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The Osoyoos RV Campground and Waterslides announced that it will be closing its waterslides for good and expanding the RV park. (Dana Lysen Facebook)

The last remaining waterslides in South Okanagan are closing

Osoyoos RV Campground and Waterslides made the announcement on Facebook

The Osoyoos RV Campground and Waterslides announced that it will be closing its waterslides for good and expanding the RV park. (Dana Lysen Facebook)
AIM Roads put this meme together to remind people that the sanders are out and to give them some room. Highway 97 saw several vehicles slide into the ditch or crash because of black ice Saturday night.

Vehicle slips on ice, slams into new Highway 97 cement barriers Saturday night

AIM Roads reminds people they have their sanders out using funny Sanders meme

AIM Roads put this meme together to remind people that the sanders are out and to give them some room. Highway 97 saw several vehicles slide into the ditch or crash because of black ice Saturday night.
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Ice volcanoes erupt along the shores of Okanagan Lake

From floating pancakes to dangling icicles, nature has turned this cold snap into works of art

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PHOTOS: Ice volcanoes erupt all over the shores of Okanagan Lake

From floating pancakes to dangling icicles, nature has turned this cold snap into works of art

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Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Theo’s will burn one bill. They will choose one lucky table and let you throw your bill into the fireplace. (Theo’s Facebook)

South Okanagan Greek restaurant wants to set your bill on fire

Theo’s is letting one couple throw their bill into the fireplace Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Theo’s will burn one bill. They will choose one lucky table and let you throw your bill into the fireplace. (Theo’s Facebook)
Penticton courts

Penticton man accused in random attack on boys freed on bail

Bryan Lamb took his bail request to the Supreme Court after being denied in Provincial Court

Penticton courts
George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Estate Winery, seen here enjoying the view and wine from his Cawston winery. Hanson passed away suddenly Feb. 7, 2021. (Contributed)

Condolences pour in for beloved Similkameen winemaker

George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Winery in Cawston, died Feb. 7

George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Estate Winery, seen here enjoying the view and wine from his Cawston winery. Hanson passed away suddenly Feb. 7, 2021. (Contributed)
Penticton Law Courts

Trial for Penticton man accused of random attack on boys continues in April

Bryan Lamb faces two unrelated trials in March

Penticton Law Courts
A cart with a homeless person’s belongings waits outside the makeshift shelter in a Main Street alley. (Western News file photo)

Cold weather shelter opens in Penticton for those experiencing homelessness

There is still nowhere for people to warm up during the day, says shelter operator

A cart with a homeless person’s belongings waits outside the makeshift shelter in a Main Street alley. (Western News file photo)
The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)

Safety barriers en route to Okanagan highways

Concrete dividers coming between Vernon and Armstrong, and in Summerland

The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)
This picture was taken Sunday morning in the Apex Mountain parking lot near Penticton. A whopping 27 centimetres of snow has fallen there in 24 hours, 85 cms in the past three days and 109 cms in the past five days. (James Shalman photo)

More than 25 centimetres of snow dumps on Okanagan ski hills

Baldy Mountain says the extra snow this week calls for extra caution in the backcountry

This picture was taken Sunday morning in the Apex Mountain parking lot near Penticton. A whopping 27 centimetres of snow has fallen there in 24 hours, 85 cms in the past three days and 109 cms in the past five days. (James Shalman photo)
Tickleberry’s has opened their downtown Penticton location early. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

The double scoop on Tickleberry’s opening in downtown Penticton

The popular ice cream shop opened up early and people couldn’t be happier about it

Tickleberry’s has opened their downtown Penticton location early. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Liz Marshall’s artwork displayed at Nautical Dog Cafe. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton art cafe showcases unique experience

The Skaha Lake restaurant is featuring six local artists’ work

Liz Marshall’s artwork displayed at Nautical Dog Cafe. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
People looking at Apex’s webcams did a double take when the video showed what appeared to be a skier upside down in the snow beside the chairlift. (Facebook / Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex dummy goes powder snorkeling

People saw the downed ‘skier’ on the mountain’s webcams, weren’t sure if it was a prank - it is

People looking at Apex’s webcams did a double take when the video showed what appeared to be a skier upside down in the snow beside the chairlift. (Facebook / Apex Mountain Resort)
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COVID-19 exposure at Summerland Secondary School

A letter was sent home to parents Feb. 2

Summerland Secondary
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COVID-19 outbreak forces Penticton Indian Band to issue ‘shelter at home’ order

There are now nine residents sick with COVID-19, four seriously ill

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Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)

Border closure delays trial for U.S. lawyer accused of bringing guns into B.C.

Shawn Jensen is charged with gun smuggling across the Osoyoos border

Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)
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‘He grabbed my neck hard’: boy testifies in Penticton assault trial

Brian Lamb’s trial accused of assaulting two children began in Penticton court

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Penticton courts

Penticton man accused of assaulting two children in a park faces trial this week

Brian Lamb, 50, is charged with two counts of assault in connection to the Kaleden incident

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Vaseux Lake in winter. (Facebook)

Dogs rescued after falling through Okanagan Lake

Good Samaritans saved the trapped dogs

Vaseux Lake in winter. (Facebook)