Steve Kidd

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races

Air Quality Health Index remains high

Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Triathlon Canada cancel Sunday’s races
A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook

Roadside wildfire doused quickly

Peachland Fire Department contained fire before it could spread to trees

A roadside wildfire near Peachland was extinguished quickly Sunday morning. Image courtesy Rory Vigue/Facebook
UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races

Smoke still remains too thick for athletes in inaugural North American triathlon

UPDATED: Super League organizers cancel remaining races
Celebrating our Children is the theme of the 2018 Between the Lakes powwow, starting this Friday.                                Western News file photo

South Okanagan powwow celebrates young leaders

Penticton Between the Lakes powwow continuing to grow

Celebrating our Children is the theme of the 2018 Between the Lakes powwow, starting this Friday.                                Western News file photo
Penticton bylaw at the 377 Winnipeg Avenue street on Tuesday afternoon watching over as workers boarded up the windows.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Update: Altercation involved a butcher knife at 377 Winnipeg residence

Moving truck has tires slashed at Penticton problem property

Penticton bylaw at the 377 Winnipeg Avenue street on Tuesday afternoon watching over as workers boarded up the windows.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man

Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man

Sheridan Graham was last seen Aug. 11.

Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man
RCMP have a man in custody after a series of fires around the Okanagan River Channel Sunday. Photos courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack

RCMP arrest possible arsonist in Penticton

Four suspicious fires Sunday near the Okanagan River Channel

RCMP have a man in custody after a series of fires around the Okanagan River Channel Sunday. Photos courtesy Skylar Noe-Vack
Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Inversion layer trapping wildfire smoke

Smoky skies for today in the Okanagan and Shuswap
RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee

RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee

City of Penticton employee assaulted while landscaping

RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee
George Canyon is performing in Okanagan Lake Park for country night, sponsored by Tim Hortons, on Aug. 11.                                 Lexi Bainas/Black Press

Penticton Peach Festival lineup offers something for everyone

71 years old and still rocking the South Okanagan

George Canyon is performing in Okanagan Lake Park for country night, sponsored by Tim Hortons, on Aug. 11.                                 Lexi Bainas/Black Press
Speaking at Penticton’s B.C. Day festivities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the federal government’s new funding for research and education about invasive mussels. Steve Kidd/Western News

Feds jump in to fund invasive mussels research in B.C.

Funding to help combat zebra and quagga mussels

Speaking at Penticton’s B.C. Day festivities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the federal government’s new funding for research and education about invasive mussels. Steve Kidd/Western News
There were selfies a-plenty as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted the crowds at B.C. Day festivities in Penticton’s Gyro Park. Steve Kidd/Western News

Prime Minister Trudeau visits South Okanagan

No politics, just bigger-than-ever B.C. Day party in Penticton

There were selfies a-plenty as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted the crowds at B.C. Day festivities in Penticton’s Gyro Park. Steve Kidd/Western News
Environment Canada is warning hot weather is expected to return to the Okanagan Valley this week. File photo

Hot weather returning to the Okanagan

Temperatures may rise as high as 40 C by mid-week

Environment Canada is warning hot weather is expected to return to the Okanagan Valley this week. File photo
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here visiting the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre Saturday afternoon, is visiting the B.C. Day picnic in Penticton tomorrow. File photo

Prime Minister planning picnic in Penticton

Justin Trudeau planning to visit B.C. Day celebrations in Penticton tomorrow

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here visiting the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre Saturday afternoon, is visiting the B.C. Day picnic in Penticton tomorrow. File photo
The Snowy Mountain fire is holding at about 11,000 hectares, thanks to cooler temperatures and rain. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire

Snowy Mountain wildfire holding size in southern B.C.

Calm night for major fires in the Similkameen Valley

The Snowy Mountain fire is holding at about 11,000 hectares, thanks to cooler temperatures and rain. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire
Merle Kindred shows off one of the examples of colourful embroidery she picked up while on a Cuso International-sponsored posting in Guyana. Steve Kidd/Western News

South Okanagan woman returns from 6 months in Guyana

After five decades of service work, Merle Kindred shows no signs slowing down

Merle Kindred shows off one of the examples of colourful embroidery she picked up while on a Cuso International-sponsored posting in Guyana. Steve Kidd/Western News
The Penticton Indian Band has lifted an evacuation alert on band land threatened by the Mount Conkle wildfire. Image contributed by John Bubb.

Penticton Indian Band lifts evac alert

Mount Conkle wildfire being consistently held

The Penticton Indian Band has lifted an evacuation alert on band land threatened by the Mount Conkle wildfire. Image contributed by John Bubb.
A view from Okanagan Lake of the plume of smoke that rose above the Mount Eneas fire today. Photo courtesy Sandy Baldwin

BC Wildfire holding steady on Okanagan Complex

Evening update on Okanagan fire situation

A view from Okanagan Lake of the plume of smoke that rose above the Mount Eneas fire today. Photo courtesy Sandy Baldwin
A large plume of smoke rose from the Mt. Eneas fire today, after B.C. WIldfire caused a burn to join it with the Munro Lake fire.

BC Wildfire merges Mt. Eneas and Munro Lake fires

Large plume of smoke seen over the fire was a controlled event

A large plume of smoke rose from the Mt. Eneas fire today, after B.C. WIldfire caused a burn to join it with the Munro Lake fire.
A plane flies over smoke billowing from the Mount Eneas fire last week. Photo courtesy of Meghann Fletcher

Progress being made on Okanagan wildfires

Danger not over, fires could flare up again

A plane flies over smoke billowing from the Mount Eneas fire last week. Photo courtesy of Meghann Fletcher