Penticton News Staff

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Skaha Marina has new owners, a new plan, and a new attitude

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina
Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in the South Okanagan

Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in the South Okanagan

Pics and Sticks charity hockey event includes a hockey game and round of golf all for charity

Country stars and former NHL’ers hit the ice in the South Okanagan
Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year

Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year

The money raised supports community events and organizations, and buys equipment for the department.

Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual yard sale raises record amount this year
The Similkameen Garden Club saw over 1000 visitors to its annual Spring Plant Sale on May 4. (Submitted Image)

The Similkameen Garden Club Sale a hit

The annual event saw over a 1000 people come through and over $700 raised

The Similkameen Garden Club saw over 1000 visitors to its annual Spring Plant Sale on May 4. (Submitted Image)
Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)

Man facing 10 charges in Princeton armed kidnapping makes court appearance

Afshin Maleki Ighani is facing a variety of firearms and assault charges

Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)
The Oliver RCMP will not release the name of the man found in burned Ford pick-up truck, states latest release. (Black Press file photo)

Oliver RCMP not releasing name of man found in burned truck

Police say they have ruled out criminality

The Oliver RCMP will not release the name of the man found in burned Ford pick-up truck, states latest release. (Black Press file photo)
Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)

May the 4th be rolling with you in Penticton

The South Okanagan Roller Derby is holding a friendly mash-up scrimmage on May 4th.

Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)
The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local campaign returns in May

The month long campaign celebrates and encourages residents to buy local

The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion features a group of talented musicians, including Canadian Country Music Association award winners. They will be performing at the Penticton Peach Festival on Tim Hortons country night as the opening act for Emerson Drive on Aug. 8. (Submitted)

Rising country stars to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion opens for Emerson Drive on PeachFest country night

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion features a group of talented musicians, including Canadian Country Music Association award winners. They will be performing at the Penticton Peach Festival on Tim Hortons country night as the opening act for Emerson Drive on Aug. 8. (Submitted)
HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCEMENT                                Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, announces a new initiative to improve access to team-based primary care in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The new initiative will serve Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls, with other communities in the region to be added later.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Province to bolster number of doctors and medical services in the South Okanagan

Expect six new GPs, five new nurse practitioners and 11 additional health-care professionals.

HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCEMENT                                Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, announces a new initiative to improve access to team-based primary care in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The new initiative will serve Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls, with other communities in the region to be added later.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

The group is re-uniting for a special headliner performance at the Penticton Peach Festival

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)
Penticton RCMP are looking for the rightful owner of a large collection of hockey cards and other objects. (Submitted photo)

RCMP searching for owner of vintage collection

The collection includes hockey cards, watches, coins and more

Penticton RCMP are looking for the rightful owner of a large collection of hockey cards and other objects. (Submitted photo)
Name emerges for man killed in Penticton mobile home fire

Name emerges for man killed in Penticton mobile home fire

Sources say Matthew Lamont died following a blaze at a mobile home on Sunday

Name emerges for man killed in Penticton mobile home fire
Mobile bc211 site will officially launch on 211 Day

Mobile bc211 site will officially launch on 211 Day

The mobile site will make it easier to search for community services

Mobile bc211 site will officially launch on 211 Day
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

A record 73 CSSHL teams will face off in Penticton next month

Tickets are now on sale for the tournament that runs Mar. 7- 17

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend

Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend

The outdoor event will keep attendees warm with fire dancers, fireworks, ice wine and more

Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend
(Pixabay)

Disco is still alive for BC Family Day in Osoyoos

Get ready to boogie down to Sun Bowl Arena for an afternoon of family fun.

(Pixabay)
UPDATE: Serious crash on Highway 97 near Oliver

UPDATE: Serious crash on Highway 97 near Oliver

At least three people were injured in the collision

UPDATE: Serious crash on Highway 97 near Oliver
The Snowbirds are returning to Penticton for the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival.                                 Western News file photo

Snowbirds and SkyHawks returning to Penticton Peach Festival

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites are dropping by the festival

The Snowbirds are returning to Penticton for the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival.                                 Western News file photo
Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was at his eight Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Okanagan Fest of Ale hosts record number of breweries

Largest number of brewers in the Penticton event’s history with 15 new participants

Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was at his eight Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Brennan Phillips/Western News