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Defence for Rod Flavell have filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Manslaughter trial against Osoyoos man to proceed; judge rejects defence’s appeal to dismiss

The application to dismiss the charges against Roderick Flavell was rejected by the Justice

Defence for Rod Flavell have filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
The South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services Society’s One World Youth Crew partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls to add murals as part of the indoor space redesign, with funding from the United Way of B.C. (Submitted)

United Way supports youth projects across the Okanagan with funding

The Upper Similkameen Indian Band Youth Group also received funding

The South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services Society’s One World Youth Crew partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls to add murals as part of the indoor space redesign, with funding from the United Way of B.C. (Submitted)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)

Penticton man not criminally responsible for slicing victim’s throat

Roy Shannon was suffering from severe delusions and schizophrenia

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)
RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March, 2021. (Facebook)

Penticton bomber facing possible 13 months jail sentence

Blair Robert Blach, 50, who has 87 previous convictions will learn his fate on a later date

RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March, 2021. (Facebook)
Snow spotted on the road to Apex earlier on Monday, June 13. (@TruckBC - Twitter)

Drive carefully: Snow spotted on road to Apex from Penticton

Heavy precipitation is expected throughout the Okanagan over the coming days

Snow spotted on the road to Apex earlier on Monday, June 13. (@TruckBC - Twitter)
The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a fatal shooting on Osoyoos Indian Band land on Sunday morning. (File)

Murder on Osoyoos Indian Band land believed targeted: RCMP

Despite life-saving efforts the 61-year-old victim was dead when officers arrived

The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a fatal shooting on Osoyoos Indian Band land on Sunday morning. (File)
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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Okanagan campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Oliver campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

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At Penticton Regional Hospital, Dr. Sheoran was knocked unconscious and had his jaw broken in 2014 during an appointment with Gregory Nield, a Summerland man who was being involuntarily held after self-medicating with magic mushrooms. (Submitted)

Penticton psychiatrist ordered to pay Interior Health’s legal costs over failed lawsuit

The doctor sued IH and lost after he was attacked by a patient

At Penticton Regional Hospital, Dr. Sheoran was knocked unconscious and had his jaw broken in 2014 during an appointment with Gregory Nield, a Summerland man who was being involuntarily held after self-medicating with magic mushrooms. (Submitted)
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department crews closed Highway 3 to put out a motorhome that caught fire on Sunday, May 29. (AMFD Facebook)

No injuries after fire consumes motorhome and car east of Osoyoos

The fire blocked the highway for several hours on Sunday

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department crews closed Highway 3 to put out a motorhome that caught fire on Sunday, May 29. (AMFD Facebook)
Vandals have struck the park bathrooms in Okanagan Falls six times over the last two weeks. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Okanagan Falls parks closed after being vandalized 6 times in 2 weeks

The beachfront parks require at least $1,500 in repairs

Vandals have struck the park bathrooms in Okanagan Falls six times over the last two weeks. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Sentencing delayed for chainsaw wielding Penticton man

Robert Austin Teal was arrested after barricading himself in the Trout Creek gas station store

Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP are looking for four individuals who damaged Penticton Secondary School computer network equipment while climbing onto the school’s roof. (Penticton RCMP)

RCMP looking for help after 4 climb and damage Penticton Secondary School

The four individuals damaged the district’s network equipment

Penticton RCMP are looking for four individuals who damaged Penticton Secondary School computer network equipment while climbing onto the school’s roof. (Penticton RCMP)
14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)

Hearing on criminal responsibility for alleged Keremeos attacker

Cameron Urquhart was previously deemed unfit to stand trial

14 criminal charges have been filed against 41-year-old Cameron Edward Jake Urquhart accused in the violent attack on staff at the Village of Keremeos offices. (Facebook)
Celebrating 25 years of being together, West Coast Celtic band Tiller’s Folly will be coming to Keremeos’ Grist Mill and Gardens in June. (Tiller’s Folly - Facebook)

Full slate of summer concerts announced for Keremeos’ Grist Mill

From Juno-award winning veterans to newer artists the gardens will have plenty of music

Celebrating 25 years of being together, West Coast Celtic band Tiller’s Folly will be coming to Keremeos’ Grist Mill and Gardens in June. (Tiller’s Folly - Facebook)
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Man grabs Mountie’s gun during Penticton mental health warrant

Officers were executing a warrant to take the man to the hospital for treatment

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Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Penticton’s gas prices clear $2 per litre

Fuel prices continue to skyrocket as gas companies rake in the profits

Gas prices in Penticton have surpassed $2 a litre. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Housing audit in Penticton finds gaps in support

The report was released on Tuesday May 17

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)

Inattentive B.C. husband owes wife nearly $800,000 after he rear-ended her car

The crash left the woman with injuries and lasting pain

A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)