Brennan Phillips

The Penticton Peach Festival and RPR Heating & Air Conditioning have announced the RPR PeachDuro will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at Three Blind Mice. (Left to right) RPR owner Terry Olfert; Peach Festival president Don Kendall; Peach Festival director Josh Shulman; and RPR owner Leanne Diack. (Submitted)

Penticton Peachfest adding mountain biking event

The family-geared race will be held at the scenic Three Blind Mice Trail

The Penticton Peach Festival and RPR Heating & Air Conditioning have announced the RPR PeachDuro will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at Three Blind Mice. (Left to right) RPR owner Terry Olfert; Peach Festival president Don Kendall; Peach Festival director Josh Shulman; and RPR owner Leanne Diack. (Submitted)
Officers stationed outside the home on 9th Avenue in Keremeos where a man was believed to have been killed on Feb. 20. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

29-year-old man victim of Keremeos homicide

Police tape and officers still remain at the home where the man’s body was found

Officers stationed outside the home on 9th Avenue in Keremeos where a man was believed to have been killed on Feb. 20. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
Penticton court
Penticton court
The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)

Security upgrades up for early budget approval in Keremeos

The village also is looking at early approval for park and garden projects

The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)
Upgrades for Keremeos’ wastewater treatment plant have been years in the making. (Keremeos Review - File)

Keremeos moving towards $3.9M new wastewater treatment plant

The upgraded plant has been years in the works

Upgrades for Keremeos’ wastewater treatment plant have been years in the making. (Keremeos Review - File)
Bev Remizove, President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192, (right) presents a donation of $1750 to Julie Ellison, the manager of operations and finance of the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Submitted)

Keremeos Legion pays forward community support

Donations to the Legion were donated to other organizations in turn

Bev Remizove, President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192, (right) presents a donation of $1750 to Julie Ellison, the manager of operations and finance of the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Submitted)
A man was filmed allegedly spreading nails on the highway during a protest convoy on Feb. 12. (Black Press Media File)

Mischief charge recommended for counter-protester who spread nails on Highway 97

The Osoyoos man was caught on video during the convoy on Feb. 12

A man was filmed allegedly spreading nails on the highway during a protest convoy on Feb. 12. (Black Press Media File)
The West Coast Lumberjack show during a performance in Comox. The show will be returning to Penticton’s Peachfest this August. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Peach Festival returns this August

The full five-day event is bringing back popular attractions

The West Coast Lumberjack show during a performance in Comox. The show will be returning to Penticton’s Peachfest this August. (Submitted)
The weekly COVID-19 casemap for Feb. 6 to 12. (BC CDC)

Official COVID-19 data shows decline in South Okanagan Similkameen

The BC CDC data doesn’t include at-home tests that aren’t submitted

The weekly COVID-19 casemap for Feb. 6 to 12. (BC CDC)
A Caucasian protester was filmed by students hurling explicits and racist comments during at protest at the Oliver high school Feb. 11. (Youtube)

Oliver school working with RCMP after students targeted with racist verbal abuse

Woman caught on camera verbally abusing students fined $2,300

A Caucasian protester was filmed by students hurling explicits and racist comments during at protest at the Oliver high school Feb. 11. (Youtube)
Canada’s Micah Zandee-Hart (28) puts a gold medal on teammate Marie-Philip Poulin (29) after defeating the United States in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

4 Olympians carry Penticton with them to Beijing

Olympic Women’s Hockey had 4 alumni from Penticton’s Okanagan Hockey Academy program

Canada’s Micah Zandee-Hart (28) puts a gold medal on teammate Marie-Philip Poulin (29) after defeating the United States in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Skating lessons were a hit at the ice rink at the rec centre. (Friends of the Keremeos Skating Rink photo)

Family Day full of fun at Keremeos’ Similkameen Rec Centre

Games, competitions and more will run from 1 until 4 p.m.

Skating lessons were a hit at the ice rink at the rec centre. (Friends of the Keremeos Skating Rink photo)
A heavy police presence outside the Keremeos Buy-Low Foods ended in an arrest on Feb. 15. (File photo)

70-year-old arrested by multiple officers for domestic violence in Keremeos

A heavy police presence was seen outside the Buy-Low Foods on Feb. 15

A heavy police presence outside the Keremeos Buy-Low Foods ended in an arrest on Feb. 15. (File photo)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Oliver’s Toor Vineyards fined $90K for involvement in immigration fraud scheme

The company was used as part of a larger effort by a Lower Mainland company

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Penticton residents donate US$6,883 to anti-government ‘Freedom Convoy’

There were 68 residents whose names and postal codes were released in leaked data

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Discovery House exceeded its goal with its Soup is Good fundraiser this winter. The recovery and housing program was one of three to receive grant money from Valley First Foundation. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Discovery House dishes out Soup is Good Food fundraiser in Penticton starting Feb. 25

Five weeks of delicious soup support the addiction recovery program

Discovery House exceeded its goal with its Soup is Good fundraiser this winter. The recovery and housing program was one of three to receive grant money from Valley First Foundation. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Nankama “Born to Drum” African Drum & Dance by Nankama Drum & Dance at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

South Okanagan OneWorld Multicultural Festival returns on Feb. 26

OneWorld Multicultural Festival a display of diverse traditions, dance, food and entertainment

Nankama “Born to Drum” African Drum & Dance by Nankama Drum & Dance at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)

VIDEO: RCMP investigating racist abuse hurled at Oliver students during protest

A viral video has students saying ‘you are literally arguing with children’

A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)
The Foo Fighters will be in Penticton on October 1. (Submitted)

Foo Fighters coming to Penticton in October

Tickets go on sale Feb. 18 for the Hall of Fame rock band

The Foo Fighters will be in Penticton on October 1. (Submitted)