Logan Lockhart

Growlers of Penticton’s finest craft beer are displayed on Okanagan Lake beach where they can now be consumed legally. (Ale Trail photo)

Penticton City Council approves beach booze bylaw for 2022

The bylaw brings back drinking in designated outdoor spaces across the city for another summer

Growlers of Penticton’s finest craft beer are displayed on Okanagan Lake beach where they can now be consumed legally. (Ale Trail photo)
Benny the winery dog at Seven Stones Winery in Cawston sports a snow beard after a joyful romp in the snow on Monday, Dec. 6. (Seven Stones Winery Facebook)

Penticton set heat and snowfall records in span of 5 days: Environment Canada

Penticton saw 20.2 cm of snow fall on Monday with more on its way Friday

Benny the winery dog at Seven Stones Winery in Cawston sports a snow beard after a joyful romp in the snow on Monday, Dec. 6. (Seven Stones Winery Facebook)
The Penticton Vees continued their winning ways on Tuesday night in Merritt, defeating the Centennials 8-0. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Make it 10: Penticton Vees win again, defeat Merritt 8-0

Kaeden Lane recorded his 8th career BCHL shutout in the team’s victory

The Penticton Vees continued their winning ways on Tuesday night in Merritt, defeating the Centennials 8-0. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)

Thieves hit Canada Post mailboxes in Penticton

Thefts have occurred since Nov. 21 at 4 different community mailbox locations in the city

Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)
The owner of a video game store in downtown Penticton is giving back to the community for the second straight holiday season. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Game Cave in Penticton continues its holiday give back in 2021

Owner of the video game store anticipates several families will be helped this Christmas

The owner of a video game store in downtown Penticton is giving back to the community for the second straight holiday season. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Lake City Basketball announced on Monday that an organized men’s basketball league is coming to Summerland on Jan. 5. (Mark Brett/Western News)

A new men’s basketball league is coming to the South Okanagan

Lake City Basketball announced the inaugural edition of the league will start on Jan. 5

Lake City Basketball announced on Monday that an organized men’s basketball league is coming to Summerland on Jan. 5. (Mark Brett/Western News)
The Penticton Vees announced the signing of WHL veteran Mason Dunsford on Monday afternoon. (Allen Douglas photo)

Penticton Vees add WHL pedigree, sign goaltender Mason Dunsford

The team will carry three goaltenders for the remainder of the season

The Penticton Vees announced the signing of WHL veteran Mason Dunsford on Monday afternoon. (Allen Douglas photo)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill ready to connect with Okanagan audiences

The comedian is set to go on tour after the recent release of his Amazon Prime special

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)
The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Snowfall caps off historic weather week in Penticton

Environment Canada categorized the precipitation as “light snowfall” on Saturday morning

The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday night courtesy of two goals from Brett Moravec. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees win 8th in a row, defeat Cranbrook 7-1 in a front of season-high crowd

Friday night marked the first time that the SOEC hosted 100 per cent of its capacity

The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday night courtesy of two goals from Brett Moravec. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Vees’ annual Teddy Bear Toss took place on Dec. 3, 2021, with the home team delivering the much-needed goal in short order. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton Vees’ Teddy Bear Toss a huge success on Friday night

Vees forward Brett Moravec scored 1:41 into the game to cue the teddy bear tosses at the SOEC

The Vees’ annual Teddy Bear Toss took place on Dec. 3, 2021, with the home team delivering the much-needed goal in short order. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Feedback lends support to plan for replacing Penticton’s aging arenas, library and museum

Residents had until Nov. 25 to submit feedback but now, it’s up to the city to take the next steps

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The Penticton Art Gallery's 44th annual auction wraps up on Dec. 5. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery to send off 2021 with three-day weekend extraordinaire

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with all of the works on display

The Penticton Art Gallery's 44th annual auction wraps up on Dec. 5. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)
Penticton Vees forward Bradley Nadeau won a silver medal at the Capital city Challenge Tournament as part of Team Canada Red in Ottawa. (Penticton Vees photo)

Penticton Vees’ Bradley Nadeau brings home hardware, wins silver medal in Ottawa

The Vees forward was part of Team Canada Red at the Capital City Challenge U17 Tournament

Penticton Vees forward Bradley Nadeau won a silver medal at the Capital city Challenge Tournament as part of Team Canada Red in Ottawa. (Penticton Vees photo)
Santa Claus is coming to town but for the second straight year, meeting him virtually is the only option. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)

Visits with Santa in Penticton will go virtual yet again

The one-on-one visits cost $20 with 100 per cent of the proceeds going back to OSNS.

Santa Claus is coming to town but for the second straight year, meeting him virtually is the only option. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)
With the arrival of December, Environment Canada officially observes the start of winter. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

This winter in the Okanagan is the hardest ever to predict, meteorologist says

To kick off the month of December, cities in the Okanagan set national heat records

With the arrival of December, Environment Canada officially observes the start of winter. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Venues in Penticton are back to hosting 100 per cent of their capacity, including the SOEC, Cleland Theatre and Penticton's Trade and Covention Centre. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)

‘The news we’ve been waiting for’: Capacity restrictions lifted at venues across Penticton

Upcoming Vees games, concerts and events have changed to full-capacity set-ups

Venues in Penticton are back to hosting 100 per cent of their capacity, including the SOEC, Cleland Theatre and Penticton's Trade and Covention Centre. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)
The Penticton Vees used a five-goal effort to defeat the Prince George Spruce Kings on Wednesday night. (Vicki Brown Photography)

Penticton Vees win 7th in a row, defeat Spruce Kings in Prince George

Next home game features the popular Teddy Bear Toss Friday, Dec. 3

The Penticton Vees used a five-goal effort to defeat the Prince George Spruce Kings on Wednesday night. (Vicki Brown Photography)
Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Penticton’s ESS team steps up for Princeton, donates $1,500

City’s Emeregency Services team wanted to recognize the efforts of Princeton’s ESS team

Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)
Flooding on Highway 1 looking eastbound is seen in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

As the Coast experiences wettest fall ever, Okanagan sees normal rainfall

Cities across the Okanagan saw rainfall considered to be average, meteorologist says

Flooding on Highway 1 looking eastbound is seen in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)