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Penticton News Last 7 days

Injury in Speedway crash

Jun 24, 2018 / 3:38 pm

During a "Flying Destruction" event at the Penticton Speedway Saturday, one driver was unfortunately injured when his windshield shattered during a...

Rescued from the Channel

Jun 24, 2018 / 3:07 pm

An individual has been rescued from the Penticton Channel Sunday afternoon. At approximately 2 p.m. the Penticton Fire Department's rescue services...

Close encounter on cam

Jun 24, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Dashboard camera footage captured a driver on Highway 97 nearly collide head-on with oncoming traffic. Martin Zenuik was driving on Highway 97 near Gallagher...

'Wall of fire' near airport

Jun 24, 2018 / 12:38 pm

UPDATE: 12:25 p.m. Quick action by Penticton firefighters prevented a grass fire from spreading to homes nearby on Sunday. Smoke filled the sky after the grass...

Kittens seeking cuddles

Jun 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

Several kittens at the Critteraid animal shelter in Summerland are seeking forever homes, but in the meantime, they also need cuddles. Animal director Jess Byer...

Hotel holding job fair

Jun 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

YMCA Employment Services is teaming up with the Penticton Lakeside Resort for a hiring fair next week. On June 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WorkBC offices at 50...

City touts green initiatives

Jun 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton was certified greenhouse gas neutral in 2017 for the second-straight year. Municipalities are required to work towards...

Brewery planned downtown

Jun 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

A proposed nano-brewery is hoping to bring more vibrancy to downtown Summerland when it opens early next year. The District of Summerland has received an...

Rehab centre pays dividends

Jun 22, 2018 / 4:19 pm

The provincial government is championing the success of a youth and young adult drug treatment centre that reopened one year ago near Keremeos. More than 80...

Engines roar on waterfront

Jun 22, 2018 / 3:38 pm

One of Penticton’s busiest weekends of the year is upon us — the 18th annual Peach City Beach Cruise is underway. More than 850 cars of all shapes,...

City done negotiating

Jun 22, 2018 / 1:11 pm

The City of Penticton is done negotiating and is pushing forward with a trial to prosecute well-known panhandler Paul Braun to remove him from his longtime spot...

Singla search warrant sealed

Jun 22, 2018 / 11:21 am

The CBSA raid earlier this month on the home offices of the Singla family in Penticton will remain shrouded in mystery for the time being. The legal documents...

Ride Don't Hide goes Sun.

Jun 22, 2018 / 10:05 am

The final countdown is on for the 7th annual Ride Don’t Hide event Sunday in Penticton. The Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser is taking place...

Burglar takes off with yogurt

Jun 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

A man well-known to police is in custody on break-and-enter charges related to an incident Wednesday in Penticton. An overnight burglary was reported at 8 a.m....

Merge govt meeting rooms?

Jun 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen may have some operations in the same building in the long-term, but that won't be the...

Director racks up expenses

Jun 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

For a second straight year, rural Keremeos - Hedley director Elef Christensen racked up the highest expenses among Regional Director of Okanagan-Similkameen...

Flood response cost $7M

Jun 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen's emergency response this has already been significantly more expensive than in all of 2017. As of Monday, the...

Local businesses win big

Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The South Okanagan dominated the first annual Thompson Okanagan Business Excellence awards in Kelowna last week. Seven Penticton businesses and two from...

Large grow-op to go ahead

Jun 21, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A large medicinal cannabis facility on ALR land near Oliver will be allowed to be built, after regional district board members gave permission to the developers...

Awoke to intruder in home

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:34 pm

A Penticton woman went out and bought a baseball bat today, and not to brush up on her game. She feels the need to have extra protection in her home, following...

Choppers hitting wildfire

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:05 pm

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. The B.C. Wildfire Service says the small wildfire burning near Barcelo Canyon in the mountains above Keremeos is about a half hectare in size....

Firemen flipping pancakes

Jun 21, 2018 / 4:19 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is giving back to the community with their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser during the coming weekend. It takes place at the...

City wants Airbnb cash

Jun 21, 2018 / 3:58 pm

The City of Penticton will be moving quickly on its plan to track down unlicensed short-term vacation rentals, says the Mayor. This week city council directed...

Indigenous Day Pow-wow

Jun 21, 2018 / 2:40 pm

Thursday was National Indigenous Peoples Day, and in Penticton, that meant a cultural celebration at the Shatford Centre open to any and all who wished to join....

Fire dept. testing on Friday

Jun 21, 2018 / 2:35 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is advising residents about testing on Friday in the Valley View Road, Sutherland Road and Riddle Road areas. The testing will...

Dragon Boats raise $4,000

Jun 21, 2018 / 12:52 pm

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival Society raised $4,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada last weekend during the Okanagan Super Sprints on Skaha Lake. The 11th...

Winter kill hurts fish stock

Jun 21, 2018 / 10:33 am

The fish stock of rainbow trout in Yellow Lake along Highway 3A has dwindled since the winter, provincial officials said. The ministry responsible said a...

Unity House firing upheld

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Canadian Mental Health Association was justified in firing the longtime co-ordinator of the Unity House Drop-In Centre in Penticton, ruled the BC Labour...

Canadian wines judged

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

The 18th annual National Wine Awards are in Penticton this week, with a record number of Canadian entries. Co-head judge Anthony Gismondi says 1,867 wines are...

Prize home a first in city

Jun 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm

An annual provincial lottery that raises money for charities will have a taste of Penticton this year. The Hometown Heroes Lottery has six prize packages in...

Huge tax hike hits tiny town

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:03 pm

Residents in the tiny community of Willowbrook are being faced with a huge jump in their property taxes this year — a large expense after back-to-back...

Daycare wins nat'l award

Jun 20, 2018 / 3:18 pm

The Little Learners Child Care Centre at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus has been selected as one of the country’s most sustainable new...

Cyclist crashes on Hwy 97

Jun 20, 2018 / 2:58 pm

UPDATE 3:00 p.m. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth with the Penticton RCMP says contrary to initial reports, the cyclist was not struck by a vehicle and simply crashed....

Hwy 3 to close to repair soil

Jun 20, 2018 / 12:25 pm

The Crowsnest Highway will be closed at 7th Street in Keremeos for two days, beginning Monday, to allow crews to do soil remediation work. The village said soil...

2 yrs for attack on jail guard

Jun 20, 2018 / 12:15 pm

A Vernon man was sentenced Wednesday to another two years in prison for a brutal unprovoked attack on a guard at the Okanagan Corrections Centre earlier this...

Duckling drain rescue

Jun 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

UPDATE: 11:00 a.m. The ducklings were scooped out of the storm drain successfully by a city worker. All three babies were saved, and now the hunt is on for...

Addiction relief wanted

Jun 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

In the wake of a recent overdose death on the Penticton Indian Band, the First Nation says it plans to approach the federal government for financial support to...

Where's the milk depot?

Jun 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Penticton woman is calling on Interior Health to join the rest of the province and open a breast milk depot in the region to allow mothers to donate to the...

Emergencies prove costly

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The emergency response to floods and fires cost the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen more than $1.25 million in 2017. In its annual statement of...

The beach is back

Jun 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The wall along Okanagan Beach is finally toppling. City crews were hard at work Tuesday to dismantle the many gabion baskets which have kept the public from the...

Things not that bad after all

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:49 pm

Alarm bells raised about the City of Penticton’s infrastructure in 2016 have turned into a somewhat good news story for city hall. Council heard an update...

City hunting Airbnb hosts

Jun 19, 2018 / 5:28 pm

The City of Penticton is turning up the pressure on unlicensed short-term vacation rentals operating in the community. City council voted Tuesday to hire a...

City adopts new parks plan

Jun 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

The arduous three-year journey to rewrite the City of Penticton’s 25-year-old parks policy finally ended Tuesday with council adopting a new municipal...

PIB hopes for housing funds

Jun 19, 2018 / 1:27 pm

The chief of the Penticton Indian Band acknowledged there is a need in their community for money to help build affordable housing, following newly-announced...

Locked up for charity

Jun 19, 2018 / 1:17 pm

It was a dire day for Castanet on Tuesday, when two of our own were thrown in the slammer. Their crime? Loving animals too much. Andrea Hanover and Jasmine...

Overnight rescue for biker

Jun 19, 2018 / 9:54 am

A Penticton man is in hospital in Kelowna after a long night stuck with injuries on a hill overlooking Penticton. Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening,...

Castanet employees in jail!

Jun 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

The team at Castanet Penticton will be down by two members Tuesday when our general manager and senior marketing co-ordinator get locked up behind bars. They...

Just days until the Cruise

Jun 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

A lot has changed since president Wayne Wood started out with the Peach City Beach Cruise 10 years ago, but one thing remains the same: it's going to be a...

Brush fire in mop up

Jun 18, 2018 / 8:10 pm

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. Fire crews are now in the mop-up stages of what was a six hectare fire just off McKinley Road on the Osoyoos Indian Band. The fire sparked...

Marking the summer solstice

Jun 18, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The longest day of the year is just a few days away, and to celebrate, a gathering will take place at the "Pen Henge" standing stone array atop...

Beachside Motel sold

Jun 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Yet another motel has changed hands in Penticton. The 26-room Beachside Motel, near Skaha Lake Park on Parkview Street, has been sold for $3.35M by NAI...

Temporary move for market

Jun 18, 2018 / 3:40 pm

The Penticton Farmers Market will have a temporary new home this weekend, to make room for the annual Peach City Beach Cruise. On June 23, instead of occupying...

City buys home, sells lot

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:15 pm

The City of Penticton is purchasing another home near the South Okanagan Events Centre, while unloading a property on Ellis Street. City council has approved...

Stranger gives up kidney

Jun 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

Al Mansfield and his wife Dorothy have a had a run of bad luck. His business, the local Penticton White Spot, burned down seven years ago, and his home also...

Driver flees after crash

Jun 18, 2018 / 9:28 am

A pickup truck lost control Sunday night and ended up through the front fence of the Penticton Speedway. The vehicle left Carmi Road around 2 a.m. Monday and...

Father's Day fun at Skaha

Jun 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Funds were raised and fun was had at the annual Discovery House Father's Day event in Penticton Sunday. The by-donation event saw hundreds of attendees, and...

Garden tour returns

Jun 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Summerland Quest Society hosts a garden tour of beautiful Summerland locations every two years, and the time has come for another one. The Summerland Quest...

Airport reno progressing

Jun 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Construction crews are making progress on a major renovation of the Penticton airport. Started in March, the first phase of the 20-month project is complete...

Reunited with beloved jeep

Jun 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

A 21-year-old Lillooet woman has been reconnected with her deceased boyfriend’s Jeep. Tea Blake and her boyfriend Tyrin Lee Yaremchuk were driving to go...

The crane comes down

Jun 17, 2018 / 7:52 pm

The huge white crane which has been a mainstay on the Government Street skyline in Penticton for so long has finally come down. EllisDon's work on...

Crash slows Parkway

Jun 17, 2018 / 7:16 pm

Traffic was slowed Sunday evening on Highway 97 at the corner of Green Avenue West due to a two-vehicle crash. Penticton Fire was called to the intersection...

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