Kristi Patton

Planned ignitions at the Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, grew the total hectares burned to an estimated 507 hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC WIldfire)

Update: Rain a welcome sight as South Okanagan wildfire crews mop up

BC Wildfire said the fire is now 80 per cent contained

Planned ignitions at the Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, grew the total hectares burned to an estimated 507 hectares. (Photo courtesy of BC WIldfire)
A helicopter on scene at the Richter Creek wildfire, about 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

A helicopter on scene at the Richter Creek wildfire, about 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
A wildfire east of Osoyoos was discovered on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Wildfire in South Okanagan grows to 250 hectares

Richter Creek wildfire, west of Osoyoos, was discovered on Monday

A wildfire east of Osoyoos was discovered on Monday. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)
John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

John Brittain is escorted from the RCMP detachment in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in this image made from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart
Rudi Winter has been identified by Penticton residents as one of the four people that was shot and killed on Monday. (Facebook photo)

Penticton residents in shock, grieve the loss of four killed in shooting spree

Rudi Winter was one of four people, two men and two women, who died in Penticton on Monday

Rudi Winter has been identified by Penticton residents as one of the four people that was shot and killed on Monday. (Facebook photo)
Sheriffs lead John Brittain, the man accused in a quadruple fatal shooting in Penticton Monday, into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)

UPDATE: Four victims identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

John Brittain, 68, faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

Sheriffs lead John Brittain, the man accused in a quadruple fatal shooting in Penticton Monday, into the courthouse. (Jordyn Thomson/Penticton Western News)
Western News file photo

Sentencing delayed for B.C. woman caught vaginally smuggling drugs

Judge doesn’t like sentence proposed for Penticton woman who evaded RCMP

Western News file photo
An undated photo of Vaseux Creek Outfitters operator James Wiens with a bear. Wiens pleaded guilty to three charges under the Wildlife Act at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Tuesday. (Photo from Vaseux Creek Outfitters website)                                An undated photo of Vaseux Creek Outfitters operator James Wiens with a bear. Wiens pleaded guilty to three charges under the Wildlife Act at the Penticton provincial courthouse. (Photo from Vaseux Creek Outfitters website)

B.C. hunter fined after luring bears in with greased logs, dog food

A South Okanagan hunting guide has been fined

An undated photo of Vaseux Creek Outfitters operator James Wiens with a bear. Wiens pleaded guilty to three charges under the Wildlife Act at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Tuesday. (Photo from Vaseux Creek Outfitters website)                                An undated photo of Vaseux Creek Outfitters operator James Wiens with a bear. Wiens pleaded guilty to three charges under the Wildlife Act at the Penticton provincial courthouse. (Photo from Vaseux Creek Outfitters website)
Grand Chief Phillip ‘disgusted’ with Trudeau for ejecting Wilson-Raybould from caucus

Grand Chief Phillip ‘disgusted’ with Trudeau for ejecting Wilson-Raybould from caucus

Former Penticton Indian Band Chief among supporters voicing their disappointment

Grand Chief Phillip ‘disgusted’ with Trudeau for ejecting Wilson-Raybould from caucus
Linda Brooks, volunteer coordinator at Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton, with her horse that she brought to lift the spirits of a patient. (Submitted photo)

Horse fulfills dying B.C. woman’s last wish

Moog and Friends Hospice House staff and volunteers co-ordinate a special moment for a patient

Linda Brooks, volunteer coordinator at Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton, with her horse that she brought to lift the spirits of a patient. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Vees captain Massimo Rizzo chases down a Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis on Saturday night at the SOEC. The Vees won Game 5 of the BCHL playoff series 4-1. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)

Video: Tensions boil over as Penticton Vees defeat Cowichan Valley Capitals

Penticton Vees win Game 5 against the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the BCHL playoff series

Penticton Vees captain Massimo Rizzo chases down a Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis on Saturday night at the SOEC. The Vees won Game 5 of the BCHL playoff series 4-1. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)
Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade watch will heat up as the roster freeze deadline is on Jan. 10

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams
The last day of 2018 saw sunny skies and low gas prices in Penticton. Kristi Patton/Western News

Okanagan city reporting lowest gas prices in B.C.

Penticton is once again showing the lowest gas prices in the province

The last day of 2018 saw sunny skies and low gas prices in Penticton. Kristi Patton/Western News
Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community

Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community

Gas prices dropping to $1/litre range in Penticton

Gas sells for under $1/litre in one B.C. community
Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter

Canada settles for silver at Spengler Cup

BCHL alum finish with silver medal at 2018 Spengler Cup

Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter
Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter

BCHL alum net four goals for Team Canada in Spengler Cup win

Team Canada heading to the semi-final of the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos

Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter
BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

Team Canada opened the 2018 tournament with a win over Davos

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup
B.C. animal sanctuary rescues three calves scheduled for slaughter

B.C. animal sanctuary rescues three calves scheduled for slaughter

Three calves taken from Abbotsford dairy farm to South Okanagan

B.C. animal sanctuary rescues three calves scheduled for slaughter
Video: The most Canadian stroll through nature

Video: The most Canadian stroll through nature

Skating through a winter wonderland at Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton

Video: The most Canadian stroll through nature
Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a three-point performance

Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images