Penticton

Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)

More than $175k donated to 20 charities across B.C.’s Interior

Valley First recently made a record-setting investment in the community

Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)
Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)

Injured climber rescued at popular Penticton climbing spot

The climber was taken to hospital after a fall at Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)
Five Penticton doctors who trained together for the Peach Classic triathlon celebrate at the finish line last Sunday. (Contributed)

Penticton doctor enters 1st ever triathlon and wins

Dr. Rebecca Psutka won the female sprint division of Peach Classic

Five Penticton doctors who trained together for the Peach Classic triathlon celebrate at the finish line last Sunday. (Contributed)
man in handcuffs file photo

Public help arrest man with hammer threatening people in Penticton

The 32-year-old had caused a disturbance in a grocery store

man in handcuffs file photo
Rider returns on loop of Lakeshore.

PHOTO GALLERY: Perfect conditions for Peach Classic triathlon

Over 265 triathletes participated in the Penticton race

Rider returns on loop of Lakeshore.
Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)

Okanagan man collecting cans in support of building wheelchair-accessible trails

Bob Richards is on a mission to make Okanagan trails accessible for all

Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)
Don Levers’ Ogopogo: And the Mysterious Stranger is set to be released on July 22. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing Group)

Ogopogo returns 37 years later to swim on pages of children’s book sequel

Don Levers’ 1985 classic about Ogopogo sold more than 30,000 copies

Don Levers’ Ogopogo: And the Mysterious Stranger is set to be released on July 22. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing Group)
Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Isaac Boehmer (Photo- Jon Hair/Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Penticton’s Isaac Boehmer makes MLS debut with Vancouver Whitecaps

The 20-year-old goalkeeper was among the substitutes in Vancouver’s 2-2 draw against Cincinnati

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Isaac Boehmer (Photo- Jon Hair/Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)

Leafs broadcaster guest speaker at Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony in Penticton

Induction ceremony will be held at South Okanagan Events Centre July 22

Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)
The 6th annual Reel Peach Festival will showcase local filmmakers’ short stories and adventures at Okanagan Lake Park from Aug. 3 to 7. (Photo- Reel Peach Festival Video)

VIDEO: $1k on the line for Okanagan filmmakers at Penticton’s Reel Peach Festival

The 6th annual Reel Peach Festival runs from Aug. 3 to 7 at Okanagan Lake Park

The 6th annual Reel Peach Festival will showcase local filmmakers’ short stories and adventures at Okanagan Lake Park from Aug. 3 to 7. (Photo- Reel Peach Festival Video)
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Prohibited and impaired driver involved in serious collision in Okanagan Falls

A passenger suffered serious injuries when the driver ran a stop sign July 10

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On July 5, a loyal climber at Skaha Bluffs in Penticton fell 30 to 40 feet causing life-altering injuries. His brother has started a GoFundMe to help him in his long recovery. (Submitted)

Penticton climber who fell 30 feet facing life-altering injuries

The victim’s brother has set up a GoFundMe for the long-challenging road ahead

On July 5, a loyal climber at Skaha Bluffs in Penticton fell 30 to 40 feet causing life-altering injuries. His brother has started a GoFundMe to help him in his long recovery. (Submitted)
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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)
(Photo- Drew Ashton)

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)
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