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Penticton News Last 7 days

Have bathtub, will race

Aug 20, 2017 / 8:09 am

Rub a dub dub, those are some fast bathtubs. More than 30 racers took part in the third annual Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race Saturday. This is a continuing...

ITU crown first champions

Aug 19, 2017 / 9:00 pm

The first world champions were crowned at the International Triathlon Union world championships in Penticton. Felicity Sheedy-Ryan of Australia and France's...

Medics, drivers needed

Aug 19, 2017 / 11:06 am

Phoenix Emergency Management Inc. is in need of qualified personnel to man emergency vehicles. “We are urgently looking for medics and drivers for this...

Today's ITU road closures

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Today is the opening day of competition for the ITU Multisport Championships in Penticton. Several duathlon events are taking place today, resulting a road...

ITU championships open

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The world has come to Penticton. The ITU Multisport World Championships opened on Friday, with opening ceremonies and a parade of nations. More than 3,500...

Packinghouse set to close

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's the end of an era for B.C. Tree Fruits in Osoyoos, who will be closing its packinghouse there this fall. Director of Sales and Marketing Lance McGinn...

Another grass fire doused

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:43 pm

The Naramata Fire Department’s quick response on Friday doused the community's second brush fire of the week. Fire Chief Tony Trovao said they were...

$15k for Racquets Club

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:03 pm

The Lakeshore Racquets Club in Summerland is receiving $15,000 from the federal government for the installation of new LED lighting and repairs to the...

Feds kick in $800k to YMCA

Aug 18, 2017 / 10:13 am

Federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough was in Penticton Friday morning to announce new funding for the local YMCA’s...

World comes to Penticton

Aug 18, 2017 / 10:06 am

The world has come to Penticton for the International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships. The ITU festival is welcoming athletes from around the...

Bug control crews 'flat out'

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Mosquito control crews with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have been working “flat-out” since spring, treating over 70 per cent more...

Wineries thinking globally

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Okanagan wine is ubiquitous on the shelves of BC liquor stores and well known across Canada, but outside our borders, the region is unknown to most wine...

Busy weekend ahead

Aug 17, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Last weekend marked the end of an exciting Peachfest, but starting Thursday morning more fun is on its way for the weekend. The ITU Multisport World...

Crews douse grass fire

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:33 pm

The Oliver Fire Department made quick work of a grass fire on the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve on Nk’Mip Road Thursday afternoon. Damage was contained to a...

Bathtub races on Saturday

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Nearly two dozen bathtub racers will be flying past Powell Beach in Trout Creek on Saturday, all for a great cause. The third annual Summerland event will...

Duncan Keith gives back

Aug 17, 2017 / 3:14 pm

NHL defenseman and former Penticton resident Duncan Keith has partnered with the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton to fund a new playground....

Cyclist struck by car

Aug 17, 2017 / 10:37 am

UPDATE FRIDAY 2:15 p.m. RCMP have clarified that the cyclist was not taking part in the multisport championships, but was in Penticton training for a European...

Davies joins Castanet

Aug 17, 2017 / 10:29 am

Castanet welcomes Colton Davies to its news team. Davies comes to the Okanagan's news leader from Duncan, on Vancouver Island, where he worked for Vista...

Frustration over PIB council

Aug 17, 2017 / 10:28 am

Frustrations are growing for some members of the Penticton Indian Band with how the First Nation is being governed. A group of disgruntled band members are...

Burned out smart meter

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

A homeowner walked out of his home late Saturday night to find his smart electrical meter smoking and melting. Just before midnight on Aug. 12, Axle Hildebrand...

Full day of entertainment

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

The first ever Oliver Roots & Fruits Expo takes place Saturday and includes a full day of free entertainment. The parade will kickoff on Aug. 19 at 10:30...

New judge in town

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

There is a new judge in town. The Provincial Court of British Columbia announced Wednesday that Judge Michelle Daneliuk has been assigned to Penticton. She will...

City talking homelessness

Aug 16, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Next week the City of Penticton will be hosting a symposium on mental health, addictions and homelessness. “About a month or so ago, we actually started...

Best of Oliver and Osoyoos

Aug 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The annual Unkcork the Sun event takes place Friday in Oliver and will showcase amazing culinary delights and local wine. The event will also feature a live...

2 hurt in motorcycle crash

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:39 pm

Two people were taken to hospital following a motorcycle and passenger vehicle collision near the Penticton airport Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews were...

No rain means dirty streets

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:05 pm

The lack of rain this summer has caused dust and grime buildup around Penticton and for the rest of the summer, contractors will be washing it away. The city is...

ITU festival opens Friday

Aug 16, 2017 / 3:43 pm

After almost two years of planning, final preparations are underway for the ITU Multisport World Championships in Penticton. Athletes from 42 countries will be...

Little doubt fire man-caused

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:29 pm

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. Naramata Fire Chief Tony Trovao says there is little doubt a late-night wildfire was human caused. Crews were lucky to knock it down quickly,...

Loan bails out curling club

Aug 16, 2017 / 11:28 am

Penticton city council is bailing out the Penticton Curling Club with a $45,000 loan, as the club approaches what could be its biggest season ever. Manager...

ONA running for peace

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:34 am

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is holding a commemorative run from Hedley to Osoyoos Thursday to honour the 1990 OKA Run for Peace. The original run took place...

New hotel green-lit

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

City council unanimously approved Tuesday another new hotel planned for Eckhardt Ave. West in Penticton. The 74-room hotel — the second to be approved...

Super 8 convert approved

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council gave the stamp of approval Tuesday to B.C. Housing’s plan to convert the Motel Super 8 on Main Street into social housing. The...

Pickleball problem settled

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Summerland Pickleball Club got what they were hoping for, through to the end of the outdoor season. Summerland council concluded in a meeting Monday that...

Mental health files surging

Aug 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton RCMP is in the process of hiring a mental health officer, who will be one part of the department’s new “Community Response and...

Fraser Rodgers going north

Aug 15, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Former Penticton Vees broadcaster Fraser Rodgers is moving north, and has accepted a position as the new voice of the WHL Prince George Cougars. Fraser Rodgers...

Ashton rakes in donations

Aug 15, 2017 / 3:21 pm

B.C. Liberal Penticton MLA Dan Ashton raked in the cash in the run up to this spring’s provincial election. In advance of election day on May 9, Ashton...

District auctioning off lot

Aug 15, 2017 / 2:30 pm

A 1.3 acre property owned by the District of Summerland will be going up for auction, despite some councillors raising concerns about its proximity to trails. ...

Ag centre takes next step

Aug 15, 2017 / 11:05 am

The District of Summerland is contributing $15,000 towards the development of a business plan for an Okanagan Agriculture Innovation Centre. The proposed centre...

3 charged following beating

Aug 15, 2017 / 10:37 am

Three young men are facing charges of aggravated assault after allegedly jumping a man following a fight outside a downtown Penticton nightclub on Saturday...

Teens swarm police officers

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:48 am

A 16-year-old girl is facing several charges after leading an assault on a pair of Penticton RCMP officers. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said police were dealing with...

Hatchery still in the dark

Aug 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Summerland Fish Hatchery says they still have not received enough information from developers to support the controversial 404-unit seniors housing project...

Solar business booming

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A Summerland solar technology company is doing big business with area wineries. Swiss Solar Tech Ltd. is putting the finishing touches on a major installation...

Market temporarily moving

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:23 pm

The Penticton Farmer’s Market is on the move. For the Aug. 19 and 26 markets, vendors will be situated on the 500 and 600 blocks on Main Street. Market...

Teen arsonist gets 3 years

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

A teenager who burned down a Penticton townhouse complex last year has been sentenced to a little more than three years in prison. Sydney Leer, 18, pleaded...

Crash sends person to PRH

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:41 pm

One person was rushed to hospital following a crash on the Channel Parkway in Penticton on Monday. Emergency crews were called to Highway 97 near Warren Ave. at...

Peachfest film fest winners

Aug 14, 2017 / 12:24 pm

The 3rd annual ReelPeachFest film festival is announcing this year’s winners. Submitted one to three minute films were shown prior to each evening’s...

Prices up, supply down

Aug 14, 2017 / 11:08 am

Home prices continue to surge in the South Okanagan. Year-to-date numbers released Monday by the B.C. Real Estate Association state the average price of a home...

MP to 'Ride the Riding'

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

South Okanagan - West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is hopping onto his bicycle to “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Cannings will tour...

'A great Peach Festival'

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival came to a close Sunday evening under clear skies. The wildfire smoke that filled the valley touched most of the...

Chantel takes the title

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The annual Skaha Lake Ultra Swim took place in Penticton Sunday morning and a 16-year-old female won by almost 16 minutes. The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is a...

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