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Alleged arsonist mentally ill?

Aug 21, 2019 / 4:08 pm

Chelsea Powrie A psychiatric report has recommended the man accused of setting fire to the Osoyoos RCMP detachment in July be found not criminally responsible for his actions due to a mental disorder.  Joseph Mcarthur-Pereira appeared

The best of local businesses

Aug 21, 2019 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce The 32nd annual Business Excellence Awards from the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce are just around the corner, and the nominees have been announced.  Members

Did bird spark grass fire?

Aug 21, 2019 / 1:24 pm

Photo: Contributed A Tuesday grass fire up Carmi Road in Penticton was near power poles. A brief, small grass fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon did no damage to the adjacent City of Penticton substation on Carmi Road, and the cause is

Teneycke finally enters plea

Aug 21, 2019 / 11:39 am

Photo: Contributed Ronald Teneycke at an earlier court appearance. Eight months of court dates and multiple lawyers later, notorious Okanagan dangerous offender Ronald Teneycke has finally pleaded guilty to breaking a no-contact order

Smuggler gets fines, no jail

Aug 21, 2019 / 10:26 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A man who was caught with the equivalent of 195 tins of chewing tobacco hidden in a speaker box while attempting to drive across the Osoyoos border has avoided jail time.  Twenty-two year old Jaden Adrian Forrest

Canadians take top prizes

Aug 21, 2019 / 9:23 am

Photo: Contributed Judith Kyrinis took top prize at this week's international golf tournament in Osoyoos. A tournament featuring some of Canada's top female golfers wrapped in Osoyoos Tuesday with a challenging chip to set up for

Tourism hangover from fires

Aug 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The hospitality business is feeling the aftershocks of two record wildfire seasons in the South Okanagan-Similkameen, seeing disappointingly few bookings for August and September due to travellers fearing to commit to an area that

Pot shop unlicensed

Aug 20, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie A brand-new cannabis retail store on Penticton Indian Band land could be short lived, since it does not have a provincial licence to operate and the government has confirmed it will be cracking down on illegal shops. Indigenous

Mardi Gras...in August?

Aug 20, 2019 / 4:10 pm

Photo: Pixabay It's not the time of year you usually expect a Mardi Gras-inspired party, but the Downtown Penticton Association isn't letting that stop them from turning up the music and breaking out the beaded necklaces this August.  On

SORCO trying for normal

Aug 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: SORCO The view right behind SORCO at the height of the Eagle Bluff fire. Dale Belvedere still gets emotional when she recalls the days that a wildfire threatened SORCO, the rehabilitation centre for birds of prey where she lives



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