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Mounties urge Penticton residents to ensure house numbers can be seen from street

‘If you cannot quickly locate your house number, chances are neither can we’

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Luke Noort, 3, and many other kids get ready at the start line of the 2022 Piccolofondo kids’ race down Lakeshore Drive Saturday, July 9. (contributed)

Updated with Photos: Young cyclists race Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive

Saturday’s Piccolofondo was the prelude to the Okanagan Granfondo Sunday, July 10

Luke Noort, 3, and many other kids get ready at the start line of the 2022 Piccolofondo kids’ race down Lakeshore Drive Saturday, July 9. (contributed)
This is all that is left of the 110-year-old Warren House at 434 Lakeshore Drive. The owners have been ordered to clean up the fire debris that was left behind after a gas explosion in March. (City of Penticton photo

Burned out Penticton heritage home to be cleaned up this summer

A demolition permit has been issued for 434 Lakeshore Drive

This is all that is left of the 110-year-old Warren House at 434 Lakeshore Drive. The owners have been ordered to clean up the fire debris that was left behind after a gas explosion in March. (City of Penticton photo
Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)

Okanagan’s only Ribfest this summer sees huge crowds in Penticton

Food will be served up out of five trucks until Sunday night

Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scottish Festival brings Highland games and dancing to Penticton

The one-day event took place at King’s Park, starting at 8 a.m.

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Okanagan Granfondo has sold out with a record 3,000 cyclists registering for the July 10 event through South Okanagan. (File photo)

From Penticton to Oliver: Okanagan Granfondo bike ride returns next week

The event will close several roads across the South Okanagan on July 10

The Okanagan Granfondo has sold out with a record 3,000 cyclists registering for the July 10 event through South Okanagan. (File photo)
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PHOTOS: Fireworks return to Penticton for Canada’s 155th birthday

More than $25,000 was raised by the Lakeside Resort to make the event a reality

(Photo- Drew Ashton)
A rainbow crosswalk in Peachland. (Contributed)

Local groups look to paint rainbow crosswalk in Penticton

The Downtown Penticton Association will request council’s approval on July 5

A rainbow crosswalk in Peachland. (Contributed)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers goalie Derek Pereboom goes to retrieve a loose ball created by teammates Tayber McLean (left) and Thomas Pain knocking the ball from Nolan Virgo of the Kamloops Venom during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Saturday, June 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kamloops Venom double Vernon Tigers

TOJLL: Venom win 12th straight; Tigers finish fourth; South OK Flames eliminate Armstrong Shamrocks

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers goalie Derek Pereboom goes to retrieve a loose ball created by teammates Tayber McLean (left) and Thomas Pain knocking the ball from Nolan Virgo of the Kamloops Venom during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Saturday, June 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.

Peach City Beach Cruise rolls into Penticton to celebrate 20th anniversary

A total of 737 cars registered to take part in the event’s return to the community

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.
Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Elvis enthusiasts flock to the Okanagan for return of beloved festival

Tribute performers from around the world will take the stage until Sunday night

Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)

Dream comes true for local hero as Penticton’s Memorial Bench becomes reality

Gord Portman presented an $8,000 cheque to city council for lakefront bench construction

Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)
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Hot weather statement issued for Okanagan

The warmer weather will start Saturday and run into next week

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Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (File photo)

Country music icons ready to rock Penticton this November

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (File photo)
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)