Jesse Day

Penticton Fire Department chief Larry Watkinson advises against using fireworks on Halloween this year. (Jenna Cocullo / Black Press Media)

How to not get blown up or catch COVID-19 this Halloween in Penticton

Halloween amid a pandemic will present a handful of unique challenges

Penticton Fire Department chief Larry Watkinson advises against using fireworks on Halloween this year. (Jenna Cocullo / Black Press Media)
A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead following a three vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (File photo)

One dead after Highway 1 crash near Revelstoke

20-year-old man pronounced dead at the scene of a three vehicle collision west of Revelstoke

A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead following a three vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (File photo)
A male deer was spotted with an arrow through its back near a Columbia Street home Oct. 19, 2020 in Penticton. (Dave Katt / Facebook)

Deer with arrow through back spotted roaming Penticton

Conservation officers are searching for the animal

A male deer was spotted with an arrow through its back near a Columbia Street home Oct. 19, 2020 in Penticton. (Dave Katt / Facebook)
(Submitted by Cassidi Markus)

Snow flurries forecasted for the Okanagan this weekend

Arctic front expected to bring colder than average temperatures and snow

(Submitted by Cassidi Markus)
(Osoyoos Fire Department)

Osoyoos Fire Department knock down car fire near house

Blaze was ‘really close’ to becoming a structure fire

(Osoyoos Fire Department)
Canadian Horizons is taking steps to develop a 320-unit residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, northeast of the City of Penticton. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Penticton Indian Band opposes Canadian Horizons development

Proposed residential development will remove the protected rights of the syilx Nation, says PIB

Canadian Horizons is taking steps to develop a 320-unit residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, northeast of the City of Penticton. (Canadian Horizons photo)
NDP candidate Toni Boot has had multiple campaign signs vandalized in Penticton. However, she doesn’t believe the vandalism is targeting a specific party or candidate, she told <em>Black Press Media </em>in an Oct. 17, 2020 interview. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Vandals target Penticton campaign signs

NDP candidate Toni Boot says she’s had multiple signs vandalized since the start of her campaign

NDP candidate Toni Boot has had multiple campaign signs vandalized in Penticton. However, she doesn’t believe the vandalism is targeting a specific party or candidate, she told <em>Black Press Media </em>in an Oct. 17, 2020 interview. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees dominate West Kelowna in back-to-back games

The Vees remain undefeated in the Okanagan Cup, Warriors fall to 3-4-0-1

Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Participants of the OSA’s Oct. 25 needle felting class will use wool to form and sculpt a “bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face.”(Contributed)

Halloween needle felting class coming to Penticton

Have you ever wanted to use wool to create a ‘bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face’?

Participants of the OSA’s Oct. 25 needle felting class will use wool to form and sculpt a “bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face.”(Contributed)
An ‘out of control’ vehicle spun its tires on the highway before colliding with a van on the highway and then a SUV in Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru, said witnesses Oct. 15, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Three vehicle collision closes Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru

Car was ‘spinning in reverse with full throttle on’ before colliding with two other vehicles

An ‘out of control’ vehicle spun its tires on the highway before colliding with a van on the highway and then a SUV in Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru, said witnesses Oct. 15, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Penticton Beer Week)

Penticton breweries launch collaboration beer in celebration of Beer Week

‘The Penticton Seven’ is described as a hazy pale ale with Ekuanot and El Dorado hops

(Penticton Beer Week)
(Google maps photo)

Penticton Safeway employee tests positive for COVID-19

The employee last worked Oct. 9

(Google maps photo)
Winter tires or chains are required on most highway routes in BC from Oct. 1 to April 30. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Winter tires or chains are required on most highway routes in BC from Oct. 1 to April 30. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Police are investigating after a Penticton hair and nail salon reported having their shop broken into in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Rhonda Erhardt / Facebook)

Penticton salon victim of smash and grab

A lamp and hair dye were the only items reported stolen

Police are investigating after a Penticton hair and nail salon reported having their shop broken into in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Rhonda Erhardt / Facebook)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)

One suspect in custody after Osoyoos shooting

The victim is in the hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries

Community helps Penticton couple raise over $20,000 for surrogacy costs

After losing two babies, the Tregonings have reached out to the community for assistance

10 classic film suggestions to watch this Thanksgiving

Cozy-up with a post-turkey-dinner movie marathon this year

First snow falls at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Gnorm the Powder Gnome is currently covered in fresh powder

Activists protest Kelowna turkey farm, slaughterhouse on Thanksgiving long weekend

‘They’re not targeting us because we did something wrong, they’re targeting the idea of us’