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One of the five vehicles involved in an incident on Highway 97 north of Okanagan Falls on June 10. (Facebook)

Five-vehicle collision closes Highway 97 near Okanagan Falls

No serious injuries were reported despite the number of vehicles involved

One of the five vehicles involved in an incident on Highway 97 north of Okanagan Falls on June 10. (Facebook)
RCMP are asking for assistance in finding Benjamin Archie, last seen in Princeton. (RCMP)

Princeton RCMP asking for assistance with missing 80-year-old Chilliwack man

The man was last seen in Princeton on June 2

RCMP are asking for assistance in finding Benjamin Archie, last seen in Princeton. (RCMP)
Residents of Penticton lined up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, June 7 to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

South Okanagan clears 70 per cent first dose vaccination rate

The Similkameen Valley is close behind

Residents of Penticton lined up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, June 7 to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Mobile vaccination clinic stops in Similkameen June 12 to 14

Clinics in Hedley, Princeton and Keremeos

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)

Penticton Indian Band almost clear of COVID-19

The band is down to just one active case

(Penticton Indian Band photo)
The Keremeos and District Volunteer Fire Department fire house in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Weekend rain not enough to stop Cawston brushfire

Even though the ground was wet the grass is dry and potentially a fire hazard

The Keremeos and District Volunteer Fire Department fire house in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Derek and Dahlia Millington (middle and middle right) have opened up Little Falls Foods in Okanagan Falls to fill the need for a grocery store in the community. They’ve brought on their son Malachite Miller (far left), Dianne Gough (middle left) and Spencer McConnell to work at the store. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Falls’ Little Falls Foods open for business

The community’s new grocery store is already seeing steady business

Derek and Dahlia Millington (middle and middle right) have opened up Little Falls Foods in Okanagan Falls to fill the need for a grocery store in the community. They’ve brought on their son Malachite Miller (far left), Dianne Gough (middle left) and Spencer McConnell to work at the store. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos resilient and productive during 2020

Multiple projects made progress through the year despite COVID-19

Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Mobile vaccination clinic stops in Okanagan Falls on June 11

The clinic will be set up in the former IGA parking lot all day

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Lyndie Hill, of Hoodoo Adventures out doing what she loves, kayaking with her family in the great outdoors. (Submitted)

Women in Business: Helping create a healthy community

Included in last Wednesday, May 26th print edition is our Women in…

Lyndie Hill, of Hoodoo Adventures out doing what she loves, kayaking with her family in the great outdoors. (Submitted)
The bus barn at 199 Ellis Street, home of the former Greyhound, could be home to Penticton’s main emergency centre. (Google Maple)

Penticton looking to expand list of emergency centres

Additional back-up reception centres would be added to the main facility on Ellis Street

The bus barn at 199 Ellis Street, home of the former Greyhound, could be home to Penticton’s main emergency centre. (Google Maple)
Google Streetview of the now closed BCAA Auto Service Centre in Penticton.

Penticton BCAA auto centre closing

BCAA emailed the announcement to members on May 29

Google Streetview of the now closed BCAA Auto Service Centre in Penticton.
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

Penticton Indian Band ‘shocked and sickened’ by discovery at Kamloops Residential School

The band called for full accountability after the remains of more than 200 children were discovered

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton Chamber of Commerce pens letter of support in shelter battle

The letter included the results of a survey the chamber conducted with businesses

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Penticton's by-election candidates participated in a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening. (Youtube)

Penticton council by-election candidates speak to business

Candidates shared their views in the Penticton Chamber of Commerce forum

Penticton's by-election candidates participated in a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening. (Youtube)
The YouLearn office in Keremeos behind Similkameen Elementary Secondary, as of 2012 on Google Maps. OneSky operates their childcare program out of the building and is looking at closing down due to not having the necessary staff. (Google)

Keremeos faces losing its only child care program

OneSky’s childcare program is currently set to close unless they can find someone to run it

The YouLearn office in Keremeos behind Similkameen Elementary Secondary, as of 2012 on Google Maps. OneSky operates their childcare program out of the building and is looking at closing down due to not having the necessary staff. (Google)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)

Penticton Indian Band down to five active COVID-19 cases

The band is also gearing up for its second vaccination clinic

(Penticton Indian Band photo)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 16 to 22. (BC CDC)

South Okanagan Similkameen records 32 new weekly COVID-19 cases

Penticton continued to see the highest number of cases in the south

The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 16 to 22. (BC CDC)
The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize the appearance of its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Council to weigh selling off section of road to new Penticton hotel

The proposal would see part of Alberni Street added to the new 100-room hotel

The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize the appearance of its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Rodeo Rex got married to his bride Tatum Tyrannosaurus at the Grist Mill Gardens on May 21. (Grist Mill)

Keremeos Grist Mill hosts dinosaur wedding and barrel races for Western Day

The annual Cawston Primary School assembly had a change of venue for 2021

Rodeo Rex got married to his bride Tatum Tyrannosaurus at the Grist Mill Gardens on May 21. (Grist Mill)