Penticton

The Penticton Vees outshot the Merritt Centennials 52-22 on route to an 8-0 win on Friday night at the South Okanagan Event Centre. (Penticton Vees image)

Penticton Vees win again, cruise to 8-0 victory in return to home ice

Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane made 22 saves to record his 7th career BCHL shutout

 

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)

Documentary to be filmed at Penticton Museum’s next Brown Bag Lecture

The medium-sized film will take a look at Penticton’s Lake-to-Lake bike route project

 

Owen Simpson, 18, was traded to the Penticton Vees on Thursday after suiting up in 18 games for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in 2021-2022. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees complete three-team trade, acquire Owen Simpson from Coquitlam

Penticton parted ways with defenseman Luke Vardy to complete the deal

 

The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)

Brewery in Oliver breaking barriers, releasing new experimental beer

The brewery’s new beverage will be available on tap and by bottle

The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)
The RDOS announced on Monday that they are seeking community feedback on a landscape plan for the Similkameen Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)

RDOS seeking community input on new design for Similkameen Rec Centre

The Keremeos rec centre is set to receive a new ‘sustainable’ landscape plan

The RDOS announced on Monday that they are seeking community feedback on a landscape plan for the Similkameen Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)
After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)

Meadowlark Nature Festival returning to the South Okanagan May 2022

The festival has been on hiatus since 2019

After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Get into the holiday spirit with the Santa Rec Run in Penticton Saturday

Businesses are encouraged to decorate the race course before the fundraising event

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)
The indie film Invasions had a scene shot at the iconic Peach in Penticton on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The indie film Invasions had a scene shot at the iconic Peach in Penticton on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
In the photo above (left to right) are Tyler Chick, board chair of the OSNS Legacy Foundation; Nicole MacMillan and Jillian Dhaliwal of the Stawarz Family, local owner/operators of the Tim Hortons South Okanagan; and Megan Windeler, philanthropy associate for the OSNS Legacy Foundation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Owners of Tim Hortons South Okanagan make historic pledge to Penticton’s OSNS Legacy Foundation

The OSNS Share a Smile Telethon is this Sunday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In the photo above (left to right) are Tyler Chick, board chair of the OSNS Legacy Foundation; Nicole MacMillan and Jillian Dhaliwal of the Stawarz Family, local owner/operators of the Tim Hortons South Okanagan; and Megan Windeler, philanthropy associate for the OSNS Legacy Foundation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
The Penticton Vees and Merritt Centennials were supposed to play on Nov. 17, before the floods and highway closures postponed the affair. (Phil McLachlan - Penticton Western)

Penticton and Merritt will play make-up game Friday, Nov. 26

The original game was cancelled when Merritt was evacuated due to floods

The Penticton Vees and Merritt Centennials were supposed to play on Nov. 17, before the floods and highway closures postponed the affair. (Phil McLachlan - Penticton Western)
The Vess returned to the ice on Sunday, cruising to a 7-1 win against the Cranbrook Bucks on the road. (Trevor Crawley photo)

Penticton Vees return to the ice after a week of postponements across BCHL

The Vees kicked off their road trip on the right note in Cranbrook on Sunday

The Vess returned to the ice on Sunday, cruising to a 7-1 win against the Cranbrook Bucks on the road. (Trevor Crawley photo)
Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)

‘Shocked by the level destruction’: Rescuers in Princeton recap the week it was

Emergency response is now over, time for recovery effort: SAR manager

Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)
Grocery store shelves are bare in the Okanagan as supply routes have been shut off from the rainfall and landslides that closed the Coquihalla and every other route to the rest of Canada. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

City of Penticton invites residents to help draft food security plan

Public feedback will be accepted until Nov. 30

Grocery store shelves are bare in the Okanagan as supply routes have been shut off from the rainfall and landslides that closed the Coquihalla and every other route to the rest of Canada. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton provides direction on how you can donate to flood victims

JCI Penticton and local businesses are drop-off centres, Red Cross taking funds

The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Penticton Vees in the jerseys of the Penticton Knights, will not hit the ice on Friday against Chilliwack. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BCHL postpones 8 games, including Penticton Vees Friday game

The floods and highway closures have caused games to be postponed

The Penticton Vees in the jerseys of the Penticton Knights, will not hit the ice on Friday against Chilliwack. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Grandmothers for Africa, a Penticton-based group, celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations in 2021. (Photo by Rita Taenzer)

‘How can we not do something’: Grandmothers for Africa celebrates 15 years

The South Okanagan chapter has raised over $200 million for Africa since 2006

Grandmothers for Africa, a Penticton-based group, celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations in 2021. (Photo by Rita Taenzer)
Garry and Mary Altwasser found out that they won $50,000 at 3 a.m.

Penticton couple found they won $50,000 at 3 a.m.

The winning ticket was from a September 4 Lotto 6/49 draw

Garry and Mary Altwasser found out that they won $50,000 at 3 a.m.
Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton Nov. 15. Extreme weather events such as the summer heat dome, wildfires and flooding are being worsened by climate change. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)

Penticton gives green light to climate plan

The plan has a goal of cutting emissions to zero by 2050

Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton Nov. 15. Extreme weather events such as the summer heat dome, wildfires and flooding are being worsened by climate change. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers coming to Penticton to celebrate 45 years of rock

The blues-based rockers have sold over 15 million records since 1976

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society are in collaboration with TIME Family of Wines for the TIME to Give fundraiser this holiday season in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Share the Spirit and help South Okanagan Women in Need Society

The collaboration holiday fundraiser takes place at Time Winery Sunday, Nov. 21

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society are in collaboration with TIME Family of Wines for the TIME to Give fundraiser this holiday season in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)