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Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

Penticton man drives into oncoming traffic while fleeing police

The man has been charged by RCMP and is due in court at a later date

 

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a fire on Highway 97 Friday morning, May 20. (Contributed)

Fire rips through vacant home on Highway 97 in Oliver

The cause of the Friday morning blaze is currently under investigation

 

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)

RCMP confirm Mountie who pulled over driver in Midway was not an imposter

A woman claimed, on social media, she was pulled over by a police impersonator outside of Greenwood

 

A study that links the foster care system with youth homelessness has come with little surprise for Penticton nonprofit workers that work with struggling youth.

Penticton-based youth homelessness report sent to Victoria, Ottawa as a ‘plea for action’

The ‘Nowhere to Go Report’ was endorsed by Penticton council in February

A study that links the foster care system with youth homelessness has come with little surprise for Penticton nonprofit workers that work with struggling youth.
The fire at the Penticton Toyota dealership was visible from the surrounding area earlier on May 11. (Stephanie Lawrence - Facebook)

VIDEO: Damage to the rear portion of Penticton Toyota is ‘extensive’ after devastating blaze

A pair of firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting the blaze

The fire at the Penticton Toyota dealership was visible from the surrounding area earlier on May 11. (Stephanie Lawrence - Facebook)
Kelowna fire crews responded to a two-vehicle car crash shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. (Photo: Jordy Cunningham)

Fire crews in Kelowna respond to two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon

The collision occurred just after 1 p.m. Saturday

Kelowna fire crews responded to a two-vehicle car crash shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. (Photo: Jordy Cunningham)
Statistics Canada released new data on April 27, revealing that Penticton’s population has an average age of 49 years old. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

30% of Penticton’s population is 65 years and older: Statistics Canada

The agency released its ‘2021 Census of Population’ data on April 27

Statistics Canada released new data on April 27, revealing that Penticton’s population has an average age of 49 years old. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Pilot dies in helicopter crash on northern Vancouver Island

Investigators deployed to Sayward following ‘collision with terrain of a helicopter’ — TSB

Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue awarded for rescuing 200 people during Abbotsford flooding

Team of volunteers awarded for outstanding efforts with inaugural John MacGregor Award

Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)
A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)

VIDEO: B.C. MP condemns Putin’s actions, says hearts go out to Ukraine

Conservative posts video calling invasion of Ukraine ‘illegal and immoral’

A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)
Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

B.C. missionary in Ukraine shifts focus to helping those impacted by war

‘The whole city is at work, and not just missionairies,’ says Ukranian mission worker

Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
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Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s first baby of 2022 born to Lee Creek couple

Eliza Amber Schwartz arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m.

Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)
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‘Stunned’: 911 operators’ union says E-Comm changes to shorten wait times are ‘unacceptable’

New system would have operators disconnect after transferring callers

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New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take

Change will allow operators to disconnect once a caller is in the ambulance line

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Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain

Residents describe destruction in rural area when Coquihalla River changed course

Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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