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Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Vees open at home with a win

Penticton Vees shut down Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News
Benjamin Manea and Sharon Wiener say they have closed the doors on Walla Artisan Bakery for the final time. Steve Kidd/Western News

Famed Penticton bakery makes final decision to close

Walla Artisan Bakery closes doors

Benjamin Manea and Sharon Wiener say they have closed the doors on Walla Artisan Bakery for the final time. Steve Kidd/Western News
A bird bander measures the length of a bird’s wing and takes other data before releasing it back into the wild. Photo courtesy VLBO/Facebook

Bird migration open house draws more than 100 people

Rare chance to observe conservation work

A bird bander measures the length of a bird’s wing and takes other data before releasing it back into the wild. Photo courtesy VLBO/Facebook
Wills Hodgkinson and dad Tim cuddle in the shade of a fire truck visiting Holy Cross Elmentary during a rare trip home from Vancouver earlier this year.                                Western News file photo

‘Hero’ kid fighting cancer helping with B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Penticton’s Wills Hodgkinson helping raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Wills Hodgkinson and dad Tim cuddle in the shade of a fire truck visiting Holy Cross Elmentary during a rare trip home from Vancouver earlier this year.                                Western News file photo
Volunteers working in the banding station at Vaseux Lake cataloguing migrating birds captured in mist nets.                                Photo courtesy David Wilde

Getting up close and personal with birds in the South Okanagan

Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory opening doors to the public

Volunteers working in the banding station at Vaseux Lake cataloguing migrating birds captured in mist nets.                                Photo courtesy David Wilde
City of Penticton workers pose with one of the needle disposal boxes being installed around the city. Submitted image

Needle disposal boxes being installed in Penticton

City announces safe ‘sharps’ disposal plan

City of Penticton workers pose with one of the needle disposal boxes being installed around the city. Submitted image
Bird banding at OSCA’s Bird Migration open house at VLBO. Photo courtesy Tanya Brouwers

Bird Migration Day back at Vaseaux Lake observatory

This open house is for the birds

Bird banding at OSCA’s Bird Migration open house at VLBO. Photo courtesy Tanya Brouwers
RCMP check out a vehicle that went off Hwy. 3 after a collision with a motor home. Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review

Emergency services attend Hwy. 3 crash.

Traffic slowed for crash which sent one vehicle off the road.

RCMP check out a vehicle that went off Hwy. 3 after a collision with a motor home. Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review
Time Winery in Penticton is one of the finalists in this year’s Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building awards. Photo courtesy Time Winery

37 finalists for building awards

Annual awards honour best commercial and industrial buildings in Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenays

Time Winery in Penticton is one of the finalists in this year’s Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building awards. Photo courtesy Time Winery
Marylin Keller, singing with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, just one of the many great acts you missed if you didn’t get out to the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News

Wrapping up Jazz Fest for another year

22 years old and better every year

Marylin Keller, singing with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, just one of the many great acts you missed if you didn’t get out to the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News
Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars performed at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival Friday, kicking off three days of great music. Steve Kidd/Western News

Jazz musician returns to her roots

Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars kick off Penticton jazz fest

Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars performed at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival Friday, kicking off three days of great music. Steve Kidd/Western News
Trumpeter Bria Skonberg, originally from Chilliwack, but now working in New York, is bringing her New York All Stars to perform at the Pentastic Jazz Festival in September.                                 Photo courtesy briaskonberg.com

Look who’s back for Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

Bria Skonberg returns to Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

Trumpeter Bria Skonberg, originally from Chilliwack, but now working in New York, is bringing her New York All Stars to perform at the Pentastic Jazz Festival in September.                                 Photo courtesy briaskonberg.com
Penticton city councillor Helena Konanz is running for federal office in 2019. Steve Kidd/Western News

Konanz wins federal Conservative nomination

City councillor running for South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP in 2019

Penticton city councillor Helena Konanz is running for federal office in 2019. Steve Kidd/Western News
After spreading a little Saturday afternoon, the Old Tom Creek fire in the South Okanagan is still rated as being held. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire

Winds stirring up wildfires

Old Tom Creek fire still being held despite winds blowing into grass Saturday

After spreading a little Saturday afternoon, the Old Tom Creek fire in the South Okanagan is still rated as being held. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire
The Okanagan Falls Fire Department was called to a series of four grass fires Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Bev Vanuden

Four grass fires in Okanagan Falls Sunday

RCMP investigating series of grass fires in Okanagan Falls

The Okanagan Falls Fire Department was called to a series of four grass fires Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Bev Vanuden
Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee

Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee

Vees lose second preseason games to the Wild

Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee
Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Thursday

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire
RCMP looking for help locating two men

RCMP looking for help locating two men

Oliver RCMP searching for men on outstanding warrants

RCMP looking for help locating two men
A change in weather has helped crews working on wildfires in the South Okanagan. Submitted photo

Update: Snowy Mountain fire ‘being held’, weather helping wildfire crews gain upper hand

Change in weather has helped, but the wildfire danger is not yet

A change in weather has helped crews working on wildfires in the South Okanagan. Submitted photo
RCMP arrest same man twice in August

RCMP arrest same man twice in August

Suspect arrested less than a week after being released on bail

RCMP arrest same man twice in August