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Osoyoos’ Bounce Radio’s lead engineer Richard Furguson takes a photo from the sky, as crews continue to work on restoring power for the radio stations. (Photo- Richard Furguson)

Two South Okanagan radio stations off air for nearly 100 hours after power outage

Osoyoos’ Bounce Radio remains off the air after Monday night outage; Fortis BC cites ice as cause

Osoyoos’ Bounce Radio’s lead engineer Richard Furguson takes a photo from the sky, as crews continue to work on restoring power for the radio stations. (Photo- Richard Furguson)
The Keremeos Grist Mill heritage site in December, 2022. (Grist Mill photo)
The Keremeos Grist Mill heritage site in December, 2022. (Grist Mill photo)
Traffic on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland on Friday morning, Jan. 6. DriveBC warns for black ice on the road for more than 30 kilometres. (Screenshot from Facebook reel/Chris Anderson)

Multiple crashes on Highway 97 near Summerland as DriveBC warns of black ice

Icy road conditions expected between Okanagan Falls and Summerland on Friday

Traffic on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland on Friday morning, Jan. 6. DriveBC warns for black ice on the road for more than 30 kilometres. (Screenshot from Facebook reel/Chris Anderson)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)

Summerland assault trial delayed to get accused new lawyer

The accused disagreed with how his lawyer was representing him

Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)
Penticton court

Trial over alleged Summerland assaults delayed to fly witness from Toronto

A Penticton judge has ordered that the witness must testify in person, not via video

Penticton court
A sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Absolutely no hockey’: Sticks and pucks could force Penticton’s outdoor rink to close

Hockey will only be permitted during a designated 2-hour period on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

A sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)

Blasting work to close Highway 97 north of Summerland on Jan. 6

The closure is scheduled for one hour on Friday, Jan. 6

Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)
Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton joined AgeCare's John Nocon and SafeCare's Saleema Dhalla at the opening of the new training centre at Lumby's Monashee Mews Novvember 2022. (Contributed)

New training centres enhance education for Okanagan care workers

Kelowna, Lumby and Salmon Arm gain health and safety centres

Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton joined AgeCare's John Nocon and SafeCare's Saleema Dhalla at the opening of the new training centre at Lumby's Monashee Mews Novvember 2022. (Contributed)
RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)

Aggressive dog still on the loose in Penticton, RCMP confirm

The brown Mastiff dog was deemed aggressive by police after biting a bystander on Monday, Jan. 2

RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)
A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)

VIDEO: ‘Frustration’ felt after woman steals employee tip jar from Penticton cannabis shop

Cannabis Cottage on Martin Street shared the footage via Facebook of the brazen theft

A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)
The Avian flu has been detected in Summerland and a protected zone has been set up by the CFIA. (Black Press file photo)

Avian influenza detected in Summerland

Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established a “primary control zone”

The Avian flu has been detected in Summerland and a protected zone has been set up by the CFIA. (Black Press file photo)
The Desert Arms Hotel and attached Howling Coyote Pub have closed their doors, following an announcement from the owners on Facebook in December 2022. (Photo- Google Instant Street View)

Oliver hotel and pub officially closes; attached cannabis store remains open

‘The circumstances for this were beyond our control,’ an owner’s statement reads on Facebook

The Desert Arms Hotel and attached Howling Coyote Pub have closed their doors, following an announcement from the owners on Facebook in December 2022. (Photo- Google Instant Street View)
Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)

Colourful ice returns to Highway 3A between Twin Lakes and Kaleden

The yearly tradition continues to brighten up the winter

Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)
An unexpected flurry of snow briefly graced the 500-block of Penticton’s Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

Cold, snowy ‘chaos’ over but lots of winter still to go in the Okanagan, expert says

Don’t count out another cold snap in the region, despite early January forecast: Environment Canada

An unexpected flurry of snow briefly graced the 500-block of Penticton’s Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)
Penticton’s city works crews have arrived on scene to deal with a broken water main in front of the Ramada hotel on Jan. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Watermain break in Penticton along Highway 97

The break is located directly in front of the Ramada hotel

Penticton’s city works crews have arrived on scene to deal with a broken water main in front of the Ramada hotel on Jan. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
RCMP identify the man stabbed and killed in downtown Penticton as Tejindar ‘Ted’ Singh Randhawa. (Linkedln)

Penticton stabbing victim’s name released

61-year-old Penticton resident Tejindar ‘Ted’ Randhawa was killed Dec. 17

RCMP identify the man stabbed and killed in downtown Penticton as Tejindar ‘Ted’ Singh Randhawa. (Linkedln)
Major Paul Trickett from the Penticton Salvation Army, left, joined by mayor Julius Bloomfield on Monday, Nov. 14, to kick off the annual Kettle Campaign. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Salvation Army Kettles raise more than $130K in Penticton and South Okanagan

The food bank in Penticton saw a 30% increase in demand in 2022

Major Paul Trickett from the Penticton Salvation Army, left, joined by mayor Julius Bloomfield on Monday, Nov. 14, to kick off the annual Kettle Campaign. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Penticton RCMP search for an aggressive dog that got out of a vehicle during a traffic stop at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway on Monday, Jan. 2. (File photo)

RCMP warn about aggressive dog on the loose in Penticton

Large brown Mastiff dog escaped a vehicle at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway

Penticton RCMP search for an aggressive dog that got out of a vehicle during a traffic stop at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway on Monday, Jan. 2. (File photo)
Some dressed in costume, like Chase Tamminga in a banana suit, took the plunge into the New Year at Sun-Oka beach in Summerland Jan. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: Biggest turn out yet to 37th Summerland Polar Bear Dip

Polar bear dips were held at Sun-Oka, Naramata and Osoyoos

Some dressed in costume, like Chase Tamminga in a banana suit, took the plunge into the New Year at Sun-Oka beach in Summerland Jan. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Welcome baby Eleanor Guderyan! Okanagan’s first baby of 2023 born at Pentiction Regional Hospital at 1:40 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 to proud parents Lisa and Steve Guderyan. (Submitted)

Welcome baby Eleanor! Okanagan’s first baby of 2023 born at Penticton hospital

Central Okanagan school trustee Lisa Guderyan says her New Year’s baby is doing great

Welcome baby Eleanor Guderyan! Okanagan’s first baby of 2023 born at Pentiction Regional Hospital at 1:40 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 to proud parents Lisa and Steve Guderyan. (Submitted)