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Parents protest strike

Sep 2, 2014 / 11:23 am

Video by Deborah Pfeiffer. Penticton parents and their children voiced concerns about the ongoing teachers' strike at a rally in the city Tuesday morning. On the morning, when students would typically be returning to school, the group of around 100 people gathered on a grassy patch across...

Hwy. 3 closed

Sep 2, 2014 / 9:36 am

Highway 3 is closed in both directions 18 km west of Keremeos. DriveBC reported the vehicle incident just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. There is no estimated time of opening, but an assessment is in progress. No detour is available. DriveBC says the next update will be at 11 a.m.. Send photos...

Crash hospitalizes 2

Aug 31, 2014 / 9:03 pm

UPDATE 9 P.M. The RCMP have released more details regarding this crash earlier today It turns out the motorcycle was travelling east on Highway 3 when it lost control in a switchback turn. As it skidded it came into contact with a vehicle towing a boat. Both the driver and the passenger...

Tourist falls to his death

Aug 31, 2014 / 1:17 pm

STORY UPDATE A Seattle man died Saturday when he fell while rappelling at the popular Skaha Bluffs recreational rock climbing area near Penticton. The man, whose name has not been released, is thought to be in his 30s by other climbers who were in the area at the time. He was believed to be...

Rattlesnake haven

Aug 31, 2014 / 10:07 am

Photo: Roy Wood Photo: Roy Wood Photo: Roy Wood Photo: Roy Wood Photo: Roy Wood The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos is the place to be if you want to learn about the fascinating world of rattlesnakes. Once a day staffers hold a 45-minute snake show discussing the...

Store owner fed up with theft

Aug 29, 2014 / 7:04 pm

A Penticton liquor store owner is fed up after a string of thefts at his location, including a particularly brazen one last weekend. Jeff Leonard was working at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon at the Government Street Liquor Store when a man came into the store and took a bottle of vodka off the...

Borba testimony concludes

Aug 29, 2014 / 5:05 pm

An Oliver man told a Penticton courtroom on Friday that he did not engage in any sexual activities with a young acquaintance during a period from June of 2011 to August, 2012. Tyrone Borba, who is charged with sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching under 16 and...

Marina Way Lookout opens

Aug 29, 2014 / 1:13 pm

Council members and some city staff celebrated the opening of Penticton's newest park area on the Okanagan Lake waterfront on Thursday. The Marina Way Lookout, east of the art gallery, offers a restored ecological habitat and the opportunity to learn more about a piece of the city's...

Mysterious package at cop shop

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm

It was like a scene straight out of CSI. RCMP in Osoyoos spent the day Thursday dealing with a mysterious package discovered in the detachment's driveway shortly before 8:30 a.m. According to Cpl Jason Bayda, the package had a note attached and was weighted down with a rock. "It...

Unwanted LPs and 45s wanted

Aug 29, 2014 / 6:45 am

Peach City Radio will be holding a vinyl drive as a fundraiser for the Peach City Community Radio Society. On Wednesday, Sept 3 the community radio station will be taking unwanted LPs and 45s. Anyone wishing to donate can bring records to the parking lot at the South Okanagan Events Centre,...

Borba testifies at trial

Aug 29, 2014 / 6:00 am

The Oliver man facing charges in a sexual assault case took the witness stand in a Penticton courtroom on Thursday afternoon. Tyrone Borba, 23, who is facing charges including sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching under 16 and sexual assault, spoke for a brief...

Incredible Edible in Penticton

Aug 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

A movement to encourage people to grow more food for themselves and the community at large is thriving in Penticton. Incredible Edible Penticton started this summer thanks to the efforts of avid gardener Hilma LaBelle and different organizations. "It is a way to completely change the way...

Fire ban rescinded

Aug 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The City of Penticton has rescinded its temporary fire ban, due to a change in the fire danger rating within the Kamloops Fire Centre. The ban, issued on July 16, was lifted as of noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27, for all areas of the city. Fire pits will be re-installed on Okanagan Lake and Skaha...

Dad testifies in sexual assault trial

Aug 27, 2014 / 7:16 pm

The father of an alleged sexual assault victim told a Penticton courtroom on Wednesday that his son became extremely closed off, during his friendship with an older man. The testimony was given during the ongoing trial of Tyrone Borba, of Oliver, who is facing charges including sexual...

Day camp options

Aug 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Penticton Community Centre will have day camps for school children, ages 6 to 12 years, available starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, should customers require them next week and beyond. Registration is available now for camps offered Sept. 2 to 5 and 8 to 12 with additional weeks added as needed....

Delays in boating death case

Aug 27, 2014 / 12:40 pm

There continue to be delays in the court case tied to a boating death in Osoyoos in August of 2011. Lawyers said this week in a Penticton courtroom that they were having problems setting dates in the Ryan Symington case. Symington, of Alberta, is facing charges of impaired driving causing...

Bear sightings in Naramata

Aug 27, 2014 / 11:00 am

Hungry bears are again making their presence known in the Naramata village and surrounding areas. Recent sightings include a mature bear helping itself to the contents of a fridge on a deck/patio in the 3200 block of First Street and a mature black bear moving through neighbourhoods and yards on...

Record sockeye run

Aug 27, 2014 / 9:00 am

There are between 250,000 and 300,000 sockeye salmon in Osoyoos Lake right now and by the end of fishing season in September, some 50,000 of them will have been caught by commercial, recreational and native food fishers. In the largest return since records began in 1938, over 600,000 of the...

New operators for Challenge

Aug 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

Two men with significant experience in the triathlon community are now the operators of Challenge Penticton Canada. The announcement that Kevin Cutjar and Michael Brown are the new leaders was made Tuesday morning by Mayor Garry Litke, who was accompanied by Cutjar. "I'm very pleased...

Sex assault trial continues

Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

An alleged sexual assault victim described Tuesday in a Penticton courtroom that he experienced unexpected things during a relationship with an older man. The testimony was given on the second day of the trial for Tyrone Borba. Borba, of Oliver, is facing charges including sexual interference...

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