Jesse Day

The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7, 2021. (Keremeos, BC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Creative kids in Keremeos surf the Similkameen River

Using just some straps and planks, these kids turned the river into a surfers paradise

The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7, 2021. (Keremeos, BC/Facebook)
Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

VIDEO: Pro lacrosse player hopes to grow the sport in Penticton with new youth camps

7 year NLL veteran sharing his lacrosse knowledge and skills at his new OKGN Lacrosse camps

Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Bruce Turnbull (left) and Peter Lindelauf (right) have taken it upon themselves to ensure their small, isolated neighbourhood of Husula is prepared should a wildfire strike. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Proactive pair protects small neighbourhood above Penticton from devastating fire potential

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when,’ wildfire hits Husula, near road with slew of illegal activity

Bruce Turnbull (left) and Peter Lindelauf (right) have taken it upon themselves to ensure their small, isolated neighbourhood of Husula is prepared should a wildfire strike. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Two vehicles crash into Indian restaurant at Vernon’s 43rd Street

Traffic is blocked on 43rd Street down to a single lane

(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)

‘We’re devastated’: Keremeos couple in mourning after ‘horrific’ attack kills family dog

Bunny Wells was walking their 22-month old Scottish Terrier on Canada Day when the attack occurred

Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)
Penticton has a new Bitcoin ATM, located inside Rocky Store at 404-430 Haven Hill Rd.(Contributed)

Penticton gets a new Bitcoin ATM machine

The kiosk, in a convience store, will allow users to use cash to buy, trade and sell crypto

Penticton has a new Bitcoin ATM, located inside Rocky Store at 404-430 Haven Hill Rd.(Contributed)
Founders of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre Carmen Josay, Nicky Havers and Dr. Marcy Craddock. The clinic will hold its soft opening July 5, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

New cosmetic clinic brings unique, holistic approach to aesthetic treatment to Penticton

Women of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre want to become your personal, life-long beauty experts

Founders of South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre Carmen Josay, Nicky Havers and Dr. Marcy Craddock. The clinic will hold its soft opening July 5, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Excessive levels of E. coli at Penticton’s Okanagan Beach prompts warning

Five times the acceptable amount of E. coli was found in the water at Okanagan Beach

A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)

SPCA seizes dog strapped to RV during sweltering Okanagan heatwave

Animal cruelty charges will be recommended to Crown counsel

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)
Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

“Everything is gone’: Multiple homes destroyed in Penticton multiplex fire

Penticton Fire Dept. got the blaze under control within an hour but not before homes were lost

Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)

Penticton, Kamloops and Kelowna break heat records 2 days in a row — and counting

More record-breaking heat could be ahead, according to Environment Canada

Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Dog hauled in crate strapped behind RV during heatwave found safe in Oliver

RCMP, SPCA working towards next steps, possible charges to ensure the dog’s safety going forward

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)
Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)

South Okanagan RCMP arrest prolific offender in possesion of drugs, loaded gun

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 34, has been arrested numerous times on drug and property crime charges

Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)
James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

Union concerned with ‘ethics controversy’ after Penticton editor elected to council

The managing editor of the Penticton Herald newspaper, James Miller, was elected to council June 19

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)
South Okanagan Tim Horton’s owner/operator Nicole MacMillan stars in a Tim Horton’s national television advertisement. The video was uploaded to YouTube June 14, 2021. (Tim Hortons/YouTube)

South Okanagan Tim Hortons owner in national television spotlight

Local Tim’s owner Nicole MacMillan featured in national ad campaign

South Okanagan Tim Horton’s owner/operator Nicole MacMillan stars in a Tim Horton’s national television advertisement. The video was uploaded to YouTube June 14, 2021. (Tim Hortons/YouTube)
Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)

Woman awarded $15k after years of harassment at Okanagan software company

Carol Loiselle faced years of gender-based harassment while employed at Windward Software Inc.

Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)
(Monique Tamminga/Western News)

From morning shows to morning showers: Penticton radio host takes over popular soap shop

Kyle Stewart, formerly of 97.1 Sun FM, can now be found in a much different business in Penticton

(Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
(Drive BC photo)

Vehicle incident closes Highway 3 east of Osoyoos

Drive BC says to avoid the area until the road is clear

(Drive BC photo)
Osoyoos chef Murray McDonald was ecstatic upon realizing he scored the $1 million guaranteed prize in the June 2, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Osoyoos chef ecstatic after bagging $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Chef Murray McDonald was at home and ready to doze off to sleep when he got a text from his wife

Osoyoos chef Murray McDonald was ecstatic upon realizing he scored the $1 million guaranteed prize in the June 2, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)