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A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Community safety should be priority in 2022 budget: Penticton mayor

This follows several high profile crimes and Penticton police having highest caseload in B.C.

A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Aggressive dog bylaws will have more teeth than before among other new animal welfare protections in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton bylaws now have bigger bite against aggressive dogs

New animal welfare bylaws deal with dogs in hot cars, tethering, stray cats, biting dogs

Aggressive dog bylaws will have more teeth than before among other new animal welfare protections in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)
Osoyoos firefighters Barb and Gurvir Gill participated in the 9/11 stair climb today to honour the victims of 9/11 20 years ago. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue)

Okanagan firefighters participate in 9/11 stair climb to honour victims

From Osoyoos to Kelowna, dozens of volunteers took part in the challenge

Osoyoos firefighters Barb and Gurvir Gill participated in the 9/11 stair climb today to honour the victims of 9/11 20 years ago. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue)
Vincent Maxwell

RCMP seek wanted man believed to be in North Okanagan

36-year-old Vincent Maxwell failed to comply with probation order

Vincent Maxwell
Smile cookie purchases from Sept. 13 to 19 will support the OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society)

OSNS chosen charity for 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign

Cookies available at every South Okanagan Tim Hortons location

Smile cookie purchases from Sept. 13 to 19 will support the OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society)
Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Campfire ban lifted in Okanagan

Kamloops and Boundary zone prohibitions eased as of Friday at noon

Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)
BC Wildfire ground crews work on the Hedges Butte fire that started on Green Mountain Road on Friday, Sept. 3. (BC Wildfire)
BC Wildfire ground crews work on the Hedges Butte fire that started on Green Mountain Road on Friday, Sept. 3. (BC Wildfire)
Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Interior Health puts a cork in Half Corked Marathon in Oliver

The run through the vines of Oliver and Osoyoos was scheduled for this weekend

(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
Volunteers and staff involved in a clean up through the Ambassador Program through ASK Wellness, Fairhaven and Burdock House. (ASK Wellness photo)

ASK Wellness volunteer clean-up program brings sense of community in Penticton

Since its inception Aug. 5, over 2,000 lbs. garbage, 55 sharps collected by volunteers

Volunteers and staff involved in a clean up through the Ambassador Program through ASK Wellness, Fairhaven and Burdock House. (ASK Wellness photo)
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Murder victim found at Penticton high school not a student or young person: RCMP

Police have not been able to ID him nor do they think this killing was random

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.

Transportation BC lays out roadmap for how modernization of Highway 1 will affect travellers

Those travelling in and out of Revelstoke will be affected by construction from Kamloops to Alberta

Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Developer sues City of Kelowna for ‘bad faith’ decision to reject subdivision

City council previously voted 7-2 in favour of staff recommendation to nix Thomson Flats project

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
An Okanagan cougar's diet can consist mostly of deer, a plentiful source of meat in the region (Michael Handley)

More cougar sightings in Kelowna; not unusual for time of year

Cougars are often seen at night hunting for food or a home

An Okanagan cougar's diet can consist mostly of deer, a plentiful source of meat in the region (Michael Handley)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek wildfire now held, evacuation alerts lifted

Evacuation alerts lifted for both fires as both blazes have seen little or no growth

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

Hedges Butte wildfire outside of Penticton now a Wildfire of Note

Crews will continue to work around the east side of the fire with suppression activities

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
Hunters are being reminded by the B.C. Wildfire Service there is no hunting in the White Rock Lake wildfire area. (Black Press - file photo)
Hunters are being reminded by the B.C. Wildfire Service there is no hunting in the White Rock Lake wildfire area. (Black Press - file photo)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)

Naramata winery offers complimentary glass of wine for B.C. hospital workers

Wine on the patio is the least we can do to show our gratitude, says Serendipity Winery

Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)
SD67 students will be heading back to school in a near-normal in class instruction. (File photo)
SD67 students will be heading back to school in a near-normal in class instruction. (File photo)