Steve Kidd

B.C. Ambrosia and Aurora Golden Gala figured large at the National Apple Competition in Ontario. Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties

B.C. apples shine in Toronto

B.C. growers win at National Apple Competition

B.C. Ambrosia and Aurora Golden Gala figured large at the National Apple Competition in Ontario. Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with Bob Carpenter, Jim Photoglo, Ross Holmes, Jaime Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Jeff Hanna performs on Nov. 8 in Penticton.                                 Glen Rose photo

Nitty Gritty still loves performing live

Fifty years hasn’t slowed down Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with Bob Carpenter, Jim Photoglo, Ross Holmes, Jaime Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Jeff Hanna performs on Nov. 8 in Penticton.                                 Glen Rose photo
Storyhive has created an Indigenous Storyteller Platform to help fund filmmakers like these, working with the Of the Land Collective. Photo courtesy Tracey Kim Bonneau

Storyhive looking to fund Indigenous filmmakers

Storyhive calls for creators to apply for first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition

Storyhive has created an Indigenous Storyteller Platform to help fund filmmakers like these, working with the Of the Land Collective. Photo courtesy Tracey Kim Bonneau
The Western Rattlesnake is facing extinction in the White Lake Basin largely due to vehicular deaths. (Submitted)

Improving relations between farmers and wildlife

OSCA offers Managing for Wildlife on the Farm workshop

The Western Rattlesnake is facing extinction in the White Lake Basin largely due to vehicular deaths. (Submitted)
Max Haynes and Samantha Schimmer performing in one of Tempest Theatre’s Terrible Temptations, on Nov. 1 to 4 in Penticton. Photo courtesy Tempest Theatre/Ronan Reinart

Tempest Theatre offers four nights of dark comedy

Penticton’s new black box theatre offers preview with Terrible Temptations

Max Haynes and Samantha Schimmer performing in one of Tempest Theatre’s Terrible Temptations, on Nov. 1 to 4 in Penticton. Photo courtesy Tempest Theatre/Ronan Reinart
Ella Howell and her pugasus, Frank, at Pug-o-Ween in Gyro Park

Zombies and pugs celebrate Halloween

Who says Halloween is for kids?Ella

Ella Howell and her pugasus, Frank, at Pug-o-Ween in Gyro Park
Vees let two-goal lead slip

Vees let two-goal lead slip

Penticton loses 5-3 to West Kelowna

Vees let two-goal lead slip
Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

New Penticton business focuses on the little things

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton
Adventure park in early planning stages for Penticton Indian Band

Adventure park in early planning stages for Penticton Indian Band

Penticton Indian Band working on major development deal

Adventure park in early planning stages for Penticton Indian Band
City of Penticton mayoral candidates (from left to right) John Vassilaki, Jason Cox and Andrew Jakubeit waiting for results at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton’s mayor-elect already under scrutiny

When does a handshake become campaigning?

City of Penticton mayoral candidates (from left to right) John Vassilaki, Jason Cox and Andrew Jakubeit waiting for results at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Mark Brett/Western News
Tony Trovao, Naramata’s fire chief since 2013, has been suspended by the RDOS.                                Western News file photo

Naramata fire chief suspended

Naramata fire chief Tony Trovao has been suspended from his position

Tony Trovao, Naramata’s fire chief since 2013, has been suspended by the RDOS.                                Western News file photo
A new sign in Naramata recognizes the traditional Syilx name for the area, which translates to House of Bald Eagle. Photo courtesy Penticton Indian Band

Naramata honours Syilx culture

New community sign recognizes traditional name for area

A new sign in Naramata recognizes the traditional Syilx name for the area, which translates to House of Bald Eagle. Photo courtesy Penticton Indian Band
Joey Gallo brushes the remaining flour of the outside of Jewish rye bread loaves at Walla Artisan Bakery. He’s learning Ben Manea’s recipes in hopes of continuing production of the popular breads. Steve Kidd/Western News

Video: Future brightens for Walla Artisan Bakery in Penticton

Protege learning the bread-making craft from master baker Benjamin Manea

Joey Gallo brushes the remaining flour of the outside of Jewish rye bread loaves at Walla Artisan Bakery. He’s learning Ben Manea’s recipes in hopes of continuing production of the popular breads. Steve Kidd/Western News
Marijuana for sale at a Penticton dispensary that closed up shop earlier this year.                                Western News file photo

Legal pot shops in the South Okanagan still months in the future

Penticton still working on retail cannabis regulations

Marijuana for sale at a Penticton dispensary that closed up shop earlier this year.                                Western News file photo
Marilyn Mulldoon and her husband Daniel Wong lead a protest in Osoyoos last year, advocating for more health coverage in the South Okanagan. Western News file photo

South Okanagan emergency department closing overnight

Limited physician availability temporarily closes emergency at South Okanagan General Hospital

Marilyn Mulldoon and her husband Daniel Wong lead a protest in Osoyoos last year, advocating for more health coverage in the South Okanagan. Western News file photo
You can learn more about the journey of sockeye salmon on Oct. 13 at a Celebrate our Salmon open house in Oliver. Jim Eliot/Black Press

Celebrate our salmon open house in Oliver

Interpreters share the story of the sockeye salmons’ 6,000-kilometre journey to the ocean and back

You can learn more about the journey of sockeye salmon on Oct. 13 at a Celebrate our Salmon open house in Oliver. Jim Eliot/Black Press
Greg Constantine will be giving an artist’s talk about his work documenting the plight of the Rohingya at the Penticton Art Gallery on Sat. Oct. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.                                 Greg Constantine photo

Artist blacklisted from Burma exhibits in Penticton

Greg Constantine’s photographs tell the story of the slow genocide of the Rohingya people of Myanmar

Greg Constantine will be giving an artist’s talk about his work documenting the plight of the Rohingya at the Penticton Art Gallery on Sat. Oct. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.                                 Greg Constantine photo
Country singer Aaron Pritchett is performing a special Penticton concert in November in support of the Youth Resource Centre. File photo

Aaron Pritchett lending a helping hand to youth

Country singer is performing a special concert in Penticton to raise funds for Youth Resource Centre

Country singer Aaron Pritchett is performing a special Penticton concert in November in support of the Youth Resource Centre. File photo
Gerry Yaum’s exhibition, Children of the Dump, is on until Nov. 4 at the Penticton Art Gallery.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton Art Gallery explores life on the margins of society

Photographer documents life in a Thai garbage dump

Gerry Yaum’s exhibition, Children of the Dump, is on until Nov. 4 at the Penticton Art Gallery.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
He’s big and he’s blue

He’s big and he’s blue

Vees unveil the latest addition to their lineup

He’s big and he’s blue