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The geotechnical assessment of the slide area near Keremeos after Jan. 16’s slide found further potential rock fall areas on the mountainside. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Rockslide report finds high risk as evacuation order near Keremeos expires

The slide damaged a trailer and other structures at the Eagle RV Park on Jan. 16

The geotechnical assessment of the slide area near Keremeos after Jan. 16’s slide found further potential rock fall areas on the mountainside. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
Members of the Four Seasons Cultural Society at the announcement for the Pow Wow Between the Lakes. The Pow Wow will be held at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the first time in 2023. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

‘Healing the Nation’: Penticton’s Pow Wow Between the Lakes returns this June

June marks the first time the event will be held in the city since settlers came to the region

Members of the Four Seasons Cultural Society at the announcement for the Pow Wow Between the Lakes. The Pow Wow will be held at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the first time in 2023. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Cawston actor Joey Munroe, right, in a still shot opposite Bruce Willis in the recently released film Detective Knight: Independence. (Submitted)

From small town Cawston to co-starring with Bruce Willis; Joey Munroe is living his dream

The actor has continued to push further to inspire kids just like he was

Cawston actor Joey Munroe, right, in a still shot opposite Bruce Willis in the recently released film Detective Knight: Independence. (Submitted)
B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News File)

South Okanagan man gets additional 424 days in jail

Parker James Ardiel was in the news in 2020 for a multi-province crime spree

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News File)
Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)

54-40 returns to headline Penticton Peach Festival stage

Doug & the Slugs will open for the Vancouver band on Aug. 12

Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)
A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)

Warming and cooling temperatures keep evacuation order in place after Keremeos rockslide

Residents of the Eagle RV Park have been evacuated since the start of the week

A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)
The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)

Freestyle Motocross World Tour to take over South Okanagan Events Centre

Death-defying stunts and tricks coming to Penticton in March

The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Okanagan hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

Highway 3 reopens following rockslide near Keremeos

The Eagle RV Park evacuations have not yet been rescinded

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)

Rock slide in Keremeos damages trailer and tent, closes Highway 3

Unconfirmed reports that an evacuation is taking place in the area

A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)
Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)

Fan-favourite Aaron Pritchett to headline Penticton Peach Festival country night

Pritchett returns to the Peachfest stage alongside newcomer Matt Lang

Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)
Toni Russell holds up a copy of Bill 44, which removed the ability for stratas to ban rentals or use 19+ age restrictions. Now the strata at Cherry Lane Towers where she lives is trying to turn the condo complex into a 55+ community. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan senior fighting to keep condo strata from becoming 55+ only

Toni Russell is concerned about the impact to her financial future

Toni Russell holds up a copy of Bill 44, which removed the ability for stratas to ban rentals or use 19+ age restrictions. Now the strata at Cherry Lane Towers where she lives is trying to turn the condo complex into a 55+ community. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Summerland’s Unisus School. (Summerland Review File)

Okanagan private school ordered to pay salary owed to illegal foreign teacher

Summerland’s Unisus school lost their appeal and was ordered to pay the teacher over the $1,100 owed

Summerland’s Unisus School. (Summerland Review File)
Ashnola at the Crossing. (Keremeos Review - File)

Keremeos youth addiction treatment centre won’t re-open

Ashnola at the Crossing will be replaced by 30 treatment beds split between 2 new locations

Ashnola at the Crossing. (Keremeos Review - File)
Scales of justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

‘Good luck to you’: Judge gives prolific Penticton thief conditional sentence after signs of change

Matthew Corey Toker was described as having made substantial positive changes to his life

Scales of justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
The Keremeos Grist Mill heritage site in December, 2022. (Grist Mill photo)

Keremeos Grist Mill campground already seeing rush of reservations

Bookings for BC Parks campsites opened on Jan. 3

The Keremeos Grist Mill heritage site in December, 2022. (Grist Mill photo)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)

Summerland assault trial delayed to get accused new lawyer

The accused disagreed with how his lawyer was representing him

Penticton’s Law Courts. (File photo)
Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)

Colourful ice returns to Highway 3A between Twin Lakes and Kaleden

The yearly tradition continues to brighten up the winter

Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)
The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth over $8 million. (Google Maps)

Penticton’s most expensive home worth over $8.3 million

BC Assessments increase 14% for Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos

The property at 345 Lower Bench Road is the most valuable in Penticton, worth over $8 million. (Google Maps)