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Penticton News

Tap water deemed unsafe

Dec 9, 2018 / 5:57 pm

The tiny Similkameen community of Hedley is being warned to not consume local tap water after elevated levels of coliforms were detected last week. The...

MP Cannings urges pardons

Dec 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Member of Parliament for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay Richard Cannings stood up in the House of Commons Friday to support an expungement of existing...

Karma-approved Xmas gifts

Dec 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Look no further than Critteraid for cute, karma-approved Christmas gifts that will make both your loved ones and the animals at the sanctuary happy this holiday...

Figure skaters show off skills

Dec 8, 2018 / 5:11 pm

Dozens of young figure skaters got the chance to show off their skills at McLaren Arena in Penticton Saturday at the annual Glengarry Skating Club Winter...

Far away walk for a cure

Dec 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Two sisters from the Okanagan Valley are going on the journey of a lifetime for a charity walk to support their niece and daughter, who suffers from cystic...

IH working with care home

Dec 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Summerland seniors care home owned by the Chinese government struggling with chronic staffing shortages this year remains backed by Interior Health. The...

Peachfest needs new float

Dec 7, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is pitching in $10,000 to retrofit the Peach Festival’s parade float. The float, which travelled to 28 parades this year, is being...

Rental business denied

Dec 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

The RDOS has denied a request by an Oliver resident to turn his plot on an Agricultural Land Reserve into a vehicle rental business, a decision based heavily on...

Counterfeit suspects sought

Dec 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

Police are warning Similkameen merchants to watch for phoney American currency after two couples tried to pass off fake bills at several stores in Princeton....

Grateful for organ donations

Dec 7, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A group of women in Penticton who all have personal stories relating to organ donation gathered together Friday to deliver a gift of appreciation to the staff...

Police catch two of three

Dec 7, 2018 / 2:35 pm

The Oliver RCMP says the public was instrumental in helping them catch two of the detachment’s “most wanted.” David O’Brien and Seamus...

Winery expanding

Dec 7, 2018 / 1:07 pm

A Similkameen winery is expanding through the purchase of a large parcel of land on the Upper Keremeos Bench. Corcelettes Estate Winery has purchased the land...

Garbage spill slows Hwy 97

Dec 7, 2018 / 12:20 pm

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. RCMP and cleanup crews are now on scene dealing with the mess. ORIGINAL 12:20 p.m. A massive garbage spill on Highway 97 north of Penticton...

CBSA Singla probe ongoing

Dec 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Canadian Border Services Agency investigation into the dealings of a prominent Penticton developer and landlord remains active. Border agents have very...

Violations at seniors home

Dec 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Summerland seniors care home owned by the Chinese government has been under the close eye of inspectors this year, and they haven’t liked what...

Crash slows Parkway

Dec 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

Traffic was slowed Thursday evening due to a two-vehicle crash on the Channel Parkway. Emergency crews were called to the intersection with Green Avenue shortly...

Call for more visible police

Dec 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Penticton city councillor Jake Kimberley told RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager he frequently hears the question "Where are the police?" from his constituents...

Staff support cannabis store

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:22 pm

Staff with the District of Summerland are recommending council support the application of a cannabis retail storefront within the strip mall near the entrance...

Toy drive tons of festive fun

Dec 6, 2018 / 3:09 pm

The holiday spirit took over Penticton Secondary Thursday morning as participants in the annual Toys for Tots to Teens event filled the foyer, piling tables...

New skatepark takes shape

Dec 6, 2018 / 1:38 pm

Skateboarders will have to wait until the spring, but the new skatepark in Summerland has fully taken shape. New Line Skateparks has completed construction for...

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