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Police takedown at Wendy's

Mar 24, 2017 / 2:02 pm

The Wendy’s parking lot in Penticton was the site of a police takedown on Friday afternoon. Submitted photos show multiple arrests being made by...

Hatchery standing firm

Mar 24, 2017 / 11:44 am

The developers behind a controversial 380-unit seniors development proposed for Summerland say they are committed to finding the local hatchery a backup water...

Centre will open for season

Mar 24, 2017 / 11:28 am

The board of directors for the Naramata Centre are strong believers of "if you build it they will come." The centre, situated in the heart of the...

Summerland Seedy Saturday

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:37 am

Summerland's Seedy Saturday will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens. The popular community event features organic seed...

Winter Windfall winner

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:31 am

Julie Austin of Summerland is the winner of Castanet Penticton’s Wicked Winter Windfall contest. Austin has walked away with a prize package valued at...

Not fighting two-front war

Mar 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The pot shop that started it all in Penticton has closed its doors. Jukka Laurio has ended a months-long battle with the city after RCMP letters threatened...

Landfill fees going up

Mar 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is raising fees at it's Penticton, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and Keremeos landfills. Rates will go up from $95 a...

Bikes for kids

Mar 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club has launched a bike drive in the South Okanagan, with the goal of providing struggling families with bicycles. "We work...

Last call for nominations

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is putting out a last call for nominations for exceptional volunteers in the community. The upcoming Pillar...

A matter of meters

Mar 23, 2017 / 7:30 pm

With about 250 parking spaces lost over recent years, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says the city needs to balance the cost of creating parking and people's will to...

Looking out for baby owls

Mar 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls in Oliver has issued an advisory to the public on what to do if they come across baby raptors. It comes at...

Focus on texting and driving

Mar 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

The Summerland RCMP say they will be making distracted driving a priority for the rest of the year. With fines recently going up to $543, the detachment has...

'I have no options'

Mar 23, 2017 / 4:36 pm

A Penticton woman suffering from a brain tumour is dreading the possible loss of local marijuana dispensaries, following RCMP sabre rattling last week. After...

Liquor thief caught

Mar 23, 2017 / 4:01 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. The Summerland RCMP say the man has been identified and charges are pending. "We thank the public for their assistance in helping to...

Police snag two burglars

Mar 23, 2017 / 2:53 pm

UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. The Penticton RCMP have arrested two men following a report of an armed break and enter attempt on Thursday morning. Police were called to a...

Little Free Library returns

Mar 23, 2017 / 12:20 pm

A Little Free Library in front of a Penticton home is up and running again, after being vandalized last weekend. Owners of the library on Braid Street said the...

Funds for school renos

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:22 am

The provincial government has revealed where its annual school renovation funds will be heading in the South Okanagan, along with one-time grant money for...

Fest of Ale supports charity

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:10 am

With the 22nd annual Fest of Ale fast approaching, the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is applauding the event for its charitable donations over...

Town appeals census results

Mar 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Town of Osoyoos has filed an appeal with Stats Canada challenging the results of the 2016 census. The results released in February tallied the town’s...

An offer from the Dragons

Mar 22, 2017 / 10:32 pm

Friends and fans of People’s Crafthouse Soda Company packed into Burger 55 in Penticton on Wednesday night to watch the local business succeed on the...

Fighting invasive species

Mar 22, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A local group has an extra $10,000 to fend off an invasive species of mussels, which one organizer says is at the doorstep to B.C. Zebra and quagga mussels have...

Cannings pans budget

Mar 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm

South Okanagan-Kootenay NDP MP Richard Cannings says this year’s federal budget leaves much to be desired. Cannings says he is disappointed to see no tax...

Vandals say No to park

Mar 22, 2017 / 5:08 pm

One day after a billboard supporting a contentious national park plan was erected, it was destroyed. The sign, in support of a proposed park in the South...

Not guilty of uttering threats

Mar 22, 2017 / 4:03 pm

A Penticton woman has been found not guilty of uttering threats against a man she admitted to assaulting. Jilane King stood trial Wednesday morning for uttering...

Orange water in taps

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:18 pm

Penticton residents in the area of McPherson Crescent are being warned not to use their tap water for drinking or laundry, due to orange colouring in the water....

$5M for irrigation project

Mar 22, 2017 / 1:49 pm

The provincial government has stepped forward with $5M to help the Town of Oliver reroute their agriculture irrigation canal, following a rockslide that damaged...

Burning brush piles at PIB

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:35 am

The Penticton Indian Band is putting out a notice that brush piles are being burned above Skaha Hills on Wednesday. Trained crews are on site with the PIB's...

1st face-off for candidates

Mar 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The writ won't be dropped for weeks to come, but – like it or not – election season is upon us. That became evermore clear at the first...

RCMP files: property crime

Mar 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Penticton RCMP responded to several incidents of property crime over the past week. A few notable calls include; At 7:30 a.m. on March 16, a break and enter...

Expanding fire protection

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is looking to add a new area to its fire protection zone. The Upper Carmi area would be protected within eight kilometres of...

Mobile vendors hit the road

Mar 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A mobile retail vendor permit pilot program has been given the green light in Penticton, though questions remain on whether or not they will be allowed to...

Walking for inclusion

Mar 21, 2017 / 5:26 pm

Around 25 - 30 people took part in a “walk for inclusion” in Naramata on Tuesday afternoon. The walk, from the Heritage Inn to the school, was to...

Diabetic driver hits barrier

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:43 pm

A senior citizen had a diabetic episode while behind the wheel on Highway 97 last week. The Penticton RCMP was called on March 17 at 9:40 pm. about an erratic...

Flush it downtown

Mar 21, 2017 / 2:54 pm

The City of Penticton is set to install new washrooms in the downtown area, just east of Main Street. The suggestion came from the downtown revitalization...

2 dead in fentanyl ODs

Mar 21, 2017 / 2:11 pm

It appears no town is too small to be impacted by the opioid overdose crisis. Princeton RCMP say the B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed a pair of fatal...

Colouring contest winners

Mar 21, 2017 / 1:30 pm

Castanet Penticton and Total Restoration received 130 entries into their kids colouring contest. Three students won Boston Pizza parties for their entire class,...

911 wild goose chase

Mar 21, 2017 / 12:23 pm

The Penticton RCMP is reminding parents to talk with their children about not calling 911 unless it is an emergency, following a series of strange calls last...

Chimney fire destroys home

Mar 21, 2017 / 11:09 am

A home on White Lake Road, north of Keremeos, was destroyed last week by a fire. The Penticton RCMP was called to the home at 1669 White Lake Road at about 6:45...

Cold night for snowmobilers

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:05 am

A pair of missing snowmobilers had a long hike out of the woods after getting bogged down in slushy snow last week. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said the Penticton...

Province to honour local

Mar 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Princeton resident will be getting a provincial honour this week for her contribution to the community. Joann Gabriel, a retired school teacher, will be...

Fighting for youth funding

Mar 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton's representative in Victoria says he believes provincial funding is fairly allocated for youth mental health services across B.C.'s...

Parking plan stalled

Mar 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton may be taking another look at how it manages vehicle parking. City staff are asking council to support a review of Penticton’s...

Repeat bike thief released

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:51 pm

A man who admitted to stealing multiple high-end bicycles and a car was released on time-served Monday in Penticton court. Jason Lance pleaded guilty to a list...

Curbing lake pollution

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:51 pm

A group is looking to curb pollution in Osoyoos Lake with an awareness campaign set to take off next month. Stickers and banners will be popping up around...

Jury picked for PRH assault

Mar 20, 2017 / 2:39 pm

The trial for a man accused of attacking a doctor at the Penticton Regional Hospital is getting underway next week. Following jury selection on Monday, the...

Into the Dragons' Den

Mar 20, 2017 / 1:04 pm

After a long wait, a Penticton business will appear on the CBC’s Dragons' Den on Wednesday. The People’s Craft House, a local craft soda...

Contracts worth millions

Mar 20, 2017 / 11:59 am

A Penticton company has won two contracts worth millions to repave stretches of Highway 3 near Princeton. Peter’s Bros Construction Ltd. of Penticton was...

Preventing panhandling

Mar 20, 2017 / 10:29 am

The City of Penticton is considering installing a “kindness meter” downtown Penticton to discourage panhandling in the area. A kindness meter is a...

Skaha Park group still going

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Though they've been quiet for a couple of months, the Save Skaha Park Society is reminding the community they'll continue to be active for some time to...

Used bike sale for fundraiser

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

To help the community welcome spring and the chance to be outdoors again on their bikes, Penticton and District Society for Community Living is hosting its...

RDOS mosquito control

Mar 19, 2017 / 4:32 pm

Since 1974, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Nuisance Mosquito Control Program typically runs between mid-May into late August. But for the past...

Thrash wrestling a hit

Mar 19, 2017 / 3:05 pm

Wrestlers with names like Black Dragon and Maddog Marty Sugar thrilled a good-sized crowd at the Penticton Legion on Saturday night. They were just two of the...

Ruby needs your help

Mar 19, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Critteraid in Summerland is looking for donations to help pay for veterinary bills for one of their latest rescues. Animal Director Jess Byer says Ruby was...

Elevator race returning

Mar 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A challenging race from Penticton to Apex Mountain Resort is returning this spring. The sixth annual White Kennedy Elevator Race, held by Hoodoo Adventures,...

Elvis coming to town

Mar 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A musical tribute to Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Alan Jackson backed by the Kelso Entertainment show band is happening next week in Penticton. The Elvis...

Walk for inclusion

Mar 18, 2017 / 7:13 pm

A walk to show support for the equality and inclusion of all people is set to take place in Naramata next week. The walk, Tuesday, March 21, is being organized...

Promoting local artists

Mar 18, 2017 / 5:25 pm

Saturday's mixed bag of weather didn't stop people from coming out to support the arts community in Penticton. Many stopped by the Spring Thing Arts and...

A heroic rescue

Mar 18, 2017 / 4:00 pm

First responders and emergency medical staff gathered last week to celebrate their heroic efforts that saved a teenage girl's life last July. Marissa, a...

Vees open with a win

Mar 18, 2017 / 8:29 am

The Penticton Vees opened their playoff run on a solid note, dispatching the Merritt Centennials 4-1. The Vees hosted Merritt in round two of the BC Hockey...

Sentenced for kidnapping

Mar 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Penticton woman facing charges of kidnapping and being unlawfully in a dwelling house, was sentenced in Penticton court on Friday. Angel Dyck, 29, was given...

Why's the channel green?

Mar 17, 2017 / 7:35 pm

The Ministry of Environment has offered an explanation on why the water in the Okanagan River Channel is greenish in colour – and it has nothing to do...

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