Penticton

RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)

The battle over school liaison officers continues in Penticton

Concerns raised by marginalized American students is the reason for the B.C. commissioner’s response

 

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)

Get Christmas cookies all for a great cause in Penticton

ALERT hosting Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Penticton Lakeside

 

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 Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Hitching a ride and dealing with insurance

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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

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)
Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)

Penticton man arrested after attempting carjacking and assault at local car wash

The 44-year-old man faces charges of attempted robbery and assault after punching the woman

Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)
Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)

Large herd of bighorn sheep take a stroll in Penticton neighbourhood

The rare sighting was caught on camera before they fled back up the hills

Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Community reunites at Penticton mall for 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon

The fundraiser will feature local entertainment Saturday and be broadcasted on live TV

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)

Penticton mom, kids facing homelessness after employment disqualifies her from subsidies

With the rise in costs, rent expected to go up, Kandace Sztepanacz can’t make ends meet

Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)
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

A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)
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)
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Okanagan Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
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)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes first Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes 1st Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
SOWINS team members collecting items to sponsor families in need during the 2021 Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)

Cost of living crisis making it worse for women to flee abuse: Penticton women’s society

South Okanagan Women in Need Society asking for support their Share the Spirit of Giving

SOWINS team members collecting items to sponsor families in need during the 2021 Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)
A townhouse on South Main has gone up in flames Thursday morning. (Sheri Bublitz Facebook)

UPDATED: Townhouse under construction goes up in flames in Penticton

People report hearing a big boom before the flames at South Main and Pineview

A townhouse on South Main has gone up in flames Thursday morning. (Sheri Bublitz Facebook)
Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)

Road worker airlifted to Penticton hospital after spending night down 80 foot embankment

Penticton Search and Rescue had to airlift the victim suffering from severe exposure

Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)
Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)

Road worker airlifted to Penticton hospital after spending night down 80 foot embankment

Penticton Search and Rescue had to airlift the victim suffering from severe exposure

Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)
The water fountain in Osoyoos on Nov. 9, 2022 is a telling sight of the freezing temperatures we have have been experiencing in South Okanagan for the start of November. (Anna and Doug Lewis photo)

Remembrance Day is going to be coldest in Penticton

A daytime high of -7 C with a chance of snow marks two weeks of freezing temperatures

The water fountain in Osoyoos on Nov. 9, 2022 is a telling sight of the freezing temperatures we have have been experiencing in South Okanagan for the start of November. (Anna and Doug Lewis photo)