Tara Bowie

Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker with a woman she bonded with in Zambia during a three-month placement in the South African country. (Submitted)

Similkameen youth broadens her horizons on Zambia trip

Woman travelled with a group of young Indigenous leaders from across the country

Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker with a woman she bonded with in Zambia during a three-month placement in the South African country. (Submitted)
A cup full of mosquito larva collected from standing water near Oliver. (Tara Bowie — Black Press)

South Okanagan – Similkameen swatting hard against mosquitos

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen is already doing mosquito control.

A cup full of mosquito larva collected from standing water near Oliver. (Tara Bowie — Black Press)
Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Okanagan chocolatier

Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Okanagan chocolatier

Penticton’s Accent Chocolate owners talk chocolate

Foodie Friday: Egg-ceptional chocolate from Okanagan chocolatier
Structure fire at mobile home park. (Tara Bowie - Penticton Western News)

Fire destroys house at mobile home park outside of Keremeos

The fire, which reportedly began around 3:15 a.m. April 10, destroyed the structure.

Structure fire at mobile home park. (Tara Bowie - Penticton Western News)
Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating

Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating

The bridge was damaged sometime over the weekend.

Keremeos’ iconic Red Bridge takes a beating
The RUBBERBANDancegroup is coming to perform at Venables Theatre in the South Okanagan. (Submitted)

Montreal dance troupe to perform in the South Okanagan

Group brings together their unique stylings of breakdance, classical ballet and dance theatre

The RUBBERBANDancegroup is coming to perform at Venables Theatre in the South Okanagan. (Submitted)
Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5

Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5

In a close vote, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted on lower fee for new bus service

Penticton to Kelowna by bus for just $5
Tickleberry’s Ice Cream Shop in Okanagan Falls.

Foodie Friday: The scoop on Okanagan Fall’s Tickleberry’s ice cream

We talk to Tickleberry owner Kelsey Hoy and ask the hard questions about the ice cream biz

Tickleberry’s Ice Cream Shop in Okanagan Falls.
Penticton RCMP where at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where a pedestrian is believed to have been struck. (Tara Bowie — Western News)

Driver punches man in alleged South Okanagan road rage incident

Penticton RCMP attended the scene of what is believed to have been a road rage incident

Penticton RCMP where at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where a pedestrian is believed to have been struck. (Tara Bowie — Western News)
Family was everything to young woman who died in Highway 3 collision

Family was everything to young woman who died in Highway 3 collision

Alanna Dunn, 27, died in a collision with a transport trailer early Friday morning.

Family was everything to young woman who died in Highway 3 collision
Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash

Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash

Friends hope to raise $10,000 to help the Keremeos family during this difficult time

Gofundme campaign setup for young mother who died in Highway 3 crash
Update: Highway 3 near Keremeos open to alternating traffic

Update: Highway 3 near Keremeos open to alternating traffic

Details scarce about collision that has closed Highway 3 west of Keremeos

Update: Highway 3 near Keremeos open to alternating traffic
Okanagan furry community members were spotted around Penticton over the weekend. (Submitted photo)

Behind the mask of the South Okanagan furries community

Penticton furries community member said it’s not a sexual thing

Okanagan furry community members were spotted around Penticton over the weekend. (Submitted photo)
VIDEO: Men strut their stuff in Underwear Show for Penticton triathlete

VIDEO: Men strut their stuff in Underwear Show for Penticton triathlete

Clients of Okanoggin Barbers strutted their stuff to raise funds for Ironman athlete Jen Annett

VIDEO: Men strut their stuff in Underwear Show for Penticton triathlete
Give a hoot and don’t touch baby birds

Give a hoot and don’t touch baby birds

SORCO raptor rehab reminds residents to stop before they touch baby bird

Give a hoot and don’t touch baby birds
South Okanagan residents arrested in attack on homeless men

South Okanagan residents arrested in attack on homeless men

Four individuals have been arrested for a attack and robbery on two homeless men

South Okanagan residents arrested in attack on homeless men
Models at the 2018 Okanoggin Barbers underwear fashion show. The second underwear fashion show is happening Wednesday at the Barking Parrot. (Western News file photo)

Men ready to strut in their underwear for South Okanagan triathlete

Okanoggin Barbers second underwear fashion show happening Wednesday at Barking Parrot

Models at the 2018 Okanoggin Barbers underwear fashion show. The second underwear fashion show is happening Wednesday at the Barking Parrot. (Western News file photo)
A prescribed burn is being on the east slope of Crater Mountain this month. (file photo)

Prescribed burns to start this month in the Okanagan

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band with partners are starting a multi-year burn on Crater Mountain

A prescribed burn is being on the east slope of Crater Mountain this month. (file photo)
B.C. becomes first province to allow 12-storey timber buildings

B.C. becomes first province to allow 12-storey timber buildings

Premier Horgan announced in OK Falls that mass-timber will be allowed on buildings up to 12 storeys

B.C. becomes first province to allow 12-storey timber buildings
phone in toilet (pixabay)

Okanagan bar warns of dropped calls in the bathroom

If you’re headed out to enjoy some libations make sure you hold on to your phones tight

phone in toilet (pixabay)