Penticton News Staff

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)

Local state of emergency declared near Okanagan home

Slope failure cited as City of Penticton issues notice at home in 600 block of Heather Road

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)
Federal leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh high-fives a Penticton Vees fan after the team’s fifth goal of the period against the West Kelowna Warriors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

VIDEO: Hockey talk with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

The leader of the federal NDP named his favourite teams, player, and hopes for the Stanley Cup

Federal leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh high-fives a Penticton Vees fan after the team’s fifth goal of the period against the West Kelowna Warriors. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame
Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local campaign returns in May

The month long campaign celebrates and encourages residents to buy local

The second annual Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL campaign will run for the month of May. (Jen Zielinkski — Black Press Media)
Update: Crews have removed more than 500 cubic metres from rock slide site

Update: Crews have removed more than 500 cubic metres from rock slide site

Main transit corridor between Penticton and Kelowna expected to reopen on Wednesday afternoon

Update: Crews have removed more than 500 cubic metres from rock slide site
Dante Fabbro (No. 8) picked up two goals in an earlier game at the Spengler Cup, and added an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 semifinal win over the Nürnburg Ice Tigers in Davos, Switzerland. Keystone photo

Big first period sends Canada to Spengler Cup final

Team Canada heads to finals early Monday morning

Dante Fabbro (No. 8) picked up two goals in an earlier game at the Spengler Cup, and added an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 semifinal win over the Nürnburg Ice Tigers in Davos, Switzerland. Keystone photo
Harrison Blaisdell (Chilliwack Chiefs, BCHL) nettted two goals in a Team Canada West 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in their final preliminary game at the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

Shootout loss for Canada West against Czech Republic

Team Canada West now looking forward to semifinal game

Harrison Blaisdell (Chilliwack Chiefs, BCHL) nettted two goals in a Team Canada West 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in their final preliminary game at the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giving someone a wolf (or moose, or bear) is a great way to relieve the pressure of gift shopping on yourself and the environment. Photo courtesy the Nature Conservancy.

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giving someone a wolf (or moose, or bear) is a great way to relieve the pressure of gift shopping on yourself and the environment. Photo courtesy the Nature Conservancy.
Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.

BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.

Massimo Rizzo scores the shootout winner at World Junior A Challenge

BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.
Team Canada���s Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz celebrate their gold medal in the men���s two-man bobsleigh event at PyeongChang 2018 (David Jackson/COC)

Okanagan Olympian chosen as honourary Team B.C. captain

Justin Kripps has been chosen as the Team B.C. honorary captain for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team Canada���s Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz celebrate their gold medal in the men���s two-man bobsleigh event at PyeongChang 2018 (David Jackson/COC)
Scammers posing as representatives of the Publisher’s Clearing House are calling around claiming people have won prizes; but they need to pay up first.                                Western News file photo

Senior couple from the Okanagan scammed out of $30,000

A senior couple in Penticton seeks to warn others in the area after getting scammed out of $30,000

Scammers posing as representatives of the Publisher’s Clearing House are calling around claiming people have won prizes; but they need to pay up first.                                Western News file photo
Contributed file photo of B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

UBCIC adds voice to concerns of pipeline ‘man camps’

Critics say the ‘hyper-masculine’ camps increase risks of violence against women

Contributed file photo of B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Wild Card team skip Kerri Einarson delivers the rock at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton.                                THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Manitoba to face Manitoba in Scotties final

Team Wild Card of Manitoba took on Team Nova Scotia 12-9 earlier in the day

Wild Card team skip Kerri Einarson delivers the rock at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton.                                THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jennifer Jones doles out high-fives to her Manitoba teammates at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton. Mark Brett/Western News

Update: Jones and Team Manitoba headed to Scotties Tournament of Hearts final

Nine consecutive wins for Team Nova Scotia in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Jennifer Jones doles out high-fives to her Manitoba teammates at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton. Mark Brett/Western News
The team skipped by Kerri Einarson (Manitoba) won the WIld Card berth into the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Friday defeating Chelsea Carey’s team from Calgary 7-4 in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

Einarson captures Scotties berth in wild card game

Three teams from Manitoba contend for curling national championship in Penticton

The team skipped by Kerri Einarson (Manitoba) won the WIld Card berth into the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Friday defeating Chelsea Carey’s team from Calgary 7-4 in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News
Canadian skip Jennifer Jones of Team North America delivers a rock at the South Okanagan Events Centre in the opening round of the WFG Continental Cup event in 2013.                                Western News file photo

Field set for Scotties Tournament of Hearts national curling championship

The 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts begins on Jan. 27 in Penticton

Canadian skip Jennifer Jones of Team North America delivers a rock at the South Okanagan Events Centre in the opening round of the WFG Continental Cup event in 2013.                                Western News file photo
Team Canada defenceman, and Penticton Vees alumni, Dante Fabbro stands guard in front of goaltender Carter Hart as U.S. player Joey Anderson is posted in front.                                USA Hockey images

Canada loses to U.S. in shootout at World Juniors outdoor game

Kelowna Rockets player Dillon Dubé scores to give him three points in three games

Team Canada defenceman, and Penticton Vees alumni, Dante Fabbro stands guard in front of goaltender Carter Hart as U.S. player Joey Anderson is posted in front.                                USA Hockey images