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The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department will be closing down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Cut to services at Keremeos health centre lab continue with staffing shortage

The facility is currently providing services to people who have an urgent notice from their doctor

 

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton wants province to match municipal funding efforts for affordable housing

Mayor Julius Bloomfield requests council to endorse resolution for provincial housing funding

 

Kevin, Penticton’s most famous Canada goose, seen on Groundhog Day 2023 on the shores of Okanagan Lake.

Kevin, Penticton’s most famous Canada goose, returns as Groundhog Day ambassador

The broken-wing goose saw his shadow on Thursday, Feb. 2, predicting six more weeks of winter

 

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (left) tours the Campbell River Food Bank with North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney during Singh’s visit to the riding on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Jagmeet Singh retrenching NDP policy around the needs of the working class

NDP leader addresses some of his priorities during Vancouver Island visit

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (left) tours the Campbell River Food Bank with North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney during Singh’s visit to the riding on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
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)
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)
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)
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 sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Absolutely no hockey’: Sticks and pucks could force Penticton’s outdoor rink to close

Hockey will only be permitted during a designated 2-hour period on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

A sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)

Blasting work to close Highway 97 north of Summerland on Jan. 6

The closure is scheduled for one hour on Friday, Jan. 6

Highway 97 north of Summerland on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo- DriveBC)
A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)

VIDEO: ‘Frustration’ felt after woman steals employee tip jar from Penticton cannabis shop

Cannabis Cottage on Martin Street shared the footage via Facebook of the brazen theft

A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)
RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)

Aggressive dog still on the loose in Penticton, RCMP confirm

The brown Mastiff dog was deemed aggressive by police after biting a bystander on Monday, Jan. 2

RCMP has confirmed with Black Press that a large, brown “aggressive” Mastiff dog that bit a bystander is still on the loose. (Twitter - RCMP)
Around six police cruisers and officers search around Edgewater Motel at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway looking for an aggressive large Mastiff dog that escaped a vehicle during an impaired investigation on Monday, Jan. 2. The dog is still at large as of Tuesday morning. (Shannon Stewart Facebook)

RCMP warn about aggressive dog on the loose in Penticton

Large brown Mastiff dog escaped a vehicle at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway

Around six police cruisers and officers search around Edgewater Motel at Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway looking for an aggressive large Mastiff dog that escaped a vehicle during an impaired investigation on Monday, Jan. 2. The dog is still at large as of Tuesday morning. (Shannon Stewart Facebook)
(Kicking Horse Resort)

Golden, Fernie and Invermere resorts among the most expensive in North America

The comprehensive list included 30 locations

(Kicking Horse Resort)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle Thursday, Dec. 29, on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos. (Photo- Anarchist Mountain Fire Department /Facebook)

Vehicle rolls over into ditch on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos

Adjust your speed due to icy conditions, Anarchist Mountain FD warned drivers after the incident

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle Thursday, Dec. 29, on Highway 3 east of Osoyoos. (Photo- Anarchist Mountain Fire Department /Facebook)
The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street. (Google View)

Flooding forces early closure of Penticton library on Christmas Eve

The library and museum were originally scheduled to be open until 3 p.m. on Dec. 24

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street. (Google View)
Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)

Social Services cheques stuck in the mail due to weather; many won’t arrive until after Christmas

Mail delivery of monthly cheques interrupted by erratic winter storm patterns

Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)
(Photo- Mike Biden)

PHOTOS: Missing dog found stuck underneath boulder; rescued by Penticton fire crews

Crews teamed up with the dog’s owner to make the save

(Photo- Mike Biden)
A fire erupted around midnight on 6th Street in Keremeos on Dec. 21. The battle was made more difficult due to the extreme cold and winds. (Keremeos Fire Department)

Midnight fire guts home in Keremeos

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation

A fire erupted around midnight on 6th Street in Keremeos on Dec. 21. The battle was made more difficult due to the extreme cold and winds. (Keremeos Fire Department)