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A swimmer has found a man’s wedding ring in the popular Penticton river channel that sees hundreds of people a day during the summer. (Mike Biden photo)

Noel Loves Stephanie: Wedding ring found in Penticton river channel

Penticton RCMP hoping to reunite man’s ring with rightful owner

A swimmer has found a man’s wedding ring in the popular Penticton river channel that sees hundreds of people a day during the summer. (Mike Biden photo)
Penticton council members kneel and stand in front of the new mural dedicated to Ironman, which returns after a decade to Penticton on Aug. 29, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton welcomes back Ironman with mural

The mural faces the historic start of the swim event in Okanagan Lake

Penticton council members kneel and stand in front of the new mural dedicated to Ironman, which returns after a decade to Penticton on Aug. 29, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Current Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer will not be seeking reelection in 2022, after spending 17 years at the village council table.

3-time Keremeos mayor leaving politics

Mayor Manfred Bauer won’t be seeking re-election after 17 years at village council

Current Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer will not be seeking reelection in 2022, after spending 17 years at the village council table.
The Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)

Okanagan’s Lakeman donating proceeds of final performances and album to mental health

The proceeds are being donated in honour of a close friend who took his own life

The Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)
Left to right; Cory Lemiski, BGC Okanagan CEO Jeremy Welder, Bobby Gleason and Mark Bermel take a moment for a team photo before teeing off at the CapriCMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids event held at The Harvest in Kelowna in 2022. Events were also held at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Skaha Meadows in Penticton this month, raising a grand total of $121,000 to support BGC Okanagan programs and services for children, youth and families. (Submitted photo)

Record $121,000 raised at Okanagan Golf 4 Kids tournaments

The three tournaments support BGC Okanagan with their programs and services

Left to right; Cory Lemiski, BGC Okanagan CEO Jeremy Welder, Bobby Gleason and Mark Bermel take a moment for a team photo before teeing off at the CapriCMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids event held at The Harvest in Kelowna in 2022. Events were also held at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Skaha Meadows in Penticton this month, raising a grand total of $121,000 to support BGC Okanagan programs and services for children, youth and families. (Submitted photo)
Flanked by escourts, Penticton’s Janelle Morrison closes in on the finish line at the final 2012 Ironman Canada race in Penticton. (Western News file photo)

New Ironman mural to be unveiled in Penticton

The mural will be shown to the public on Wednesday, August 24

Flanked by escourts, Penticton’s Janelle Morrison closes in on the finish line at the final 2012 Ironman Canada race in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
The staff at Regency Southwood assisted with evacuating the Gotta Goat Farm on Aug. 4 from the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (Submitted)

Penticton retirement facility helps with Keremeos Creek wildfire farm evacuation

The staff at Regency Southwood were among those to answer the call for help

The staff at Regency Southwood assisted with evacuating the Gotta Goat Farm on Aug. 4 from the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (Submitted)
RCMP descended in force on Aug. 18 to an incident in the same area where a man had been slashed in the face two days prior. (Jen Zielinski - Capital News)

RCMP once again respond to another serious incident in downtown Kelowna

The incident took place in the same area where a man had his face slashed

RCMP descended in force on Aug. 18 to an incident in the same area where a man had been slashed in the face two days prior. (Jen Zielinski - Capital News)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Oliver civil assault case tossed after years without action by lawyer

The case was filed in 2016 and left to languish over five years

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Arlene Arlow is taking a second crack at running for Mayor of Keremeos in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Arlene Arlow takes another run at Keremeos mayor

Arlow came with 15 votes of current Mayor Manfred Bauer in 2018

Arlene Arlow is taking a second crack at running for Mayor of Keremeos in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Paramedics across B.C. and here in Penticton are attending one overdose a day on average in 2021 with no end in sight to the toxic drug supply. The opioid crisis has left B.C. paramedics struggling with mental health issues. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Penticton seeing high fatal overdoses

The year is looking to be another record for fatalities

Paramedics across B.C. and here in Penticton are attending one overdose a day on average in 2021 with no end in sight to the toxic drug supply. The opioid crisis has left B.C. paramedics struggling with mental health issues. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) is seen here in this file image. (Western News - File)

Vernon man back in Penticton court over more allegations of prison violence

Blake Dergez was back facing a charge of assaulting a peace officer while in OCC

The Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) is seen here in this file image. (Western News - File)
Penticton court.

2 Penticton men free after alleged victim fails to show in court

The men had been charged with assault causing bodily harm

Penticton court.
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings

MP Cannings calls for living wage for Canada’s scientists and researchers

Cannings and 7,000 scientists signed an open letter to the government

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings
A Penticton Fire truck parked at Skaha Lake. (file photo)

Penticton to scout sites for consolidated public safety centre

The emergency services centre would house a fire hall, bylaw services, RCMP and more

A Penticton Fire truck parked at Skaha Lake. (file photo)
Rockin’ for a cause at Slackwater Brewing raised $15,000 for the Apex Fire Brigade on Aug. 7. From left to right are Liam Peyton, co-founder and sales marketing manager for Slackwater Brewing; local musician Will Schlackl and James Shalman, general manager of Apex Mountain Resort. (Submitted)

Slackwater Brewing raises $15K for Apex Fire Brigade

The Aug. 7 fundraiser was packed with donations and live music

Rockin’ for a cause at Slackwater Brewing raised $15,000 for the Apex Fire Brigade on Aug. 7. From left to right are Liam Peyton, co-founder and sales marketing manager for Slackwater Brewing; local musician Will Schlackl and James Shalman, general manager of Apex Mountain Resort. (Submitted)
These six-storey apartments would front Westminster Avenue with the others going on Power St. In all six apartments are proposed for the El Rancho site. (City agenda)

Penticton’s population booming and housing is racing to meet demand

Over 1,000 residential units under construction or design

These six-storey apartments would front Westminster Avenue with the others going on Power St. In all six apartments are proposed for the El Rancho site. (City agenda)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

City of Penticton on budget despite inflation and unexpected costs

Largest portion of increased revenue comes from higher than average building permits

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
The map showing the current outage in Kelowna. (FortisBC)

UPDATE: Power restored on Kelowna’s east side

The outage began around 8:45 p.m.

The map showing the current outage in Kelowna. (FortisBC)
Highway 3A opened to traffic on Friday morning with limited visibility in Olalla. (BC Wildfire)

Highway 3A from Keremeos to Penticton reopens

Reduced speed limits and additional RCMP will be along the road

Highway 3A opened to traffic on Friday morning with limited visibility in Olalla. (BC Wildfire)