Penticton News Staff

Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 22.                                Submitted photo

New experience centre to showcase South Okanagan wines

Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort

Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 22.                                Submitted photo
RCMP are asking for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wesley Kulak to contact them. He is possibly travelling to Penticton.                                RCMP supplied photo

Update: Missing Alberta man believed to be travelling to Penticton found

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing man

RCMP are asking for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wesley Kulak to contact them. He is possibly travelling to Penticton.                                RCMP supplied photo
The Penticton Peach Festival float with the 2017-2018 on the parade route.                                Western News file photo

Donate non-perishables at the Peachfest parade

Feed the Valley initiative asking for donations at the Penticton Peach Festival grand parade

The Penticton Peach Festival float with the 2017-2018 on the parade route.                                Western News file photo
BC Fruit Trees unveils high-tech sorter

BC Fruit Trees unveils high-tech sorter

The automated production line uses cameras to sort and grade peaches, nectarines, and apples.

BC Fruit Trees unveils high-tech sorter
Submitted photo                                Joe Cornett-Ching (right) with Penticton Speedway owner Johnny Aantjes (left) in the winners area after finishing in the top spot at the 2017 Gordy Mannes Memorial Street Stock race.

Gordy Mannes Memorial races honours B.C. speedway legend

Penticton Speedway hosts their biggest event of the season

Submitted photo                                Joe Cornett-Ching (right) with Penticton Speedway owner Johnny Aantjes (left) in the winners area after finishing in the top spot at the 2017 Gordy Mannes Memorial Street Stock race.
Meet Your Farmer: Hands & Hearts Acres

Meet Your Farmer: Hands & Hearts Acres

This week, a look at the Hands & Hearts Acres farm from Cawston, BC

Meet Your Farmer: Hands & Hearts Acres
A car fire has spread to nearby grass near the Penticton Indian Band fish hatchery. (Kristi Patton/Western News)

Grass fire sparks near Penticton Indian Band

Fire near Band fish hatchery

A car fire has spread to nearby grass near the Penticton Indian Band fish hatchery. (Kristi Patton/Western News)
Three-time Juno Award winner Kim Mitchell will kick off the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 8. Photo courtesy of Al Pettman

Video: Peach of a video from Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell gives a shoutout to the Penticton Peach Festival which he is headlining

Three-time Juno Award winner Kim Mitchell will kick off the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 8. Photo courtesy of Al Pettman
Free family fishing activities throughout Thompson Okanagan

Free family fishing activities throughout Thompson Okanagan

The programs are aimed at encouraging families to spend more time outdoors

Free family fishing activities throughout Thompson Okanagan
Penticton resident Carole Henderson is donating $30,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s PRH equipment campaign through a trust fund established with her late husband, Clive. Submitted Photo

Retired nurse donates $30,000 to Penticton hospital campaign

Carole Henderson is donating in her and her husband’s name

Penticton resident Carole Henderson is donating $30,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s PRH equipment campaign through a trust fund established with her late husband, Clive. Submitted Photo
Racers get your peach bins ready

Racers get your peach bins ready

The annual Penticton Peach Festival is bringing back their peach bin race

Racers get your peach bins ready
Meet Your Farmer: Food of the Sun

Meet Your Farmer: Food of the Sun

This week’s farmer is the Food of the Sun organic farm from Cawston

Meet Your Farmer: Food of the Sun
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 8.

Nitty Gritty Dirt band returns to Penticton

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 8.
Meet Your Farmer: Dumplingdale Organic Farm

Meet Your Farmer: Dumplingdale Organic Farm

This week’s farmer is Dave Cursons of the Dumplingdale Organic Farm

Meet Your Farmer: Dumplingdale Organic Farm
Okanagan mixed martial arts athlete ready for battle

Okanagan mixed martial arts athlete ready for battle

Xcessive Force Fighting Championship comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

Okanagan mixed martial arts athlete ready for battle
Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

The first place titles in this year’s triathlon belonged to returning competitors.

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic
Meet your farmer: Bien-Estar

Meet your farmer: Bien-Estar

Wes Wigglesworth of Cawston may not run a fully certified organic farm,…

Meet your farmer: Bien-Estar
Are you superstitious?

Are you superstitious?

Our social media squad member hits the streets on Friday the 13th

Are you superstitious?
Carl Meadows, administrator of Penticton Regional Hospital, and Marybeth Zelent, manager of the SOS Cafe at Penticton Regional Hospital, help promote the Patio of Giving campaign launched by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.                                Submitted photo

Link your name to the Penticton Regional Hospital

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a new Patio of Giving campaign

Carl Meadows, administrator of Penticton Regional Hospital, and Marybeth Zelent, manager of the SOS Cafe at Penticton Regional Hospital, help promote the Patio of Giving campaign launched by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.                                Submitted photo
The newly elected board of directors for the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.                                Submitted photo

Okanagan gets representation among B.C. friendship centres

Delegations from Vernon and Penticton were elected to the B.C. association’s board of directors

The newly elected board of directors for the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.                                Submitted photo