Penticton News Last 7 days

Milfoil treatment delayed

Oct 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Residents at Vaseux Lake have sought treatment for the growing concern of milfoil in the shallow lake near Oliver, but it may be a long time before action is...

Town facelift to give pride

Oct 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The downtown visual enhancement project in Keremeos is important for the community. After recent news the town's only bank will be closing, and that...

Remembering Gord

Oct 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Tragically Hip superstar, Gord Downie passed away Tuesday, after battling a brain tumour since May 2016. He proved to have many loyal fans and clearly made an...

Spirit Ridge joining Hyatt

Oct 19, 2017 / 7:49 pm

Hyatt Hotels announced Thursday the Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort in Osoyoos will become the first Canadian property in its Unbound Collection. Part of...

Tweaks to town centre plans

Oct 19, 2017 / 3:57 pm

A plan three years in the making for revitalizing and densifying the town centre of Okanagan Falls will need some tweaks before it’s approved. The...

A hoot with Houdini

Oct 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

A massive halloween party with Houdini the great horned owl takes place next weekend in Oliver. "Halloween with Houdini" is open to 200 kids ages...

Fest of Ale donates $60k

Oct 19, 2017 / 2:32 pm

The Okanagan Fest of Ale Society donated $60,000 in net proceeds from the 2017 event to charity this week. At a presentation on Oct. 12, event organizers and...

Water main break fixed

Oct 19, 2017 / 2:23 pm

UPDATE 2:20 p.m. The City of Penticton says it has repaired the water main break. The area is currently being cleaned up and staff expect the intersection to be...

Turmoil 'will resolve itself'

Oct 19, 2017 / 1:44 pm

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is confident the political strife within the Penticton Indian Band will “resolve itself,” as the the band pushes forward...

New salmon plan for B.C.

Oct 19, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Officials are taking action to have a clearer idea on the health of salmon populations in Canada on a year-to-year basis, with a focus on the Pacific region....

'100 Men' helps nonprofits

Oct 19, 2017 / 11:47 am

Penticton’s 100 Men Who Care donated $7,100 to three South Okanagan charities last week. The group heard from and helped the Osoyoos Desert Society,...

Underfunded bylaw dept?

Oct 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

With budget deliberations looming, the Mayor of Penticton says they will be taking a look at funding of the city's tiny bylaw department, as more and more...

Grooming young leaders

Oct 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Inspired by the “Me To We" youth conference held in Vancouver last year, a local teacher has organized an event in Penticton to build leadership...

Extreme winds 'unusual'

Oct 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Crews in Summerland were busy cleaning up the mess from the windstorm well into Wednesday. Fire crews responded to 10 calls of downed power lines on Tuesday,...

Police chase down crook

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:25 pm

South Okanagan RCMP arrested a man Tuesday suspected of committing a number of thefts in the area. Osoyoos, Oliver and Penticton RCMP were called to Lakeshore...

Fire victim still missing

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:58 pm

The Penticton RCMP says they are continuing to look into the case of missing 92-year-old Mary Ruth Esta, who is believed to have lost her life in a massive...

$50k for wine-capital brand

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:34 pm

The 'Wine Capital of Canada' got a big boost to push its brand. The Town of Oliver, which trademarked the slogan more than a decade ago, received...

Pickleball outgrowing courts

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:44 pm

Less than two years after Penticton’s first pickleball courts opened, the sport’s local association appears to be outgrowing the facility. Penticton...

Hunter takes urban deer

Oct 18, 2017 / 2:47 pm

The Penticton RCMP is investigating after an urban deer was shot within city limits late Tuesday afternoon by a First Nations hunter. Police were called to an...

100s cross the finish line

Oct 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

Around 450 grade four and five runners from across the region competed at their final cross country race of the season Wednesday in Naramata. The district race...

Front St. power restored

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

UPDATE 12:15 p.m. The City of Penticton says power has now been restored. ORIGINAL 11:45 a.m. The City of Penticton is reporting a power outage impacting Front...

Biz tax still 'disappointing'

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:26 am

The Trudeau government is following through on reducing the small business tax, a campaign promise, but there is still disappointment from the Penticton Chamber...

Nonprofits granted tax break

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:21 am

Penticton city council has decided to loosen the purse strings and grant property tax exemptions to several previously disqualified community groups and direct...

Oktoberfest this weekend

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton's eighth annual Oktoberfest takes place Saturday and is expected to bring in large crowds. The Penticton Trade and Convention centre will be...

A lasting legacy

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Nick Bevanda's spirit will live on in the walls of many Okanagan buildings he designed, including the expansion of the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Bevanda, a...

Funding boost for healthcare

Oct 17, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Town of Osoyoos has received a financial boost from the province which will help fund the future of health care in the community. Osoyoos received a...

Wind topples large trees

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:16 pm

High winds have toppled seven large pine trees in Skaha Lake Park, according to the City of Penticton. The park was closed briefly Tuesday afternoon for public...

Problem house lamented

Oct 17, 2017 / 3:50 pm

The neighbour of one of Penticton’s most notorious homes visited city council Tuesday to ask the city to properly fund its bylaw department and step up...

Home invasion, B&E probed

Oct 17, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Police in Penticton are investigating a series of break and enters in the community last week. The first occurred at a home on Green Ave. at some time between...

Giving warmth this winter

Oct 17, 2017 / 1:10 pm

It’s that time of year again, winter is coming and the eighth annual "Cover with Kindness" blanket drive for those in need is looking for...

Ball diamond will go ahead

Oct 17, 2017 / 12:54 pm

Osoyoos council approved plans to repurpose the local dog park into a baseball diamond for the community's minor baseball association. A baseball field used...

Guns stolen from vehicle

Oct 17, 2017 / 10:52 am

Three firearms and ammunition were stolen from a vehicle in Penticton on Monday. At about 1:30 p.m. Monday Penticton RCMP received a report of firearms missing...

Feds not getting involved

Oct 17, 2017 / 8:37 am

The federal government is not getting involved in the political strife of the Penticton Indian Band. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada says they do not...

'Nightmare' duplex living

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

A neighbourly squabble that spilled into the courts has likely done little to repair the “nightmare” relationship between two people sharing walls...

Local biz urged to recycle

Oct 16, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Businesses in the South Okanagan haven't been doing their part when it comes to recycling paper, plastic and other materials, according to the Regional...

New parking lot going in

Oct 16, 2017 / 4:12 pm

Five lots downtown Penticton are slated to become private parking for employees of Valley First Credit Union. On Tuesday, city council will receive a rezoning...

Former councillor passes

Oct 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Former Penticton city councillor and prolific community volunteer Gus Boersma has died at age 81. Serving two terms on council between 1999 and 2006, Boersma...

Local businessman passes

Oct 16, 2017 / 2:44 pm

Don Robertson will be remembered as an avid community member, amazing father and loving husband, after losing his 18-year battle to cancer over the weekend....

10 months for crime spree

Oct 16, 2017 / 1:13 pm

A young woman has been sentenced to just under 10 months in prison for her role in a violent, drug-induced crime spree across the Kootenays and South Okanagan...

Country stars to play SOEC

Oct 16, 2017 / 11:40 am

Nashville’s very own Old Dominion will be hitting the stage in Penticton this February. The acclaimed country band will kick off their Happy Endings world...

Naramata Centre land sale

Oct 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Significant change could be coming to Naramata village, as the Naramata Centre moves to sell off parts of its 23-acre property in a bid to secure financial...

Rick Mercer visit airs Tues.

Oct 15, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Oliver’s Festival of the Grape will be featured Tuesday night on the CBC Rick Mercer Report. Mercer travelled to the South Okanagan for the festival on...

SOEC complex will be busy

Oct 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

City staff in Penticton are advising the public to be aware of major events going on at the South Okanagan Events Centre complex between Oct. 20-22, and to...

Chamber awards the best

Oct 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

More than 400 members of the local business community gathered Saturday night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for the 30th annual Penticton and...

Giant money for trail project

Oct 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The District of Summerland was approved for a sizeable grant from the provincial government on Friday. As part of $10.1 million in funding announced for rural...

Daycare wastes no power

Oct 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

A new daycare on Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is the most energy efficient building in the region. In operation for six weeks now, the child care...

Film guarantees waterworks

Oct 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

South Okanagan residents will be able to learn how water supply is managed for transboundary water bodies in the region, with the premiere of a documentary film...

Fire crews searching again

Oct 13, 2017 / 4:38 pm

The Penticton Fire Department has resumed its search for a 93-year-old woman who went missing in an inferno Wednesday night on Lakeside Rd. The department...

Seniors staff want fair wages

Oct 13, 2017 / 3:03 pm

Staff at Haven Hill Retirement Centre hit the street on Friday to voice frustration towards their company. Workers at the centre on Haven Hill Road, who are...

$620k in waterfront repairs

Oct 13, 2017 / 2:10 pm

The City of Penticton is finally starting to get a handle on the extent of the damage caused to the Okanagan Lake waterfront by this spring’s elevated...

PIB marches to keep kids

Oct 13, 2017 / 12:28 pm

Penticton Indian Band members are calling for improved consultation from government when deciding whether or not to apprehend First Nations children from their...

Open burning delayed

Oct 13, 2017 / 12:03 pm

The City of Penticton is delaying open burning season in the city. The city typically starts issuing permits for category two and three agricultural and slash...

TV star snapped at YLW

Oct 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

UPDATE: 11 a.m. Eagle-eyed Penticton residents are confirming TV hosts James May and Richard Hammond are also in town after Jeremy Clarkson was seen flying into...

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