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RCMP have released surveillance footage of a suspect in an armed robbery at the Keremeos Fas Gas on April 16. (RCMP)

Suspect sought in armed robbery at Keremeos gas station

The man got away with cash and lottery tickets on April 16

Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
(Western News File)

Floaters in Penticton Channel urged to be cautious as warm temperatures arrive

The city’s emergency operations centre was activated on June 16

(Western News File)
Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Defence files to dismiss Osoyoos man’s manslaughter charge

Rod Flavell is charged in the death of his wife in April 2020

Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs photo)

Popular park in South Okanagan floods

A pond has formed at Lion’s Park with flooding at the playground and dog park

Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs photo)
Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)
Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)
Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan feed mill first of its kind in 50 years

From Field to Farm to Family, ground breaks on state-of-art mill in Spallumcheen

Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)

Thieves steal gas, catalytic converters from Kiwanis Club of Oliver

The crimes put the trucks out of service and may cost thousands to repair

The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)
Similkameen River is at 1.875 metres in height and with a flow rate of 118 cubic metres per second as of June 9. (File photo)

Rivers high but not near November’s flood levels in South Okanagan Similkameen

The Similkameen River saw almost 4 times the flow rate during 2021’s flooding

Similkameen River is at 1.875 metres in height and with a flow rate of 118 cubic metres per second as of June 9. (File photo)
The 3-week manslaughter trial of Roderick Flavell charged in the death of his wife Tina Seminara got underway on Monday. The court learned Flavell called 911 to say he and Tina had got into a fight and she needed medical attention. (File photo)

Trial underway for Osoyoos man charged in manslaughter death of wife

Court learns Roderick Flavell went to Osoyoos detachment with blood on his shirt and cuts on wrists

The 3-week manslaughter trial of Roderick Flavell charged in the death of his wife Tina Seminara got underway on Monday. The court learned Flavell called 911 to say he and Tina had got into a fight and she needed medical attention. (File photo)
(Photo- RDOS Facebook)

Expect a home visit from wildfire mitigation experts in the South Okanagan

Homeowners need to be ‘more vigilant in protecting their properties,’ says the RDOS

(Photo- RDOS Facebook)
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
A developer is hoping to bring around 700 new homes to this area of Wiltse in south Penticton. (Zoom Earth)

Penticton’s 700-unit Wiltse development back at council

The results of the public engagement process will be provided on June 7

A developer is hoping to bring around 700 new homes to this area of Wiltse in south Penticton. (Zoom Earth)
Fiona MacDermid (left) with her niece, Sarah, in happier times. Contributed photo

Silent killer: Family speaks out after carbon monoxide poisoning in Tulameen

Colourless, odourless gas claimed Fiona MacDermid’s niece two years ago

Fiona MacDermid (left) with her niece, Sarah, in happier times. Contributed photo
BC Housing got its development permit for a four-storey - 54 unit supportive housing development here at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Expected opening of Penticton’s Skaha Lake Road housing project delayed by 1 year

The new supportive housing project was first announced to be open in early 2022

BC Housing got its development permit for a four-storey - 54 unit supportive housing development here at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)

Man charged in homicide on Okanagan Indian Band

Information about victim’s truck prior to death sought from region

RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)