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Ted Shumaker is the BC Green Party candidate for Penticton. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates: Ted Shumaker

Ted Shumaker is the BC Green candidate in the Penticton riding

Ted Shumaker is the BC Green Party candidate for Penticton. (Submitted)
Dan Ashton

Meet the candidates: Dan Ashton

Dan Ashton is the BC Liberal candidate in the Penticton riding

Dan Ashton
The Centre Beach parcel the RDOS is interested in purchasing, as seen on the NaramataSlow Facebook page. (Facebook)

Community rallies to raise money to preserve Naramata beach

The RDOS currently has an offer of $1.7 million for the Centre Beach parcel

The Centre Beach parcel the RDOS is interested in purchasing, as seen on the NaramataSlow Facebook page. (Facebook)
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John Brittain has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)

Penticton mass-murderer to spend life in prison, 25 years before parole

John Brittain murdered four people in a mid-day rampage in 2019; will likely spend rest of life behind bars

John Brittain has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)
Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)
An ‘out of control’ vehicle spun its tires on the highway before colliding with a van on the highway and then a SUV in Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru, said witnesses Oct. 15, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Three vehicle collision closes Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru

Car was ‘spinning in reverse with full throttle on’ before colliding with two other vehicles

An ‘out of control’ vehicle spun its tires on the highway before colliding with a van on the highway and then a SUV in Penticton’s Riverside Starbucks drive-thru, said witnesses Oct. 15, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Sheriffs lead John Brittain into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)

Penticton mass-murderer apologizes: ‘I tragically disrupted so many lives’

John Brittain killed four of his ex-wife’s neighbours in a mid-day rampage on April 15, 2019

Sheriffs lead John Brittain into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)
Coyote Cruises, K’ul Group, JCI Penticton and Royal LePage have partnered together for this year’s river channel clean up. (Western News File)

Volunteers needed for Oct. 18 community cleanup of River Channel

Staggered and socially distanced shifts will be available

Coyote Cruises, K’ul Group, JCI Penticton and Royal LePage have partnered together for this year’s river channel clean up. (Western News File)
John Brittain has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)

Penticton man killed ex-wife’s 4 neighbours to stop them from ‘bullying’ her

John Brittain pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

John Brittain has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)
Winter tires or chains are required on most highway routes in BC from Oct. 1 to April 30. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Winter tires or chains are required on most highway routes in BC from Oct. 1 to April 30. (Black Press Media File Photo)
John Brittain was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)

Penticton man pleads guilty to quadruple murder

John Brittain, 69, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

John Brittain was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter and Susan and Barry Wonch. (File)
Voter turnout has been historically low in B.C.'s civic elections. (Elections BC)

Boundary-Similkameen Wexit candidate faces messy exit

Arlyn Greig was one of two candidates for the party, both of whom had their endorsements stripped

Voter turnout has been historically low in B.C.'s civic elections. (Elections BC)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Director Connor Lang, left, looks at the display showing what cameraman Sam King is seeing during the filming of Walk With Me in Cawston on Oct. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Director Connor Lang, left, looks at the display showing what cameraman Sam King is seeing during the filming of Walk With Me in Cawston on Oct. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Snowfall with total amounts of up to 15 cm is expected tonight on the Okanagan Connector. (File photo)

Snowfall warning in effect for Okanagan Connector

Up to 15 centimetres are forecasted to fall tonight between Merritt and Kelowna

Snowfall with total amounts of up to 15 cm is expected tonight on the Okanagan Connector. (File photo)
Director Connor Lang, left, looks at the display showing what cameraman Sam King is seeing during the filming of Walk With Me in Cawston on Oct. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

100 films in 80 years says Cawston filmmaker

Joey Munroe is producing Walk With Me, which is being filmed in Cawston

Director Connor Lang, left, looks at the display showing what cameraman Sam King is seeing during the filming of Walk With Me in Cawston on Oct. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Randall Garrison

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Randall Garrison
Wilfred ‘Willie’ Charles Baptiste is wanted by police. (Kelowna RCMP)

Kelowna man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in South Okanagan

Wilfred ‘Willie’ Charles Baptiste believed by police to still be in the South Okanagan

Wilfred ‘Willie’ Charles Baptiste is wanted by police. (Kelowna RCMP)
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)
The South Okanagan Real Estate Board released stats Oct. 5 2020 showing that single-family residential sales in the South Okanagan more than doubled in Sept. 2020 compared to Sept. 2019, with an increase of 122 per cent. (Michael Lang / Black Press)

South Okanagan real estate sales boom in September

More than double the amount of single family units were sold compared to last September

The South Okanagan Real Estate Board released stats Oct. 5 2020 showing that single-family residential sales in the South Okanagan more than doubled in Sept. 2020 compared to Sept. 2019, with an increase of 122 per cent. (Michael Lang / Black Press)