Penticton

(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)
Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights South Okanagan wildfire to save their home

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Penticton more than quintuples in size

Over 300 properties now under evacuation order due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)

B.C. resort village evacuated as Penticton-area wildfire approaches

Keremeos Creek wildfire estimated at 437 hectares and growing

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight Pentiction-area wildfire

Snowmaking guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal overnight growth at Keremeos Creek fire in South Okanagan

Saturday’s evacuation and air quality alerts remain in effect

Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Monitoring for flooding as Okanagan Lake exceeds full pool

City of Penticton and fire department ready to activate sandbagging or tiger dams if necessary

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)

VIDEO: The world’s biggest adventure race is coming to B.C.

The non-stop 500 km course will see world competitors traverse Okanagan terrain and water

Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)
An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.

Toddler who fell in lake saved by off-duty Penticton Mountie

The child was having trouble staying afloat in the cold water

An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.
A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

2 arrested in Penticton after Toyota dealership fire deemed arson

Fire crews say damage to the back of the dealership is ‘extensive’

A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

Okanagan man crushed in recycling truck succumbs to injuries

The 52-year-old had been sleeping in a recycling dumpster when it was picked up by the truck

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
Police car (file photo)

Penticton man crushed in large recycling truck compactor, critically injured

52-year-old was sleeping in a dumpster when he was inadvertently picked up by recycling vehicle

Police car (file photo)
Convicted rapist James Allen Pike has had his long term supervision release revoked after breaching several of his orders. A danger to society, he is back in jail facing new charges. (File photo)

Violent Penticton rapist back behind bars, facing new criminal charges

James Allen Pike, 49, was living with his cousin when he breached many of his orders

Convicted rapist James Allen Pike has had his long term supervision release revoked after breaching several of his orders. A danger to society, he is back in jail facing new charges. (File photo)
A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)

Youth hockey player with neck injury waits 42 minutes for ambulance in Penticton

‘We know it can be stressful waiting for an ambulance,’: BC Emergency Health Services said

A 15-year old hockey player waited 42 minutes for an ambulance response after suffering a severe injury at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Wednesday morning (March 16). (Black Press file photo)
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)