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The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
Retired RCMP Sgt. Kate Hansen holding up the letter she received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking her for the special copy of Harry the Musical Ride Horse. (RCMP)

Penticton Mountie receives royal thanks for children’s books

Sgt. Kate Hansen has written many books about Harry the Musical Ride Horse, earning praise from Queen Elizabeth II

Retired RCMP Sgt. Kate Hansen holding up the letter she received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking her for the special copy of Harry the Musical Ride Horse. (RCMP)
2019’s Brewski beer, spirits and cider festival was hosted at the Gunbarrel Saloon. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Apex’s Gunbarrel Saloon to open under new management

The Score Pub Group will be running the saloon for the 2020/21 season

2019’s Brewski beer, spirits and cider festival was hosted at the Gunbarrel Saloon. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A home is on Fire in the Garnet Rd. area of Penticton. (Google Maps)

Home on fire near Penticton’s Beaver Dell Road

The fire appears to be at a structure near the end of Garnet Way, up a private driveway.

A home is on Fire in the Garnet Rd. area of Penticton. (Google Maps)
One of two hands that stand outside the Krazy Emporium, the other having been stolen on Nov. 11. (Submitted)

Krazy Emporium looks for helping hand after one of theirs was stolen

The hand statues have stood outside the hemp store for close to 20 years

One of two hands that stand outside the Krazy Emporium, the other having been stolen on Nov. 11. (Submitted)
The 5000 Motel where a fire broke out in a single unit at 4 a.m. on Nov. 11. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Early morning fire damages unit at Motel 5000

A single occupant was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

The 5000 Motel where a fire broke out in a single unit at 4 a.m. on Nov. 11. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Colour Guard at Penticton's Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Colour Guard at Penticton's Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Discovery House’ Shed the Light on Addiction campaign kicks off on Nov. 15 this year. (Western News - File)

Discovery House Fall Harvest Auction goes digital

There are currently 21 items up for auction until Dec. 6

The Discovery House’ Shed the Light on Addiction campaign kicks off on Nov. 15 this year. (Western News - File)
Cawston Primary School is accepting orders for their winter fundraiser until Nov. 14. (Facebook photo)
Cawston Primary School is accepting orders for their winter fundraiser until Nov. 14. (Facebook photo)
Pictured in 2018, the lighted Kristi’s Run mogul course where members of the Canadian men’s women’s Olympic teams trained before leaving for the Olympics. (Western News - File)

Apex Mountain Resort receives record-breaking early season snow

The mountain saw close to 30 cm over the last 24 hours.

Pictured in 2018, the lighted Kristi’s Run mogul course where members of the Canadian men’s women’s Olympic teams trained before leaving for the Olympics. (Western News - File)
Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s 2019 team. Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep the rock into the house during the 2019 Ashley Home Store Classic. (Western News File)

Ashley Home Store Classic kicks off Nov. 13

The annual tournament will be going forward this year with COVID-19 safety measures in place

Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s 2019 team. Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep the rock into the house during the 2019 Ashley Home Store Classic. (Western News File)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees take commanding 6-3 win against Vernon Vipers

The Vees beat the Vernon Vipers in back-to-back games, to close out round robin

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Agur Lake Camp Society held a fundraising ball drop with the assistance of a Topflight helicopter from Penticton on Nov. 7. All three of the balls, out of 852, closest to the target in Dale Meadows Park were from Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Pentictonites take top prizes in Agur Lake Camp fundraiser

The three winning balls landed closest to the marker after being dropped from a helicopter

The Agur Lake Camp Society held a fundraising ball drop with the assistance of a Topflight helicopter from Penticton on Nov. 7. All three of the balls, out of 852, closest to the target in Dale Meadows Park were from Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
The Village of Keremeos is one of the recipients of funding from the Safe Restart Grant. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

RDOS, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos to receive Safe Restart grant funding

The funding supports reopening facilities and costs from COVID-19

The Village of Keremeos is one of the recipients of funding from the Safe Restart Grant. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Darrell Richards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton man looking for votes in Orange County Chopper contest wants to donate prize bike

The bike would be donated to support Discovery House in Penticton

Darrell Richards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Counting begins Nov. 6 on mail-in ballots for the 2020 BC provincial election. (Black Press file photo)

Final B.C. election count to begin Nov. 6

BC Elections will be publishing the results starting at 10 a.m.

Counting begins Nov. 6 on mail-in ballots for the 2020 BC provincial election. (Black Press file photo)
A 55-year-old Keremeos man has been found dead in a creek near Middle Bench Road. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press file)

Keremeos man, 55, found dead in local creek

RCMP say his death is not considered suspicious

A 55-year-old Keremeos man has been found dead in a creek near Middle Bench Road. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press file)
Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a camper fire near Moosejaw Street and Conklin Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire that consumed a camper on Nov. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton resident suffers minor injuries after camper goes up in flames

One person is believed to have suffered minor injuries

Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a camper fire near Moosejaw Street and Conklin Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire that consumed a camper on Nov. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)

Penticton pharmacist receives $20,000 fine and three-month suspension

Joelle Mbamy will be required to retake several courses before being allowed to dispensing medicine

A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)
File photo of Kerrilynn Milton from 2013.

Former DPA has jury trial moved to Kelowna

Kerrilynn Milton was charged with fraud over $5,000 and falsifying documents

File photo of Kerrilynn Milton from 2013.