Dustin Godfrey

South Okanagan - West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings says he wants to see the government step up for workers in the softwood lumber industry in case of business shortfalls as the trade dispute continues with the U.S.                                (Submitted photo)

NDP critic calls for support for softwood workers

Tariffs have dropped slightly for most lumber firms, but the trade dispute continues with the U.S.

South Okanagan - West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings says he wants to see the government step up for workers in the softwood lumber industry in case of business shortfalls as the trade dispute continues with the U.S.                                (Submitted photo)
One of three sheep that escaped from a Penticton-area property, leading their owners on a chase for nearly a week.                                (Marshall Shelswell/Submitted photo)

Sheep on the lam in Penticton

Not black sheep, but pretty baaaah-d

One of three sheep that escaped from a Penticton-area property, leading their owners on a chase for nearly a week.                                (Marshall Shelswell/Submitted photo)
Emergency crews were on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena where three confirmed fatalities occurred Tuesday. (Alexandra Heck/Fernie Free Press)

Refrigeration mechanics students grapple with Fernie’s deadly leak

‘Something happened that created an immediate danger, and these guys were in the middle’: instructor

Emergency crews were on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena where three confirmed fatalities occurred Tuesday. (Alexandra Heck/Fernie Free Press)
Thick smoke is billowing into the Similkameen Valley from the Diamond Creek wildfire, which has more than doubled in size in Canada.                                (Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review)

Diamond Creek fire doubles in size in Canada

The Canadian portion of the fire has grown from 1,700 hectares to over 4,000 since Thursday

Thick smoke is billowing into the Similkameen Valley from the Diamond Creek wildfire, which has more than doubled in size in Canada.                                (Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review)
Lynn Kalmring was killed by her common-law husband Keith Wiens in 2013.                                Photo submitted to the Penticton Western News

Six years of grief for murdered B.C. woman’s family

Family of slain Penticton woman struggling through civil litigation against convicted murderer

Lynn Kalmring was killed by her common-law husband Keith Wiens in 2013.                                Photo submitted to the Penticton Western News
Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer poses for a photo with a supporter at a small event of about 50 attendees at a Naramata winery, as Scheer tours the country following his election to party leader.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Andrew Scheer talks cabinet shuffle, NAFTA at Naramata event

The federal leader of the opposition spoke at an event at a Naramata winery Monday evening

Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer poses for a photo with a supporter at a small event of about 50 attendees at a Naramata winery, as Scheer tours the country following his election to party leader.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo

Three new judges appointed in B.C., two senior judges reappointed

Senior judges will serve B.C.-wide, new judges head to Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops

One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo
Derek Sward pleaded guilty to a count of hunting out of season and unlawful possession of dead wildlife in Penticton’s courthouse Wednesday morning.                                File photo

Prominent hunter fined $3,000 for illegal elk kill in Kootenays

Derek Sward was heavily involved with the hunting community in the South Okanagan and Similkameen

Derek Sward pleaded guilty to a count of hunting out of season and unlawful possession of dead wildlife in Penticton’s courthouse Wednesday morning.                                File photo
Former B.C. Premier walks away from the media with her son Hamish Marrisen-Clark. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

UPDATED: Christy Clark to step down as BC Liberal leader

Clark’s resignation, as both party leader and MLA, will take effect Aug. 4

Former B.C. Premier walks away from the media with her son Hamish Marrisen-Clark. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house in November.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Health officials battling damaging fentanyl myths

The B.C. CDC says some myths can cause hesitance to using life-saving measures on an overdose victim

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house in November.                                Mark Brett/Western News
South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News                                South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees. (Dustin Godfrey/Penticton Western News)

UNDER EVACUATION: Hope for 100 Mile resident in Penticton

A 100 Mile evacuee says the community will rebuild stronger than before when they return home

South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News                                South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees. (Dustin Godfrey/Penticton Western News)