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Penticton News Dec 24 to 30, 2017

Big resolutions for 2018?

Dec 30, 2017 / 5:30 pm

With a new calendar year almost upon us, do you have any big plans or new ideals you're trying to attain in 2018? Castanet took to the streets of Penticton...

Fight against two-step billing

Dec 30, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is pushing forward with its plan to intervene in the upcoming FortisBC rate application, to fight two-tiered...

2. Wildfires char region

Dec 30, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet Penticton is counting down the five biggest stories of 2017. They are being determined by a combination of web-traffic, public interest and overall...

Valley snow is skiing heaven

Dec 29, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Heavy snowfall this week has made for treacherous conditions in the South Okanagan, but the same can't be said at the ski hills in the region. General...

'It's not the end of the road'

Dec 29, 2017 / 4:09 pm

Three times a week, former Cranbrook resident Sharon Waurynchuk heads to the fourth floor of the Penticton Regional Hospital for hemodialysis. She’s one...

S.S. Gingerbread-mous

Dec 29, 2017 / 2:41 pm

It’s the ship of dreams, among those made with holiday baking materials. Earlier this week, a couple in Penticton put the finishing touches on a replica...

More cancellations at YYF

Dec 29, 2017 / 2:30 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. WestJet has also cancelled its daily flights between Penticton and Calgary, following four cancellations made by Air Canada through Penticton....

Probation for tomato fight

Dec 29, 2017 / 11:25 am

An Oliver man received a suspended sentence and nine months of probation for getting into a tomato fight with a group of seasonal workers this summer. Jamie...

City counts down to Scotties

Dec 29, 2017 / 10:13 am

With the Scotties Tournament of Hearts less than a month away, the City of Penticton is counting down the days to hosting the national curling event for the...

3. Unsolved homicides

Dec 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet Penticton is counting down the five biggest stories of 2017. They are being determined by a combination of web-traffic, public interest and overall...

The year of social issues

Dec 28, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Social issues dominated the conversation this year at city hall, but Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says he sees “forward momentum” being made on...

Crash reports keep coming

Dec 28, 2017 / 4:41 pm

A two-vehicle crash in Penticton has traffic backed up on the Channel Parkway. The crash occurred at about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 97 and...

Some oppose RV storage lot

Dec 28, 2017 / 2:18 pm

Staff with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen are recommending the board reject a proposal from an Osoyoos-area farmer who wants to charge to store...

Thousands lost in car fire

Dec 28, 2017 / 2:02 pm

A South Okanagan woman has lost over a thousand dollars worth of ranching gear and more after her car went up in flames early Wednesday morning. Caley Howard...

Crews called to 14 crashes

Dec 28, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Fire crews were called to 14 crashes in the South Okanagan during Wednesday's winter chaos, according to an incident report provided by the Regional...

Cold start awaits in 2018

Dec 28, 2017 / 11:16 am

Conditions aren't quite ideal in Okanagan Lake, but not everyone can wait until summer to hit the beach. The public will have a chance to plunge into 2018...

No easy fit for compost site

Dec 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

There are significant problems with every other location the RDOS has considered for a regional compost and biosolids facility. A report going before the...

4. Pot shop saga continues

Dec 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet Penticton is counting down the five biggest stories of 2017. They are being determined by a combination of web-traffic, public interest and overall...

Homeless shelters filling up

Dec 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The demand for emergency homeless shelters in Penticton is up this year compared to past years, according to the manager of two facilities. Roger Evans said the...

LSL 2018 calendar launches

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:00 pm

The Locals Supporting Locals 2018 calendar is now available. Featuring Penticton festivals and events, the calendars are sporting a "real living with real...

Pricey to own Penticton pets

Dec 27, 2017 / 3:34 pm

It's expensive to be a responsible pet owner in the South Okanagan, with the cost of spay and neutering significantly higher in Penticton than Kelowna. This...

Winter chaos on Hwy 97

Dec 27, 2017 / 1:05 pm

UPDATE 1:05 p.m. Emergency crews are responding to a new crash on Highway 97, north of Penticton near Sage Mesa Dr. A vehicle is in the ditch on its wheels....

'I'm ashamed of myself'

Dec 27, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The woman featured in angry and racially charged footage from Penticton last week has publicly apologized. Judy Kendrick is the Penticton Dollarama supervisor...

Car goes up in flames

Dec 27, 2017 / 9:51 am

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a car fire on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve this morning. Fire crews were dispatched to McKinney and Black Sage Road...

CFUZ holding open house

Dec 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

CFUZ Peach City Radio is taking the next step toward FM broadcasting in 2018. On New Years Day, the community radio station will start its 24/7 live stream from...

5. Manhunt for Ighani

Dec 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

Castanet Penticton is counting down the five biggest stories of 2017. They are being determined by a combination of web-traffic, public interest and overall...

Plan in works for healthcare

Dec 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Help is on the way for making healthcare more available in the Town of Osoyoos, in a year where a shortage of doctors drew frustration from locals. The town...

Oliver experiencing growth

Dec 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Work on a new Coast hotel being built in Oliver is humming along as the calendar year winds down — a year that was highlighted by new facilities and other...

Xmas Eve charity

Dec 24, 2017 / 10:15 pm

A Penticton couple is teaching their children the value of charity by spending Christmas Eve handing out free hot chocolate to the homeless. Kim Jaggard and...

New eco-friendly cabs

Dec 24, 2017 / 5:56 pm

Penticton residents now have an eco-friendly option when they want to take a cab. Eco Taxi opened for business this week with a fleet of three bright green...

Baby, it's cold outside!

Dec 24, 2017 / 4:40 pm

It's a brisk one in Penticton today, and below the average temperature for Christmas Eve. According to Environment Canada, the average low temperature for...

Holiday bus schedule

Dec 24, 2017 / 4:21 pm

BC Transit has released its holiday bus schedule for the Penticton area. Christmas Day will have no service, and Boxing Day will have Sunday-level service....

Another motel bought up

Dec 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton's Log Cabin Motel on Skaha Lake Road has been bought for $2.9M, according to the Western Investor. The 36-unit motel was built in 1948 and sits on...

'Busiest year ever' for RDOS

Dec 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

This year's extreme weather in the Okanagan required a prompt response from the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen — most significantly in the...