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The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Heavy snowfall, strong winds forecasted for most of the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts parts of the Interior to get five to 10 cm of snow overnight

 

The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)

Wild horses break free in South Okanagan after fence illegally cut

PIB has installed remote cameras and will increase patrol in the area

 

A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)

Extreme weather shelters in Penticton will open when temperatures hit at least -7 C

A temporary shelter was open in Penticton from Nov. 8 to 14; no confirmed location moving forward

 

Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Home-security footage catches man stealing truck in Penticton

Police say the Ford F-350 was recovered in rural Penticton on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16

Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)
Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)

Penticton teen struck by SUV while walking to school in alleged hit-and-run

The father of the 16-year-old is looking for witnesses after the Monday morning incident

Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)
Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Construction activity remains brisk in Summerland

Number of building permits so far in 2022 is higher than in past years

Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps
Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Pair of B.C. goalies save unconscious elderly man at local sauna room

‘We took it upon ourselves to carry him out,’ Hank Levy said

Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
A man died in a single vehicle crash east of Enderby on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (File)

One dead following fatal collision outside of Enderby

The crash occurred around 12 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 9)

A man died in a single vehicle crash east of Enderby on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (File)
RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)

RCMP looking for couple who used stolen credit cards in Summerland

Police say the credit cards were previously inside a vehicle that was stolen in Princeton

RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
Oliver RCMP have arrested multiple people over the last two weeks, following a series of break-ins and thefts. (File photo)

Pair arrested while Oliver faces rash of 6 break-ins over 2-week span

RCMP concerned by more than 10 business break-ins in Oliver since Oct. 10

Oliver RCMP have arrested multiple people over the last two weeks, following a series of break-ins and thefts. (File photo)
A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)

VIDEO: Halloween fireworks believed to be cause of 2-hectare grass fire in Oliver

‘A reminder to the public we are still in a high fire danger rating,’ Oliver FD says

A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)
A semi-truck crashed into the Highway 3 barricade 41 kilometres west of Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Becka Melissa, Facebook)

Highway 3 reopens after semi-truck crashes through barricade west of Princeton

The incident closed the road for several hours this morning, according to DriveBC

A semi-truck crashed into the Highway 3 barricade 41 kilometres west of Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Becka Melissa, Facebook)
A driver from Kamloops collided with several parked cars at the Skaha Ford dealership after losing control of his vehicle while driving north on the Channel Parkway. (Google Street View)

Suspected drunk driver takes out vehicles, smashes into Penticton car dealership

The 42-year-old driver from Kamloops didn’t have a license or insurance

A driver from Kamloops collided with several parked cars at the Skaha Ford dealership after losing control of his vehicle while driving north on the Channel Parkway. (Google Street View)
Wildfire smoke from parts of B.C. and Washington could potentially come to the Okanagan Valley this week, according to Environment Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Unseasonal wildfires in B.C., Washington state bring smoky skies to the Okanagan

Seasonal temperatures forecasted for the first time this fall, later this week

Wildfire smoke from parts of B.C. and Washington could potentially come to the Okanagan Valley this week, according to Environment Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
A house fire could be seen throughout Penticton Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

No one injured after fire rips through Penticton home

The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation

A house fire could be seen throughout Penticton Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
A house is reportedly on fire in Penticton on Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

House fire in Penticton sends smoke across city

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown

A house is reportedly on fire in Penticton on Sunday, Oct. 16. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
An Osoyoos man was caught on camera tampering with Dustin Sikora’s election signs. Sikora is one of two mayoral candidates in the Oct. 15 Osoyoos election. (Screenshot- Osoyoos First Facebook Video)

VIDEO: Osoyoos man arrested after stealing election signs

Mayoral candidate Dustin Sikora had signs tampered with from Oct. 7 to 11

An Osoyoos man was caught on camera tampering with Dustin Sikora’s election signs. Sikora is one of two mayoral candidates in the Oct. 15 Osoyoos election. (Screenshot- Osoyoos First Facebook Video)
Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)

Interior Health, RCMP investigating patient fatality at Penticton hospital

IH says there was no direct threat to staff or other patients inside the psychiatric unit

Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)