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Head Brewer Kody Rosentreter, owner Wes Greve and taproom manager Lisa Deleo celebrated North Basin Brewing’s grand opening Jan. 22 and 23, 2020. (Contributed)

Osoyoos’ first microbrewery celebrates grand opening

The brewery hopes to show that the Okanagan is more than just wine country

Don Gigliotti’s soon-to-be-open Caffe d’Italia on Main Street in downtown Penticton will be the city’s first authentic Italian cafe. (Jesse Day - Western News)

A taste of Italy is coming to Penticton

Caffe d’Italia, a new authentic Italian cafe on Main Street, is preparing for opening day

Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)

Annual ‘Holiday Cheer’ event offers Pentictonites a chance to sip and shop

The Heart of Wine Country is bringing back its annual event at member wineries

Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)

New winter market set to launch in OK Falls

Yes, there will be ugly Christmas sweaters

Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)
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Penticton breweries launch collaboration beer in celebration of Beer Week

‘The Penticton Seven’ is described as a hazy pale ale with Ekuanot and El Dorado hops

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Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)

Additional RCMP officers to come to Penticton in 2022

Council approved the mayor’s request to add the Mounties to planning for the budget

Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)
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The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Community housing projects hit wall in Keremeos

Cactus Court and Quail Crossing are both close to completion

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors
The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)

Osoyoos happy to leave border closed

Tourism from B.C. has bolstered the town’s economy over the summer

The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)
The City of Penticton will soon start gathering public feedback on options for developing Skaha Lake Park. Above, the park is seen from Skaha Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

City of Penticton to gather feedback on options for Skaha Lake Park

The city presented three options currently under consideration to council on Sept. 15

The City of Penticton will soon start gathering public feedback on options for developing Skaha Lake Park. Above, the park is seen from Skaha Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)

New houseboat company up and running on Shuswap Lake

Sicamous Houseboats has moved in to the former Waterway Houseboats property.

A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)
Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals. (Supplied)

#visitpenticton Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals

Escape into the wilderness and #lovelocalpenticton when Chute Lake Lodge reopens for the season

Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals. (Supplied)
Public parks in Penticton are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, from April 1 to 21, local bylaw officers received eight complaints of people using closed public facilities and 50 COVID-19 related complaints in total. (File photo)

COVID-19: Penticton bylaw officers field 50 complaints in April

Noise complaints during 7 p.m. cheer for health care workers also received

Public parks in Penticton are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, from April 1 to 21, local bylaw officers received eight complaints of people using closed public facilities and 50 COVID-19 related complaints in total. (File photo)
The Village of Keremeos’ offices and council chamber. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Facade grants available for Keremeos businesses

Improvement program offers partial reimbursement for businesses renovating or redesigning facade

The Village of Keremeos’ offices and council chamber. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The calibration sheet and distinctive bubble of the World War Two airplane navigation piece at the Curiosity Shop. (Brennan Phillips)

Hidden treasures of the Curiosity Shop; World War Two airplane sextant

A World War Two era piece of airplane navigation equipment is just one interesting find in Keremeos

The calibration sheet and distinctive bubble of the World War Two airplane navigation piece at the Curiosity Shop. (Brennan Phillips)
Robert Summers is retiring after 14 years as the senior winemaker at Oliver’s Hester Creek Estate Winery. (Contributed Image)

Long-time winemaker retires after 14 years in Oliver

Robert Summers joined the Hester Creek Estate Winery team in 2006.

  • Feb 24, 2020
Robert Summers is retiring after 14 years as the senior winemaker at Oliver’s Hester Creek Estate Winery. (Contributed Image)
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Hidden treasures of the Curiosity Shop; antique plastic topped boxes

A set of celluloid topped glove and collar boxes are some of the many interesting finds in Keremeos

  • Feb 24, 2020
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Hidden treasures of the Curiosity Shop

Antique Chinese furniture carved by hand is the first of many interesting finds in Keremeos

  • Feb 19, 2020
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Dan Arbeau is one of the organizers of the first Techstars event in Penticton, which gives people 54 hours to take their start-up from an idea to a pitch to investors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Techstars Penticton took start-ups from ideas to pitches in 54 hours over the weekend

Local businesspeople worked their ideas to present before a panel of judges.

  • Jan 27, 2020
Dan Arbeau is one of the organizers of the first Techstars event in Penticton, which gives people 54 hours to take their start-up from an idea to a pitch to investors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)