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A 44-year-old Penticton man well known to police faces multiple charges for damaging a Summerland store using a chainsaw. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Chainsaw-wielding man faces multiple charges for incident at Summerland store

A 44-year-old Penticton man known to police is in custody

A 44-year-old Penticton man well known to police faces multiple charges for damaging a Summerland store using a chainsaw. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Facebook)

26-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Penticton

RCMP say she was speeding before her vehicle crossed the double solid line

A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Facebook)
Kevin coming to greet friend Kyle Sunderman. (Kyle Sunderman)

Kevin, the broken-winged Penticton goose, is back after mysterious disappearance

The locally famous bird hadn’t been seen in Penticton in months

Kevin coming to greet friend Kyle Sunderman. (Kyle Sunderman)
Chainsaw wielding man barricades himself in Summerland store Friday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Chainsaw wielding man surrenders after one hour stand-off in Summerland

The man barricaded himself in the Trout Creek gas station store

Chainsaw wielding man barricades himself in Summerland store Friday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A man sits above a raging Ellis Creek in Penticton in 2019. City council is looking at a restoration plan for the creek that would address its flooding and habitat issues, but with a price of $30 million. (Mark Brett photo - Western News files)

Special meeting called to discuss restoration and salmon numbers at Penticton creek

The Ellis Creek restoration meeting takes place Oct. 22

A man sits above a raging Ellis Creek in Penticton in 2019. City council is looking at a restoration plan for the creek that would address its flooding and habitat issues, but with a price of $30 million. (Mark Brett photo - Western News files)
The RCMP have released surveillance footage of two suspects in the hopes of getting the public’s assistance in identifying them following a robbery of the Penticton Shopper’s Drug Mart. (RCMP)

RCMP search for robbers who allegedly threatened Penticton business with bear spray

A man and a woman threatened employees with bear spray before stealing merchandise

The RCMP have released surveillance footage of two suspects in the hopes of getting the public’s assistance in identifying them following a robbery of the Penticton Shopper’s Drug Mart. (RCMP)
A teenager lost at night was rescued by Penticton Search and Rescue who used the teen's cellphone to pinpoint his location. (PENSAR Facebook)

Late night rescue of teen lost in remote area of Penticton

The 19-year-old was found in steep terrain

A teenager lost at night was rescued by Penticton Search and Rescue who used the teen's cellphone to pinpoint his location. (PENSAR Facebook)
The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)

Latest homicide in Penticton appears to be targeted: RCMP

Two recent murders in Penticton not connected, says Penticton police chief

The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)
This buck has got himself tangled in some Christmas lights in Penticton. Gypsy Mireille photo (Facebook)

Deer tangles with Christmas a bit early in Penticton

Buck spotted around town with his antlers tangled in Christmas lights

This buck has got himself tangled in some Christmas lights in Penticton. Gypsy Mireille photo (Facebook)
Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)

Are you brave enough to tour Oliver’s ghost town at night?

Fairview’s history full of grisly deaths and strange occurrences, says Oliver museum curator

Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)
Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)

Injured cyclist rescued from KVR Trail in Penticton

This was Penticton Search and Rescue’s second call on Saturday

Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.

IH CEO rejects Penticton’s request to restore funding to Pathways

IH says services to addictions have increased since the health authority took over

Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.
It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)

Popular Summerland skeleton display welcome baby girl

Dr. Bones delivers skeleton baby on Trout Creek lawn

It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)
Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)

VIDEO: Trying to survive the streets of Penticton

Newly released videos show the real stories of people experiencing homelessness

Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)
Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)

VIDEO: Don’t throw water on stove-top grease fire: Oliver Fire Department

Video shows how throwing half a cup of water on fire reacts like an explosion

Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)
The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton councillor questions why COVID restart funds haven’t been spent

‘Businesses and families hanging on by their fingernails’: Judy Sentes

The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief

Crime caseloads has put Penticton in crisis mode: Mayor

Penticton’s reputation with residents and tourists at stake, says one councillor

Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief
Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief

Penticton council decides on hiring more police, bylaw officers

Penticton officers have the highest caseload in B.C.: Police chief

Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief
Skeleton family having some fun using each other's arms as bats to hit down the pumpkin pinata.

Naramata family scares up daily boneyard displays for Halloween

The skeletons’ antics change daily and can viewed day or night

Skeleton family having some fun using each other's arms as bats to hit down the pumpkin pinata.
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No foul play suspected with body found across from Penticton detachment

RCMP said the deceased was a local man experiencing homelessness

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