Logan Lockhart

Lightning strikes in Kelowna on Aug. 11. (Landon Hemmes- Instagram)

Thunderstruck: Recent lightning storms in the Okanagan ‘significant’ and ‘notable’

Chance of thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Saturday

Lightning strikes in Kelowna on Aug. 11. (Landon Hemmes- Instagram)
A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

Dozens of properties on evacuation alert amid ‘out of control’ wildfire along Highway 3

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)

Princeton gets $750k in funding to revitalize downtown core

Federal government commits investment to town’s tourism sector

(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)
A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River following the November 2021 floods. (BC Government photo)

Crews resume debris removal along Tulameen River following flood threats

Evacuation alerts for potential flooding were rescinded by the RDOS last month

A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River following the November 2021 floods. (BC Government photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
Thunderstorms could hit the Okanagan. (Pixabay)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the Okanagan, Shuswap

Potential storm is capable of producing strong wind gusts and rain

Thunderstorms could hit the Okanagan. (Pixabay)
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of a milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

South Okanagan lake ready for easy use again after 30 years

Milfoil harvesting will resume at Vaseux Lake, south of Okanagan Falls

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of a milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for the South Okanagan due to wildfire

Environment Canada issued a new notice for the region on Wednesday

Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)
Pro Matthew Russell of the United States hoists the banner as the winner of the final year (2012) Ironman Canada was held in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
Pro Matthew Russell of the United States hoists the banner as the winner of the final year (2012) Ironman Canada was held in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swimming not recommended at Osoyoos beach due to poor water quality

Town says Legion Beach contains high levels of E. coli bacteria

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)
UBC rugby player Sol Jacques, middle with a blue scrum cap, is determined to represent Penticton wherever his career takes him. (Photo by Daniel Usher Photography)

Penticton rugby player represents Canada at International U20 tournament in Ontario

Sol Jacques is a graduate of Penticton Secondary and currently plays at UBC

UBC rugby player Sol Jacques, middle with a blue scrum cap, is determined to represent Penticton wherever his career takes him. (Photo by Daniel Usher Photography)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Concern over incoming weather as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows past 6,800 ha

Potential lightning, thunderstorms and erratic winds are being monitored into tomorrow

(BC Wildfire Service)
Members of the Penticton-based KISU Swim Club in Concord, Calif. for the year-end championships for 2022. (Contributed)

Penticton swimmers shine in San Francisco at year-end championships

A total of 1,400 swimmers from across North America attended the event

Members of the Penticton-based KISU Swim Club in Concord, Calif. for the year-end championships for 2022. (Contributed)
Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)
Patrick Sexton, a former Vees player and assistant coach, has been named the head coach of the Coquitlam Express. (Photo- Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees forced to adjust after recent departure of assistant coach

Patrick Sexton was named head coach in Coquitlam after spending several years in Penticton

Patrick Sexton, a former Vees player and assistant coach, has been named the head coach of the Coquitlam Express. (Photo- Penticton Vees)
JCI Penticton’s first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Peach Fest 2022. (JCI Penticton- Facebook)

Beach volleyball teams vie to be first-ever champions at Penticton Peach Fest

The tournament raises money for JCI Penticton and ends on Saturday night

JCI Penticton’s first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Peach Fest 2022. (JCI Penticton- Facebook)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)

‘Help is available’: Emergency assistance for pets amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires in 2021

In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)