Chelsea Powrie
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Celebrating a week late

Mar 15, 2018 / 8:01 pm

Chelsea Powrie International Women's Day was technically a week ago, but students at Okanagan College in Penticton celebrated the day a little late. "The actual day was last week but this was the day we got to rent the room,

Marching for their lives

Mar 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie A lot of teenagers might be looking forward to their Spring Break as just that — a break — but a group of Penticton students are using their time off to stand in solidarity against gun violence in the United

Vineyard dogs in spotlight

Mar 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Aliki Salmas "Who wouldn't want to shoot in the Okanagan?" That's what Vancouver-based photographer Aliki Salmas thought to herself when she was planning her latest coffee table book. It's called Vineyard

Calling all animal lovers

Mar 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Animal lovers are encouraged to unite at the annual general meeting for the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA on Wednesday. The meeting is open to the public and will allow attendees to learn about the work the BC SPCA does

Wine industry joins forces

Mar 13, 2018 / 4:02 pm

Chelsea Powrie There was a conference room full of wine industry bigwigs at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Tuesday.  The first annual B.C. Wine Industry Insight Forum took place, bringing together representatives from 85 wineries and

Mass bird death explored

Mar 13, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATED: 12:40 p.m. Staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development have recovered a specimen from the site. The bird has been submitted for testing to determine the

2.75% tax hike proposed

Mar 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Summerland District Council has tentatively approved a 2018 budget plan that would include a 2.75 per cent increase in taxes for residents. The plan predicts Summerland will spend $13.8 million in the 2018 fiscal year.

Dam not ready for runoff

Mar 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Concerns about Garnet Dam's capacity in Summerland have led district council to approve a new bridge and access road for the site. Council heard Monday night that an upgrade to the dam site is urgently needed,

Building girls lacrosse

Mar 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association Girls in the Okanagan will have their chance to try out Canada's national summer sport at two free drop-in lacrosse sessions in Penticton.  Currently, only co-ed lacrosse teams exist

Finding ways to end poverty

Mar 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Poverty reduction was the theme at a community meeting at the Ooknakane Friendship Centre Thursday night.  A few dozen people gathered around six communal tables, enjoying the free soup and sandwich buffet and



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