Brennan Phillips

Penticton’s courthouse. (File)

Penticton man sentenced to house arrest for series of break-and-enters

Kyle Daniel Shaw will spend 24 months under conditional sentences

Penticton’s courthouse. (File)
An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)

Okanagan College and student union support proposed Penticton housing development

The Timmins Street development would add 219 residential units to the city

An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)
K Mountain was one of several familiar locales for Similkameen fans of Vancouver’s Peach Pit to see in their latest video. (Peach Pit - Youtube)

Vancouver’s Peach Pit debuts music video shot in Similkameen Valley

Familiar sights in Up Granville include K Mountain and the Grist Mill

K Mountain was one of several familiar locales for Similkameen fans of Vancouver’s Peach Pit to see in their latest video. (Peach Pit - Youtube)
Penticton’s courthouse. (File)

Prolific offender heads to trial in 2022 for Keremeos theft charges

Jake Soros appeared in court on Oct. 14 to plead guilty to other crimes in the Okanagan

Penticton’s courthouse. (File)
The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)

RCMP investigate suspicious death of 21-year-old Penticton man

Clayton Dyer was found dead on the side of the road Oct. 13

The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)
KVR Middle School (Google Maps)
KVR Middle School. (Google Maps)

Multiple South Okanagan elementary schools report COVID-19 exposures

One middle school in Penticton also had reported potential exposures

KVR Middle School (Google Maps)
KVR Middle School. (Google Maps)
The Town of Oliver’s Town Offices, which the town wants to get designated a heritage site. (Black Press)

Oliver likely to continue urban goose hunting program

Town council will decide whether to keep the program that has cut down on citizen goose complaints

The Town of Oliver’s Town Offices, which the town wants to get designated a heritage site. (Black Press)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News

Penticton mayor’s family lawsuit heats up with alleged assault counterclaim

The mayor’s brother alleges that John Vassilaki assaulted him in 2020

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

No end in sight after more than a year of delays for BC Housing projects in Keremeos

The two projects were meant to be occupied in June of 2020

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The Elks Lodge of Penticton raised $5,000 to donate to the
The Elks Lodge of Penticton raised $5,000 to donate to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which supports education and awareness efforts to move towards reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Elks raise and donate $5,000 to reconciliation fund

The money will go directly to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Elks Lodge of Penticton raised $5,000 to donate to the
The Elks Lodge of Penticton raised $5,000 to donate to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which supports education and awareness efforts to move towards reconciliation. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought again, but it’s not currently known who the new owner is. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s Kampe estate sold again

The property had gone back on the market after the previous buyer’s development was rejected

The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought again, but it’s not currently known who the new owner is. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Fire Department.

Suspicious fires spark near Skaha Middle School

Multiple fires were reported around midnight on Sept. 26

Penticton Fire Department.
Members of the Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue during a 2019 rescue. (Photo courtesy of Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue)

Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue assists ATVers on 27th call of the year

A group of ATVers had become stranded and one injured southwest of Oliver

Members of the Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue during a 2019 rescue. (Photo courtesy of Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue)
The For the Children Caravan, made up of members of the Syilx Okanagan Nation Alliance’s constituent First Nations, including the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, departed from Penticton on June 30 to head to the site of the Kamloops Residential School where 215 children’s bodies were uncovered. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

‘Truth and Reconciliation is an action, not a day off’: Lower Similkameen Indian Band Chief

Many left wondering over new statutory Truth and Reconciliation Day

The For the Children Caravan, made up of members of the Syilx Okanagan Nation Alliance’s constituent First Nations, including the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, departed from Penticton on June 30 to head to the site of the Kamloops Residential School where 215 children’s bodies were uncovered. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Image from Google Maps Street View.

Penticton’s Bad Tattoo co-owner steps down after backpedal on vax passport

Bad Tattoo will be requiring passports in Penticton from now on

Image from Google Maps Street View.
At 17, Aleena Harrell is the latest to join the Keremeos Fire Department as a student firefighter. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos student firefighter program going strong after over 20 years

Highschool program ‘a huge bonus’ for department, says Chief Bosscha

At 17, Aleena Harrell is the latest to join the Keremeos Fire Department as a student firefighter. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing vows to fight for ‘vital’ Penticton shelter in court

The filing is in response to the city’s civil claim filed in July

BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The weekly COVID-19 case map for Sept. 12 to 18. (BC CDC)

Keremeos sees new record of weekly COVID-19 cases

The South Okanagan Similkameen saw 111 cases over the most recent week.

The weekly COVID-19 case map for Sept. 12 to 18. (BC CDC)
Image from Google Maps Street View.

Bad Tattoo Brewing Penticton moves to cafe model to avoid vax passport

The business had previously announced it would not be enforcing vaccine proof

Image from Google Maps Street View.
The North Gateway area that is undergoing a plan to create a long-term creative vision. (City of Penticton)

Bringing together local needs and tourism focus of Penticton’s North Gateway plan

Local stakeholders came together for a week of dedicated design work

The North Gateway area that is undergoing a plan to create a long-term creative vision. (City of Penticton)