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RCMP make arrest in Oliver shooting

RCMP make arrest in Oliver shooting

Police investigating a shooting and home invasion

RCMP make arrest in Oliver shooting
The regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses returns to the South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend. Submitted image

Jehovah’s Witnesses filling events centre

Convention expected to bring over 3,000 to Penticton

The regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses returns to the South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend. Submitted image
MLA Dan Ashton chats with a Slimline employee after announcing a labour market study in 2016. The Penticton manufacturing company was sold last week for $7 million. Western News file photo

Penticton manufacturer sold to Kelowna corporation

Slimline joins Decisive Dividend group of companies

MLA Dan Ashton chats with a Slimline employee after announcing a labour market study in 2016. The Penticton manufacturing company was sold last week for $7 million. Western News file photo
Mosquito larvae are showing up in higher concentrations this year than they did in this 2017 sample. Western News file photo

Floods create ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes

After the floods, pestilence

Mosquito larvae are showing up in higher concentrations this year than they did in this 2017 sample. Western News file photo
South Okanagan General Hospital is the first Interior Health location to install a system linking their database into PharmaNet. File photo

New technology improves patient safety

Interior Health hospitals strengthen patient medication histories

South Okanagan General Hospital is the first Interior Health location to install a system linking their database into PharmaNet. File photo
Created in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history and resurgent cultural practices. Submitted photo

Reconciliation is a journey

One-act play touches on many aspects on Indigenous experience

Created in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history and resurgent cultural practices. Submitted photo
In Tulameen, in early May, workers were building temporary dikes against rising water in Otter Lake, which had already ignored a stop sign to flood into town. Photo courtesy RDOS

States of local emergency lifted

Returning to normal, once the flood threat has passed

In Tulameen, in early May, workers were building temporary dikes against rising water in Otter Lake, which had already ignored a stop sign to flood into town. Photo courtesy RDOS
The Town of Osoyoos is accepting shoreline flood debris at no charge, effective immediately. Submitted photo

Flooding has an impact on South Okanagan tourism industry

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association said some areas did well over the Victoria Day long weekend

The Town of Osoyoos is accepting shoreline flood debris at no charge, effective immediately. Submitted photo
Under a new B.C. Wildlife Federation study, collared mule deer movements and health is being tracked in the southern interior. Submitted photo

Study looking at declining mule deer population

Southern Interior mule deer project tracking deer movement and health

Under a new B.C. Wildlife Federation study, collared mule deer movements and health is being tracked in the southern interior. Submitted photo
Keremeos firefighters work to extricate the passenger of a vehicle that overturned after the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Tara Bowie/Black Press

Traffic slowed on Highway 3 after rollover

Driver tried to avoid deer

Keremeos firefighters work to extricate the passenger of a vehicle that overturned after the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Tara Bowie/Black Press
Saturday Night Blues host Holger Petersen is dropping by the Dream Café to talk music. Submitted photo

Talking music at Penticton’s Dream Café

Listen Up! to Holger Petersen

Saturday Night Blues host Holger Petersen is dropping by the Dream Café to talk music. Submitted photo
Floating down the Okanagan River Channel is a great, and popular, way to spend a sunny afternoon in Penticton. Western News file photo

TRUE explores Penticton tourism offerings

Event showcases local experiences for tourism week

Floating down the Okanagan River Channel is a great, and popular, way to spend a sunny afternoon in Penticton. Western News file photo
FInished his joust, a knight stops to recieve the cheers of the crowd. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Fun and games, medieval style

more fun than watching the royal wedding

FInished his joust, a knight stops to recieve the cheers of the crowd. Brennan Phillips/Western News
The design is not final, but a conceptual rendering shows what a hotel below Poplar Grove Winery might look like. Image courtesy Ecora Engineering

South Okanagan vineyard hotel moving ahead

A boutique hotel in a vineyard on the Naramata Bench received support from city council

The design is not final, but a conceptual rendering shows what a hotel below Poplar Grove Winery might look like. Image courtesy Ecora Engineering
Harvey Locke paddling on the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories. Photo courtesy Marie-Eve Marchand

Yellowstone to Yukon and beyond

Meadowlark keynote speaker has some big ideas

Harvey Locke paddling on the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories. Photo courtesy Marie-Eve Marchand
Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.

Evacuation alerts expanded in Similkameen

Unexpected rise in river prompts new alerts

Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.
Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.                                Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.

Evacuation alerts expanded in Similkameen

Unexpected rise in river prompts new alerts

Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.                                Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.
Town of Osoyoos infrastructure is being sandbagged and armoured against rising waters. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

More flooding likely in Similkameen River and Osoyoos Lake

Rising water expected to peak Friday

Town of Osoyoos infrastructure is being sandbagged and armoured against rising waters. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Volunteers fill sandbags during last year’s flooding at Red Wing resort in Penticton. The RDOS is asking for volunteers to help fill bags to cope with this year’s high water levels. Western News file photo

Water level continues to rise in Osoyoos Lake

Already higher than all-time record

Volunteers fill sandbags during last year’s flooding at Red Wing resort in Penticton. The RDOS is asking for volunteers to help fill bags to cope with this year’s high water levels. Western News file photo