Brennan Phillips

City Hall File,

After 6 years without change, Penticton looking at hiking electricity costs

Increases in previous budgets have been voted down

City Hall File,
The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Penticton in 2023 for 3rd straight year

Their latest world tour will stop in Penticton on Jan. 25

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Penticton woman’s $300 lawsuit against city gets tossed

The woman provided no evidence to back up her claims in court

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)

Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton in 2023 with hybrid event

After the success of 2022’s outdoor event the festival is expanding

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)
Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News

Olympic ski coach Rob Kober returns home to Penticton and accepts position at Apex

Kober is also busy helping the mountain prepare for the Dec. 15-18 Apex Classic

Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News
Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)

Santa will be at a Penticton brewery helping raise money for Children’s Charity

Saint Nick will be at Cannery Brewing on Dec. 4 and 11

Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)
A previous year’s	Cram the Cruiser at Buy-Low Foods brought in more than $1,000 in cash donations and a truckload of food items. (Review File)

Help Cram the Cruiser in Keremeos this Thursday

The cruiser will be set up outside the Buy-Low Foods from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A previous year’s	Cram the Cruiser at Buy-Low Foods brought in more than $1,000 in cash donations and a truckload of food items. (Review File)
Penticton court.

Okanagan man who shot at girlfriend to spend even longer in jail

Derek Ryan Baptiste skipped out on parole and was arrested in a stolen car in Oliver

Penticton court.
A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)

Talks ongoing about national park in South Okanagan Similkameen

If approved the park would cover 270 square kilometres and protect dozens of species at risk

A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)
The hill top intersection is the worst for crashes in Keremeos according to ICBC. (Google Streetview)

Keremeos’ worst intersection is the Hilltop

The worst intersection is the hilltop four-way where Highway 3 and 3A split

The hill top intersection is the worst for crashes in Keremeos according to ICBC. (Google Streetview)
Aerial of Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College)

Okanagan Young Writers Awards almost closed for 2022

Submissions end Nov. 30 and the finalists will be announced on Dec. 9

Aerial of Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College)
RCMP. (File Photo)

Keremeos crime steady over first 9 months of 2022

Overall crime has stayed the same, while the make-up has changed

RCMP. (File Photo)
The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.

Sentence delayed for truck driver guilty of 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

The case of Andrey Malyshev was adjourned to 2023 to allow the judge time to make her decision

The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.
The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.

Sentence delayed for truck driver guilty of 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

The case of Andrey Malyshev was adjourned to 2023 to allow the judge time to make her decision

The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.
Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)

Penticton Tickleberry’s latest victim of a smash and grab

Victim/owner of iconic downtown ice cream shop asks, ‘how do we save Penticton?’

Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)
The design on the Nature Canada NatureBus that will be coming through Penticton and Osoyoos at the end of November. (Submitted)

Help deliver a message on conservation when the NatureBus comes to the Okanagan

Nature Bus will stop at Okanagan College Penticton campus and Osoyoos Desert Centre

The design on the Nature Canada NatureBus that will be coming through Penticton and Osoyoos at the end of November. (Submitted)
Scorch and burn marks can be seen on a wall and Seacan at Salvation Army where a suspicious fire was Monday, Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Second suspicious fire in under a month at Penticton Salvation Army

The fire was close to the transport van but did not damage it

Scorch and burn marks can be seen on a wall and Seacan at Salvation Army where a suspicious fire was Monday, Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 11. (Contributed)

A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton just in time for the holidays

The Dec.11 show is one of two in the Children’s Showcase’s 39th season

DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 11. (Contributed)
A truck rolled over on Christian Valley Road and two local Okanagan firefighters came to the passengers rescue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Midway BC Fire/Rescue - Facebook)

Two people trapped inside a crashed vehicle near Osoyoos report seeing cars drive past them

Midway Fire and Rescue send out reminder to call 911 or stop and help

A truck rolled over on Christian Valley Road and two local Okanagan firefighters came to the passengers rescue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Midway BC Fire/Rescue - Facebook)
Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)

‘I apologize for scaring the public’: Penticton bomber sentenced to 270 days in jail

Blair Robert Balch admitted to setting off 3 explosive devices in 2021

Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)