Logan Lockhart

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)

Watch out for roaming horses on Highway 97 south of Penticton

The wildlife advisory was posted Tuesday morning, April 19

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)
An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.

B.C. musician to honour Elton John and Billy Joel in Oliver this June

Tribute show on June 12 will include songs from both musicians

An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.
Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)

‘Instability’ and ‘unpredictability’ cause Okanagan temperatures to drop this weekend

Springtime convection has officially arrived in the region: Environment Canada

Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

Okanagan man crushed in recycling truck succumbs to injuries

The 52-year-old had been sleeping in an recycling dumpster that was picked up by the truck

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, tabled Bill C in the House of Commons on March 31, proposing to eliminate the federal excise tax on low-alcoholic beer. (Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings)

B.C. MP wants to eliminate tax on low-alcohol beer

Beer with an alcohol percentage of 0.5 or below is subject to the new proposal

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, tabled Bill C in the House of Commons on March 31, proposing to eliminate the federal excise tax on low-alcoholic beer. (Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Foo Fighters’ show in the Okanagan officially cancelled after death of drummer

All of the band’s upcoming scheduled shows won’t proceed after the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins

FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)

B.C. man denied refund on Canucks tickets after ‘surprise’ COVID-19 cancellations

Ben Orritt was hoping to take his family to Vancouver in January to attend their first game

West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
Penticton Law Courts. (File Photo)

430 more days in jail for Penticton man convicted of break and enter, assault

Josef Pavlik pleaded guilty to breaking into a home and assaulting a man

Penticton Law Courts. (File Photo)
Penticton’s Columbia Elementary School was vandalized with graffiti on Friday night (March 18) condoning the use of drugs. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton’s Columbia Elementary School vandalized with graffiti overnight

Graffiti could be seen covered across the back of the school as of Saturday afternoon (March 19)

Penticton’s Columbia Elementary School was vandalized with graffiti on Friday night (March 18) condoning the use of drugs. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

Penticton RCMP seizes $3,200 in drugs after multi-week investigation

Drug-related charges to a 31-year old man will be passed along to the BC Prosecution Service

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)

Youth hockey player with neck injury waits 42 minutes for ambulance in Penticton

‘We know it can be stressful waiting for an ambulance,’: BC Emergency Health Services said

A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

‘A lack of data’: B.C.-based concussion research diving into world of women’s hockey

UBC research will be among the first to explore head injuries for women’s athletes

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Four different search and rescue teams worked together on Monday night to rescue a hiker who slipped on rocks near the Anarchist Mountain lookout off Highway 3. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Injured hiker spends night on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos

South Okanagan Search and Rescue teams helped extract the hiker via helicopter Tuesday

Four different search and rescue teams worked together on Monday night to rescue a hiker who slipped on rocks near the Anarchist Mountain lookout off Highway 3. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
Barking Parrot shows their support of Ukraine in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘Heartening, but not surprising’: Over $26k raised for Ukraine Friday night in Penticton

Hundreds of people made their way to the Barking Parrot for a barbecue fundraiser

Barking Parrot shows their support of Ukraine in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).

Over 200 skiers to compete near Penticton for Okanagan-wide event Sunday

Competitors of all ages will take part in a cross country ski event at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 29, 2019. The famed band will perform for an Okanagan audience on Oct. 1 when they rock the stage at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Majority of Foo Fighters tickets sold in record time for Okanagan concert

The band’s upcoming show is expected to be the fastest-selling in the Penticton venue’s history

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 29, 2019. The famed band will perform for an Okanagan audience on Oct. 1 when they rock the stage at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Former Olympians Venla Hovi and Joanne Malar were guest speakers at Penticton’s Pinnacles FC on Tuesday (March 8) for International Woman’s Day. (Photo courtesy of Dale Cory)

2 former Olympians visit Penticton to inspire 80 girls soccer players

The athletes came to Penticton’s Pinnacles FC to celebrate International Woman’s Day

Former Olympians Venla Hovi and Joanne Malar were guest speakers at Penticton’s Pinnacles FC on Tuesday (March 8) for International Woman’s Day. (Photo courtesy of Dale Cory)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Opening day in the Okanagan: Penticton golf course welcomes new season

The Penticton Golf and Country Club is celebrating its 100th-anniversary in 2022

Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)