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‘Safety’ in numbers for homeless on improvised Okanagan campsite

‘Safety’ in numbers for homeless on improvised Okanagan campsite

Increasing numbers of homeless are spending their nights on Main Street, city-owned property

‘Safety’ in numbers for homeless on improvised Okanagan campsite
Executive director Manisha Willms of the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre with Penticton’s Jim Morrison a member of Area 27 who will be taking passengers on the ride of a lifetime. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Fast-paced South Okanagan fundraiser guaranteed to thrill

Area 27 motorsports club members are offering the ride of a lifetime in support of OSNS

Executive director Manisha Willms of the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre with Penticton’s Jim Morrison a member of Area 27 who will be taking passengers on the ride of a lifetime. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

The second chick in an osprey nest featured on the Town of Osoyoos website has died

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off
An RCMP officer talks to a man in front of Wrights Beach Camp and RV park this morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Police on scene at Penticton beach

RCMP were at a what is believed to be a crime scene near Skaha Beach Sunday

An RCMP officer talks to a man in front of Wrights Beach Camp and RV park this morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake
Snowbirds public affairs officer Jennifer Casey following the arrival of the first two planes Thursday morning at Penticton Regional Airport. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Snowbirds touch down in the South Okanagan

Canadian Forces Snowbirds make pit stop in Penticton

Snowbirds public affairs officer Jennifer Casey following the arrival of the first two planes Thursday morning at Penticton Regional Airport. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Jordan Rapp gives a victory shout as he prepares to grab the ribbon at the finish line of the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon. (Western New file photo).

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Jordan Rapp gives a victory shout as he prepares to grab the ribbon at the finish line of the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon. (Western New file photo).
Family and friends of Elijah-Iain Beauregard on the pier on Okanagan Lake in Penticton where a permanent memorial has been set up in memory of the teen who was stabbed in June in Kelowna and later died. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered Kelowna teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Family and friends of Elijah-Iain Beauregard on the pier on Okanagan Lake in Penticton where a permanent memorial has been set up in memory of the teen who was stabbed in June in Kelowna and later died. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Super League Triathlon in Penticton cancelled

Super League Triathlon in Penticton cancelled

It was confirmed Monday next month’s planned Super League Triathlon has been cancelled

Super League Triathlon in Penticton cancelled
Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Two planes from the Commemorative Air Force are in Penticton this week for rides and tours

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton
Osprey chick raises concern in Okanagan

Osprey chick raises concern in Okanagan

The second of two osprey eggs hatched Friday morning however it is believed the first chick died

Osprey chick raises concern in Okanagan
BC Wildfire Services help mop up Washington State fire

BC Wildfire Services help mop up Washington State fire

Two air tankers and bird dog plane from the Penticton base help with Washington State wildfire

BC Wildfire Services help mop up Washington State fire
Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer greets supporters at Penticton’s Red Wing Resorts on Tuesday afternoon before door knocking in the neighbourhood that strongly supports the party. Robin Grant -Western News Staff

Scheer pulls no punches in Okanagan door knocking

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer was door knocking in Penticton Tuesday

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer greets supporters at Penticton’s Red Wing Resorts on Tuesday afternoon before door knocking in the neighbourhood that strongly supports the party. Robin Grant -Western News Staff
Okanagan-Shuswap weather: clouds and rain, chance of a thunderstorm

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: clouds and rain, chance of a thunderstorm

Clouds and rain forecast for the region on Tuesday

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: clouds and rain, chance of a thunderstorm
Home is where the heart is for NHL player from Penticton

Home is where the heart is for NHL player from Penticton

Duncan Keith of the Chicago Black Hawks opens the second phase of his OSNS playground project

Home is where the heart is for NHL player from Penticton
The Coyote Cruises bus picks up customers at the exit point near the mouth of Skaha Lake. (File photo)

Confusion over land ownership of property along Okanagan River Channel

There appears to be some confusion about ownership of two of the properties Coyote Cruises uses

The Coyote Cruises bus picks up customers at the exit point near the mouth of Skaha Lake. (File photo)
The Coyote Cruises bus picks up customers at the exit point near the mouth of Skaha Lake for the return trip to the starting point last summer. (Western News file photo)

Floating the Okanagan River Channel in jeopardy?

K’ul Group raises concerns associated with establishing a new lease for City of Penticton parkland

The Coyote Cruises bus picks up customers at the exit point near the mouth of Skaha Lake for the return trip to the starting point last summer. (Western News file photo)
Representatives from Indonesia’s state-owned power utility PLN, StruthersTech engineers and PT Agincourt mining personnel in front of the power compensation equipment upon successful commissioning. (Submitted photo)

South Okanagan firm takes technology global to help reduce carbon footprints

StruthersTech helps eliminate huge carbon dioxide footprint from Indonesian gold mining operation

Representatives from Indonesia’s state-owned power utility PLN, StruthersTech engineers and PT Agincourt mining personnel in front of the power compensation equipment upon successful commissioning. (Submitted photo)
Barnyard meditation with a friendly nuzzle at South Okanagan farm

Barnyard meditation with a friendly nuzzle at South Okanagan farm

Goga is a unique combination of cuddly, four legged creatures with the peacefulness of yoga

Barnyard meditation with a friendly nuzzle at South Okanagan farm
From left to right: Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College; Daniel Bibby, Executive Director, Spirit Ridge Resort and Co-owner of Nighthawk Vineyards; Linda Larson, MLA Boundary-Similkameen; Andrew Hay, Vice President Education, Okanagan College; and BCBTAC logo. (Submitted photo)

‘Game changing’ beverage technology coming to Penticton

Penticton Okanagan Collge campus will be the site of the new beverage access technology centre

From left to right: Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College; Daniel Bibby, Executive Director, Spirit Ridge Resort and Co-owner of Nighthawk Vineyards; Linda Larson, MLA Boundary-Similkameen; Andrew Hay, Vice President Education, Okanagan College; and BCBTAC logo. (Submitted photo)