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Penticton News

New speaker series kickoff

Sep 10, 2019 / 10:02 am

The Okanagan College speaker series in Penticton is back, kicking off Monday night and offering a wide array of topics to learn about weekly from now until...

Adventure abroad for youth

Sep 10, 2019 / 9:34 am

The Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club has been helping high school students in the community experience new cultures and learn new languages for years, as well as...

Time to incorporate?

Sep 10, 2019 / 5:00 am

Is it time for Okanagan Falls to incorporate and elect its own mayor and council? That’s one idea to be explored later this month at the Union of B.C....

Creek walk for Rivers Day

Sep 9, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is hosting a creek walk later this month in celebration of B.C. Rivers Day on Sept. 21. Residents are invited to meet at the fish fence...

District wants health centre

Sep 9, 2019 / 4:35 pm

The District of Summerland will be bringing an idea for a community health and wellness centre to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver later...

Jail guards protest violence

Sep 9, 2019 / 2:38 pm

Unionized prison guards at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver held a small rally Monday to draw attention to rising violence on staff in B.C. prisons. ...

Old Dominion to play SOEC

Sep 9, 2019 / 10:18 am

Acclaimed country music group Old Dominion has announced its return to Penticton next year. The band will play the South Okanagan Events Centre on Saturday,...

Fire chief helping Bahamas

Sep 9, 2019 / 9:51 am

Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson has landed in the Bahamas with a contingent of Burnaby firefighters to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian...

Time to ditch the 'district'?

Sep 9, 2019 / 5:00 am

Should Summerland be a city? The local chamber of commerce thinks so. It’s petitioning the District of Summerland to change its municipal classification...

Survivors at Dragon Boat fest

Sep 9, 2019 / 5:00 am

What a weekend for the 19th annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Thousands came out to see 69 dragon boat teams compete their hearts out on an 11 kilometres...

Driving suspension upheld

Sep 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man who was issued a 90-day driving prohibition for failing a breathalyzer test last spring has lost a judicial review of the decision, after he...

17 rescue kittens need love

Sep 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

If you love kittens, Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is the place to be right now. The rescue society has recently taken in 17 kittens from the Midway area, all of...

Jazz Fest draws big crowds

Sep 7, 2019 / 7:32 pm

For 23 years running, the Pentastic Jazz Fest has had toes tapping in Penticton, and this year is no exception. Turnout has so far exceeded expectation...

Brewery cheers 1st summer

Sep 7, 2019 / 5:03 pm

The first annual Slackfest music and beer festival has kicked off at Slackwater Brewing as a celebration of its successful first summer operating in Penticton....

Kids meal program is back

Sep 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Starfish Pack program from the Penticton Rotary is back for its third year running, providing backpacks of food to local schoolchildren and their families...

Tired of an overgrown beach

Sep 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

A group of Okanagan Falls residents are offering a $500 bounty for anyone that can find new populations of an endangered plant, an initiative launched in an...

Huge rattlesnake in crevice

Sep 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

You don't want to get too close to this guy. Marshall Shelswell spotted a huge rattlesnake in a crevice while hiking north of the Penticton landfill this...

Boost for fire department

Sep 6, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has granted the Apex Mountain Fire Brigade $1,550. The funds were presented by Area I director Subrina Monteith at...

Sound off on bike lanes

Sep 6, 2019 / 4:46 pm

The City of Penticton has launched a survey to take the pulse of the community on cycling issues and bike lanes. The questionnaire is the first step in an...

Cops for Kids make pit stop

Sep 6, 2019 / 4:25 pm

The annual Cops for Kids bicycle event stopped in Penticton Friday, allowing the 34 riders and their support staff a chance to take a break in the shade and...

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