Brennan Phillips

RCMP believe they have a lead on a suspect involved in recent break and enters in Oliver, after recovering evidence from a residence on McKinney Road. (Black Press File)

Oliver RCMP get a break in the case of the ongoing smash and grabs

Evidence from a break-in led RCMP to a main suspect and home on McKinney Road

RCMP believe they have a lead on a suspect involved in recent break and enters in Oliver, after recovering evidence from a residence on McKinney Road. (Black Press File)
Penticton residents will have their chance to share their thoughts on a proposed six-storey apartment building at 270 Riverside Drive at a public hearing on Dec. 20. (City of Penticton photo)

Vacation rentals a concern for proposed 6-storey Penticton apartment project

Former Ogopogo Motel development proposal goes to public hearing Dec. 20

Penticton residents will have their chance to share their thoughts on a proposed six-storey apartment building at 270 Riverside Drive at a public hearing on Dec. 20. (City of Penticton photo)
The Osoyoos CIBC branch was robbed on Monday, Dec. 5 by a lone individual. RCMP are seeking any information that could help identify him. (RCMP)

UPDATE: RCMP release photo of man who allegedly robbed Osoyoos bank in broad daylight

The man did not produce a weapon and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash

The Osoyoos CIBC branch was robbed on Monday, Dec. 5 by a lone individual. RCMP are seeking any information that could help identify him. (RCMP)
(File photo)

Pedestrian killed on Highway 97 in Oliver

The fatal crash closed the highway until Tuesday morning

(File photo)
The Penticton RCMP will be rolling out new hybrid SUVs, like the one pictured here, that will run on battery. (Twitter - RCMP)

Penticton RCMP greening up the streets with new hybrid cruisers

Two of the new SUVs have already arrived, 3 on the way

The Penticton RCMP will be rolling out new hybrid SUVs, like the one pictured here, that will run on battery. (Twitter - RCMP)
Cpl. Laurie Rock (left) and Const. Kate Hansen pose in front of a Crammed Cruiser full of food donated to the local food bank in 2018. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News file photo)

Help Penticton’s first responders Cram the Cruiser this Saturday

RCMP, bylaw and Sherrif’s Service will be at Cherry Lane parking lot

Cpl. Laurie Rock (left) and Const. Kate Hansen pose in front of a Crammed Cruiser full of food donated to the local food bank in 2018. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is hosting an open house to discuss the future of Cawston’s Kobau Park on Oct. 27. (Submitted)

Open house on Kobau Park’s future in Cawston

The future of the park is being discussed at the Dec. 15 meeting

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is hosting an open house to discuss the future of Cawston’s Kobau Park on Oct. 27. (Submitted)
City Hall File,

After 6 years without change, Penticton looking at hiking electricity costs

Increases in previous budgets have been voted down

City Hall File,
The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Penticton in 2023 for 3rd straight year

Their latest world tour will stop in Penticton on Jan. 25

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Penticton woman’s $300 lawsuit against city gets tossed

The woman provided no evidence to back up her claims in court

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)

Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton in 2023 with hybrid event

After the success of 2022’s outdoor event the festival is expanding

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)
Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News

Olympic ski coach Rob Kober returns home to Penticton and accepts position at Apex

Kober is also busy helping the mountain prepare for the Dec. 15-18 Apex Classic

Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News
Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)

Santa will be at a Penticton brewery helping raise money for Children’s Charity

Saint Nick will be at Cannery Brewing on Dec. 4 and 11

Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)
Penticton court.

Okanagan man who shot at girlfriend to spend even longer in jail

Derek Ryan Baptiste skipped out on parole and was arrested in a stolen car in Oliver

Penticton court.
A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)

Talks ongoing about national park in South Okanagan Similkameen

If approved the park would cover 270 square kilometres and protect dozens of species at risk

A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)
Aerial of Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College)

Okanagan Young Writers Awards almost closed for 2022

Submissions end Nov. 30 and the finalists will be announced on Dec. 9

Aerial of Kelowna campus. (Okanagan College)
RCMP. (File Photo)

Keremeos crime steady over first 9 months of 2022

Overall crime has stayed the same, while the make-up has changed

RCMP. (File Photo)
The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.

Sentence delayed for truck driver guilty of 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

The case of Andrey Malyshev was adjourned to 2023 to allow the judge time to make her decision

The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.
The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.

Sentence delayed for truck driver guilty of 2019 Hedley crash that killed young mother

The case of Andrey Malyshev was adjourned to 2023 to allow the judge time to make her decision

The fatal crash where a young mother was killed occurred March 22, 2019.
Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)

Penticton Tickleberry’s latest victim of a smash and grab

Victim/owner of iconic downtown ice cream shop asks, ‘how do we save Penticton?’

Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)