Penticton

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

 

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News

Penticton mayor’s family lawsuit heats up with alleged assault counterclaim

The mayor’s brother alleges that John Vassilaki assaulted him in 2020

 

Penticton resident Teagan Phillips is headed to Cambridge to get her Masters in the philosophy of physics. (Submitted)

Penticton resident off to Cambridge to pursue a master’s degree

Teagan Phillips attending renowned English university to research the philosophy of physics

 

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

Couple found dead in apparent ATV rollover near Summerland-Princeton Highway

The couple departed on their black and red Polaris side-by-side ATV in an unknown direction

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton Fire Department.

Suspicious fires spark near Skaha Middle School

Multiple fires were reported around midnight on Sept. 26

Penticton Fire Department.
Bear spray. (Contributed)

Penticton couple assaulted with bear spray while sitting in a car

Police are now looking to identify the suspect in the Sept. 10 incident

Bear spray. (Contributed)
(L to R) Nelson, Camelia, sister Megan, and mother Liz.

Daughter raising funds for Penticton dad paralyzed for second time

Nelson Vokey is paralyzed from the neck down following a golf injury

(L to R) Nelson, Camelia, sister Megan, and mother Liz.
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
The North Gateway area that is undergoing a plan to create a long-term creative vision. (City of Penticton)

Bringing together local needs and tourism focus of Penticton’s North Gateway plan

Local stakeholders came together for a week of dedicated design work

The North Gateway area that is undergoing a plan to create a long-term creative vision. (City of Penticton)
Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)

3rd annual ride in memory of Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)
Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Pelican pops into Penticton for a visit

The rare bird was swimming near the dog beach on Okanagan Lake

Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)
Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)

Penticton on track to break fatal overdose record

The local health area has seen 15 fatal overdoses so far

Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)
Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)

American lawyer fined for bringing guns across Osoyoos border

Washington lawyer fined $9,100 in Penticton provincial court

Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)
Taig Savage

Mounties identify murder victim found at Penticton high school

Taig Savage, 22, was found unresponsive at the track behind Pen Hi on Sept. 5

Taig Savage
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Murder victim found at Penticton high school not a student or young person: RCMP

Police have not been able to ID him nor do they think this killing was random

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek wildfire now held, evacuation alerts lifted

Evacuation alerts lifted for both fires as both blazes have seen little or no growth

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

Hedges Butte wildfire outside of Penticton now a Wildfire of Note

Crews will continue to work around the east side of the fire with suppression activities

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

More evacuation alerts as Hedges Butte wildfire near Penticton grows to 230 hectares

The RDOS and PIB have both issued evacuation alerts for residents nearest the fire.

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
Two BC Wildfire firefighters coming down the slope of the Hedges Butte wildfire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Photos from the Hedges Butte Fire Zone west of Penticton

The fire has grown to 100 hectares in a single day

Two BC Wildfire firefighters coming down the slope of the Hedges Butte wildfire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)