Logan Lockhart

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Arctic air invasion to sweep across Okanagan, Shuswap

Temperatures will be ‘10 to 20 degrees colder than normal’ beginning late Friday, Jan. 27

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: BCHL’s brightest stars put on show during all-star weekend in Penticton

The league’s 60th-anniversary all-star weekend featured a skills competition on Saturday afternoon

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scott Niedermayer, BCHL alumni lace up the skates at Penticton’s outdoor rink

The 2023 alumni game was part of the league’s 60th-anniversary all-star game weekend

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)

Lost skier rescued at Mount Baldy by Oliver/Osoyoos, North Shore rescue teams

Talon Helicopters and members of North Shore were available in assisting with Friday night’s task

Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)

Fastest skater? Hardest shot? Lineup for BCHL’s skills competition announced in Penticton

Hometown brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau will represent the Vees on Saturday

The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)
Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Freezing fog’ takes over Penticton sky

Environment Canada says conditions starting to clear around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19

Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)

Full capacity crowd for Thrash Wrestling’s Cold Blooded event in Penticton

‘Penticton is definitely a sell-out kind of crowd’: Wrestling returns to Penticton March 24

At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Duncan Keith, Kyle Turris serving as coaches for BCHL Top Prospects game in Penticton

Keith will join the Vees’ Fred Harbinson behind the bench for Team East; Turris to coach Team West

FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall plays host to the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game festivities from Jan. 20 to 22. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

BCHL all-star weekend in Penticton set to be first of its kind

‘This event is going to be one for the books for the BCHL,’ says Steven Cocker

Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall plays host to the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game festivities from Jan. 20 to 22. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Registration opens for Western Canada’s premier car show in Penticton

The show returns to Lakeshore Drive and Rotary Park on June 23

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Penticton’s Memorial Bench for overdose victims to be unveiled this summer

Gord Portman helped raise $10,000 in 2022 for the bench’s construction to become a reality

The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
Apex Mountain Resort’s skating loop is temporarily closed because of fallen trees. (Photo- Apex Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Apex Mountain skating loop closes due to large number of fallen trees

The resort says the loop will be closed for at least one week; night skating closed for even longer

Apex Mountain Resort’s skating loop is temporarily closed because of fallen trees. (Photo- Apex Mountain Resort/Facebook)
Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his game winning goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Fredrik Claesson (33) and Tom Pyatt (10) during the first overtime period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Scott Niedermayer, Kyle Turris among stars announced for BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton

B.C.’s own Tyler Johnston from the hit TV show Letterkenny, will also lace up the skates

Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his game winning goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Fredrik Claesson (33) and Tom Pyatt (10) during the first overtime period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The city of Penticton is warning residents of an ongoing telephone scam demanding payments for utility bills. (Image by Pexels from Pixabay)

Beware of ongoing phone scam in Penticton, city warns

City officials say the scam demands immediate payment of residents’ utility accounts

The city of Penticton is warning residents of an ongoing telephone scam demanding payments for utility bills. (Image by Pexels from Pixabay)
The Penticton Silver Bullets are back on the ice to represent the Peach City for the first time in 28 years. (Photo/Video- Luke Fraser)

VIDEO: Inside the Penticton Silver Bullets’ triumphant return after 28 years

The independent hockey team disbanded in 1994, before returning to Memorial Arena in October 2022

The Penticton Silver Bullets are back on the ice to represent the Peach City for the first time in 28 years. (Photo/Video- Luke Fraser)
Cannabis Cottage on 385 Martin Street, became the third cannabis dispensary to open in Penticton in August 2019. (Black Press file)

‘Remorseful’ thief returns money after stealing from Penticton cannabis shop

‘She was very remorseful, I’ve never seen anything like it,’ said local business owner Amanda Stewart

Cannabis Cottage on 385 Martin Street, became the third cannabis dispensary to open in Penticton in August 2019. (Black Press file)
A look at Highway 3 east of Osoyoos on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:45 a.m. DriveBC is reporting patches of fog on the highway for 70 kilometres. (Photo- DriveBC)

Fog warning issued for Highway 3 between Keremeos and Osoyoos

DriveBC is reporting patches of fog for 70 kilometres on Saturday, Jan. 7

A look at Highway 3 east of Osoyoos on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:45 a.m. DriveBC is reporting patches of fog on the highway for 70 kilometres. (Photo- DriveBC)
And they’re off: Riders in the 2022 Okanagan Granfondo at the start line in downtown Penticton. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)

Okanagan Granfondo in Penticton the best cycling event in Canada: global awards

The event was ranked second in North America, only behind Southern California’s Tour de Big Bear

And they’re off: Riders in the 2022 Okanagan Granfondo at the start line in downtown Penticton. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)