Tara Bowie

Even garbage collectors get Christmas off

Even garbage collectors get Christmas off

Garbage pickup has changed for Penticton, Osoyoos, Area A and others.

Even garbage collectors get Christmas off
Google maps                                A man is facing several charges after pulling a firearm on an employee and customer at the Hilltop Esso gas station in Keremeos on Sunday morning.

‘I thought I was dead as soon as I saw the gun’

Keremeos gas station attendant tells story about man with gun coming to store

Google maps                                A man is facing several charges after pulling a firearm on an employee and customer at the Hilltop Esso gas station in Keremeos on Sunday morning.
UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

Highway 3A is closed south of Main Street Olalla due to police presence.

UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip recognized with honorary degree
Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Phillip recognized with honorary degree

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia

Phillip recognized with honorary degree
Rural recreation tax, priority for Penticton

Rural recreation tax, priority for Penticton

Three Penticton regional district reps want a way to tax rural areas for recreation services

Rural recreation tax, priority for Penticton
Members of the Masons Ron Brace and Ron Champken were on kettle duty for the Salvation Army on the first day of the Christmas campaign at the Canadian Tire store last year.                                Western News file photo

South Okanagan kettle program in need of volunteers

The Penticton Salvation Army kettle program has 700 slots to fill

Members of the Masons Ron Brace and Ron Champken were on kettle duty for the Salvation Army on the first day of the Christmas campaign at the Canadian Tire store last year.                                Western News file photo
Penny has been found!

Penny has been found!

Carolyn Hawkins located the missing pooch in the Uplands Court area of Penticton

Penny has been found!
Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing

Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing

On Halloween night Penny, a 10 to 12 year old rescue dog went missing after her owner was hit by car

Okanagan pedestrian hit by car, dog missing
Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Mark Brett/Western News photo

Students get skills training for careers at Penticton Indian Band

More than 30 students are enrolled in two new programs being offered at the Penticton Indian Band

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Mark Brett/Western News photo
Only mayor race for Keremeos

Only mayor race for Keremeos

Council is acclaimed, two contenders for mayor of Keremeos and three for Area G.

Only mayor race for Keremeos
File photo

Learn about proportional representation

Fair Vote South Okanagan-Similkameen are holding two events in September in Penticton

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Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations

Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations

No concrete floor? No problem, says one company proposing to build a…

Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations
A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News

Okanagan border agents sniff out U.S. handguns

Canada Border Services Agency talk to media about Americans bringing firearms through Osoyoos port

A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News
Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Two of the three fires near Keremeos are considered held.

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky
Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Thursday

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire
Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

There are 44 BC Wildfire personnel, two water tenders and air support when visibility allows

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos
Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

On Thursday 115 BC Wildfire personnel were assigned to the Old Tom Creek wildfire

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow
BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has a variety of plans depending how the wildfire near Keremeos changes in coming days

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire
Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Untimely death of woodpecker causes power outage in Cawston

Woodpecker goes out with a bang