Kristi Patton

Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

South Okanagan RCMP seize firearms from residence

Penticton RCMP blocked access to a cul de sac off Pineview Road on Tuesday

Penticton RCMP had Gordon Place blocked off for a short time Tuesday afternoon. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)

10th year for South Okanagan Cherry Pit Contest

The event is a fun-filled way to celebrate the local harvest

Three-time cherry spit champion Colin Lacee of Edmonton watches as his cherry pit rises into the air, not making it far enough to beat the 2018 champion, Jesse Ashworth of Ucluelet, who had a record breaking 36.5 foot spit. (Western News file photo)
Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)

Boy’s best friend gets help from South Okanagan community

Community rallies around dog that needed surgery for two broken legs

Austin Zenger and his three and half month year old dog that just had surgery to repair two broken legs. Zenger’s neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for some of the costs. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Dump truck lifts power lines causing fire near South Okanagan school

Emergency responders dealt with two incidents at the same time near KVR Middle School

Penticton Fire Department quickly knocked down a small fire in the brush near the Penticton Secondary School running track on Monday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.

Wildfire crews working small blaze in South Okanagan

BC Wildfire said a fire north east of Oliver was ignited on Sunday night

BC Wildfire map with the fire represented as the red dot.
Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. It is believed the City of Penticton will announce next week the return of an Ironman event to the city for 2020. (Western News file photo)

‘Major sporting event’ to be announced in the South Okanagan

The City of Penticton is inviting the community to join them for an announcement

Jordan Rapp raises his arms in celebration as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada title. It is believed the City of Penticton will announce next week the return of an Ironman event to the city for 2020. (Western News file photo)
(File Photo)

Alleged South Okanagan rest stop robber arrested

Arrests made after couple allegedly robbed while sleeping in U-Haul at a rest stop

(File Photo)
RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager (right) with Const. James Grandy at a press conference recently. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan RCMP detachment busiest in B.C.

Penticton RCMP officers are dealing with the highest criminal case burden in the province

RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager (right) with Const. James Grandy at a press conference recently. (Western News file photo)
Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?

Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?

Ironman Triathlon has teased some news will be coming Tuesday

Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for the South Okanagan?
In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safety deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)

Fundraiser fro stolen tips not needed says South Okanagan business owner

A thief made off with cash and Burger55 employee tips earlier this week

In the early morning hours of July 8, a thief entered Burger55 using a key and robbed the business of an entire safety deposit box. (Photo: Facebook)
The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)

South Okanagan library being sued for almost $20K

Penticton man suing after backpack allegedly stolen

The Penticton Library and Museum and Archives. (Google maps photo)
Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge, the original members of the Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies. (Contributed)

Video: Crash Test Dummies hate bananas, love Okanagan peaches

Crash Test Dummies singer Ellen Reid sends a message to Peach Festival attendees

Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge, the original members of the Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies. (Contributed)
Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone

Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone

Jeff Pelly was sentenced for two dangerous driving incidents

Judge ‘shocked’ South Okanagan man’s dangerous driving didn’t kill anyone
Chef Victor Bongo’s Dinner in White takes place at the Bongo Bistro at Serendipity Winery on July 13 in Naramata. (Photo courtesy of Kenn Tam)

Foodies unite for Chef Bongo’s South Okanagan Dinner In White

Top Canadian chef to host special event in Naramata

Chef Victor Bongo’s Dinner in White takes place at the Bongo Bistro at Serendipity Winery on July 13 in Naramata. (Photo courtesy of Kenn Tam)
Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton

Two planes from the Commemorative Air Force are in Penticton this week for rides and tours

Historic military planes to take flight over Penticton
Traffic was backed up for long distances along Highway 97 after a fatal motorcycle incident north of Penticton on June 25. (Western News file photo)

Weather may have been factor in fatal South Okanagan motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist lost control just north of Penticton on Highway 97 and crossed the centre line

Traffic was backed up for long distances along Highway 97 after a fatal motorcycle incident north of Penticton on June 25. (Western News file photo)
Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President’s Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association. (Submitted photo)

Former Okanagan publisher and professor posthumously recognized

Penticton Indian Band’s Theytus Book’s publisher honoured

Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President’s Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association. (Submitted photo)
David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)

South Okanagan man sentenced for flashing teen in public park

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was sentenced at the Penticton provincial courthouse

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)
Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft

Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft

The boat was eventually found on the shoreline in the Munson Mountain

Pair charged in alleged South Okanagan boat theft
Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan

Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan

Motorcyclist was killed in 2018 near Oliver

Charges filed in fatal head-on collision in the South Okanagan