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Dancers from the RPD Bhangra Academy performed throughout the afternoon at the Punjabi Mela. Steve Kidd/Western News

Dancing for a cause

Second annual Mela in support of cancer care and research

Dancers from the RPD Bhangra Academy performed throughout the afternoon at the Punjabi Mela. Steve Kidd/Western News
The Okanagan is getting some relief from the blanket of smoke that has covered the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News

Smoke lifting from Okanagan Valley

Health risk from smoke dropping to moderate levels

The Okanagan is getting some relief from the blanket of smoke that has covered the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News
Striking workers at Gateway Casinos are asking B.C. Lottery Corporation to investigate the company’s procedures while they are walking the picket lines. File photo

Strikers head to lottery corp offices

Striking casino workers urging BCLC to investigate Gateways operations

Striking workers at Gateway Casinos are asking B.C. Lottery Corporation to investigate the company’s procedures while they are walking the picket lines. File photo
Chris McCormack (far right), co-founder of the Super League Triathlon poses for a selfie under the race finish line. Steve Kidd/Western News

Smoke cancels Super League Penticton, organizers give pros a gift

Super League Penticton organizers decide to send all pro competitors to championship

Chris McCormack (far right), co-founder of the Super League Triathlon poses for a selfie under the race finish line. Steve Kidd/Western News
Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Air Quality Health Index remains high

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races
A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook

Roadside wildfire doused quickly

Peachland Fire Department contained fire before it could spread to trees

A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook
UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

Smoke still remains too thick for athletes in inaugural North American triathlon

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races
MP Richard Cannings is again planning to cycle through the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, starting Aug. 28.                                 Submitted photo

South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP cycling through his riding for third year

MP Richard Cannings is taking to his bicycle for the third year in row to tour his riding

MP Richard Cannings is again planning to cycle through the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, starting Aug. 28.                                 Submitted photo
Celebrating our Children is the theme of the 2018 Between the Lakes powwow, starting this Friday.                                Western News file photo

South Okanagan powwow celebrates young leaders

Penticton Between the Lakes powwow continuing to grow

Celebrating our Children is the theme of the 2018 Between the Lakes powwow, starting this Friday.                                Western News file photo
The RCMP’s targeted enforcment unit has taken down another priority offendor, this time in South Penticton. Western News file photo

Targeted Enforcement putting pressure on career criminals

RCMP take down another priority offender in Penticton

The RCMP’s targeted enforcment unit has taken down another priority offendor, this time in South Penticton. Western News file photo
Penticton bylaw at the 377 Winnipeg Avenue street on Tuesday afternoon watching over as workers boarded up the windows.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Update: Altercation involved a butcher knife at 377 Winnipeg residence

Moving truck has tires slashed at Penticton problem property

Penticton bylaw at the 377 Winnipeg Avenue street on Tuesday afternoon watching over as workers boarded up the windows.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man

Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man

Sheridan Graham was last seen Aug. 11.

Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man
RCMP have a man in custody after a series of fires around the Okanagan River Channel Sunday. Photos courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack

RCMP arrest possible arsonist in Penticton

Four suspicious fires Sunday near the Okanagan River Channel

RCMP have a man in custody after a series of fires around the Okanagan River Channel Sunday. Photos courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack
Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Inversion layer trapping wildfire smoke

Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap
South Okanagan Community Foundation distributes $46,000 in bursaries

South Okanagan Community Foundation distributes $46,000 in bursaries

Six endowment funds providing education boost

South Okanagan Community Foundation distributes $46,000 in bursaries
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is warning campers to be vigilant and prepared to move on short notice. Submitted photo.

Campers urged to be vigilant

Regional district reinforcing caution warnings for those using the outdoors

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is warning campers to be vigilant and prepared to move on short notice. Submitted photo.
RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee

RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee

City of Penticton employee assaulted while landscaping

RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee
George Canyon is performing in Okanagan Lake Park for country night, sponsored by Tim Hortons, on Aug. 11.                                 Lexi Bainas/Black Press

Penticton Peach Festival lineup offers something for everyone

71 years old and still rocking the South Okanagan

George Canyon is performing in Okanagan Lake Park for country night, sponsored by Tim Hortons, on Aug. 11.                                 Lexi Bainas/Black Press
RCMP arrested another serious offender on Saturday in Oliver. File photo

South Okanagan RCMP take down serious offender

Oliver RCMP, police dogs and Targeted Enforcement Unit come together for arrest

RCMP arrested another serious offender on Saturday in Oliver. File photo
Brigid Kemp gets personally thanked for her volunteer work by Prime Minister Trudeau on B.C. Day.                                Brennan Phillips/Western News

Penticton resident honoured for years of volunteering

Brigid Kemp also received personal congrats from prime minister

Brigid Kemp gets personally thanked for her volunteer work by Prime Minister Trudeau on B.C. Day.                                Brennan Phillips/Western News