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Who can help owl sanctuary

Oct 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

At four inches high and weighing under three ounces little ‘Tiny’ the Northern Pygmy Owl is in need of help. The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) has been looking after the bird named ‘Tiny’ along with several of his extended Raptor family members...

Peach City Radio needs support

Oct 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

On the heels of three major announcements from the Peach City Community Radio Society comes word that their recently submitted application for license has been granted a hearing with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, (CRTC). Peach City Radio, at their recent media...

Street of broken promises

Oct 24, 2014 / 4:25 pm

Since Garry Gratton moved to Corry Place in Penticton 15 years ago, he has been to city hall every year to get improvements made to the street's infrastructure. Now it does appear something may finally get done, after council discussed the matter at this week's meeting. But Gratton,...

WestJet Penticton flight, Sunday

Oct 24, 2014 / 10:05 am

There will be plenty of excitement in the air this Sunday, when the inaugural WestJet Encore flight from Calgary to Penticton lands at the airport. On board, will be WestJet representatives, as well as Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. They will be greeted by local government representatives, including...

Mayor in theft scandal

Oct 23, 2014 / 9:13 pm

6:48 p.m. Oct. 23, update: Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells issued this statement late Thursday afternoon. There will not be a press conference tomorrow, Friday. My final statement is my apology. It is unfortunate that Mr. Betz could not accept it. There was a time frame – a year and a...

Bully for the Opera

Oct 23, 2014 / 4:29 pm

The world premiere performance of Stickboy, a new opera exploring the subject of bullying, will open this evening at the Vancouver Playhouse. Written by Penticton spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan, with music by composer Neil Weisensel, Stickboy is produced by Vancouver Opera. The...

No shirt, no shoes, no freedom

Oct 23, 2014 / 4:10 pm

Despite attempts to hide in the surrounding bush, a 20-year-old man from Nanaimo is in custody thanks to Tig the police dog. Around 12 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 23, Osoyoos RCMP attended a home on Gravenstein Drive in an attempt to arrest Dillan Cote on outstanding warrants. When police arrived,...

Random Act of Kindness Day

Oct 23, 2014 / 11:51 am

A presentation on passing on kindness has been well-received by Penticton Council. Aaron McRann, executive director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, provided information about what's in store for Random Act of Kindness Day at Monday's meeting. Community...

Cannery Brewing on the move

Oct 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

Craft beer flowed and there were plenty of toasts at the groundbreaking ceremony for a well known Penticton brewery on Wednesday. Cannery Brewing is moving from its longtime location at the Cannery Trade Centre to a a new site on Ellis Street in the city's downtown. "Today marks an...

Penticton reacts to shooting

Oct 22, 2014 / 3:46 pm

Penticton politicians, veterans and residents described the shootings in Ottawa as shocking and disturbing, as they went about their business on Wednesday. Suzanne Moccia, a Penticton resident who works for an Ottawa company, said it is super unsettling. "That part of Ottawa is generally...

Council says no to rental property

Oct 22, 2014 / 11:03 am

Penticton council has again rejected plans to build a multi family housing development on Scott Avenue. Following a packed and lengthy public hearing Monday, the council voted 3-3 on the matter, sparking a round of applause from those in attendance. "I don't believe it all has to be...

Apartment laundry rooms targeted

Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Penticton RCMP has responded to an increasing number of break ins in the last few days, especially in regards to apartment laundry rooms and storage lockers. On Monday, officers responded to eight break ins that had occurred between Friday, Oct. 17 and Monday, Oct. 20. Six of these break ins...

Hiker struck by falling rock

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:19 pm

A woman was rescued near Princeton Monday after being struck by a falling rock while hiking. Princeton Search and Rescue responded late Monday afternoon shortly after a report of an injured female hiker in her early 20’s on Johnny’s Hat Mountain near Princeton. The female...

Truck thief quickly nabbed

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:11 pm

The Penticton RCMP was advised at 3:58 a.m. on Oct. 21 that a red 1993 Ford F150 with a red Yamaha Big Bear ATV in the back was just taken from a residence on Wade Avenue. The owner was awakened by the noise and when he looked outside saw that his truck and ATV were gone. At 4:09 a.m., an...

Bobbitt hearing adjourned

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:08 pm

The David Bobbitt dangerous offender/sentencing hearing has been adjourned to Nov. 10 to fix continuation dates. Those dates will be for submissions on the dangerous offender hearing and for possible testimony from a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Bobbitt in February of...

Investing in firefighters

Oct 21, 2014 / 2:57 pm

Penticton plans to add a fire training officer position to oversee best practices in fire protection service training. The officer will be responsible for creating, implementing and coordinating the department training program for all staff, as well as serving the technical training advisor...

Car goes into lake

Oct 21, 2014 / 2:55 pm

A man drove his car into Skaha Lake in Okanagan Falls at around 12:54 a.m., Tuesday morning, according to Penticton RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur. Dellebuur said the man was driving a red Ford Explorer north on Main Street and ended up about 50 feet from the shore. The man was taken to hospital...

Haunting for a good cause

Oct 21, 2014 / 2:38 pm

A brand new cemetery has sprung up at the bottom of Creekside Road in Penticton, accompanied by blood splattered zombies, several skulls and witches. The props are featured in the Creekside Insanitorium, a haunted attraction being held for the third year in the city. "It's a lot of...

Racism in Summerland

Oct 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

A visible minority, running for council in Summerland, was the subject of both sexism and racism after one of her campaign signs was vandalized over the weekend. Toni Boot has spent most of her life in Summerland and owns Grasslands Nursery. Outside her business stands a two-sided sign with a...

Bobbitt hearing continues

Oct 20, 2014 / 6:16 pm

The dangerous offender/sentencing hearing for David Bobbitt continued in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Witnesses regarding two separate incidents in 2007 and 2011 have been heard in previous portions of the hearing in the early summer and then again in September. This time around, crown...

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