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These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)

Firearms, drugs and cash seized from known criminal in Naramata

42-year-old arrested and will appear in court in May

Chiefs Clarence Louie, Keith Crow and Greg Gabriel of the Osoyoos, Lower Similkameen and Penticton Indian Bands respectively joined the caravan to Kamloops on Saturday, June 26. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Impact of residential schools continues to echo through Similkameen and Okanagan

Lower Similkameen Indian Band Chief says sharing survivors stories important way forward

An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs credits international coalition for Silverdaisy win

First Nations on both sides of the border collaborated to protect watershed

An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)
The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)

Hope-area environmentalists applaud Silverdaisy watershed agreement

Previous mining operations in the Skagit River Donut Hole left lasting damage

The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

RCMP investigating shots fired behind Penticton’s Flamingo Motel

Bullet casings and a single bullet hole were found at the scene

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)

Above average temperatures expected in Okanagan-Shuswap

While other parts of Canada deal with severe winter weather, B.C. Interior to enjoy the sun

The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)
Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)

Heavy police presence in Naramata again

Pencticton RCMP say no risk to the public

Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)

748 overdoses in 2021: Those on the frontlines of the crisis in Penticton speak out

The number of overdoses in 2021 is almost double that of 2020 in Penticton

Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)
Keremeos’ Community Garden is open for everyone, and a newer, far larger garden is underway across from the Ambrosia housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Volunteers sought for Keremeos’ new community garden

The goal is to have the garden ready to go for the coming growing season

Keremeos’ Community Garden is open for everyone, and a newer, far larger garden is underway across from the Ambrosia housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Highway 1 is closed again between Yale and Spuzzum. (Google Earth screenshot)

Highway 1 closed again between Yale and Spuzzum

Falling ice has brought down power lines and DriveBC says the situation is being assessed

Highway 1 is closed again between Yale and Spuzzum. (Google Earth screenshot)
Killer Keith Wiens is lead from the Penticton Court House in handcuffs. (Mark Brett Western News file photo)

Day parole denied for ex-Summerland RCMP officer who killed wife

Parole board says Keith Wiens still poses risk to public, lacks victim empathy

Killer Keith Wiens is lead from the Penticton Court House in handcuffs. (Mark Brett Western News file photo)
Highway 3 east between Hope and Manning Park was briefly closed on Jan. 12, 2022 due to high avalanche danger. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 reopened between Hope and Manning Park after reports of high avalanche risk

Closure was announced by Transportation Ministry just after noon Wednesday, rescinded at 1:53 p.m.

Highway 3 east between Hope and Manning Park was briefly closed on Jan. 12, 2022 due to high avalanche danger. (DriveBC)
Angel and Aaron Basarowick have been married for four years and they say they'll always share a love for the Penticton Vees. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)

Penticton Vees superfan reflects on her connection to the team and the late Neil Jamieson

Jamieson gave Angel Basarowick season tickets to the Vees in 2015 as well as a jersey

Angel and Aaron Basarowick have been married for four years and they say they'll always share a love for the Penticton Vees. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)
This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)

Fully loaded semi trailer makes dangerous pass in Oliver

Dash cam video shows the truck crossing the solid line to pass during icy dark conditions

This semi was caught on dash camera video passing vehicles over a solid line in Oliver in the dark morning hours Jan. 7, 2022. (Bronco Fowlie Facebook)