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Penticton pub bringing in the summer with outdoor movie nights

Grease, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Bohemian Rhapsody will be featured at the Barley Mill in July

 

Peach City Beach Cruise returned to Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive to entertain thousands of car lovers June 24 and 25. (Penticton Western News photos)

Future of Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise ‘up in the air’ after Saturday night’s burnouts

Cruise president says this year’s event was a success, but changes needed for show to continue

 

The Penticton Power U20 team. The squad, along with the city’s U15s will play at the provincial championships this Canada Day weekend. (Submitted)

Pair of Penticton softball teams move on provincial championships in dramatic fashion

U15 and U20 teams will play in the finals hosted by Kelowna and North Vancouver

 

Andy Warhol's Diamond Dust Marilyn is among the items available at the 45th annual fundraising auction at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Photo- Penticton Art Gallery)

Penticton Art Gallery ‘back on track’ after raising over $45k at recent auction

The gallery opened its door for an in-person event for the first time since 2019

Andy Warhol's Diamond Dust Marilyn is among the items available at the 45th annual fundraising auction at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Photo- Penticton Art Gallery)
The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.

Peach City Beach Cruise rolls into Penticton to celebrate 20th anniversary

A total of 737 cars registered to take part in the event’s return to the community

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.
Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Elvis Presley enthusiasts flock to Penticton for return of beloved festival

Tribute performers from around the world will take the stage until Sunday night

Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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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)
The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Penticton selected as host for 2023 B.C. Mixed Curling Championships

The tournament will be played from Feb. 28 to March 5, 2023

The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Osoyoos couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Western Canada’s premier car show, a trip back in time and an annual art auction all coming up

This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)
Nolan Aubie battled out 11 other competitors across the country in the physique division to win a national championship. (Submitted)

Bodybuilder will represent Penticton on national stage after winning division title

Nolan Aubie captured a World Natural Bodybuilding Federation Canada title on June 18

Nolan Aubie battled out 11 other competitors across the country in the physique division to win a national championship. (Submitted)
Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)

Tennis lessons for addiction recovery clients in Penticton all summer long

The city’s tennis club is providing lessons to Discovery House clients every Wednesday

Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)
The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)
A Wednesday afternoon fire breaks out on Penticton’s Conklin Avenue. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

A Wednesday afternoon fire breaks out on Penticton’s Conklin Avenue. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Area proposed to be developed in North Wiltse Block.

700-unit housing development gets zoning approval from Penticton council

The first major hurdle for the North Wiltse Block has been cleared

Area proposed to be developed in North Wiltse Block.
Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)

Dream comes true for local hero as Penticton’s Memorial Bench becomes reality

Gord Portman presented an $8,000 cheque to city council for lakefront bench construction

Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)
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Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (Photo- SOEC)

Country music icons ready to rock Penticton this November

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (Photo- SOEC)