Penticton News Staff

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)

Local state of emergency declared near Okanagan home

Slope failure cited as City of Penticton issues notice at home in 600 block of Heather Road

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)
A local wine and some roses are just one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, are you ready?

Here are some ideas for gifts and plans for this year.

A local wine and some roses are just one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents rescued from under-construction home

Residents rescued from under-construction home

The Penticton Fire Department used their ladder truck to rescue the homeowners from the roof.

Residents rescued from under-construction home
From left to right, Mary Masiel of the Vermillion Forks Field Naturalists; John Bubb of the Summerland Food Bank; and Paul Fyfe from Princeton Search & Rescue hold up their donations from 100 Men Who Care. (Submitted Image)

Summerland Food Bank receives $5,680 from Penticton’s 100 Men Who Care

Princeton Search & Rescue and Vermillion Forks Field Naturalists also received donations

From left to right, Mary Masiel of the Vermillion Forks Field Naturalists; John Bubb of the Summerland Food Bank; and Paul Fyfe from Princeton Search & Rescue hold up their donations from 100 Men Who Care. (Submitted Image)
Video: A look at the inner workings of the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory

Video: A look at the inner workings of the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory

Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory opens doors to the public

Video: A look at the inner workings of the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory
Federal leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh high-fives a Penticton Vees fan after the team’s fifth goal of the period against the West Kelowna Warriors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

VIDEO: Hockey talk with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

The leader of the federal NDP named his favourite teams, player, and hopes for the Stanley Cup

Federal leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh high-fives a Penticton Vees fan after the team’s fifth goal of the period against the West Kelowna Warriors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
One of the works of artist Terry Isaac on the cover of a wildlife art publication. A celebration of life took place at Red Rooster Winery on Sunday for Isaac, who died on July 16. (Western News file photo)

The Okanagan celebrates and says goodbye to beloved artist Terry Isaac

The renowned wildlife painter was remembered for his caring nature

One of the works of artist Terry Isaac on the cover of a wildlife art publication. A celebration of life took place at Red Rooster Winery on Sunday for Isaac, who died on July 16. (Western News file photo)
Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)

Pickleball tournament in Penticton supports cardiology department

Tournament held July 27 Penticton Seniors Centre on South Main

Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)
A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in Penticton

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame
Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Granfondo cycles through the South Okanagan and towards 10th anniversary

The ninth year of the cycling competition saw 2820 riders tour the South Okanagan

From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre

Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre

Visit is part of Filomena Tassi’s tour of Canada to hear concerns facing seniors

Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen wants to know why you do or don’t volunteer. The survey takes 10 minutes to fill out and will conclude on July 8. (Photo from Unsplash)

CFSOS wants to hear from you on community participation

Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is running a survey on civic participation

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen wants to know why you do or don’t volunteer. The survey takes 10 minutes to fill out and will conclude on July 8. (Photo from Unsplash)
Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption

Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption

The organization hopes to have 30 of their kittens adopted

Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption
The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Kidney Walk raises over $22,000

All of the money goes to the Kidney Foundation of Canada for research and treatments

The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held

B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held

No structures in danger at this time

B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held
Brian Gay of Antlers Surf stands in what will become the company’s new retail space at the Skaha Marina. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Summerland’s Antlers Surf is bringing more than just local boards to the beaches

The Summerland-based company is moving into the Skaha Marina this summer

Brian Gay of Antlers Surf stands in what will become the company’s new retail space at the Skaha Marina. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Hugh Tarbet (left) and O’Neil Upshaw try out Dpt. Sheriff Jarret Battistella’s handcuffs at Law Day at the Penticton Courthouse on May 24 (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Luke Skywalker makes an appearance in Penticton court

KVR Middle Schoolers get firsthand experience at the Penticton Courthouse

Hugh Tarbet (left) and O’Neil Upshaw try out Dpt. Sheriff Jarret Battistella’s handcuffs at Law Day at the Penticton Courthouse on May 24 (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Bucking bulls return to Okanagan raceway Sunday

Bull Riders Canada returns to the South Okanagan with some of the top riders in Canada

Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)