Brennan Phillips

Shannon Forner’s family has run the Keremeos grocery store for almost 50 years. Forner is moving on from the business. May 20th will be her last day at Buy-Low Foods. (Submitted)

Saying farewell to a family legacy in the heart of Keremeos

Shannon Forner’s family has run the local grocery store, now the Buy-Low, for almost 50 years

Shannon Forner’s family has run the Keremeos grocery store for almost 50 years. Forner is moving on from the business. May 20th will be her last day at Buy-Low Foods. (Submitted)
Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham in front of the third building, Parkers Place, for the addiction recovery program. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Discovery House opens Parkers Place in Penticton to provide transitionary care

The addiction recovery program is now able to provide support for as long as necessary

Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham in front of the third building, Parkers Place, for the addiction recovery program. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen offices in Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen showcases local government

The RDOS has put together a video as part of Local Government Awareness Week

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen offices in Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Duckie Lucky Preschool is one of the few child care locations available in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips – Keremeos Review)

Report: Keremeos to need 40 child care over the next decade

The RDOS has completed their study on child care needs in the region

Duckie Lucky Preschool is one of the few child care locations available in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips – Keremeos Review)
Doctor Jessica Luksts is being recognized on BC Family Doctor Day for her part in the early days of the pandemic. (Submitted)

Celebrate BC Family Doctor Day on May 19

The South Okanagan Similkameen has over 80 family doctors serving the community

Doctor Jessica Luksts is being recognized on BC Family Doctor Day for her part in the early days of the pandemic. (Submitted)
Jim Moring, left, hands 132 letters and emails to Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. The 132 people support Moring speaking on their behalf at the public hearing on May 17 for the development at the Kampe Estate. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton neighbourhood rallying to speak as one against development of Kampe Estate

Resident Jim Moring delivered letters endorsing him to speak on the behalf of 132 people

Jim Moring, left, hands 132 letters and emails to Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. The 132 people support Moring speaking on their behalf at the public hearing on May 17 for the development at the Kampe Estate. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Traffic is backed up along Naramata Road after a semi-truck collided with a power pole on Fleet Road. (Jesse Day - Western News)

UPDATE: Expect long delays on Naramata Road

A semi-truck collided with a power pole and downed several lines

Traffic is backed up along Naramata Road after a semi-truck collided with a power pole on Fleet Road. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)

Kelowna and Penticton oil recycling facilities get upgrades

The BC Used Oil Management Association provided grant funding for the upgrades

The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)
The new cases reported over the week of May 2 to 8. (BC CDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases on the decline in the South Okanagan

Summerland saw its daily cases per capita return to normal levels after a spike

The new cases reported over the week of May 2 to 8. (BC CDC)
Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Over 42,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine given to South Okanagan residents

That includes more than half of the residents in the Penticton local health area

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after two bodies were found in a forested area near Naramata Creek Forest Service Road March 10, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Police working to identify the two bodies found in Naramata

Expect big police presence in the area this week as the investigation continues

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after two bodies were found in a forested area near Naramata Creek Forest Service Road March 10, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)
The area around the Christie Mountain wildfire that was restricted to the public is no longer restricted effective at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (BC Wildfire photo)
The area around where the Christie Mountain wildfire took place is officially restricted to the public effective May 12. (BC Wildfire photo)

Damage from Christie Mountain wildlife closes area to the public

It’s been closed to allow the area to recover

The area around the Christie Mountain wildfire that was restricted to the public is no longer restricted effective at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (BC Wildfire photo)
The area around where the Christie Mountain wildfire took place is officially restricted to the public effective May 12. (BC Wildfire photo)
Two vehicles were involved in a collision around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Main Street and Industrial intersection. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Traffic slow after collision at Main and Industrial in Penticton

Two vehicles were involved and first responders are on scene

Two vehicles were involved in a collision around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Main Street and Industrial intersection. (Jesse Day - Western News)
RCMP. (Black Press File)

Major Crimes called in after two bodies discovered in Naramata

A manhunt involving a police helicopter took place on May 10

RCMP. (Black Press File)
The fire east of Penticton is currently considered under control. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire east of Penticton considered under control

The fire was reported on May 10

The fire east of Penticton is currently considered under control. (BC Wildfire Service)
Keith MacIntyre - BC Libertarian

Penticton’s Keith MacIntyre new leader of the B.C. Libertarian Party

The Penticton businessman was voted in by members of the party on May 8

Keith MacIntyre - BC Libertarian
Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)

Penticton race director throws hat into city council ring

Steven Brown will run with a focus on small business

Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees head into final weekend tied for first in league

The Vees have two games to take the top spot

Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)

Two Summerland businesses closed due to COVID-19

The businesses are listed on the Interior Health website

Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)