Brennan Phillips

Surveillance footage shared to social media shows what appears to be an individual spreading gasoline, followed by a second with a flame that was used to start a car fire on Churchill Avenue in Penticton on Feb. 7. (Ryan Graham - Facebook)

Video shows man pouring gasoline on vehicle in Penticton and setting it on fire

Two suspicious car fires occurred around an hour of each other early Monday

Surveillance footage shared to social media shows what appears to be an individual spreading gasoline, followed by a second with a flame that was used to start a car fire on Churchill Avenue in Penticton on Feb. 7. (Ryan Graham - Facebook)
Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Celtic Illusion to enchant Penticton once again

The Irish Dance and magic show returns in April at the SOEC

Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)

Village of Keremeos partially opens while recovering from violent attack

Keremeos RCMP call Jan. 24 attack on staff a ‘terrible day’

The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)
Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)

Kaleden company gets cannabis cultivation license from Health Canada

Green Mountain Health Alliance also received their medical cannabis sales licence

Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)
Penticton Law Courts. (File)

Princeton man with 97 prior convictions serves 62 more days in jail

Crown asks for less time for Blake Dunstall convicted of domestic assault, fleeing police

Penticton Law Courts. (File)
14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)

Alleged Keremeos attacker back in Penticton court

The man accused of assaulting village staff will be in for a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2

14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)
Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.

Pink Shirt Day breakfast boxes are back in the Okanagan

BGC Okanagan is accepting donations and selling tickets for this year’s event

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.
Kelowna Law Courts. (File)

Penticton drug dealers sentenced in Kelowna Supreme Court

The two received different sentences for their trafficking charges

Kelowna Law Courts. (File)
14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)

Arrest after sledgehammer and knife attack on Village of Keremeos staff

The 41-year-old man is accused of assaulted employees and a police officer

14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)
Interior Health has issued a contaminated drug alert for light green chunks of down being sold in Penticton. (IH)

Drug alert issued for Penticton

‘Light green chunk’ being sold as down is contaminated with fentanyl

Interior Health has issued a contaminated drug alert for light green chunks of down being sold in Penticton. (IH)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)

No injuries after late night Penticton fire

The residents were not injured and are being looked after by ESS

A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

RCMP investigating shots fired behind Penticton’s Flamingo Motel

Bullet casings and a single bullet hole were found at the scene

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
Paramedics and RCMP respond to a call regarding a Seadoo crash on Aug. 5, 2021. One man was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

B.C. watchdog deems fatal crash on Okanagan Lake ‘very unfortunate accident’

A Seadoo accident in Summerland last summer involved off-duty officer and friend

Paramedics and RCMP respond to a call regarding a Seadoo crash on Aug. 5, 2021. One man was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Clayton Dyer, on the far left, entered a residential lobby with three unknown men three days prior to being killed. RCMP released the security footage as part of the investigation into Dyer’s murder. (RCMP)

RCMP release new video in Penticton homicide investigation

Video shows Clayton Dyer get into an elevator with 3 men days before he was killed

Clayton Dyer, on the far left, entered a residential lobby with three unknown men three days prior to being killed. RCMP released the security footage as part of the investigation into Dyer’s murder. (RCMP)
Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Rona’s garden centre roof collapses

The weight of the snow caused the roof to cave in

Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)

Helicopter crash, tractor rollovers and wildfires push Oliver Fire Department to record year

The department saw an almost 50 per cent increase in calls from 2020

A helicopter crashed in Oliver Thursday afternoon. (Oliver Fire Department)
According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)

Less than 1 in 10 can buy a home: Affordable housing key issue for Kelowna

The city also studied affordability in their 2021 Community Trends Report

According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)
The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in South Okanagan Similkameen

Penticton saw 155 cases alone to end 2021

The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)
A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)

Pair of avalanches catch skiers in Apex backcountry to end 2021

The skiers were cutting below the ski line when slope gave way

A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)
Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton, looking south at noon on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Icy roads chill drivers’ need for speed on Highways 3 and 5

COVID-19 and winter conditions had traffic cool

Highway 3 at Frontage Road on the west side of Princeton, looking south at noon on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022. (DriveBC photo)