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Slackwater Brewing has officially opened its doors to the public in downtown Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Jason Brinkman)

Slackwater Brewing officially opens in the South Okanagan

Two level brewery features street side and rooftop patios

Slackwater Brewing has officially opened its doors to the public in downtown Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Jason Brinkman)
It looked like winter for a few hours at Apex Mountain Resort, according to resort employees. (Facebook photo)

South Okanagan mountain resort sees lengthy snowfall

Snow stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

It looked like winter for a few hours at Apex Mountain Resort, according to resort employees. (Facebook photo)
Penticton firefighters lean over a woman that they pulled out of her burning residence on May 29 in the Riva Ridge Mobile Home Park. (Kristi Patton — Western News)

Penticton woman dies after Riva Ridge Mobile Park fire in May

BC Coroners Service says investigation in progress

Penticton firefighters lean over a woman that they pulled out of her burning residence on May 29 in the Riva Ridge Mobile Home Park. (Kristi Patton — Western News)
NDP MP Richard Cannings presented Penticton resident Teri McGrath’s petition on medical errors in Canada to the House of Commons on June 18. (Facebook)

MPs hear retired South Okanagan nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

NDP MP Richard Cannings presented Penticton resident Teri McGrath’s petition on medical errors in Canada to the House of Commons on June 18. (Facebook)
B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)

South Okanagan man sentenced to 18 months for two firearm offences

Waylon Faulhafer prohibited from possessing a firearm for life and issued DNA order

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)
A driver in Ford Expedition crashed into two other vehicles in Summerland, resulting serious but non life-threatening injuries. (Black Press file photo)

Vehicle smashes sign and cars in a parking lot in South Okanagan

Driver of a Ford Expedition lost control, crashing into two other vehicles

A driver in Ford Expedition crashed into two other vehicles in Summerland, resulting serious but non life-threatening injuries. (Black Press file photo)
A motorcycle crash in Oliver on Saturday has left a man dead.(Black Press file photo)

Fatal motorcycle crash in South Okanagan

Motorcycle operator drove into a barb wire fence on Enterprise Way before stopping

A motorcycle crash in Oliver on Saturday has left a man dead.(Black Press file photo)
The 19th annual Peach City Beach Cruise hits Penticton this weekend. The event features 850 vintage, collector, hot rod and custom cars from Western Canada and the northwest United States. (Robin Grant-Western News)

Top classic car show cruises back into the South Okanagan

Peach City Beach Cruise runs June 21 to 23 in Penticton

The 19th annual Peach City Beach Cruise hits Penticton this weekend. The event features 850 vintage, collector, hot rod and custom cars from Western Canada and the northwest United States. (Robin Grant-Western News)
A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid treatment. (Robin Grant-Western News)

South Okanagan pharmacy restricted from dispensing opioid treatment drugs

B.C. College of Pharmacists alleges Sunrise Pharmacy dispensed treatment drugs against rules

A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid treatment. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic filed a court challenge in May that says he doesn’t require the chaperone ordered by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. (Facebook photo)

South Okanagan massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct

Leonard Krekic filed a court challenge that states chaperone is a detriment to career

Registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic filed a court challenge in May that says he doesn’t require the chaperone ordered by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. (Facebook photo)
FortisBC crews were out covering exposed line in Oliver after two baby owls died when they were electrocuted in May. (Robin Grant-Western News)

Okanagan power line that electrocuted owls fixed

Dangerous wires a result of legacy equipment, says Fortis

FortisBC crews were out covering exposed line in Oliver after two baby owls died when they were electrocuted in May. (Robin Grant-Western News)
More than 45 cyclists participating in the third annual British Columbia Chapter of the Paramedic Ride arrived in Penticton from Osoyoos Tuesday at noon. (Robin Grant -Western News)

Peddling across Okanagan for a good cause

Over 45 cyclists in the third annual Paramedic Ride arrive in Penticton for lunch

More than 45 cyclists participating in the third annual British Columbia Chapter of the Paramedic Ride arrived in Penticton from Osoyoos Tuesday at noon. (Robin Grant -Western News)
Penticton RCMP faced two high-risk incidences last Thursday related to stolen vehicles. (file photo)

South Okanagan police faced two risky situations related to vehicle thefts last Thursday

One man faces three charges related to alleged vehicle theft

Penticton RCMP faced two high-risk incidences last Thursday related to stolen vehicles. (file photo)
This all-terrain vehicle used for search and rescue missions in the Similkameen was stolen from a property on Upper Bench Road in Keremeos early in the morning on May 29. (Photo courtesy of Josh Wollman)

Similkameen search and rescue volunteer devastated from theft

Volunteer firefighter Josh Wollman asks residents to look out for stolen quad and gear

This all-terrain vehicle used for search and rescue missions in the Similkameen was stolen from a property on Upper Bench Road in Keremeos early in the morning on May 29. (Photo courtesy of Josh Wollman)
Marc Bremner and his wife ran into these slackline acrobats on Saturday at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. (Photo courtesy Marc Bremner)

‘It was really kinda crazy to see’: Slackline act spotted in South Okanagan

Penticton resident saw the act during a hike

Marc Bremner and his wife ran into these slackline acrobats on Saturday at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. (Photo courtesy Marc Bremner)
An event protesting the city’s plan to fine people $100 for sitting and sleeping the downtown Penticton area streets will take place Saturday at Nanaimo Square. (File photo)

Sit-in on Saturday will protest move to curb loitering in Penticton’s downtown

Nanaimo Square Sit-In is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An event protesting the city’s plan to fine people $100 for sitting and sleeping the downtown Penticton area streets will take place Saturday at Nanaimo Square. (File photo)
The Gucci Mane concert scheduled for May 28 in Penticton has been postponed. (Photo courtesy of Gucci Mane)

Gucci Mane’s South Okanagan concert officially postponed

Agency is looking at new tour dates between the Sept. 3 and 15 in Penticton

The Gucci Mane concert scheduled for May 28 in Penticton has been postponed. (Photo courtesy of Gucci Mane)
Retired nurse Teri McGrath is hoping to draw attention to the large number of medical errors in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Teri McGrath)

Okanagan woman hopes to bring attention to high number of medical errors in Canada

Retired nurse requires over 300 signatures for petition with June 13 deadline

Retired nurse Teri McGrath is hoping to draw attention to the large number of medical errors in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Teri McGrath)
Veteran Greyhound bus driver Blake Moore gives a shout out to those who gathered to wish him well on his final route Wednesday. Mark Brett/Western News

Former Greyhound bus drivers gather in the Okanagan for one last hurrah

Bash kicks off Friday in Penticton and runs until Sunday

Veteran Greyhound bus driver Blake Moore gives a shout out to those who gathered to wish him well on his final route Wednesday. Mark Brett/Western News
A black bear was spotted running along Highway 97 on Thursday night.

“Had to double take”: Penticton resident spots bear running across Highway 97

City of Penticton makes several suggestions to keep bears out of garbage

A black bear was spotted running along Highway 97 on Thursday night.