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Penticton MLA Dan Ashton is concerned about Pathways losing all its funding from Interior Health. (File photo)

Penticton MLA concerned about Pathways’ services being cut

Dan Ashton says Pathways has created long standing relationships built on trust

Penticton MLA Dan Ashton is concerned about Pathways losing all its funding from Interior Health. (File photo)
Penticton RCMP will be attending Friday’s protest to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all gatherings. (File photo)

Penticton RCMP warn of potential fines for Friday’s protest in Gyro Park

Police will be there to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all organized gatherings

Penticton RCMP will be attending Friday’s protest to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all gatherings. (File photo)
Robert Emms spotted these beauties in a waterway in downtown Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Trumpeter swans visit downtown Penticton

The beautiful birds are regulars near the shores of Okanagan Lake on Highway 97

Robert Emms spotted these beauties in a waterway in downtown Penticton. (Robert Emms)
After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)

Community outraged at Interior Health’s decision to cut funding to Penticton addiction services centre

People question why Pathways addiction services would be cut during an overdose epidemic

After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)
Penticton City Hall

Penticton City Hall continues with COVID-19 reduced hours

One year ago, city hall cut its hours in half, now it’s the only municipality left doing so

Penticton City Hall
Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Golf in full swing on opening day at Penticton course

All tee times are booked into the next two weeks at the Penticton Golf and Country Club

Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Pathways Addictions Centre is in jeopardy of closing after Interior Health has pulled all its funding and will be taking over addiction services ‘in house’ as up May 31. (Facebook)

Future of Penticton addictions centre in jeopardy after Interior Health pulls funding

Pathways has been in Penticton for over 20 years and has 10 staff, serving around 1,000 people

Pathways Addictions Centre is in jeopardy of closing after Interior Health has pulled all its funding and will be taking over addiction services ‘in house’ as up May 31. (Facebook)
Okanagan Falls fire department put on an ice rescue course at Yellow Lake this weekend.

South Okanagan firefighters submerged in the icy waters of Yellow Lake

The local firefighters were taking ice rescue training at the Penticton lake this weekend

Okanagan Falls fire department put on an ice rescue course at Yellow Lake this weekend.
Cannery Brewing co-owner Ian Dyck (right) presenting a cheque to Adolf Steffen (left) and Jim Cooper (centre), Director and President of the SS Sicamous Restoration Society. (Contributed)

Cannery’s Lakeboat Lager connected to Penticton’s famed S.S. Sicamous sternwheeler

The Sicamous is a major tourist attraction that has remained closed during the pandemic

Cannery Brewing co-owner Ian Dyck (right) presenting a cheque to Adolf Steffen (left) and Jim Cooper (centre), Director and President of the SS Sicamous Restoration Society. (Contributed)
Lakeboat Lager is a tribute to Penticton’s iconic S.S. Sicamous located on Okanagan Lake.

Cannery’s Lakeboat Lager connected to Penticton’s famed S.S. Sicamous sternwheeler

The Sicamous is a major tourist attraction that has remained closed during the pandemic

Lakeboat Lager is a tribute to Penticton’s iconic S.S. Sicamous located on Okanagan Lake.
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Burn pile fire spreads to nearby garage in Oliver

The fire could be seen from Highway 97 and was called in at 3:45 a.m.

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
KISU swim club member Justin Fotherby is one of six swimmers from across Canada to be recognized for the 2020-2021 Victor Davis Award. (Submitted photo)

Penticton swimmer wins major awards, closing in on Olympic dream

Justin Fotherby, a KISU club member, has just won the prestigious Victor Davis Award

KISU swim club member Justin Fotherby is one of six swimmers from across Canada to be recognized for the 2020-2021 Victor Davis Award. (Submitted photo)
Wills Hodgkinson, 10, and his mom Neeley Brimer get ready to battle round three of cancer. The community of Penticton has his back. (Submitted)

Community raises $21K to help Penticton boy battle third round of cancer

Okanoggin Barbers held the fundraiser on Saturday for 10-year-old Wills Hodgkinson

Wills Hodgkinson, 10, and his mom Neeley Brimer get ready to battle round three of cancer. The community of Penticton has his back. (Submitted)
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Bryan Lamb back in jail after less than two weeks out on bail

A warrant for his arrest was issued and granted Feb. 22

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Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)

UPDATE: 70-year-old man killed in workplace accident at Baldy Mountain

The mountain closed on Saturday but has partially re-opened today (Sunday)

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jaimee Peters photo of a Willow Midwives helping with a birth. Willow is closing its doors March 31 because of a shortage of midwives. (Contributed)

Petition to save South Okanagan’s only midwife clinic nears 3,000 signatures

After 12 years, Willow Community Midwives has to close its doors due to a shortage of midwives

Jaimee Peters photo of a Willow Midwives helping with a birth. Willow is closing its doors March 31 because of a shortage of midwives. (Contributed)
A fibre-to-home project from Telus is complete, connecting more than 900 Keremeos households and workplaces to higher internet speeds. (File photo)

Keremeos homes and businesses see 40 times faster wifi

A B.C. government funded project connected more than 900 households to higher internet speed

A fibre-to-home project from Telus is complete, connecting more than 900 Keremeos households and workplaces to higher internet speeds. (File photo)
Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)

Penticton’s famed spoken word artist Shane Koyczan reflects on the pandemic in new show

The show premiers March 12 and features Penticton art centres hit hard by COVID-19

Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)
(Kevin N. Hume/Black Press file)

Penticton’s bike lane gets $1 million provincial grant

The grant must be used by the end of 2021

(Kevin N. Hume/Black Press file)
The husband wife team of Brett Turner and Olivia Fobert are the bakers and makers behind Joy Road Catering who are opening up a pop up bakeshop this May in the former Craft Kitchen. (Facebook)

Pop-up bakeshop opening in downtown Penticton

Joy Road Catering’s Bakeshop will be offering breads, pastries, lunch bowls and a marketplace

The husband wife team of Brett Turner and Olivia Fobert are the bakers and makers behind Joy Road Catering who are opening up a pop up bakeshop this May in the former Craft Kitchen. (Facebook)