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Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown, 71, was back at work the next day after being attacked and robbed on Aug. 4, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

One year later: No charges in attack on Penticton ice cream shop owner

The owner of the shop is a senior and would like to see justice

Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown, 71, was back at work the next day after being attacked and robbed on Aug. 4, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
So many people showed up in fact, that the organizers ended up running low on paddles, lifejackets and seats in the boats for the 2021 Dragon Boat free clinic. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Try out dragon boating in Penticton

Free clinic goes Saturday, Aug. 13 at Skaha Lake

So many people showed up in fact, that the organizers ended up running low on paddles, lifejackets and seats in the boats for the 2021 Dragon Boat free clinic. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Floats, Peach Fest Royalty and marching bands made for a Grand Parade on Saturday. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Record numbers turn out to ‘best ever’ Peach Fest

Organizers say 75th Peach Festival saw biggest crowds

Floats, Peach Fest Royalty and marching bands made for a Grand Parade on Saturday. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Controlled ignitions northwest of Olalla on Sunday, Aug. 7. Control lines are being established. (BC Wildfire)

BC Wildfire asks for patience as evacuation orders drag on for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Progress being made but ‘belligerent’ evacuees draw down resources: BC Wildfire

Controlled ignitions northwest of Olalla on Sunday, Aug. 7. Control lines are being established. (BC Wildfire)
The Reception Centre is located at the Victory Hall at 427-7th Ave. in Keremeos. Residents in Evacuation Order areas can register there for supports. (google maps)

Reception centre for Keremeos Creek fire evacuees opens in Keremeos

547 properties remain on evacuation order and 1,050 on evacuation alert.

The Reception Centre is located at the Victory Hall at 427-7th Ave. in Keremeos. Residents in Evacuation Order areas can register there for supports. (google maps)
New traffic lights installed at Highway 97 and Skaha Hills Rd to improve safety. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Traffic lights installed at problematic Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The lights are at Hwy 97 and Skaha Hills Dr./Sandhill Rd.

New traffic lights installed at Highway 97 and Skaha Hills Rd to improve safety. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Tom Dennehy, seen int his photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. (Contributed)

Body of man who drowned saving dog in Osoyoos Lake found

Tom Dennehy drowned trying to rescue one of his dogs

Tom Dennehy, seen int his photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. (Contributed)
Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Greyback beats SkyHawks to take trophy in Penticton Peach Fest Bin race

6 peach bins raced down Main Street in the Jennifer Casey Memorial Peach Bin Races

Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
This year the Peach Fest Peach Bin races are named after Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot and communications officer Capt. Jennifer Casey who lost her life flying above Kamloops in May 2020. Casey competed in the 2019 Peach Bin Races on the Snowbirds team.

Penticton Peach Fest Peach Bin races named after Snowbird pilot Jenn Casey

Casey competed in the Peach Bin races in 2019 with the Snowbirds team

This year the Peach Fest Peach Bin races are named after Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot and communications officer Capt. Jennifer Casey who lost her life flying above Kamloops in May 2020. Casey competed in the 2019 Peach Bin Races on the Snowbirds team.
BC Wildfire Services posted this picture of the sunrise on Highway 3A Wednesday after a difficult night protecting homes and powerlines from Keremeos Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

Another 40 properties put on evacuation alert for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Regional District issued the alerts for Grand Oro Road and 2 Highway 3A homes

BC Wildfire Services posted this picture of the sunrise on Highway 3A Wednesday after a difficult night protecting homes and powerlines from Keremeos Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
BC Wildfire crews work on the Keremeos Creek fire along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire)

Highway 3A re-opens

Highway 3A between Keremeos and Kaleden has re-opened in both directions on…

BC Wildfire crews work on the Keremeos Creek fire along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire)
Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks will be at the Penticton Airport tarmac for a meet-and-greet with the public Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CF Snowbirds Facebook)

Meet Snowbirds and SkyHawks parachute team ahead of Peach Fest shows

Public invited to meet-and-greet at Penticton Airport from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks will be at the Penticton Airport tarmac for a meet-and-greet with the public Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CF Snowbirds Facebook)
BC Wildfire says planned ignitions are used because ‘fire can’t re-burn.’ Fire activity on the southwest flank of Highway 3A has increased Tuesday afternoon. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Increased wildfire activity cancels planned ignitions on Highway 3A

Planned ignitions are a tool used to burn out fuels

BC Wildfire says planned ignitions are used because ‘fire can’t re-burn.’ Fire activity on the southwest flank of Highway 3A has increased Tuesday afternoon. (Youtube)
Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)

Highway 3A closes due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

DriveBC has no estimated time of re-opening

Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)
Dudley Gordon took this picture of the Keremeos Creek fire Sunday, July 31 while driving from Keremeos to Penticton on Highway 3A. (Facebook)

Photos from the growing Keremeos Creek wildfire

Several people driving on Highway 3A remarked that the fire is getting closer to the road

Dudley Gordon took this picture of the Keremeos Creek fire Sunday, July 31 while driving from Keremeos to Penticton on Highway 3A. (Facebook)
A cougar was hanging out near a backyard in Twin Lakes on Sunday. (Charlene Zablotny Facebook)

Cougar spotted in rural community may have fled Keremeos Creek fire

Healthy looking cougar hanging around Twin Lakes area

A cougar was hanging out near a backyard in Twin Lakes on Sunday. (Charlene Zablotny Facebook)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight wildfire

Snow making guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Beautiful blue skies for Kars Under the K Sunday, July 31. (Brennan Phillips)

Kars Under the K in Keremeos

Over 100 shiny classic and rare cars to check out today

Beautiful blue skies for Kars Under the K Sunday, July 31. (Brennan Phillips)
The Keremeos Creek Fire is getting closer to Highway 3A. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

UPDATE; Keremeos Creek wildfire burning closer to Highway 3A

The entire Apex Mountain village was put on evacuation alert Saturday night

The Keremeos Creek Fire is getting closer to Highway 3A. (Brennan Phillips Western News)