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Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)

Golfing from sunrise to sunset in Oliver for ALS

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club have taken up the challenge June 29

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)
Bentley resting on a bench at Kal Park in Vernon not knowing there is a baby rattlesnake curled up below. Bentley jumped down and was bitten by the snake. (Facebook)

Dog bit by baby rattler at popular Vernon park

The rattlesnake was hidden underneath a park bench when it struck

Bentley resting on a bench at Kal Park in Vernon not knowing there is a baby rattlesnake curled up below. Bentley jumped down and was bitten by the snake. (Facebook)
Longtime SOWINS volunteer Diane Fru (far left) walks with members of her family as they Walk To End Abuse Sunday, June 13, 2021. South Okanagan Women In Needs Society (SOWINS) raised a record amount this year. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Walk to End Abuse in South Okanagan breaks fundraising record

More than $53,000 raised so far while the pandemic has increased need for SOWINS’ services

Longtime SOWINS volunteer Diane Fru (far left) walks with members of her family as they Walk To End Abuse Sunday, June 13, 2021. South Okanagan Women In Needs Society (SOWINS) raised a record amount this year. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)

Condolences pour in for Kathy Richardson, Naramata’s 3rd homicide victim in recent weeks

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
The Heal family of Oliver lost everything, including their home, when their furnace caught fire on June 7, 2021. (Oliver Fire Department)

Oliver community rallies around family who lost everything in fire

Bbq fundraiser being held Saturday, June 12 at the Buy Low Foods

The Heal family of Oliver lost everything, including their home, when their furnace caught fire on June 7, 2021. (Oliver Fire Department)
Jesse Faulkenham, 31, went missing from his Grand Prairie home on June 2 and his wife was very worried for his well being. He has been found, seven days later. (Submitted)

Missing Alberta man thought to be headed to Penticton found safe

Jesse Faulkenham’s wife confirmed that after seven days missing, he is now home

Jesse Faulkenham, 31, went missing from his Grand Prairie home on June 2 and his wife was very worried for his well being. He has been found, seven days later. (Submitted)
Survivorship paddlers hold up pink carnations to honour women fighting breast cancer and those who have lost their lives on the last day of the Penticton Dragonboat Festival in 2019. Many Survivorship paddlers have become volunteers of Tomorrow’s Hope. (Western News file photo)

Offering Tomorrow’s Hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer in South Okanagan

Penticton dragonboat group along with other women offering support, resources

Survivorship paddlers hold up pink carnations to honour women fighting breast cancer and those who have lost their lives on the last day of the Penticton Dragonboat Festival in 2019. Many Survivorship paddlers have become volunteers of Tomorrow’s Hope. (Western News file photo)
A family in Oliver lost their home to a stubborn fire on Monday. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)

Oliver family loses home to fire

House had to be knocked down because of stubborn blaze, said fire department

A family in Oliver lost their home to a stubborn fire on Monday. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)
Tyler Johnsen captured this moment with two bear cubs play fighting while mom looked on near OK Falls. (Facebook)

Last summer’s wildfire in Penticton brings bears down mountain

Conservation officers hope residents near Christie Mountain can manage attractants

Tyler Johnsen captured this moment with two bear cubs play fighting while mom looked on near OK Falls. (Facebook)
Drivebc.ca posted the picture of the Anarchist Summit on Highway 3, just outside Osoyoos with slushy conditions on June 7, 2021. (Drive BC)

Snow in June hits South Okanagan

Residents of Anarchist Mountain, near Osoyoos, woke to the white stuff Monday, June 7

Drivebc.ca posted the picture of the Anarchist Summit on Highway 3, just outside Osoyoos with slushy conditions on June 7, 2021. (Drive BC)
Lightning struck this tree near a home in Oliver Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Lightning catches tree on fire near Oliver home

Resident thanked the fire department for quick action, saying the boom probably heard from town

Lightning struck this tree near a home in Oliver Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Spidermen doing the Penticton beer run in 2019. (Facebook)

Penticton Beer Run set for this month

8 beer stops, 5 eateries and 10 km of scenic Penticton on June 19

Spidermen doing the Penticton beer run in 2019. (Facebook)
Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)

Woman’s body recovered from fast moving river near Keremeos

Amy Sabean’s family has since been notified and the BC Coroners Service is investigating

Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)
A ban on all open fires begins in the city of Penticton effective, June 4, 2021. (File photo)

Fire ban issued for Penticton due to dangerously dry conditions

The ban aligns with unusually dry spring and expected rapid wildfire development, says fire chief

A ban on all open fires begins in the city of Penticton effective, June 4, 2021. (File photo)
Residents of a Winnipeg Street apartment complex were evacuated after a fire broke out in the parkade area Wednesday night. The fire was limited to a storage room. (Penticton Fire Department)

Fire at downtown Penticton apartment complex

Residents evacuated while firefighters knock down storage room blaze

Residents of a Winnipeg Street apartment complex were evacuated after a fire broke out in the parkade area Wednesday night. The fire was limited to a storage room. (Penticton Fire Department)
A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

1.6 % Penticton youth are experiencing homelessness

Of youth who participated in survey, 23.9% experienced homelessness at some point

A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
Penticton city candidate Isaac Gilbert thanks the vandal of his election signs for spreading a message he very much believes in and supports. (Facebook)

Penticton city by-election candidate thanks person who vandalized election sign

Isaac Gilbert said the vandalism of ‘I love gay rights’ aligns with his values and support of LGBTQ2S+

Penticton city candidate Isaac Gilbert thanks the vandal of his election signs for spreading a message he very much believes in and supports. (Facebook)
Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)

Boy becomes social media star with adorable ads for parents’ Penticton grocery store

Aarav Gaba does all the marketing for Global Grocers

Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)
LocoLanding owner Diana Stirling is speaking out after relentless attacks on her teenage staff and online for the business’ mask policy. (LocoLanding photo Facebook)

Penticton adventure park employee berated, brought to tears by parent over mask policy

‘It’s awful behaviour and it’s relentless,’ says LocoLanding owner

LocoLanding owner Diana Stirling is speaking out after relentless attacks on her teenage staff and online for the business’ mask policy. (LocoLanding photo Facebook)
Anita Froh took photos of a new born fawn and mom in the backyard of the notorious Winnipeg Street home. (Facebook)

Injured deer and baby living in empty lot of notorious Penticton problem home

Neighbours are concerned about the well being of the injured mom

Anita Froh took photos of a new born fawn and mom in the backyard of the notorious Winnipeg Street home. (Facebook)