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Far away walk for a cure

Dec 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed. Karen Nairn, left, and Elaine MacGillivray, right, of Summerland and Vernon, are heading to Peru to fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Two sisters from the Okanagan Valley are going on the journey of a lifetime for

Call for more visible police

Dec 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton councillor Jake Kimberley asked RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager Thursday for more visible police presence downtown to deter vagrancy. Penticton city councillor Jake Kimberley told RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager he frequently hears the

Bingo hall coming down

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Demolition work has begun at the old Penticton Bingo Palace site, to make way for a new Marriott Hotel next year.  New owner Ron Mundi said they hope to get the demolition work done quickly, finishing razing

Transit plan to link cities

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie BC Transit hosted a series of open houses in the South Okanagan over two days this week in order to hear from transit riders about plans for the upcoming Penticton-Kelowna bus route.  The new route will see a BC Transit

Help critters with flood, fire

Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Flood and fire season may seem a long way off, but for Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, now is the time to prepare so they are ready to help rescue any stranded or at-risk farm animals when spring comes around.  The

Grab your Fest of Ale tickets

Dec 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Tickets for the 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale are now on sale, and since last year was hugely popular, organizers are urging people not to wait to secure their attendance.  The craft beer festival will feature

Survivor gives back at Xmas

Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

Almost 17 years ago, Eleanor walked out of an abusive relationship and into the South Okanagan Women in Need Society.  "With a seven year old and an 11 year old, never been on my own, 43 years of age," Eleanor said.  Now,

Open to change at Shatford

Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Brainstorming at the Okanagan School of the Arts open house Monday night. The future of Penticton's historic Shatford Centre was a key topic of discussion at Monday night's Okanagan School of the Arts open house, which sought

Pot shop under pressure

Nov 29, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie A Penticton woman is decrying the City of Penticton's crackdown on an illegal dispensary operating on Front Street. Katie MacArthur says TPD Health Boutique services many low-income and senior medicinal cannabis users.  "There's

Fatal fire victim destitute

Nov 28, 2018 / 6:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Millicent Forrest remembers the last time she heard from her sister Christine. It was a routine email, one of the funny, quirky updates she often shared, sent just days before she would die tragically in an early morning
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