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Latest Articles from Chelsea Powrie

Hwy closure hard on locals

Feb 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Businesses in Penticton are feeling the pinch after a lengthy closure of Highway 97 near Summerland and ongoing restrictions on large trucks using the Callan Road detour.  "It's almost like we've had a snow day

Million-dollar rockslide?

Feb 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Cleanup and fixes at the Highway 97 rockslide site could cost upwards of $1 million before it's all done, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Friday.  So far, $500,000 has been spent

Peek inside new brewery

Feb 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie It used to be a nightclub, but these days the former Mule on Martin Street is being transformed into Penticton's newest craft brewery.  Hatchery Brewing took delivery of its huge brewing tanks Thursday morning, a

New PeachFest headliner

Feb 14, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton Peach Festival Canadians have known the Legendary Hearts for over 30 years, and now the band is reuniting at the Penticton Peach Festival for a Friday night headlining performance. Barney Bentall was the leader of the

Fruit growers worried

Feb 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The B.C. Fruit Growers Association is concerned about an upcoming jump in minimum wage requirements and a hike in water usage rates, on top of two years of low returns.  The group held their 130th Annual General Meeting at

Brewers excited about app

Feb 13, 2019 / 6:45 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Nick Kapusty of Highway 97 Brewery is excited about a new app bringing business to Penticton craft breweries. There's a new way to keep track of your favourite Penticton breweries and earn points toward their merchandise,

Frustrated police planning

Feb 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colton Davies Oliver council is feeling frustrated with a lack of solid dollar figures while trying to plan for a potentially hefty police bill after the next population census.  The Ministry of Public Safety has identified

Nickel Plate denied support

Feb 9, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has declined to write a letter in support of the Nickel Plate Nordic Centre's bid to become part of the adjacent provincial park.  "Thus protecting the Nickel Plate

West side route explained

Feb 8, 2019 / 4:14 pm

Photo: MoTI UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Penticton's MLA Dan Ashton, a longtime area resident, has some detailed tips for how drivers can access the new west side alternate detour for Highway 97. He posted the following on Facebook Friday afternoon: From

Going disco for a cause

Feb 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pixabay Get disco fever this Valentine's Day at the Penticton and Area Access Centre's funky fundraiser, taking place 6 p.m. til late at the Barking Parrot.  "We are having a live disco performer, someone doing
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