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(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Canada’s lakes

Your morning start for Monday, June 6

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
South Okanagan Flames forward Keegan Allen (19) watches his over-the-shoulder shot surprise Vernon Tigers netminder Derek Pereboom in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, June 4, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

South Okanagan Flames extinguish Vernon Tigers

Visiting Flames roll to 16-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League win in Vernon Saturday, June 4

South Okanagan Flames forward Keegan Allen (19) watches his over-the-shoulder shot surprise Vernon Tigers netminder Derek Pereboom in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, June 4, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Saving lives and the environment

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)

‘Across the Okanagan’: World’s biggest adventure race comes to Canada for the first time

The non-stop five-to-seven-day race starts in Kelowna and ends in Penticton

Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)
Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)

No rain this June means the Okanagan is ‘in trouble’

It could be a ‘concerning’ wildfire season if June sees lack of precipitation, says Doug Lundquist

Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Spirit of Syilx Unity Run

From Kamloops to Penticton: three-day run between residential schools

Raising awareness about violence and suicide in Okanagan Nation Alliance

Spirit of Syilx Unity Run
An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.

Toddler who fell in lake saved by off-duty Penticton Mountie

The child was having trouble staying afloat in the cold water

An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood risk increases considerably in South Okanagan

‘Prepare now for spring freshet and potential flooding,’ a local public notice says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Families filled the South Okanagan Event Centre May 27-29, 2022 for Jurassic Quest (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Roaring crowds for animatronic dinos at Penticton’s Jurassic Quest

Kids were able to enjoy bounce houses, ride dinosaurs, and meet a baby dino

  • May 30, 2022
Families filled the South Okanagan Event Centre May 27-29, 2022 for Jurassic Quest (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer to make World Para Championships debut

Jacob Brayshaw will compete in one individual event and possibly a pair of relays June 12-18 in Portugal

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)
Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Tourists flock to the Okanagan for Skaha Bluffs Climbing Festival

The two-day event features rock climbing clinics and competitions

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Fire in the Shuswap and pups in Kelowna

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Vancouver-based musician Shawn Austin will be at South Okanagan Events Centre on June 3 for a tour headlined by country-music staple Dallas Smith. (Photo- Penelope PR)

Performing in the Okanagan will be ‘extra special’ for Canadian country music star

Shawn Austin is featured on Dallas Smith’s Some Things Never Change Tour nationwide

Vancouver-based musician Shawn Austin will be at South Okanagan Events Centre on June 3 for a tour headlined by country-music staple Dallas Smith. (Photo- Penelope PR)
(Black Press file photo)

$300 million expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital officially complete

The project includes a new hospital pharmacy and 480-stall parkade, says the B.C. government

(Black Press file photo)
Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Sentencing delayed for chainsaw wielding Penticton man

Robert Austin Teal was arrested after barricading himself in the Trout Creek gas station store

Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP are looking for four individuals who damaged Penticton Secondary School computer network equipment while climbing onto the school’s roof. (Penticton RCMP)

RCMP looking for help after 4 climb and damage Penticton Secondary School

The four individuals damaged the district’s network equipment

Penticton RCMP are looking for four individuals who damaged Penticton Secondary School computer network equipment while climbing onto the school’s roof. (Penticton RCMP)
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
Penticton resident Barb Jensen signed copies of her new book on Tuesday, May 24, a story first published in March. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton senior shares story of grief and understanding in new book

Alzheimer’s Wife was published in March

Penticton resident Barb Jensen signed copies of her new book on Tuesday, May 24, a story first published in March. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

Penticton man drives into oncoming traffic while fleeing police

The man has been charged by RCMP and is due in court at a later date

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Spring gatherings bring pie-eating grins

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)