Jesse Day

(BC Wildfire/Twitter)

Wildfire sparks near Highway 3 in Keremeos

BC Wildfire firefighters are currently battling the blaze

(BC Wildfire/Twitter)
Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a larger than life Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)

Penticton to become home to a larger-than-life Tyrannosaurus rex

Renowned B.C. metal artist Kevin Stone has been hired to bring his work to Penticton

Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a larger than life Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)
The contents of a dumpster at the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot in Penticton went up in flames late Sunday May 23, 2021. (John Robert Lahay/Facebook)

Dumpster in Penticton KFC parking lot goes up in flames

The blaze quickly grew before firefighters were called, according to a witness

The contents of a dumpster at the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot in Penticton went up in flames late Sunday May 23, 2021. (John Robert Lahay/Facebook)
A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/file photo)

RCMP emergency response team searches Oliver home following late-night crime spree

Oliver RCMP are investigating a series of arsons and the shooting of a police vehicle last weekend

A member of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team. (Phil McLachlan/file photo)
Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)

PHOTOS: Rare 1940s searchlight touches the sky in Penticton

Here’s the story behind what was lighting up the skies of Penticton last night

Many Pentictonites were wondering about the the large searchlight in the sky Thursday May 20, 2021. (Jesse Day/Western News)
A man potentially suffering an overdose lays unconscious outside a Penticton convenience store April 30, 2021 as bystanders call for help. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton records most overdoses in the Okanagan on same day B.C. breaks daily record

There have been 279 overdose calls in Penticton so far in 2021

A man potentially suffering an overdose lays unconscious outside a Penticton convenience store April 30, 2021 as bystanders call for help. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)

Peachland man scores ‘unbelievable’ $25k Keno win

Philip Chizmazia said he was in ‘utter disbelief’ after the win

Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)
Chance Marko, 25, was charged with break and enter and commit after breaking into a Granby Avenue home in Penticton May 18, 2021. (File photo)

Late-night intruder allegedly brandishing a knife chased from Penticton home

Chance Marko, 25, arrested, charged and released with a promise to appear

Chance Marko, 25, was charged with break and enter and commit after breaking into a Granby Avenue home in Penticton May 18, 2021. (File photo)
B.C. RCMP released these two photos of Erick Fryer (left) and Carlo Fryer (right). The two brothers from Kamloops were found dead near a remote road in Naramata May 10, 2021. (RCMP photo)

Slain Kamloops brothers found near Penticton not likely connected to recent B.C. gang wars: RCMP

Police confirm the bodies found near Naramata as Erick Fryer, 29, and Carlo Fryer, 31

B.C. RCMP released these two photos of Erick Fryer (left) and Carlo Fryer (right). The two brothers from Kamloops were found dead near a remote road in Naramata May 10, 2021. (RCMP photo)
The SPCA is warning of multiple cats being poisoned in Penticton. (Contributed)

Multiple reports of cats poisoned in Penticton prompts SPCA warning

Keep your cats indoors, says SPCA

The SPCA is warning of multiple cats being poisoned in Penticton. (Contributed)
Vikki and Don Holmberg with their three children Marshall, Ava and oldest Lexi who now lives on her own. The Penticton family is facing the prospect of homelessness after their rental home was sold, leading them to ask the community for help. (Contributed)

‘There’s just nothing’: housing crunch puts Penticton family on the brink of homelessness

Housing crisis something many in the city can likely relate to, says mother of three

Vikki and Don Holmberg with their three children Marshall, Ava and oldest Lexi who now lives on her own. The Penticton family is facing the prospect of homelessness after their rental home was sold, leading them to ask the community for help. (Contributed)
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Keremeos RCMP reported May 12, 2021 that missing man Nathan Bell, 38, has been found safe. (Contributed)

Missing Keremeos man found safe

Nathan Bell, 38, was last seen April 29 before being located

Keremeos RCMP reported May 12, 2021 that missing man Nathan Bell, 38, has been found safe. (Contributed)
Keremeos RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man Nathan Bell. (RCMP photo)

Police searching for missing Keremeos man, maybe headed to Nakusp

Nathan Bell, 38, was last seen April 29

Keremeos RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man Nathan Bell. (RCMP photo)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)

Penticton Indian Band COVID outbreak up to 22 cases

The PIB has been grappling with a surge in cases since an April funeral

(Penticton Indian Band photo)
A new video from South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS), released May 6 in collaboration with the Okanagan Chambers COVID Response Coalition (#OKWeGotThis), features members of communities across the Okanagan including Oliver, Penticton, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services/Screenshot)

VIDEO: South Okanagan community group releases video addressing racism in the Okanagan

Video begins by using real audio from racist incidents in the Okanagan

A new video from South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS), released May 6 in collaboration with the Okanagan Chambers COVID Response Coalition (#OKWeGotThis), features members of communities across the Okanagan including Oliver, Penticton, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services/Screenshot)
Tacos Del Norte in Penticton will be closed Tuesday, May 4 until further notice due to a break-in. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Break-in cancels Taco Tuesday in Penticton

Tacos Del Norte was forced to close on Tuesday after they were broken into overnight

Tacos Del Norte in Penticton will be closed Tuesday, May 4 until further notice due to a break-in. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The City of Penticton has launched a new website and social media channels to promote the Penticton Airport. (Yyf.Penticton.ca)

Penticton launches new website and social media channels for airport

City hoping to promote airport to future travellers

The City of Penticton has launched a new website and social media channels to promote the Penticton Airport. (Yyf.Penticton.ca)
Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a favourite at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival, will have to wait until 2022 to return to the festival. (Western News file photo)

2021 Pentastic Jazz and Music Festival cancelled due to coronavirus

The festival was scheduled for September

Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a favourite at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival, will have to wait until 2022 to return to the festival. (Western News file photo)