Penticton

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. She was driving a green 1993 Subaru Legacy with BC license plate MXH063. (RCMP handout)

Penticton RCMP asking for help locating missing senior with onset dementia

Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on Friday evening

 

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Arctic air invasion to sweep across Okanagan, Shuswap

Temperatures will be ‘10 to 20 degrees colder than normal’ beginning late Friday, Jan. 27

 

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)

‘Don’t worry he will be out in 3 days’: Man dressed as Jesus arrested at Penticton Anthrax concert

The man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the concert and into a police vehicle

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)
Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)

Interior Health testing radon in schools

Pilot project taking place in all districts and participating independent schools

Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)
Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)

BCHL ‘thrilled’ with how well All Stars Weekend turned out in Penticton

Game results and skills winners are announced as BCHL thanks Penticton

Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)
Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)

Cougar kills Penticton woman’s cat in front of her

The cougar had the cat in its mouth in her yard on Duncan Ave. E

Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)
Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)

54-40 returns to headline Penticton Peach Festival stage

Doug & the Slugs will open for the Vancouver band on Aug. 12

Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)
Jaiden Moriello (left) and Justin Katz hold the trophy after helping Team East win 6-2 at the inaugural BCHL Top Prospects game on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Damon James/Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors shine at inaugural BCHL Top Prospects game

Moriello and Katz will play in the three-on-three tournament on Saturday

Jaiden Moriello (left) and Justin Katz hold the trophy after helping Team East win 6-2 at the inaugural BCHL Top Prospects game on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Damon James/Contributed)
Forward Jaiden Moriello (left) and goaltender Justin Katz (right) are the West Kelowna Warriors two representatives at the 2023 BCHL All-Star weekend being held in Penticton from Jan. 20 to 22. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)

Sports Weekend Preview: 2 Warriors in BCHL All-Star festivities, Kelowna Rockets play 3

Forward Moriello, goaltender Katz are the two West Kelowna Warriors at BCHL All-Star weekend

Forward Jaiden Moriello (left) and goaltender Justin Katz (right) are the West Kelowna Warriors two representatives at the 2023 BCHL All-Star weekend being held in Penticton from Jan. 20 to 22. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Freezing fog’ takes over Penticton sky

Environment Canada says conditions starting to clear around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19

Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)

Full capacity crowd for Thrash Wrestling’s Cold Blooded event in Penticton

‘Penticton is definitely a sell-out kind of crowd’: Wrestling returns to Penticton March 24

At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)
Walking past this on Main Street, by the Smart Shoppers, you would never know there is all the makings of a Tim Hortons frozen in time. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

A look inside Penticton’s Tim Hortons ‘iced-time capp-sule’

The downtown location looks the same as it did when it closed 10 years ago

Walking past this on Main Street, by the Smart Shoppers, you would never know there is all the makings of a Tim Hortons frozen in time. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Okanagan hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
Jim Cotter advises Team Brown on their next move during the BC Championships women’s final Jan. 15, 2023. (Curl BC video still)

Vernon coach helps Penticton/Kamloops club slide out silver medal game

Women’s Team Corryn Brown coached by Jim Cotter

Jim Cotter advises Team Brown on their next move during the BC Championships women’s final Jan. 15, 2023. (Curl BC video still)
The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vehicle seized after attempting to run someone over and colliding into Penticton motel

Suspect has not been caught but police say it is an isolated incident

The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
IT Services is working to restore internet access to on-campus labs, libraries, and learning commons as quickly as possible. (Photo/contributed)

Okanagan College continues to recover from cyberattack

The college’s IT Services team interrupted a cybersecurity incident on Jan. 9

IT Services is working to restore internet access to on-campus labs, libraries, and learning commons as quickly as possible. (Photo/contributed)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Registration opens for Western Canada’s premier car show in Penticton

The show returns to Lakeshore Drive and Rotary Park on June 23

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Penticton’s Memorial Bench for overdose victims to be unveiled this summer

Gord Portman helped raise $10,000 in 2022 for the bench’s construction to become a reality

The site of Penticton’s Memorial Bench. Gord Portman, who helped raise $10,000 for the bench, pictured with Ysabel Contreras from the City of Penticton at the site of bench, pre-construction. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)