Jordyn Thomson

The Penticton RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on Dec. 18 for a Winnipeg Street residence. Methamphetamine, cocaine, suspected fentanyl, a shotgun and more were seized, and Daryk Reinders, 41, was arrested and is facing multiple charges. (File Photo)

Penticton RCMP seize illicit drugs, firearms from Winnipeg Street home

Daryk Reinders, 41, has been arrested and faces multiple charges

The Penticton RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on Dec. 18 for a Winnipeg Street residence. Methamphetamine, cocaine, suspected fentanyl, a shotgun and more were seized, and Daryk Reinders, 41, was arrested and is facing multiple charges. (File Photo)
The Canadians in the crowd at the 4-man bobsleigh ceremonies at the BMW IBSF World Cup jumped into action when the broken sound system couldn’t play the national anthem on Saturday. The Canadian team headed by Summerland-native Justin Kripps took gold in the event on Dec. 14. (Photo from Twitter)

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

The Canadians in the crowd at the 4-man bobsleigh ceremonies at the BMW IBSF World Cup jumped into action when the broken sound system couldn’t play the national anthem on Saturday. The Canadian team headed by Summerland-native Justin Kripps took gold in the event on Dec. 14. (Photo from Twitter)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas (left) and Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan talk with young dancer Summer Testawich at the 2019 Between the Lakes Pow Wow. The band members met on Dec. 12 and voted to hold a new by-election after the results of the 2017 one that appointed five new council members was successfully appealed. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton Indian Band to host new by-election after successful appeal of 2017 results

On Dec. 13, the membership voted to host a new by-election

Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas (left) and Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan talk with young dancer Summer Testawich at the 2019 Between the Lakes Pow Wow. The band members met on Dec. 12 and voted to hold a new by-election after the results of the 2017 one that appointed five new council members was successfully appealed. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Thirty-two paintings by Bob Ross, the late American painter and TV celebrity, will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2020. The upcoming exhibition is called “Happy Little Accidents” and is the largest solo museum exhibition of his works in Canada. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020

32 of the late painter and TV celebrity’s works will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery

Thirty-two paintings by Bob Ross, the late American painter and TV celebrity, will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery in 2020. The upcoming exhibition is called “Happy Little Accidents” and is the largest solo museum exhibition of his works in Canada. (Screenshot from YouTube)
Gary Haupt lost his upcoming job as a shopping mall Santa in Penticton after posting risky photos online. (Facebook)

Penticton residents, businesses embrace ‘naughty’ Santa

Gary Haupt lost his contract with Cherry Lane, but you can still find him at other holiday events

Gary Haupt lost his upcoming job as a shopping mall Santa in Penticton after posting risky photos online. (Facebook)
On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)

On This Day: 84 years ago the world was introduced to the theory of Schrödinger’s cat

The Austrian physicist developed the thought experiment to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation

On this day 84 years ago, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his thought experiment, ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ to counter the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Stock photo)
Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)

‘What would Santa do?’: Head of Santa school agrees with firing of Penticton man

Jennifer Andrews said the incident is lamentable, but Santa is held to a higher standard

Gary Haupt (right) lost his upcoming job as Penticton’s Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Santa for the holiday season after posting this image and another crude photo to Facebook. Jennifer Andrews, dean of the Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, Alta., said it’s lamentable but Santa must be held to a higher standard. (Photo from Facebook)
Gary Haupt (right) dressed as Santa at a recent Christmas market at Penticton’s Shatford Centre takes a silly photo with a woman who asked him to pretend to drink from a flask. This is one of the photos on Haupt’s personal Facebook page that landed him in hot water with the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, which decided to terminate his upcoming contract as their mall Santa. (Photo from Facebook)

Crude photos land Penticton’s Santa on the ‘naughty list’

Gary Haupt said his upcoming contract to be the Cherry Lane Santa has been terminated

Gary Haupt (right) dressed as Santa at a recent Christmas market at Penticton’s Shatford Centre takes a silly photo with a woman who asked him to pretend to drink from a flask. This is one of the photos on Haupt’s personal Facebook page that landed him in hot water with the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, which decided to terminate his upcoming contract as their mall Santa. (Photo from Facebook)
Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail - again

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail – again

Jesse Mason, 32, has allegedly been granted and breached his bail twice in two months

Co-accused in Penticton home invasion allegedly breaches bail - again
Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural

Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural

‘Calliope’ is meant to be a simble for weaving separate parts together to form a community

Vandals target Cowork Penticton mural
Kelly Lerbekmo (left) and her friend Amber Getchell enjoy a brisk walk along Okanagan Lake on a sunny November day. Lerbekmo received word in October that the cancer she thought she had beaten with the removal of most of her left lung had spread to her liver, giving her only two to three years to live. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Young Penticton mom hoping to beat terminal cancer prognosis

Kelly Lerbekmo is not ready to leave her son without a mother

Kelly Lerbekmo (left) and her friend Amber Getchell enjoy a brisk walk along Okanagan Lake on a sunny November day. Lerbekmo received word in October that the cancer she thought she had beaten with the removal of most of her left lung had spread to her liver, giving her only two to three years to live. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)

British man handed three-year jail sentence for sexual assault of Penticton teen

The man will be deported back to England following the completion of his sentence

A British man was given a three-year prison sentence in the Penticton court on Oct. 4 for sexually assaulting a person under the age of 16 in 2018. The man will be deported to England following the completion of his sentence. (File Photo)
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Lorne Michaels and the cast of SNL accept the award for outstanding variety sketch series for “Saturday Night Live” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

PHOTOS: On this day 44 years ago, SNL began!

The show aired for the first time on Oct. 11, 1975, hosted by George Carlin

Lorne Michaels and the cast of SNL accept the award for outstanding variety sketch series for “Saturday Night Live” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Several people from 298 Maple St., where a police standoff unfolded on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, were seen being handcuffed by police hours before a shooting suspect hiding in unit 117 surrendered. RCMP announced Thursday that charges have been laid against two individuals, Josef Pavlik and Jesse Eldon Harry Mason. (Jan Farmer Facebook photo)

Suspects charged in Penticton shooting, police standoff

Josef Pavlik and Jesse Eldon Harry Mason are scheduled to appear in Penticton court on Oct. 7

Several people from 298 Maple St., where a police standoff unfolded on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, were seen being handcuffed by police hours before a shooting suspect hiding in unit 117 surrendered. RCMP announced Thursday that charges have been laid against two individuals, Josef Pavlik and Jesse Eldon Harry Mason. (Jan Farmer Facebook photo)
Canadian figure skating champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Penticton Oct. 6 with the Rock the Rink tour. This will be the pair’s last tour as they have announced they are retiring from the world of competitive figure skating. (Contributed)

‘Interesting mixture of emotions’: Scott Moir reflects on final tour with Tessa Virtue

The Canadian figure skating champions will be skating through B.C. for Rock the Rink tour

Canadian figure skating champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Penticton Oct. 6 with the Rock the Rink tour. This will be the pair’s last tour as they have announced they are retiring from the world of competitive figure skating. (Contributed)
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)
On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced the world to the Model T, historically the first “affordable” automobile for the public. (Photo from Pixabay)

On this day: Ford changes the car industry with introduction of Model T

111 years ago exactly, the world got a little faster thanks to Henry Ford

On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced the world to the Model T, historically the first “affordable” automobile for the public. (Photo from Pixabay)
Penticton businesses and schools are gearing up for the Climate Strike scheduled for Sept. 27 at noon outside of city hall. Penticton students will be permitted to attend the strike, providing they have parental permission. (Photo from Unsplash)

Penticton students get green light to attend Climate Strike

The strike is scheduled for noon on Sept. 27 at 171 Main St.

Penticton businesses and schools are gearing up for the Climate Strike scheduled for Sept. 27 at noon outside of city hall. Penticton students will be permitted to attend the strike, providing they have parental permission. (Photo from Unsplash)
Former South Okanagan elementary PAC treasurer charged with fraud

Former South Okanagan elementary PAC treasurer charged with fraud

The charge against Belinda Yorke is in relation to the alleged theft of funds from the committee

Former South Okanagan elementary PAC treasurer charged with fraud