Brennan Phillips

Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)

Penticton race director throws hat into city council ring

Steven Brown will run with a focus on small business

Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees head into final weekend tied for first in league

The Vees have two games to take the top spot

Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)

Two Summerland businesses closed due to COVID-19

The businesses are listed on the Interior Health website

Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)
Summerland’s positive test rate is much higher than surrounding local health areas, according to internal BC CDC documents. (BC CDC)

Summerland 3rd behind Surrey, Abbotsford in daily per capita COVID-19 cases

Interior Health is rolling out additional vaccine availability to the community

Summerland’s positive test rate is much higher than surrounding local health areas, according to internal BC CDC documents. (BC CDC)
An unused fruit stand at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)

Abandoned South Okanagan fruit stand fire considered suspicious

The timing of the midnight fire is one reason the fire is suspicious

An unused fruit stand at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)
Similkameen Elementary Secondary School (google maps)

More potential exposures dates added to Keremeos school by Interior Health

The entire school week from April 26 to 30 now had a potential exposure

Similkameen Elementary Secondary School (google maps)
Weekly cases for the South Okanagan rose over April 25 to May 1, particularly in Summerland, according the map from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases more than double in Summerland

Summerland currently has the highest per capita daily case rate

Weekly cases for the South Okanagan rose over April 25 to May 1, particularly in Summerland, according the map from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BC CDC)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

South Okanagan RCMP launch search after pellet gun allegedly fired near woman

A witness overheard what sounded like an air gun being discharged and something hit the water

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
File

Violent crime up by 233% in Keremeos over first three months of 2021

An increase in assaults led the spike in crimes

File
Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)
James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, is running for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)

James Miller announces bid for Penticton council

Managing editor at the Penticton Herald would keep his position if elected

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, is running for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)
Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)
Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)

Oliver couple’s cigarette butt recycling program off to great start

The cigarette butts are broken down and turned into industrial plastics

Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Fire Dept., RCMP and paramedics were on scene at Okanagan Lake Friday (April 30) after a boat quickly sank. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Penticton Indian Band photo)

Penticton Indian Band confirms 9th positive COVID-19 test

Interior Health had issued a notice following an April 22 funeral

(Penticton Indian Band photo)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]

COVID-19 exposures reported at Keremeos school

Interior Health added the Similkameen Elementary Secondary School to the list of exposures

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 exposure at Penticton Indian Band funeral

Members of the Okanagan and Penticton Indian Bands are being asked to monitor for symptoms

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The weekly COVID-19 case numbers for the South Okanagan were updated on Wednesday, April 28. Penticton saw 30 new cases, while the region including Oliver and Osoyoos saw 6. (BC CDC)

South Okanagan Similkameen weekly COVID-19 cases stay steady

Penticton continued to record the highest number of cases with 30 for the week

The weekly COVID-19 case numbers for the South Okanagan were updated on Wednesday, April 28. Penticton saw 30 new cases, while the region including Oliver and Osoyoos saw 6. (BC CDC)
The Osoyoos Osprey cam is live for 2021 and already the osprey have moved back in. (Osoyoos Osprey Cam)

Osprey cam is back live in Osoyoos

The hawks have already returned to the nest

The Osoyoos Osprey cam is live for 2021 and already the osprey have moved back in. (Osoyoos Osprey Cam)
Trent Tupper of Oliver hits the dirt after Vincent Vega the bull he was riding knocked him off at the Keremeos Elks Rodeo. (Mark Brett - Black Press Media file)

Hall sale not the end for Keremeos Elks

The Elks and their rodeo will be back

Trent Tupper of Oliver hits the dirt after Vincent Vega the bull he was riding knocked him off at the Keremeos Elks Rodeo. (Mark Brett - Black Press Media file)