Kristi Patton

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One dead after South Okanagan motorcycle collision

RCMP said the analyst report will determine if any charges are being considered

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Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will not be allowed from noon on June 12 to Oct. 15, 2019. (BC Wildfire photo)

Some fire prohibitions to begin in Kamloops Fire Centre region

Fire prohibitions on some activities and certain equipment to start on June 12

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will not be allowed from noon on June 12 to Oct. 15, 2019. (BC Wildfire photo)
No contact order approved between accused South Okanagan killer and his ex-wife

No contact order approved between accused South Okanagan killer and his ex-wife

John Brittain is accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife’s neighbours

No contact order approved between accused South Okanagan killer and his ex-wife
Suspicious vehicle at South Okanagan school prompts warning

Suspicious vehicle at South Okanagan school prompts warning

Penticton elementary school sends out warning to parents

Suspicious vehicle at South Okanagan school prompts warning
Crime Stoppers is looking for any information on these two people after an incident at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on March 29. (Crime Stoppers South Okanagan photo)

‘Ms. Fire Alarm’ sought after by Okanagan RCMP

South Okanagan-Similkameen Crime Stoppers are looking for a pair of alleged thieves

Crime Stoppers is looking for any information on these two people after an incident at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on March 29. (Crime Stoppers South Okanagan photo)
David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)

Sentencing of Okanagan man who exposed himself to a child halted

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals and several other charges

David Ernest Friesen, 66, was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a teen at a Penticton playground. (Facebook photo)
An employee was found dead in the storage area at the Superwash car wash on Main Street in Penticton in November 2017. (Google street view)

Okanagan car wash fined by WorkSafeBC after death of employee

An employee was found dead in the storage area of the Super Wash car wash on Main Street

An employee was found dead in the storage area at the Superwash car wash on Main Street in Penticton in November 2017. (Google street view)
Brad Eliason has come out of a medically-induced coma but remains at Kelowna General Hospital after being severely injured during an alleged assault at Okanagan Lake beach in Penticton on May 3. (Submitted)

Man accused of assault on Okanagan beach still behind bars

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen is facing multiple assault charges

Brad Eliason has come out of a medically-induced coma but remains at Kelowna General Hospital after being severely injured during an alleged assault at Okanagan Lake beach in Penticton on May 3. (Submitted)
Bird bangers may have caused South Okanagan fire

Bird bangers may have caused South Okanagan fire

Oliver RCMP said they found tampered with bird bangers at the scene of a fire

Bird bangers may have caused South Okanagan fire
Styx is playing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sept. 4, with special guest Loverboy. From left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. (Photo by Rick Diamond)

Classic rockers Styx and Loverboy to perform in the Okanagan

Bands announce concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Styx is playing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sept. 4, with special guest Loverboy. From left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. (Photo by Rick Diamond)
Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands

Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands

The Reel Peach Festival takes place during the Penticton Peach Festival

Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands
The Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen is experiencing slightly hazy skies as smoke from the Alberta wildfires and wildfires in northern B.C. are pushing into the valley. (Photo courtesy of City of Penticton)

Smoky haze over Okanagan-Shuswap from Alberta wildfire

Smoke expected to roll out as cooler temperatures move in

The Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen is experiencing slightly hazy skies as smoke from the Alberta wildfires and wildfires in northern B.C. are pushing into the valley. (Photo courtesy of City of Penticton)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

Update: No-contact order for accused Okanagan killer adjourned

John Brittain, a former engineer with the City of Penticton, appeared in Penticton provincial court

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart
While a mobile home burns in the background, firefighters work on a woman rescued from the interior of the burning building. (Kristi Patton - Western News )

Woman pulled from burning building at Riva Ridge

A fire took place at around 7 a.m. Wednesday

While a mobile home burns in the background, firefighters work on a woman rescued from the interior of the burning building. (Kristi Patton - Western News )
Chef Victor Bongo has opened a second seasonal pop up restaurant in Naramata. Bongo’s Bistro can be found at Serendipity Winery and is open for lunch, dinner and special events. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)

Top Canadian chef opening second restaurant in the Okanagan

Chef Victor Bongo has teamed up with Serendipity Winery

Chef Victor Bongo has opened a second seasonal pop up restaurant in Naramata. Bongo’s Bistro can be found at Serendipity Winery and is open for lunch, dinner and special events. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)
RCMP arrested an man who allegedly committed a break and enter on May 27 in the South Okanagan then entered into a slow speed chase with police officers. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

RCMP deploy spike belt in South Okanagan chase

RCMP eventually nabbed an alleged thief who drove across a spike belt

RCMP arrested an man who allegedly committed a break and enter on May 27 in the South Okanagan then entered into a slow speed chase with police officers. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
Members of the Osoyoos fire department assisted two stranded hikers on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Osoyoos Fire Department)

Search and rescue say app helped save injured Okanagan mountain biker

Penticton group assists in incident involving a biker on the Three Blind Mice trail

Members of the Osoyoos fire department assisted two stranded hikers on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Osoyoos Fire Department)
Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse Monday afternoon, following dangerous offender hearings throughout the day. (Western News file photo)

Update: South Okanagan dangerous offender to redo court process

Administrative error results in do-over for trial against Ronald Arthur Teneycke

Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse Monday afternoon, following dangerous offender hearings throughout the day. (Western News file photo)
Herbal Green Apothecary owner Jukka Laurio. Western News file photo

South Okanagan cannabis dispensary operator that was raided is going to trial

Store operator is facing one charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking

Herbal Green Apothecary owner Jukka Laurio. Western News file photo
A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter on Saturday, March 23. (PENSAR Photo)

South Okanagan search and rescue help injured climber

Search and rescue called on the assistance of a helicopter to help retrieve an injured hiker

A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter on Saturday, March 23. (PENSAR Photo)