Brennan Phillips

This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.

New Penticton childcare centre could be ready in 2022

The provincially funded facility would provide 116 new childcare spots

This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.
The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)

Help SOWINS Share the Spirit this winter

The society is looking for donations of funds and items for holiday hampers and backpacks

The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)
Philippe Chapleau will be joining the Vees from Quebec.  (Submitted - Le Courrier Du Sud)

Penticton Vees pick up Quebec defenseman

Philippe Chapleau played for Team Canada East and two all-start teams

Philippe Chapleau will be joining the Vees from Quebec.  (Submitted - Le Courrier Du Sud)
Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (Contributed)

Shows postponed at Venables Theatre following new restrictions

Tickets will roll over to the shows’ new dates in 2021

Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (Contributed)
Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)

Apex ready to weather dark winter

With the public opening on Dec. 5, the resort isn’t worried about the new restrictions

Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)
ASK Wellness Society asked the City of Penticton for their support with an affordable housing project for families and seniors on Nov. 17. (ASK Wellness Society)

Penticton supports ASK Wellness Society affordable housing project

It would mean 83 subsidized housing units for seniors and families

ASK Wellness Society asked the City of Penticton for their support with an affordable housing project for families and seniors on Nov. 17. (ASK Wellness Society)
The Penticton court building. (File)

Penticton woman sentenced to 360 days for string of offences

Megan Roberts pleaded guilty and will serve 12 additional days after time served

The Penticton court building. (File)
A couple enjoy the sunset with a bottle of wine in September on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. Penticton city council is extending its acohol on public beaches program to summer 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton gives alcohol on public beaches another summer

Broken glass and litter were the main complaints from last summer

A couple enjoy the sunset with a bottle of wine in September on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. Penticton city council is extending its acohol on public beaches program to summer 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)

Keremeos man ordered to pay $4,000 back to fraud victim

Martin Legare pleaded guilty in Penticton court on Nov. 17

A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)
The Lake to Lake bike route was decided at Tuesday Nov. 17’s council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

Penticton gives green-light to lake-to-lake bike lane on Martin Street

The route will go through the entire city starting at Skaha Lake Road and ending at Martin Street

The Lake to Lake bike route was decided at Tuesday Nov. 17’s council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Public hearing to be held on potential downtown Penticton housing development

The hearing will be held on Dec. 7 on whether to allow five-stories instead of three

The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The City of Penticton released their draft of the city’s 2021 budget Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (File photo)

Breaking down Penticton’s 2021 operating budget draft

Penticton residents can expect to pay $164 more in taxes and utilities in 2021

The City of Penticton released their draft of the city’s 2021 budget Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (File photo)
The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton council to weigh allowing five-storey affordable housing development

The development would provide 28 residential units at 603 Main Street

The empty lot at 603 Main Street where council will be considering allowing a five-storey affordable housing building to be built. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).

Oliver residents to see water and sewer fees rise in 2021

Council approved the increases on Nov. 10

Oliver Town Hall (Town of Oliver Facebook).
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
Retired RCMP Sgt. Kate Hansen holding up the letter she received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking her for the special copy of Harry the Musical Ride Horse. (RCMP)

Penticton Mountie receives royal thanks for children’s books

Sgt. Kate Hansen has written many books about Harry the Musical Ride Horse, earning praise from Queen Elizabeth II

Retired RCMP Sgt. Kate Hansen holding up the letter she received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking her for the special copy of Harry the Musical Ride Horse. (RCMP)
2019’s Brewski beer, spirits and cider festival was hosted at the Gunbarrel Saloon. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Apex’s Gunbarrel Saloon to open under new management

The Score Pub Group will be running the saloon for the 2020/21 season

2019’s Brewski beer, spirits and cider festival was hosted at the Gunbarrel Saloon. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A home is on Fire in the Garnet Rd. area of Penticton. (Google Maps)

Home on fire near Penticton’s Beaver Dell Road

The fire appears to be at a structure near the end of Garnet Way, up a private driveway.

A home is on Fire in the Garnet Rd. area of Penticton. (Google Maps)
One of two hands that stand outside the Krazy Emporium, the other having been stolen on Nov. 11. (Submitted)

Krazy Emporium looks for helping hand after one of theirs was stolen

The hand statues have stood outside the hemp store for close to 20 years

One of two hands that stand outside the Krazy Emporium, the other having been stolen on Nov. 11. (Submitted)
The 5000 Motel where a fire broke out in a single unit at 4 a.m. on Nov. 11. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Early morning fire damages unit at Motel 5000

A single occupant was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

The 5000 Motel where a fire broke out in a single unit at 4 a.m. on Nov. 11. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)