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Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Interior Health against needle buyback programs

IH issues formal release stating buyback programs are not feasible

Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business

Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business

Police are asking the public to report anything suspicious around Ambry Self Storage

Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business
Unstable ground near a home on Green Mountain Road prompted the RDOS to impose remedial action on the property. (RDOS report)

Unstable ground makes Green Mountain Road home uninhabitable

The home in Area D on Green Mountain Road is threatened by two different landslides

Unstable ground near a home on Green Mountain Road prompted the RDOS to impose remedial action on the property. (RDOS report)
The invasive Elm Seed Bug is infesting homes in Osoyoos. (Ministry of Agriculture)

Invasive insects bugging people in Osoyoos

Elm Seed and Tuxedo bugs are infesting homes in Osoyoos

The invasive Elm Seed Bug is infesting homes in Osoyoos. (Ministry of Agriculture)
Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships

Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships

Similkameen Independent Winegrowers earn 25 awards at Canadian wine competition

Forbidden Fruit cleans up at All-Canadian Wine Championships
Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News

Grilling a Penticton Rotary Ribfest ribber: sauce is still secret

The Rotary Club of Penticton Ribfest, is a four-day foodie affair at Okanagan Lake Park

Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News
Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire

Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire

Businesses in Penticton at the Cannery are pulling together to help those impacted by fire

Fundraiser planned for Cannery businesses impacted by fire
A tree came down on a home on 2nd Avenue around 3 a.m. No one was injured. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography).

Wind rips through Keremeos, Cawston

Several homes damaged heavily after windstorm rips through Lower Similkameen

A tree came down on a home on 2nd Avenue around 3 a.m. No one was injured. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography).
Area G director dies suddenly

Area G director dies suddenly

Elef Christensen, director for Area G, died suddenly outside his home in Hedley on Saturday

Area G director dies suddenly
Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Twenty-one local young athletes will head to the BC Summer Games next month

Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games
Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year

Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year

Ashnola at the Crossing has been open just over a year

Youth addiction centre near Keremeos celebrates one year
Christensen claims most in expenses, again

Christensen claims most in expenses, again

For the second year in a row Area G director Elef Christensen claims most in expenses

Christensen claims most in expenses, again
Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead

RDOS directors voted to allow a variance permit for a rural Oliver medical cannabis facility

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead
A thunderstorm Thursday afternoon is suspected as the cause of a small wildfire burning above Cawston in the Barcelo Canyon area. (Submitted)

B.C. Wildfire Service responding to Cawston area fire

A Thursday afternoon thunderstorm is suspected to be the cause of a wildfire near Cawston

A thunderstorm Thursday afternoon is suspected as the cause of a small wildfire burning above Cawston in the Barcelo Canyon area. (Submitted)
RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building

RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building

Regional elected officials voted to have new board look at feasibility of a joint admin building

RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building
Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford shows off Salvador Dali’s The Last Supper, one of the items available at last year’s art auction.                                Western News file photo

Penticton Art Gallery auction ranges from the iconic to the obscure

The Penticton Art Gallery is holding it’s largest fundraiser of the year June 28.

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford shows off Salvador Dali’s The Last Supper, one of the items available at last year’s art auction.                                Western News file photo
Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week

Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week

Soil removal from the site of an old gas station will close a portion of Highway 3 for two day

Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week
Reel in the fun this Father’s Day

Reel in the fun this Father’s Day

Lots going on in the South Okanagan and Similkameen for Father’s Day

Reel in the fun this Father’s Day
Best of the South Okanagan 2018

Best of the South Okanagan 2018

Penticton Western News readers voted for their favourites in dozens of categories

Best of the South Okanagan 2018
Crews to start removing sandbags

Crews to start removing sandbags

Removal of sandbags to start next week along Okanagan Lake in Penticton

Crews to start removing sandbags