Show welcomed thousands of people to the city’s trade and convention centre on Saturday, March 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Thousands enjoy the signs of spring at Penticton Home and Reno Show

Within two hours, more than 2,500 people walked through the show’s doors

The 27th annual Penticton Home and Reno Show welcomed thousands of people to the city’s trade and convention centre on Saturday, March 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt remains closed Saturday due to extreme avalanche conditions. (Photo- B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Twitter)

UPDATE: Coquihalla Highway reopens between Hope and Merritt after avalanche control

Crews worked to remove more than 70 centimetres of snow on Saturday afternoon

Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt remains closed Saturday due to extreme avalanche conditions. (Photo- B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Twitter)
RCMP is investigating after a pair of vehicles were set on fire outside the Penticton Kia car dealership on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Photo- Penticton Kia Instagram)

2 vehicles set on fire at Penticton car dealership

A man on a bike was caught on camera leaving the torched vehicles behind

RCMP is investigating after a pair of vehicles were set on fire outside the Penticton Kia car dealership on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Photo- Penticton Kia Instagram)
Thrash Wrestling is coming to Penticton’s Luso Canadian Multicultural Society on March 24, April 14, and May 19. (Shar’s Photography photo)

Thrash Wrestling returns to Penticton for 3 shows; former WWE superstar joining roster

Chris Masters is joining the promotion’s roster and will appear in Kelowna and Vernon first

Thrash Wrestling is coming to Penticton’s Luso Canadian Multicultural Society on March 24, April 14, and May 19. (Shar’s Photography photo)