Kristi Patton

Friends and family of a young woman who died late last year are devastated after a memorial bench in her honour was stolen from a walking path in Penticton recently. (Submitted)

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

Friends and family of a young woman who died late last year are devastated after a memorial bench in her honour was stolen from a walking path in Penticton recently. (Submitted)
The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Airport. Air Canada released a revised schedule, offering hope for a return of flights cut earlier. (Kristi Patton – Western News)

Air Canada schedule changing out of South Okanagan, at least for the summer

Air Canada released their updated schedule out of the Penticton airport on Thursday

The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Airport. Air Canada released a revised schedule, offering hope for a return of flights cut earlier. (Kristi Patton – Western News)
Dr. Paul Cobbin and his family, including his mother Marguerite (centre) and partner Kimberly Pflieger, have made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. (Submitted)

Okanagan physician and family reflect passion for medicine with hospital gift

Dr. Paul Cobbin and family donate to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign

Dr. Paul Cobbin and his family, including his mother Marguerite (centre) and partner Kimberly Pflieger, have made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. (Submitted)
South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

Many in Penticton have turned to social media to express their condolences

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings
The Desert Park Exhibition Society in Osoyoos is looking for a new event to host at their venue due to the Medieval Faire not returning. One of the events they are exploring is hosting the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association/Facebook)

South Okanagan society looking to bring new racing event to their park

The Desert Park Exhibition Society board is looking into hosting another major event

The Desert Park Exhibition Society in Osoyoos is looking for a new event to host at their venue due to the Medieval Faire not returning. One of the events they are exploring is hosting the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association/Facebook)
A screenshot of security footage from Corner Vapes Penticton which was broken into on April 20.

Video: South Okanagan business owner distraught over thefts

Video shows two suspects enter the Penticton store

A screenshot of security footage from Corner Vapes Penticton which was broken into on April 20.
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

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

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
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are bringing their new show O Cannabis to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 9. (CheechandChong/Instagram)

Cheech and Chong bring O Cannabis Tour to South Okanagan

Comedic duo will be performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are bringing their new show O Cannabis to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 9. (CheechandChong/Instagram)
Okanagan man banned from convenience store for punching clerk

Okanagan man banned from convenience store for punching clerk

Penticton man was sentenced on charges of assault and theft under $5,000

Okanagan man banned from convenience store for punching clerk
Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)

South Okanagan woman who threatened mom and newborn pleads guilty

Sharon Constance Forner was arrested after a strange home invasion

Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. He has been charged with four counts of murder for shootings in two separate areas of the city on Monday. B.C. Prosecution Service spokesman Dan McLaughlin says Brittain is facing three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

Friend of alleged gunman in ‘absolute shock’ after four killed in Penticton

David Folstad, neighbour of alleged shooter John Brittain, said he’s a person you’d get to house sit

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. He has been charged with four counts of murder for shootings in two separate areas of the city on Monday. B.C. Prosecution Service spokesman Dan McLaughlin says Brittain is facing three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. He has been charged with four counts of murder for shootings in two separate areas of the city on Monday. B.C. Prosecution Service spokesman Dan McLaughlin says Brittain is facing three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

Friend of man accused of killing four people in Penticton in ‘absolute shock’

David Folstad, neighbour of alleged shooter John Brittain, said he’s a person you’d get to house sit

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. He has been charged with four counts of murder for shootings in two separate areas of the city on Monday. B.C. Prosecution Service spokesman Dan McLaughlin says Brittain is facing three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart
Rudi Winter has been identified by Penticton residents as one of the four people that was shot and killed on Monday. (Facebook photo)

Man fatally shot in South Okanagan shooting remembered as a ‘nice guy’

Rudi Winter was one of four people, two men and two women, who died in Penticton on Monday

Rudi Winter has been identified by Penticton residents as one of the four people that was shot and killed on Monday. (Facebook photo)
Sheriffs lead John Brittain, the man accused in a quadruple fatal shooting in Penticton Monday, into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)

UPDATE: Four victims identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

Man facing three counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder

Sheriffs lead John Brittain, the man accused in a quadruple fatal shooting in Penticton Monday, into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)
Penticton poet Shane Koyczan.

B.C. poet Shane Koyczan responds to fatal mass shooting in South Okanagan city

Spoken-word artist and poet Shane Koyczan shares his thoughts on a dark day

Penticton poet Shane Koyczan.
Standoff with RCMP in Okanagan city ‘resolved’

Standoff with RCMP in Okanagan city ‘resolved’

Southeast District Emergency Response Team was deployed for an unfolding incident

Standoff with RCMP in Okanagan city ‘resolved’
Okanagan man banned from BC Transit services

Okanagan man banned from BC Transit services

Penticton man is alleged to have caused disturbances for both the bus driver and the passengers

Okanagan man banned from BC Transit services
Western News file photo

Sentencing delayed for Okanagan woman caught vaginally smuggling drugs

Judge doesn’t like sentence proposed for Penticton woman who evaded RCMP

Western News file photo
Security footage image from a camera at the Prague Café in Penticton of one of three break and enters they have experienced this past week. (Submitted)

Three thefts in three days at South Okanagan café

Three break and enters, including two in one night, over a span of three days

Security footage image from a camera at the Prague Café in Penticton of one of three break and enters they have experienced this past week. (Submitted)
Okanagan College carpentry students on the construction site of Skaha Hills in Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan College carpentry program helping fill industry demand

A carpentry program with extra supports for Indigenous students is underway in Penticton

Okanagan College carpentry students on the construction site of Skaha Hills in Penticton. (Submitted photo)