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Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Rona’s garden centre roof collapses

The weight of the snow caused the roof to cave in

Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
City crews are gearing up for more potential snow. (city photo)

Penticton city crews prepping for more snowy weather

A weather warning was issued by Environment Canada

City crews are gearing up for more potential snow. (city photo)
A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)

PACE looking for partner for mattress recycling grant

The grant would go towards making it easier to breaking down pocket coil mattresses

A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)
A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)

Helicopter crash, tractor rollovers and wildfires push Oliver Fire Department to record year

The department saw an almost 50 per cent increase in calls from 2020

A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)
According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)

Less than 1 in 10 can buy a home: Affordable housing key issue for Kelowna

The city also studied affordability in their 2021 Community Trends Report

According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)
Interior Health’s South Okanagan executive director of clinical operations, Carl Meadows, says he, alongside staff at the Penticton Regional Hospital, are ready for COVID-19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Kelowna teacher suing Penticton surgeon over alleged ‘negligent’ operation

Lawsuit alleges ureter severed during operation resulted in many subsequent surgeries and suffering

Interior Health’s South Okanagan executive director of clinical operations, Carl Meadows, says he, alongside staff at the Penticton Regional Hospital, are ready for COVID-19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)

Penticton Indian Band bringing bylaw forward to address wild horses

PIB says horses seen along Highways 97 and 3A do not belong to the Band

Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)
DriveBC’s webcams show the current snow and rain conditions along the Coquihalla. (DriveBC)

Highways 3 and 5 closed again due to winter weather

Highway 5A will be closed briefly for avalanche control Friday afternoon

DriveBC’s webcams show the current snow and rain conditions along the Coquihalla. (DriveBC)
Steve Dahnert, 60, was riding his motorbike along Highway 33 in 2020 when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction crossed the double-solid lines and collided with him. (Contributed)

Keremeos woman pledges 5 blood donations in 2022 to honour her dad’s memory

Penticton’s Steve Dahnert, a blood donor himself, was struck and killed in a motorcycle crash outside Kelowna

Steve Dahnert, 60, was riding his motorbike along Highway 33 in 2020 when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction crossed the double-solid lines and collided with him. (Contributed)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

City of Penticton has 99% of staff complying with mandatory vaccine policy

City instituted vaccine mandate that required confirmation or requests for accommodation by Jan. 4

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in South Okanagan Similkameen

Penticton saw 155 cases alone to end 2021

The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)
A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)

Pair of avalanches catch skiers in Apex backcountry to end 2021

The skiers were cutting below the ski line when slope gave way

A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)
Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton, looking south at noon on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Icy roads chill drivers’ need for speed on Highways 3 and 5

COVID-19 and winter conditions had traffic cool

Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton, looking south at noon on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022. (DriveBC photo)
Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

2021 was busy and dangerous year for Penticton RCMP

With 3 new officers arriving, Penticton’a top cop looks to bolster prolific offender task force in 2022

Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth close to $8 million. (Google Maps)

Penticton’s most expensive property worth almost $8 million

Home values skyrocket as BC Assessment publishes updated numbers Jan. 4

The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth close to $8 million. (Google Maps)
Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

New West Bench bus route to Penticton now running

The route with stops at Cherry Lane mall and Penticton Plaza is free until Jan. 10

Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Discovery House celebrates Light Up for their Shed the Light on Addictions campaign nearly reaching their $150K goal so they can open a fourth recovery home. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton’s Discovery House a beacon of hope in 2021 opioid crisis

With added beds and new recovery house, the addiction centre is looking to help even more in 2022

Discovery House celebrates Light Up for their Shed the Light on Addictions campaign nearly reaching their $150K goal so they can open a fourth recovery home. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The city bought a special blade and tractor to clear the new bike lane as seen here on Dec. 28, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

2021 Newsmaker: Controversial Penticton bike lane becomes reality

Second phase will cost taxpayers $4.7 million, not including cost of new bike lane snow plow

The city bought a special blade and tractor to clear the new bike lane as seen here on Dec. 28, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Ice that's been dyed by someone who lives near the 's'-curves on Highway 3 west of the junction with Highway 97. (Contributed)

Colourful frozen waterfall mysteriously returns on Highway 3A

The tradition has been going on for over 10 years now

Ice that's been dyed by someone who lives near the 's'-curves on Highway 3 west of the junction with Highway 97. (Contributed)
The proposed site of a townhouse on the Sunset Motel property, which would require rezoning approval from the Village of Keremeos to proceed. (Google Earth via Village of Keremeos)

New year kicks off with public hearing for Keremeos’ Sunset Motel rezoning

The owner wants to build a four-unit townhouse on the property

The proposed site of a townhouse on the Sunset Motel property, which would require rezoning approval from the Village of Keremeos to proceed. (Google Earth via Village of Keremeos)