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BC Housing is giving Unity House until next April to vacate its home for the past 12 years at Skaha Sunrise. (City of Penticton photo)

BC Housing meets with Penticton’s Unity House after impassioned plea to stay

BC Housing had given the clubhouse notice to vacate so motel can be redeveloped

BC Housing is giving Unity House until next April to vacate its home for the past 12 years at Skaha Sunrise. (City of Penticton photo)
Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.

Penticton woman almost throws out $50,000 scratch and win

Luckily, she checked her winning ticket on the BCLC Lotto app

Penticton's Lisa Doucette is $50,000 richer from the Lucky Lines XI Scratch & Win ticket.
Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.

Penticton’s Pathways wants to open day-tox outpatient program

Interior Health pulled all its funding for the addictions counselling centre in May

Pathways is seeking approval to open up day-tox program.
The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

More suspicious dumpster fires plague Penticton

Two garbage cans were on fire at the dog beach Sunday night

The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
In 2019, the Red Bridge in Keremeos was featured in a Canada Post heritage stamp series on Canada’s historical covered bridges. (Canada Post)

RCMP release description of arson suspects at historic Red Bridge in Keremeos

Firefighters were able to put out the suspicious fire before major damage was done

In 2019, the Red Bridge in Keremeos was featured in a Canada Post heritage stamp series on Canada’s historical covered bridges. (Canada Post)
Nk'mip fire aug. 15

60 km/h winds wreak havoc on Nk’Mip fire at Mount Baldy

BC Wildfire says Osoyoos wildfire is showing rank 5 behaviour, jumping guard lines

Nk'mip fire aug. 15
Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)

Movie under the stars coming to Penticton

Interior Savings is hosting the fundraising event Aug. 25

Interior Saving is hosting a movie under the stars evening in Penticton on Aug. 25, with all proceeds going to the Okanagan BGC. (Disney)
Anarchist Mountain firefighters helped with structural protection at Mt. Baldy a couple weeks ago. (AMFD)

Mt. Baldy Nk’Mip wildfire evacuees allowed brief access to homes

There are 123 properties on evacuation order near Mt. Baldy due to Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain firefighters helped with structural protection at Mt. Baldy a couple weeks ago. (AMFD)
Chris and Betty Jentsch in the vineyard of the winery CC Jentsch Cellars. After Chris passed away this spring, Betty has decided to close the winery. (CC Jentsch Cellars photo)

Oliver winery decides to close after founding winemaker dies

C.C. Jentsch Cellars will close its doors at the end of August

Chris and Betty Jentsch in the vineyard of the winery CC Jentsch Cellars. After Chris passed away this spring, Betty has decided to close the winery. (CC Jentsch Cellars photo)
The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)

Canadian Armed Forces regiment celebrates 107th birthday fighting Thomas Creek fire

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated 107 years on Aug. 10

The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)
Choosing the right long term care for your loved one can be a daunting task. An Aug. 25 webinar can help. (Submitted)

Webinar for South Okanagan caregivers looking into long-term care

Seniors will make up 77 per cent of Penticton’s population growth

Choosing the right long term care for your loved one can be a daunting task. An Aug. 25 webinar can help. (Submitted)
The Cool Creek fire is burning at 400 ha near Cathedral Provincial Park.

Evacuation alerts rescinded for Cool Creek fire, near Princeton

Fire is still listed as out of control but no new growth

The Cool Creek fire is burning at 400 ha near Cathedral Provincial Park.
A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)

An estimated 114 experiencing homelessness in Penticton

Count grows slightly since 2018, according to BC Housing count

A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)
Oliver firefighters quickly attack a grassfire on Friday, Aug. 6. RCMP have now ID'd a suspect. (Oliver Fire)

Oliver RCMP ID suspect in grassfire

The fire could be seen the at the welcome sign on Highway 97

Oliver firefighters quickly attack a grassfire on Friday, Aug. 6. RCMP have now ID'd a suspect. (Oliver Fire)
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter says officers can only do reactive policing because of the staffing shortage at the detachment which faces the highest caseload in the province. (File photo)

Penticton RCMP have no problem filling positions, contrary to city councillor’s assertions

Penticton’s top cop calls officers’ caseload ‘egregious and awful’

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter says officers can only do reactive policing because of the staffing shortage at the detachment which faces the highest caseload in the province. (File photo)
This is taken from Kaleden on the day the Thomas Creek fire started July 11. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)

One month since Thomas Creek fire started near Okanagan Falls

The wildfire has grown again in size to 11,755 hectares

This is taken from Kaleden on the day the Thomas Creek fire started July 11. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)
The Oliver fire crew who have gone to help battle the White Rock Lake wildfire in Vernon. (Oliver Fire)

Oliver firefighters join fight against White Rock Lake wildfire

Oliver fire chief says now it’s their turn to help those who came to their aid in Nk’Mip fire

The Oliver fire crew who have gone to help battle the White Rock Lake wildfire in Vernon. (Oliver Fire)
The Bent Family of the Syilx Nation wowed crowds with their dancing and were the headliners performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s mini Peach Fest a huge success

Hundreds took in the live entertainment at Gyro Park on Saturday

The Bent Family of the Syilx Nation wowed crowds with their dancing and were the headliners performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A vehicle incident shut down Highway 3 near Princeton at 1:30 p.m.

Update: Highway 3 near Princeton now open after crash

DriveBC says expect congestion but all lanes are open

A vehicle incident shut down Highway 3 near Princeton at 1:30 p.m.
Mexican firefighters working hard on the ground for the Nk’Mip wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Update: Evacuation orders downgraded to alerts around Nk’Mip fire

Eight properties have been taken off order for the 16,000 ha Osoyoos blaze

Mexican firefighters working hard on the ground for the Nk’Mip wildfire. (BC Wildfire)