Penticton

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)
Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan golf course celebrates 100th birthday

The club was formed after the Kettle Valley Railway suggested it would attract more tourists

Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Okanagan dragon boat racers return to Penticton for first race of 2022

The 13th annual Okanagan Super Sprints and 5th Senior Sprints took place from June 10 to 11

Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Hundreds of athletes from Okanagan Super Sprints take to Penticton’s Skaha Lake

The 13th edition of the event is hosted by the Penticton Dragonboat Festival

(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Local hero hopes for Penticton waterfront memorial bench for overdose victims

“You can come here, cry if you have to, think about friends we’ve lost,” said Gord Portman

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)

Okanagan swimmer overcomes the odds to make Canadian history

Riley Martin competes for Penticton’s KISU Swim Club

Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)
Penticton Rona has been fine $330,000 for failing to repair damaged or worn storage racks. (Google Maps)

WorkSafeBC fines Penticton Rona over $300,000

WorkSafeBC alleges Rona failed to ensure damaged storage racks be repaired

Penticton Rona has been fine $330,000 for failing to repair damaged or worn storage racks. (Google Maps)
The crowd at the 2018 Okanagan Vinyl Festival. The event runs on Sept. 22 at the Penticton Senior’s Drop-In Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Smith)

Okanagan Vinyl Festival spinning back into Penticton

The Sept. 25 festival will feature the selling of records and audio gear

The crowd at the 2018 Okanagan Vinyl Festival. The event runs on Sept. 22 at the Penticton Senior’s Drop-In Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Smith)
The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton wants owners to clean up heritage home destroyed by gas explosion

City is giving the owners until July 11 to remove the fire debris

The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
City crews and police arrive to the road wash out around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. (Facebook)

Water main break floods Penticton Avenue, repairs unlikely due to high creek levels

Repairs may not be able to be completed for a few weeks until spring streamflows dissipate

City crews and police arrive to the road wash out around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. (Facebook)
(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)
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