Penticton

(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)
(Photo - Black Press File Photo)

Hot weather statement issued for Okanagan

The warmer weather will start Saturday and run into next week

(Photo - Black Press File Photo)
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)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s emergency centre continuing to monitor Okanagan Lake water levels

The rate of the rise is still well below both 2017 and 2020 flood levels

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An e-bike bursts into flames on Thursday night behind a building on the 100 block of Ellis Street in Penticton. (Addison Palmer, Facebook)

VIDEO: E-bike goes up in flames in Penticton

Fire crews responded to the incident at around 10:30 p.m. on June 16

An e-bike bursts into flames on Thursday night behind a building on the 100 block of Ellis Street in Penticton. (Addison Palmer, Facebook)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Monitoring for flooding as Okanagan Lake exceeds full pool

City of Penticton and fire department ready to activate sandbagging or tiger dams if necessary

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, helped set a new Canadian record in the mixed 4 x 50-metre Individual Medley 20-point relay at the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer helps set Canadian relay record

Jacob Brayshaw, 19, part of mixed relay team that set new national standard at World Para finals in Europe

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, helped set a new Canadian record in the mixed 4 x 50-metre Individual Medley 20-point relay at the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Contributed)
Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard)

Across the Okanagan in 73 hours: Winners of adventure race reflect on journey

Team Bend, a squad made up of members from Oregon and Quebec, won the race

Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard)
RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March, 2021. (Facebook)

Penticton bomber facing possible 13 months jail sentence

Blair Robert Blach, 50, who has 87 previous convictions will learn his fate on a later date

RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March, 2021. (Facebook)
Penticton RCMP is seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children. (File image)

Penticton RCMP sees increase in online sex-related crimes against youth

Police are seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children

Penticton RCMP is seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children. (File image)
Steve Zed got to see a rubber boa up close on Green Mountain Road. (Facebook)

PHOTOS: Snakes slithering all over Okanagan

Sightings include rattlers, rubber boas and lots of gopher snakes

Steve Zed got to see a rubber boa up close on Green Mountain Road. (Facebook)
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