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After being forced to camp overnight next to Power Street, Okanagan visitors pack up their tent in the morning. Steve Kidd/Western News

Campers find refuge at Penticton community centre

Campers evacuated from Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

After being forced to camp overnight next to Power Street, Okanagan visitors pack up their tent in the morning. Steve Kidd/Western News
Neighbouring houses in Penticton go up in flames

Neighbouring houses in Penticton go up in flames

Two Penticton homes engulfed in fire

Neighbouring houses in Penticton go up in flames
Kaleden firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire that broke out on the side of Highway 97.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Firefighters respond to roadside brush fire

Fire next to Highway 97 being brought under control.

Kaleden firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire that broke out on the side of Highway 97.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Some of the top skateboarders in the world took over Penticton Youth Park Monday afternoon. Steve Kidd/Western News

Emerica tears up Penticton Youth Park

Pro skateboarders make summer afternoon even hotter

Some of the top skateboarders in the world took over Penticton Youth Park Monday afternoon. Steve Kidd/Western News
Annexing 300 acres of land brings Penticton’s boundaries right up to the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. (File photo)

Penticton boundary extension official

City boundaries expanded to edge of Skaha Bluffs Provincial park

Annexing 300 acres of land brings Penticton’s boundaries right up to the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. (File photo)
Audio recordings of echolocation calls indicate the tiny canyon bat is extending its range into B.C. (Photo by Maura Thoenes, iNaturalist.org)

New bat moving into B.C.

Canyon bat recorded at Skaha Bluffs near Penticton

Audio recordings of echolocation calls indicate the tiny canyon bat is extending its range into B.C. (Photo by Maura Thoenes, iNaturalist.org)
Penticton becoming hub for modular construction industry

Penticton becoming hub for modular construction industry

Demand for factory-built homes spurs business growth

Penticton becoming hub for modular construction industry
Riders participating in the Granfondo events circled through downtown Penticton before looping out to Summerland and Oliver and back. Steve Kidd/Western News

Granfondo rolls through Penticton

A nice day for a ride through the South Okanagan

Riders participating in the Granfondo events circled through downtown Penticton before looping out to Summerland and Oliver and back. Steve Kidd/Western News
Time Winery names director of winemaking

Time Winery names director of winemaking

Urban Winery preparing to open in downtown Penticton

Time Winery names director of winemaking
Meth party broken up in Penticton park

Meth party broken up in Penticton park

City pushing zero-tolerance on “unacceptable” behaviour

Meth party broken up in Penticton park
Women rescued from Skaha Lake

Women rescued from Skaha Lake

Women carried out into lake by channel current

Women rescued from Skaha Lake
Stone sculptor Pat Field has taken on the presidency of the Okanagan School of the Arts and the Shatford Centre. Western News file photo

Revisioning the Okanagan School of the Arts

New president takes over Penticton arts organization

Stone sculptor Pat Field has taken on the presidency of the Okanagan School of the Arts and the Shatford Centre. Western News file photo
B.C. woman and dog chased by aggressive deer

B.C. woman and dog chased by aggressive deer

After two scares with protective does, Penticton woman afraid to go out for a walk

B.C. woman and dog chased by aggressive deer
Penticton firefighters were called to the Cannery Trade Centre at about 1 a.m. Monday for a fire. Submitted photo

Penticton Fire Department called out for early morning fire at the Cannery Trade Centre

Fire at the heritage building was contained by firefighters

Penticton firefighters were called to the Cannery Trade Centre at about 1 a.m. Monday for a fire. Submitted photo
Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation and Levi Bent of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band did a joint presentation in Nsylixcn at the Syilx Language House’s celebration of their third year. Steve Kidd/Western News

Sylix Language House celebrates third year

Students fighting to save critically endangered language

Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation and Levi Bent of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band did a joint presentation in Nsylixcn at the Syilx Language House’s celebration of their third year. Steve Kidd/Western News
Local Elvis tribute artist Ralph “Relvis” Ramsay gives a keepsake to an adoring fan during a performance at the 2017 Elvis Festival. Western News file photo

Elvis lives again in Penticton

Elvis Festival back this weekend for 17th year

Local Elvis tribute artist Ralph “Relvis” Ramsay gives a keepsake to an adoring fan during a performance at the 2017 Elvis Festival. Western News file photo
Five-year-old Corey Richet gets a moustache tattoo courtesy of Jimmy Slimz at the Discovery House Fathers’ Day event. Steve Kidd/Western News

Fathers’ Day in the sun

Discovery House event draws a crowd to Penticton’s Skaha Lake Park

Five-year-old Corey Richet gets a moustache tattoo courtesy of Jimmy Slimz at the Discovery House Fathers’ Day event. Steve Kidd/Western News
Photo courtesy Penticton Penguins

Former Penticton Vee recovering in hospital

Pittsburgh Penguin prospect expected to make full recovery

Photo courtesy Penticton Penguins
Furries, cosplayers, comic fans and everyone are welcome to the Penti-Con this weekend, Penticton’s pop culture festival. Western News file photo
Furries, cosplayers, comic fans and everyone are welcome to the Penti-Con this weekend, Penticton’s pop culture festival. Western News file photo
As in many areas, there was a strong anti-immigration sentiment in the South Okanagan in the 1920s, reflected in these ads from the era. Courtesy Penticton Museum.

Penticton Art Gallery explores racism

International call for artists to contribute

As in many areas, there was a strong anti-immigration sentiment in the South Okanagan in the 1920s, reflected in these ads from the era. Courtesy Penticton Museum.
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