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Penticton News

City settles with theft victim

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man has secured a $3,600 settlement from the city after his backpack was stolen from the public library last year. Court records show the City of...

7 breweries to make 1 beer

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Penticton’s seven craft breweries are joining forces to create one beer. The draught will celebrate the first annual Penticton Beer Week, Oct. 19-26....

City eyeing nuisance homes

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:44 pm

While a significant spending increase this year within the City of Penticton’s bylaw department was mostly in response to street and social issues, those...

Castanet will stream forum

Sep 18, 2019 / 3:43 pm

Castanet News has again partnered with the Penticton Herald on a candidates forum in advance of the federal election. The Herald forum on Oct. 1 from 7 to 9...

Lake level to drop quickly

Sep 18, 2019 / 2:50 pm

Residents around Osoyoos Lake can expect to see water levels drop by about 15 cm over the next week, as the annual autumn draw down begins. The Washington State...

Virtue and Moir's last skate

Sep 18, 2019 / 12:30 pm

Canadian ice dancing stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir say they're "stepping away" from the sport after 22 years. The pair announced their...

Looks to province on plastic

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton will be lobbying the provincial government to restrict of single-use plastics like bags. Council voted unanimously to formally support the...

Charities to get tax bills

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Places of worship, social service providers, charities and other nonprofits will be required to pitch into the city’s tax roll next year, just a little...

Seniors housing opening

Sep 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

An affordable seniors housing development in Okanagan Falls is now accepting applications for residents to move in next month, marking the end of a years-long...

Starbuds flips council

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:00 pm

A strip mall off Penticton’s Main Street will have three cannabis stores, after city council Tuesday rescinded its rejection of a shop there. Starbuds...

'CAST' a success 1 year in

Sep 17, 2019 / 2:44 pm

One year since its launch, a weekly “situation table” aimed at helping Penticton’s most vulnerable has been paying dividends, city council...

Search for survivors, bodies

Sep 17, 2019 / 2:00 pm

"Crushed buildings, cars upside down, sea cans in the middle of the street, literally ships in the middle of town on dry ground." That's just a...

Harsh jail sentence upheld

Sep 17, 2019 / 1:10 pm

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a Penticton man’s sentence for his third conviction for flight from police and fifth for driving while prohibited. ...

Open house at observatory

Sep 17, 2019 / 11:45 am

Interested in birds? The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance is hosting its annual open house at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory on Sunday. The event...

Food drive this week

Sep 17, 2019 / 11:07 am

Residents in Penticton and Summerland should expect an empty grocery bag on their doorsteps this week. The annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive is taking place,...

Winery moving downtown

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Summerland-based Evolve Cellars is on the move. The winery announced this week it is moving to downtown Penticton, where it will share a space with sister...

Campaigns target families

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

As the first week of the federal election campaign comes to a close, campaigns have targeted families with promises championed by local candidates in the South...

Burglar: Jail 'offered a lot'

Sep 16, 2019 / 5:16 pm

A Penticton burglar with an “unenviable” criminal record thanked programming at the Okanagan Correctional Centre for help turning his life around...

Ighani pushed towards trial

Sep 16, 2019 / 12:51 pm

One of the South Okanagan’s most infamous prisoners is running out of runway within the criminal justice system and may have to represent himself at...

Basement shooter guilty plea

Sep 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm

An Oliver man has pleaded guilty to firearms offences for an incident earlier this year that saw a man nearly shot while resting on the couch. Daniel Khafizov,...