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Ashley McMillan of the KISU Swim Club demonstrates the technique which helped her collect 15, top three finishes in the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships and first place overall for the club.

Four KISU swimmers earn berths at Olympic Trials

Four members of the KISU Swim Club earned the right to attend the Olymplic Trials at provincials

Ashley McMillan of the KISU Swim Club demonstrates the technique which helped her collect 15, top three finishes in the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships and first place overall for the club.
An Air Canada Express plane lands at Penticton Regional Airport. The airline has announced time schedule changes for flights starting in May.  (Mark Brett - Western News)

Air Canada suspending service between Vancouver and Penticton

Service halting for one month, starting April 1, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

An Air Canada Express plane lands at Penticton Regional Airport. The airline has announced time schedule changes for flights starting in May.  (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Care Closet Thrift Store has indefinitely closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit store raises money for several organizations in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News)

COVID-19: Care Closet shuts its doors

The Care Closet Thrift Store shuts doors indefinitely over COVID-19 pandemic

The Care Closet Thrift Store has indefinitely closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit store raises money for several organizations in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Runners make their way through the colourful dust storm that was the annual Colours4Kids run Sunday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

COVID-19: Wildstone’s Colours4Kids cancelled

The annual Wildstone Colours4Kids Run in aid of OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is cancelled

Runners make their way through the colourful dust storm that was the annual Colours4Kids run Sunday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
At this time COVID-19 has not been discovered in any of the long-term care facilities named on the Interior Health Authority’s Active Facility Outbreaks list. (File photo)

No COVID-19 cases in local long-term care facilities: Interior Health

Active Facility Outbreaks lists three in Penticton and one in Summerland; none caused by COVID-19

At this time COVID-19 has not been discovered in any of the long-term care facilities named on the Interior Health Authority’s Active Facility Outbreaks list. (File photo)
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COVID-19: Penticton long-term care centres quick to put visitation restrictions in place

Long-term care facilities begin visitation restrictions ahead of government announcement

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Zoe Kirk of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen talks about some of the wild animals of the region at one of the displays at the SORCO open house. (Mark Brett - Western News)

COVID-19: SORCO annual open house postponed

The SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre is postponing its open house indefinitely

Zoe Kirk of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen talks about some of the wild animals of the region at one of the displays at the SORCO open house. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Cavin Noonan, left, and Terry Fussey of Discovery House work their cooking magic with the soup they will be preparing for the centre's annual Lent Soup Fundraiser. Every Friday from now until March 23 the public will have a chance to sample the soup, a Cob's bun and coffee or tea for just $5.

Discovery House soup lunches pick up or delivery only

The weekly (Friday) Discovery House gourmet soup lunches are available only for pick up or delivery

Cavin Noonan, left, and Terry Fussey of Discovery House work their cooking magic with the soup they will be preparing for the centre's annual Lent Soup Fundraiser. Every Friday from now until March 23 the public will have a chance to sample the soup, a Cob's bun and coffee or tea for just $5.
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Front counter closure at Summerland RCMP

The front counter of the RCMP Summerland detachment is closed to non-essential services

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Debris fire kept from spreading to nearby house in Naramata

Naramata fire crews prevented a debris fire from spreading to a nearby house and trailer.

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Brayden Kuroda of Penticton passed away Feb.17 at age 19. He is remembered for his "infectious smile" having touched many people in his short life. (File photo)

Celebration of life service for Brayden Kuroda postponed

COVID-19 concerns result in postponement of celebration of life service for Brayden Kuroda

Brayden Kuroda of Penticton passed away Feb.17 at age 19. He is remembered for his "infectious smile" having touched many people in his short life. (File photo)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of other postponements and cancellations. (File photo)

COVID-19: Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre closed until further notice

COVID-19 continues to results in more closures locally

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of other postponements and cancellations. (File photo)
Apex Mountain Resort remains open for now and management his implemented some precautionary measures for those taking to the slopes in the face of the COVID-19 virus threat. (Mark Brett - Western News)

COVID-19: Two Okanagan ski hills remain open

Ski hills in the areas of Penticton, Oliver and Kelowna remain open in the face of COVID-19

Apex Mountain Resort remains open for now and management his implemented some precautionary measures for those taking to the slopes in the face of the COVID-19 virus threat. (Mark Brett - Western News)
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Vees sign Connecticut blueliner for 2020/21 season

The Penticton Vees announced they have signed defenceman Jason Marsella

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Brayden’s spirit shines at mountain tribute

Hundreds turned up at Apex Mountain Resort March 14 to pay tribute to the late Brayden Kuroda

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Dr. Karin Goodison, a medical health officer with Interior Health urged the public to listen only to medical officials about what to do during this pandemic. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

COVID-19: Medical health officer condemns ‘alarmist’ article

A medical health officer with Interior Health upset at article projecting Okanagan COVID-19 deaths

Dr. Karin Goodison, a medical health officer with Interior Health urged the public to listen only to medical officials about what to do during this pandemic. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)
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Penticton Soupateria dining room shutting down March 16

COVID-19: In an effort to reduce client-volunteer contact the Soupateria dining room will be closed

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David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

BCHL suspends 2020 playoffs until further notice

Games and hockey-related activity have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19

David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Kaeleigh Eden-Fiddler, 26, is reported missing and police are asking for the public's help in locating her. (Submitted photo)

Woman reported missing, Penticton RCMP seek help

Kaeleigh Eden-Fiddler, 26, is missing and police are asking the public for help in finding her

Kaeleigh Eden-Fiddler, 26, is reported missing and police are asking for the public's help in locating her. (Submitted photo)
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Mustangs finishes with split in BC Bball championships

The Princess Margaret Mustangs finished the AA boys basketball season at the provincial finals

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