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The Richter Mountain wildfire as seen from Seven Stones Winery in Keremeos on Sunday morning. BCWS says the wildfire is showing less aggressive behaviour Sunday but afternoon winds could change that. (photo submitted)

UPDATE: Less aggressive behavior from blaze in Similkameen Sunday but afternoon winds could change that

BC Wildfire Services says be cautious as debris and rocks falling onto Highway 3 near wildfire

The Richter Mountain wildfire as seen from Seven Stones Winery in Keremeos on Sunday morning. BCWS says the wildfire is showing less aggressive behaviour Sunday but afternoon winds could change that. (photo submitted)
In March 2015, Coalmont resident Roland Giroux drove his car into the town’s only telephone booth with Warren Spence in it. Giroux was found guilty on July 24 in (Black Press file photo)

Man guilty of bizarre assault banned from Similkameen village for a year

Roland Giroux convicted of assault charges related to striking man in telephone booth with vehicle

In March 2015, Coalmont resident Roland Giroux drove his car into the town’s only telephone booth with Warren Spence in it. Giroux was found guilty on July 24 in (Black Press file photo)
Keremeos resident Darryl Brewer said after receiving stem cell therapy in the United States for his chronic back pain, he can lead an active pain-free lifestyle again. (Robin Grant - Review Staff)

Okanagan man says stem cell therapy changed his life

Darryl Brewer says he went from being immobile with chronic pain to leading an active lifestyle

Keremeos resident Darryl Brewer said after receiving stem cell therapy in the United States for his chronic back pain, he can lead an active pain-free lifestyle again. (Robin Grant - Review Staff)
Athletes eager to register for the next Ironman in Penticton line up on Tuesday after the announcement that the race would officially return to the city in 2020. (Robin Grant - Western News)

Athletes and volunteers ecstatic about triathlon’s return to the Okanagan

Race will take place in 2020 on Aug. 30 in Penticton

Athletes eager to register for the next Ironman in Penticton line up on Tuesday after the announcement that the race would officially return to the city in 2020. (Robin Grant - Western News)
Shaun Siebert narrowly avoided hitting cyclists on Granfondo route Sunday morning. (Twitter photo)

Driver narrowly avoids hitting Granfondo cyclists in South Okanagan on Sunday morning

“I’m just glad that everything aligned enough and no one got hurt,” said Shaun Siebert

Shaun Siebert narrowly avoided hitting cyclists on Granfondo route Sunday morning. (Twitter photo)
In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safe deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)

Thief robs South Okanagan burger restaurant with key, steals safe

Owner said he has shared security video footage all over social media

In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safe deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)
Jumping of the KVR trestle bridge will resume after RDOS voted to allow it to continue on July 4. (Photo courtesy of Bike Penticton)

Jump from this South Okanagan bridge at your own risk

RDOS board votes to continue to allow jumping off KVR Bridge in Ok Falls

Jumping of the KVR trestle bridge will resume after RDOS voted to allow it to continue on July 4. (Photo courtesy of Bike Penticton)
RCMP say they found a large amount of both cocaine and fentanyl, as well as several illegal weapons, including a taser, brass knuckles and various types of ammunition inside a Penticton residence. (file photo)

RCMP: Cocaine, fentanyl and weapons seized from Penticton residence

Two men and a woman face several charges after search of heavily fortified house

RCMP say they found a large amount of both cocaine and fentanyl, as well as several illegal weapons, including a taser, brass knuckles and various types of ammunition inside a Penticton residence. (file photo)
Emergency crews rescue a second injured biker from South Okanagan mountain

Emergency crews rescue a second injured biker from South Okanagan mountain

The 25-year-old male suffered serious injuries to his right leg

Emergency crews rescue a second injured biker from South Okanagan mountain
A wildfire is burning 20 kilometres south of Osoyoos in Washington. (Twitter photo)

BC Wildfire called in to help battle U.S. blaze near Osoyoos

BC Wildfire Service is helping with air support

A wildfire is burning 20 kilometres south of Osoyoos in Washington. (Twitter photo)
From left, Chief Keith Crow of the South Similkameen Indian Band, George Heyman, B.C. minister of the environment and climate change strategy and Catherine McKenna, minister of environment and climate change sign the memorandum of understanding on Tuesday morning at the at Nk’Mip Desert at 1000 Rancher Creek in Osoyoos. Robin Grant - Review Staff

National park reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen gets the go ahead

Proposed park will be 273 square kms in the Mt. Kobau, Spotted Lake, Kipoola areas

From left, Chief Keith Crow of the South Similkameen Indian Band, George Heyman, B.C. minister of the environment and climate change strategy and Catherine McKenna, minister of environment and climate change sign the memorandum of understanding on Tuesday morning at the at Nk’Mip Desert at 1000 Rancher Creek in Osoyoos. Robin Grant - Review Staff
A man and woman have been arrested after fleeing the scene after attempting to steal a car at a Penticton gas station. (File photo)

Police chase ends in arrest of two suspects in South Okanagan after attempted carjacking

Male suspect produced a weapon and tried to steal car at South Okanagan gas station

A man and woman have been arrested after fleeing the scene after attempting to steal a car at a Penticton gas station. (File photo)
Penticton RCMP eventually caught the man on Thursday morning who was suspected to have stolen $20,000 in tools from a business on Dartmouth Drive. (File photo)

Man steals $20,000 in tools from South Okanagan business

Police apprehended the suspect on Thursday morning

Penticton RCMP eventually caught the man on Thursday morning who was suspected to have stolen $20,000 in tools from a business on Dartmouth Drive. (File photo)
Announcement on the proposed national park will take place on July 2.

Update on South Okanagan-Similkameen national park reserve announced Tuesday

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna will join others in Osoyoos

Announcement on the proposed national park will take place on July 2.
Float Penticton launches this Friday. It will offer shuttle service to and from the Penticton River Channel. (Photo: Facebook)

New river channel shuttle service in the South Okanagan

Company launches this Friday and offers services within City of Penticton limits

Float Penticton launches this Friday. It will offer shuttle service to and from the Penticton River Channel. (Photo: Facebook)
After releasing details about affordable housing in Keremeos on Monday, B.C. Premier John Horgan said an announcement about what will replace Greyhound Canada could be soon. (Robin Grant-Western News)

B.C. premier says Greyhound replacement news could come shortly

Province is working with the private sector to find a solution, says premier

After releasing details about affordable housing in Keremeos on Monday, B.C. Premier John Horgan said an announcement about what will replace Greyhound Canada could be soon. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Carl Meadows, Acute Health Service administrator with Penticton Regional Hospital, gave a tearful and heartfelt speech about David Kampe at the Celebration of Life on Sunday afternoon. (Robin Grant-Western News)

“Our community has had its heart broken”: South Okanagan celebrates life of David Kampe

Community and families members who knew Kampe give tearful addresses

Carl Meadows, Acute Health Service administrator with Penticton Regional Hospital, gave a tearful and heartfelt speech about David Kampe at the Celebration of Life on Sunday afternoon. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Slackwater Brewing has officially opened its doors to the public in downtown Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Jason Brinkman)

Slackwater Brewing officially opens in the South Okanagan

Two level brewery features street side and rooftop patios

Slackwater Brewing has officially opened its doors to the public in downtown Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Jason Brinkman)
It looked like winter for a few hours at Apex Mountain Resort, according to resort employees. (Facebook photo)

South Okanagan mountain resort sees lengthy snowfall

Snow stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

It looked like winter for a few hours at Apex Mountain Resort, according to resort employees. (Facebook photo)
Penticton firefighters lean over a woman that they pulled out of her burning residence on May 29 in the Riva Ridge Mobile Home Park. (Kristi Patton — Western News)

Penticton woman dies after Riva Ridge Mobile Park fire in May

BC Coroners Service says investigation in progress

Penticton firefighters lean over a woman that they pulled out of her burning residence on May 29 in the Riva Ridge Mobile Home Park. (Kristi Patton — Western News)