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The Similkameen Trail Society is hosting a Victoria Day bike ride this long weekend. (Contributed)

Similkameen Trail Society hosting Victoria Day ride

The bike ride will travel the new trail and starts at 4 p.m.

The Similkameen Trail Society is hosting a Victoria Day bike ride this long weekend. (Contributed)
The new Peter and Maggie Bradshaw Experiential Learning Centre at the Oliver geological field station. (University of British Columbia)

UBC opens $2.4 million rebuilt geological field station in Oliver

The new facilities replace the original station that was built in the 1950s

The new Peter and Maggie Bradshaw Experiential Learning Centre at the Oliver geological field station. (University of British Columbia)
Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Penticton’s gas prices clear $2 per litre

Fuel prices continue to skyrocket as gas companies rake in the profits

Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Housing audit in Penticton finds gaps in support

The report was released on Tuesday May 17

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed site for a 112-home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Naramata Bench development heads to public engagement in Penticton

The 112 lot proposal by Canadian Horizons met a split city council

This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed site for a 112-home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)
The Indigenous family of the late Robert and Henry Dennis, who live in the Ashnola area, shared their opposition to the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area declaration signed on April 28. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Family expresses opposition to Indigenous protected Ashnola corridor

The Dennis family reiterated their opposition to corridor in the Similkameen Valley in April

The Indigenous family of the late Robert and Henry Dennis, who live in the Ashnola area, shared their opposition to the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area declaration signed on April 28. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)

Skaha Climbers Festival auction to support of park watcher program

The program finds work for individuals with barriers to employment

Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)
The Okanagan Gleaners, pictured here at work in 2017 putting together food for deliver, is one of several charities being recognized and highlighted by the Oliver Tourism Association in their newest campaign. (Submitted)

Oliver campaign highlights local charities and businesses

The tourism association is hoping to bring awareness and support for the community

The Okanagan Gleaners, pictured here at work in 2017 putting together food for deliver, is one of several charities being recognized and highlighted by the Oliver Tourism Association in their newest campaign. (Submitted)
One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill gearing up for packed summer season

An ‘insanely busy year’ is on the way for the heritage site

One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)
This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan was the proposed sight for a 300 plus home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Canadian Horizons back at Penticton for second shot at Naramata development

This time the development is a third the size of the original proposal

This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan was the proposed sight for a 300 plus home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)
A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)

Inattentive Osoyoos husband owes wife nearly $800,000 after he rear-ended her car

The crash left the woman with injuries and lasting pain

A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)
The Penticton Peach Festival float was awarded the Golden Apple at Wenatchee last weekend. (Submitted)

Penticton Peach Festival takes Golden Apple award in Wenatchee parade

The float is out on tour ahead of 2022’s Peach Festival

The Penticton Peach Festival float was awarded the Golden Apple at Wenatchee last weekend. (Submitted)
The Rotary Club of Penticton is donating $150,000 for a new splash pad at Skaha Lake Park. (Rotary Club of Penticton - Facebook)

Rotary Club of Penticton donates $150K for new Skaha splash park

The splash pad is being replaced as part of Skaha Lake Park’s revitilization

The Rotary Club of Penticton is donating $150,000 for a new splash pad at Skaha Lake Park. (Rotary Club of Penticton - Facebook)
The two lots next to the Fairfield by Marriot Hotel are looking to be redeveloped into a six-storey commercial and residential building. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Hotel developer looks to bring 6-storey building to Penticton

Mundi Hotel Enterprises is applying to redevelop the lots next to the Fairfield hotel

The two lots next to the Fairfield by Marriot Hotel are looking to be redeveloped into a six-storey commercial and residential building. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)

Keremeos issues warning after bear wanders into village

The bear was spotted on multiple streets throughout the day

The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)
From left to right Greg and Kandus Thorp (ADRA), volunteer Jennifer Martison and Heritage Hills Homeowners Association president Doug Lychak at the Sunflower Festival fundraiser for Ukraine on May 1 at Heritage Hills in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted)

Okanagan Falls sunflower fundraiser brings in $20K for Ukraine humanitarian aid

The fundraiser was held on May 1 but people can still contribute

From left to right Greg and Kandus Thorp (ADRA), volunteer Jennifer Martison and Heritage Hills Homeowners Association president Doug Lychak at the Sunflower Festival fundraiser for Ukraine on May 1 at Heritage Hills in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted)
The two Skaha Lake concession stands that will have new operators starting this summer. (City of Penticton)

New operators for 2 of Penticton’s Skaha Lake concessions

The new operators join Tickleberry’s this summer

The two Skaha Lake concession stands that will have new operators starting this summer. (City of Penticton)
The indie film Invasions had a scene shot at the iconic Peach in Penticton on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The indie film Invasions had a scene shot at the iconic Peach in Penticton on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)