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Penticton Vees forward Jackson Nieuwendyk joined by the team’s McDonald’s 7th skater. Children across the community have the opportunity to step on the ice with members of the team ahead of each game. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Vees are hosting a public skate at McClaren Arena. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)

Skate with the Penticton Vees at McClaren Arena this holiday season

Players will take to the ice on Wednesday night, Dec. 6

 

Anna Lopez (left) and Kailyn Beaudoin are aiming to collect 1,000 toys for kids in need ahead of Penticton Secondary’s Tot for Toys Fundraiser on Dec. 8.

Grade 12 duo leads much-needed return of Pen High’s flagship Christmas fundraiser

Kailyn Beaudoin and Anna López are at the forefront of the Dec. 8 Toys for Tots fundraiser

 

Penticton Emergency Support Services were the recent recipient of the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton’s emergency support team recognized nationally for ‘outstanding achievements’

The team supported evacuees from 20 communities, including those affected by the Lytton wildfires

 

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)

Update: Penticton excluded from Car-40 program, RCMP respond to 2,240 mental health calls in 2021

Mayor and police chief both say the need for mental health help is urgent

Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Update: 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon raises over $100,000 goal

The OSNS telethon returned to Cherry Lane mall and was a huge success

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)

Penticton Vees change time of Teddy Bear Toss game to 7 p.m.

Vees play West Kelowna Warriors at 7 p.m., giving people time to enjoy Santa Parade and game

Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)
Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)

‘10,000 Tonight’: Penticton high school students ready to pick up food at your doorstep

Pen High and Princess Margeret students will go from home to home Nov. 24 and collect items

Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Join Santa for a run across Penticton this weekend

All money raised during the Santa Rec Run will go to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Community reunites at Penticton mall for 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon

The fundraiser will feature local entertainment Saturday and be broadcasted on live TV

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Penticton Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Josh Niedermayer and Cal Arnott from the Penticton Vees colouring the team’s logo at school on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Twitter)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees players go back in time, spend day at elementary school

Six players were joined by the team’s mascot, Harvee, at Uplands Elementary

Josh Niedermayer and Cal Arnott from the Penticton Vees colouring the team’s logo at school on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Twitter)
Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)

Penticton brewery hosting movie nights in support of Apex skiers

A pair of B.C.-made, ski-themed movies will be played at Slackwater Brewing this month

Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)