Tara Bowie

Submitted                                Representatives of Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. held a photo-op ground breaking at the property on Highway 3A. The company has an application in to become a licensed medical marijuana production facility.

Proposed South Okanagan medical marijuana facility stalled

The RDOS voted to postpone on making a decision about Kaleden area proposed cannabis facility

Submitted                                Representatives of Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. held a photo-op ground breaking at the property on Highway 3A. The company has an application in to become a licensed medical marijuana production facility.
Firefighters are working to douse two structure fires on Acacia Crescent.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Two families homeless after fire destroys two South Okanagan homes

A fire that started in the garage of one home quickly spread, destroying two homes

Firefighters are working to douse two structure fires on Acacia Crescent.                                Mark Brett/Western News
UPDATE: Size of Scully Mountain fire unknown

UPDATE: Size of Scully Mountain fire unknown

Two significant fires are burning in the Lower Similkameen, smoke can be seen as far away as Osoyoos

UPDATE: Size of Scully Mountain fire unknown
UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire grows to 50 hectares

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire grows to 50 hectares

One fire was extinguished and another reported after lightning came through area

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire grows to 50 hectares
UPDATE: Several fires burning in Lower Similkameen

UPDATE: Several fires burning in Lower Similkameen

At least one fire near Keremeos was caused by lightening

UPDATE: Several fires burning in Lower Similkameen
Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Interior Health against needle buyback programs

IH issues formal release stating buyback programs are not feasible

Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Weird activity happening around Keremeos storage business

Weird activity happening around Keremeos storage business

Police are asking the public to report anything suspicious around Ambry Self Storage

Weird activity happening around Keremeos storage business
Submitted                                Anyone with information about a damaged solar light on the trail that runs through Keremeos is urged to contact RCMP.

Trail solar light vandalized in Keremeos

Someone vandalized a solar LED light on the trail sometime overnight Wednesday in Keremeos

Submitted                                Anyone with information about a damaged solar light on the trail that runs through Keremeos is urged to contact RCMP.
Unstable ground near a home on Green Mountain Road prompted the RDOS to impose remedial action on the property. (RDOS report)

Unstable ground makes Green Mountain Road home uninhabitable

The home in Area D on Green Mountain Road is threatened by two different landslides

Unstable ground near a home on Green Mountain Road prompted the RDOS to impose remedial action on the property. (RDOS report)
The invasive Elm Seed Bug is infesting homes in Osoyoos. (Ministry of Agriculture)

Invasive insects bugging people in Osoyoos

Elm Seed and Tuxedo bugs are infesting homes in Osoyoos

The invasive Elm Seed Bug is infesting homes in Osoyoos. (Ministry of Agriculture)
Keremeos RCMP charge two young adults with impaired driving

Keremeos RCMP charge two young adults with impaired driving

A 19-year-old Keremeos woman fled from police impaired, rolled vehicle.

Keremeos RCMP charge two young adults with impaired driving
Tara Bowie/Western News

Car jumps curb in Osoyoos

No injuries resulted from the minor crash

Tara Bowie/Western News
Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships

Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships

Similkameen Independent Winegrowers earn 25 awards at Canadian wine competition

Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships
Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News

Grilling a Penticton Rotary Ribfest ribber: sauce is still secret

The Rotary Club of Penticton Ribfest, is a four-day foodie affair at Okanagan Lake Park

Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News
Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire

Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire

Businesses in Penticton at the Cannery are pulling together to help those impacted by fire

Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire
A tree came down on a home on 2nd Avenue around 3 a.m. No one was injured. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography).

Wind rips through Keremeos, Cawston

Several homes damaged heavily after windstorm rips through Lower Similkameen

A tree came down on a home on 2nd Avenue around 3 a.m. No one was injured. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography).
Area G director dies suddenly

Area G director dies suddenly

Elef Christensen, director for Area G, died suddenly outside his home in Hedley on Saturday

Area G director dies suddenly
Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Twenty-one local young athletes will head to the BC Summer Games next month

Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games
Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year

Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year

Ashnola at the Crossing has been open just over a year

Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year
Christensen claims most in expenses, again

Christensen claims most in expenses, again

For the second year in a row Area G director Elef Christensen claims most in expenses

Christensen claims most in expenses, again