Kristi Patton

Styx is playing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sept. 4, with special guest Loverboy. From left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. (Photo by Rick Diamond)

Classic rockers Styx and Loverboy to perform in the Okanagan

Bands announce concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Styx is playing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sept. 4, with special guest Loverboy. From left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. (Photo by Rick Diamond)
Blue skies behind the Romp statue on Okanagan Lake in Penticton. Photo courtesy of westcoast_kitty/Instagram

South Okanagan is Canada’s hot spot today

Canada’s hottest spot for this Monday morning is Osoyoos

Blue skies behind the Romp statue on Okanagan Lake in Penticton. Photo courtesy of westcoast_kitty/Instagram
Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands

Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands

The Reel Peach Festival takes place during the Penticton Peach Festival

Calling all Okanagan filmmakers: have your production screen in front of thousands
The Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen is experiencing slightly hazy skies as smoke from the Alberta wildfires and wildfires in northern B.C. are pushing into the valley. (Photo courtesy of City of Penticton)

Smoky haze over Okanagan-Shuswap from Alberta wildfire

Smoke expected to roll out as cooler temperatures move in

The Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen is experiencing slightly hazy skies as smoke from the Alberta wildfires and wildfires in northern B.C. are pushing into the valley. (Photo courtesy of City of Penticton)
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

Update: No-contact order for accused Okanagan killer adjourned

John Brittain, a former engineer with the City of Penticton, appeared in Penticton provincial court

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
While a mobile home burns in the background, firefighters work on a woman rescued from the interior of the burning building. (Kristi Patton - Western News )

Woman pulled from burning building at Riva Ridge

A fire took place at around 7 a.m. Wednesday

While a mobile home burns in the background, firefighters work on a woman rescued from the interior of the burning building. (Kristi Patton - Western News )
Chef Victor Bongo has opened a second seasonal pop up restaurant in Naramata. Bongo’s Bistro can be found at Serendipity Winery and is open for lunch, dinner and special events. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)

Top Canadian chef opening second restaurant in the Okanagan

Chef Victor Bongo has teamed up with Serendipity Winery

Chef Victor Bongo has opened a second seasonal pop up restaurant in Naramata. Bongo’s Bistro can be found at Serendipity Winery and is open for lunch, dinner and special events. (Photo courtesy of Chef Bongo)
RCMP arrested an man who allegedly committed a break and enter on May 27 in the South Okanagan then entered into a slow speed chase with police officers. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

RCMP deploy spike belt in South Okanagan chase

RCMP eventually nabbed an alleged thief who drove across a spike belt

RCMP arrested an man who allegedly committed a break and enter on May 27 in the South Okanagan then entered into a slow speed chase with police officers. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
Members of the Osoyoos fire department assisted two stranded hikers on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Osoyoos Fire Department)

Search and rescue say app helped save injured Okanagan mountain biker

Penticton group assists in incident involving a biker on the Three Blind Mice trail

Members of the Osoyoos fire department assisted two stranded hikers on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Osoyoos Fire Department)
Image courtesy of Miss.Tamika/Instagram

Sunny skies across the Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Expect lots of sun to kick off your week

Image courtesy of Miss.Tamika/Instagram
Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse Monday afternoon, following dangerous offender hearings throughout the day. (Western News file photo)

Update: South Okanagan dangerous offender to redo court process

Administrative error results in do-over for trial against Ronald Arthur Teneycke

Ronald Teneycke is escorted out of Penticton’s courthouse Monday afternoon, following dangerous offender hearings throughout the day. (Western News file photo)
Herbal Green Apothecary owner Jukka Laurio. Western News file photo

South Okanagan cannabis dispensary operator that was raided is going to trial

Store operator is facing one charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking

Herbal Green Apothecary owner Jukka Laurio. Western News file photo
A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter on Saturday, March 23. (PENSAR Photo)

South Okanagan search and rescue help injured climber

Search and rescue called on the assistance of a helicopter to help retrieve an injured hiker

A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter on Saturday, March 23. (PENSAR Photo)
A section of Eastside Road that appears to be crumbling into Skaha Lake was caught by this keen eyed boater. (Photo courtesy of Tera-Lee Derkatch-Caverly‎)

Update: Washed out South Okanagan road temporarily closed for assessment

A portion of Eastside Road, south of Penticton, appears to be crumbling into Skaha Lake

A section of Eastside Road that appears to be crumbling into Skaha Lake was caught by this keen eyed boater. (Photo courtesy of Tera-Lee Derkatch-Caverly‎)
Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap

Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap

The South Okanagan is the hottest spot to be in the province for Victoria Day

Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap
Wildfire evacuation alerts rescinded in the South Okanagan

Wildfire evacuation alerts rescinded in the South Okanagan

The Richter Creek wildfire is now 100 per cent contained

Wildfire evacuation alerts rescinded in the South Okanagan
B.C. lifeguard nicknamed ‘Eddie Spaghetti’ facing multiple child sex offences

B.C. lifeguard nicknamed ‘Eddie Spaghetti’ facing multiple child sex offences

RCMP strongly believe there are additional victims

B.C. lifeguard nicknamed ‘Eddie Spaghetti’ facing multiple child sex offences
Former South Okanagan lifeguard charged with child sex offences

Former South Okanagan lifeguard charged with child sex offences

RCMP strongly believe there are additional victims

Former South Okanagan lifeguard charged with child sex offences
Citizen-science initiative needs volunteers to count Okanagan-Shuswap bats

Citizen-science initiative needs volunteers to count Okanagan-Shuswap bats

Volunteer assistance is needed to count bats at local roost sites around B.C.

Citizen-science initiative needs volunteers to count Okanagan-Shuswap bats
Planned ignitions at the Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, grew the total hectares burned to an estimated 507 hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC WIldfire)

Update: Rain a welcome sight as South Okanagan wildfire crews mop up

BC Wildfire said the fire is now 80 per cent contained

Planned ignitions at the Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, grew the total hectares burned to an estimated 507 hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC WIldfire)