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Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)

Representing himself, Okanagan inmate delays trial

Afshin Maleki Ighani trial adjourned until Nov. 21

Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a poppy donation box theft. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

Man steals poppy box from South Okanagan grocery store

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying male in surveillance footage

Penticton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a poppy donation box theft. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
Keremeos RCMP help free young moose caught in barbed wire fence near Ollala. (file photo)
Keremeos RCMP help free young moose caught in barbed wire fence near Ollala. (file photo)
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Police watchdog investigating death of South Okanagan man following attempted arrest

Man is said to have died of head injuries on Nov. 14

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(Robin Grant-Western News)

Disciplinary hearing date set for South Okanagan pharmacy

Hearing will take place on Dec. 4 in Vancouver

(Robin Grant-Western News)
From left, Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre’s president Mignonne Wood, director Liz Hansen, Teri McGrath present their petition to MLA Dan Ashton. The petition advocates for it to become mandatory to report medical errors and a compensation system for patients who experience avoidable errors. (Contributed)

Penticton woman sends fight to reduce preventable medical errors to Victoria

Teri McGrath and senior’s centre members presented 150-plus signature petition to local MLA

From left, Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre’s president Mignonne Wood, director Liz Hansen, Teri McGrath present their petition to MLA Dan Ashton. The petition advocates for it to become mandatory to report medical errors and a compensation system for patients who experience avoidable errors. (Contributed)
Canadian television presenters Don Cherry, left, was fired by Sportsnet on Nov. 11. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canadian television presenters Don Cherry, left, was fired by Sportsnet on Nov. 11. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The march off began at the Legion Branch 192 in Keremeos. (Robin Grant-Review Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds come out to Remembrance Day ceremony in Keremeos

Ceremony began at 10:45 a.m. at Keremeos Legion Branch

The march off began at the Legion Branch 192 in Keremeos. (Robin Grant-Review Staff)
White GMC truck stolen from farm in Similkameen

White GMC truck stolen from farm in Similkameen

Police are asking for public’s help in finding stolen truck

White GMC truck stolen from farm in Similkameen
(Contributed)

South Okanagan Green Party candidate talks Elizabeth May stepping down

Tara Howse says May inspired her to enter politics, praised her record as MP

(Contributed)
The Black Antler chef Dan Prokosh won this year’s trophy at the Soup Chef competition at Souperbowl Sunday at the Soupateria. (Contributed)

The Black Antler chef takes home Penticton Souperbowl trophy

Annual event aims to raise profile of Penticton’s Soupateria

The Black Antler chef Dan Prokosh won this year’s trophy at the Soup Chef competition at Souperbowl Sunday at the Soupateria. (Contributed)
A fire destroyed a double-occupant housing unit in Keremeos on Thursday morning. (Contributed)

A second fire this week in Similkameen destroys a Keremeos housing unit

Occupant was taken to the hospital with smoke-related injuries

A fire destroyed a double-occupant housing unit in Keremeos on Thursday morning. (Contributed)
A craft and hobby shop in Cawston was completely destroyed by a fire early in the morning on Wednesday. An investigation into the cause is currently underway, says fire chief. (photo courtesy of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department)

Craft and hobby shed in Similkameen destroyed in early morning fire

The investigation into the cause is currently underway

A craft and hobby shop in Cawston was completely destroyed by a fire early in the morning on Wednesday. An investigation into the cause is currently underway, says fire chief. (photo courtesy of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department)
Employees with Lowther Electric Ltd. in the back row (from the left) Craig Mantle, Craig Donald, Jezz Donald, Kyle Rowe, Kye Cowen, Matt Dadson, Che Vanderlip, Matt Laluk, Geoff Foy, Brady Stock and Bryon Rawlings; in the front row Chris Lowther, Abby Lowther, Krystina Lowther, Ruby Lowther, Stu Eckley and Jason LeClercq. (Contributed)

New electrical company focused on sustainable services opened in Similkameen

Lowther Electric Ltd. owners say they love the community

Employees with Lowther Electric Ltd. in the back row (from the left) Craig Mantle, Craig Donald, Jezz Donald, Kyle Rowe, Kye Cowen, Matt Dadson, Che Vanderlip, Matt Laluk, Geoff Foy, Brady Stock and Bryon Rawlings; in the front row Chris Lowther, Abby Lowther, Krystina Lowther, Ruby Lowther, Stu Eckley and Jason LeClercq. (Contributed)
Jesse Eldon Harry Mason was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with one count of break and enter related to the Winnipeg Street shooting incident on Oct. 2. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

Jesse Eldon Harry Mason was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with one count of break and enter related to the Winnipeg Street shooting incident on Oct. 2. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Afshin Maleki Ighani’s trial for 10 charges, including kidnapping, has been adjourned until Nov. 25. (file photo)

Okanagan inmate charged in Princeton kidnapping gets second trial extension

Afshin Maleki Ighani said he was unprepared for trial due to issues around a full disclosure package

Afshin Maleki Ighani’s trial for 10 charges, including kidnapping, has been adjourned until Nov. 25. (file photo)
Ronald Teneycke’s trial for failing to comply with a non-communication order has been delayed yet again. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)

South Okanagan dangerous offender guilty plea struck down

Trial delayed again because Ronald Teneycke failed to elect his choice of trial

Ronald Teneycke’s trial for failing to comply with a non-communication order has been delayed yet again. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)
Quantum 1 plans on opening their doors on Nov. 1, promising a modern cannabis shopping experience. (Photo courtesy of Quantum 1)

Quantum 1 cannabis retailer scheduled to open Nov. 1

Owner Russ Rossi promises modern shopping experience

Quantum 1 plans on opening their doors on Nov. 1, promising a modern cannabis shopping experience. (Photo courtesy of Quantum 1)
(Wade Wagstaff photo)

Parts of KVR Trail becoming dumping ground for stolen vehicles

More vehicles are turning up due to more patrolling, says Const. James Grandy

(Wade Wagstaff photo)
Phillip Schuhmacher went missing from Kaleden on Oct. 2. The community is coming together to organize a search party this Saturday. There is a Facebook group Finding Phillip Schuhmacher, dedicated to spreading information about the 36-year-old. (Facebook)

Family desperately searching for Kaleden man who went missing on Oct. 2

A search party for Phillip Schuhmacher is happening Saturday

Phillip Schuhmacher went missing from Kaleden on Oct. 2. The community is coming together to organize a search party this Saturday. There is a Facebook group Finding Phillip Schuhmacher, dedicated to spreading information about the 36-year-old. (Facebook)