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The search is on for volunteers for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Search is on for Scotties Tournament of Hearts volunteers

The search is on for volunteers for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Jan. 27-Feb. 4 in Penticton.

The search is on for volunteers for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Two vehicles end up in the ditch on Herry Road between Priest Valley Road and Mulberry Road Wednesday morning

Highway 97 re-opened between Coldstream and Lake Country

Dump truck and ambulance in the ditch off Birnie Road near Highway 97

Two vehicles end up in the ditch on Herry Road between Priest Valley Road and Mulberry Road Wednesday morning
Vernon musician Jon Buller of Hear the Music Ministries presents the Levite Summit

Levite Summit in Kelowna opens to the arts

The non-denominational conference takes place at Kelowna’s Trinity Church March 3 and 4.

Vernon musician Jon Buller of Hear the Music Ministries presents the Levite Summit
Nicolass Cantryn (centre)

North Westside firefighter recognized

Nicolaas Cantryn, 18, is the 2016 recipient of the North Westside Fire Rescue Society scholarship.

Nicolass Cantryn (centre)
The second annual Indoor Children’s Festival is being held at the Lake Country Community Complex Saturday.

Lake Country festival celebrates children

The second annual Indoor Children’s Festival is being held at the Lake Country Community Complex

The second annual Indoor Children’s Festival is being held at the Lake Country Community Complex Saturday.
Kidston Elementary student Marcel Green (left) sat and interviewed NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald for his school heritage fair project.

Lanny McDonald helps heritage project

Hockey Hall of Famer sits down for interview while in Vernon with Kidston Elementary student

Kidston Elementary student Marcel Green (left) sat and interviewed NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald for his school heritage fair project.
Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.

Library branches experience steady growth

There was a 19 per cent increase in program attendance at Okanagan Regional Library

Demand continues to be strong at Okanagan Regional Library branches from Princeton to Golden.
Penticton Vees goalie Mat Robson turned aside 26 shots on his way to a 5-0 shutout over the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Robson hasn't allowed a goal in the last 157 minutes and 21 seconds

BCHL: Vees shutout Warriors in fiesty affair

Ty Amonte scored twice for the Penticton Vees and Mat Robson stopped all 26-shots he faced.

Penticton Vees goalie Mat Robson turned aside 26 shots on his way to a 5-0 shutout over the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Robson hasn't allowed a goal in the last 157 minutes and 21 seconds
The body of Natsumi Kogawa

Murder suspect faces additional charge

Man arrested in connection with Vancouver homicide and arrested in Vernon also charged with North Okanagan sexual assault.

The body of Natsumi Kogawa
RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.

Keep vehicles clear of snow

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP remind motorists after pulling over a vehicle on Highway 97 with hardly any snow cleared from windshield

RCMP stopped the driver of this vehicle on Highway 97 north of Vernon.
Okanagan Wild coach Dan Chetner stands behind Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association players Nash Moog

Wild sign six Penticton players prior to camp

The Okanagan Wild have filled six of its roster spots with Penticton players.

Okanagan Wild coach Dan Chetner stands behind Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association players Nash Moog
James Baker

Lake Country finances recognized

The 2015 annual financial report gets the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting

James Baker
Voter registration is underway for May's provincial election.

Voter registration notices in the mail

Voter registration notices are being sent across B.C. starting Tuesday by Elections B.C.

Voter registration is underway for May's provincial election.
Snow plow.

Interior highways open for Family Day travel

Interior highways all open after severe winter storm on the weekend.

Snow plow.
An investigation continues into the death of an employee at Tolko's Kelowna mill.

NDP reacts to workplace fatalities

There have been two workplace deaths — one in Lumby log yard and the other in Kelowna.

An investigation continues into the death of an employee at Tolko's Kelowna mill.
A hibernating little brown bat showing visible signs of white nose syndrome.

Disease killing bats

Public asked to keep an eye out for bats infected by white nose syndrome

A hibernating little brown bat showing visible signs of white nose syndrome.
Light of My Life

Casey Affleck film shooting in Osoyoos

Light of My Life, written, directed and starring Casey Affleck, will be coming to shoot a portion of the film in the Osoyoos area.

Light of My Life
Mary Polak

Update: South Okanagan land protection plan moving forward

The proposal has received support and participation of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Penticton Indian Band and Osoyoos Indian Band.

Mary Polak
RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna

RCMP release name of Willowbrook murder victim

The 27-year-old Kelowna man whose body was found near Willowbrook on Jan. 17 has been identified

RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna
Trooper is coming back to Penticton to headline the Penticton Peach Festival. (Below) 5440 rocking the main stage at Peachfest in 2015.

Peachfest announces entertainment lineup for 70th anniversary

The Penticton Peach Festival announced headliners in what they are calling the greatest entertainment line-up in their 70-year history.

Trooper is coming back to Penticton to headline the Penticton Peach Festival. (Below) 5440 rocking the main stage at Peachfest in 2015.