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Penticton Western News’ Heather Haughian is holding one of two boxes that we are hoping to fill with non-perishable food items to give to the Salvation Army food bank. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Western News participates in reverse Advent Calendar

Public invited to help: Every day of December food goes in 2 boxes for Salvation Army Food Bank

Penticton Western News’ Heather Haughian is holding one of two boxes that we are hoping to fill with non-perishable food items to give to the Salvation Army food bank. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton Community Centre has had to cancel aquafit and swim classes due to staffing shortages. (City of Penticton)

Penticton pool staffing woes continue, classes cancelled, pool hours fluctuate

Lifeguard shortages coupled with seasonal sickness cut hours and cancel classes

Penticton Community Centre has had to cancel aquafit and swim classes due to staffing shortages. (City of Penticton)
Opening day is early at Apex Mountain which is boasting the best fresh powder conditions they've ever seen. (Apex Mountain)

Video: Best snow conditions Apex Mountain has ever seen for opening day, says manager

With a 138 cm base, great ski conditions for Friday’s opening

Opening day is early at Apex Mountain which is boasting the best fresh powder conditions they've ever seen. (Apex Mountain)
Penticton city crews have been clearing and shovelling since 4 a.m. (City of Penticton)

Penticton reminds businesses, home owners to clear sidewalks by 11 a.m.

City crews have been out since 4 a.m. with more snow on its way Friday

Penticton city crews have been clearing and shovelling since 4 a.m. (City of Penticton)
SOWINS in Penticton is asking to help families on this Giving Tuesday and make sure they have a special Christmas. (Unsplash)

Share the Spirit campaign offered Penticton mom hope for the holidays

On Giving Tuesday, SOWINS says Share the Spirit of Giving can change a life this Christmas

SOWINS in Penticton is asking to help families on this Giving Tuesday and make sure they have a special Christmas. (Unsplash)
Penticton nurse Manny Labrador has been barred from practising for five years in B.C. after being convicted of sexual assault. (Unsplash)

Penticton nurse barred from job for 5 years after sexual assault conviction

Manny Labrador, a Licensed Practical Nurse, was convicted last October

Penticton nurse Manny Labrador has been barred from practising for five years in B.C. after being convicted of sexual assault. (Unsplash)
RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)

The battle over RCMP liaison officers in schools continues in Penticton

Concerns raised by marginalized American students is the reason for the B.C. commissioner’s response

RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)
The last time the Santa Parade took place in Penticton was 2019. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)

Downtown Penticton’s Main Street closes for Santa Parade

The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. and will go north down Main to Lakeshore Drive

The last time the Santa Parade took place in Penticton was 2019. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)
Penticton residents Elma Oster and Dorothy Nicholson turned 103 years of age in November. Both were born in Saskatchewan. (Submitted)

Two Penticton women celebrate 103 years young

Find out the Village by the Station residents’ secrets for longevity

Penticton residents Elma Oster and Dorothy Nicholson turned 103 years of age in November. Both were born in Saskatchewan. (Submitted)
Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)

Get Christmas cookies all for a great cause in Penticton

ALERT hosting Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Penticton Lakeside

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)
Falls Market Liquor Store released pictures of the suspect who robbed a cashier at gunpoint on Nov. 23. While the man was wearing a mask, the owner of the store is hoping someone may recognize him. (Market Liquor Facebook)

Penticton and OK Falls liquor stores robbed at gunpoint

A man brandishing a handgun and wearing a ski mask robbed Gables and OK Falls Market stores

Falls Market Liquor Store released pictures of the suspect who robbed a cashier at gunpoint on Nov. 23. While the man was wearing a mask, the owner of the store is hoping someone may recognize him. (Market Liquor Facebook)
This is the charred remains of the 110-year-old Warren House on Lakeshore Drive. An explosion caused the home to collapse on March 7. The debris has remained untouched ever since. (File photo)

City of Penticton pays to clean up fire debris at heritage home explosion site

At a cost of $45,500, work at the former Warren House will begin Dec. 5

This is the charred remains of the 110-year-old Warren House on Lakeshore Drive. An explosion caused the home to collapse on March 7. The debris has remained untouched ever since. (File photo)
Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)

Family of Oliver man who drowned saving dog donates to search and rescue

The family of Tom Dennehy made the donation which will go to the K9 team and first aid training

Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)
Penticton's Victory Church is bringing some Christmas cheer to the community by offering a free showing of It's a Wonderful Life Dec. 18.

Penticton church offers free theatre showing of It’s A Wonderful Life

The movie will play at Landmark Cinemas on Dec. 18

Penticton's Victory Church is bringing some Christmas cheer to the community by offering a free showing of It's a Wonderful Life Dec. 18.
Vader was found wandering around Oliver after his owner died in October. He’s still looking for his forever home, says SPCA. (SPCA photo)

Vader the dog found wandering Oliver is still looking for furever home

Vader’s owner was one of two found dead at a local campground in October

Vader was found wandering around Oliver after his owner died in October. He’s still looking for his forever home, says SPCA. (SPCA photo)
Surge in respiratory illnesses hits SD67 schools. (File photo)

Okanagan Skaha schools sees surge of absences for both students and staff

Seasonal respiratory illnesses have hit classrooms hard this month, says superintendent

Surge in respiratory illnesses hits SD67 schools. (File photo)
Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)

Penticton single mom working FT worries she may end up homeless

With the rise in costs, rent expected to go up, Kandace Sztepanacz can’t make ends meet

Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)
Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)

Large herd of bighorn sheep take a stroll in Penticton neighbourhood

The rare sighting was caught on camera before they fled back up the hills

Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)
Penticton police arrest a well known offender. (File photo)

Well known Penticton prolific offender arrested

Levi Kamps allegedly bear sprayed a person when caught rummaging through a car

Penticton police arrest a well known offender. (File photo)
Three more break-ins in Oliver over the weekend. (File photo)

19 and counting: Oliver crime wave continues

Three more break-ins over the weekend, no arrests

Three more break-ins in Oliver over the weekend. (File photo)