Mark Brett

People collect personal effects from damaged homes following a tornado in Dunrobin, Ontario west of Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.                                (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. MP Cannings spared brunt of Ottawa tornadoes

MP Richard Cannings was spared the impact of the tornadoes that hit the Ottawa region

People collect personal effects from damaged homes following a tornado in Dunrobin, Ontario west of Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.                                (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Police call B.C. pharmacy’s use of panic button ‘unnecessary’

Police call B.C. pharmacy’s use of panic button ‘unnecessary’

Pharmacist should have used 911 or non-emergency numbers when pharmacist felt they needed to push.

Police call B.C. pharmacy’s use of panic button ‘unnecessary’
Ben Hawerchuk, of the Calgary Flames Young Stars battles for position against the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 Young Stars Classic. The tournament is returning in September but without Calgary or Edmonton.                                Western News file photo

NHL Young Stars return to Okanagan without Calgary or Edmonton

Young Stars tournament returning to Penticton without Calgary and Edmonton.

Ben Hawerchuk, of the Calgary Flames Young Stars battles for position against the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 Young Stars Classic. The tournament is returning in September but without Calgary or Edmonton.                                Western News file photo
The root of the problem for B.C. man is the root

The root of the problem for B.C. man is the root

Giant willow root clogs drain at South Okanagan residence

The root of the problem for B.C. man is the root
Watching the strike zone, Penticton’s Scott McLaren keeps his eye on the prize during a recent softball match he umpired at Simon Fraser University.                                Photo courtesy of SFU Athletics/Paul Yates

B.C. umpire has developed thick skin after 30 years listening to insults

Scott McLaren pays no mind to comments from the cheap seats

Watching the strike zone, Penticton’s Scott McLaren keeps his eye on the prize during a recent softball match he umpired at Simon Fraser University.                                Photo courtesy of SFU Athletics/Paul Yates
4 treatment centres to open in memory of B.C. teen who died of an overdose

4 treatment centres to open in memory of B.C. teen who died of an overdose

A treatment centre for addictions is opening in Penticton after the first one fell through

4 treatment centres to open in memory of B.C. teen who died of an overdose
Olympic dreams come true for South Okanagan coach

Olympic dreams come true for South Okanagan coach

Penticton coach watches as his skier brings home the gold

Olympic dreams come true for South Okanagan coach
Okanagan coach readying Team Canada freestyle athletes for Olympics

Okanagan coach readying Team Canada freestyle athletes for Olympics

Members of Canada’s Olympic moguls mens and womens teams were training in Penticton this week

Okanagan coach readying Team Canada freestyle athletes for Olympics
Tide PODS confiscated from Okanagan middle school student

Tide PODS confiscated from Okanagan middle school student

A student at a Penticton middle school had Tide PODS confiscated

Tide PODS confiscated from Okanagan middle school student
Brandon Jansen and mom Michelle at the Powell River rehabilitation centre the day before he died of a fentanyl overdose in his room in March, 2016.                                Submitted photo                                Brandon Jansen and mom Michelle at the Powell River rehabilitation centre the day before he died of a fentanyl overdose in his room in March, 2016. Submitted photo

Penticton addiction recovery centre plan halted by neighbours

Recovery centre operator said neighbours bought property ‘in haste’

Brandon Jansen and mom Michelle at the Powell River rehabilitation centre the day before he died of a fentanyl overdose in his room in March, 2016.                                Submitted photo                                Brandon Jansen and mom Michelle at the Powell River rehabilitation centre the day before he died of a fentanyl overdose in his room in March, 2016. Submitted photo
New B.C. rehab centre opened in memory of son

New B.C. rehab centre opened in memory of son

Drugs killed her son, and now a Penticton mother hopes to change the system so it doesn’t take anyone else’s

New B.C. rehab centre opened in memory of son
Search resumes for remains of missing Penticton woman

Search resumes for remains of missing Penticton woman

Fire crews are back on the scene of a fire on Lakeside Road to search for the remains of Mary Esta

Search resumes for remains of missing Penticton woman
Penticton man in France to mark fateful Dieppe Raid

Penticton man in France to mark fateful Dieppe Raid

A Penticton man is representing his late father at the Dieppe ceremony in France

Penticton man in France to mark fateful Dieppe Raid