Jordyn Thomson

Tennis players in Penticton are asking the city to look at the idea of constructing a public, indoor facility. The renewed interest was triggered by the recent opening of an indoor facility in Salmon Arm. (Photo from Unsplash)

Users renew request for indoor tennis facility in Penticton

“If Salmon Arm, with half our population, can support something like that, why can’t we?”

Tennis players in Penticton are asking the city to look at the idea of constructing a public, indoor facility. The renewed interest was triggered by the recent opening of an indoor facility in Salmon Arm. (Photo from Unsplash)
56 affordable housing units in The Rise on Nanaimo became available in November, and the organizations behind the project said they received 325 applications. (Submitted)

Recent opening of supportive housing building highlights need for more in Penticton

City council heard that Rise on Nanaimo received 325 applications for the 56-unit building

56 affordable housing units in The Rise on Nanaimo became available in November, and the organizations behind the project said they received 325 applications. (Submitted)
Tracey Wiseman (left) and Kim Wade are co-owners of the Busy Beans Play Café and are hosting two upcoming Christmas markets to recoup their losses from a recent break-in. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Penticton’s Busy Beans to host two Christmas markets

Owners Kim Wade and Tracey Wiseman are hoping to recoup losses after a recent break-in

Tracey Wiseman (left) and Kim Wade are co-owners of the Busy Beans Play Café and are hosting two upcoming Christmas markets to recoup their losses from a recent break-in. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Coun. Katie Robinson makes the first donation to the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society’s new fundraiser. The fundraiser kicked off on Dec. 3, globally-recognized as Giving Tuesday, to fundraise to address needed upgrades and renovations in the 20-year-old building. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Penticton’s Seniors’ Drop-In starts Toonie fundraiser

Coun. Katie Robinson was the first to donate to the cause

Coun. Katie Robinson makes the first donation to the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society’s new fundraiser. The fundraiser kicked off on Dec. 3, globally-recognized as Giving Tuesday, to fundraise to address needed upgrades and renovations in the 20-year-old building. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring

PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring

Both bands had Penticton on its feet, rocking along to their old hits and new music

PHOTOS: Night of rock at the SOEC with Sum 41 and The Offspring
Ava Holmberg, 8, practices her association and motor skills with her toy piggy bank. She is autistic and struggles with social and communication skills. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

More support needed for Penticton family with severely autistic daughter

Vikki Holmberg said they need to raise $26,000 annually for Ava’s treatment

Ava Holmberg, 8, practices her association and motor skills with her toy piggy bank. She is autistic and struggles with social and communication skills. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa

Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa

Gary Haupt lost his contract with Cherry Lane, but you can still find him at other holiday events

Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa
On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his popular thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)

On This Day: 84 years ago the world was introduced to the theory of Schrödinger’s cat

The Austrian physicist developed the thought experiment to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation

On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his popular thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)
From left: RONA Penticton manager Chris Norlen and employees Waleed Raza, David Farebrother, Crystal Snow, Laszlo Lakatos and Lorraine Lockhart present a cheque to SOWINS executive director Debbie Scarborough for $13,333. The funds were raised through the store in the month of September through the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign. (Contributed)

RONA Penticton donates $13,333 to SOWINS

The non-profit society helps women and children experiencing or fleeing abuse in the South Okanagan

From left: RONA Penticton manager Chris Norlen and employees Waleed Raza, David Farebrother, Crystal Snow, Laszlo Lakatos and Lorraine Lockhart present a cheque to SOWINS executive director Debbie Scarborough for $13,333. The funds were raised through the store in the month of September through the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign. (Contributed)
Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)

‘What would Santa do?’: Head of Santa school agrees with firing of Penticton man

Jennifer Andrews said the incident is lamentable, but Santa is held to a higher standard

Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)
NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour on Oct. 21. Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced Cannings will be returning to his role of Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet, as well as Deputy Critic for Transport. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan–West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings named Critic for Natural Resources

Cannings held this role with previous parliament, also named Deputy Critic for Transport

NDP candidate Richard Cannings was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters after the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding was called in his favour on Oct. 21. Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced Cannings will be returning to his role of Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet, as well as Deputy Critic for Transport. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton Vees Liam Malmquist looks to pass during the Nov. 27 home game against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Vees have announced a 12 Days of Giveaways campaign for all of their December home games. In addition, they are partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees announce 12 Days of Giveaways for December home games

The team is also partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12

Penticton Vees Liam Malmquist looks to pass during the Nov. 27 home game against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Vees have announced a 12 Days of Giveaways campaign for all of their December home games. In addition, they are partnering with Slackwater Brewing to host a Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 12. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Vees goalie Carl Stankowski does an impressive split but was unable to make the save against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The team fell short in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game, losing to the Spruce Kings 5-3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vees fall short against Spruce Kings in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game

The team kicks off a home-and-home series against Merritt this weekend

Penticton Vees goalie Carl Stankowski does an impressive split but was unable to make the save against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The team fell short in last night’s Wicked Wednesday game, losing to the Spruce Kings 5-3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Country stars and brothers High Valley are bringing their recently announced Canadian tour to Penticton this spring. Joining the tour is the Eli Young Band and special guests Lindsay Ell and Jade Eagleson. (Contributed)

Country stars High Valley coming to Penticton

The Alberta-native band recently announced its headline Canadian tour, which kicks off in May 2020

Country stars and brothers High Valley are bringing their recently announced Canadian tour to Penticton this spring. Joining the tour is the Eli Young Band and special guests Lindsay Ell and Jade Eagleson. (Contributed)
Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’

Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’

Gary Haupt said his upcoming contract to be the Cherry Lane Santa has been terminated

Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’
Anita Perry is a Summerland music teacher who has written works for orchestra, concert bands, ballets and musicals. (File Photo)

Perry: Okanagan Symphony presents innovative evening

Review of the OSO Masterworks II series Themes and Innovations

Anita Perry is a Summerland music teacher who has written works for orchestra, concert bands, ballets and musicals. (File Photo)
Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail - again

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail – again

Jesse Mason, 32, has allegedly been granted and breached his bail twice in two months

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail - again
Chelsie Lesnoski, Penticton resident and co-owner of Throttle Thrashers Garage, custom rebuilt this 2013 Scion FR-S, which was selected as fan favourite to compete in the SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns 27 & Under Category. Lesnoski’s car placed in the top 10 and she found sponsors at the show who have reserved her a spot for next year’s competition. (Photo by Holden Bucher with Holden.Media)

Penticton resident’s car places in top 10 at SEMA auto show

Chelsie Lesnoski entered her 2013 Scion FR-S in the Battle of the Builders Young Guns 27 & Under

Chelsie Lesnoski, Penticton resident and co-owner of Throttle Thrashers Garage, custom rebuilt this 2013 Scion FR-S, which was selected as fan favourite to compete in the SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns 27 & Under Category. Lesnoski’s car placed in the top 10 and she found sponsors at the show who have reserved her a spot for next year’s competition. (Photo by Holden Bucher with Holden.Media)
Calliope is the name given to the mural of an ethereal red-headed woman painted on the side of Cowork Penticton’s building. The mural was painted by Skyler Punnett and it meant to represent the weaving together of community. Unfortunately, the mural was vandalized.

Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural

Calliope is meant to be a symbol for weaving separate parts together to form a community

Calliope is the name given to the mural of an ethereal red-headed woman painted on the side of Cowork Penticton’s building. The mural was painted by Skyler Punnett and it meant to represent the weaving together of community. Unfortunately, the mural was vandalized.
Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural

Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural

‘Calliope’ is meant to be a simble for weaving separate parts together to form a community

Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural