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Newsboy leader Jake Kelly (Josh Richardson) is surounded by his fellow newsies, as they begin to plot their strike in protest of rising newspaper costs.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News

Theatre group brings Newsies to Penticton

Soundstage produces its first Disney musical

Newsboy leader Jake Kelly (Josh Richardson) is surounded by his fellow newsies, as they begin to plot their strike in protest of rising newspaper costs.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News
Local performers Maya Robbie and Travis Weir are featured performers for a weekend of environmentally active music and humour sponsored by First Things First Okanagan. Submitted photo

First Things First evoking the power of song and play

Environmental group educating through entertainment

Local performers Maya Robbie and Travis Weir are featured performers for a weekend of environmentally active music and humour sponsored by First Things First Okanagan. Submitted photo
The Super Wolf Blood Moon, so called because it is a full moon in January which orbits unusually close to the earth and coincides with a full lunar eclipse rises over Blind Bay on Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Jan. 20. Jim Eliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Super blood wolf moon fills Okanagan skies, to photographers’ delight

Photographers had a rare chance Sunday to capture a rare lunar eclipse

The Super Wolf Blood Moon, so called because it is a full moon in January which orbits unusually close to the earth and coincides with a full lunar eclipse rises over Blind Bay on Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Jan. 20. Jim Eliot/Salmon Arm Observer
The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance is continuing working with growers to encourage awareness of the benefits or working with local species, like these great horned owls released at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Mark Brett/Western News

Conservation group getting together with growers

Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance talking with growers about working with species at risk

The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance is continuing working with growers to encourage awareness of the benefits or working with local species, like these great horned owls released at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton Search and Rescue was called to Pencushion Mountain Tuesday to help rescue a hang glider pilot who had crashed on the slopes. PENSAR photo

Hang glider pilot rescued from Pincushion Mountain

Pilot was able to help guide rescue crews to her location

Penticton Search and Rescue was called to Pencushion Mountain Tuesday to help rescue a hang glider pilot who had crashed on the slopes. PENSAR photo
Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation and Levi Bent of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band did a joint presentation in nsyilxcən at the Syilx Language House’s celebration of their third year last April. Steve Kidd/Western News

Critically endangered language being brought back to life

Syilx Language House nears end of first four-year program

Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation and Levi Bent of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band did a joint presentation in nsyilxcən at the Syilx Language House’s celebration of their third year last April. Steve Kidd/Western News
Property assessment are in the mail, and the average South Okanagan homeowner can expect an increase in their property value. File photo

Property assessments continue to increase in the South Okanagan

Owners of more than 208,000 properties in the Okanagan can expect their 2019 assessment notices

Property assessment are in the mail, and the average South Okanagan homeowner can expect an increase in their property value. File photo
Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community

Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community

Gas prices dropping to $1/litre range in Penticton

Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community
A GoFundMe account has been started to help a family that lost their home on Dec. 21 in fire at Riva Ridge mobile home park.                                Skylar Noe-Vack photo

Updated: Mother and son lost everything in Riva Ridge mobile home fire

GoFundMe started for Penticton family who lost home Friday

A GoFundMe account has been started to help a family that lost their home on Dec. 21 in fire at Riva Ridge mobile home park.                                Skylar Noe-Vack photo
Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6

Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6

B.C. making major changes to early childhood development funding

Funding changes mean closure for Success By 6
Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales

Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales

Christmas concert features three classic Christmas stories

Okanagan Symphony presents Yuletide Tales
Gord Bamford presents a cheque during his charity golf classic in Lacombe, Alta. Photo courtesy Gordbamfordfoundation.com

Country singer brings sports and music together for fundraiser

Local charities to benefit from Gord Bamford’s Pics & Sticks charity event

Gord Bamford presents a cheque during his charity golf classic in Lacombe, Alta. Photo courtesy Gordbamfordfoundation.com
Helen Wollf and Sue Gay, directors of the Oliver Handbell Ringers and Singers, pose at the group’s new venue, where they will be performing in mid-December. Submitted photo

Ringing in the holiday season

Oliver Handbell Ringers playing at a new venue for 2018

Helen Wollf and Sue Gay, directors of the Oliver Handbell Ringers and Singers, pose at the group’s new venue, where they will be performing in mid-December. Submitted photo
Wills pelts Whitecap Kei Kamara with virtual snowballs in a promotional video for the B.C. Children’s Hospital christmas fundraiser.                                Submitted image

Okanagan boy helping launch B.C. Children’s Hospital Christmas fundraiser

Okanagan cancer survivor stars in Whitecaps/BC Children’s Hospital promo

Wills pelts Whitecap Kei Kamara with virtual snowballs in a promotional video for the B.C. Children’s Hospital christmas fundraiser.                                Submitted image
Pro rep supporters and volunteers pose at The Peach with completed ballots ready to return. Submitted photo

South Okanagan Similkameen leading in referendum ballot returns

Pro Rep group offering Nov. 22 information session

Pro rep supporters and volunteers pose at The Peach with completed ballots ready to return. Submitted photo
Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident

Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident

Accident occurred on a back road between Green Mountain Road and Highway 3

Passenger dead, driver taken to hospital in Marron Valley Road accident
Review: Okanagan Symphony dazzles with Verdi’s Requiem

Review: Okanagan Symphony dazzles with Verdi’s Requiem

Remembrance offering was months in the making

Review: Okanagan Symphony dazzles with Verdi’s Requiem
Charlie Ross has created a one-man, one-hour version of the series Stranger Things and Lord of the Rings that he is bringing to the Cleland Theatre.                                Submitted photo

Two seasons of Stranger Things, in an hour

Charlie Ross brings his One-Man Stranger Things and One-Man Lord of the Rings to Penticton

Charlie Ross has created a one-man, one-hour version of the series Stranger Things and Lord of the Rings that he is bringing to the Cleland Theatre.                                Submitted photo
Geshe Loden, seen here conducting a ceremony at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2017, is returning to Penticton as a lama-in-residence. Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton has a lama in residence

Tibetan Buddhist monk to teach in Penticton

Geshe Loden, seen here conducting a ceremony at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2017, is returning to Penticton as a lama-in-residence. Steve Kidd/Western News
RCMP are looking for an older man in a black pick-up who exposed himself to a child. File photo

Cops looking for man who exposed himself to child

Incident happened near Parkway Elementary in Penticton

RCMP are looking for an older man in a black pick-up who exposed himself to a child. File photo