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Penticton News

Blue Man high-energy show

Apr 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's hard to describe what goes on during a Blue Man Group show, even for one of the blue fellows himself. "That's the big challenge, even for...

Road washout deja vu

Apr 19, 2019 / 6:13 pm

A washout has closed Kilometre 21 of the Princeton Summerland Road. Castanet viewer Mike Dishkin says the road is not drivable. ''I remember there was...

Motocross area sent to court

Apr 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Strong opinions resulted in a tight vote at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board meeting Thursday when they discussed whether to bring the owner...

Bylaw cracking down

Apr 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is cracking down on building and property bylaw infractions, partly due to an increase in staff that has allowed...

Shooting victim GoFundMe

Apr 18, 2019 / 9:06 pm

Darlene Knippelberg was one of the four victims of the quadruple homicide in Penticton Monday, and a friend of the family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to...

City wants your feedback

Apr 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is seeking your opinion on, well, the city. The municipality is kicking off a citizens survey, last completed in 2013, to take the pulse...

Hearing for resort condos

Apr 18, 2019 / 4:53 pm

The public hearing for a condo development at the old cannery property in Summerland’s Lower Town takes place place Tuesday. The Lakeshore Drive...

Wild bird befriends people

Apr 18, 2019 / 1:48 pm

Clarence is not your average neighbour. A wild dove has been cozying up to humans in the Government Street area of Penticton, one of whom has dubbed it...

Rotary feeling 'let down'

Apr 18, 2019 / 12:29 pm

Penticton Rotary says it feels “let down” by the city after having its in-kind grant request for Ribfest rejected. Ribfest event co-chair Barb...

O Cannabis tour coming

Apr 18, 2019 / 8:17 am

The dynamic duo are back together and coming to the Okanagan. No not Batman and Robin, iconic comedy duo Cheech and Chong are bringing their O Cannabis tour to...

Vigil for victims fills park

Apr 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

The community filled Penticton’s Gyro Park Wednesday night to pull together for the victims of Monday’s quadruple homicide. The tragic shootings...

Egg-cellent Easter activities

Apr 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

There are plenty of egg-cellent options for Easter entertainment in the Penticton area this coming long weekend. On Easter Monday, LocoLanding will be hosting...

Guide to climate dangers

Apr 17, 2019 / 6:32 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has helped produce a downloadable book aimed at helping homeowners in the area prepare their home for potential...

OCP 1st draft complete

Apr 17, 2019 / 4:35 pm

After more than two years of work and public consultation, the City of Penticton has released the first draft of its new Official Community Plan. The document...

2 homes behind police tape

Apr 17, 2019 / 3:33 pm

While investigators have released the two main scenes in Monday’s quadruple homicide, two more homes are now behind police tape. The home of Kathy...

Green activities all week

Apr 17, 2019 / 1:35 pm

Next week is Earth Week, and the District of Summerland will be celebrating by promoting ways its citizens can be green in every aspect of their lives. ...

Women in trades, too

Apr 17, 2019 / 1:08 pm

It's a historically male-dominated career path, but a program at Okanagan College has spent ten years trying to make it easier for women to break into the...

Huge yard sale returns

Apr 17, 2019 / 9:50 am

It's that time of year again — the annual Naramata Yard Sale will be taking over the tiny town next Saturday, with plenty of treasure hunting to be...

Friend of accused speaks

Apr 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

A friend of John Brittain, the 68-year-old man accused of killing four people in Monday’s shooting spree, says he was not the type of person to ever act...

Legion move gets green light

Apr 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Penticton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has cleared a hurdle to completing its move from its current home. City council supported Tuesday transferring...

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