Brennan Phillips

The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)

When Highway 97 closes there are few alternatives left

Green Mountain Road is currently the only alternate to get around Kaleden

The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)
Giant’s Head Elementary had potential exposure days from Nov. 18, 19 and from 22 to 24. (Google Maps)

Summerland schools have more potential COVID-19 exposures

Interior Health added more dates to two schools in Summerland

Giant’s Head Elementary had potential exposure days from Nov. 18, 19 and from 22 to 24. (Google Maps)
The weekly COVID-19 case count for Nov. 21 to 27. (BC CDC)

Summerland driving increase in South Okanagan weekly COVID-19 cases

The local health area’s weekly cases have doubled three weeks in a row

The weekly COVID-19 case count for Nov. 21 to 27. (BC CDC)
The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)

Osoyoos calls on residents to collect lost, missing, stolen bikes before they are donated

The town has collected a number of bikes over recent years

The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)
Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)

Month-long Okanagan-wide robbery spree ends with arrest

37-year-old Vernon man facing 7 counts of robbery

Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)
Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)

Landfills moving to reduced hours in Okanagan – Similkameen

This includes landfills in Penticton, Keremeos, Oliver and Okanagan Falls

Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)
A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Update: Penticton restores power

Power was out for about an hour across the city

A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
A tree on a powerline spotted by Matthew Harding on the road to Apex Mountain Wednesday morning. (Matthew Harding - Facebook)

Trees crash onto powerlines and road to Apex from Penticton

Wind storm puts power out to over 500 customers in Apex Wednesday morning

A tree on a powerline spotted by Matthew Harding on the road to Apex Mountain Wednesday morning. (Matthew Harding - Facebook)
South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club President Alex Bodden (right) presents club member Jack Shepe with a hot-off-the-press copy of the nature club’s new journal, Nature in Focus, the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Submitted)

Focus on Nature showcases best of Okanagan-Similkameen photo contest

The South Okanagan Naturalists’ have put together a photo journal from the 600 entries

South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club President Alex Bodden (right) presents club member Jack Shepe with a hot-off-the-press copy of the nature club’s new journal, Nature in Focus, the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Submitted)
A serious multi-vehicle collision at Warren Avenue and Highway 97 has the area closed for some time on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (Western News)

T-bone collision closes Highway 97 in Penticton

The serious nature of the crash will have the highway closed for sometime

A serious multi-vehicle collision at Warren Avenue and Highway 97 has the area closed for some time on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (Western News)
Logs coming down the Similkameen River damaged the Red Bridge in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Floodwaters turned Okanagan River back towards Osoyoos Lake

The Similkameen River levels caused the Zosel Dam to overflow

Logs coming down the Similkameen River damaged the Red Bridge in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Penticton Secondary. (File photo)

2 Penticton and 2 Summerland schools report potential COVID-19 exposures

There are currently five schools from district 67 listed by Interior Health

Penticton Secondary. (File photo)
The Downtown Penticton Association installed (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton Mounties call for more surveillance cameras

Footage has helped solve several headline cases, according to the RCMP

The Downtown Penticton Association installed (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Former Pen-Hi P.E. teacher Keith Allen passed away on Thursday, according to a post from his daughter-in-law. (Nadine Allen - Facebook)

Beloved Pen-Hi teacher Keith Allen has died

A Change.org petition has been active since 2019 to rename the gym in his name

Former Pen-Hi P.E. teacher Keith Allen passed away on Thursday, according to a post from his daughter-in-law. (Nadine Allen - Facebook)
The hall for the Keremeos branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #192. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos Legion gathering donations for Christmas hampers

Any non-perishable food goods are welcome

The hall for the Keremeos branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #192. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos to hold public hearing on OCP and zoning updates

Updates to the bylaws include corrections and allowing alcohol production in the village centre

Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Traffic backed up in Hope due to the Highway 3 closure, as seen from the Old Hope Princeton Highway. (Pattie Desjardins - Hope Standard)

UPDATE: Highway 3 incident past Princeton estimated to be clear by midnight

Multiple vehicle incidents have closed the highway since the morning

Traffic backed up in Hope due to the Highway 3 closure, as seen from the Old Hope Princeton Highway. (Pattie Desjardins - Hope Standard)
The current map of evacuation alerts, in orange, and evacuation orders, in red, for the Regional District around Princeton. (RDOS)

Additional Princeton properties put on evacuation alert

Residents are strongly advised to prepare for an evacuation order

The current map of evacuation alerts, in orange, and evacuation orders, in red, for the Regional District around Princeton. (RDOS)
The entryway to the new charging station. (Town of Osoyoos)

Tesla charging station open for travelers in Osoyoos

The charging station also has three generic chargers

The entryway to the new charging station. (Town of Osoyoos)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for Nov. 14 to 20. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases tick up in Penticton and Summerland

People with their third doses are also on the rise

The weekly COVID-19 case map for Nov. 14 to 20. (BC CDC)