Steve Kidd

Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the area. (File photo)

Mudslide prompts evacuation of Vernon homes

Six homes were evacuated Saturday as a precautionary measure

Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the area. (File photo)
Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s

Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s

Anti-vaxxer movement has long history

Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s
Dave del Rizzo, one of the broadcasters at CFUZ, runs his show from the community radio station’s studio in the Cannery. (Western News file photo)
Dave del Rizzo, one of the broadcasters at CFUZ, runs his show from the community radio station’s studio in the Cannery. (Western News file photo)
Emergency personnel were at the scene of an incident in Rayeigh, where a horse and rider were struck by a train on Jan. 12. (Nathan Ritchie photo)

Horse killed, rider injured when struck by train during snowstorm

Horse and rider were riding near Kamloops during snowstorm

Emergency personnel were at the scene of an incident in Rayeigh, where a horse and rider were struck by a train on Jan. 12. (Nathan Ritchie photo)
Fire forces parents and children from their homes

Fire forces parents and children from their homes

A total of 12 people were displaced by damage from fire

Fire forces parents and children from their homes
A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)

Nine-year-old Penticton boy faces return of lung tumours

After a year free of cancer, Wills is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital

A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)
The RCMP are investigating allegations a Kelowna officer was sending graphically sexual text messages to an assualt victim in a case he was investigating. (File photo)

Kelowna RCMP officer suspended after allegedly sexting assault victim

RCMP confirm investigation but hold back details

The RCMP are investigating allegations a Kelowna officer was sending graphically sexual text messages to an assualt victim in a case he was investigating. (File photo)
Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant

Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant

Envirogreen soil processing plant rocked by blast

Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant
Dr. Tim Bell, a surgeon at Penticton Regional Hospital, stands in front of a specialized hip surgery table. This year’s Tree of Dreams campaign by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is raising funds for a second hip surgery table, along with other key pieces of medical equipment required at PRH. (Contributed)

SOS Medical Foundation’s Tree of Dreams fundraiser aims for the hip

The Tree of Dreams campaign is aiming to purchase four pieces of much-needed equipment for PRH

Dr. Tim Bell, a surgeon at Penticton Regional Hospital, stands in front of a specialized hip surgery table. This year’s Tree of Dreams campaign by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is raising funds for a second hip surgery table, along with other key pieces of medical equipment required at PRH. (Contributed)
Big Bear Software, a Penticton company, is making inroads in health technologies. (Stock photo)

Local tech company growing in B.C. and Alberta

Big Bear Software wins large Alberta Healthtech Software Contract

Big Bear Software, a Penticton company, is making inroads in health technologies. (Stock photo)
Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)

Wine experts featured at Okanagan College Penticton

Speaker series brings wine discussions back to Penticton campus

Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)
A new study concludes cat owners are no crazier than anyone else. (Stock photo)

Cat ladies not so crazy, U.S. study says

Study finds no link between owning cats and depression

A new study concludes cat owners are no crazier than anyone else. (Stock photo)
Princeton community rallies together to search for lost Abbotsford dog
Princeton community rallies together to search for lost Abbotsford dog
Smoke drifts across Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls as firefighters worked on a blaze that started is believed to have started in the back of the Ok Falls Barber Shop and jumped to a neighbouring residence on the morning of Sept. 1. (Kristi Patton — Western News)

Update: ‘Flames shooting everywhere’ as Okanagan Falls business burns

Fire crews from both Okanagan Falls and Kaleden fire departments were called to an early morning fire

Smoke drifts across Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls as firefighters worked on a blaze that started is believed to have started in the back of the Ok Falls Barber Shop and jumped to a neighbouring residence on the morning of Sept. 1. (Kristi Patton — Western News)
Nestled in a deep bowl, the dark area around the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is a great spot for observing the Perseid meteor shower at their annual event on Aug. 12. (Steve Kidd - Black Press Media)

Perseid meteors return for August show

Observatory hosting annual meteor watching event

Nestled in a deep bowl, the dark area around the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is a great spot for observing the Perseid meteor shower at their annual event on Aug. 12. (Steve Kidd - Black Press Media)
The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)

Crews fight wildfire along Sea-to-Sky Highway

A cause has not been determined, although a downed power line is suspected

The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)
Joan Phillip, poses with her husband Stewart. She is the NDP candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Riding. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton Indian Band councillor trying for federal seat

Joan Phillip acclaimed as NDP candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Joan Phillip, poses with her husband Stewart. She is the NDP candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Riding. (Black Press file photo)
Philanthropist David Kampe, seen here on a tour of the new hospital tower named in his honour, died on the evening of May 8. (File photo)

City mourns passing of philanthropist

David E. Kampe was surrounded by his loved ones

Philanthropist David Kampe, seen here on a tour of the new hospital tower named in his honour, died on the evening of May 8. (File photo)
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)

South Okanagan sneaks into Wikileaks

Penticton a sour note in 1978 Trudeau tour

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)
RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

Schools, community centres wait behind closed doors during Penticton shootings

Safety procedures functioned smoothly during fatal shooting

RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)