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These Seadoos came through the path of a skimmer trying to refill on Okanagan Lake on Sunday, Aug. 29 to help fight the Skaha Creek fire. (Viola Nash Hutchinson Facebook)

Penticton boat launches close after boaters, Seadoos get in way of wildfire skimmers

Watercrafts seen coming in the path of skimmers trying to refill on Okanagan Lake

These Seadoos came through the path of a skimmer trying to refill on Okanagan Lake on Sunday, Aug. 29 to help fight the Skaha Creek fire. (Viola Nash Hutchinson Facebook)
Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.

Over 200 properties put on evacuation alert due to Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on alert

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.
Air tankers will be working the Skaha Creek fire all of Monday, said BC Wildfire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton wildfire grows to over 200 hectares

Air tankers, helicopters and over 55 ground crew working on Skaha Creek fire

Air tankers will be working the Skaha Creek fire all of Monday, said BC Wildfire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Mike Biden took this photo of the Skaha Creek fire from Skaha Hills neighbourhood at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021. (Mike Biden)

Penticton residents spent a tense night as Skaha Creek fire climbs down hill

No evacuation orders or alerts were issued

Mike Biden took this photo of the Skaha Creek fire from Skaha Hills neighbourhood at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021. (Mike Biden)
The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Mural to bring unity takes shape in South Okanagan

The mural is idea of local Indo-Canadian family whose home was hit by racist graffiti

The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Firefighter at the Garrison Lake wildfire recently. (BC Wildfire)

Evacuation order rescinded for Garrison Lake wildfire, near Princeton

Eastgate and Placer properties in the clear while 2 Kennedy Lake addresses downgraded to alert

Firefighter at the Garrison Lake wildfire recently. (BC Wildfire)
Randy Kirkoski took this photo of the new Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton.

New Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton may impact flights

Boaters are reminded to stay close to shore to allow skimmers at both lakes

Randy Kirkoski took this photo of the new Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton.
Randy Kirkoski took this photo of the new Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton.

UPDATE: Skaha Creek fire grows to 100 hectares

Fire activity is expected to reduce over the course of the night, according to BC Wildfire

Randy Kirkoski took this photo of the new Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton.
Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Mexican rescue dog back home with family after 3 days lost in Penticton

Sombra followed the wrong biking group at Campbell Mountain trails Aug. 22

Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)
Kristi Laforest with her loved dog Sombra who is lost in Penticton near Township 7 wineries after following the wrong biking group up Campbell Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Submitted)

Family desperate to find their Mexican rescue dog lost in Penticton

Sombra was last seen near Township 7 winery

Kristi Laforest with her loved dog Sombra who is lost in Penticton near Township 7 wineries after following the wrong biking group up Campbell Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Submitted)
RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses after man found with severe injuries

The man was found near the Okanagan Lake promenade Saturday

RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)
Canadian Armed Forces walk with BC Wildfire crews assessing damage at the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 19. The fire is now held. (BC Wildfire photo)

Thomas Creek fire, near Okanagan Falls, is classified as ‘held’

The wildfire has seen little fire activity and no growth, says BC Wildfire

Canadian Armed Forces walk with BC Wildfire crews assessing damage at the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 19. The fire is now held. (BC Wildfire photo)
Australian crews are helping in the Thomas Creek fire.

South Okanagan wildfires benefiting from rain, cooler weather

BC Wildfire will re-evaluate evacuation orders for Mount Baldy area

Australian crews are helping in the Thomas Creek fire.
Election signs are appearing around Summerland as the Sept. 20 federal election approaches. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Local Liberal candidate wants ban on election signs

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidate has signs vandalized, stolen

Election signs are appearing around Summerland as the Sept. 20 federal election approaches. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Pathways counsellor Steve King announced that Pathways Addictions Resource Centre and its counselling programs are back up and running again as of Aug. 20, 2021. (YouTube)

Penticton’s Pathways Addictions Centre re-opens

After IH pulled funding in May, Pathways’ phones ringing with people in crisis

Pathways counsellor Steve King announced that Pathways Addictions Resource Centre and its counselling programs are back up and running again as of Aug. 20, 2021. (YouTube)
Booster Juice at Cherry Lane mall.

Penticton Booster Juice finds kindness from community after abuse over mask policy

Owner thankful to people coming in offering words of support

Booster Juice at Cherry Lane mall.
This garage and neighbouring home on Martin Street was damaged in an alleged arson fire Aug. 30, 2020. A local man has been charged with the crime. (Western News file photo)

Bench warrant issued for Penticton man charged with arson

A garage was allegedly set on fire last August in downtown Penticton

This garage and neighbouring home on Martin Street was damaged in an alleged arson fire Aug. 30, 2020. A local man has been charged with the crime. (Western News file photo)
A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Woman assaulted and robbed while paying for parking in downtown Penticton

Police are looking for slim man in his 20s with curly hair

A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.

Penticton woman almost throws out $50,000 scratch and win

Luckily, she checked her winning ticket on the BCLC Lotto app

Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.
Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.

Penticton’s Pathways wants to open day-tox outpatient program

Interior Health pulled all its funding for the addictions counselling centre in May

Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.