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Terry Fox Run this Sunday

Sep 13, 2019 / 4:34 pm

The 39th annual Terry Fox Run takes place in multiple South Okanagan communities on Sunday.  The run carrying on the Marathon of Hope is one of Canada’s largest fundraisers for cancer research.  “The legacy of my brother

Pedestrian struck on Main St.

Sep 13, 2019 / 4:22 pm

Photo: Contributed A person was rushed to hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Main Street Friday afternoon.  Emergency crews were called to the roadway near the Super Wash at about 4 p.m., arriving to find a person down in the

A town without groceries

Sep 13, 2019 / 3:03 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Okanagan Falls is now without a grocery store. IGA closed this week, as announced in June, meaning about 2,500 residents of the community on the south end of Skaha Lake now need to travel into Oliver or Penticton for groceries.  While

Motorcyclist killed in crash

Sep 13, 2019 / 12:29 pm

Photo: DriveBC RCMP have confirmed a motorcyclist died in a crash Thursday on Highway 3 near Eastgate.  Cpl. Chris Manseau says witnesses observed a red Honda motorcycle travelling eastbound unable to hold a turn and drift over the

Paul back at the breezeway

Sep 13, 2019 / 12:16 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Well-known panhandler Paul Braun back at the 200 block Main Street breezeway Friday, a day after the expiration of the court order banning him from the spot. It cost the City of Penticton $26,000 to obtain a court order

Local builders staying busy

Sep 13, 2019 / 11:02 am

Photo: Colin Dacre file photo Penticton’s construction industry continues to hum along well ahead of last year. The City of Penticton has issued building permits worth $133 million this year so far through to the end of August. That’s

Lawsuit over 'expropriation'

Sep 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: LSIB LSIB Chief Keith Crow speaking with B.C. Natural Resource Officers Sept. 11, 2017 prior to entering the property. The Similkameen orchardists that own the property where a First Nations burial ground was discovered in 2016 is

Event to close exhibitions

Sep 12, 2019 / 4:48 pm

Photo: Contributed The Penticton Art Gallery is inviting the public to celebrate the closing of its most recent exhibition this weekend.  The event starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday marks the closing of a pair of exhibition: enTitle: Our

Hwy 3 open after crash

Sep 12, 2019 / 4:45 pm

Photo: DriveBC UPDATE 4:45 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 3 is now open to single-lane-alternating traffic  UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Highway 3 remains closed east of Manning Park.  RCMP say the crash involves a van and motorcycle,

Accused frail, in wheelchair

Sep 12, 2019 / 12:55 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The elderly man accused of stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife last week made a brief appearance in Penticton court Thursday.  A frail 77-year-old Gunter Volkmar Spoerlein appeared via video from the Okanagan Correctional


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