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RCMP have released surveillance footage of a suspect in an armed robbery at the Keremeos Fas Gas on April 16. (RCMP)

Suspect sought in armed robbery at Keremeos gas station

The man got away with cash and lottery tickets on April 16

Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

RCMP have converged on a property in Peachland late on Monday, June 27. (Gary Barnes - Capital News)

2 dead in Peachland shooting

The incident unfolded Monday night

RCMP have converged on a property in Peachland late on Monday, June 27. (Gary Barnes - Capital News)
Blair Balch, 49, is wanted by RCMP for allegedly possessing an explosive device, related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)

Penticton bomber sentencing delayed

Blair Robert Balch pleaded guilty earlier in June

Blair Balch, 49, is wanted by RCMP for allegedly possessing an explosive device, related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)
A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
scales of justice (File photo)

$25,000 fine to Penticton firearms business

The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Competitions Act

scales of justice (File photo)
Defence for Rod Flavell have filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Manslaughter trial against Osoyoos man to proceed; judge rejects defence’s appeal to dismiss

The application to dismiss the charges against Roderick Flavell was rejected by the Justice

Defence for Rod Flavell have filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
(Western News File)

Floaters in Penticton Channel urged to be cautious as warm temperatures arrive

The city’s emergency operations centre was activated on June 16

(Western News File)
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings

South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP recognized by Canadian Wildlife Federation

MP Richard Cannings received the Past Presidents’ Canadian Legislator Award

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings
Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Defence files to dismiss Osoyoos man’s manslaughter charge

Rod Flavell is charged in the death of his wife in April 2020

Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
Peach City Beach Cruise will see over 800 cars parked down Lakeshore Drive and parts of downtown Penticton area which means road closures all weekend. (Western News file photo)

Weekend Events: Peach City Beach Cruise, Elvis Festival and road closures in Penticton

Pen High is also bringing back its grad parade closing Main Street Monday evening

Peach City Beach Cruise will see over 800 cars parked down Lakeshore Drive and parts of downtown Penticton area which means road closures all weekend. (Western News file photo)
A vehicle incident has slowed traffic at Westminster Avenue and Highway 97 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Injuries after Highway 97 crash at entrance to Penticton

Collision between a car and semi-truck at the intersection with Westminster Avenue

A vehicle incident has slowed traffic at Westminster Avenue and Highway 97 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A vehicle incident has slowed traffic at Westminster Avenue and Highway 97 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Crash slows traffic in Penticton at Westminster and Highway 97

It is not known whether anyone involved was injured

A vehicle incident has slowed traffic at Westminster Avenue and Highway 97 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries will affect voters in the Okanagan Valley and the Southern Interior of British Columbia. (Elections Canada map)

Federal electoral boundary changes would split Penticton in two

Penticton mayor calls the boundary proposal ‘the dumbest thing’ he’s seen

Proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries will affect voters in the Okanagan Valley and the Southern Interior of British Columbia. (Elections Canada map)
SD67 owns the historic Shatford Centre and has chosen to start some upgrades there. (File photo)

Construction of Summerland high school gym expected to begin in late fall

SD67 has also given the go ahead to start upgrades to Penticton’s Shatford Centre

SD67 owns the historic Shatford Centre and has chosen to start some upgrades there. (File photo)
On the third go around, a developer is looking to build a 10-storey tower and townhouses along Marina Way and Vancouver Avenue. (Rendering from city staff report)

Luxury lakefront tower and townhouses in Penticton sent back to developer

Council said putting a concrete wall against existing building is unfair

On the third go around, a developer is looking to build a 10-storey tower and townhouses along Marina Way and Vancouver Avenue. (Rendering from city staff report)
Proposed townhouses for the former Kampe estate will be considered by council on May 3. (City of Penticton)

Penticton council approves 84-unit townhouse development on Kampe estate

The development will be built on the former Kampe estate property on Green Avenue

Proposed townhouses for the former Kampe estate will be considered by council on May 3. (City of Penticton)
(Salvation Army photo)
(Salvation Army photo)
This was Okanagan Lake levels on Sunday, June 19. If the hot weather arrives, experts are predicting a rapid snow melt. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Rapid snowmelt expected in Penticton after sudden heat hits city

The city’s emergency operations centre is continuing to monitor Okanagan Lake water levels

This was Okanagan Lake levels on Sunday, June 19. If the hot weather arrives, experts are predicting a rapid snow melt. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)