Steve Kidd

Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s

Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s

Anti-vaxxer movement has long history

Arthur Conan Doyle spoke against anti-vaxxers in 1880s
Water, mud and debris pushed passed a retaining fence into this home’s driveway. Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the ares. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Mudslide prompts evacuation of Vernon homes

Six homes were evacuated Saturday as a precautionary measure

Water, mud and debris pushed passed a retaining fence into this home’s driveway. Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the ares. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Emergency personnel were at the scene of an incident in Rayeigh, where a horse and rider were struck by a train on Jan. 12. (Nathan Ritchie photo)

Horse killed, rider injured when struck by train during snowstorm

Horse and rider were riding near Kamloops during snowstorm

Emergency personnel were at the scene of an incident in Rayeigh, where a horse and rider were struck by a train on Jan. 12. (Nathan Ritchie photo)
Fire forces parents and children from their homes

Fire forces parents and children from their homes

A total of 12 people were displaced by damage from fire

Fire forces parents and children from their homes
A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)

Nine-year-old Penticton boy faces return of lung tumours

After a year free of cancer, Wills is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital

A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)
The RCMP are investigating allegations a Kelowna officer was sending graphically sexual text messages to an assualt victim in a case he was investigating. (File photo)

Kelowna RCMP officer suspended after allegedly sexting assault victim

RCMP confirm investigation but hold back details

The RCMP are investigating allegations a Kelowna officer was sending graphically sexual text messages to an assualt victim in a case he was investigating. (File photo)
Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant

Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant

Envirogreen soil processing plant rocked by blast

Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant
Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)

Wine experts featured at Okanagan College Penticton

Speaker series brings wine discussions back to Penticton campus

Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)
A new study concludes cat owners are no crazier than anyone else. (Stock photo)

Cat ladies not so crazy, U.S. study says

Study finds no link between owning cats and depression

A new study concludes cat owners are no crazier than anyone else. (Stock photo)
Princeton community rallies together to search for lost Abbotsford dog
Princeton community rallies together to search for lost Abbotsford dog
Nestled in a deep bowl, the dark area around the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is a great spot for observing the Perseid meteor shower at their annual event on Aug. 12. (Steve Kidd - Black Press Media)

Perseid meteors return for August show

Observatory hosting annual meteor watching event

Nestled in a deep bowl, the dark area around the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is a great spot for observing the Perseid meteor shower at their annual event on Aug. 12. (Steve Kidd - Black Press Media)
The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)

Crews fight wildfire along Sea-to-Sky Highway

A cause has not been determined, although a downed power line is suspected

The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)

South Okanagan sneaks into Wikileaks

Penticton a sour note in 1978 Trudeau tour

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)
RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

Schools, community centres wait behind closed doors during Penticton shootings

Safety procedures functioned smoothly during fatal shooting

RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)
Penticton mayor speaks out after shootings

Penticton mayor speaks out after shootings

Vassilaki reassures troubled city

Penticton mayor speaks out after shootings
The first-ever image of a black hole surrounded by a halo of bright gas, was released on April 10. It’s in a galaxy 55 million light years away from Earth. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)

Okanagan astronomer talks about the importance of first-ever black hole image

Eight observatories worked together for breakthrough

The first-ever image of a black hole surrounded by a halo of bright gas, was released on April 10. It’s in a galaxy 55 million light years away from Earth. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
Houdini, the resident Great Horned Owl at the South Okanagan Raptor Rehab Centre near Oliver, looks around at the crowd.. The B.C. SPCA is hoping to set up their own rehab centre to help a wider range of animals in the Central Okanagan. (Steve Kidd – Black Press)

BC SPCA looking at Okanagan for wildlife rehab centre

Community support is needed to get the project going

Houdini, the resident Great Horned Owl at the South Okanagan Raptor Rehab Centre near Oliver, looks around at the crowd.. The B.C. SPCA is hoping to set up their own rehab centre to help a wider range of animals in the Central Okanagan. (Steve Kidd – Black Press)
An HNZ Topflight (former Canadian) helicopter over a region of the Similkameen. (Western News file photo)

B.C. premier wants to move quickly on national park

John Horgan support’s ‘community’s drive to have a national park.’

An HNZ Topflight (former Canadian) helicopter over a region of the Similkameen. (Western News file photo)
Penticton RCMP seized a quantity of drugs, paraphernalia and weapons in a raid on a Penticton home Thursday. (RCMP)

Penticton RCMP shut down drug traffickers

Drugs, guns and a stolen motorcycle seized in bust

Penticton RCMP seized a quantity of drugs, paraphernalia and weapons in a raid on a Penticton home Thursday. (RCMP)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)