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IT Chapter Two is now playing in theatres, so we want to know what fear he would use against you if he were hunting you? (Photo from www.it-movie.net)
IT Chapter Two is now playing in theatres, so we want to know what fear he would use against you if he were hunting you? (Photo from www.it-movie.net)
Sam Drossos, lifelong Penticton resident and former co-owner of Three Gables Hotel, passed away on Aug. 25 at the age of 90 following a heart attack. His daughter, Karla Kozakevich, and son, Bill Drossos, both remember him as a caring man and passionate athlete. (Photo Submitted)

Remembering Penticton’s Sam Drossos, former owner of Three Gables Hotel

Sam Drossos died on Aug. 25 at 90 years old following a heart attack

Sam Drossos, lifelong Penticton resident and former co-owner of Three Gables Hotel, passed away on Aug. 25 at the age of 90 following a heart attack. His daughter, Karla Kozakevich, and son, Bill Drossos, both remember him as a caring man and passionate athlete. (Photo Submitted)
BC Wildfire map showing the two wildfires south of Penticton that started on Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire map)

Crews tackling multiple ‘spot-sized’ fires near Princeton, Merritt

Spot-sized wildfires measure less than 0.01 hectares or 10 x 10 meters

BC Wildfire map showing the two wildfires south of Penticton that started on Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire map)
South Okanagan crews battling multiple wildfires from lightning strikes

South Okanagan crews battling multiple wildfires from lightning strikes

Most of the fires are listed as spot-sized, meaning less than 0.01 hectares in size or 10 x 10 meters

South Okanagan crews battling multiple wildfires from lightning strikes
Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Video: Touring the newest luxurious winery in the South Okanagan

Phantom Creek Estates Winery has finally opened its doors after nearly five years of construction

Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)                                From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Okanagan contest winner given the key to the SOEC

The annual contest gives one lucky winner two tickets to every Penticton SOEC show for a year

From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)                                From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Insp. Brian Hunter, currently the officer in charge of the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment, will be relocating to Penticton as the next detachment commander for the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP Detachment. Hunter will be replacing Supt. Ted De Jager, who is relocating to Surrey for a new position at RCMP headquarters. (Photo Submitted)

RCMP names Penticton’s next top cop to replace Supt. Ted De Jager

Insp. Brian Hunter will be the Penticton RCMP detachment commander

Insp. Brian Hunter, currently the officer in charge of the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment, will be relocating to Penticton as the next detachment commander for the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP Detachment. Hunter will be replacing Supt. Ted De Jager, who is relocating to Surrey for a new position at RCMP headquarters. (Photo Submitted)
Brandi Hansen, a pilot volunteering as a an aviation technician with BCSAR, has entered the Maxim Cover Girl competition for U.S. and international applicants. Similar to her approach in the Canadian contest, she is advocating that women and girls don’t need to rely on their bodies or looks to be successful. She also plans on donating 100 per cent of the prize money if she wins. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan pilot takes another crack at being Maxim’s next cover girl

Brandi Hansen still advocates inner beauty is what matters, plans to donate all of the prize money

Brandi Hansen, a pilot volunteering as a an aviation technician with BCSAR, has entered the Maxim Cover Girl competition for U.S. and international applicants. Similar to her approach in the Canadian contest, she is advocating that women and girls don’t need to rely on their bodies or looks to be successful. She also plans on donating 100 per cent of the prize money if she wins. (Photo submitted)
A white Mini Cooper being towed by a motor home on Hwy. 97 caught fire when its engine compartment ignited on Aug. 23. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Dash cam footage of Hwy. 97 car fire

A Mini Cooper being towed by a motor home caught fire on Hwy. 97 on Aug. 23

A white Mini Cooper being towed by a motor home on Hwy. 97 caught fire when its engine compartment ignited on Aug. 23. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Penticton RCMP assisted with the Hwy. 3A closure on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., east of Twin Lakes, to allow BC Air Ambulance to transport s male cyclist in his 50s to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. The highway was reopened within the hour. (Black Press File Photo)

Cyclist in distress prompts Hwy 3A closure

BC Air Ambulance transported the male, believed to be in his 50s, to a nearby hospital

Penticton RCMP assisted with the Hwy. 3A closure on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., east of Twin Lakes, to allow BC Air Ambulance to transport s male cyclist in his 50s to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. The highway was reopened within the hour. (Black Press File Photo)
Penny, the 80 lb. lab cross, was allegedly attacked by four river otters while swimming in the Okanagan River Channel the morning of Aug. 23. Here is one of the deeper cuts she suffered after she was pulled under water. (Photo submitted)

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

Penny, the 80 lb. lab cross, was allegedly attacked by four river otters while swimming in the Okanagan River Channel the morning of Aug. 23. Here is one of the deeper cuts she suffered after she was pulled under water. (Photo submitted)
On behalf of its 51 Pizza Hut restaurants in B.C., PH Restaurants LP presents a cheque for $104,912 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. Pizza Huts raise over $100,000 for Type 1 diabetes research, prevention

The fundraising is part of its annual Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes

On behalf of its 51 Pizza Hut restaurants in B.C., PH Restaurants LP presents a cheque for $104,912 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Photo Submitted)
At approximately 11:30 a.m., a white Mini Cooper being towed by an motor home on Hwy. 97 caught fire in its engine compartment. The car quickly became fully-involved with flames, with the Penticton Fire Department responding to douse the blaze. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Car catches fire while being towed by motor home on Hwy. 97

The incident occured just north of Sage Mesa Rd., no injuries have been reported

At approximately 11:30 a.m., a white Mini Cooper being towed by an motor home on Hwy. 97 caught fire in its engine compartment. The car quickly became fully-involved with flames, with the Penticton Fire Department responding to douse the blaze. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
John Brittain, 68, was charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. The preliminary inquiry dates are set for Jan. 27 to 31 in the Penticton court house. (Jordyn Thomson — Western News)

Preliminary inquiry set for accused Penticton killer

John Brittain, 68, will be back in Penticton court from Jan. 27 to 31

John Brittain, 68, was charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. The preliminary inquiry dates are set for Jan. 27 to 31 in the Penticton court house. (Jordyn Thomson — Western News)
Jacob Tooke of the Canadian Enduro Development Team was in Penticton in 2017 for the B.C. Enduro Series race at Three Blind Mice. The PRAC is recommending the recreation area to be rezoned to align with the Official Community Plan and that regulations be increased to protect the area. (James Cattanach - B.C. Enduro Series)

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee supports added regulations, rezoning of Three Blind Mice

The recommendations will be presented to Penticton city council at an upcoming meeting

Jacob Tooke of the Canadian Enduro Development Team was in Penticton in 2017 for the B.C. Enduro Series race at Three Blind Mice. The PRAC is recommending the recreation area to be rezoned to align with the Official Community Plan and that regulations be increased to protect the area. (James Cattanach - B.C. Enduro Series)
Calli Bailey, Phantom Creek Estate’s enologist, hard at work in the soon-to-open winery located outside of Oliver. The winery announced with the completion of the first phase of construction it will be offering tours and tastings by appointment beginning Sept. 1. (Photo from Phantom Creek Estates)

New South Okanagan winery will open its doors soon

Phantom Creek Estates announced its new CEO and winemaker, and completed first phase of construction

Calli Bailey, Phantom Creek Estate’s enologist, hard at work in the soon-to-open winery located outside of Oliver. The winery announced with the completion of the first phase of construction it will be offering tours and tastings by appointment beginning Sept. 1. (Photo from Phantom Creek Estates)
A recent survey conducted by Leger and commissioned by Coast Capital Savings found that 50 per cent of B.C. parents are stressed about back to school costs. (Photo from Unsplash)

Poll: Are you stressed about back to school costs?

Take our poll and have your say

A recent survey conducted by Leger and commissioned by Coast Capital Savings found that 50 per cent of B.C. parents are stressed about back to school costs. (Photo from Unsplash)
Air quality advisory lifted for Central and South Okanagan

Air quality advisory lifted for Central and South Okanagan

The advisory lasted 10 days in relation to the smoke from the nearby Eagle Bluff wildfire

Air quality advisory lifted for Central and South Okanagan
The Walnut Beach Resort is under investigation by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the alleged destruction of 150 cliff swallow nests in July. Cliff swallows are a protected species under the Migratory Bird Convention Act and are in decline. (Photo from Pixabay)

Alleged destruction of protected bird nests in the South Okanagan investigated

Cliff swallows are a protected species under the Migratory Bird Convention Act and are in decline

The Walnut Beach Resort is under investigation by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the alleged destruction of 150 cliff swallow nests in July. Cliff swallows are a protected species under the Migratory Bird Convention Act and are in decline. (Photo from Pixabay)
Scott Breier and Nicole Gidman have big plans for the Trail Fruit Store and More, as the couple hopes to start a brewery on the nearly three hectare lot. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Future South Okanagan brewery to be a family destination

Owners proposing brewery on KVR Trail assure residents that it will go with the area’s aesthetics

Scott Breier and Nicole Gidman have big plans for the Trail Fruit Store and More, as the couple hopes to start a brewery on the nearly three hectare lot. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)