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Heritage hotel needs help

Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie The Kaleden Hotel is in desperate need of construction upgrades, at the very least to keep it safe. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen heard a plea for help with restoring the historic Kaleden Hotel at Thursday's

Surprise guests on door cam

Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie "It just seemed like the line kept coming!" Heather Whitney got a shock when she reviewed her doorbell camera footage in Summerland this week. "I check it every once in a while, just if there's a weird time

Tracking pregnant rattlers

Oct 18, 2019 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Michael Dunn Dana Eye is hoping to help save the Okanagan's rattlesnakes by studying pregnant females, a subset of the population which has been historically under-researched.  For three years running, the Thompson Rivers

Cheers to Oktoberfest

Oct 18, 2019 / 12:48 pm

Photo: Contributed There is still time to grab tickets to Penticton's annual Oktoberfest, coming this weekend to the Penticton Lakeside Resort.  For ten years running, the festival has been bringing the brews and bratwurst

City seeks help with events

Oct 18, 2019 / 11:28 am

Photo: Contributed Canada Day is just one of the events the City of Penticton is hoping a non-profit will step in to run. The City of Penticton has put out an official call for expressions of interest to take over and run yearly civic

Wellness Fair coming back

Oct 18, 2019 / 10:14 am

Photo: Contributed The fourth annual Penticton Wellness Fair is just around the corner at the Penticton Community Centre.  On Oct. 26 and 27, learn about the products and services of over 70 exhibitors from the wellness industry

Allow micro cannabis?

Oct 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is struggling to create bylaws for micro cannabis operations. "Some directors are concerned about treating cannabis differently than other types of agricultural uses," said

Seniors give back donations

Oct 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie A Penticton assisted living facility is running a month-long drive for food bank donations.  The Hamlets in Penticton are hoping to be able to fill their entire bus with donations of non-perishable items by the

Childcare worries at capital

Oct 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Amanda Burnett calls herself "just some Mom from Penticton." But her consistent activism for the cause of accessible childcare in B.C. has earned her province-wide attention, and a spot at the table with

Who are you voting for?

Oct 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie With just days to go until the federal election, Castanet hit the streets in Penticton to find out how Okanagan residents are planning to cast their ballots.  It was a mixed bag, with strong supporters in the Liberal, NDP



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