38866
38378

Penticton News Last 7 days

New winery coming along

Feb 25, 2017 / 9:44 am

A downtown winery being built at the former PenMar Theater site on Penticton's Martin Street is quickly taking shape. Harry McWatters, co-owner of Time...

Penticton Seedy Saturday

Feb 24, 2017 / 3:09 pm

Budding gardeners will be heading to Penticton this weekend for the 14th annual Penticton Seedy Saturday event. The show takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...

Leaning light post a worry

Feb 24, 2017 / 12:35 pm

A handful of Penticton residents are concerned that a damaged light post might topple over. One said he has approached city hall about the post at Nanaimo...

Garage destroyed by fire

Feb 24, 2017 / 9:55 am

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. The cause of Friday's morning's fire in Kaleden was ashes from a wood stove, according to the fire chief. Darlene Bailey said the...

Big win for Winecrush

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:50 am

A Penticton business has been on a roll since it opened, garnering yet more recognition at an event this week. Winecrush won best concept at the Small Business...

Budget vote on principle

Feb 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Voting against the 2017 budget on Thursday, in favour of bringing property taxes down further, was a vote of "principle," according to Mayor Andrew...

Guilty plea for shooting

Feb 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

A man who was charged in relation to a January shooting in Penticton is expected to enter guilty pleas next Friday. Court records show Harley McBride, 35, is...

Daughter and dad dance

Feb 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

A special night for fathers and daughters is happening in Penticton this weekend. The first ever Snowflake Ball, billed as a date night for daughter and daddy,...

A national park example

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

South Okanagan - West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings spoke at length in Parliament this week about a potential national park in the South Okanagan. Cannings...

4.36% increase approved

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:00 pm

The City of Penticton has officially approved an operating budget for 2017, which includes a 4.36-per-cent bump to property taxes. That number has been taken...

Touring Memorial Arena

Feb 23, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Residents were invited to step back in time and get a peek at the future during tours of Memorial Arena in Penticton on Thursday. The tours were part of the...

Charged for trafficking

Feb 23, 2017 / 3:19 pm

The Penticton RCMP arrested a man for drug possession, after officers responded to a sighting of a stolen vehicle on Jermyn Avenue last week. According to Cpl....

Pot shop goes up in smoke

Feb 23, 2017 / 1:37 pm

One of the two dispensaries operating without a temporary use permit in Penticton has closed its doors. Okanagan Cannabis Solutions opened up shop in...

Dog put down after attack

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:16 am

The rottweiler involved in an attack on a woman last week in Penticton has been put down, according to city of Penticton staff. Communications officer Mark...

Robotti trial moving ahead

Feb 23, 2017 / 10:49 am

Jury selection and publication bans were discussed at a pretrial conference for one of the accused allegedly involved in the death of Roxanne Louie. The...

Woman sues city over fall

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:48 am

A Penticton woman is suing the city for a tumble she took while jogging over the Andrew McCulloch trestle bridge. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Penticton,...

Downtown smash and grab

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:30 am

A long-standing Penticton business is the latest to be targeted in a break and enter in downtown Penticton. The Bumwrap, on the 200 block of Main Street, was...

LIVE: Penticton budget

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:00 am

The City of Penticton is in it's final days of budget talks, presentations and deliberations can be streamed lived here. Castanet will live stream each...

Foodie film fest returning

Feb 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The world's largest foodie film festival will be coming back to the South Okanagan for the second year in a row. Devour! The Food Film Fest was created in...

Budget relief for schools

Feb 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The B.C. Liberals pre-election budget released this week included some large spends for the education system. While the largest slice of the $740M promised over...

Child needs a service dog

Feb 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A fundraiser is being held this Sunday to help provide a local child with a service dog. Four-year-old Cheysa has a severe vision disability, leaving her...

Penticton to W Kel bus

Feb 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Those looking to get between Penticton and Kelowna may have a regular public option next year. The city’s share of its contract with BC Transit has...

Lent lunch fundraiser

Feb 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Discovery House is beginning its annual Lent Lunch Soup fundraiser in March, with soup, a bun and a hot drink available for $5. The annual fundraiser generally...

Theft leads to police chase

Feb 22, 2017 / 3:37 pm

A complaint about a vehicle being stolen from Oliver led up to a police incident in Kaleden last week. According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth, the driver refused...

Pink shirt day in Penticton

Feb 22, 2017 / 2:01 pm

It’s Pink Shirt Day, or national anti-bullying day, and students at École Entre Lacs in Penticton were visited by the RCMP and Penticton Vees to...

Drunk driving arrests

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:02 pm

Penticton RCMP cracked down on a couple of impaired drivers on Monday night. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said at 8:50 p.m. on Monday night, officers stopped a...

Building a well in Nepal

Feb 22, 2017 / 10:45 am

A group of South Okanagan residents is currently fundraising for a well/water system in Nepal. The village had two wells but one was damaged in an earthquake,...

Condo residents under siege

Feb 22, 2017 / 10:29 am

Residents of a condo building on Calgary Avenue in Penticton say they are fed up with ongoing thefts from their underground parking area. For the last two...

Grief over vacation accident

Feb 22, 2017 / 10:18 am

There's been an outpouring of grief on social media for a local woman who was killed in a snorkeling accident in Thailand last week. Shelly Bot, 50, passed...

Safety net for softwood

Feb 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

An Okanagan member of Parliament is joining calls on the federal government to ensure the softwood lumber industry is safeguarded from potential protectionist...

Off the road in Trout Creek

Feb 21, 2017 / 8:56 pm

Emergency crews were called to an accident on Highway 97 near Summerland Tuesday evening. Witnesses said a car took out a stop sign and came to rest in the...

$35 per person for SOEC

Feb 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The South Okanagan Events Centre complex is expected to cost about $35.26 per capita next year – an increase of about $1.70 over last year. Overall, the...

$1.7M more to policing

Feb 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A potential increase of RCMP officers to the Penticton detachment would be based on the crime rate and crime reduction, according to a budget presentation at...

Backyard ninja burgled

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:06 pm

A bow, bow bag, six arrows and a Japanese style sword were reported stolen from Manor Park Avenue in Penticton on Feb 14. The items were taken out of a...

1 year for attempted gassing

Feb 21, 2017 / 4:53 pm

A South Okanagan man who pleaded guilty to a charge of administering a noxious thing with intent to endanger, was sentenced to one year in Penticton court on...

Dragon boating video debut

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:57 pm

The public is invited to the Penticton Lakeside Resort’s Barking Parrot, Wednesday, to be the first to see a new promotional video, filmed at the 2016...

Fatal snorkelling accident

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:04 pm

A Penticton woman was killed in a snorkelling accident last week in Thailand. Shelly Bot, 50, was on vacation on the island of Koh Tao with her partner when she...

Adding more city staff

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:29 pm

The City of Penticton is considering the hiring of up to four new staff, which would cost up to $463,000 per year. That staffing increase would bring the city...

No sentence in pizza attack

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A Penticton man who pleaded guilty to slashing a pizza delivery driver with a box cutter will have to wait a few more weeks to be sentenced. Dayne Jones, 28,...

Several vehicles broken into

Feb 21, 2017 / 11:16 am

Thefts from vehicles aren't showing any signs of letting up in Penticton. Overnight on Feb. 19, a vehicle was targeted on Troy Place and a door lock was...

Attacked & trapped by dog

Feb 21, 2017 / 9:54 am

A Rottweiler attacked a Penticton woman, then trapped her inside a room as it barked and tried to force its way inside. RCMP officers used a ladder to reach the...

Cool down the energy bills

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Richard Cannings has tabled a motion in Parliament to bring back a program that would help Canadians retrofit their homes to be more energy efficient. The...

'Debilitating' surgery wait

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

An Osoyoos woman exasperated with a 65 week, and counting, wait for a hip replacement surgery for her husband, travelled to Victoria Monday. Gaye Horn was in...

No jail for sex truth or dare

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:45 pm

A teenage girl won't spend time behind bars after admitting that she orchestrated a sexualized game of truth or dare involving her 18-year-old foster...

Rummaging through cars

Feb 20, 2017 / 4:54 pm

Summerland RCMP is asking the public to be vigilant after several incidents of people rummaging through cars and attempted break and enters. That's coming...

'Barely a drop in the bucket'

Feb 20, 2017 / 3:55 pm

The Okanagan Skaha Teachers Union says a one-time $29.4M fund for school supplies in B.C. schools announced today is a “pittance,” that is...

Flipped car driver found

Feb 20, 2017 / 3:05 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. Penticton RCMP has confirmed that the man who flipped his car into the ditch between Penticton and Trout Creek has been found. Summerland RCMP...

Chamber turning 110

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:54 pm

Dignitaries met on the front steps of Penticton City Hall on Monday to celebrate a birthday. In recognition of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of...

Can't keep a lawyer

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:31 pm

The man just can't seem to keep a lawyer. Erich Koenig was back in court Monday morning with the intention of entering a guilty plea, but the lawyer has...

Parking changes at hospital

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Interior Health is reminding South Okanagan residents about changes to public parking at Penticton Regional Hospital during the construction of the new patient...

Pecha Kucha returning

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:15 am

Pecha Kucha returns next month for a seventh Pentiction edition. Ten local speakers will share short stories on March 9 at Cannery Brewing, about their efforts...

Crashed car abandoned

Feb 20, 2017 / 9:33 am

Naramata Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle crash on Naramata Road on Sunday morning. However, by the time they got there, the vehicle occupants had fled...

$450k in legal costs

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton's legal costs hit about $450,000 in 2016, according to data obtained by Castanet. Pockets of information on legal costs have been...

Local artist, world event

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

A local artist will be one of two Canadians heading to an international encaustic arts event in Massachusetts this summer, thanks in part to funding through the...

Business split on minimum

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Businesses in Penticton appear to have no single voice on how to deal with the minimum wage, as demands return for a bump to $15 per hour. Leadership in the...

RDOS board recognized

Feb 19, 2017 / 4:18 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board has received an award to acknowledge and celebrate local governments for their efforts in protecting...

Cannabis exhibit coming

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

In anticipation of the government of Canada's promised introduction of federal legislation to legalize marijuana, the Penticton Art Gallery is holding an...

Celebrating diversity

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The fourth annual OneWorld Multicultural Festival is set to take place in Penticton next weekend. South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services, SOICS, is...

Wine and snow

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Apex Mountain Resort is announcing the fifth annual Vertical & Vintages Wine Event Weekend. Centered around a wine tasting evening hosted by the Naramata...

Budget deliberations to start

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:58 pm

Penticton city council will review a new five-year financial plan and deliberate on 2017 budgets for all city operations during three days of council meetings,...

First curling event a success

Feb 18, 2017 / 4:58 pm

A first time curling event held in Penticton Saturday proved to be a success. About 72 curlers showed up to play, mingle and raise funds for a good cause at the...

38702