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Don Gigliotti’s soon-to-be-open Caffe d’Italia on Main Street in downtown Penticton will be the city’s first authentic Italian cafe. (Jesse Day - Western News)

A taste of Italy is coming to Penticton

Caffe d’Italia, a new authentic Italian cafe on Main Street, is preparing for opening day

Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)

Annual ‘Holiday Cheer’ event offers Pentictonites a chance to sip and shop

The Heart of Wine Country is bringing back its annual event at member wineries

(Penticton Beer Week)

Penticton breweries launch collaboration beer in celebration of Beer Week

‘The Penticton Seven’ is described as a hazy pale ale with Ekuanot and El Dorado hops

Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)

Additional RCMP officers to come to Penticton in 2022

Council approved the mayor’s request to add the Mounties to planning for the budget

Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)
Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors
The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)

Osoyoos happy to leave border closed

Tourism from B.C. has bolstered the town’s economy over the summer

The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)
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A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)

New houseboat company up and running on Shuswap Lake

Sicamous Houseboats has moved in to the former Waterway Houseboats property.

A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)
Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals. (Supplied)

#visitpenticton Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals

Escape into the wilderness and #lovelocalpenticton when Chute Lake Lodge reopens for the season

Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals. (Supplied)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair happens today in Kelowna

Come on down to Rutland Soccer Dome, behind the Rutland YMCA, 705 Dodd Rd

There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)
Dan Arbeau is one of the organizers of the first Techstars event in Penticton, which gives people 54 hours to take their start-up from an idea to a pitch to investors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Techstars Penticton took start-ups from ideas to pitches in 54 hours over the weekend

Local businesspeople worked their ideas to present before a panel of judges.

  • Jan 27, 2020
Dan Arbeau is one of the organizers of the first Techstars event in Penticton, which gives people 54 hours to take their start-up from an idea to a pitch to investors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby baker brings specialty dog treats to Vernon

Local entrepreneur opens dog bakery in Vernon pet grooming business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Sven Tjelta, chairman of the board of Empire Hydrogen, stands next to the company’s fuel enhancement system. Tjelta will be visiting the Okanagan in November, starting with a stop in Oliver on Nov. 20. (Submitted Image)

Empire Hydrogen bringing pollution-reducing fuel system on Okanagan tour

The company will be running information sessions starting on Nov. 20.

Sven Tjelta, chairman of the board of Empire Hydrogen, stands next to the company’s fuel enhancement system. Tjelta will be visiting the Okanagan in November, starting with a stop in Oliver on Nov. 20. (Submitted Image)
Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Rancho Vignola November sales in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Press day means all hands on deck in Vernon

President, director of sales work the press

Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Video: Touring the newest luxurious winery in the South Okanagan

Phantom Creek Estates Winery has finally opened its doors after nearly five years of construction

Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Heat, heat and more heat

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)
Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna trainer skips weights, swings mace

Viala the Viking uses ancient techniques in his personal-training business

Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)

‘Go fund me’ page set up for eight-year-old Kelowna boy with cancer

Henry Raymond Debowski has been diagnosed with leukemia

Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)