Kristi Patton

B.C. man pleads guilty to hunting from vehicle, other Wildlife Act charges

B.C. man pleads guilty to hunting from vehicle, other Wildlife Act charges

James Wiens pleaded guilty to baiting an animal, feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife and hunting from a motorvehicle.

B.C. man pleads guilty to hunting from vehicle, other Wildlife Act charges
Nelson’s Reece Hunt takes a shot during the women’s 2017 under-18 hockey championship where Team B.C. won bronze. She is one of the player’s shortlisted for the final selection camp for Team B.C. which will compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

B.C. female hockey players shortlisted for Canada Winter Games team

The final selection camp for Team B.C. will occur in late December

Nelson’s Reece Hunt takes a shot during the women’s 2017 under-18 hockey championship where Team B.C. won bronze. She is one of the player’s shortlisted for the final selection camp for Team B.C. which will compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan stands during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Funding announcement promises to drive business innovation in B.C.

Minister is scheduled to make the announcement at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College

Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan stands during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Hockey player’s flow a no-go for BCHL poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes left off best hockey hair poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News
A Penticton parent has come up with an idea to raise awareness about autism and to remind people to be conscious when handing out candy this Halloween.                                Submitted photo

B.C. parent hopes to ease stress on autistic trick-or-treaters

Parent reminding those handing out candy, kids with special needs will be coming to their doors

A Penticton parent has come up with an idea to raise awareness about autism and to remind people to be conscious when handing out candy this Halloween.                                Submitted photo
Former Anaheim Ducks player Paul Kariya, left, stands with his girlfriend Valerie Dawson and watches as his jersey is retired prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

BCHL alumni has NHL jersey retired by Anaheim Ducks

Paul Kariya played with the Penticton Vees from 1990-1992

Former Anaheim Ducks player Paul Kariya, left, stands with his girlfriend Valerie Dawson and watches as his jersey is retired prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Three West Kelowna men are facing charges related to a meth “super lab” that was discovered in Rock Creek. RCMP photo

Arrests made after meth ‘super lab’ discovered in B.C.

Charges have now been laid against three Okanagan men

Three West Kelowna men are facing charges related to a meth “super lab” that was discovered in Rock Creek. RCMP photo
An Osoyoos woman had a scare when a knife-wielding woman rang her doorbell and asked to see her baby. Contributed photo

Alleged ‘creepy’ intruder who threatened B.C. mom and newborn receives bail

Sharon Constance Forner, 45, was arrested on Aug. 9 in Osoyoos

An Osoyoos woman had a scare when a knife-wielding woman rang her doorbell and asked to see her baby. Contributed photo
A total of 64 cats and kittens have been surrendered to the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch on Sept. 18.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News

60+ surrendered cats in Okanagan get people working together

Community comes together to help surrendered cats at Penticton SPCA

A total of 64 cats and kittens have been surrendered to the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch on Sept. 18.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News
B.C. RCMP make arrests in ‘large scale’ identify theft and fraud case

B.C. RCMP make arrests in ‘large scale’ identify theft and fraud case

Keremeos and Osoyoos RCMP arrest men alleged to be involved in identity theft across Canada

B.C. RCMP make arrests in ‘large scale’ identify theft and fraud case
Update: Police arrest B.C. sex offender wanted on a warrant

Update: Police arrest B.C. sex offender wanted on a warrant

James Pike was convicted of the violent sexual assault of a Penticton woman

Update: Police arrest B.C. sex offender wanted on a warrant
B.C. locations listed among top beer cities in Canada

B.C. locations listed among top beer cities in Canada

Expedia.ca reveals their list of the Best Beer Town in Canada

B.C. locations listed among top beer cities in Canada
Penticton and District Search and Rescue worked with the fire department, RCMP and cave experts from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to rescue a woman who fell approximately 60 feet into a cave at the Skaha Bluffs on Monday.                                Submitted photo

B.C. climber injured at Skaha Bluffs rescued after seven hours

A woman fell approximately 60 feet into a cave at the South Okanagan provincial park near Penticton

Penticton and District Search and Rescue worked with the fire department, RCMP and cave experts from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to rescue a woman who fell approximately 60 feet into a cave at the Skaha Bluffs on Monday.                                Submitted photo
Emergency personnel getting their equipment at the Skaha Bluffs where a woman fell into a cave at the Skaha Bluffs earlier today.                                Photo courtesy of Skylar Noe-Vack

Injured B.C. woman rescued from deep cave after fall

Emergency responders were sent out to rescue a climber in Penticton

Emergency personnel getting their equipment at the Skaha Bluffs where a woman fell into a cave at the Skaha Bluffs earlier today.                                Photo courtesy of Skylar Noe-Vack
BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Special banner will be unveiled at regular season home games

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos
B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis

B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis

From business fundamentals to growing your own cannabis, Okanagan College offering education courses

B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis
Judy McPherson, from Penticton, is starting to see her orange ribbon campaign to allow people to show their support for those fighting wildfires start to grow.                                Submitted photo

B.C. woman’s ‘orange glow’ ribbon campaign supporting firefighters is spreading

Penticton woman’s campaign to recognize firefighting efforts is starting to spread

Judy McPherson, from Penticton, is starting to see her orange ribbon campaign to allow people to show their support for those fighting wildfires start to grow.                                Submitted photo
Joe Murphy, who once played for the Penticton Knights, went on to have a successful NHL career — including winning a Stanley Cup. He is the centre of a TSN original feature, where they catch up to Murphy who is now homeless.                                Photo from OilersNation.com

Homeless former BCHL/NHL player in TSN documentary

Former Penticton Knights player Joe Murphy is the focus of a TSN original feature

Joe Murphy, who once played for the Penticton Knights, went on to have a successful NHL career — including winning a Stanley Cup. He is the centre of a TSN original feature, where they catch up to Murphy who is now homeless.                                Photo from OilersNation.com
Penticton resident Judy McPherson is encouraging everyone in the province to make themselves an orange ribbon to show firefighters that they are in our thoughts while they battle wildfires throughout B.C.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

B.C. woman promoting ‘orange glow’ campaign to support firefighters

A Penticton woman is hoping an orange ribbon campaign will catch on throughout B.C.

Penticton resident Judy McPherson is encouraging everyone in the province to make themselves an orange ribbon to show firefighters that they are in our thoughts while they battle wildfires throughout B.C.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
The iconic Penticton Peach concession was turned on its side and rolled into Okanagan Lake during a riot in 1991. Now the Peach leaseholders are looking for help to identify people in this photo to offer them a milkshake and to take a nicer photo. Photo courtesy of The Peach/Facebook

Peachy B.C. tourism icon needs help IDing 90’s rioters for closure

The Peach in Penticton wants to track down rioters who rolled the concession into Okanagan Lake

The iconic Penticton Peach concession was turned on its side and rolled into Okanagan Lake during a riot in 1991. Now the Peach leaseholders are looking for help to identify people in this photo to offer them a milkshake and to take a nicer photo. Photo courtesy of The Peach/Facebook