Steve Kidd

PIB planning prescribed burn

There may be lots of smoke north of the Green Mountain Road bridge

Justin Kripps, front, and Cam Stones slid into a silver medal finish at the two-man bobsleigh World Cup in Konigssee, Germany last weekend. (Team Canada)

Summerland native leads bobsled teams to silver and bronze

Kripps makes podium twice in Konigssee

Justin Kripps, front, and Cam Stones slid into a silver medal finish at the two-man bobsleigh World Cup in Konigssee, Germany last weekend. (Team Canada)
Dave del Rizzo, one of the broadcasters at CFUZ, runs his show from the community radio station’s studio in the Cannery. (Western News file photo)
Dave del Rizzo, one of the broadcasters at CFUZ, runs his show from the community radio station’s studio in the Cannery. (Western News file photo)
A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)

Nine-year-old Penticton boy faces return of lung tumours

After a year free of cancer, Wills is back at B.C. Children's Hospital

A very tired Wills Hodgkinson cuddles against his dad Tim, during a surprise trip home in April 2018. The family is back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after Wills’ cancer resurfaced. (Steve Kidd - Western News Staff)
Dr. Tim Bell, a surgeon at Penticton Regional Hospital, stands in front of a specialized hip surgery table. This year’s Tree of Dreams campaign by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is raising funds for a second hip surgery table, along with other key pieces of medical equipment required at PRH. (Contributed)

SOS Medical Foundation’s Tree of Dreams fundraiser aims for the hip

The Tree of Dreams campaign is aiming to purchase four pieces of much-needed equipment for PRH

Dr. Tim Bell, a surgeon at Penticton Regional Hospital, stands in front of a specialized hip surgery table. This year’s Tree of Dreams campaign by the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is raising funds for a second hip surgery table, along with other key pieces of medical equipment required at PRH. (Contributed)
Big Bear Software, a Penticton company, is making inroads in health technologies. (Stock photo)

Local tech company growing in B.C. and Alberta

Big Bear Software wins large Alberta Healthtech Software Contract

Big Bear Software, a Penticton company, is making inroads in health technologies. (Stock photo)
Campaign workers and supporters watch the election results on the big screen at incumbent MP Richard Cannings evening headquarters at the Lakeside Resort. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Four more years in South Okanagan-West Kootenay for NDP and Richard Cannings

Supporters and candidates eager for results of federal election

Campaign workers and supporters watch the election results on the big screen at incumbent MP Richard Cannings evening headquarters at the Lakeside Resort. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Dick Cannings, seen here campaigning in 2015, is working hard to be sent to Ottawa a second time. (File photo)

Cannings endorsed by David Suzuki

South Okanagan-West Kootenay NDP candidate loading up on endorsements

Dick Cannings, seen here campaigning in 2015, is working hard to be sent to Ottawa a second time. (File photo)
Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)

Wine experts featured at Okanagan College Penticton

Speaker series brings wine discussions back to Penticton campus

Wine writer Dave McIntyre is one of two main speakers at the fifth annual Wine Talks at Okanagan College in Penticton. (Contributed)
Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are controlled by a dam in the U.S., south of the Washington State portion of the cross-border lake. (David Wise - Wikimedia Commons)

Fall drawdown at Osoyoos Lake starts

Lakeside residents can expect to see water levels drop six inches over the next week

Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are controlled by a dam in the U.S., south of the Washington State portion of the cross-border lake. (David Wise - Wikimedia Commons)
Fire crews from both Okanagan Falls and Kaleden fire departments were called to an early morning fire in a business and residence off Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

Update: ‘Flames shooting everywhere’ as Okanagan Falls business burns

Fire crews from both Okanagan Falls and Kaleden fire departments were called to an early morning fire

Fire crews from both Okanagan Falls and Kaleden fire departments were called to an early morning fire in a business and residence off Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
Firefighters are on their way to rescue a man trapped in a Penticton donation bin. Bins like these have been in the news recently after a number of people became trapped and died over the winter. (Stock photo)

Penticton firefighters called to donation bin rescue

Man trapped in donation bin on Skaha Lake Road.

Firefighters are on their way to rescue a man trapped in a Penticton donation bin. Bins like these have been in the news recently after a number of people became trapped and died over the winter. (Stock photo)
Joan Phillip, poses with her husband Stewart. She is the NDP candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Riding. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton Indian Band councillor trying for federal seat

Joan Phillip acclaimed as NDP candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Joan Phillip, poses with her husband Stewart. She is the NDP candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Riding. (Black Press file photo)
Princess Margaret’s Kevin Styba-Nelson was chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month for May. (Submitted)

Student of the month takes on new experiences

Kevin Styba-Nelson is the Rotary Student of the Month for May

Princess Margaret’s Kevin Styba-Nelson was chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month for May. (Submitted)
Philanthropist David Kampe, seen here on a tour of the new hospital tower named in his honour, died on the evening of May 8. (File photo)

City mourns passing of philanthropist

David E. Kampe was surrounded by his loved ones

Philanthropist David Kampe, seen here on a tour of the new hospital tower named in his honour, died on the evening of May 8. (File photo)
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)

South Okanagan sneaks into Wikileaks

Penticton a sour note in 1978 Trudeau tour

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, stands outside Ecuador’s London embassy in 2017. The extensive database covers many areas, including Penticton. (Frank Augstein - AP Photo)
Community engagement for Penticton’s Official Community Plan review included reaching out to families and children, like Thomas Dawson, encouraging participation in games involving planning and development. (Western News file photo)

Floods, fires and park controversy played a part of Penticton’s planning

New Official Community Plan projects less than one per cent growth

Community engagement for Penticton’s Official Community Plan review included reaching out to families and children, like Thomas Dawson, encouraging participation in games involving planning and development. (Western News file photo)
A new study recommends Penticton’s electricity rates stay the same until 2022. (File photo)

Minimal rate increases for Penticton utilities

Preliminary results of study says utility reserves are healthy

A new study recommends Penticton’s electricity rates stay the same until 2022. (File photo)
Penticton was shocked Monday morning to find that a man had gone on a shooting spree through the city, killing four. (Kristi Patton - Western News)

Penticton mayor speaks out after shootings

Vassilaki reassures troubled city

Penticton was shocked Monday morning to find that a man had gone on a shooting spree through the city, killing four. (Kristi Patton - Western News)
RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

Schools, community centres wait behind closed doors during Penticton shootings

Safety procedures functioned smoothly during fatal shooting

RCMP officers work outside a crime scene in Penticton where four people were killed in a shooting spree that rocked the city Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)