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A helicopter on scene at the Richter Creek wildfire, about 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

A helicopter on scene at the Richter Creek wildfire, about 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
The BC Wildfire map showing two fires currently burning in the South Okanagan. The single red dot west of Penticton is known as the Shatford Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire graphic)

Update: Small South Okanagan wildfire under control

BC Wildfire said the Shatford Creek wildfire, near Penticton, is an estimated 100 square metres

The BC Wildfire map showing two fires currently burning in the South Okanagan. The single red dot west of Penticton is known as the Shatford Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire graphic)
Shinedown, with support from Papa Roach, will stop at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 15 on the ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour. Kristi Patton/Western News

Shinedown and Papa Roach tour coming to the South Okanagan

Multi-platinum band Shinedown has announced new fall tour dates with a stop in the South Okanagan

Shinedown, with support from Papa Roach, will stop at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 15 on the ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour. Kristi Patton/Western News
Brandi Hansen is vying to the winner of the Maxim magazine 2019 covergirl contest. She wants to donate the winnings from the contest to hand out four aviation scholarships to females. (Photo courtesy of Brandi Hansen)

South Okanagan pilot-in-training on board with becoming Maxim cover girl

Brandi Hansen is hoping the community gets behind her for the 2019 Maxim cover girl competition

Brandi Hansen is vying to the winner of the Maxim magazine 2019 covergirl contest. She wants to donate the winnings from the contest to hand out four aviation scholarships to females. (Photo courtesy of Brandi Hansen)
A wildfire east of Osoyoos was discovered on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Update: Richter Creek wildfire grows to 400 hectares

Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, was discovered on Monday

A wildfire east of Osoyoos was discovered on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
A former Penticton Secondary student wants the gymnasium named after retired teacher Keith Allen. (Submitted photo)

Petition started to name gym after popular South Okanagan teacher

Keith Allen left an impression with many students over his career

A former Penticton Secondary student wants the gymnasium named after retired teacher Keith Allen. (Submitted photo)
Mix of sun and clouds to start the work week in Okanagan-Shuswap

Mix of sun and clouds to start the work week in Okanagan-Shuswap

Sun is expected for much of the Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen region

Mix of sun and clouds to start the work week in Okanagan-Shuswap
South Okanagan reporting the lowest gas prices in B.C.

South Okanagan reporting the lowest gas prices in B.C.

According to a popular website Penticton and Kaleden have the lowest gas prices

South Okanagan reporting the lowest gas prices in B.C.
Representatives of Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. heldo a photo-op ground breaking at the property on Highway 3A. The company has an application in to become a licensed medical marijuana production facility. (Submitted)

Company looking to produce CBD oil in the South Okanagan one step closer

Green Mountain, to be located on a 16-acre parcel in Kaleden

Representatives of Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. heldo a photo-op ground breaking at the property on Highway 3A. The company has an application in to become a licensed medical marijuana production facility. (Submitted)
Penticton RCMP responded to a call from a concerned citizen that saw a young child alone in the downtown area with no parents. (RCMP supplied photo)

South Okanagan RCMP find young child that left their house on their own

A concerned citizen called the RCMP to report that he had located a young child alone

Penticton RCMP responded to a call from a concerned citizen that saw a young child alone in the downtown area with no parents. (RCMP supplied photo)
A mockup of Sunniva’s production facility currently being built near Palm Springs, California, which co-founder Tony Holler said would be largely similar to the one planned for Oliver. Submitted image/Sunniva Inc.

Sunniva suspends construction of $125 million cannabis facility in the South Okanagan

Sunniva Inc. announced they are suspending work at the former mill site for Weyerhauser

A mockup of Sunniva’s production facility currently being built near Palm Springs, California, which co-founder Tony Holler said would be largely similar to the one planned for Oliver. Submitted image/Sunniva Inc.
The Penticton Sikh Temple celebrated Vaisakhi with their first ever Nagar Kirtan in Penticton in 2017. (Kristi Patton/Penticton Western News)

South Okanagan Sikh temple invites the public to celebrate Vaisakhi

The Penticton Sikh Temple is inviting the public to join them in…

The Penticton Sikh Temple celebrated Vaisakhi with their first ever Nagar Kirtan in Penticton in 2017. (Kristi Patton/Penticton Western News)
Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen (92) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher (51) chase after the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

BCHL alumni will play for Canada at World Hockey Championship

Dante Fabbro and Troy Stecher will play at the World Hockey Championship in Slovakia

Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen (92) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher (51) chase after the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A couple looking over Skaha Lake near Penticton. (Photo courtesy of @Vic.Ansell/Instagram)

Okanagan could see thunderstorms roll through, Shuswap temperature dips

Many areas in the Okanagan could see a thunderstorm roll through

A couple looking over Skaha Lake near Penticton. (Photo courtesy of @Vic.Ansell/Instagram)
Update: Highway 97 now open after accident near Summerland

Update: Highway 97 now open after accident near Summerland

An accident has closed Highway 97 in both directions

Update: Highway 97 now open after accident near Summerland
A screengrab of the Town of Osoyoos and FortisBC live cam of an Osprey nest on Friday, April 26.

Osprey camera goes live in the South Okanagan

Ospreys are flying back to nest in Osoyoos for the summer

A screengrab of the Town of Osoyoos and FortisBC live cam of an Osprey nest on Friday, April 26.
Friends and family of a young woman who died late last year are devastated after a memorial bench in her honour was stolen from a walking path in Penticton recently. (Submitted)

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

Friends and family of a young woman who died late last year are devastated after a memorial bench in her honour was stolen from a walking path in Penticton recently. (Submitted)
The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Airport. Air Canada released a revised schedule, offering hope for a return of flights cut earlier. (Kristi Patton – Western News)

Air Canada schedule changing out of South Okanagan, at least for the summer

Air Canada released their updated schedule out of the Penticton airport on Thursday

The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Airport. Air Canada released a revised schedule, offering hope for a return of flights cut earlier. (Kristi Patton – Western News)
Dr. Paul Cobbin and his family, including his mother Marguerite (centre) and partner Kimberly Pflieger, have made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. (Submitted)

Okanagan physician and family reflect passion for medicine with hospital gift

Dr. Paul Cobbin and family donate to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign

Dr. Paul Cobbin and his family, including his mother Marguerite (centre) and partner Kimberly Pflieger, have made a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. (Submitted)
South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

Many in Penticton have turned to social media to express their condolences

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings