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Russian ship drifts again

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Contributed - Maritime Forces Pacific The latest image of the stricken vessel and the tug boat nearby. UPDATE 7 P.M. A large tug boat arrived Saturday night to hook onto a Russian cargo ship adrift off the British Columbia coast,

Jakubeit leads in poll

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

  Andrew Jakubeit held a small lead over John Vassilaki in a Castanet poll on Penticton mayoral candidates. Photo: Contributed 288 people had responded to the poll by Monday afternoon and Jakubeit had 47.57 per cent of

Basran has edge in poll

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Wayne Moore Colin Basran took the lead over Sharon Shepherd in a Castanet poll on Kelowna mayors this week. 1,442 people responded to the poll which pegged Basran at 52.7 per cent support and Shepherd at 41.75 per cent. The

Resurrecting the Queen

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Despite currently being ruled by spiders, the Fintry Queen is looking for a makeover and a trip to Penticton next spring to start a new life. Andy Schwab operated the Fintry Queen as a lease holder in 1999 and 2000. Nearly a decade

Big push for blood drive

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Contributed - Canadian Blood Services The race is close between Kelowna and Prince George in the Interior Drive for Life blood donation campaign. The blood bank inventory in Canada remains critically low, prompting Canadian Blood

Westlake Rd. opens for holiday

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Contributed - Google maps Westlake Road, under construction since April, will be opened for the long weekend for the convenience of the travelling public. The $5.1 million Westlake Road Upgrade Project is nearing completion with only

Vandals hit playground

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

An act of vandalism has ended in several broken solar lamps littering a playground, leaving behind shards of plastic and glass in West Kelowna Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. emergency crews responded to reports of glass littering

Boat sinks in marina

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

By Trevor Rockliffe A small amount of oil and gas leaked into Okanagan Lake Saturday morning after a boat sank in the downtown marina overnight. The Kelowna fire department says this is the fourteenth boat to sink in the marina this year.  The

Autobody arson attack

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt This car was the apparent target of an attack on Boyd Autobody and Glass this week. One car is destroyed and several others are damaged after an early morning fire at Boyd Autobody and Glass Friday. The attack

Fire extinguisher training

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Photo: Contributed - penticton.ca In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Penticton Fire Department has partnered with Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society to offer fire extinguisher training to interested adults at less than $5 per person. The
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