Penticton

Concentration camp survivor and Penticton resident Joe Knypstra celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 3 with friends and staff at the Concorde Retirement Residence in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of the staff at Concorde)

Penticton resident and concentration camp survivor celebrates 102nd birthday

Joe Knypstra, a retired baker from Kaleden, turned 102 on Jan. 3

 

Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27 -year-old Kaeleigh-Lynne Eden. (RCMP handout)

Update: Penticton RCMP locate woman

Mounties want to confirm the 27-year-old’s well-being

 

Ice jams are causing potential flooding along the Similkameen River Wednesday evening. (RDOS photo)

‘Be prepared’: Ice jam warnings remain in place near Similkameen River

Heavy snowfall is expected to hit the South Okanagan on Wednesday, potentially covering hazards

 

The weekend in Penticton kicked off an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Snow and more below-normal temperatures on its way to the Okanagan: Environment Canada

The first week of the new year will feature temperatures with highs of -6 C in Kelowna and Penticton

The weekend in Penticton kicked off an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Penticton’s Lakeside Resort’s outdoor skating rink opened its new winter season on Dec. 15. (Photo courtesy of Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre)

Lace your skates: No shortage of South Okanagan rinks to skate, play hockey on in 2022

Two new outdoor rinks in the South Okanagan are set to open in the new year

Penticton’s Lakeside Resort’s outdoor skating rink opened its new winter season on Dec. 15. (Photo courtesy of Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre)
The SS Aberdeen pictured in Westbank around 1900 going to Penticton, eight years before the area officially become an incorporated district. (Contributed)

Happy Birthday: Penticton turns 113 on New Year’s Eve, 2021

Penticton was incorporated as a district municipality in 1908 before becoming a city in 1948

The SS Aberdeen pictured in Westbank around 1900 going to Penticton, eight years before the area officially become an incorporated district. (Contributed)
The Scoop for the week of Dec. 24-31. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

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

The Scoop for the week of Dec. 24-31. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Extreme cold: Record-breaking temperatures recorded in the Okanagan

Summerland, Osoyoos and Penticton set new daily minimums on Monday (Dec. 27)

Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The final three days of June of 2021 in B.C. were record-setting, with temperatures reaching highs of 45-49 C in some parts of the province. (Contributed)

Meteorologist looks back at extreme heat in June: ‘Worst weather event of my career’

The final days of June in 2021 were record-setting in not only Kelowna but the rest of the Okanagan

The final three days of June of 2021 in B.C. were record-setting, with temperatures reaching highs of 45-49 C in some parts of the province. (Contributed)
Tina Gibson fell in love with the Penticton Vees from the moment she started watching them and now she has her eyes set on one day seeing her nephew play for her beloved team. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton Vees superfan recalls her instant love for the city’s hockey team

Since becoming a season-ticket holder in 2011, Tina Gibson has never missed a Vees game

Tina Gibson fell in love with the Penticton Vees from the moment she started watching them and now she has her eyes set on one day seeing her nephew play for her beloved team. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Brent Rowland has admitted to sexting and peaking at patients’ exposed bodies at Equilibrium Massage Therapy. (Discover Naramata photo)

South Okanagan massage therapist gives up license after sexting investigation

Brent Rowland has admitted to sexting and peeking at patients’ exposed bodies

Brent Rowland has admitted to sexting and peaking at patients’ exposed bodies at Equilibrium Massage Therapy. (Discover Naramata photo)
200 turkey dinners were given away in Penticton and Princeton combined on Saturday (Dec. 18), courtesy of Ideal Energy and RPR Heating. (Peter Verge photo)

‘A magical day’: 200 turkey dinners given away in Penticton and Princeton

Ideal Energy and RPR Heating owner Leanne Diack called Saturday (Dec. 18) a day of appreciation

200 turkey dinners were given away in Penticton and Princeton combined on Saturday (Dec. 18), courtesy of Ideal Energy and RPR Heating. (Peter Verge photo)
Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton drops lawsuit against BC Housing; new shelter proposed

A new shelter will go beside Compass Court and Victory Church shelter will close spring 2022

Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)
Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)

Penticton City Hall vandalized, RCMP investigating

RCMP responded to reports of mischief at Penticton City Hall on Friday night

Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)
A Penticton man found out he won a BCLC Keno ticket from a Nov. 16 draw, banking $60,000 in the process. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Penticton man banks $60,000 while waiting for windows to defrost

Jordan Hutton found out he won the Keno prize while waiting for ice to melt off his windows

A Penticton man found out he won a BCLC Keno ticket from a Nov. 16 draw, banking $60,000 in the process. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
Venues in Penticton are back to hosting 100 per cent of their capacity, including the SOEC, Cleland Theatre and Penticton's Trade and Covention Centre. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)

‘The news we’ve been waiting for’: Capacity restrictions lifted at venues in Penticton

Upcoming Vees games, concerts and events have changed to full-capacity set-ups

Venues in Penticton are back to hosting 100 per cent of their capacity, including the SOEC, Cleland Theatre and Penticton's Trade and Covention Centre. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)
Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Penticton’s ESS team steps up for Princeton, donates $1,500

City’s Emeregency Services team wanted to recognize the efforts of Princeton’s ESS team

Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)
Penticton RCMP is asking the rightful owner of an undisclosed amount of US currency to claim their money. (Western file photo)

Penticton RCMP looking for rightful owner of undisclosed amount of cash

Someone donated a laptop bag with U.S currency inside to downtown thrift store

Penticton RCMP is asking the rightful owner of an undisclosed amount of US currency to claim their money. (Western file photo)
Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)

‘Shocked by the level destruction’: Rescuers in Princeton recap the week it was

Emergency response is now over, time for recovery effort: SAR manager

Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)