Brennan Phillips

The elementary girls basketball team from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School took first place in the A Pool of the recent district tournament. (SESS)

Keremeos elementary basketball teams shine in first tournaments since 2020

The boys and girls teams at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School both came out on top

The elementary girls basketball team from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School took first place in the A Pool of the recent district tournament. (SESS)
Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He spearheaded the new community garden beside Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Fundraiser to give mobility for Keremeos’ community garden

The fundraiser is aiming to get Albert McCormick a new set of wheels

Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He spearheaded the new community garden beside Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Warrant issued after prolific Penticton offender fails to show for trial

The Penticton man was set to face charges of assault, threats, and mischief

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Kelowna Court House (File photo)

Penticton rapist to serve 5 years in jail

Darren Webb was sentenced on March 3 in Kelowna

Kelowna Court House (File photo)
This rendering shows what Skaha Towers will look like once phase 3 is complete. (real estate rendering)

Penticton’s construction starts 2022 strong with $32M Skaha Tower development permit

The third phase of the Skaha Towers was issued its permit in February

This rendering shows what Skaha Towers will look like once phase 3 is complete. (real estate rendering)
Lorna Cox (left) presented Princess Margaret’s Top Academic student, Kara Stayberg, with the Len Cox Memorial Scholarship Bursary at the June 2022 graduation ceremonies. Stayberg has applied the funds to enroll in 1st-year sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. (Submitted)

Foundation marks over $3.7 million in scholarships and bursaries for Penticton students

The charity is closing in on reaching $4M to help students pay for post-secondary education

Lorna Cox (left) presented Princess Margaret’s Top Academic student, Kara Stayberg, with the Len Cox Memorial Scholarship Bursary at the June 2022 graduation ceremonies. Stayberg has applied the funds to enroll in 1st-year sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. (Submitted)
The Okanagan Gleaners are looking to raise funds for a new storage building for their food program in Oliver. (Okanagan Gleaners)

Okanagan Gleaners raising funds for food storage building

The Gleaners are looking to raise $350,000 to begin construction

The Okanagan Gleaners are looking to raise funds for a new storage building for their food program in Oliver. (Okanagan Gleaners)
rcmp file photo

Penticton RCMP issue safety tips after report of child luring

The girls were approached by a stranger 3 weeks ago

rcmp file photo
A six storey hotel will go in beside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. (City rendering)

6-storey 103-room Penticton hotel gets green light

The Vernon Avenue hotel will also provide a 100-seat restaurant

A six storey hotel will go in beside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. (City rendering)
FortisBC's planned energy web of sources for their customers. (FortisBC)

FortisBC proposing new homes in Penticton have all renewable gas

The gas is generated through a variety of avenues

FortisBC's planned energy web of sources for their customers. (FortisBC)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. (Contributed)

Penticton mayor accused of making death threats in family feud: court documents

Penticton’s mayor threatened siblings lives, says court documents filed by brother

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. (Contributed)
A postcard from 1944 showing Lakeshore Drive and the S.S. Sicamous in the background. (Penticton Museum and Archives)

Penticton’s Okanagan lakeshore was not always owned by the city

W. T. Shatford donated waterfront so it would always be public and not ‘marred by unsightly buildings’

A postcard from 1944 showing Lakeshore Drive and the S.S. Sicamous in the background. (Penticton Museum and Archives)
A 23-year-old closed Highway 97 after shearing off a power pole on Friday night, Feb. 25. (Oliver RCMP)

Impaired driving suspected in Oliver crash that shut down Highway 97

The driver hit and sheared off a power pole Friday night

A 23-year-old closed Highway 97 after shearing off a power pole on Friday night, Feb. 25. (Oliver RCMP)
Keremeos’ current wastewater treatment plant. The contract for upgrades was awarded and set to begin in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Construction approved for Keremeos’ upgraded wastewater treatment plant

The project is expected to begin work this year and be completed in 2022

Keremeos’ current wastewater treatment plant. The contract for upgrades was awarded and set to begin in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Penticton court
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Prolific Okanagan offender receives suspended sentence for stealing Harley

Jake Soros will spend two years on probation after stealing a motorcycle

Penticton court
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
The Oliver Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and found a fire in a laundromat on Station Street on Feb. 24. (Oliver Fire Department)

Rags in dryer likely cause of Oliver fire

Fire crews spent a couple hours venting smoke from affected businesses

The Oliver Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and found a fire in a laundromat on Station Street on Feb. 24. (Oliver Fire Department)
Ukrainians and supporters rally downtown Kelowna on Feb. 24. (jacqueline gelineau/ Capital News)

‘From worrying, to frightening’: Okanagan Ukrainians express concern over Russian invasion

A rally for Ukraine is taking place at the Kelowna City Hall on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.

Ukrainians and supporters rally downtown Kelowna on Feb. 24. (jacqueline gelineau/ Capital News)
Protesters against the Russian invasion of Ukraine gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague on Feb. 22. (Twitter - @AdoraShandy)

Shouting It Out Loud: Horror of history repeating in Ukraine

What is happening in Ukraine is a nightmare of imperial ambitions

Protesters against the Russian invasion of Ukraine gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague on Feb. 22. (Twitter - @AdoraShandy)
Penticton court

Penticton man sentenced for hungry break and enter

The accused broke in and ate food and ice cream when the family returned home

Penticton court
Manhole cover for sewer, sewage. (Pixabay)

Keremeos to address manhole issues in 2022

10 of the worst manholes will be repaired for certain this year

Manhole cover for sewer, sewage. (Pixabay)