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BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating a Facebook posting reporting the alleged killing of black bear cub in the Beaverdell-Carmi region, northeast of Penticton. (File)

Possible poaching of bear cub investigated in Okanagan

BC Conservation Officer Service investigating alleged killing of cub in Beaverdell-Carmi region

BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating a Facebook posting reporting the alleged killing of black bear cub in the Beaverdell-Carmi region, northeast of Penticton. (File)
A Penticton psychologist has filed a civil lawsuit against Air Canada over an alleged incident in 2018. (Mark Brett - Western News)

B.C. woman in wheelchair sues Air Canada after staff lift her into seat without consent

Bonnie Hayes alleges Air Canada employees lifted her out of a wheelchair without her consent

A Penticton psychologist has filed a civil lawsuit against Air Canada over an alleged incident in 2018. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Checking GPS settings of a property with a full fruit tree in close proximity to bear habitat, Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service and other officers are cracking down on people not following wildlife attractant protocol, so bears don’t have to die. (Mark Brett - Western News)

VIDEO: We’re not ‘cold-blooded killers’ of bears, B.C. conservation officer says

When it’s a matter of public safety, the animals pay the ultimate price

Checking GPS settings of a property with a full fruit tree in close proximity to bear habitat, Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service and other officers are cracking down on people not following wildlife attractant protocol, so bears don’t have to die. (Mark Brett - Western News)
‘Irresponsible’ people keeping raptors as pets in southern B.C.

‘Irresponsible’ people keeping raptors as pets in southern B.C.

Three cases of people keeping birds of prey as pets documented

‘Irresponsible’ people keeping raptors as pets in southern B.C.
Man allegedly sets fire to South Okanagan RCMP detachment with officers inside

Man allegedly sets fire to South Okanagan RCMP detachment with officers inside

An Osoyoos man is charged with arson following a fire at the Osoyoos RCMP detachment July 25.

Man allegedly sets fire to South Okanagan RCMP detachment with officers inside
Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake
Puppy returned to Burnaby couple after being found in Osoyoos

Puppy returned to Burnaby couple after being found in Osoyoos

A dog stolen from Burnaby was found thanks to an alert business operator and Osoyoos RCMP

Puppy returned to Burnaby couple after being found in Osoyoos
A 21-year-old man is facing four charges in connection with an assault that left a Penticton man with critical injuries. (Western News file photo)

B.C. man in critical condition after assault at Okanagan beach

A Penticton man has been charged in relation to the incident

A 21-year-old man is facing four charges in connection with an assault that left a Penticton man with critical injuries. (Western News file photo)
‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.
Illegally dumped garbage on Penticton Indian Band lands left sometime overnight last Saturday. (Submitted photo - Western News)

B.C. First Nation installs surveillance cameras in battle against illegal dumpers

The Penticton Indian Band is getting tough with illegal dumpers following incident Saturday night

Illegally dumped garbage on Penticton Indian Band lands left sometime overnight last Saturday. (Submitted photo - Western News)
The man convicted of a 2017 robbery of Valley First has been sentenced to seven years in jail. (File photo - Western News)

Jail sentence for South Okanagan bank robber with ties to Surrey

The Surrey man convicted of the 2017 robbery of the Penticton Valley First sentenced to seven years

The man convicted of a 2017 robbery of Valley First has been sentenced to seven years in jail. (File photo - Western News)
Val Tait, general manager and winemaker at Bench 1775 Winery with some of the spent grapes following the ice wine processing.                                Mark Brett/Western News

B.C. ice wine makers welcome latest harvest they’ve ever seen

Late harvests of ice wine grapes happened last week for wineries that left their grapes hanging

Val Tait, general manager and winemaker at Bench 1775 Winery with some of the spent grapes following the ice wine processing.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Story Time from Space reaching new heights for Penticton educator

Story Time from Space reaching new heights for Penticton educator

Patricia Tribe can’t believe how her reading and sciene program from space has grown internationally

Story Time from Space reaching new heights for Penticton educator
Revellers ring in the New Year at first Okanagan Hunger Dip

Revellers ring in the New Year at first Okanagan Hunger Dip

Nearly two dozen people took part in the first annual Hunger Dip in support of the Food Bank

Revellers ring in the New Year at first Okanagan Hunger Dip
Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet
Spirit of welcoming unveiled at Okanagan nordic centre

Spirit of welcoming unveiled at Okanagan nordic centre

The official unveiling of the dual language signs at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre.

Spirit of welcoming unveiled at Okanagan nordic centre
Update: B.C. couple helping in California felt ‘it wasn’t enough’ to donate funds

Update: B.C. couple helping in California felt ‘it wasn’t enough’ to donate funds

A planned holiday has turned into a humanitarian effort for a Penticton couple

Update: B.C. couple helping in California felt ‘it wasn’t enough’ to donate funds
Fundraising firefighters complete quest for B.C. Paralympian

Fundraising firefighters complete quest for B.C. Paralympian

The four Penticton residents raising money for Victoria Paralympian complete journey

Fundraising firefighters complete quest for B.C. Paralympian
Tyler Luscombe and crew on the road to Victoria.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Okanagan brother of Paralympian and friends on course for Victoria

Penticton’s Tyler Luscombe and his friends are running to raise money for his Paralympian brother

Tyler Luscombe and crew on the road to Victoria.                                Mark Brett/Western News
A fundraiser for Paralympian Braydon Luscombe is starting Nov. 2 in Penticton with four runners making a 10-day trip to Victoria.                                Roger Witney Photo

Fundraising run to begin Friday for B.C. Paralympian

A fundraiser is scheduled to start Nov. 2 in Penticton in support of a Vancouver Island Paralympian.

A fundraiser for Paralympian Braydon Luscombe is starting Nov. 2 in Penticton with four runners making a 10-day trip to Victoria.                                Roger Witney Photo