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MP Dan Albas aired concerns about the cancellation of flights to Penticton’s Regional Airport in Parliament’s question period on Dec. 7. (Cable Public Affairs Channel)

Okanagan MP Dan Albas calls on feds to help bring flights back to Penticton

Albas aired his concerns in Parliament’s question period on Dec. 7

MP Dan Albas aired concerns about the cancellation of flights to Penticton’s Regional Airport in Parliament’s question period on Dec. 7. (Cable Public Affairs Channel)
Protesters in support of farmers against the Indian government's recent agriculture bills took a drive through Penticton before standing in protest outside the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on Dec. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Rally in support of India’s farmers travels through Penticton

Around 30 protesters participated in the rally

Protesters in support of farmers against the Indian government's recent agriculture bills took a drive through Penticton before standing in protest outside the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on Dec. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
One of the tractors, loaded on a truck bed to avoid impeding traffic, from the Oct. 17 rally in support of farmers in India. Another rally will be held on Dec. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Rally in support of Indian farmers to drive through Penticton

‘Farmers’ lives are in danger right now’

One of the tractors, loaded on a truck bed to avoid impeding traffic, from the Oct. 17 rally in support of farmers in India. Another rally will be held on Dec. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
This is how the two-way cycle lane would look like on Martin Street for the Lake-to-Lake route. (City of Penticton)

Penticton to involve residents in detailed planning for new bike route

The city is considered reducing the 200 block of Martin Street to one lane instead of removing parking

This is how the two-way cycle lane would look like on Martin Street for the Lake-to-Lake route. (City of Penticton)
The aftermath of the 3 a.m. fire in Keremeos. (Keremeos Fire Department)

Fire and explosion wakes Keremeos residents

A motorhome was consumed and a boat severely damaged after the 3 a.m. fire

The aftermath of the 3 a.m. fire in Keremeos. (Keremeos Fire Department)
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 working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Affordable housing projects in Keremeos continue to sit empty

Cactus Court was supposed to be finished around July this year

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 working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Penticton Secondary School has been added to the list of school exposures to COVID-19 by Interior Health. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

COVID-19 reported at second South Okanagan high school

Penticton Secondary is the third school in District 67 this week to have COVID exposures

Penticton Secondary School has been added to the list of school exposures to COVID-19 by Interior Health. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Santa, Gary Haupt out of costume, is putting together personalized videos for kids. (Submitted)
Santa, Gary Haupt out of costume, is putting together personalized videos for kids. (Submitted)
From left to right, Lori Motluk, Izabela Szelest, Dr. Jeff Harries and Aaron McRann are spreading a message of hope with the formation of a new national non-profit, the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society.(Submitted)

Penticton physician launches national Alcohol Use Disorder research group

‘It’s at the heart of so many social issues like homelessness, domestic violence and unemployment’

From left to right, Lori Motluk, Izabela Szelest, Dr. Jeff Harries and Aaron McRann are spreading a message of hope with the formation of a new national non-profit, the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society.(Submitted)
Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)

No mask? Lose your pass at Apex

The ski resort has implemented a strict mask policy for the upcoming ski season

Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)
Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

South Okanagan RCMP superintendent wants to set up dedicated prolific offender task force

Supt. Brian Hunter plans to use the additional officers city council approved for the force

Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The team, staff and billets are isolating while they are tested

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The team, staff and billets are isolating while they are tested

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton’s Landmark Cinema has closed for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Google Maps photo)

Get a true home theatre experience with take-out popcorn

Landmark Cinemas in Penticton will be opening their concession stand for take-out orders

Penticton’s Landmark Cinema has closed for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Google Maps photo)
Gas prices haven’t dropped below a dollar a litre since February this year. (Danah Phillips photo)
Gas prices haven’t dropped below a dollar a litre since February this year. (File)

No Black Friday deals for gas prices

You may want to hold off on refilling your tank if you can

Gas prices haven’t dropped below a dollar a litre since February this year. (Danah Phillips photo)
Gas prices haven’t dropped below a dollar a litre since February this year. (File)
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Efforts to save Sickle Point down to the wire

The riparian wetland is in the middle of a court-ordered sale

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton biker still in running to win custom chopper competition

Darrell Richards is sitting in first in the final round of the group stage

Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton biker still in running for custom chopper competition

Darrell Richards is sitting in first in the final round of the group stage

Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Peyton Burton-Otteson and Gia Han along with OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot Otis have some fun practicing for last year’s 40th annual Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. (File photo)

OSNS smashes fundraising goal for 41st Share-a-Smile Telethon

The telethon and online auction raised a combined total of $81,000 to support local kids

Peyton Burton-Otteson and Gia Han along with OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot Otis have some fun practicing for last year’s 40th annual Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. (File photo)