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Interior Savings is making some changes in the South Okanagan.

Interior Savings making big changes in South Okanagan

The credit union will be closing their Osoyoos branch and opening a new office in Penticton

Interior Savings is making some changes in the South Okanagan.
(Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Poll: Should Okanagan residents keep turning their clocks back?

Daylight Savings Time comes to an end for another year.

(Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

No public ceremony in Keremeos for Remembrance Day

The public is asked to observe the two minutes of silence from wherever they are

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Cuts help balance Penticton’s COVID-19 budget

City staff expecting revenue and expenses to come in $4.3 million below 2020’s budget

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
RCMP are trying to determine why a woman fled the scene of an accident in Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)

Crime rate down in 2019 for Keremeos and Osoyoos, up in Oliver

The crime rate in Keremeos went down in four of the last five years

RCMP are trying to determine why a woman fled the scene of an accident in Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)
Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.

Community goes above and beyond fundraising goal to save Naramata beach

The NaramataSlow’s fundraiser has received $860,000 in donations to their $850,000 goal

Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.
File photo of Kerrilynn Milton from 2013.

Former Downtown Penticton Association head to have trial by jury and judge

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

File photo of Kerrilynn Milton from 2013.
(Black Press Media files)

Charges dropped against alleged indecent Osoyoos mountie

The RCMP have a separate internal investigation into the officer

(Black Press Media files)
Armed Forces Veteran Jim DeMarce pays his respects at the grave sites of two World War One veterans at Fairview Cemetary. Demarce was part of the colour guard at 2019’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Western News File)Armed Forces Veteran Jim DeMarce pays his respects at the grave sites of two World War One veterans at Fairview Cemetary. Demarce was part of the colour guard at 2019’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Western News File)

COVID-19 changes Remembrance Day in Penticton

The Penticton Western News will live-stream the official ceremony at the Cenotaph

Armed Forces Veteran Jim DeMarce pays his respects at the grave sites of two World War One veterans at Fairview Cemetary. Demarce was part of the colour guard at 2019’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Western News File)Armed Forces Veteran Jim DeMarce pays his respects at the grave sites of two World War One veterans at Fairview Cemetary. Demarce was part of the colour guard at 2019’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Western News File)
The Osoyoos Aiport Development Society has the support of the town in applying for additional grant funding for their planned expansion. Osoyoos’ council also approved installing additional fire hydrants and an application for funding for a new water treatment plant. (File photo)

Osoyoos council seeks grant for new water treatment plant

Council also approved support for the airport society’s own grant application

The Osoyoos Aiport Development Society has the support of the town in applying for additional grant funding for their planned expansion. Osoyoos’ council also approved installing additional fire hydrants and an application for funding for a new water treatment plant. (File photo)
A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Two dozen Penticton apartment fire evacuees register for support

The blaze broke out early Tuesday morning

A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. See story on page 5.  (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

UPDATE: Flames doused for second time at fatal Penticton apartment fire

The Elm Ave. building first caught fire around 4 a.m., killing two people and displacing dozens

A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. See story on page 5.  (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Roly Russell, the predicted MLA for the Boundary Similkameen, and his wife Christine Carlson celebrate on election night. (Contributed)

B.C. Votes 2020: Russell leads as election heads to mail-in counting

Russell is likely to replace incumbent BC Liberal Linda Larson

Roly Russell, the predicted MLA for the Boundary Similkameen, and his wife Christine Carlson celebrate on election night. (Contributed)
Boundary-Similkameen’s candidates had their first forum with the cooperation of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (Brennan Phillips - Black Press)
Boundary-Similkameen’s candidates had their first forum with the cooperation of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (Brennan Phillips - Black Press)
The last forum before the election on Saturday focused on health care.

Boundary-Similkameen candidates talk health care over digital forum

The Support Our Health Care Society hosted the forum

The last forum before the election on Saturday focused on health care.
A truck and trailer left Reservoir Road north of Penticton earlier on Oct. 23. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 closed east of Osoyoos

Police have re-opened Highway 33 at Idabel Lake

A truck and trailer left Reservoir Road north of Penticton earlier on Oct. 23. (Facebook)
Sprott Shaw College's Lunch with Santa, pictured here at Penticton's 2019 Christmas Parade, will be held virtually this year on Dec. 5. (Western News File)

Santa visiting Penticton kids virtually this year

Even Santa is social distancing

Sprott Shaw College's Lunch with Santa, pictured here at Penticton's 2019 Christmas Parade, will be held virtually this year on Dec. 5. (Western News File)
Riders of all ages participated in 2019’s Axel Mercx Granfondo in Penticton, with over 1600 registering for 2020 before COVID-19 forced its cancellation. (Western News File)

Granfondo ‘Penticton’s best opportunity for an event in 2021’

The long-distance cycling event was cancelled this year after 1600 riders had already registered

Riders of all ages participated in 2019’s Axel Mercx Granfondo in Penticton, with over 1600 registering for 2020 before COVID-19 forced its cancellation. (Western News File)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
A fund for the family of Steve Dahnert has been set up on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe set up for Penticton family of motorcycle crash victim

Steve Dahnert was struck by an SUV that crossed a double-solid line on Oct. 12

A fund for the family of Steve Dahnert has been set up on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)