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Penticton News Last 7 days

Parks plan progressing

Dec 12, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The District of Summerland is making progress on its parks and rec master plan, council heard Monday. In April, council commissioned a consultant to complete...

Boil water notice in place

Dec 12, 2017 / 4:39 pm

A boil water notice has been issued by the District of Summerland for residents in Trout Creek, east of Highway 97. "Due to a water main break, possible...

Committee members sought

Dec 12, 2017 / 3:12 pm

The City of Penticton is seeking four community members to participate in a committee on the city’s 2018 utility rate review. The review will examine...

3 weeks jail for robbery

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:01 pm

A man will be spending three weeks in jail for stealing from a Penticton 7-Eleven and smashing a window at the store. Police were called to the convenience...

Firearms stolen in break in

Dec 12, 2017 / 11:29 am

Police in Penticton say firearms were stolen from a local home during a break and enter last week. Residents of a home on 3105 Main St. reported the break in...

Growers Supply Co. burgled

Dec 12, 2017 / 11:10 am

The Oliver RCMP is investigating a break and enter to an agricultural wholesale supply store. Sometime between early Sunday Dec. 10 and Monday Dec. 11, thieves...

Drunk driver rolls vehicle

Dec 12, 2017 / 10:39 am

Emergency crews had to rescue a drunk driver who drove off White Lake Rd. near Kaleden last week. A 31-year-old woman was heading east when her vehicle failed...

Knocked out at the Mule

Dec 12, 2017 / 9:59 am

Police are investigating after a man was found beaten unconscious inside a downtown Penticton nightclub early Sunday morning. The male, 30, was assaulted at the...

Cherry Lane supports PRH

Dec 12, 2017 / 9:51 am

A Penticton staple has made a large contribution to the Penticton Regional Hospital's new wing. Penticton's Cherry Lane Shopping Centre has donated just...

No decision on smart meters

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Summerland council is in no big rush to develop an opt-out program for electrical smart meters. Staff have been approached by residents from two households...

Still counting flood repairs

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

The District of Summerland still has significant work to do to clean up after the high level of Okanagan Lake this spring, council heard Monday. A...

Movie night for OSNS

Dec 11, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A Penticton brewery is hosting events Tuesday and Wednesday to raise money for the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. The OSNS Child and Youth Development...

Two vehicles collide

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:50 pm

Castanet is receiving reports of an incident involving two vehicles in Penticton Monday evening. The crash occurred near Cherry Lane Mall on the corner of...

SD 67 drawn into lawsuit

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:28 pm

The Okanagan Skaha School District is being sued by a woman seeking damages for a fall she took on a sidewalk lip this summer. Alma Potter already filed a...

Pedophile jailed for 4 years

Dec 11, 2017 / 4:08 pm

A Penticton man who admitted to molesting his stepdaughters last year was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. The 44-year-old man — who cannot be...

Rural bus fund proposed

Dec 11, 2017 / 12:42 pm

Greyhound Canada is unveiling its proposal to help keep rural bus service running in large swaths of the province. The bus line is calling on government to...

Invasive goldfish discovered

Dec 11, 2017 / 11:59 am

A popular fishing spot near Penticton is being threatened by invasive goldfish. The provincial government is investigating a proliferation of goldfish in Yellow...

Puppy home safe

Dec 11, 2017 / 10:02 am

Mia, the pup who was inside a vehicle that was stolen on Sunday, has been returned safely to her owner. Hazel Ladhar delivers newspapers across Oliver and had...

Shinedown to play SOEC

Dec 11, 2017 / 9:21 am

American rock band Shinedown is headlining the annual Power 104 Powerball with In This Moment, One Bad Son and 10 Years on March 27 at the South Okanagan Events...

A community unites

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

The community has come together donating hundreds of items to Penticton’s annual 'Cover With Kindness' blanket drive. On Sunday the Penticton Vees...

Castanet fights hunger

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Hundreds of pounds of food was donated to the local food bank Sunday at the first annual ‘Penticton Cares’ event. The food drive took place at...

A celebration on ice

Dec 10, 2017 / 6:11 pm

The Penticton Lakeside Resort celebrated the final days of Canada’s 150th birthday on their outdoor skating rink Sunday afternoon. The “Canada 150...

SUV stolen with dog inside

Dec 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

The dog has since been returned to its owners. Read the updated story here. An SUV that had a small dog inside of it was stolen from an Oliver gas station on...

Garnet Valley project wraps

Dec 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

The $7.1M Garnet Valley water separation project in the District of Summerland has been completed, after more than a year of work that significantly affected...

Castanet's food drive today

Dec 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

Don't forget — Castanet staff and the Penticton Vees will be loading the Vees' team bus with donations for the local food bank on Sunday, at the...

Opal and James Max

Dec 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

With many animals looking for forever homes, there isn't enough staff to keep up with all the furry friends. That's why Critteraid is asking for...

'Best ever' Cookie Walk

Dec 9, 2017 / 7:15 pm

When residents were evacuated from their properties in the Okanagan due to wildfires in the summer, members of the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team were...

Last native bird stronghold

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:19 pm

The final touches have been put on a protected area in Summerland for two bird species. An area about 2.5 acres in size, now known as the Woodbridge Nature...

Gov could fund private bus

Dec 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure isn't ruling out the potential to subsidize a private bus company such as Greyhound, if it means keeping...

Irate over bank closure

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

A public meeting held by CIBC in Keremeos on Thursday night was met with backlash from residents, following news that the bank is closing its branch in the...

Anti-drug lighting mulled

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

A common sight in the Downtown Eastside or near Surrey’s Whalley Strip — a blue light signalling the prevalence of intravenous drug — could be...

RDOS backs firewood job

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A 20-month pilot project for processing firewood that is expected to bring jobs to the Similkameen Valley has been backed by Regional District Okanagan...

Sentenced for police chase

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:53 pm

A Penticton man with strong support from his First Nations community was released from custody Friday on time-served after pleading guilty to assault, flight...

Shooting trial in jeopardy

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 pm

The Crown’s attempted murder case against a South Okanagan man could be jeopardized by the death of the victim last week. Afshin Ighani is charged with...

Teen meets her saviours

Dec 8, 2017 / 1:42 pm

A touching reunion took place in Penticton on Friday between a young woman and paramedics who saved her life, 17 years earlier. Jayden Arnold was just two years...

Loren Reagan still a fugitive

Dec 8, 2017 / 1:09 pm

The other man facing charges related to the Penticton hockey dorm saga remains a fugitive, with a new charge sworn against him this week for failing to appear...

Funds for climate change

Dec 8, 2017 / 12:25 pm

The District of Summerland is one of 18 communities across Canada selected by the federal government to participate in an environmental initiative. The district...

Sewer plans to cost $340K

Dec 8, 2017 / 10:25 am

The RDOS is going ahead with the predesign phase of a project to add Skaha Estates to the OK Falls sewer system, which will cost an estimated $337,500. The...

Dock repairs to cost $75K

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking $75,000 from the province to repair boat launches on Skaha Lake in Kaleden and OK Falls, which were...

If you drink, don't drive

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

The holiday season is here, and so is ICBC’s drinking and driving counterattack. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the initiative, which started in...

Credit union helps childcare

Dec 7, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Summerland and District Credit Union is contributing $5,000 to the new childcare centre at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. “A child care...

Public transit usage up

Dec 7, 2017 / 3:02 pm

Ridership this year appears to be up significantly for B.C. Transit users in the South Okanagan, compared to 2016. The number of riders has increased 41 per...

Fighting to keep rural buses

Dec 7, 2017 / 12:29 pm

A provincially-funded private bus company could be in the future in B.C. to help Greyhound keep rural bus routes running. Greyhound is asking for written...

Wineries court case wraps

Dec 7, 2017 / 11:46 am

Five small Okanagan wineries had their day in court today during a rare two-day hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada. The wineries are intervening in a case...

LSIB open to nat'l park talks

Dec 7, 2017 / 10:44 am

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band is looking forward to negotiations about a national park reserve proposed for the South Okanagan. In a statement released...

'Help bring them home'

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

The family of two missing people last seen taking off in a single-engine plane from Penticton are refusing to give up hope. Dominic Neron, 28, Ashley...

Fundraising to save animals

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

A fundraiser this Saturday will help raise funds for animals in need of emergency support. The 16th annual Cookie Walk will take place December 9 at the...

Property inventory ordered

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council has ordered staff to prepare a full inventory of the city’s real estate assets. The motion from Coun. Andre Martin directs staff to...

Last chance for charity bids

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre's online holiday auction is in its final days of accepting bids. Bidding opened on Nov. 24 and ends at...

Free festive bus tour coming

Dec 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The annual 'Lights Tour' on B.C. Transit buses of Christmas lights around Penticton will take place on Dec. 13. B.C. Transit said the tour they and the...

Skate by the Lakeside

Dec 6, 2017 / 7:00 pm

To celebrate the final month of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Penticton Lakeside Resort is taking part in a family event on Sunday. A “Canada 150...

New life for packinghouse

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Construction will begin shortly on a new cold-storage facility for wineries, distilleries and cider operations in Naramata. The old BC Tree Fruits packinghouse...

Help for the Caribbean

Dec 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Two Okanagan-based organizations are helping feed people in Caribbean countries ravished by hurricanes. Shelters International Disaster Response is bringing...

Towers officially killed

Dec 6, 2017 / 1:01 pm

The City of Penticton has officially cancelled its deal with the developer of a three-tower project downtown currently blocked by federal aviation regulations....

Nuisance properties targeted

Dec 6, 2017 / 12:12 pm

The City of Penticton is bringing in new financial penalties for “nuisance properties” within the community. City council approved the fees Tuesday,...

3 charged with poaching

Dec 6, 2017 / 10:32 am

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has had charges approved against three people in connection to an alleged poaching incident in Penticton’s Greyback...

YES Project drive begins

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is launching a public fundraising campaign for Penticton’s new youth centre, headed up by long-time...

Court day for B.C. wineries

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

Representatives from five small Okanagan wineries will have their cases heard in the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday and Thursday, fighting for improved...

MLA wants to abolish DST

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

Boundary—Similkameen MLA Linda Larson is trying to make daylight saving time a thing of the past. She has tabled a private member’s bill in support...

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