Penticton

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Opening day in the Okanagan: Penticton golf course welcomes new season

The Penticton Golf and Country Club is celebrating its 100th-anniversary in 2022

Local golfers teeing-off at the 14th hole at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Saturday (March 5) to celebrate the course’s opening weekend. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
For the second straight Saturday, a Penticton rally in support of Ukraine could be seen at the intersection of Main Street and Warren Avenue. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the neighbouring country on Feb. 24 (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘They want to stay and fight’: B.C. woman rallies in support of her Ukrainian family

‘I don’t even know what more to do, all we can do is gather and rally together,’ says Cyndy Bishop

For the second straight Saturday, a Penticton rally in support of Ukraine could be seen at the intersection of Main Street and Warren Avenue. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the neighbouring country on Feb. 24 (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Elvis Presley Tribute Festival is returning to rock Penticton from June 23 to 26. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Martin)

‘4 days to rock’: Elvis Festival coming back to the Okanagan this June

It’s been two years since the festival was able to proceed in the region

The Elvis Presley Tribute Festival is returning to rock Penticton from June 23 to 26. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Martin)
The Fintry Queen, an old car ferry converted to resemble a sternwheeler, has been proposed as a tourist attraction for the southern part of Okanagan Lake, with ports of call in Summerland, Penticton and Naramata. (Black Press file photo)

Fintry Queen sternwheeler attraction proposed for Summerland

Tourist-oriented service proposed for southern part of Okanagan Lake

The Fintry Queen, an old car ferry converted to resemble a sternwheeler, has been proposed as a tourist attraction for the southern part of Okanagan Lake, with ports of call in Summerland, Penticton and Naramata. (Black Press file photo)
Divisional championship races sanctioned by Swim BC were held at Penticton Community Centre Pool on Saturday (Feb. 26). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton hosts 16 swim teams across B.C.’s Interior on Saturday

Swim BC brought its divisional championships to the Peach City this weekend (Feb. 25 to 27)

Divisional championship races sanctioned by Swim BC were held at Penticton Community Centre Pool on Saturday (Feb. 26). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Community members in Penticton gathered for a rally in support of Ukraine on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 26) (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘It’s a travesty’: Rally in support of Ukraine comes to Penticton Saturday afternoon

Community members gathered with signs and flags starting at 12 p.m. near Cherry Lane Mall

Community members in Penticton gathered for a rally in support of Ukraine on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 26) (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
A 1994 Ford F-150 filled with family mementos was stolen from a father in Penticton on Tuesday morning along Carmi Avenue. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Penticton man loses family mementos after truck is stolen Tuesday morning

Paul Vandenberg is asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward

A 1994 Ford F-150 filled with family mementos was stolen from a father in Penticton on Tuesday morning along Carmi Avenue. (Contributed)
The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)

Penticton council to consider 6-storey hotel development near S. Okanagan Events Centre

Council will be prompted to review a 105 room hotel and restaurant proposal at a March 1 meeting

The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)
Penticton experienced colder than usual weather to start the week (Feb. 21 to 23) after setting heat records in early February. (File Photo)

Don’t put your winter gear away just yet, says Okanagan meteorologist

Temperatures reached -12 C in the Peach City to start the week

Penticton experienced colder than usual weather to start the week (Feb. 21 to 23) after setting heat records in early February. (File Photo)
The Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan has received a $10k donation from an anonymous donor, just in time for the Pink Shirt Day Breakfast Campaign. The organization's CEO, Jeremy Welder (pictured) is 'thankful' for all the generations donations in the lead up to the annual campaign. (Photo courtesy of the Kristi Patton, BGC Okanagan)

BGC Okanagan receives $10k donation in time for Pink Shirt Day

The original fundraising goal of $20k has now been surpassed thanks to anonymous donor

The Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan has received a $10k donation from an anonymous donor, just in time for the Pink Shirt Day Breakfast Campaign. The organization's CEO, Jeremy Welder (pictured) is 'thankful' for all the generations donations in the lead up to the annual campaign. (Photo courtesy of the Kristi Patton, BGC Okanagan)
Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)

Peachland man reconnects with vintage collector’s item after thinking it was stolen

The curator of the Peachland Museum found a plaque on side of the road when travelling on Highway 97

Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)
The West Coast Lumberjack show during a performance in Comox. The show will be returning to Penticton’s Peachfest this August. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Peach Festival returns this August

The full five-day event is bringing back popular attractions

The West Coast Lumberjack show during a performance in Comox. The show will be returning to Penticton’s Peachfest this August. (Submitted)
Kelowna will be joined by a number of other Okanagan cities in a cooler shift of weather next week. (File)

Winter in the Okanagan is not over: Environment Canada

Cities in the region are projected to see temperatures below zero next week

Kelowna will be joined by a number of other Okanagan cities in a cooler shift of weather next week. (File)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki spoke to dozens of community members on Friday afternoon, praising the individuals that made the rink’s opening a reality. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

PHOTOS: ‘A big day for Penticton’ as city’s outdoor rink officially opens to public

‘I couldn’t be happier’: Penticton mayor John Vassilaki

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki spoke to dozens of community members on Friday afternoon, praising the individuals that made the rink’s opening a reality. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Scoop for the week of Feb. 4-11. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop for the week of Feb. 4-11. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A joint operation in the South Okanagan coordinated by the RCMP saw $9k seized from traffic violations and 55 issued tickets from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

$9k seized at traffic stop during joint operation in the South Okanagan

Two RCMP units teamed up last week in an area that covered Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos and Penticton

A joint operation in the South Okanagan coordinated by the RCMP saw $9k seized from traffic violations and 55 issued tickets from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
Statistics Canada released new information from the 2021 Census on Wednesday (Feb. 9), reporting that Penticton’s population grew by 9.3 per cent over the last five years. (THE CANADIAN PRESS, Justin Tang)

Penticton’s population grows by 9%, approaches 37,000 people: Statistics Canada

Penticton’s growth is higher than the provincial and national average

Statistics Canada released new information from the 2021 Census on Wednesday (Feb. 9), reporting that Penticton’s population grew by 9.3 per cent over the last five years. (THE CANADIAN PRESS, Justin Tang)
Penticton, Summerland, Vernon and Salmon Arm recorded their warmest temperatures for the day of Feb. 7 in 2022. (Phil McLachlan - Western News) (Phil McLachlan - Western News File)

‘We’ve kicked the worst of winter’: Heat records set across the Okanagan on Monday

Environment Canada says Summerland, Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm broke their own records

Penticton, Summerland, Vernon and Salmon Arm recorded their warmest temperatures for the day of Feb. 7 in 2022. (Phil McLachlan - Western News) (Phil McLachlan - Western News File)