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Fire ban in effect

Jul 4, 2015 / 12:27 pm

Due to the current condition of high fire danger rating in the area, the city of Penticton has implemented a temporary fire ban. As of Friday, July 3 and until further notice, all open burning – including campfires and fireworks – will be prohibited in the city. The ban is in...

Martial arts at SOEC

Jul 4, 2015 / 7:27 am

Penticton hosts the third annual Canadian Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Federation western canadian championships today. The tournament will be held at the South Okanagan Events Centre starting at 9 a.m. and is expected to attract more than 500 competitors from throughout Canada. Those competing will...

Fire doused at lakeside park

Jul 3, 2015 / 6:42 am

Firefighters doused a car fire at Soorimpt Park between Summerland and Penticton overnight. The fire was reported about 2 a.m. at the park on Okanagan Lake, alongside Highway 97. Firefighters refilled their trucks at nearby Summerland RV Centre, in Trout Creek. The fire was put out by 3...

Blaze near homes

Jul 2, 2015 / 4:24 pm

UPDATED: 7:20 P.M. Fire crews are now in the "mop up" stages of fighting this afternoon's fire, according to the Regional Fire Dispatch Centre in Kelowna. Kayla Pepper, fire information officer at the Kamloops Fire Centre, said their three-man attack crew that was assisting...

Scottish Festival coming

Jul 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

One of the highlights of the second annual Penticton Scottish Festival this Saturday, July 4, will be the Celtic Ceilidh. Brian Johnston, President of the Penticton Scottish Festival Society, describes it as a party in the park. “Two well known Okanagan Celtic party bands will close the...

Step forward for PIB

Jul 1, 2015 / 6:35 pm

MP Dan Albas welcomed the Penticton Indian Band to the First Nations Land Management Regime at a special ceremony, Tuesday. Attended by community members and representatives from the Lands Advisory Board, the celebration at the Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School signals the beginning of a new...

RDOS fire ban

Jun 30, 2015 / 7:52 pm

A fire ban is in place in the Regional District of Okanagan‐Similkameen. Due to the current high fire danger, effective at noon Friday, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited in the RDOS. The ban includes the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland,...

Oliver assault update

Jun 30, 2015 / 7:47 pm

A serious assault in Oliver earlier this month is being given top priority by police. On June 17, at 3 p.m., a man was brought to South Okanagan General Hospital with serious injuries suffered as a result of the assault. The injures were substantial, requiring the patient be transferred to...

Teneycke a no-show for jail

Jun 30, 2015 / 4:07 pm

Prolific offender Ronald Teneycke failed to show up Friday for his weekend jail sentence in Penticton. According to RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth, there will now likely be an arrest warrant issued for him. The Okanagan Falls resident was ordered by a judge earlier this month to start a 90-day...

Council green lights marina

Jun 30, 2015 / 12:45 pm

After hearing from people for and against the Skaha Marina development, Penticton council gave it the green light, Monday night. Residents packed city council chambers for a special meeting on the development, slated to unfold in phases over the next few years. After hearing from residents...

Busy days for RCMP

Jun 30, 2015 / 11:21 am

Penticton RCMP have had a busy few days. In a 24-hour period Saturday, there were 75 calls, among them drivers doing burnouts on Lakeshore Drive, where the Peach City Beach Cruise was underway. "The big thing was people calling in burnouts, so at 10 p.m. we shut Lakeshore down to any...

Society disavows fundraiser

Jun 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

The Get Bent Active Arts Society is distancing itself from a racy fundraising event in Penticton over the weekend. Wendy Goudie says she was shocked to see the society was listed as an organization set to receive funds from a Playboy model car wash fundraiser on Saturday. Jenna Marshall washed...

Wildfires near Osoyoos

Jun 28, 2015 / 12:01 pm

UPDATE 2:40 P.M. According to Kelsey Winter, fire information officer for the Kamloops Fire District, there has been no significant growth in the eight lightning-caused wildfires in the South Okanagan. Initial attack crews are at all of the fires, and air tankers and are hitting the larger...

Downtown store vandalized

Jun 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

The owner of a store in downtown Penticton is upset after the front window at her location was vandalized overnight Friday. Jordan Key, owner of Tiger Alley, a used and new clothing and gift store on Main Street, said she got a call at 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning that the front window was...

Playboy model washes cars

Jun 27, 2015 / 5:56 pm

In keeping with the theme of Penticton being party central this weekend, an international Playboy model was the host of a car wash at The Mule Nightclub. Jenna Marshall, along with other bikini clad women, washed cars in the Mule parking lot for a good cause, Saturday afternoon. "I just...

Skaha Marina meeting

Jun 27, 2015 / 4:12 pm

The public is invited to a special meeting to learn about the Skaha Marina and waterpark proposal on Monday in Penticton City Hall council chambers. Trio Marine Group has proposed an expanded 100-slip marina on Skaha Lake that features day rentals, seasonal rentals and recreational pleasure...

Partying with Elvis

Jun 27, 2015 / 2:59 pm

Elvis tribute artists shook their hips and belted out his timeless songs on the stage at Okanagan Lake Park, on Saturday. The performances delighted fans of all ages in town for the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival happening this weekend. "A whole bunch of us come from Surrey,...

Peach City Radio awards

Jun 27, 2015 / 1:59 pm

Penticton's Peach City Radio (CFUZ) continues to garner recognition, even though it is not yet broadcasting on the FM dial. The recognition took place June 6, when the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) held its annual awards gala at the UNB Grand Hall in downtown Saint...

A good excuse to walk

Jun 27, 2015 / 9:00 am

A safe walking and biking route for pedestrians between Highway 97 and the Lower Kaleden lakeshore is now a reality. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen announced the completion of the two-kilometre Kaleden Lakeshore Pedestrian Corridor on Friday. "This long-awaited and...

Cruising Main Street

Jun 27, 2015 / 5:42 am

Nothing quite says summer like hopping in a custom car with your gal and cruising with the windows down. The only thing that could make it better would be having a big appreciative audience. That's how it was, Friday evening, during the Peach City Beach Cruise parade down Penticton's...

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