Penticton

Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for the South Okanagan due to wildfire

Environment Canada issued a new notice for the region on Wednesday

 

UBC rugby player Sol Jacques, middle with a blue scrum cap, is determined to represent Penticton wherever his career takes him. (Photo by Daniel Usher Photography)

Penticton rugby player represents Canada at International U20 tournament in Ontario

Sol Jacques is a graduate of Penticton Secondary and currently plays at UBC

 

Members of the Penticton-based KISU Swim Club in Concord, Calif. for the year-end championships for 2022. (Contributed)

Penticton swimmers shine in San Francisco at year-end championships

A total of 1,400 swimmers from across North America attended the event

Members of the Penticton-based KISU Swim Club in Concord, Calif. for the year-end championships for 2022. (Contributed)
Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)

Fire fuelling forecast for Keremeos Creek wildfire, near Penticton

The Keremeos fire near Penticton is currently 5903 hectares in size.

Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)
Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)

Fire fuelling forecast for Keremeos Creek wildfire, near Penticton

The Keremeos fire near Penticton is currently 5903 hectares in size.

Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire has been burning since July 29 (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews challenged on multiple flanks of Keremeos Creek fire

213 wildland firefighters continue to battle the blaze

The Keremeos Creek wildfire has been burning since July 29 (BC Wildfire Service)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: Peach Fest edition

Grand Parade, beloved tribute bands and return of fan-favourite performer among the headliners

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Community Ministries Director at the Salvation Army in Penticton, Alan Madsen, says the food bank will be accepting donations at the Peach Festival’s Grande Parade on Aug. 6. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

High demand, low supply: Penticton’s Salvation Army accepts donations at Peach Fest

Demand at the food bank is up 35 to 40 per cent, according to Alan Madsen

Community Ministries Director at the Salvation Army in Penticton, Alan Madsen, says the food bank will be accepting donations at the Peach Festival’s Grande Parade on Aug. 6. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
New traffic lights installed at Highway 97 and Skaha Hills Rd to improve safety. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Traffic lights installed at problematic Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The lights are at Hwy 97 and Skaha Hills Dr./Sandhill Rd.

New traffic lights installed at Highway 97 and Skaha Hills Rd to improve safety. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

UPDATE: Olalla under evacuation, Keremeos on alert due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

Fast-moving winds has over 170 properties under evacuation order as of 5 p.m.

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks take a dive for Penticton Peach Fest’s 75th birthday

Parchuters jumped 6,000 feet for the Peach City crowd landing at Okanagan Lake Park

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)
Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)

Okanagan to experience common, yet ‘dangerous’ summertime weather pattern

Chance of thunderstorms in the forecast across the region starting Thursday

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)
Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Greyback beats SkyHawks to take trophy in Penticton Peach Fest Bin race

6 peach bins raced down Main Street in the Jennifer Casey Memorial Peach Bin Races

Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks swoop in for Penticton meet-and-greet ahead of Peach Fest

The team spent the morning with the community and executed a 12,500 feet skydive

The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)