132587
132405

Penticton News Feb 25 to Mar 3, 2018

SAR teams hone their skills

Mar 3, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Regional search and rescue teams in the Okanagan and Similkameen converged for an annual training day at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds on Saturday. The event...

Nightmare drive in snow

Mar 3, 2018 / 4:23 pm

One longtime South Okanagan resident said Friday evening’s conditions on the road were among the worst she’s ever seen. Princeton resident Nicki...

Property crime a large issue

Mar 3, 2018 / 5:00 am

The largest focus for RCMP in the South Okanagan and Similkameen continues to be on property crime in all areas, but the region's top cop said the arrests...

NDP Singh to visit Penticton

Mar 3, 2018 / 5:00 am

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will be visiting Penticton next week for the first time since being elected party leader last fall. Singh and South Okanagan -...

Free tax help boosts income

Mar 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm

People in Penticton on a low or fixed income will be eligible for free assistance filing their income taxes. The community volunteer income tax program, ran by...

Bylaw budget bump floated

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:19 pm

The City of Penticton’s bylaw department is bringing a new enforcement plan before council next week that includes the hiring of a fourth full-time...

Nissan opens on PIB land

Mar 2, 2018 / 4:16 pm

The long-awaited opening of the first tenant at the Penticton Indian Band's Satikw Crossing development came to fruition this week. Penticton Nissan did a...

City-owned lot for sale

Mar 2, 2018 / 1:24 pm

The City of Penticton is putting a downtown piece of real estate up for sale. The city has recently received an unsolicited offer for 199 Ellis St., according...

Town hall needs replacing

Mar 2, 2018 / 12:26 pm

Osoyoos Town Hall is crumbling, and it will likely make more sense to replace rather than renovate, council will hear Monday. An assessment of the...

ANAVETs unit mothballed

Mar 2, 2018 / 11:51 am

The Pentiction ANAVETs unit has been put on ice, and it will take a considerable volunteer effort to reopen the doors. Sharon Goshko, president of the B.C....

Sarah, student of the month

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:15 am

Have you heard about the kindness initiative at Princess Margaret Secondary School? Meet one of the student behind this initiative, Sarah Wood, March Rotary...

Cops grilled on pot shops

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

The RDOS is concerned that an illegal marijuana dispensary is continuing to operate in Okanagan Falls, nearly two months after it moved out of Penticton. Staff...

Riverbank repairs wrap up

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

A section of riverbank along Okanagan River has finally been patched up near Oliver after last spring’s high water caused “extreme erosion."...

Murder probe continues

Mar 1, 2018 / 8:21 pm

Despite the death of their first suspect, police in Penticton say they are continuing to investigate the murder of Dale Atkinson. As originally reported by...

Walk to End Abuse this June

Mar 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year has a new name. Early-bird registration is now underway for the fifth annual...

More support for wood bill

Mar 1, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A bill from South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings that would require the federal government to consider wood for all infrastructure projects has...

Here come the potholes

Mar 1, 2018 / 4:33 pm

Fingers are crossed that winter is winding down in Penticton, and that means the city is getting ready to clean up what the snow has left behind — namely,...

Police won't always attend

Mar 1, 2018 / 4:09 pm

Beginning soon, RCMP in the South Okanagan will be reducing its physical response to thefts from vehicles, in attempt to better utilize resources. Penticton...

Colder, wetter February

Mar 1, 2018 / 3:13 pm

It was an unusual February in the South Okanagan thanks to warm and cold weather systems meeting up in the area. The average temperature for the month in...

Tuition bump at OK College

Mar 1, 2018 / 2:08 pm

Students at Okanagan College will be dealing with another tuition increase in the coming year. The college’s board of governors has approved a two per...

Review won't be public

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:21 pm

The Ministry of Education says that aspects, though not all, of the previous Liberal government's rural education review will be made public as part of an...

Crash slows traffic

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:10 pm

Traffic was slowed briefly in Penticton at the intersection of Martin St. and Eckhardt Ave. West due to a two vehicle crash on Thursday around 11:30 a.m....

Flat year for hotels

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:07 pm

For the first time since at least 2010, hotel/motel bookings in Penticton were flat in 2017 when compared to the previous year. Data collected by the provincial...

New Travel Penticton board

Mar 1, 2018 / 10:21 am

Travel Penticton has announced its board of directors for the 2018-2020 term. The organization coordinates the promotion of tourism within Penticton, funded...

New taxes hurt housing?

Mar 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

Housing experts around the Okanagan said the new taxes being introduced on Kelowna real estate won’t help with affordability in the region. As part of the...

Schulting lands NCAA future

Feb 28, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Coquitlam Express defenseman and Osoyoos native Jordan Schulting secured an NCAA Division I hockey scholarship earlier this month. Schulting has committed to...

Volunteer firefighter in court

Feb 28, 2018 / 4:23 pm

The trial for an Oliver volunteer firefighter facing one charge of unlawfully being in the dwelling did not start as planned in Penticton Wednesday. Travis...

Pink shirt day, or week?

Feb 28, 2018 / 4:10 pm

It's not just Pink Shirt Day at KVR Middle School, it's a whole week focused on kindness. Feb. 28 is Pink Shirt Day, which aims to tackle bullying in...

Landfill summer hours begin

Feb 28, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Several main landfills in the South Okanagan will be open for extended summer hours beginning on Thursday. The Campbell Mountain landfill in Penticton will now...

Neglected pups need help

Feb 28, 2018 / 3:02 pm

The Kelowna and South Okanagan SPCA branches are seeking donations for 44 dogs rescued after being neglected in Williams Lake. Twenty-four of the pups are at...

Local golf pro passes away

Feb 28, 2018 / 11:52 am

The Penticton golf community is mourning the loss of one of its professionals, with the sudden death of Jeff Hollman on Monday. Hollman, 48, had been an...

Knights returning this spring

Feb 28, 2018 / 10:19 am

Knights in shining armour will return to the South Okanagan this spring for the Osoyoos Medieval Faire at the Desert Park Racetrack. The event May 18-20 will...

Local triathlon doc out

Feb 28, 2018 / 5:00 am

A feature documentary on a small group of athletes preparing for the ITU Multisport Championships in Penticton last year has been released to the public....

Focus on wellness at SD 67

Feb 27, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The Okanagan-Skaha school district has provided an update to their overall strategic plan after its first year in action, emphasizing a focus on projects...

Cannings pans budget

Feb 27, 2018 / 7:00 pm

South Okanagan—West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings doesn't have many good things to say about the newly announced 2018 federal budget. “In this...

Gas prices about to jump

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:24 pm

Gas prices in the Okanagan are expected to jump by about nine cents per litre by Wednesday, and they likely won't drop back down by that amount anytime...

Development green lit

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:06 pm

A new development in Trout Creek was given the green light by Summerland District Council by a narrow margin Monday evening. A 4-3 vote meant the controversial...

Rural dollars in South OK

Feb 27, 2018 / 4:54 pm

The BC Government is announcing three grants to South Okanagan local governments as a part of its rural dividend program. The program awards grants to...

Home and reno show soon

Feb 27, 2018 / 2:21 pm

The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre plays host this weekend to the 23rd annual Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan Home and Reno...

Lakefront facelift planned

Feb 27, 2018 / 1:18 pm

The RDOS is hoping to make major upgrades to a stretch of the Skaha Lake waterfront in Kaleden. Regional district staff will be applying to the province for a...

Arrested with meth in car

Feb 27, 2018 / 12:27 pm

An Oliver man has been arrested with methamphetamine in his vehicle. At roughly 11 a.m. on Feb. 15, Oliver RCMP were in the middle of routine proactive patrols...

Projects win wood awards

Feb 27, 2018 / 10:33 am

A pair of Okanagan projects have been recognized by the Canadian Wood Council for excellence in wood building and design. The Penticton Lakeside Resort’s...

Trustees demand document

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:00 am

The board of trustees for School District 67 is demanding access to a government rural education review that has been controversially kept confidential. In...

Keep surplus money local

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:00 am

School District 67 has outlined its plans to put an official policy regarding budget surpluses into writing, to avoid having leftover money returned to the...

New leadership at KVR

Feb 26, 2018 / 7:00 pm

There's going to be a new sheriff in town at KVR Middle School — or at least, a new acting vice-principal. School District 67 has announced that...

Respected farmer passes

Feb 26, 2018 / 3:56 pm

A well-known fruit farmer and agricultural advocate in the South Okanagan has died. Greg Norton, 65, passed away last weekend after a wedding in Mexico, reports...

Justice for Indigenous youth

Feb 26, 2018 / 2:59 pm

A group of protesters gathered outside the Penticton Law Courts Monday afternoon calling for justice in response to two controversial acquittals in the murder...

Homicide suspect dies

Feb 26, 2018 / 2:00 pm

A woman arrested and released without charge following an unsolved domestic homicide in Penticton last year has died, Castanet News has learned. Well-known car...

Bobcats caught dancing

Feb 26, 2018 / 9:55 am

A pair of bobcats were caught on camera Sunday evening near Okanagan Falls in the middle of what appears to be a courtship dance. Heritage Hills resident Ken...

Gunshot victim at PRH

Feb 26, 2018 / 9:07 am

Police in Penticton are investigating after a woman was admitted to Penticton Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound. Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said in a brief...

1500 breakfasts for kids

Feb 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Breakfast Learning Club in Penticton got a boost from the Vees to help keep kids in the community fed before school. Penticton Hockey Hall of Fame director...

Season ender nail-biter

Feb 25, 2018 / 6:41 pm

The Penticton Vees took it all the way to double overtime in the last game of their regular season, but couldn't hang on to a win. The 2 p.m. game against...

Friends of all shapes, sizes

Feb 25, 2018 / 6:27 pm

Critteraid is looking for friends to help socialize their shy resident cow. China is the only cow at the Summerland sanctuary, and according to animal director...

Facing cancer as a kid

Feb 25, 2018 / 5:22 pm

He's active, happy and loves life — and he's also struggling with an aggressive kidney cancer at just seven years of age. Penticton local Wills...

132080
132552