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Skaha park lawsuit dropped

Dec 10, 2016 / 3:54 pm

One of the groups suing the city of Penticton over the proposed waterslide development at Skaha Park has dropped its civil suit. The suit filed by Save Skaha...

Fundraising for Pathways

Dec 10, 2016 / 5:00 am

With a wave of overdose deaths crashing over Penticton, Parker’s Chrysler is running a fundraiser for Pathways Addiction Resource Centre. For the month of...

Jumping Beans soars

Dec 10, 2016 / 5:00 am

This is the seventh in a series recognizing businesses that took home awards from the 29th business excellence awards held by the Penticton and Wine Country...

Dream Cafe to re-open

Dec 10, 2016 / 5:00 am

A popular Penticton live music venue is set to reopen in February. The Dream Cafe Co-op made the announcement this week. "It will still be the same, just...

Trading sex to survive

Dec 9, 2016 / 1:12 pm

Help is just around the corner for a shockingly large amount of people involved in trading sex to survive in Penticton. The South Okanagan Women in Need...

Two trials for Louie murder

Dec 9, 2016 / 12:41 pm

The trials for the brother and sister facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Roxanne Louie will be held separately. Defence lawyer Don Skogstad...

A call for more dog parks

Dec 9, 2016 / 11:37 am

Dog owners in Summerland are calling on council to create more off-leash space within the district. A petition and accompanying report is hitting the desk of...

Christmas grief support

Dec 9, 2016 / 10:22 am

A special service for those grieving during the holiday season is taking place at a Penticton church on Saturday. The candlelight memorial service will be held...

PIB recounts the ballots

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:14 am

The Penticton Indian Band has fixed an error that occurred during this week's council election, according to a statement released by the band. While...

RC car race donates toys

Dec 9, 2016 / 5:00 am

A local business owner delivered a van full of toys to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Penticton on Thursday. ATD Hobbies and the Penticton Radio Control...

Trees removed at park

Dec 9, 2016 / 5:00 am

Tree removal is now underway at a popular Naramata park to get rid of an invasive species. The work started this week around the perimeter of Manitou Park. ...

Terrified of relapse

Dec 9, 2016 / 5:00 am

Former addict Steve Busby spends his days on the streets of Penticton and nights in a homeless shelter, in close proximity to those still battling addiction. As...

Bulk option for bag tags

Dec 8, 2016 / 8:00 pm

The City of Penticton is offering a new option for those buying tags for extra garbage bags left out on collection day. People can now buy Tag a Bag coupons,...

Water advisory issued

Dec 8, 2016 / 4:09 pm

A water quality advisory has been issued for the Willowbrook community effective immediately. The advisory is in effect until further notice, after samples...

New hotel being considered

Dec 8, 2016 / 3:38 pm

An empty lot near the entrance of Penticton could be the site of a new hotel. The land on Eckhardt Avenue formerly held a Petro-Canada station, which was torn...

Supporting hungry kids

Dec 8, 2016 / 1:00 pm

A breakfast program serving hundreds of children at School District 67 schools is getting another boost on Saturday. Community groups are holding a fundraiser...

Lewd acts close washroom

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:42 am

The Mayor of Osoyoos says they have no choice but to close the public washrooms in Gyro Park for the winter. The facility will close on Friday in response to a...

Dispensary to fight city

Dec 8, 2016 / 10:29 am

A dispensary owner says he was "blindsided" by the city's decision not to approve his temporary use permit this week. Herbal Green...

Mayor's Minute - Dec. 8

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

In this week's Mayor's Minute, Penticton's Mayor Andrew Jakubeit talks about the city's position on the soon-to-close bingo hall by the SOEC....

A buyer for the bingo hall?

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton is “interested” in the property the doomed Bingo Palace is currently sitting on. The facility will be closing permanently in...

Reopening The Crossing

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

A youth addictions treatment centre in Keremeos is getting ready to reopen in early February. The 22 bed facility was closed last year, following disagreements...

Getting a handle on ODs

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

Penticton remains the hot spot for overdose calls in the South Okanagan. Recent reports show there have been several in Penticton in recent weeks, with some...

Mostly new council for PIB

Dec 8, 2016 / 1:20 am

The Penticton Indian Band elected a mostly-new band council Wednesday evening, with results of the election made public early Thursday morning on Facebook....

OD crisis sparks town hall

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:19 pm

Penticton residents had an opportunity Wednesday evening to meet professionals in the trenches of the overdose crisis. A town hall meeting was hosted by...

No funding for fire boat

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:19 pm

It appears the Penticton Fire Department won’t be getting a new boat anytime soon. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff were asked to look into...

Fire on Allison Street

Dec 7, 2016 / 4:47 pm

The Penticton Fire Department was called to a small fire in the backyard of a home on Allison Street shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Dave...

Is this your boat?

Dec 7, 2016 / 3:56 pm

Naramata Fire Rescue is searching for the owner of a sailboat found floating on Okanagan Lake on Tuesday. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding said both...

PechaKucha growing

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:51 pm

The PechaKucha movement is growing quickly in Penticton, with its sixth edition set to run Thursday night at Cannery Brewing. PechaKucha is a Japanese term...

Teacher reprimanded

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:15 pm

A SD67 teacher has been reprimanded for making a series of inappropriate comments toward students. In a consent resolution agreement published by the B.C....

Encore for Cohen tribute

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:13 pm

Another Anthem: A Leonard Cohen Tribute show has been added for later this month in Penticton after the first sold out quickly. The second will take place on...

15 months for theft spree

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:44 am

A Penticton man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday for his involvement in a series of thefts. After coming to the city in January, Michael...

'It's just too big'

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:29 am

The developers behind a proposed 350 unit seniors housing project were in Summerland Tuesday, trying to convince a skeptical neighbourhood their project is...

2 dispensaries approved

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council has provided temporary use permits for two of the seven potential dispensaries in the city, putting an end to a months-long process by...

PIB back at the polls

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:00 am

The Penticton Indian Band is hitting the polls today, electing eight council members. Thirty people have put their names forward, including all eight incumbents...

Blanket drive continues

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:00 am

A Penticton blanket drive is well underway with donations of cold weather items coming through the doors of Gregory Litwin's notary public office every day....

A day of art and cats

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:00 am

International artist Terry Isaac is readying for his fourth annual gallery open house this weekend. Known for his wildlife artwork, Isaac will be opening the...

Preserving local history

Dec 6, 2016 / 8:00 pm

The Penticton Arts Council is getting a new set of front stairs, but the project is a part of something much larger. The Leir House holds deep history for the...

Suspicious vehicle sought

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:57 pm

The Penticton RCMP is seeking the public's help in finding individuals who went on a recent crime spree in Okanagan Falls. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said...

Funding stormwater repairs

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:53 pm

Property owners may see a new line on their property taxes in the coming years. The addition would set aside money to deal with aging stormwater infrastructure,...

Free parking on Saturdays

Dec 6, 2016 / 3:03 pm

Getting that Christmas shopping done downtown Penticton will be a little bit easier this weekend. City council has approved a request from the Downtown...

Yet another overdose victim

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:52 pm

Friends and family of a well known Penticton resident, known to many as “Bear”, are mourning his loss after he died of an overdose last week. Joseph...

Equestrian centre burgled

Dec 6, 2016 / 11:05 am

Two businesses in Penticton’s Green Mountain Road area were hit by thieves last week. Sometime overnight Nov. 29, more than $7,000 worth of equipment was...

Lucky to escape unharmed

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:14 am

The Penticton RCMP say a woman who opened an exploding package in a local trailer park last week was lucky to escape mostly uninjured. During a weekly briefing...

On their way to $500k

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:05 am

More than $13,000 was raised by the Penticton Indo-Canadian Community on Nov. 27 for equipment in the new PRH patient care tower. Two hundred people showed up...

DPA skeptical of pot shops

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

The majority of downtown businesses are against having six marijuana dispensaries in the downtown core, according to a survey. The Downtown Penticton...

Surprise surplus for SD 53

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

After several years of cutbacks and difficult decisions, School District 53 Okanagan-Similkameen is forecasting an unexpected surplus. Forced by declining...

Attracting animation

Dec 5, 2016 / 8:00 pm

A delegation will be heading to Vancouver to make the case for bringing an animation studio and school to the South Okanagan. Penticton's Mayor Andrew...

More infrastructure talks

Dec 5, 2016 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is hosting two more sessions this week to gather input on the community’s infrastructure deficit. A series of major decisions are...

Bingo Palace closing

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:00 pm

The Penticton Bingo Palace’s days are numbered. It will permanently close after its last day of operations on Saturday March 4, 2017. The location is...

Healthy living funds cut

Dec 5, 2016 / 4:14 pm

The Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition is at risk of folding after failing to receive funding from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. The...

Sewer, water rates going up

Dec 5, 2016 / 4:00 pm

Rates for water and sewer will be going up next year in the Town of Oliver, largely due to major projects in the township. Single-family homes will be paying...

New tourism boss hired

Dec 5, 2016 / 12:38 pm

Travel Penticton has appointed its first executive director: Thom Tischik. This comes after a months-long search for the top spot, following the Tourism...

Crash on Channel Parkway

Dec 5, 2016 / 12:11 pm

A woman was transported to hospital Monday morning after her vehicle went off the Channel Parkway. Emergency crews were called to the single vehicle crash near...

Battle over ballots

Dec 5, 2016 / 11:24 am

A Osoyoos woman is planning on fighting the results of last month's School District 53 by-election in B.C. Supreme Court. Penny Duperron lost the election...

Hwy 97 speeds tweaked

Dec 5, 2016 / 10:28 am

Highway 97 through Summerland now has a more consistent speed limit following a series of changes from the Ministry of Transportation. Six speed zones have now...

RDOS 50th anniversary

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:00 am

The RDOS has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will release their final anniversary videos in the coming months. Residents are invited to...

Parade thrills crowd

Dec 4, 2016 / 5:00 am

Hundreds of people lined Penticton's Main Street Saturday afternoon for the annual Santa Claus Parade. The excitement kicked off at 4 p.m. with the parade...

Santa run soon

Dec 4, 2016 / 5:00 am

People are being invited to get into the holiday spirit at the annual Santa Rec Run, Dec. 10 in Penticton. This year, the event, presented by Bears Den...

Critteraid open houses

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:55 pm

A non-profit that promotes and fosters animal welfare hopes to recruit more volunteers and show people what they do at open houses in Summerland on Sunday....

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