Brennan Phillips

Debbie Scarborough. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton Women in Business: A fighter and leader for women

Debbie Scarborough has been a coroner, firefighter and advocate for women

Debbie Scarborough. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters are on scene of a wildfire southeast of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire)

Knighthawk wildfire south of Keremeos now held

BC Wildfire expects the fire to be fully under control by the end of the day

BC Wildfire Service firefighters are on scene of a wildfire southeast of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire)
The site where School District 67 would like to see a mural celebrating the diversity and positivty of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Call for artists for Summerland unity and diversity mural

The mural would be placed on the east wall of Summerland Middle School

The site where School District 67 would like to see a mural celebrating the diversity and positivty of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A fire that started in an unused storage shed burned through plastic barrels and two decommisioned trucks on Victoria Day in Cawston. (Facebook)

Keremeos and BC Wildfire battle marathon six-hour blaze on Victoria Day

The fire started in an unused storage shed before being fanned by high winds

A fire that started in an unused storage shed burned through plastic barrels and two decommisioned trucks on Victoria Day in Cawston. (Facebook)
Marina Way beach. (Google Maps)

High levels of E. Coli detected in Okanagan Lake off Marina Way in Penticton

The city has posted an advisory warning to swimmers

Marina Way beach. (Google Maps)
Cawston native Joey Munroe, left, has been busy in Canada's Hollywood of Vancouver, including a role in the Star Wars fan-series Bucketheads. (Transmute Pictures)

Cawston actor lands role in 2 Bruce Willis films

Cawston’s Joey Munroe has had a busy year

Cawston native Joey Munroe, left, has been busy in Canada's Hollywood of Vancouver, including a role in the Star Wars fan-series Bucketheads. (Transmute Pictures)
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently looking to have corrected. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

BC Housing weighs potential fall opening for overdue Keremeos projects

The two affordable housing developments were originally set to open June 2020

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently looking to have corrected. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Ambrosio affordable housing is coming along, with construction underway on the third floor already. The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society is looking to relocate its offices there. (Brennan Phillips Keremeos Review)

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society fundraising to relocate to Ambrosia

The society is looking for help to raise the money for new offices

Ambrosio affordable housing is coming along, with construction underway on the third floor already. The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society is looking to relocate its offices there. (Brennan Phillips Keremeos Review)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Five recent flights into Kelowna contained COVID-19 cases

The flights occurred between May 11 to 16

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Osoyoos Elementary School (Google Maps)

Positive COVID-19 case at Osoyoos Elementary School

The school is currently the only one in the district on the Interior Health list

Osoyoos Elementary School (Google Maps)
Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations. (Facebook)

Oliver United Church pulls shelter offer

The church and Desert Sun Counselling had proposed running a temporary shelter in 2020

Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations. (Facebook)
The mountain hideaway north of Bridesville will be changing its name following a warning over the usage of ‘hobbit’ by Warner Bros. (Instagram)

Hobbit-themed South Okanagan getaway spot changes name after threat from Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. issued a trademark infringement warning over the use of the word ‘hobbit’

The mountain hideaway north of Bridesville will be changing its name following a warning over the usage of ‘hobbit’ by Warner Bros. (Instagram)
A vehicle left the road and took out a utility pole in Osoyoos on Friday morning, May 21, 2021. (RCMP)

Osoyoos driver destroys power pole in collision, knocks out power

The driver claims he swerved to avoid deer; police say speed was likely a factor

A vehicle left the road and took out a utility pole in Osoyoos on Friday morning, May 21, 2021. (RCMP)
Demolition has begun on the apartment complex damaged in a fatal fire in October 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Demolition begins on site of fatal Skaha apartment fire

The fire killed two and displaced over 50 people

Demolition has begun on the apartment complex damaged in a fatal fire in October 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton’s Nanaimo Avenue Bridge had been set for removal in July 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton delays removal of Nanaimo Street bridge for one year

The removal of bridge is being delayed until 2022

Penticton’s Nanaimo Avenue Bridge had been set for removal in July 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 9 to 15. (BC CDC)

South Okanagan Similkameen sees 27 new COVID-19 cases over last week

Summerland continued to drop after their spike

The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 9 to 15. (BC CDC)
New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Final zoning review for RDOS to be completed this summer

The review consolidates all zoning bylaws in the RDOS into one

New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Vaccines prepared for patients. (Binny Paul - Black Press)

More than half of the South Okanagan have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Out of the 93,908 residents, 48,894 have had their first shot from IH

Vaccines prepared for patients. (Binny Paul - Black Press)
Warning, some of the content within this article may be disturbing to some readers. (Black Press)

‘Just carnage’: Bears break-in and massacre chickens in Penticton

The bears have reportedly been hanging around the Husula area for a couple weeks

Warning, some of the content within this article may be disturbing to some readers. (Black Press)
BC Transit is planning several route expansions in Penticton in 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Transit use down in Penticton, multiple route expansions planned for post-pandemic

The number of riders is just over half the peak of January 2020

BC Transit is planning several route expansions in Penticton in 2022. (Black Press file photo)