Kristi Patton

First two Snowbirds arrive at Penticton Regional Airport late Monday morning. The remainder of the planes were due in later in the afternoon. Mark Brett/Western News

Canadian Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to South Okanagan

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

First two Snowbirds arrive at Penticton Regional Airport late Monday morning. The remainder of the planes were due in later in the afternoon. Mark Brett/Western News
RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton, B.C., on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton, B.C., on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening. It is believed he was kayaking on Okanagan Lake near Sunoka Beach. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Missing South Okanagan kayaker last seen on Okanagan Lake

Penticton RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing kayaker

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening. It is believed he was kayaking on Okanagan Lake near Sunoka Beach. (Photo submitted by RCMP)
Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

South Okanagan RCMP seize firearms from residence

Penticton RCMP blocked access to a cul de sac off Pineview Road on Tuesday

Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)

10th year for South Okanagan Cherry Pit Contest

The event is a fun-filled way to celebrate the local harvest

Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)
Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)

Boy’s best friend gets help from South Okanagan community

Community rallies around dog that needed surgery for two broken legs

Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Dump truck lifts power lines causing fire near South Okanagan school

Emergency responders dealt with two incidents at the same time near KVR Middle School

Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.

Wildfire crews working small blaze in South Okanagan

BC Wildfire said a fire north east of Oliver was ignited on Sunday night

BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.
Thie view from Campbell Mountain looking over Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Image courtesy of miller_bobbi/Instagram)

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen region

Environment Canada is forecasting a chance of showers with a risk of thunderstorms for the region

Thie view from Campbell Mountain looking over Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Image courtesy of miller_bobbi/Instagram)
Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. It is believed the City of Penticton will announce next week the return of an Ironman event to the city for 2020. (Western News file photo)

‘Major sporting event’ to be announced in the South Okanagan

The City of Penticton is inviting the community to join them for an announcement

Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. It is believed the City of Penticton will announce next week the return of an Ironman event to the city for 2020. (Western News file photo)
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Alleged South Okanagan rest stop robber arrested

Arrests made after couple allegedly robbed while sleeping in U-Haul at a rest stop

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RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager (right) with Const. James Grandy at a press conference recently. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan RCMP detachment busiest in B.C.

Penticton RCMP officers are dealing with the highest criminal case burden in the province

RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager (right) with Const. James Grandy at a press conference recently. (Western News file photo)
South Okanagan Flames player Carson Shortreed fends off a Vernon Tigers player in their semi-final playoff series game on Wednesday in Oliver. The Flames defeated the Tigers 10-8 to move on to the league finals. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Flames burn Vernon Tigers to clinch lacrosse semi-final series

The South Okanagan Flames will be playing in the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League finals

South Okanagan Flames player Carson Shortreed fends off a Vernon Tigers player in their semi-final playoff series game on Wednesday in Oliver. The Flames defeated the Tigers 10-8 to move on to the league finals. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?

Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?

Ironman Triathlon has teased some news will be coming Tuesday

Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?
In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safety deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)

Fundraiser fro stolen tips not needed says South Okanagan business owner

A thief made off with cash and Burger55 employee tips earlier this week

In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safety deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)
The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)

South Okanagan library being sued for almost $20K

Penticton man suing after backpack allegedly stolen

The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)
Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge, the original members of the Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies. (Contributed)

Video: Crash Test Dummies hate bananas, love Okanagan peaches

Crash Test Dummies singer Ellen Reid sends a message to Peach Festival attendees

Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge, the original members of the Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies. (Contributed)
Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone

Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone

Jeff Pelly was sentenced for two dangerous driving incidents

Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone
Chef Victor Bongo’s Dinner in White takes place at the Bongo Bistro at Serendipity Winery on July 13 in Naramata. (Photo courtesy of Kenn Tam)

Foodies unite for Chef Bongo’s South Okanagan Dinner In White

Top Canadian chef to host special event in Naramata

Chef Victor Bongo’s Dinner in White takes place at the Bongo Bistro at Serendipity Winery on July 13 in Naramata. (Photo courtesy of Kenn Tam)
Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Two planes from the Commemorative Air Force are in Penticton this week for rides and tours

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton