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Executive director Manisha Willms (centre) of the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre with (left to right) Royal Bank of Canada staff members Jaz Grewal, Ray Warren, Jason Michiel, Tim Gordon and Tyler Chick at the recent cheque presentation ceremonies. (Contributed)

Penticton’s OSNS benefits from $10,000 RBC grant

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will use the money for tech upgrades

Executive director Manisha Willms (centre) of the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre with (left to right) Royal Bank of Canada staff members Jaz Grewal, Ray Warren, Jason Michiel, Tim Gordon and Tyler Chick at the recent cheque presentation ceremonies. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees acquire forward Lakoduk from Victoria Grizzlies

Penticton Vees acquire forward Lakoduk from Victoria Grizzlies

The Penticton Vees have acquired forward Darwin Lakoduk in a trade with the Victoria Grizzlies

Penticton Vees acquire forward Lakoduk from Victoria Grizzlies
Penticton on Bamford’s list of stops in 2020

Penticton on Bamford’s list of stops in 2020

Gord Bamford and friends are scheduled to stop in Penticton in 2020

Penticton on Bamford’s list of stops in 2020
Penticton concert date for Blind Melon and guests has been cancelled

Penticton concert date for Blind Melon and guests has been cancelled

No reason given for cancellation of Canadian dates for Blind Melon, Bif Naked and Soul Asylum

Penticton concert date for Blind Melon and guests has been cancelled
Okanagan woman helps senior along the journey

Okanagan woman helps senior along the journey

Cindy Bertrand Larson goes throughout the Okanagan to help seniors along their end-of-life journey

Okanagan woman helps senior along the journey
Lynn Kalmring was killed by her common-law husband Keith Wiens in 2011. Wiens has been granted escorted temporary absence from prison for up to 40 hours a month. (File photo)

Ex-Summerland RCMP officer convicted of murder granted escorted absence

Keith Wiens granted escorted absences from prison by National Parole Board

Lynn Kalmring was killed by her common-law husband Keith Wiens in 2011. Wiens has been granted escorted temporary absence from prison for up to 40 hours a month. (File photo)
Penticton Fire Department responded to Penticton Regional Hospital Thursday night to help free a child whose fingers got stuck in a car door. (Photo courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack)

Penticton firefighters free child’s hand stuck in van door

Fire department called to Penticton hospital to help free child’s fingers from vehicle

Penticton Fire Department responded to Penticton Regional Hospital Thursday night to help free a child whose fingers got stuck in a car door. (Photo courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack)
No one injured in Similkameen shooting

No one injured in Similkameen shooting

RCMP called to a Hedley residence early Friday morning after reports of shots fired

No one injured in Similkameen shooting
Coming for a landing, the morning Air Canada Express flight arrives Wednesday at Penticton Regional Airport. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton-bound plane forced to return to Vancouver

It’s the third flight in three weeks that has been unable to land at Penticton Regional Airport.

Coming for a landing, the morning Air Canada Express flight arrives Wednesday at Penticton Regional Airport. (Mark Brett - Western News)
NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters, including Lynn Kelsey, after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Richard Cannings re-elected in South Okanagan-West Kootenay

It was a close race with Conservative challenger Helena Konanz

NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters, including Lynn Kelsey, after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Woman misses spending Thanksgiving with family after flight turns back from Penticton Airport
Woman misses spending Thanksgiving with family after flight turns back from Penticton Airport
Alice Cooper coming back to South Okanagan

Alice Cooper coming back to South Okanagan

Alice Cooper’s Ol’ Black Eyes is Back is coming to Penticton in April 2020

Alice Cooper coming back to South Okanagan
The high-flying Harlem Globetrotters during a previous visit to Penticton. The world-famous entertainers are coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 30. (File photo)

Globetrotters returning to South Okanagan

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their all-new show to Penticton

The high-flying Harlem Globetrotters during a previous visit to Penticton. The world-famous entertainers are coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 30. (File photo)
Volunteer to help save the burrowing owl in the South Okanagan

Volunteer to help save the burrowing owl in the South Okanagan

The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society is hosting a work party to help with owl habitat

Volunteer to help save the burrowing owl in the South Okanagan
South Okanagan man turns circus skills to life lessons

South Okanagan man turns circus skills to life lessons

Bryce Beckett has an after school program to help kids with life skills through circus training

South Okanagan man turns circus skills to life lessons
Shortened south Okanagan runway may impact flight schedules

Shortened south Okanagan runway may impact flight schedules

Transport Canada has shortened the Penticton airport runway which may impact some flight schedules

Shortened south Okanagan runway may impact flight schedules
Suspect arrested in Penticton armed car jacking

Suspect arrested in Penticton armed car jacking

Penticton RCMP say a man was arrested Tuesday in Penticton in connection with a car jacking

Suspect arrested in Penticton armed car jacking
South Okanagan adventure park brightens seniors’ day with flowers

South Okanagan adventure park brightens seniors’ day with flowers

The many flowers that bloom in LocoLanding during the summer brighten the day for seniors

South Okanagan adventure park brightens seniors’ day with flowers
Gas prices locally on Monday morning were among the lowest in the province according to GasBuddy.com. Most stations in the city were at $1.13.9 for regular self serve while the Super Save station on Green Mountain Road was at $1.12.9. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan gas prices among the lowest at B.C. pumps

Nine of the 10 lowest-priced gas locations are in Penticton

Gas prices locally on Monday morning were among the lowest in the province according to GasBuddy.com. Most stations in the city were at $1.13.9 for regular self serve while the Super Save station on Green Mountain Road was at $1.12.9. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Checking GPS settings of a property with a full fruit tree in close proximity to bear habitat, Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service and other officers are cracking down on people not following wildlife attractant protocol, so bears don’t have to die. (Mark Brett - Western News)

VIDEO: We’re not ‘cold-blooded killers’ of bears, B.C. conservation officer says

When it’s a matter of public safety, the animals pay the ultimate price

Checking GPS settings of a property with a full fruit tree in close proximity to bear habitat, Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service and other officers are cracking down on people not following wildlife attractant protocol, so bears don’t have to die. (Mark Brett - Western News)