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Hockey Canada goaltending consultant and Penticton’s own Justin Pogge is bringing home a gold medal after Canada defeated Germany in the final game of the World Hockey Championships on Sunday, May 28. (@pdiggler/Instagram)

Canada’s World Hockey Championship win has a Penticton connection

Retired NHL netminder Justin Pogge helps Canada take gold as goalie coach for the team

 

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives to attend the APEC Leader’s Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Canada and Saudi Arabia are normalizing diplomatic relations and appointing ambassadors five years after the Liberal government’s public comments on women’s rights led Riyadh to expel the Canadian ambassador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP

Canada, Saudi Arabia restore full diplomatic ties, appoint envoys after 2018 spat

In 2018, Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it wanted Saudi Arabia to ‘immediately release’ human rights activists

 

Sam Peters is one of just seven athletes from across Canada who has been selected to the National Wheelchair Tennis Development Team (Bowen Assman photo).

Okanagan wheelchair tennis pro named to Canadian team

Kelowna’s Sam Peters is one of just seven players who have been selected into the newly-launched development program

 

Ross Wightman was approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)

Lake Country man files suit after complications from COVID vaccine

Wightman was one of the first Canadians approved for compensation

  • May 2, 2023
Ross Wightman was approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)
Vernon’s Joey Case, a graduate of W.L. Seaton Secondary in 1996, is a 2023 Canadian Screen Award winner. (Photo courtesy of Joey Case)

Vernon man has Case for Canadian Screen Award win

Joey Case, Seaton Secondary 1996 grad, wins honour in Best TV History Documentary Program or Series

Vernon’s Joey Case, a graduate of W.L. Seaton Secondary in 1996, is a 2023 Canadian Screen Award winner. (Photo courtesy of Joey Case)
Local hero Jeff Symonds brings a storybook ending to the return of Ironman 2022 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Ironman Canada returns as professional race in Penticton

Male pro racers will now compete in the grueling triathlon on Aug. 27

Local hero Jeff Symonds brings a storybook ending to the return of Ironman 2022 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Andrey Melnichenko speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel during the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thomas Hartwell

Russian billionaire couple claims Canadian sanctions are unjustified and unreasonable

Couple says they’ve been mislabelled as close associates of the Russian regime

Andrey Melnichenko speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel during the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thomas Hartwell
Kelowna Rockets Andrew Cristall and Caden Price will wear the red, white, and the maple leaf at Hockey Canada at the upcoming U18 Hockey Championships in Switzerland. (@kelowna_rockets/Twitter)

2 Kelowna Rockets to wear the red and white overseas for Hockey Canada

Andrew Cristall and Caden Price are projected as high NHL draft picks this summer

Kelowna Rockets Andrew Cristall and Caden Price will wear the red, white, and the maple leaf at Hockey Canada at the upcoming U18 Hockey Championships in Switzerland. (@kelowna_rockets/Twitter)
Penticton city staff says it’s set aside funds over the years in preparation of the federal government’s decision. (Western News file photo)

Penticton left to pay $1.75 million in RCMP wage increases

Federal government won’t pick up the tab on a 1.75% yearly pay increase it agreed to

Penticton city staff says it’s set aside funds over the years in preparation of the federal government’s decision. (Western News file photo)
A basic adult anglers license in B.C. will increase to $39.56 per year in 2023, then go up to $41.15 in 2024. AdobeStock

B.C. raises freshwater fishing fees, with funds supporting angling and conservation

It will cost a little more to go freshwater fishing in British…

A basic adult anglers license in B.C. will increase to $39.56 per year in 2023, then go up to $41.15 in 2024. AdobeStock
The trend of rising food costs parallels an increase in the number of Canadians experiencing food insecurity. (File photo)
The trend of rising food costs parallels an increase in the number of Canadians experiencing food insecurity. (File photo)
NASA’s Orion spacecraft flew past the moon on Monday, December 5, 2022. The crew capsule and its test dummies took part in a three-week test flight that set the stage for astronauts on the next flight in a couple years. That flight, currently scheduled for November 2024, will include a Canadian astronaut whose identity will be revealed Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NASA via AP
NASA’s Orion spacecraft flew past the moon on Monday, December 5, 2022. The crew capsule and its test dummies took part in a three-week test flight that set the stage for astronauts on the next flight in a couple years. That flight, currently scheduled for November 2024, will include a Canadian astronaut whose identity will be revealed Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NASA via AP
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden share a laugh after Biden’s address to Parliament in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2023. U.S. envoy David Cohen says Biden’s visit was an authentic, intimate showcase of how important Canada continues to be to its southern neighbour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Biden’s visit an ‘authentic’ expression of Canada’s importance to U.S.: ambassador

Washington envoy says two leaders made progress on Norad, critical minerals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden share a laugh after Biden’s address to Parliament in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2023. U.S. envoy David Cohen says Biden’s visit was an authentic, intimate showcase of how important Canada continues to be to its southern neighbour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Asylum seeker deal between U.S. and Canada won’t stop drama at border, advocates say

New rules preventing people from crossing at popular border spot

Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)

VIDEO: Splatsin signs historic child and family protection agreement with BC, federal governments

Elders, council, honoured guests gather to celebrate legal support, $136 million over 10 years

(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)
This figure, shown at the Vernon Winter Carnival, is also the mascot for the Quebec Winter Carnival. What is the name of this mascot? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Francophone culture?

International Francophone Day, on March 20, is a celebration of French language and culture

This figure, shown at the Vernon Winter Carnival, is also the mascot for the Quebec Winter Carnival. What is the name of this mascot? (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna coaches and athletes were recognized for their athletic accomplishments throughout the last year on Wednesday night (March 8) at the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre of the Arts). (Contributed)

Szturc, Iginla among other Kelowna athletes recognized by City and PacificSport

Athletes from the 2022 Summer and Winter Canada Games and BC Games were also recognized

Kelowna coaches and athletes were recognized for their athletic accomplishments throughout the last year on Wednesday night (March 8) at the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre of the Arts). (Contributed)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
Lumby’s Michael Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)

North Okanagan athletes collect Games gold

Skier Matthew Leach, guide Chase Ferguson win gold in Para-Alpine Skiing at Canada Winter Games

Lumby’s Michael Leach (left) and guide Chase Ferguson of Vernon (second from left) won gold in Para-Alpine Skiing’s men’s slalom race Thursday at the Canada Winter Games. West Kelowna’s Samuel Peters (right) was fourth and Ronan Wiens of Salmon Arm (second from right) was sixth. The event was held at Crabbe Mountaiin Ski Resort in New Brunswick. (Facebook photo)