Kristi Patton

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
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
Original B.C. Games participant-turned-sensei officiating 39 years later

Original B.C. Games participant-turned-sensei officiating 39 years later

Langley judo sensei was a competitor at the inaugural B.C. Winter Games 40 years ago

Original B.C. Games participant-turned-sensei officiating 39 years later
Snowboarders sliding into fresh territory at B.C. Games

Snowboarders sliding into fresh territory at B.C. Games

Athletes hit the slopes for first appearance as an event at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Snowboarders sliding into fresh territory at B.C. Games
Snowboarding made its BC Winter Games debut Friday at Sun Peaks in Kamloops. Photo supplied

Comox athlete lone Zone 6 participant as snowboarding debuts at B.C. Games

Merren deBellefeuille only Vancouver Island athlete in ladies’ snowboard cross

Snowboarding made its BC Winter Games debut Friday at Sun Peaks in Kamloops. Photo supplied
Snowboarding made its BC Winter Games debut Friday at Sun Peaks in Kamloops. Photo supplied

Snowboarding debuts at B.C. Games

Merren deBellefeuille was lone Vancouver Island (Zone 6) athlete in ladies’ snowboard cross

Snowboarding made its BC Winter Games debut Friday at Sun Peaks in Kamloops. Photo supplied
Summerland’s Shae MacDonald, Andy Henderson (Salmon Arm) and Wyatt Danowski (Winnipeg) have been soaking in the atmosphere at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.                                Submitted photo

VIDEO: B.C. superfans soak in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Trio, including two from the Okanagan, have been cheering on Summerland Olympian Kripps among others in Korea

Summerland’s Shae MacDonald, Andy Henderson (Salmon Arm) and Wyatt Danowski (Winnipeg) have been soaking in the atmosphere at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.                                Submitted photo
A scene from a video of the Oliver Fire Department inviting volunteer firefighters to the spring training seminar in the South Okanagan. Screenshot from video

Video: B.C. firefighters featured in quirky video

Oliver Fire Department posts video about their B.C. volunteer firefighter spring training seminar

A scene from a video of the Oliver Fire Department inviting volunteer firefighters to the spring training seminar in the South Okanagan. Screenshot from video
Canada players sing the national anthem after being awarded their gold medals after they beat Sweden 3-0 in the men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Canadians lukewarm about Olympics without NHL: poll

Will hockey fans tune in the Olympics without NHL players participating?

Canada players sing the national anthem after being awarded their gold medals after they beat Sweden 3-0 in the men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Team B.C. third Marika Van Osch watches as teammates Amy Gibson (left) and Kaila Van Osch (right) guide the stone down the ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre during their final game in the round-robin on Wednesday night.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Underdog status at Scotties OK with Team B.C.

Nanaimo rink continues to navigate through the Scotties Tournament of Hearts new format in Penticton

Team B.C. third Marika Van Osch watches as teammates Amy Gibson (left) and Kaila Van Osch (right) guide the stone down the ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre during their final game in the round-robin on Wednesday night.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Team B.C. advances to Scotties Tournament of Hearts Championship Pool

Team B.C. advances to Scotties Tournament of Hearts Championship Pool

Nanaimo based curling team advances at Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton

Team B.C. advances to Scotties Tournament of Hearts Championship Pool