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Shingle Creek wildfire

Sep 15, 2014 / 7:40 pm

Photo: Contributed - Kirsty Pearce Photo: Contributed - Kirsty Pearce Photo: Contributed - Kirsty Pearce Photo: Contributed - Kirsty Pearce Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer UPDATE 7:30 P.M. Fire crews hit a small wildfire on Green Mountain Road hard Monday afternoon. Fire Information Officer,...

Fire 70% contained

Sep 15, 2014 / 7:40 pm

UPDATE SEPT 15, 2014 AT 7:30 P.M. A wildfire burning near Princeton is now 70 per cent contained. According to Fire Information Officer, Kayla Pepper, crews were able to get a handle on the fire Monday. The fire grew to 182 hectares, however, Pepper says most of the growth took place...

Fire spooks locals

Sep 15, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt Photo: Bill Everitt The wildfire north of Princeton burnt large swaths of dry grass, and frayed the nerves of...

Fire storm at night

Sep 15, 2014 / 4:57 pm

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

Sep 15, 2014 / 2:42 pm

Penticton RCMP confirmed Monday that a 41-year-old motorcyclist from West Kelowna died in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday. According to Sgt. Rick Dellebuur, the man died after his motorcycle hit the passenger side of a black Toyota Camry that was preparing to turn left, east, on to...

Master plans and group hugs

Sep 15, 2014 / 2:14 pm

There will be a presentation on BC Hydro direct current fast charging station installation at a committee of the whole meeting in council chambers at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday. The staff recommendation being that council enter into an agreement with BC Hydro for the installation of a direct current...

Sayeed to run for council

Sep 15, 2014 / 2:12 pm

Tarik Sayeed, a 36-year-old Penticton entrepreneur and founder of the Zero Plastic Bags initiative, is running for council in the Nov. 15 election. Sayeed supports economic growth through embracing technology, environmental care and social belonging and believes his award-winning career has...

Gary Leaman gets jail time

Sep 12, 2014 / 4:47 pm

An ex-Penticton city councillor was sentenced to 21 months in jail and 27 months probation in a Penticton courtroom on Friday. Judge Gale Sinclair handed down the sentence in the Gary Leaman case after hearing submissions from crown counsel Catherine Crockett and defence lawyer Michael...

Bobbitt hearing on hold

Sep 12, 2014 / 4:35 pm

The David Bobbitt dangerous offender/sentencing hearing has been put over to Oct. 20. So far, the hearing in a Penticton courtroom has focused on an alleged sexual assault in 2007 and a violent assault in 2011, which Bobbitt previously pleaded guilty to. There have been witnesses from both,...

Boy may have started deadly fire

Sep 12, 2014 / 12:23 pm

The young boy who died last year after being caught in a vehicle fire was possibly playing with matches, says a coroner’s report on the incident. Cody Alexander James O’Connor was eight years old when a fire broke out Aug. 28, 2013 inside the recreational vehicle he lived in with...

Integrity BC on Elvena Slump

Sep 11, 2014 / 7:10 pm

Integrity BC issued a press release Thursday, in response to the Elvena Slump defamation matter in Penticton. Integrity BC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore a bond built on trust and confidence between citizens and their elected officials. The statement reads as...

Canucks prospects hit the ice

Sep 11, 2014 / 7:09 pm

Members of the public were treated to some top notch hockey in Penticton on Thursday. The Canucks Prospects Training Camp began in the afternoon with a practice on the main rink at the South Okanagan Events Centre. It's all part of non-stop hockey action over the weekend at the Young Stars...

Boonstock billed $176,901

Sep 11, 2014 / 12:55 pm

Boonstock organizers have released their response to an RCMP statement this week regarding policing costs. They say they are pleased the RCMP has completed its report and they look forward to receiving a copy. The group will review its findings and combine them with their internal analysis and...

First responders remember 9/11

Sep 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

Penticton firefighters, RCMP officers and city officials stepped away from their busy lives Thursday morning to remember those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 13 years ago. Fire Chief Wayne Williams, who led the brief ceremony at the cairn at Veterans Memorial Park, said they were...

Grist Mill up for grabs

Sep 10, 2014 / 12:52 pm

A provincial historic site is up for grabs in the South Okanagan, as the BC Heritage branch looks for proposals to take over operations of the Keremeos Grist Mill. The mill has been draining money from the government for years, but has recently turned things around under operator Chris...

Students take action

Sep 10, 2014 / 12:36 pm

A small group of students gathered outside MLA Dan Ashton's office in Penticton on Wednesday to protest the fact they can't go to school. The effort was organized by three area students Gavin Pattman, Sinclaire Lovett and Caitie Shaw, who got the word out on Facebook. "We are...

Boonstock policing costs

Sep 10, 2014 / 10:37 am

The Penticton RCMP have compiled their stats and completed a cost analysis of policing operations directly related to the Boonstock Music Festival held over the August Long Weekend, but the numbers don't tell the whole story. While 150 police files, including 38 prisoners held, can be...

Charity profits with drive-thru

Sep 10, 2014 / 10:07 am

Dozens of area residents drove and walked through the annual United Way Drive Thru Breakfast held Wednesday morning in Penticton. Those who made the time to swing by the event at the Penticton Lakeside Resort before work, said they were happy to give to a good cause. "You have to support...

Victim was close to death

Sep 9, 2014 / 5:29 pm

A Penticton doctor told the court Tuesday that a woman he saw at the hospital on July 31, 2011 had suffered life threatening injuries as well as significant blood loss. Dr. James Atkins provided the testimony regarding the victim of an attack at Dave's Second Hand Store in Penticton, during...

United Way breakfast

Sep 9, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The Penticton Lakeside Resort and the United Way will kick off the annual South Okanagan United Way Campaign with the 3rd Annual Drive Thru Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The breakfast will be held between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., with the main entrance at Penticton Lakeside Resort transformed...

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