Okanagan

Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

B.C.’s police watchdog investigating possible Peachland murder-suicide

The incident unfolded Monday night on Garroway Place

 

(PIxabay)

Morning Start: Sunsets on Mars are blue

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 28

 

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Body of missing Calgary man found in Okanagan Lake

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji found 1.5 kilometres from where he went missing

 

Okanagan College is located at 1000 K. L. O. Road in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)

3 new student housing projects to be built at Okanagan College campuses

Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm to have new student housing spaces

Okanagan College is located at 1000 K. L. O. Road in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.

Peach City Beach Cruise rolls into Penticton to celebrate 20th anniversary

A total of 737 cars registered to take part in the event’s return to the community

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.
Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Elvis enthusiasts flock to the Okanagan for return of beloved festival

Tribute performers from around the world will take the stage until Sunday night

Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(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)
The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Penticton selected as host for 2023 B.C. Mixed Curling Championships

The tournament will be played from Feb. 28 to March 5, 2023

The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Search for Calgary man missing in Okanagan Lake now recovery operation

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji has been missing since Jun. 18 after jumping into the water near Squally Point

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
(Photo - Chea Seila/@mekongwonders/Twitter)

Morning Start: The largest freshwater fish

Your morning start for Friday, June 24

(Photo - Chea Seila/@mekongwonders/Twitter)
Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)

Tennis lessons for addiction recovery clients in Penticton all summer long

The city’s tennis club is providing lessons to Discovery House clients every Wednesday

Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)

Grand Chief Nicola played important role in Okanagan history

19th-century leader’s land once included most of the region

  • Jun 23, 2022
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)
The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)

Open burning ban for specific fires in Okanagan as wildfire season underway

It goes into effect at 12:00 p.m. Jun. 30 and will end at 12:00 p.m. Oct. 15

The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)
(Photo - @rainmaker1973/Twitter)

Morning Start: Tarantulas can keep small frogs as pets

Your morning start for Thursday, June 23

(Photo - @rainmaker1973/Twitter)
The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)

Man rescued from Okanagan Lake after wind flips boat

Strong winds flipped an inflatable zodiac Wednesday afternoon

Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)
Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)