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Penticton News Last 7 days

19 months jail for drug trip

Feb 21, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A prolific offender has been handed a 19-month jail sentence after stealing a pickup truck and fleeing from police afterwards. Penticton court heard that...

Free health assessment

Feb 21, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The annual Healthy Living Fair is back in Penticton this year, with the added option to pre-register for free for a Healthy Living Assessment program. On...

Overdose warning issued

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:48 pm

An overdose warning has been issued by Interior Health for Penticton following reports of increased incidents in the community. Anecdotal reports of pre-loaded...

Greyhound bus cuts official

Feb 21, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Greyhound made official on Wednesday that the company is dropping its bus routes through many rural communities across the Okanagan, after receiving approval...

Jail for dispute over shoes

Feb 21, 2018 / 12:42 pm

A South Okanagan man with a lengthy criminal record will spend 30 days in jail after a dispute over shoes with an ex-girlfriend in Osoyoos. Sahand Sobhani, 41,...

City acting on trade war

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:37 am

Penticton's mayor and council will be penning a letter to the provincial government about the impact the area has felt from the ongoing trade war between...

'Won't turn anybody away'

Feb 21, 2018 / 9:48 am

Several nights of double-digit below-zero temperatures have kept homeless shelters busy in Penticton. "We've been basically full for both the winter...

Homeless population rises

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

The percentage of homeless residents in Penticton appears to be on the rise, according to results from a recent homeless count. Speaking to council members on...

Team up against dementia

Feb 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Registration is now open for teams interested in participating in a walk for Alzheimer's research in Penticton, with a possible prize for teams who start...

Flood fixes still in spotlight

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:17 pm

One major repair along the Okanagan Lake waterfront in Penticton is set to go ahead soon, while another could still be far off. On Tuesday, mayor and council...

Record-low in Peach City

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:04 pm

If you felt like it was extra cold last night, you were right — it hasn't been that cold on this day in Penticton since 1986. The previous record low...

B&E with axe into business

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:50 am

A prolific offender has been taken into custody after a break and enter with an axe into an Oliver business. Police responded after a witness initially saw a...

Ashton: 'End wine war'

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:22 am

The B.C. wine industry is near and dear to the citizens of MLA Dan Ashton's Penticton riding, and he has now spoken out against the ongoing embargo in...

Millions needed for museum

Feb 20, 2018 / 10:54 am

A new home for the Osoyoos Museum is now less than two years away, and for the museum board that means kicking fundraising into high gear. Osoyoos Council...

Two shots-fired incidents

Feb 20, 2018 / 10:30 am

Police in Keremeos are searching for a suspect after two shooting incidents in the village on the weekend. In the first incident, RCMP responded to the 800...

'Flushable' wipes costing all

Feb 20, 2018 / 10:02 am

"Flushable" wipes are causing taxpayer turmoil in cities everywhere, according to the City of Penticton. To raise awareness on the "damage to...

Big money for local youth

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:47 am

The new Penticton Youth Centre has received a big donation to help it get started. Summerland's Penny Lane Society has donated $50,000 to the facility...

An unlikely mascot

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

You've heard of emotional support dogs, but Nugget is no puppy — she's a six-week-old black lamb who has been spreading joy at the Penticton...

Music & fun on Riel Day

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

Louis Riel day fell on Monday, Feb. 19 this year, and students at KVR Middle School enjoyed their second annual day-long celebration of all things Métis....

Years of quiet service

Feb 19, 2018 / 1:03 pm

A new unsung hero has been recognized by the Rotary Club of Penticton-Okanagan. Bob Anderson founded the Friends of the Oxbow advocacy group a decade ago with...

'I still pinch myself'

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:01 pm

The adventure of a lifetime has arrived for a South Okanagan astrophysicist and his family. Until recently, Sean Dougherty was the director of the Dominion...

Check out your heritage

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:35 am

It's Heritage Week in Penticton, and the local branch of the Okanagan Historical Society is hosting a weeklong event at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre to...

Power problems persist

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:05 pm

UPDATE: 6:01 p.m. FortisBC claims issues with power in the Summerland area have been resolved, but multiple Castanet readers claim their power is still out....

Local in range of a medal

Feb 18, 2018 / 4:26 pm

Local Summerland bobsledder Justin Kripps is within sight of an Olympic medal. Kripps and his two-man bobsleigh partner Alexander Kopacz of Ontario are...

Radio marathon for change

Feb 18, 2018 / 3:45 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Penticton community radio station CFUZ will broadcast a nationwide radio event in solidarity with homeless and under-housed...

Local kids marvel in hockey

Feb 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Three atom-aged hockey players in the South Okanagan will take part in the most prestigious tournament on the continent for their age group this summer. Mathis...

KVR repairs in the spotlight

Feb 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Community members in Summerland are planning to shed some light on the Trout Creek trestle along the Kettle Valley Railway, which is in line to receive about...

Snow cancels several flights

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:34 pm

Poor visibility caused most flights in and out of Penticton Regional Airport to be grounded on Saturday. Air Canada cancelled its 6 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. flights...

Couple pulled from lake

Feb 17, 2018 / 2:40 pm

An older couple was rescued from Okanagan Lake Saturday by several quick-thinking passing motorists. Just before 11 a.m., Chris Sayles was driving along the...

Plant closing, 58 jobs lost

Feb 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

UPDATE: Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m. The president of Pattison Sign Group confirmed the company's Penticton manufacturer will be shutting down on Apr. 15, putting 58...

Hotel on Naramata bench?

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

A luxury hotel could soon be part of the hillside on the Naramata bench. Poplar Grove Winery owner Tony Holler is proposing to build a hotel with about 20 units...

Upping wildfire preparation

Feb 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The RDOS is continuing to try and make its rural areas more prepared for wildfires after last year's record burn in B.C. The regional district voted on...

Fest of Ale tickets going fast

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Ticket sales for the 23rd annual Fest of Ale, taking place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in April, are more than double what they were last year...

City crews braced for snow

Feb 16, 2018 / 2:47 pm

In anticipation of snowfall predicted to hit the Okanagan this weekend, city staff in Penticton are advising residents they are prepared for potential issues on...

8.5 months for B&E spree

Feb 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

A Penticton man was sentenced to an additional 254 days in jail Friday, stemming from a series of property theft convictions last year. Simon Bell, 37, was...

Raffle gives $6,500 to SD67

Feb 16, 2018 / 9:28 am

Apart from a 7-1 Vees win on Wednesday for the 2,957 fans at the South Okanagan Events Centre, things were made sweeter during the Valentine's Day game for...

All life-saving meds free?

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

With naloxone now readily available free of charge for those who need it, the RDOS plans to push the province to make other life-saving medications available in...

Meet adoptable puppies

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A litter of rescue puppies will be visiting PetSmart in Penticton on Saturday, where people can play with them and get more information on how to adopt one. The...

Push to trash recycling plan

Feb 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

In order to ensure stability of its own curb side recycling programs, the RDOS is hoping RecycleBC will curb their plans to ban one recycling method that many...

Local dog on world stage

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:30 pm

It's off to the big leagues for a local woman and her show dog, who have a closet full of medals and ribbons from Canada and the U.S. and now are taking on...

'Just another old fart'

Feb 15, 2018 / 3:09 pm

After 30 years on the bench at the Penticton Law Courts, Judge Gale Sinclair is hanging up his robes and heading for retirement. Sinclair, 70, graduated law...

Officer beaten badly at jail

Feb 15, 2018 / 2:04 pm

A correctional officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre near Oliver is recovering after being violently assaulted by an inmate on Tuesday. The male officer...

Town street revamp begins

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:03 pm

A road work project worth $1.25 million begins today in Oliver at the block where the new Coast hotel is being built and a new park is planned. Penticton-based...

Take-two at rehab centre

Feb 15, 2018 / 10:26 am

Two months after plans to open a rehab centre in Penticton fell through, the Brandon Jansen Recovery Centre Inc. (BJMRC) announced they will be opening a centre...

Drunk driver downs pole

Feb 15, 2018 / 9:54 am

An Osoyoos man is facing an impaired driving charge after a single-vehicle incident Wednesday evening on Highway 97 north of 62nd Street. A witness saw the 2007...

New face at school district

Feb 15, 2018 / 9:35 am

The Okanagan-Skaha School District has appointed a new secretary-treasurer, who will begin his tenure on Jun. 1. Kevin Lorenz has been working in the same...

Gov't. fighting flood risk

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

With a snowpack level 131 per cent of normal in the Okanagan as of Feb. 1, the province is releasing much more water than usual from the Penticton dam. ...

CMHA: now they're cookin'

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Canadian Mental Health Association has a new stove, thanks to a donation from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. “We were...

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