Logan Lockhart

Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)

PHOTOS: Penticton high school students honour lost Indigenous lives with Red Dress Day

May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)
The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees Fred Page Cup Finals schedule released, tickets on sale May 6

The Vees will battle the Nanaimo Clippers in Game No. 1 of the fourth-round hockey series on May 13

The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Take the steps now’: Regional district issues emergency-preparation reminder

‘Identify where you and your family could stay if an evacuation order is issued,’ says the RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An abandoned Oliver home was destroyed by a fire overnight on April 30. (Photo: Oliver and Area Community Hub Page, Facebook)

Vacant home destroyed in Oliver fire, deemed suspicious

The blaze occurred just after midnight on Saturday, April 30

An abandoned Oliver home was destroyed by a fire overnight on April 30. (Photo: Oliver and Area Community Hub Page, Facebook)
Statistics Canada released new data on April 27, revealing that Penticton’s population has an average age of 49 years old. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

30% of Penticton’s population is 65 years and older: Statistics Canada

The agency released its ‘2021 Census of Population’ data on April 27

Statistics Canada released new data on April 27, revealing that Penticton’s population has an average age of 49 years old. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Fire departments from Kelowna, Lake Country and Armstrong arrived at Penticton’s Evergreen Drive for wildfire training on Saturday, April 23. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. firefighters arrive in the Okanagan for training ahead of wildfire season

Classroom sessions and on-the-ground training will take place until Sunday

Fire departments from Kelowna, Lake Country and Armstrong arrived at Penticton’s Evergreen Drive for wildfire training on Saturday, April 23. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Event organizer Jennifer Martison is hoping for at least 1,000 people to attend a music festival and silent auction at Heritage Hills Community Park on May 1 in support of Ukraine. (File Photo)

Okanagan residents aiming to raise $27k for Ukraine at upcoming music festival

The Sunflower Festival goes May 1 at Heritage Hills Community Park, 10 minutes south of Penticton

Event organizer Jennifer Martison is hoping for at least 1,000 people to attend a music festival and silent auction at Heritage Hills Community Park on May 1 in support of Ukraine. (File Photo)
RCMP initially responded to a window-smashing incident at the Oliver Community Centre before discovering that two local businesses were also affected on the night of April 17. (File Photo)

3 Oliver businesses hit by alleged window smasher: RCMP

Police responded to three separate incidents of window smashing on April 17

RCMP initially responded to a window-smashing incident at the Oliver Community Centre before discovering that two local businesses were also affected on the night of April 17. (File Photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting pitch-in events from April 20 to 23, coinciding with Earth Day. Community gatherings that involve cleaning green spaces and properly disposing of waste are included in the initiatives. (Photo: RDOS Communications)

Volunteers shine during Earth Day ‘pitch-in’ projects across the South Okanagan

The regional district is hosting community clean-up events from April 20 to 23

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting pitch-in events from April 20 to 23, coinciding with Earth Day. Community gatherings that involve cleaning green spaces and properly disposing of waste are included in the initiatives. (Photo: RDOS Communications)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has introduced new resources for small businesses, apartment buildings and event hosts to manage recycling efforts. (Photo: City of Penticton)

Earth Day: Recycling helps save you money: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

‘Less waste benefits us all and can help improve your bottom line,’ the regional district says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has introduced new resources for small businesses, apartment buildings and event hosts to manage recycling efforts. (Photo: City of Penticton)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will hold its second annual Tee it Up For Kids Golf Tournament on September 2 at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer gets behind Oliver charity golf tournament

The 2nd annual Tee it Up for Kids Tournament goes Sept. 2 at Fairview Mountain Golf Club

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will hold its second annual Tee it Up For Kids Golf Tournament on September 2 at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)

Watch out for roaming horses on Highway 97 south of Penticton

The wildlife advisory was posted Tuesday morning, April 19

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)
An average of three people are killed in B.C. every year during the Easter long weekend as a result of an accident on one of the province’s major highways, according to ICBC. (Photo: Andrea DeMeer)

Don’t be surprised by flurries on B.C.’s highways this Easter: Environment Canada

‘Unpredictable’ springtime weather could impact drivers starting on Friday evening

An average of three people are killed in B.C. every year during the Easter long weekend as a result of an accident on one of the province’s major highways, according to ICBC. (Photo: Andrea DeMeer)
An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.

B.C. musician to honour Elton John and Billy Joel in Oliver this June

Tribute show on June 12 will include songs from both musicians

An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.
Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)

‘Instability’ and ‘unpredictability’ cause Okanagan temperatures to drop this weekend

Springtime convection has officially arrived in the region: Environment Canada

Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

Okanagan man crushed in recycling truck succumbs to injuries

The 52-year-old had been sleeping in an recycling dumpster that was picked up by the truck

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, tabled Bill C in the House of Commons on March 31, proposing to eliminate the federal excise tax on low-alcoholic beer. (Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings)

B.C. MP wants to eliminate tax on low-alcohol beer

Beer with an alcohol percentage of 0.5 or below is subject to the new proposal

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, tabled Bill C in the House of Commons on March 31, proposing to eliminate the federal excise tax on low-alcoholic beer. (Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Foo Fighters’ show in the Okanagan officially cancelled after death of drummer

All of the band’s upcoming scheduled shows won’t proceed after the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins

FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)