Steve Kidd

He’s big and he’s blue

He’s big and he’s blue

Vees unveil the latest addition to their lineup

He’s big and he’s blue
Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Vees open at home with a win

Penticton Vees shut down Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News
Benjamin Manea and Sharon Wiener say they have closed the doors on Walla Artisan Bakery for the final time. Steve Kidd/Western News

Famed Penticton bakery makes final decision to close

Walla Artisan Bakery closes doors

Benjamin Manea and Sharon Wiener say they have closed the doors on Walla Artisan Bakery for the final time. Steve Kidd/Western News
Wills Hodgkinson and dad Tim cuddle in the shade of a fire truck visiting Holy Cross Elmentary during a rare trip home from Vancouver earlier this year.                                Western News file photo

‘Hero’ kid fighting cancer helping with B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Penticton’s Wills Hodgkinson helping raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Wills Hodgkinson and dad Tim cuddle in the shade of a fire truck visiting Holy Cross Elmentary during a rare trip home from Vancouver earlier this year.                                Western News file photo
City of Penticton workers pose with one of the needle disposal boxes being installed around the city. Submitted image

Needle disposal boxes being installed in Penticton

City announces safe ‘sharps’ disposal plan

City of Penticton workers pose with one of the needle disposal boxes being installed around the city. Submitted image
Bird banding at OSCA’s Bird Migration open house at VLBO. Photo courtesy Tanya Brouwers

Bird Migration Day back at Vaseaux Lake observatory

This open house is for the birds

Bird banding at OSCA’s Bird Migration open house at VLBO. Photo courtesy Tanya Brouwers
Marylin Keller, singing with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, just one of the many great acts you missed if you didn’t get out to the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News

Wrapping up Jazz Fest for another year

22 years old and better every year

Marylin Keller, singing with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, just one of the many great acts you missed if you didn’t get out to the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News
Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars performed at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival Friday, kicking off three days of great music. Steve Kidd/Western News

Jazz musician returns to her roots

Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars kick off Penticton jazz fest

Bria Skonberg and her New York All-Stars performed at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival Friday, kicking off three days of great music. Steve Kidd/Western News
After spreading a little Saturday afternoon, the Old Tom Creek fire in the South Okanagan is still rated as being held. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire

Winds stirring up wildfires

Old Tom Creek fire still being held despite winds blowing into grass Saturday

After spreading a little Saturday afternoon, the Old Tom Creek fire in the South Okanagan is still rated as being held. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire
The Okanagan Falls Fire Department was called to a series of four grass fires Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Bev Vanuden

Four grass fires in Okanagan Falls Sunday

RCMP investigating series of grass fires in Okanagan Falls

The Okanagan Falls Fire Department was called to a series of four grass fires Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Bev Vanuden
Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee

Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee

Vees lose second preseason games to the Wild

Penticton Vees lose at home to Wenatchee
A change in weather has helped crews working on wildfires in the South Okanagan. Submitted photo

Update: Snowy Mountain fire ‘being held’, weather helping wildfire crews gain upper hand

Change in weather has helped, but the wildfire danger is not yet

A change in weather has helped crews working on wildfires in the South Okanagan. Submitted photo
RCMP arrest same man twice in August

RCMP arrest same man twice in August

Suspect arrested less than a week after being released on bail

RCMP arrest same man twice in August
Dancers from the RPD Bhangra Academy performed throughout the afternoon at the Punjabi Mela. Steve Kidd/Western News

Dancing for a cause

Second annual Mela in support of cancer care and research

Dancers from the RPD Bhangra Academy performed throughout the afternoon at the Punjabi Mela. Steve Kidd/Western News
The Okanagan is getting some relief from the blanket of smoke that has covered the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News

Smoke lifting from Okanagan Valley

Health risk from smoke dropping to moderate levels

The Okanagan is getting some relief from the blanket of smoke that has covered the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News
Striking workers at Gateway Casinos are asking B.C. Lottery Corporation to investigate the company’s procedures while they are walking the picket lines. File photo

Strikers head to lottery corp offices

Striking casino workers urging BCLC to investigate Gateways operations

Striking workers at Gateway Casinos are asking B.C. Lottery Corporation to investigate the company’s procedures while they are walking the picket lines. File photo
Chris McCormack (far right), co-founder of the Super League Triathlon poses for a selfie under the race finish line. Steve Kidd/Western News

Smoke cancels Super League Penticton, organizers give pros a gift

Super League Penticton organizers decide to send all pro competitors to championship

Chris McCormack (far right), co-founder of the Super League Triathlon poses for a selfie under the race finish line. Steve Kidd/Western News
Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Air Quality Health Index remains high

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races
A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook

Roadside wildfire doused quickly

Peachland Fire Department contained fire before it could spread to trees

A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook
UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

Smoke still remains too thick for athletes in inaugural North American triathlon

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races