South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

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

One week after one a mass shooting in Penticton, the community continues to rally around one another.

READ MORE: Four deceased identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

Many have turned to social media to express their condolences to the families involved and to share their own feelings by using #PentictonStrong.

View this post on Instagram

It was a very sad day here today in Penticton with the shooting and death or 4 people. It is such a beautiful place, but like many small towns (and big cities), it has its fair share of issues with homeless and drug use. Still a shooting…😒 We are sad to see such hate and violence in our still very new home. And sad to think that no matter where you go there are people who cannot control their hate. Yesterday we had a great day as a family biking from Okanagan Falls to Penticton and back via the beautiful KVR trail. One of the reasons we moved here. And an important reminder to make the most of every day because you don’t know what the next will bring. . #biking #bikingwithdogs #bdaug #mydognamedbailey #bikingwithbabies #kvrtrail #visitpenticton #gunviolenceawareness #pentictonstrong

A post shared by Katie Hurley-Ramey (@katramley) on

View this post on Instagram

#pentictonstrong

A post shared by serenahansen (@imserenahansen) on

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Revelstoke golfer heading to 55+ Summer Games

At 90 Audrey Lally does it for the exercise

Finding a career and finding family

When Marie-Pier Rodrigue-Jacques moved to Revelstoke in October 2015 she couldn’t find… Continue reading

Revelstoke artist paints mural at Free Spirit Sports

Free Spirit Sports has come a long way since the days of… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke May 25

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near Canyon Hot Springs due… Continue reading

Revelstoke Maternity Project survey available now

Researchers want to know about the Revelstoke maternity experience

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

KFD, COSAR rescue injured Okanagan hiker

Rescue happened after 1 p.m. on Lost Lake Trail in Kelowna after woman injured her leg

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Neighbours help save Okanagan garage fire from spreading

Neighbours knock down fire enough before BX-Swan Lake firefighters arrive to fully extinguish

UBC researchers want to hear from rural residents on health care

Once completed, the project will inform health care planning and policy decisions

Kamloops RCMP investigate violent home invasion

Police believe the incident was targeted

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Most Read