Kristi Patton

Traffic was backed up for long distances along Highway 97 after a fatal motorcycle incident north of Penticton on June 25. (Western News file photo)

Weather may have been factor in fatal South Okanagan motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist lost control just north of Penticton on Highway 97 and crossed the centre line

Traffic was backed up for long distances along Highway 97 after a fatal motorcycle incident north of Penticton on June 25. (Western News file photo)
Volunteers with the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project on their first cherry pick of the season. The group is looking for more volunteers to help provide fresh fruit to local charities. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Fruit Tree Project in need of extra hands

Volunteers to pick, sort and/or deliver fruit to Okanagan charities

Volunteers with the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project on their first cherry pick of the season. The group is looking for more volunteers to help provide fresh fruit to local charities. (Submitted photo)
Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President’s Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association. (Submitted photo)

Former Okanagan publisher and professor posthumously recognized

Penticton Indian Band’s Theytus Book’s publisher honoured

Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President’s Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association. (Submitted photo)
A beautiful Penticton sunset captured on Okanagan Lake. (Photo courtesy of Fabulous_Fotoes/Instagram)

Risk of thunderstorms for much of the Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen region

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

A beautiful Penticton sunset captured on Okanagan Lake. (Photo courtesy of Fabulous_Fotoes/Instagram)
David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)

South Okanagan man sentenced for flashing teen in public park

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was sentenced at the Penticton provincial courthouse

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)
Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft

Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft

The boat was eventually found on the shoreline in the Munson Mountain

Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft
Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan

Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan

Motorcyclist was killed in 2018 near Oliver

Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan
The old Ogopogo Motel on Riverside is up for sale again with a $6-million price tag that includes a plan to redevelop the property. (Google Maps image)

Another motel and RV park up for sale in the South Okanagan

Forward-thinking motel property owners have created a potential redevelopment plan to accompany…

The old Ogopogo Motel on Riverside is up for sale again with a $6-million price tag that includes a plan to redevelop the property. (Google Maps image)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

Still months of investigation left into South Okanagan murders

Penticton came to a standstill on April 15, when John Brittain allegedly shot and killed four people

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart
Sandy Steck Photography

Holi: Festival of Colours celebrated in the South Okanagan

Kismet Estate Winery, in Oliver, celebrated Holi with their guests last weekend

Sandy Steck Photography
Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen charged with two counts of assault, an aggravated assault charge and a sexual assault charge related to the incidents that took place at a beach fire on Okanagan Lake on May 3. (Facebook photo)

Man accused of assault at South Okanagan beach gets bail

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was granted bail at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen charged with two counts of assault, an aggravated assault charge and a sexual assault charge related to the incidents that took place at a beach fire on Okanagan Lake on May 3. (Facebook photo)
Environment Canada is calling for a chance of rain today across the Okanagan. (Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)

Chance of showers and thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Mostly cloudy day for the Okanagan-Shuswap and Similkameen regions

Environment Canada is calling for a chance of rain today across the Okanagan. (Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)
Jehovah Witness convention brings thousands of visitors to South Okanagan

Jehovah Witness convention brings thousands of visitors to South Okanagan

Convention anticipates 3,500 visitors to Penticton

Jehovah Witness convention brings thousands of visitors to South Okanagan
Update: Alleged South Okanagan car-jacker threatened driver with bear spray

Update: Alleged South Okanagan car-jacker threatened driver with bear spray

Elementary school was put under a hold and secure by RCMP

Update: Alleged South Okanagan car-jacker threatened driver with bear spray
South Okanagan Flames lacrosse player Zander Torres (right) tries to out-maneuver a Vernon Tigers player during game action on Monday night at Memorial Arena. The Flames won the game 12-7 and next play on June 21 at home. (Photo courtesy of Cherie Morgan Photography)

South Okanagan Flames clinch home advantage for lacrosse playoffs

The South Okanagan Flames defeated the Vernon Tigers

South Okanagan Flames lacrosse player Zander Torres (right) tries to out-maneuver a Vernon Tigers player during game action on Monday night at Memorial Arena. The Flames won the game 12-7 and next play on June 21 at home. (Photo courtesy of Cherie Morgan Photography)
A small wildfire has been reported to BC Wildfire, west of Penticton. (BC Wildfire map)

UPDATE: BC Wildfire crew spotted small wildfire in the South Okanagan

BC Wildfire has listed a new blaze, west of Penticton

A small wildfire has been reported to BC Wildfire, west of Penticton. (BC Wildfire map)
Video surveillance in a Penticton pizza shop caught the suspect in a robbery that took place on June 14. (Submitted)

Knife-wielding man robs South Okanagan pizza shop

RCMP are looking for the suspect who was wearing a ski mask

Video surveillance in a Penticton pizza shop caught the suspect in a robbery that took place on June 14. (Submitted)
The trio of Rascal Flatts have extended their tour and will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 30. (Photo courtesy of RascalFlatts.com)

Rascal Flatts extend summer tour to the South Okanagan

Rascal Flatts create a Forever Summer Playlist tour extending it into the fall

The trio of Rascal Flatts have extended their tour and will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 30. (Photo courtesy of RascalFlatts.com)
A co-ordinated effort by RCMP on Monday resulted in the arrest of two Kelowna men on Highway 3. The men were suspected of driving in a stolen vehicle and made attempts to evade police before two spike belts deflated the tires of the truck. (RCMP supplied photo)

RCMP spike belts help nab alleged Okanagan car thieves

RCMP arrested two Kelowna men who attempted to evade two spike belts

A co-ordinated effort by RCMP on Monday resulted in the arrest of two Kelowna men on Highway 3. The men were suspected of driving in a stolen vehicle and made attempts to evade police before two spike belts deflated the tires of the truck. (RCMP supplied photo)
The Penticton’s courthouse where a Abbotsford man was sentenced on a number of charges, including dangerous driving in Vernon and Keremeos. (Black Press file photo)

Dangerous driving in Keremeos and Vernon nets jail time

Gary Patrick Richard will serve 73 days in jail for dangerous driving and other offences

The Penticton’s courthouse where a Abbotsford man was sentenced on a number of charges, including dangerous driving in Vernon and Keremeos. (Black Press file photo)