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Sex assault trial continues

Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

An alleged sexual assault victim described Tuesday in a Penticton courtroom that he experienced unexpected things during a relationship with an older man. The testimony was given on the second day of the trial for Tyrone Borba. Borba, of Oliver, is facing charges including sexual interference...

Boonstock wants feedback

Aug 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Now three weeks removed from the 2014 Boonstock Music Festival, organizers are asking the public for feedback on their experience in Penticton. The posting on their Facebook page asks concertgoers to review their experiences, and a number of people have already shared their thoughts on what...

Sex assault trial begins

Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

The trial for an Oliver man accused of sexually assaulting a child started in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Tyrone Borba is facing charges including sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching under 16 and sexual assault stemming from incidents that allegedly took...

Name that goat!

Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Andy's Animal Acres “Name the Baby Goats Contest,” is well underway. The little baby brother and sister Nigerian Pygmy goats were born on Aug. 18 to Momma “Nana”, and Andy is searching for names. The contest goes from now through Monday, September 1, at the end of...

Noisy party nets big bust

Aug 25, 2014 / 4:10 pm

RCMP found more than they expected Saturday night after responding to a noisy motel party. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., Penticton RCMP received a report of a noisy party at the Highland Motel located at 1140 Burnaby Avenue. “When police arrived, they spotted a sawed-off shotgun inside the...

2nd Oliver bomber sentenced

Aug 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

One of the two brothers involved in a bombing incident in Oliver last summer was sentenced Monday in a Penticton courtroom. Eric Daoust, 24, is now facing two years probation. The sentencing included 30 days in custody, but that was dropped due to time already served of 38 days. A trial for...

Death at Idleback Lake

Aug 25, 2014 / 10:18 am

Update -- August 25 A 32-year-old Penticton man is dead after suffering serious injuries when an all-terrain vehicle flipped over. Police say the incident happened around 11:40 Saturday evening on the 201 Forest Service Road near Idleback Lake. Investigators believe the man was a passenger...

Champions defend their titles

Aug 24, 2014 / 8:11 pm

“Repeat” was the word of the day at the 2014 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada after Penticton’s hometown champion Jeff Symonds (CAN) and Carrie Lester (AUS) successfully defended their titles from last year. Symonds crossed the line at 8:26.58, shaving nearly three...

Challenge won by local

Aug 24, 2014 / 3:16 pm

UPDATE Jeff Symonds is the champion of Challenge Penticton. He also won last year and beat his previous record by three minutes. Challenge Penticton filled the streets Sunday as hundreds of racers came out to compete. This is the second year of Challenge Penticton after the Ironman...

Open house on fire hall project

Aug 23, 2014 / 3:25 pm

The Town of Osoyoos is holding public information sessions regarding the new $6.6 million fire hall. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, August 28. The Fire Hall Tour includes an opportunity for the public to view the current Fire Hall and discuss with firefighters their...

Challenge closes roads

Aug 23, 2014 / 12:59 pm

As Penticton readies itself for Sunday's Valley First Challenge triathlon, a list of road closures has been released by the city. View the list of closures and traffic advisories here. The Valley First Challenge Penticton is a technical and difficult course through rugged Okanagan...

Street party and night market

Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 pm

The Downtown Penticton Association put on a street dance and night market as a pre-Challenge activity Friday night. Check out some of these pictures and videos from the night. Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo:...

Challenge pro field heats up

Aug 22, 2014 / 4:10 pm

A field of male pros will be threatening hometown champion Jeff Symonds' attempt at grabbing back to back titles at this year's Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada. They include Scott Defilippis from the U.S., who had a strong run time last year to take second place, as well as Adam...

Underwear run a big hit

Aug 22, 2014 / 3:07 pm

Friday's rain didn't stop people from donning underwear and running for a worthwhile cause in Penticton. The good turnout was for the Underpants Run, held during the Challenge Penticton Canada festivities. "It's just a fun and uplifting event where everyone laughs the whole...

Footgolf comes to valley

Aug 22, 2014 / 11:16 am

The first officially sanctioned footgolf tournament is coming to Skaha Meadows in Penticton Aug 23. Footgolf is a fast-growing sport that adds bigger holes to existing golf courses. Instead of a bag of clubs and tees, players wear turf shoes and use a soccer ball. There are typically two...

SAR gear theft

Aug 22, 2014 / 10:13 am

A Penticton and District Search and Rescue member went from being a rescuer to the victim of a crime, this week. Kurt Hasenkox, who is an active climber and outdoors person, was at the Skaha Bluffs area, between the hours of 6:45 to 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19. After his hike he returned to...

Advance poll at mall

Aug 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

Penticton council voted this week to have one of its advance polling stations for the upcoming election at the mall. The decision was reached after Councillor Helena Konanz mentioned it to staff a few weeks ago. It was then placed on Monday's agenda. "I had heard that Kelowna was...

Terrorist acts in the 1950s

Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of crime over the years, but one of the more violent chapters in its history was in the late 1950s. BC newspapers during that period were filled with stories of terrorist acts thought to be committed by the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors. Starting in...

Altercation on the picket line

Aug 21, 2014 / 3:44 pm

Tensions appear to be heating up in an on-going labour dispute in Naramata. Police in Penticton are investigating allegations of verbal and physical threats made towards picketing CUPE workers by a Naramata Centre manager. According to CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer, Paul Faoro, the incident...

Hit and run investigation

Aug 21, 2014 / 2:31 pm

The police are continuing to investigate a hit and run fatality in Penticton and are requesting public assistance in moving the investigation forward. At approximately 4:40 a.m., on Aug. 12, the Penticton RCMP received a report of a body lying in the middle of Skaha Lake Road near Lee Avenue,...

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