Penticton

Elk with birds on their backs spotted on Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Zed photograph)

Photos: Herd of 70 elk caught on camera on Penticton’s Campbell Mountain

A lot of elk have been spotted in the area but few have got photos until now

Elk with birds on their backs spotted on Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Zed photograph)
Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at multiple Interior Health facilities in the Okanagan

Interior Health has declared the outbreaks in Penticton, Summerland and Kelowna

Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)
Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Every Saturday, in snow, -20 C, count on Pat Wand working the bottle drive at Penticton IGA

Wand and set of dedicated volunteers helped raise $400K over 10 years

Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Parkers escaped fire damage on Nov. 3 after several fires were lit near the dealership. However, they did have their window smashed during that night. (Google image)

Penticton RCMP investigate several suspicious fires as colder temperatures set in

Four fires were set in the overnight hours of Nov. 3 near Main and Atkinson

Parkers escaped fire damage on Nov. 3 after several fires were lit near the dealership. However, they did have their window smashed during that night. (Google image)
Shelter and outreach operators in the B.C. Interior, including several in the Okanagan, have authored an open letter to Interior Health, BC Housing and municipalities calling for changes to the way the “homeless crisis” is addressed. The letter was issued Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘We are tired of the futility’: Okanagan shelters call for changes to homelessness response

Open letter addressed to Interior Health, BC Housing, municipalities calls for ‘meaningful change’

Shelter and outreach operators in the B.C. Interior, including several in the Okanagan, have authored an open letter to Interior Health, BC Housing and municipalities calling for changes to the way the “homeless crisis” is addressed. The letter was issued Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
Road conditions on Highway 97 at Highway 3A junction, just south of Kaleden on Friday morning, Nov. 4. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3A reopens following vehicle incident

Drivers can expect major delays in both directions

Road conditions on Highway 97 at Highway 3A junction, just south of Kaleden on Friday morning, Nov. 4. (DriveBC)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)

New president elected to Penticton Peach Festival board

Don Kendall served as president for 13 years for Canada’s largest free festival

Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)
The Okanagan College Students’ Union held a student solidarity walk-out on Nov. 2, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

‘Enough is enough’: students’ union hosts walk out at Okanagan College

The physical walk-out took place in Kelowna and was streamed to Penticton, Salmon Arm

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The Okanagan College Students’ Union held a student solidarity walk-out on Nov. 2, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Aloha from Hawaii’: Penticton Elvis Fest celebrates anniversary with a new twist

Elvis Festival returns June 22 to 25 at Okanagan Lake Park and PTCC

Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.

Headbanging metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society coming to Penticton

Tickets for the Jan. 21 show at the SOEC go on sale this week

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Camper controversy, recovering dogs, and fishing fun

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton issues warning after report of city worker impersonator

The man attempted to gain access to a home to allegedly test the tap water

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)

Atmospheric river from B.C.’s coast brings strong winds to the Interior

‘In the valley, it’s about the wind more than anything,’ Environment Canada meteorologists say

Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)
Local hero Gord Portman's dog Zippy was working outreach with him when the tiny dog ingested cocaine with meth in it. He was rushed to the vet but is still very sick and will need further help. (Gord Portman)

Penticton’s Zippy facing health setback as local hero calls for support

Gord Portman’s dog is suffering some new health issues since ingesting drugs

Local hero Gord Portman's dog Zippy was working outreach with him when the tiny dog ingested cocaine with meth in it. He was rushed to the vet but is still very sick and will need further help. (Gord Portman)
Master Cpl. Justin George, a member of the Penticton Indian Band has been deployed to Poland for up to nine months to help train Ukraine soldiers. (Submitted)

Penticton Indian Band Master Cpl. deployed to train Ukraine soldiers

Justin George deployed for 9 months to train engineer reconnaissance, explosives and de-mining

Master Cpl. Justin George, a member of the Penticton Indian Band has been deployed to Poland for up to nine months to help train Ukraine soldiers. (Submitted)
Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers were hired and are visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. One of them was bit by a dog while doing a wellness check Oct. 25. (City of Penticton file photo)

Penticton Community Safety Officer bit by dog while doing wellness check

The man with the dog subsequently threw a bottle at the CSO’s truck and ran away

Four new Penticton Community Safety Officers were hired and are visible in the downtown with a focus on social issues. One of them was bit by a dog while doing a wellness check Oct. 25. (City of Penticton file photo)
Penticton made movie Drinkwater is as much about paying homage to Peach City as it is about a dorky teenager trying to survive high school. It’s been a big hit playing for two weeks on the big screen at Landmark Cinemas. (Movie poster)

Opinion: Drinkwater movie is an ode to Penticton and has all the feels

Thumbs up for sweet storyline, cameos from Steve King, Vees coach and many favourite landmarks

Penticton made movie Drinkwater is as much about paying homage to Peach City as it is about a dorky teenager trying to survive high school. It’s been a big hit playing for two weeks on the big screen at Landmark Cinemas. (Movie poster)
Trevor Batoche was last seen in the Penticton area in 2019. (Photo- Penticton RCMP)

Penticton RCMP looking for man last seen in 2019

Police are still looking to actively confirm the well-being of Trevor Batoche

Trevor Batoche was last seen in the Penticton area in 2019. (Photo- Penticton RCMP)