Penticton

Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)

Vaccine drop-in clinics extended at Penticton, Summerland farmers’ markets

The COVID-19 immunization clinics will be at the markets for August

Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)
Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Thomas Creek wildfire jumps guard, heads into Christie Mountain burn scar

The fire is moving further north into area burned in 2020

Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Pathways

Penticton councillor wants Interior Health to return Pathways funding

Coun. James Miller’s letter will be debated at the next council meeting

Pathways
Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

No mail deliveries for Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver due to poor air quality

Canada Post prompted a red service alert on Wednesday, July 28

Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.
The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Granfondo, Ironman events

The large events are important for Penticton’s economic recovery, mayor says

The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)
This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)

Penticton bylaw looks to province to cleanup homeless encampments along Highway 97

Currently, city taxpayers pick up the tab for enforcement and clean up

This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)
The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)

South Okanagan to reduce oil waste

The BC Used Oil Management Association gave the district two additional recycling containers

The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)
Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Minimal growth in Thomas Creek wildfire, forecasted wind poses risk

The blaze remains at an estimated 6,558 hectares

Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)

Penticton Market opens in August

The market will be concentrated in the 200 block of Main Street

The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)
Debbie Ramsay in the middle with some volunteers at a one day fundraiser at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday to help two families left homeless from the Maples townhouse fire June 29. (Facebook)

Fundraiser for Penticton townhouse fire victims a big success

Debbie Ramsay was at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday with hot dogs and prize tickets

Debbie Ramsay in the middle with some volunteers at a one day fundraiser at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday to help two families left homeless from the Maples townhouse fire June 29. (Facebook)
Help keep our forests alive by letting float planes land on the water (Black Press File Photo)

Boaters asked to avoid BC Wildfire planes on Skaha Lake

The planes are working to fight the Thomas Creek wildfire

Help keep our forests alive by letting float planes land on the water (Black Press File Photo)
Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Teen who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard in Kelowna avoids jail time

Woman to spend 24 months in rehabilitative program

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A plaque is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

Penticton mayor expresses grief over children buried at Kamloops residential school

215 children were discovered buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A plaque is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
Damage from mud bogging has been observed on Penticton Indian Band land around three kilometres south of Summerland’s Trout Creek trestle. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Mud bogging damages Penticton Indian Band land

Band has had ongoing problems with destructive activities on its lands

Damage from mud bogging has been observed on Penticton Indian Band land around three kilometres south of Summerland’s Trout Creek trestle. (Contributed)
The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton ready to sue province over homeless shelter

City council voted unanimously to authorize legal action

The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)
The Victory Church shelter has been a source of contention between city council and the provincial government minister of housing David Eby. (Jesse Day)

Penticton council calls on Union of B.C. Municipalities to support them in fight against province

Mayor John Vassilaki sent a letter asking for UBCM’s support over the Victory Church shelter

The Victory Church shelter has been a source of contention between city council and the provincial government minister of housing David Eby. (Jesse Day)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)