Penticton

An evacuation order has been issued for electoral area H due to the Garrison Lake fire. (Contributed)

Evacuation order to Electoral Area H due to Garrison Lake fire

Residents are urged to leave the area immediately

An evacuation order has been issued for electoral area H due to the Garrison Lake fire. (Contributed)
Penticton’s courthouse. (Western News - File)

Oliver businessman charged in immigration scandal to plead guilty

Randhir Toor of Oliver will return to court Nov. 5 with an intention of pleading guilty

Penticton’s courthouse. (Western News - File)
Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s news items from the Interior

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
A helicopter buckets water over the White Rock Lake wildfire near Westside on Aug. 10. Evacuees from the fire are one of six groups who have been assisted by Penticton’s Emergency Support Services. (Darren Wolf photo)

Close to 850 evacuees from 6 wildfires registered for support in Penticton since July

The city’s emergency support services have provided support for just over 440 evacuees

A helicopter buckets water over the White Rock Lake wildfire near Westside on Aug. 10. Evacuees from the fire are one of six groups who have been assisted by Penticton’s Emergency Support Services. (Darren Wolf photo)
The Timber Wolves  performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s mini Peach Fest a huge success

Hundreds took in the live entertainment at Gyro Park on Saturday

The Timber Wolves  performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.

Penticton RCMP looking for witnesses to violent robbery at ice cream shop

Many local RCMP resources have been assigned to investigate this serious incident, says police

Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.
Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)

Penticton ice cream shops come together to support business owner attacked with hammer

All sale proceeds from waffle cones at the Peach, Tickleberry’s and Lickity Splitz go to Ogo’s

Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)
A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Vehicle crashes into Penticton motel

The van is lodged inside the motel’s office

A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Thomas Creek wildfire jumps guard, heads into area burned in 2020

The fire is moving further north into the Christie Mountain region

Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Pathways

Penticton councillor wants Interior Health to return Pathways funding

Coun. James Miller’s letter will be debated at the next council meeting

Pathways
Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

No mail deliveries for Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver due to poor air quality

Canada Post prompted a red service alert on Wednesday, July 28

Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.
The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Granfondo, Ironman events

The large events are important for Penticton’s economic recovery, mayor says

The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)
This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)

Penticton bylaw looks to province to cleanup homeless encampments along Highway 97

Currently, city taxpayers pick up the tab for enforcement and clean up

This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)
Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Penticton’s Bad Tattoo Brewing opens Kelowna location

The expansion project was 13 months in the making

Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Shed and nearby dumpsters burn in Penticton

Penticton Fire Department and RCMP are investigating

Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Minimal growth in Thomas Creek wildfire, forecasted wind poses risk

The blaze remains at an estimated 6,558 hectares

Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Thomas Creek fire grows to more than 6,500 hectares

An incident management team has been called in to take over

The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

No growth reported overnight on Thomas Creek wildfire

The fire is currently over 5,500 hectares in size

The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)