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Wine professionals from around the world are coming to the Okanagan to learn more about the diversity of B.C. wines. File photo

Wine professionals from around the world coming to B.C. bootcamp

The top wine professionals from around the world are visiting the Okanagan

Wine professionals from around the world are coming to the Okanagan to learn more about the diversity of B.C. wines. File photo
Architect Nick Bevanda’s family members (left to right) Sandy, Domenic and Branko at a ceremony held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort earlier this week. Bevanda designed many of the elements at the resort.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Late architect Nick Bevanda honoured with plaque

Nick Bevanda who died in May was honoured this week at the Lakeside Resort.

Architect Nick Bevanda’s family members (left to right) Sandy, Domenic and Branko at a ceremony held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort earlier this week. Bevanda designed many of the elements at the resort.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo
Hillside founder returns to stomping grounds

Hillside founder returns to stomping grounds

The woman who founded Hillside Winery is returning to the Naramata business

Hillside founder returns to stomping grounds
The “West Wing” of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, which was substantially finished and took its first guests on June 30 of this year, won the hospitality category at the Commercial Building Awards.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Lakeside Resort wins at commercial building awards

New expansion already drawing attention

The “West Wing” of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, which was substantially finished and took its first guests on June 30 of this year, won the hospitality category at the Commercial Building Awards.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Tech Brew is a monthly meeting in Penticton that creates a relaxed environment for tech workers to meet and discuss topics of interest.                                 Western News file photo

Tech is a growing industry in the Okanagan

Innovators and developers are flocking to the Okanagan

Tech Brew is a monthly meeting in Penticton that creates a relaxed environment for tech workers to meet and discuss topics of interest.                                 Western News file photo
Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce executive director Brandy Maslowski, left, is resigning.                                Western News file photo

Update: Chamber executive director resigns

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is on the hunt for a new executive director

Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce executive director Brandy Maslowski, left, is resigning.                                Western News file photo
Bob Marsh                                The normally spectacular view of the mountains across the lakes of Highway 5A north of Princeton is now…well…just charred.

The landscape has changed

The Spotlight visited the fire zone today, and spent time with the Incident Management Team

Bob Marsh                                The normally spectacular view of the mountains across the lakes of Highway 5A north of Princeton is now…well…just charred.
Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties

Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties

Update: 12 p.m. Residents of 47 properties in Princeton are able to…

Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties
“It looks like a really good day” - Wildfire BC

“It looks like a really good day” – Wildfire BC

Cooler temperatures aiding suppression efforts

“It looks like a really good day” - Wildfire BC
Princeton Ground Search and Rescue volunteers have been working around the clock since Friday night when this photo was taken, delivering evacuation alerts and orders. They say it’s imperative that residents of the Town of Princeton post their house numbers in a visible location, in case alerts or orders are issued here.

Princeton residents need to post house numbers

There are no evacuation orders or alerts for Princeton at this time

Princeton Ground Search and Rescue volunteers have been working around the clock since Friday night when this photo was taken, delivering evacuation alerts and orders. They say it’s imperative that residents of the Town of Princeton post their house numbers in a visible location, in case alerts or orders are issued here.
Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend

Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend

High winds could force firefighters off the line

  • Jul 14, 2017
Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend
More families flee homes

More families flee homes

Twenty more families are being evacuated tonight, as their homes sit in…

More families flee homes
UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares

UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares

Properties along Highway 5A are being evacuated due to the wildfire

UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares
UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton

UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton

Properties in the Summers Creek Road and Dry Lake area are being evacuated

UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton
House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road
Participants at the WELCOME 2016 - A Welcoming Communities Summit, held at Okanagan College. This year the event is called CONNECT 2017 and is bringing together regional employers and job seeking immigrants.                                Submitted photo

Forum connects immigrant job seekers and employers

CONNECT 2017 event will to help build the labour force in sectors in need of employees

  • Jun 13, 2017
Participants at the WELCOME 2016 - A Welcoming Communities Summit, held at Okanagan College. This year the event is called CONNECT 2017 and is bringing together regional employers and job seeking immigrants.                                Submitted photo
Rock the Bid co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham expressed their excitement in winning the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.                                Western News file photo

Western News partners with 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Curling Canada announced the Penticton Western News as a Media Partner

  • Jun 2, 2017
Rock the Bid co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham expressed their excitement in winning the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.                                Western News file photo