Kristi Patton

Chef Victor Bongo’s annual African peanut soup fundraiser will divert proceeds to those less fortunate, including funds going to Compass Court. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)

South Okanagan chef’s soup for the soul to help the homeless

Chef Victor Bongo is selling his famous soup from his restaurant in Naramata as a fundraiser

Chef Victor Bongo’s annual African peanut soup fundraiser will divert proceeds to those less fortunate, including funds going to Compass Court. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)
BC Wildfire Service said the northern flank of the Eagle Bluff wildfire is under modified response. This area of the fire is being allowed to take its natural course as it no longer poses a threat to communities or structures. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfire might continue to produce smoke

Mapped at 2,632 hectares in size, the fire is classified at a held status

BC Wildfire Service said the northern flank of the Eagle Bluff wildfire is under modified response. This area of the fire is being allowed to take its natural course as it no longer poses a threat to communities or structures. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He is now searching for whoever is speaking on the tape. (Submitted photo)

Vintage Penticton tape deck is a reel mystery

Penticton man looking for whoever is speaking on a vintage reel-to-reel tape

Darren Boyce found this vintage gem of a tape deck while shopping at Penticton’s Value Village in June. He is now searching for whoever is speaking on the tape. (Submitted photo)
BC Wildfire Service is starting to release crews, gear and some equipment from the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan. It is currently listed as held. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

BC Wildfire Service is starting to release crews, gear and some equipment from the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan. It is currently listed as held. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
The Penticton Vees faced the West Kelowna Warriors in their first exhibition game of the season, winning 2-1. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Goalies seal Penticton Vees win in exhibition game versus Warriors

The Penticton Vees and West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL exhibition action

The Penticton Vees faced the West Kelowna Warriors in their first exhibition game of the season, winning 2-1. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
This juvenile Osprey that injured its leg at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre has returned to the grounds healthy after staff at the centre, along with other assistance, captured the bird and got it to a rehabilitiation centre in Kamloops. (Photo courtesy of Derek Bryson)

Teamwork brings injured South Okanagan osprey back to its nest

A South Okanagan Osprey is back with its family after injuring itself

This juvenile Osprey that injured its leg at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre has returned to the grounds healthy after staff at the centre, along with other assistance, captured the bird and got it to a rehabilitiation centre in Kamloops. (Photo courtesy of Derek Bryson)
Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse in 2017. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan dangerous offender back in court

Administrative error has led to more court time being used up in Penticton

Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse in 2017. (Western News file photo)
A direct Penticton to Kelowna, with a stop in Summerland, transit route will be launched on Sept. 3. (Photo courtesy of BC Transit)

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

A direct Penticton to Kelowna, with a stop in Summerland, transit route will be launched on Sept. 3. (Photo courtesy of BC Transit)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters at the Eagle Bluff wildfire burning about 10 kilometres south of Okanagan Falls. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

BC Wildfire Service firefighters at the Eagle Bluff wildfire burning about 10 kilometres south of Okanagan Falls. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
The Offspring have now put out eight records, performed over 1,000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits, have booked a date at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Sum41 while on their Canadian tour. (Submitted photo)

The Offspring and Sum41 ready to rock the South Okanagan

The Offspring and Sum 41 will stop in Penticton to the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Offspring have now put out eight records, performed over 1,000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits, have booked a date at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Sum41 while on their Canadian tour. (Submitted photo)
Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)

Osoyoos woman who threatened mom and baby with butcher knife sentenced

Sharon Constance Forner pleaded guilty to one criminal charge and was sentenced

Sharon Constance Forner was arrested on Aug. 8, 2018 after a strange home invasion in Osoyoos. (screenshot from security video)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Casey Affleck’s film Light of My Life features Southern Interior of B.C.

Film features Academy Award and Emmy Award winners

Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this weekend and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)

Top women’s golfers in the South Okanagan for Canadian championship

Osoyoos Golf Club hosting the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship

Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this weekend and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)
Firefighting helicopter returns to the Eagle Bluff wildfire Monday morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan wildfire stagnant but runs deep

BC Wildfire crews still working on Eagle Bluff blaze

Firefighting helicopter returns to the Eagle Bluff wildfire Monday morning. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A Penticton man was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (Western News file photo)

Jail for Penticton man with more than 68,000 child porn images

Judge Gregory Koturbash handed Gordon Thomas Smith a two year jail sentence

A Penticton man was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (Western News file photo)
Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Planned ignitions to help containment of South Okanagan wildfire

Smoke will likely be visible from nearby communities, including Oliver, Penticton and Osoyoos

Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart)

Preliminary inquiry to be set for accused South Okanagan murderer

John Brittain is charged with the murder of four people

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart)
The Eagle Bluff fire, north of Oliver, is 225 hectares. Airtankers on site dropped retardant along the east flank to limit the potential for overnight growth on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Update: Wildfire in South Okanagan grows to 280 hectares

Wildfire is north of Oliver in the Gallagher Lake region

The Eagle Bluff fire, north of Oliver, is 225 hectares. Airtankers on site dropped retardant along the east flank to limit the potential for overnight growth on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
Several properties are on evacuation alert because of a wildfire burning north of Oliver in the Gallagher Lake area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Raptors evacuated due to threatening South Okanagan wildfire

Properties on evac alert due to Eagle Bluff wildfire, located north of Oliver in the Gallagher Lake

Several properties are on evacuation alert because of a wildfire burning north of Oliver in the Gallagher Lake area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
Update: South Okanagan wildfire now estimated to be 225 hectares

Update: South Okanagan wildfire now estimated to be 225 hectares

Fire is in the Gallagher Lake area, north of Oliver

Update: South Okanagan wildfire now estimated to be 225 hectares