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Re-Inventing The Wheel will be making its online international debut on Dec. 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Contributed)

Documentary on Okanagan, Kamloops wheelchair community making its international debut

Re-Inventing The Wheel won the best feature documentary at the 2020 Chelsea Film Festival in New York

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

Giant’s Head Elementary had potential exposure days from Nov. 18, 19 and from 22 to 24. (Google Maps)

Summerland schools have more potential COVID-19 exposures

Interior Health added more dates to two schools in Summerland

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)

Osoyoos family shaken after chunk of concrete thrown through front window

The family had fallen asleep on the couch when glass and concrete came down on them

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)
A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton crash on Highway 97 Channel Parkway was fatal

BC Coroners Service confirm one person died in crash at Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway

A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)

Osoyoos calls on residents to collect lost, missing, stolen bikes before they are donated

The town has collected a number of bikes over recent years

The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)
Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)

Month-long Okanagan-wide robbery spree ends with arrest

37-year-old Vernon man facing 7 counts of robbery

Shawn Lamouroux of Vernon is facing seven counts of robbery stemming from crimes up and down the Okanagan in October and November 2021. (Contributed)
Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)

Landfills moving to reduced hours in Okanagan – Similkameen

This includes landfills in Penticton, Keremeos, Oliver and Okanagan Falls

Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)
A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Update: Penticton restores power

Power was out for about an hour across the city

A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Penticton’s ESS team steps up for Princeton, donates $1,500

City’s Emeregency Services team wanted to recognize the efforts of Princeton’s ESS team

Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)
Dale Safinuk (left) is the new vice chair of Okanagan College’s board of directors while former vice chair Juliette Cunningham (right) takes over as chair. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College elects new board chairs

Juliette Cunningham moves from vice chair to chair; Dale Safinuk elected vice chair

Dale Safinuk (left) is the new vice chair of Okanagan College’s board of directors while former vice chair Juliette Cunningham (right) takes over as chair. (Okanagan College photo)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
Logs coming down the Similkameen River damaged the Red Bridge in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Floodwaters turned Okanagan River back towards Osoyoos Lake

The Similkameen River levels caused the Zosel Dam to overflow

Logs coming down the Similkameen River damaged the Red Bridge in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Ode to Madame Pelle by Beyer was also stolen. (Contributed)

Osoyoos artist’s life’s work stolen during home break-in

Over 1,000 painted silk ties and 42 original paintings were stolen from her home Nov. 10

Ode to Madame Pelle by Beyer was also stolen. (Contributed)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash

Driver fled on foot after crashing stolen SUV into a rock face on Highway 97

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
Penticton Secondary. (File photo)

2 Penticton and 2 Summerland schools report potential COVID-19 exposures

There are currently five schools from district 67 listed by Interior Health

Penticton Secondary. (File photo)
The Downtown Penticton Association installed (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton Mounties call for more surveillance cameras

Footage has helped solve several headline cases, according to the RCMP

The Downtown Penticton Association installed (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. A total of 300 homes were damaged and new flood warning have been issued for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Princeton on alert as river levels rise and could overflow their banks

Regional district issues flood watch advisory for Tulameen and Similkameen River

Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. A total of 300 homes were damaged and new flood warning have been issued for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)