Mark Brett

COVID-19: Two Okanagan ski hills remain open

COVID-19: Two Okanagan ski hills remain open

While others have closed their ski operations, at least temporarily, as of…

COVID-19: Two Okanagan ski hills remain open
Young Apex skiers with pictures of the late Brayden Kuroda at a special tribute to him. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Brayden’s spirit shines at mountain tribute

Hundreds turned up at Apex Mountain Resort March 14 to pay tribute to the late Brayden Kuroda

Young Apex skiers with pictures of the late Brayden Kuroda at a special tribute to him. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Dr. Karin Goodison, a medical health officer with Interior Health urged the public to listen only to medical officials about what to do during this pandemic. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

COVID-19: Medical health officer condemns ‘alarmist’ article

A medical health officer with Interior Health upset at article projecting Okanagan COVID-19 deaths

Dr. Karin Goodison, a medical health officer with Interior Health urged the public to listen only to medical officials about what to do during this pandemic. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)
David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

BCHL suspends 2020 playoffs until further notice

Games and hockey-related activity have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19

David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
West Kelowna Warriors go down swinging in playoff elimination

West Kelowna Warriors go down swinging in playoff elimination

The Warriors loss 5-4 in overtime but not without a fight against the Penticton Vees

West Kelowna Warriors go down swinging in playoff elimination
The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Regional Airport. Flight schedule changes are planned for May. (file photo)

Earlier departures, later arrivals coming for South Okanagan airport

Starting in May the Air Canada Jazz service between Penticton and Vancouver will change

The Air Canada gate at the Penticton Regional Airport. Flight schedule changes are planned for May. (file photo)
Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win

Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win

The Penticton Vees made it three games in a row and are now in a position to sweep the Warriors

Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win
Man missing in the South Okanagan located

Man missing in the South Okanagan located

Victor Genero has been located according to RCMP. He was last seen in Penticton on Feb. 24.

Man missing in the South Okanagan located
South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

Mayors of Penticton and West Kelowna make a “friendly” wager on the BCHL series outcome.

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line
Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors

Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors

The Penticton Vees scored three short-handed goals to take a 1-0 series lead over West Kelowna

Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors
RCMP at the apartment building where a man was killed on the morning of April 26, 2017. Crown has since stayed the manslaughter charge against the accused. (file photo)

Charges discontinued in 2017 shooting death of Penticton man

The manslaughter charge against Sylvain Demers has been stayed by Crown

RCMP at the apartment building where a man was killed on the morning of April 26, 2017. Crown has since stayed the manslaughter charge against the accused. (file photo)
Gauthier will Bring Home the Noise for Children’s Showcase

Gauthier will Bring Home the Noise for Children’s Showcase

Zac Gauthier is coming the Cleland Theatre and will Bring Home the Noise on March 8.

Gauthier will Bring Home the Noise for Children’s Showcase
Assault charges against Gregory Nield, seen in this 2017 photo at the Penticton court house, have been stayed by the Crown. (File photo)

Man accused of attacking Penticton doctor has charges dropped by Crown

Charges against Gregory Nield for alleged attack on a psychiatrist at PRH stayed by Crown

Assault charges against Gregory Nield, seen in this 2017 photo at the Penticton court house, have been stayed by the Crown. (File photo)
Along with playing the game, Darrien McWatters enjoys refereeing minor hockey games, like this one last weekend in Summerland (top photo). McWatters (below) with her gear heading to the changerooms at Memorial Arena. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Summerland transgender female follows her passion for hockey

“As soon as you put the jersey on, nothing underneath it matters.You are just a hockey player.”

Along with playing the game, Darrien McWatters enjoys refereeing minor hockey games, like this one last weekend in Summerland (top photo). McWatters (below) with her gear heading to the changerooms at Memorial Arena. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan mountain bore racist name for a half century

Nkawala Mountain was initially named in connection with the deaths of two black men.

Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)
RCMP have determined that the suspicious occurrence in Oliver yesterday was not criminal in nature. (File)

Suspicious occurrence in Oliver not criminal in nature: RCMP

Yesterday a man stopped his vehicle and asked three children if they would like to see his puppy.

RCMP have determined that the suspicious occurrence in Oliver yesterday was not criminal in nature. (File)
RCMP are investigating an incident Wednesday in Summerland where a male cyclist was found deceased on Dale Meadows Road. (file photo)

Cyclist found dead on Summerland road

A 54-year-old cyclist was found deceased on Dale Meadows Road in Summerland Wednesday

RCMP are investigating an incident Wednesday in Summerland where a male cyclist was found deceased on Dale Meadows Road. (file photo)
Spot and Marble have now found their forever home after a very tough 14 months. (File )

Survivor kittens find their forever home in Okanagan

Kelowna couple opens their home to feral kittens rescued a year ago and in need of medical help.

Spot and Marble have now found their forever home after a very tough 14 months. (File )
Quality of life; priceless for South Okanagan couple

Quality of life; priceless for South Okanagan couple

An elder couple from Oliver are enjoying their lives again after stem cell therapy

Quality of life; priceless for South Okanagan couple
Federal Conservative Party leadership hopeful Erin O’Toole talks with those attending his visit to Penticton Tuesday at the Time Winery. (Mark Brett - Western News)

O’Toole in Penticton seeking support for Conservative leadership

Erin O’Toole was at the Time Winery in Penticton in his bid for the Conservative Party leadership

Federal Conservative Party leadership hopeful Erin O’Toole talks with those attending his visit to Penticton Tuesday at the Time Winery. (Mark Brett - Western News)