Robin Grant

Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)

Representing himself, Okanagan inmate delays trial

Afshin Maleki Ighani trial adjourned until Nov. 21

Sheriffs escort Afshin Maleki Ighani into Penticton court. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a poppy donation box theft. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

Man steals poppy box from South Okanagan grocery store

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying male in surveillance footage

Penticton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a poppy donation box theft. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
Keremeos RCMP help free young moose caught in barbed wire fence near Ollala. (file photo)
Keremeos RCMP help free young moose caught in barbed wire fence near Ollala. (file photo)
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Police watchdog investigating death of South Okanagan man following attempted arrest

Man is said to have died of head injuries on Nov. 14

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(Robin Grant-Western News)

Disciplinary hearing date set for South Okanagan pharmacy

Hearing will take place on Dec. 4 in Vancouver

(Robin Grant-Western News)
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South Okanagan woman sends fight to reduce preventable medical errors to Victoria

Teri McGrath and senior’s centre members presented 150-plus signature petition to local MLA

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Canadian television presenters Don Cherry, left, was fired by Sportsnet on Nov. 11. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canadian television presenters Don Cherry, left, was fired by Sportsnet on Nov. 11. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A mother and child were reportedly stuck inside their vehicle after it was t-boned by another vehicle at the intersection of Harvey and Butch. (Dan Taylor/Kelowna Capital News)

Mother and child reportedly trapped inside vehicle in Kelowna collision

Two vehicles collided at Harvey and Burtch intersection

A mother and child were reportedly stuck inside their vehicle after it was t-boned by another vehicle at the intersection of Harvey and Butch. (Dan Taylor/Kelowna Capital News)
Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a white truck stolen from a property in Cawston. (Contributed)

White GMC truck stolen from farm in Similkameen

Police are asking for public’s help in finding stolen truck

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a white truck stolen from a property in Cawston. (Contributed)
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South Okanagan Green Party candidate talks Elizabeth May stepping down

Tara Howse says May inspired her to enter politics, praised her record as MP

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The Black Antler chef Dan Prokosh won this year’s trophy at the Soup Chef competition at Souperbowl Sunday at the Soupateria. (Contributed)

The Black Antler chef takes home Penticton Souperbowl trophy

Annual event aims to raise profile of Penticton’s Soupateria

The Black Antler chef Dan Prokosh won this year’s trophy at the Soup Chef competition at Souperbowl Sunday at the Soupateria. (Contributed)
A fire destroyed a double-occupant housing unit in Keremeos on Thursday morning. (Contributed)

A second fire this week in Similkameen destroys a housing unit

Occupant was taken to the hospital with smoke-related injuries

A fire destroyed a double-occupant housing unit in Keremeos on Thursday morning. (Contributed)
Jesse Eldon Harry Mason was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with one count of break and enter related to the Winnipeg Street shooting incident on Oct. 2. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

Jesse Eldon Harry Mason was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with one count of break and enter related to the Winnipeg Street shooting incident on Oct. 2. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Ronald Teneycke’s trial for failing to comply with a non-communication order has been delayed yet again. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)

South Okanagan dangerous offender guilty plea struck down

Trial delayed again because Ronald Teneycke failed to elect his choice of trial

Ronald Teneycke’s trial for failing to comply with a non-communication order has been delayed yet again. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)
An armed police standoff at an apartment complex at 298 Maple St. ended at roughly 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a suspect connected to a shooting surrendered to RCMP. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Men charged in Penticton shooting appear in court

Josef Pavlik and Jesse Eldon Harry Mason are back in court for bail hearings on Oct. 22

An armed police standoff at an apartment complex at 298 Maple St. ended at roughly 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a suspect connected to a shooting surrendered to RCMP. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Several old bronze plaques have gone missing from Naramata Cemetery. (Photo courtesy of RDOS)

Fourth cemetery in Okanagan hit by thieves

Antique bronze memorials stolen from Naramata Cemetery

Several old bronze plaques have gone missing from Naramata Cemetery. (Photo courtesy of RDOS)
Former Penticton police officer receives conditional discharge

Ex-Penticton RCMP officer gets conditional discharge for harassing colleague’s wife

Rachelle Blanchard had PTSD but judge said she still committed carefully thought out crime

Former Penticton police officer receives conditional discharge
Co-owner of Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery Shana Miller and her squad were making the specialty, in-demand cheese, Belle Marie, on Thursday morning. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Co-owner of Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery Shana Miller and her squad were making the specialty, in-demand cheese, Belle Marie, on Thursday morning. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidates discuss climate change
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidates discuss climate change
Keremeos police seized over 500 illegal cannabis plants worth more than $200,000 from a property in Cawston on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)

RCMP seize over 500 cannabis plants worth $200,000 from Similkameen property

Mature cannabis plants were planted outside and in greenhouses

Keremeos police seized over 500 illegal cannabis plants worth more than $200,000 from a property in Cawston on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)