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Penticton News

Focus on cocktails

Aug 24, 2019 / 5:37 pm

Penticton's newest bar and restaurant is looking to focus on the cocktail crowd, with a large streetside patio and extensive drink menu. Black Antler...

Air ambulance lifts cyclist

Aug 24, 2019 / 3:52 pm

An air rescue briefly closed Highway 3A near Twin Lakes Saturday afternoon. On Aug. 24 at approximately 1 p.m. RCMP responded to a cyclist in distress just...

Bear conflict looming

Aug 24, 2019 / 2:20 pm

Unless you want a bear in your Okanagan backyard, it's time to start being smart about proofing your property against hungry beasts. Every year as summer...

Mystery tape of local kids

Aug 24, 2019 / 10:29 am

An old recording of kids fooling around recording their voices on a tape deck has been restored by a Penticton man, and now he wants to find that family and...

Beach water not safe

Aug 24, 2019 / 9:19 am

Water quality at Summerland's Rotary Beach has breached Health Canada guidelines. The District of Summerland issued a warning Friday night, citing high...

Big cat caught in driveway

Aug 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

"That's an awful big cat!" That's what Penticton resident Rod Moubray thought to himself when he checked the overnight security camera footage...

Racecars fund Jumpstart

Aug 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

If you take part in a race at the Penticton Speedway this weekend, you will also have the chance to help fund a program aimed at helping kids of all abilities...

Big bug 'sounded like bird'

Aug 23, 2019 / 4:09 pm

Iain Kerr has been in the Okanagan for 30 years and hasn't seen anything like the giant, striped insect he and his kids spotted near Oliver this summer. ...

RCMP helicopter chase

Aug 23, 2019 / 2:13 pm

RCMP were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police...

Burnt car was left in gear

Aug 23, 2019 / 1:07 pm

Deputy fire chief Chris Forster says the blaze that closed Highway 97 briefly late this morning was caused by a car left in gear while being towed. "The...

Power back at Walmart

Aug 23, 2019 / 10:24 am

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. The power issue at Walmart appears to be resolved. City electrical utility manager Shawn Filice said the problem was localized to the store,...

Vees to race dragon boats

Aug 23, 2019 / 10:05 am

The boys may be used to their water being frozen, but the Penticton Vees are up for the challenge of a team-building dragon boat experience this weekend. ...

Small brush fire on Hwy 3

Aug 23, 2019 / 6:35 am

A small brush fire was doused along Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley Thursday evening. The fire spread below the highway near a rail crossing about 7:45...

3x more birds than usual

Aug 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's a good year at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory in the South Okanagan — their annual bird counting and banding process is off to an incredible...

Apex residents organize

Aug 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

Residents of Apex Mountain are organizing to improve the community. Year-round residents at the ski hill outside Penticton have formed the Apex Community...

Phone scam making rounds

Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A phone scam common in the United States has made an appearance in Penticton. A Castanet News reader, who would like to stay anonymous, says last week she was...

1st pot shops proposed

Aug 22, 2019 / 4:32 pm

Oliver town council will consider the community’s first pair of retail cannabis stores on Monday. Town staff are recommending council approve two...

Selling power back easier

Aug 22, 2019 / 12:16 pm

As the City of Penticton grapples with updating its own policies, the District of Summerland has updated and re-launched its net-metering program. The system...

Fire camp dismantled

Aug 22, 2019 / 12:05 pm

Just a handful of firefighters remain at the Eagle Bluff wildfire north of Oliver. The B.C. Wildfire Service has been demobilizing this week and breaking down...

Brittain prelim next year

Aug 22, 2019 / 10:38 am

Dates have been set for a preliminary inquiry for John Brittain, accused Penticton quadruple murderer. Crown counsel and defence lawyers met briefly Thursday...

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