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Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)

‘Let’s talk housing’: Penticton mayor, city staff to discuss industry at local brewery

Cannery Brewing hosts an open house on housing, development on Jan. 24

Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)
Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)
Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)
Marty Schaffer leads a group in the backcountry. (Max Vidricaire)

How the snowpack in Revelstoke’s backcountry is affecting business

CAPOW is a backcountry guiding service that operates southwest of Revelstoke

Marty Schaffer leads a group in the backcountry. (Max Vidricaire)
These are just two of at least 12 bike lane signs within 100 feet of each other in the 500 block of Martin Street. The city is in the design stage of the final section of the Lake to Lake bike lane that will go through to Skaha Lake. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Design underway of final section of controversial $8 million Penticton bike lane

Public has opportunity to discuss the design with staff at upcoming open houses

These are just two of at least 12 bike lane signs within 100 feet of each other in the 500 block of Martin Street. The city is in the design stage of the final section of the Lake to Lake bike lane that will go through to Skaha Lake. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton council to trial public open house

The open house is in response to Coun. Gilbert’s idea to create more dialogue with public

City Hall. (File photo)
Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Freezing fog’ takes over Penticton sky

Environment Canada says conditions starting to clear around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19

Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)

VIDEO: Cat survives boulder slamming into trailer during Keremeos rockslide

Over 25 residents remain evacuated after Jan. 16 Keremeos rockslide

A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)
A rockslide has taken place on Green Lake Road, 150 metres off Highway 97 in OK Falls. (Aim Roads)

Rockslide closes road off Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls

The slide took place Thursday morning on Green Lake Road

A rockslide has taken place on Green Lake Road, 150 metres off Highway 97 in OK Falls. (Aim Roads)
A community safety report says provincial downloading has caused Penticton fire service to attend more medical emergencies, including overdoses as seen in this photo taken a few years ago. The city is asking the province to fund mental health workers to deal with the mental health crisis happening on the streets. (Western File photo)

Penticton city council sends ‘urgent’ letter for Interior Health to fund Car 40

Council said the need for Car 40 - which pairs police with psych nurse - is urgent

A community safety report says provincial downloading has caused Penticton fire service to attend more medical emergencies, including overdoses as seen in this photo taken a few years ago. The city is asking the province to fund mental health workers to deal with the mental health crisis happening on the streets. (Western File photo)
Nothing has changed to the look of the downtown Penticton Tim Hortons even though it closed down around 10 years ago. This picture was taken Jan. 17, 2023. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

A look inside Penticton’s Tim Hortons ‘iced-time capp-sule’

The downtown location looks the same as it did when it closed 10 years ago

Nothing has changed to the look of the downtown Penticton Tim Hortons even though it closed down around 10 years ago. This picture was taken Jan. 17, 2023. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A look at Penticton. The city, along with Kelowna and Vernon, is experiencing above-average temperatures to start 2023. (File Photo)

From snowy and cold to foggy and mild: Winter in the Okanagan takes turn for the warm

Mild start to 2023 doesn’t mean winter is done with us yet: Meteorologist

A look at Penticton. The city, along with Kelowna and Vernon, is experiencing above-average temperatures to start 2023. (File Photo)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Penticton hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

Highway 3 reopens following rockslide near Keremeos

The Eagle RV Park evacuations have not yet been rescinded

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
Virgil “Smoker” Marchand was the artist behind pieces like Bringing Our Children Home, the residential school survivor memorial on Penticton Indian Band land. (Brennan Phillips - Western News File)
Virgil “Smoker” Marchand was the artist behind pieces like Bringing Our Children Home, the residential school survivor memorial on Penticton Indian Band land. (Brennan Phillips - Western News File)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vehicle seized after attempting to run someone over and colliding into Penticton motel

Suspect has not been caught but police say it is an isolated incident

The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)
A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)

Fan-favourite Aaron Pritchett to headline Penticton Peach Festival country night

Pritchett returns to the Peachfest stage alongside newcomer Matt Lang

Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)
The two parcels of the Summerland Research and Development Centre's lands that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has deemed surplus. (Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Feds selling off Summerland Research Centre land

Two parcels have been deemed surplus and unused for research

The two parcels of the Summerland Research and Development Centre's lands that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has deemed surplus. (Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food)