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These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)

Firearms, drugs and cash seized from known criminal in Naramata

42-year-old arrested and will appear in court in May

These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)
Man arrested on warrants at Osoyoos hotel now behind bars facing over 28 criminal charges. (File photo)

‘Huge problem in Oliver’: Man facing 28 charges arrested at Osoyoos hotel

Arjen Jessy Alexander Huber, 30, is currently in jail

Man arrested on warrants at Osoyoos hotel now behind bars facing over 28 criminal charges. (File photo)
More than $20,000 raised for Critteraid Animal Sanctuary during the Betty White Challenge. Some of the funds will go for a new play structure for the sanctuary’s goats. (Critteraid Facebook)

#BettyWhiteChallenge raises more than $20K for Summerland animal rescue

Some of the funds will go towards a new play structure for the goats

More than $20,000 raised for Critteraid Animal Sanctuary during the Betty White Challenge. Some of the funds will go for a new play structure for the sanctuary’s goats. (Critteraid Facebook)
Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)

Heavy police presence in Naramata again

Pencticton RCMP say no risk to the public

Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)
The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)

Offspring cancels concert in Penticton

Offspring was scheduled to play March 2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)
Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)

748 overdoses in 2021: Those on the frontlines of the crisis in Penticton speak out

The number of overdoses in 2021 is almost double that of 2020 in Penticton

Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)
Penticton Vees (submitted)

Penticton Vees denied entry into United States

Vees were scheduled to play Wenatchee Saturday night

Penticton Vees (submitted)
RCMP vehicle

UPDATE: Kelowna man arrested under Mental Health Act

Byrnes Road is now open after a man was arrested after barricading himself in a home

RCMP vehicle
A woman’s body has been found at the Glenmore dog park on Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2022. (Google image)

Woman’s body found at Kelowna dog park

Investigators are on scene and deem the death suspicious

A woman’s body has been found at the Glenmore dog park on Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2022. (Google image)
Ice is slowly breaking up and moving down Similkameen River.(RDOS photo)

Ice is moving down river but not causing issues yet in Keremeos and Princeton

Emergency services closely monitoring Similkameen and Tulameen river for flooding

Ice is slowly breaking up and moving down Similkameen River.(RDOS photo)
Killer Keith Wiens is lead from the Penticton Court House in handcuffs. (Mark Brett Western News file photo)

Day parole denied for ex-Summerland RCMP officer who killed wife

Parole board says Keith Wiens still poses risk to public, lacks victim empathy

Killer Keith Wiens is lead from the Penticton Court House in handcuffs. (Mark Brett Western News file photo)
Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Rona’s garden centre roof collapses

The weight of the snow caused the roof to cave in

Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Kevin the free range peacock was killed by a wild animal in the village of Naramata Jan. 10. (Bob Stirrat photo Facebook)

Naramata Village’s beloved free range peacock killed

Kevin, one of 2 free range peacocks had been living in the village for years

Kevin the free range peacock was killed by a wild animal in the village of Naramata Jan. 10. (Bob Stirrat photo Facebook)
Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy rocks out to a sold-out crowd in his home town at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2019. (Roger Knox Black Press)

Happy birthday Loverboy!

Penticton-raised lead singer of Loverboy Mike Reno turned 67 this weekend

Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy rocks out to a sold-out crowd in his home town at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2019. (Roger Knox Black Press)
This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)

Fully loaded semi trailer makes dangerous pass in Oliver

Dash cam video shows the truck crossing the solid line to pass during icy dark conditions

This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)
Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27 -year-old Kaeleigh-Lynne Eden. (RCMP handout)

Update: Penticton RCMP locate woman

Mounties want to confirm the 27-year-old’s well-being

Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27 -year-old Kaeleigh-Lynne Eden. (RCMP handout)
An icicle formed on a highway camera at Highway 97 in Kaleden, near Penticton at 8 a.m. Jan. 6, 2022. (DriveBC)

Crashes increase 138% in January in Southern Interior

On average, there are close to 130 crashes in the region this winter month

An icicle formed on a highway camera at Highway 97 in Kaleden, near Penticton at 8 a.m. Jan. 6, 2022. (DriveBC)
Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)

Snowy, icy but doable commute on Highway 97

Reports of some black ice with snow expected all day

Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)
Penticton-based poet Shane Koyczan released his poem Tomorrow on YouTube speaking a message of hope for what 2022 could bring. (Shane Koyczan photo)

Famed Penticton poet Shane Koyczan offers a dose of hope for 2022

Shane Koyczan releases ‘Tomorrow’ on Youtube where we should ‘stockpile hope like toilet paper’

Penticton-based poet Shane Koyczan released his poem Tomorrow on YouTube speaking a message of hope for what 2022 could bring. (Shane Koyczan photo)
Grey Ron Allison was born to parents Molly Smith and Tyler Allison at 2:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, becoming Interior Health’s first baby born in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Molly Smith and IH)

It’s a boy for South Okanagan’s first baby of 2022

It took until Jan. 3 for a baby to be born at Penticton hospital in 2022

Grey Ron Allison was born to parents Molly Smith and Tyler Allison at 2:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, becoming Interior Health’s first baby born in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Molly Smith and IH)