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Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

VIDEO: Pro lacrosse player hopes to grow the sport in South Okanagan with new youth camps

Garrett McIntosh, a 7 year NLL veteran, is sharing lacrosse skills and knowledge with Penticton youth

Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7, 2021. (Keremeos, BC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Creative kids in Keremeos surf the Similkameen River

Using just some straps and planks, these kids turned the river into a surfers paradise

The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7, 2021. (Keremeos, BC/Facebook)
Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)

Proactive pair protects Penticton neighbourhood from devastating fire potential

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when,’ wildfire hits Husula, near road with slew of illegal activity

Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)
(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Two vehicles crash into Indian restaurant at Vernon’s 43rd Street

Traffic is blocked on 43rd Street down to a single lane

(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)

‘We’re devastated’: South Okanagan couple in mourning after ‘horrific’ attack kills family dog

Bunny Wells was walking their 22-month old Scottish Terrier on Canada Day when the attack occurred

Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)
Penticton has a new Bitcoin ATM, located inside Rocky Store at 404-430 Haven Hill Rd.(Contributed)

Penticton gets a new Bitcoin ATM machine

The kiosk, in a convience store, will allow users to use cash to buy, trade and sell crypto

Penticton has a new Bitcoin ATM, located inside Rocky Store at 404-430 Haven Hill Rd.(Contributed)
A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Excessive levels of E. coli at Penticton’s Okanagan Beach prompts warning

Five times the acceptable amount of E. coli was found in the water at Okanagan Beach

A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)

SPCA seizes dog strapped to RV during sweltering Okanagan heatwave

Animal cruelty charges will be recommended to Crown counsel

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)
Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

“Everything is gone’: Multiple homes destroyed in Penticton multiplex fire

Penticton Fire Dept. got the blaze under control within an hour but not before homes were lost

Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)

Penticton, Kamloops and Kelowna break all-time heat records 2 days in a row — and counting

More record-breaking heat could be ahead, according to Environment Canada

Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Dog hauled in crate strapped behind RV during Okanagan heatwave found safe

RCMP, SPCA working towards next steps, possible charges to ensure the dog’s safety going forward

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday June 27, 2021. (Heather Peters/Facebook)

‘It’s appalling’: RCMP investigating dog in crate behind RV spotted in B.C. Interior

Residents were shocked and infuriated by RV driver’s actions during record breaking heatwave

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday June 27, 2021. (Heather Peters/Facebook)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday June 27, 2021. (Heather Peters/Facebook)

‘It’s appalling’: RCMP investigating dog in crate behind RV spotted in South Okanagan

Residents were shocked and infuriated by RV driver’s actions during record breaking heatwave

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday June 27, 2021. (Heather Peters/Facebook)
Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Dog hauled in crate strapped behind RV during B.C. heatwave found safe

RCMP, SPCA working towards next steps, possible charges to ensure the dog’s safety going forward

Residents across B.C. were infuriated and horrified after photos of a dog being carried in a crate behind an RV in the Interior during the province’s record breaking heatwave were posted to social media Sunday, June 27. (Heather Peters/Facebook photo)
Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)

South Okanagan RCMP arrest prolific offender in possesion of drugs, loaded gun

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 34, has been arrested numerous times on drug and property crime charges

Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)
James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

Union concerned with ‘ethics controversy’ after Penticton editor elected to council

The managing editor of the Penticton Herald newspaper, James Miller, was elected to council June 19

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)
South Okanagan Tim Horton’s owner/operator Nicole MacMillan stars in a Tim Horton’s national television advertisement. The video was uploaded to YouTube June 14, 2021. (Tim Hortons/YouTube)

South Okanagan Tim Hortons owner stars in national ad campaign

Local Tim’s owner Nicole MacMillan featured in new ad set in Osoyoos

South Okanagan Tim Horton’s owner/operator Nicole MacMillan stars in a Tim Horton’s national television advertisement. The video was uploaded to YouTube June 14, 2021. (Tim Hortons/YouTube)
Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)

Woman awarded $15k after years of harassment at Okanagan software company

Carol Loiselle faced years of gender-based harassment while employed at Windward Software Inc.

Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Osoyoos chef Murray McDonald was ecstatic upon realizing he scored the $1 million guaranteed prize in the June 2, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Osoyoos chef ecstatic after bagging $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $44 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49 this year

Osoyoos chef Murray McDonald was ecstatic upon realizing he scored the $1 million guaranteed prize in the June 2, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)