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Rumble at the Sicamous

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

While it was largely civil, education seemed to hit a nerve during the third of four all-candidates forums in the Penticton riding Tuesday evening. The debate,...

Downtown housing pitched

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Affordable high-density housing could be coming to downtown Summerland, if a local non-profit housing society gets its way. The Parkdale Place Housing Society...

Rudderless on lumber

Apr 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The NDP's natural resources critic is concerned with a lack of any publicly stated direction from the federal government to protect the softwood lumber...

City sues dispensary owner

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

The City of Penticton is turning to the courts to shut down an unlicensed marijuana dispensary that claims to already be closed. The City has been fighting a...

Protesting at the courthouse

Apr 25, 2017 / 4:16 pm

About 10 residents gathered outside Penticton's courthouse to protest what they call minimal sentencing on the South Okanagan's petty criminals. The...

Developer pushing onwards

Apr 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

The developer behind a controversial 380-unit seniors development in Summerland says they remain committed to addressing the local hatchery’s concerns,...

Police nab banned driver

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:32 pm

A Penticton man is facing a slew of charges after allegedly fleeing from police last week. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said on April 19, police attempted to stop a...

$60k fine for 'shroom plant

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm

A Princeton mushroom farm has been handed a $60,000 fine from WorkSafeBC over an incident involving an active machine with no safety guard. While WorkSafe...

Charged for car theft

Apr 25, 2017 / 11:11 am

The Penticton RCMP is announcing charges against a man accused of car theft. On April 12 at about 1:20 a.m. police received a report of a 1986 Mazda 626 stolen...

Beard Festival grand finale

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The second annual Okanagan Beard Festival came to a close Monday night, capping off a total of six nights of judging over 14 weeks. Fifty-six competitors took...

Park plan open to comment

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The second draft of the City of Penticton’s parks and recreation plan is now public. The document, containing over 150 recommendations, is available...

Shooting victim has a medal

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A gunshot victim from an Oliver shooting on Apr. 19 has his own past and present of run-ins with the law, including a past conviction of assault with a weapon...

Local volunteers honoured

Apr 24, 2017 / 1:59 pm

As National Volunteer Week opens, the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre is recognizing the winners of the Pillar Community Innovation Awards. The...

Driver was alone in crash

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

The Penticton RCMP have determined a 35-year-old Penticton man was alone in his truck when it went through a guardrail and into the Penticton Channel at the...

Parking changes at PRH

Apr 24, 2017 / 11:21 am

Interior Health is advising the public about temporary parking changes being made at Penticton Regional Hospital, as construction on the new patient care tower...

No stranger to guns, drugs

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Afshin Maleki Ighani is no stranger to the law. Ighani, who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant and manhunt in connection with an Oliver shooting late last...

On your marks...

Apr 23, 2017 / 6:27 pm

Get set… Go! The Penticton Speedway had its first race day of the season on Sunday. Speedway announcer Alan Thom says the long wait since last season was...

Channel crash fatality

Apr 23, 2017 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Penticton RCMP have confirmed that a man pulled from a submerged pickup in the Okanagan River Channel has died since being taken to hospital....

Take my bike, please!

Apr 23, 2017 / 11:50 am

A man who had his motorcycle stolen yesterday isn’t that upset – not after police told him that the man who took it was chasing after his girlfriend...

Alpacas need a caregiver

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

In addition to running a cat sanctuary, sheltering up to 60 felines at a time, CritterAid in Summerland also cares for several pasture animals. The charity...

Duo at Shatford Centre

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A brother and sister with an engaging story of music and travel will perform in Penticton next week. Susan and William Goldenberg will arrive in Penticton on...

Big green event

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Okanagan residents of all ages attended a symposium on climate change and alternative energy in Penticton on Saturday. Energy: our present our future, was...

Bikes, sunglasses returned

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The RCMP returned two stolen bikes and several pairs of Oakley sunglasses to The Bike Barn in Penticton in recent weeks. Will Pratt, co-owner of the bike store...

Giant yard sale coming

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

There are not many communities where life is put on hold for half a day so that visitors can attend a giant yard sale. For the past six years on the last...

Protecting baby owls

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:58 pm

Volunteers from the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, SORCO, were at the Penticton Farmers' Market, Saturday, to advise the public about owls...

Oliver shooter arrested

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:29 pm

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. A man suspected of being responsible for a shooting in Oliver was arrested in Princeton early Saturday afternoon, following the report of a...

Child struck by vehicle

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:26 pm

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. A Penticton boy is mostly OK, after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday afternoon. “He has bruises and scrapes but no major...

Drowning at Yellow Lake

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:09 pm

UPDATE 3:09 P.M. RCMP have confirmed a man drowned in Yellow Lake Friday. Police have not released the name of the victim, but did say the man was 82 years old....

Hatchery opposes project

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Freshwater Fishery Society of B.C. appears to be getting frustrated with the developer behind a proposed 380-unit seniors development in Summerland. In an...

Work on BMX track coming

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Construction of a BMX track adjacent to Munson Mountain Park is scheduled to start during the first week of May. Contractors will be onsite and working with an...

New look for Smart Shopper

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

An old building in the heart of Penticton's downtown is getting a facelift. Work started this week to improve the facade on the Smart Shopper building on...

Massive RV show opens

Apr 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The B.C. Interior RV Show opened at the South Okanagan Event Centre on Friday. Running all weekend, the show hosts more than 35 exhibitors and upwards of 10 RV...

Truck soars off KVR trail

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

A pickup truck, driving on the KVR trail north of Penticton, lost control and went down an embankment, smashing through a garage and into a parked vehicle on...

Warrant issued in shooting

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

The Oliver RCMP has issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of a man they believe responsible for a shooting in Oliver on Wednesday. Afshin Maleki Ighani,...

Parkway motorcycle crash

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:25 pm

A motorcycle driver was taken to hospital after leaving the roadway and crashing in Penticton on Friday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident took place...

Museum hosting a snake

Apr 21, 2017 / 2:32 pm

The Penticton Museum is trying to raise awareness about snakes common to the Okanagan. It currently has a Great Basin Gopher Snake in residence, which will be...

Crash victim dies

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:19 pm

The victim in a motorcycle crash in Summerland last weekend passed away in hospital Wednesday night. A 47-year-old Summerland man was rushed to hospital...

Shred it and forget it

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:12 pm

An event focused on educating consumers on ways to protect themselves from becoming victim to fraud is taking place in Penticton this weekend. The public is...

Big plans for old cannery

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:03 pm

New life may soon be coming to the old cannery building in Summerland. The property’s current owners, Summy Holdings, will be before council on Monday for...

400 blood donations

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man donated his blood for the 400th time on Thursday. George Hart visited the blood clinic at the Seniors Centre and was greeted by a small...

New roof for city yards

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton has had its first budget amendment for 2017 – a $140,000 replacement of the roof on the city yards building's mechanics garage....

Risking absurdity in art

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A curated cabaret series highlighting local artists working in experimental music and performance art will take place at the Penticton Art Gallery on Friday....

It's roller derby time

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The roller derby season opens this weekend in Penticton. Spring Smackdown, the opening night for the Penticton Pistoleras 2017 season runs Saturday at the...

Motorized vehicle closure

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program, a partnership of 50 groups working towards biodiversity conservation, is reminding the public of recent...

Small crowd for 4/20

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:02 pm

A small crowd of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Penticton's Gyro Park on Thursday to celebrate the high holiday known as 4/20. Although it was a much...

Trouble on a quiet street

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:11 pm

In a quiet Oliver neighbourhood, Wednesday night's heavy police presence came as quite a shock for neighbours. What wasn’t a shock was the house it...

RV show opens Friday

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:58 pm

The sixth annual B.C. Interior RV show runs this weekend on the South Okanagan Events Centre campus April 21 to 23. More than 40 exhibitors will fill 80,000...

Mystery burglar sought

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:07 pm

The Osoyoos RCMP is turning to the public for help in identifying a man involved in the break and enter at a gas station on April 15. Police were called to the...

Oversight for arts funds

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Penticton’s Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says following the failure of the PenMar Theatre reboot, the major lesson for the city is greater oversight on arts...

Speedway opening Sunday

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:35 pm

The Penticton Speedway will open the racing season this Sunday. Hornets, street stocks and crowd-favourite hit-to-pass racing will run starting at 2 p.m. Gates...

Writer to teach high school

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:28 am

Students at Penticton’s Princess Margaret Secondary will have the chance to learn from a professional writer next week. Alex Leslie will be visiting the...

Police seeking shooter

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:13 am

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. The Oliver RCMP has confirmed it is investigating a shooting. The shooting was reported to police at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday after the...

Ready to crown top beard

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 2nd annual Okanagan Beard Festival is coming to a close this weekend. After five rounds of judging at breweries and restaurants in Penticton, the final...

Soaring over Skaha

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

“It’s like flying a motorcycle.” A local man is offering up “discovery flights” in his gyrocopter, one of just two in Western...

Ashton touts funding record

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

As the provincial election progresses through its second week, the leaders and local candidates are working to keep the attention of voters that may feel...

Training for rescue season

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:08 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is dipping its toes back into the lakes ahead of their busy season for marine rescues, training on the personal watercraft on...

Britco layoffs not a trend

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:00 pm

A loss of jobs at the Britco manufacturing plant likely won't foreshadow any trends in one of the city's foremost industries, according to...

Farmers' market returning

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:08 pm

The Penticton Farmers’ Market is getting set to open for it’s 27th season this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Main Street....

City hall honours watchdog

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

“Many people might say they’re a council watchdog, but I don’t think anyone could live up to the lore of Miss Muriel Franck.” Those were...