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Penticton News

Grass fire threatened homes

Jun 16, 2019 / 1:23 pm

A grass fire at the southern edge of West Bench on Penticton Indian Band land drew a three-alarm response early Sunday morning and threatened several area...

Oliver gets water restrictions

Jun 16, 2019 / 9:35 am

The town of Oliver is in Stage 1 water restrictions impacting outdoor watering. Properties that have water flowing through a water meter are using domestic...

Cannings speaks about fish

Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

South Okanagan Member of Parliament Richard Cannings spoke passionately in Parliament on Friday about a proposed amendment to the Fisheries Act that would,...

Meet 40 loving adult cats

Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Critteraid animal sanctuary is holding a two-day open house in an effort to find forever families for some of their 40 adoptable adult cats. On June 21 and 22...

Support for NeighbourLink

Jun 15, 2019 / 5:58 pm

Summerland Credit Union has donated a new pop-up tent to NeighbourLink, the first of several initiatives planned in 2019 to celebrate the credit union's...

Two crashes within minutes

Jun 15, 2019 / 2:25 pm

The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department had their hands full just before 1 p.m. Saturday, responding to two separate car crashes that happened within...

'Sunshine list' growing

Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton’s “sunshine list” grew considerably in 2018. The municipality’s annual disclosure of employees making more than...

Lake-to-lake cycle route

Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton council will be considering plans for a lake-to-lake bicycle route cutting through the main corridor of the city to encourage commuters...

Parking spots up for sale

Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00 pm

There's a new parking lot in town at the former Greyhound Bus Depot site, and downtown motorists will soon be able to purchase a spot. Daily parking spots...

MVA takes out power lines

Jun 14, 2019 / 4:54 pm

A motor-vehicle accident at the corner of Government Street and Warren Avenue appears to have knocked out power to nearby businesses. Emergency crews were...

Jail time for bad neighbour

Jun 14, 2019 / 4:38 pm

A bitter neighbourly dispute and police chase has earned a South Okanagan man a 135-day jail sentence. Erich Koenig, 57, appeared in Penticton court Friday for...

Wildfire now held

Jun 14, 2019 / 3:44 pm

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. The B.C. Wildfire Service says the fire burning off Sumac Road south of Cawston is now classified as “held.” The blaze is 0.2...

No doctors, ER closure

Jun 14, 2019 / 2:24 pm

The South Okanagan General Hospital ER has announced closures this weekend due to a lack of physicians available to cover the shifts. The ER will be closed...

Crash traumatic to witnesses

Jun 14, 2019 / 2:08 pm

UPDATE: 2:05 p.m. A Summerland resident has provided details about the crash early Friday morning. She wished to remain anonymous, but said her child's...

7 more pot shops proposed

Jun 14, 2019 / 1:21 pm

Staff with the City of Penticton are recommending council support seven more retail cannabis storefronts, which would bring the total approved so far in the...

ALC rejects winery hotel

Jun 14, 2019 / 12:36 pm

The B.C. Agricultural Land Commission has denied an application for a boutique hotel at the base of Munson Mountain, forcing revisions to the proposal put...

Trash fire at Tickleberry's

Jun 14, 2019 / 11:02 am

An early-morning fire in the dumpster by Tickleberry's ice cream shop in Okanagan Falls was likely caused by an improperly discarded cigarette butt. ...

City workers endorse strike

Jun 14, 2019 / 10:24 am

An overwhelming majority of municipal workers with the City of Penticton have voted to endorse a strike. The CUPE 608 union members met Wednesday evening to...

Fire dept. warns of fraudster

Jun 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Osoyoos Fire Department is warning the public of a potential scammer impersonating one of their members asking for money. Fire chief Ryan McCaskill said...

Police on MMIW report

Jun 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

The South Okanagan RCMP says its already well on its way to adopting recommendations made of police in the final report on the national inquiry into missing and...

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