Karissa Gall

Residents of the 298 Maple St. apartment complex in Penticton where a police standoff unfolded Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 outside Unit 117 said they are relieved to be back in their homes and concerned about safety. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)

‘I’m glad they’re gone’: Penticton neighbours react to standoff, arrest of shooting suspect

‘I would like to not have to worry about our safety as much’

Residents of the 298 Maple St. apartment complex in Penticton where a police standoff unfolded Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 outside Unit 117 said they are relieved to be back in their homes and concerned about safety. (Karissa Gall - Black Press)
BC Housing opened Burdock House, the 62-unit housing project for Penticton residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness, at 594 Winnipeg St. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)

Province opens supportive housing for homeless in Penticton

Multiple supportive housing projects were announced by BC Housing

BC Housing opened Burdock House, the 62-unit housing project for Penticton residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness, at 594 Winnipeg St. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Karissa Gall - Black Press Media)
Penticton RCMP rushed downtown around noon on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 and taped off a house at 464 Winnipeg St. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

UPDATE: Shooting suspect surrenders to RCMP after hour-long standoff

Victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Penticton RCMP rushed downtown around noon on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 and taped off a house at 464 Winnipeg St. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
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Penticton man banned from BC Transit services, businesses granted bail

Dennis Baker is banned from Penticton Walmart, BC Liquor Store, Safeway, BC Transit, BC Housing

Western News file photo
(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)

B.C. man with 68 driving-related convictions, declining health sentenced to house arrest

Roy Richard Henry currently undergoing chemotherapy for brain tumour, sentenced to CSO

(Dustin Godfrey/Western News file)
Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million

Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million

RDOS staff say household tax required if $3.5 million in tipping fees waived as requested

Cleanup of bankrupt dump on Penticton Indian Band reserve could cost well over $1 million
Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover

Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover

32-year-old driver hid in brush after female passenger airlifted to hospital

Driver wanted in Penticton flees scene of serious rollover
(PG Humane Society/Facebook photo)

Stolen husky mascot costume returned to Prince George humane society

Suspect nabbed after photo surfaced of them wearing the costume, riding a bike in broad daylight

(PG Humane Society/Facebook photo)
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How long to save up for down payment in Vancouver? One study says 52 years

Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Greater Toronto markets round out the steepest three

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A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on Thursday April 9, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver mayor ‘disappointed’ with financial compensation for 2015 oil spill

The city received less than half of the amount claimed for the Marathassa spill in English Bay

A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on Thursday April 9, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Ucluelet man Gilbert Deforge is recovering after being bitten by what doctors believe to have been a bat on Sept. 19, 2019, possibly exposing him to the rabies virus. (Gilbert Deforge/Submitted)

B.C. man recovering after bat bite, possible rabies exposure

Gilbert Deforge was enjoying a late-night fire with friends when he suddenly felt a burning pain

Ucluelet man Gilbert Deforge is recovering after being bitten by what doctors believe to have been a bat on Sept. 19, 2019, possibly exposing him to the rabies virus. (Gilbert Deforge/Submitted)
Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast

Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast

Sotheby’s calls for gradual, tenuous recovery for top-tier market through fall

Vancouver’s luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast
Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA

Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA

Annual survey suggests unsafe driving continues to put kids in danger

Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones: BCAA
Stewart RCMP say someone intentionally shot 15 glass insulators off of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, causing a power outage on Sept. 21, 2019 and over $63,000 in damage. (BC Hydro/Submitted)

‘We’re not sure why someone would do it’: Vandal shoots out B.C. power line

This is not the first time someone shot glass insulators on the northwestern transmission line

Stewart RCMP say someone intentionally shot 15 glass insulators off of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, causing a power outage on Sept. 21, 2019 and over $63,000 in damage. (BC Hydro/Submitted)
The front entrance of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. (Google Street View)

One inmate injured after ‘major incident’ at Prince George jail

B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union says incident part of increasingly violent trend

The front entrance of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. (Google Street View)
FILE - Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announces a new mental health and substance abuse support program to be instituted in School District 71 on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo by Mike Chouinard)

Province announces $3.5 million in funding for community solutions to overdose crisis

Grants up to $50,000 will be available for municipalities working with a regional health authority

FILE - Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announces a new mental health and substance abuse support program to be instituted in School District 71 on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo by Mike Chouinard)
U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged

U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged

WWE wrestler Lacey Evans says she does not condone disrespecting law enforcement officers

U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged
Molly’s Reach Restaurant, a chief location in Canadian television series The Beachcombers, is now available for lease in Gibsons, B.C. (Google Street View)

‘Own a piece of history’: Beachcombers location Molly’s Reach up for sale

‘This is one of B.C.’s most photographed buildings’

Molly’s Reach Restaurant, a chief location in Canadian television series The Beachcombers, is now available for lease in Gibsons, B.C. (Google Street View)
Mountain Equipment Co-op and LUSH Cosmetics have announced their stores will be closed on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, so that staff can participate in global climate strikes planned to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. (Wikimedia Commons)

MEC and LUSH stores to close on Friday for global climate strikes

Retailers will be closed on Sept. 27 so that staff can march in demonstrations

Mountain Equipment Co-op and LUSH Cosmetics have announced their stores will be closed on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, so that staff can participate in global climate strikes planned to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. (Wikimedia Commons)
‘You nasty thing’: U.S. wrestler gets speeding ticket in Alberta

‘You nasty thing’: U.S. wrestler gets speeding ticket in Alberta

WWE wrestler Lacey Evans got a speeding ticket, posted reaction on social media

‘You nasty thing’: U.S. wrestler gets speeding ticket in Alberta