Steve Kidd

Photo courtesy Penticton Penguins

Three junior hockey players injured starting campfire

Ryan Vandervlis, a 20-year old centre with Lethbridge Hurricanes has been placed in a medically induced coma

Photo courtesy Penticton Penguins
As in many areas, there was a strong anti-immigration sentiment in the South Okanagan in the 1920s, reflected in these ads from the era. Courtesy Penticton Museum.

Penticton Art Gallery explores racism

International call for artists to contribute

As in many areas, there was a strong anti-immigration sentiment in the South Okanagan in the 1920s, reflected in these ads from the era. Courtesy Penticton Museum.
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Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.                                Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.

Evacuation alerts expanded in Similkameen

Unexpected rise in river prompts new alerts

Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.                                Evacuation alerts have been expanded in the Similkameen River valley after an unexpected rise in the water level.
A report from B.C. Hydro says the cost of owning an electric car isn’t as high as people think. File photo

Electric vehicles more affordable than you think: BC Hydro

Myths blocking road to electric vehicle adoption

A report from B.C. Hydro says the cost of owning an electric car isn’t as high as people think. File photo
Final week for ALR input

Final week for ALR input

Public consultation process closes April 30

Final week for ALR input
National Geographic’s Photo Ark is an attempt to document every species in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries. (Image courtesy Joel Sartore/Photo Ark/National Geographic)

Okanagan Falls winery showing international photo project

Liquidity Wines will be sole Canadian show of National Geographic’s Photo Ark

National Geographic’s Photo Ark is an attempt to document every species in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries. (Image courtesy Joel Sartore/Photo Ark/National Geographic)
Western News file photo

Boots on the ground wildfire training for B.C. firefighters

Firefighters from around B.C. will be in Penticton at a simulated wildfire training exercise

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Don Kendall, seen here directing traffic at the Penticton Peach Festival parade, is being honoured for his contributions to the newspaper industry. Steve Kidd/Western News

Former Black Press publisher honoured for industry contributions

Don Kendall being honoured by community newspaper association

Don Kendall, seen here directing traffic at the Penticton Peach Festival parade, is being honoured for his contributions to the newspaper industry. Steve Kidd/Western News
B.C. boy battles rare cancer as community rallies

B.C. boy battles rare cancer as community rallies

A parent’s worst nightmare: Community support building for seven-year-old Okanagan cancer victim

B.C. boy battles rare cancer as community rallies
Blood moons (lunar eclipses) aren’t uncommon, but combined with a supermoon and a blue moon, they’re exceedingly rare. (Image courtesy NASA)

Super blue blood moon coming to skies near you

This may be the only time you will ever see this combination

Blood moons (lunar eclipses) aren’t uncommon, but combined with a supermoon and a blue moon, they’re exceedingly rare. (Image courtesy NASA)
The devastation to the California wine industry has been huge, and the B.C. wine institute is reaching out to help.                                File photo

B.C. Wine Institute reaching out to California

Local industry urged to show support for colleagues affected by California wildfires

The devastation to the California wine industry has been huge, and the B.C. wine institute is reaching out to help.                                File photo
School districts across the province are taking different approaches to when and how students access internet services.                                File photo

South Okanagan students can still access social media

Local school districts have different approaches to student internet access

School districts across the province are taking different approaches to when and how students access internet services.                                File photo
The Perseids meteor shower is expected to reach its peak Aug. 12. (File illustration)

Perseids meteor shower peaks this weekend

Smoke might interfere with viewing, but the show goes on regardless

The Perseids meteor shower is expected to reach its peak Aug. 12. (File illustration)
B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says the province had a record year for agriculture in 2016

Record year for agriculture sales and profits.

Minister Norm Letnick says he can prove B.C.'s agriculture industry is setting records.

B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says the province had a record year for agriculture in 2016