Penticton News Staff

RCMP recruits help Cram the Kennel in Penticton

RCMP recruits help Cram the Kennel in Penticton

Event held for BCSPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen

RCMP recruits help Cram the Kennel in Penticton
Penticton firefighters, Search and Rescue and the B.C. Ambulance service all had to work together to treat and extricate a man who fell at a work site Sunday in the upper Carmi Road area. Mike Biden photo

Busy day for Penticton Search and Rescue

PENSAR was called to three separate incidents Sunday, Dec. 16

Penticton firefighters, Search and Rescue and the B.C. Ambulance service all had to work together to treat and extricate a man who fell at a work site Sunday in the upper Carmi Road area. Mike Biden photo
Harrison Blaisdell (Chilliwack Chiefs, BCHL) nettted two goals in a Team Canada West 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in their final preliminary game at the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

Shootout loss for Canada West against Czech Republic

Team Canada West now looking forward to semifinal game

Harrison Blaisdell (Chilliwack Chiefs, BCHL) nettted two goals in a Team Canada West 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in their final preliminary game at the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
The Park Rill Creek property, recently purchased by the Nature Trust of B.C. is important habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Photo courtesy Nick Burdock

Nature Trust of B.C. purchases property in South Okanagan

Parcel will be added to White Lake biodiversity ranch

The Park Rill Creek property, recently purchased by the Nature Trust of B.C. is important habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Photo courtesy Nick Burdock
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giving someone a wolf (or moose, or bear) is a great way to relieve the pressure of gift shopping on yourself and the environment. Photo courtesy the Nature Conservancy.

Giving the gift of nature

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giving someone a wolf (or moose, or bear) is a great way to relieve the pressure of gift shopping on yourself and the environment. Photo courtesy the Nature Conservancy.
Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
The Orchard, a film produced and shot here in the Okanagan, has been getting rave reviews at indie film festivals around the world. This week, it is going to be available on a number of streaming services. Photo courtesy Mutant Films

Film shot in Penticton set to stream across North America

The Orchard is going to be streaming on all major platforms

The Orchard, a film produced and shot here in the Okanagan, has been getting rave reviews at indie film festivals around the world. This week, it is going to be available on a number of streaming services. Photo courtesy Mutant Films
BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.

BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.

Massimo Rizzo scores the shootout winner at World Junior A Challenge

BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.
Cold case files: Murdered woman still unidentified after 44 years

Cold case files: Murdered woman still unidentified after 44 years

Penticton RCMP releasing info on historical missing person and found human remains investigations

Cold case files: Murdered woman still unidentified after 44 years
Team Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz celebrate their gold medal in the men’s two-man bobsleigh event at PyeongChang 2018 (David Jackson/COC)

Okanagan Olympian chosen as honourary Team B.C. captain

Justin Kripps has been chosen as the Team B.C. honorary captain for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz celebrate their gold medal in the men’s two-man bobsleigh event at PyeongChang 2018 (David Jackson/COC)
Image: Kristi Patton

Vehicle crashes over embankment in Penticton

Emergency responders are on scene after a vehicle went over an embankment along Carmi Avenue.

Image: Kristi Patton
Late night fire in Okanagan Falls

Late night fire in Okanagan Falls

A trailer caught fire at around 1 a.m.

Late night fire in Okanagan Falls
Researchers in need of Okanagan residents to participate in Alzheimer’s study

Researchers in need of Okanagan residents to participate in Alzheimer’s study

A medical research group is looking for Okanagan residents who have moderate to severe agitation

Researchers in need of Okanagan residents to participate in Alzheimer’s study
The first place and grand prize winners of the Nature in Focus photo contest pose with South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club president and vice president on Oct. 4 at the Penticton Museum & Archives. 100 photos from the contest will be on display at the museum until early December.                                 Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Winners announced for Nature in Focus photo contest

100 images from the contest will be on display at the Penticton Museum & Archives

The first place and grand prize winners of the Nature in Focus photo contest pose with South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club president and vice president on Oct. 4 at the Penticton Museum & Archives. 100 photos from the contest will be on display at the museum until early December.                                 Jordyn Thomson/Western News
Pamela Hanson (left) and Lyndi Cruickshank are asking for the public’s help in providing warm clothing and blankets as part of the Warm Up the Winter for Those in Need campaign.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Warm Up for Winter drive expands to cover the South Okanagan

Penticton clothing drive for those in need expands to the whole South Okanagan

Pamela Hanson (left) and Lyndi Cruickshank are asking for the public’s help in providing warm clothing and blankets as part of the Warm Up the Winter for Those in Need campaign.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton Vees. Cassidy Bowes and Merritt Centennials goalie Vincent Duplessis watch as this puck finds the back of the twine in the first period of Wednesday’s B.C. Hockey League game at the South Okanagan Events Centre, Wednesday.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton Vees cruise to victory against the Merritt Centennials

First period burst of goals lifts Vees to another BCHL win

Penticton Vees. Cassidy Bowes and Merritt Centennials goalie Vincent Duplessis watch as this puck finds the back of the twine in the first period of Wednesday’s B.C. Hockey League game at the South Okanagan Events Centre, Wednesday.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Red-Eared Slider, Alex Bodden

VOTE: Nature in Focus reader’s choice photo contest

The Penticton Western News Reader’s Choice photo contest

Red-Eared Slider, Alex Bodden
Grammy-award winning foursome Little Big Town are extending The Breakers Tour to include a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on March 1, 2019.                                Photo courtesy of www.LittleBigTown.com

Grammy award-winning Little Big Town to perform in Penticton

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees bring their tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre

Grammy-award winning foursome Little Big Town are extending The Breakers Tour to include a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on March 1, 2019.                                Photo courtesy of www.LittleBigTown.com
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery’s new winemaking team: Steve Latchford, Matt Dumayne, and Lynzee Schatz. Submitted Image

Okanagan winery to restore wetlands

Join efforts on Oct.13 at Crush Pad Winery to plant over 2000 native trees and plants

Okanagan Crush Pad Winery’s new winemaking team: Steve Latchford, Matt Dumayne, and Lynzee Schatz. Submitted Image
Mixed culring team (from left to right) Lil Blashko, Tony Blashko, Glen Brennan and Tammy Brennan won gold at the 55-plus B.C. Games advancing them to the Canada 55-plus Games where they also won gold.                                Submitted photo

Sports briefs: Golden at Canada Games/basketball camps and more

Penticton/Summerland team wins gold at 55-plus Canada Games

Mixed culring team (from left to right) Lil Blashko, Tony Blashko, Glen Brennan and Tammy Brennan won gold at the 55-plus B.C. Games advancing them to the Canada 55-plus Games where they also won gold.                                Submitted photo