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B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis

B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis

From business fundamentals to growing your own cannabis, Okanagan College offering education courses

B.C. college offering continuing education courses in cannabis
Judy McPherson, from Penticton, is starting to see her orange ribbon campaign to allow people to show their support for those fighting wildfires start to grow.                                Submitted photo

B.C. woman’s ‘orange glow’ ribbon campaign supporting firefighters is spreading

Penticton woman’s campaign to recognize firefighting efforts is starting to spread

Judy McPherson, from Penticton, is starting to see her orange ribbon campaign to allow people to show their support for those fighting wildfires start to grow.                                Submitted photo
Joe Murphy, who once played for the Penticton Knights, went on to have a successful NHL career — including winning a Stanley Cup. He is the centre of a TSN original feature, where they catch up to Murphy who is now homeless.                                Photo from OilersNation.com

Homeless former BCHL/NHL player in TSN documentary

Former Penticton Knights player Joe Murphy is the focus of a TSN original feature

Joe Murphy, who once played for the Penticton Knights, went on to have a successful NHL career — including winning a Stanley Cup. He is the centre of a TSN original feature, where they catch up to Murphy who is now homeless.                                Photo from OilersNation.com
Penticton resident Judy McPherson is encouraging everyone in the province to make themselves an orange ribbon to show firefighters that they are in our thoughts while they battle wildfires throughout B.C.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

B.C. woman promoting ‘orange glow’ campaign to support firefighters

A Penticton woman is hoping an orange ribbon campaign will catch on throughout B.C.

Penticton resident Judy McPherson is encouraging everyone in the province to make themselves an orange ribbon to show firefighters that they are in our thoughts while they battle wildfires throughout B.C.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
The iconic Penticton Peach concession was turned on its side and rolled into Okanagan Lake during a riot in 1991. Now the Peach leaseholders are looking for help to identify people in this photo to offer them a milkshake and to take a nicer photo. Photo courtesy of The Peach/Facebook

Peachy B.C. tourism icon needs help IDing 90’s rioters for closure

The Peach in Penticton wants to track down rioters who rolled the concession into Okanagan Lake

The iconic Penticton Peach concession was turned on its side and rolled into Okanagan Lake during a riot in 1991. Now the Peach leaseholders are looking for help to identify people in this photo to offer them a milkshake and to take a nicer photo. Photo courtesy of The Peach/Facebook
Fire alarm and unattended class lands B.C. teacher with 10-day suspension

Fire alarm and unattended class lands B.C. teacher with 10-day suspension

Okanagan-Skaha School District 67 teacher suspended for 10 days without pay.

Fire alarm and unattended class lands B.C. teacher with 10-day suspension
Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash
Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free
Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship
PNE Prize Home will be relocated to the Okanagan

PNE Prize Home will be relocated to the Okanagan

The grand prize package features a gorgeous 3025 sq. foot that will be relocated to Naramata

PNE Prize Home will be relocated to the Okanagan
In Tulameen, workers are building gabions, containers filled with gravel, as a temporary dike against rising water in Otter Lake, which has already ignored a stop sign to flood into town. Photo courtesy RDOS

Southern B.C. flooding victims asked to check in safe on Facebook

The Safety Check Facebook feature activated for many in southern B.C.

In Tulameen, workers are building gabions, containers filled with gravel, as a temporary dike against rising water in Otter Lake, which has already ignored a stop sign to flood into town. Photo courtesy RDOS
The Wenatchee Wild have become the first U.S. team since 1979 to win the British Columbia Hockey League title. They have two Canadians (both from B.C.) rostered on the team, including Penticton’s Nathan Iannone. Submitted photo

U.S. team wins BC Hockey League championship for first time in 39 years

B.C. players help the Wenatchee Wild defeat Prince George in best-of-seven series

The Wenatchee Wild have become the first U.S. team since 1979 to win the British Columbia Hockey League title. They have two Canadians (both from B.C.) rostered on the team, including Penticton’s Nathan Iannone. Submitted photo
Internationally-renowned spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will ignite the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. (Kaare Iverson Photography)

B.C. poet Koyczan pens poem for Humboldt

Penticton’s Shane Koyczan released a poem titled Hockey Family

Internationally-renowned spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will ignite the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. (Kaare Iverson Photography)
Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son’s body home

Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son’s body home

Fundraiser set up for Penticton family to help with expenses related to transporting their son

Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son’s body home
David Hartland (left) and his son Kelson. Photo courtesy of the GoFundMe account

Fundraiser set up for B.C. roofer who died on job site

GoFundMe account established for roofer who died while working on a Penticton development

David Hartland (left) and his son Kelson. Photo courtesy of the GoFundMe account
Horgan proposes changes to protect residents of B.C. trailer parks

Horgan proposes changes to protect residents of B.C. trailer parks

The province is increasing security for owners of manufactured homes by increasing the compensation

Horgan proposes changes to protect residents of B.C. trailer parks
Penticton Vees forward Chris Klack is stopped at the doorstep by Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Adam Marcoux during Game 7 of their BCHL semifinal playoff series. The Smoke Eaters defeated the Vees 4-2 and advance to play the Wenatchee Wild. Kristi Patton/Western News

Trail defeats Penticton in BCHL Game 7

Penticton Vees lose to Trail Smoke Eaters in best-of-seven series

Penticton Vees forward Chris Klack is stopped at the doorstep by Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Adam Marcoux during Game 7 of their BCHL semifinal playoff series. The Smoke Eaters defeated the Vees 4-2 and advance to play the Wenatchee Wild. Kristi Patton/Western News
Okanagan Hockey Academy wins CSSHL female varsity title

Okanagan Hockey Academy wins CSSHL female varsity title

Video: Okanagan Hockey Academy defeated Delta to win the CSSHL championship

Okanagan Hockey Academy wins CSSHL female varsity title
Elliot Wilson (second from left) competes in the skate sprint event at the BC Games. (BC Games/Bonnie Pryce)

Kamloops 2018 B.C. Games athletes share their favourite moment

Kids from across the province competed over four days in 19 events

Elliot Wilson (second from left) competes in the skate sprint event at the BC Games. (BC Games/Bonnie Pryce)
Nancy Greene-Raine cheers on B.C. Games athletes on the Sun Peaks slopes

Nancy Greene-Raine cheers on B.C. Games athletes on the Sun Peaks slopes

Olympian Nancy Greene-Raine in Kamloops for the 2018 B.C. Winter Games

Nancy Greene-Raine cheers on B.C. Games athletes on the Sun Peaks slopes