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7 pot shops downtown?

May 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: pixabay Penticton city council will debate next week upending it’s entire policy on retail cannabis, in favour of a cap system that could limit pot shops to seven downtown and 14 city-wide. Planning manager Blake Laven will

3 elected to SILGA board

May 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: RDOS The South Okanagan now has strong representation at the Southern Interior Local Government Association, with three area officials elected to the organization's board. RDOS board chair Karla Kozakevich has been elected first

Former Vee returns to team

May 17, 2019 / 4:01 pm

Photo: Penticton Vees Former Penticton Vees captain Patrick Sexton is returning to the team as an assistant coach. He fills the shoes of departing Jason Becker, who has accepted a position as head coach of the midget prep team at St. George’s

MLA received booze: report

May 16, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: CTV News Former speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff. A long-awaited report into the B.C. legislature’s spending scandal released Thursday has shed some light on the “truckload” of

Feedback sought on lease

May 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Concept drawings for a rebranding of Coyote Cruises. The City of Penticton is hosting a pair of open houses on the proposed 20-year lease for Coyote Cruises in Riverside Park. “Coyote Cruises is one of the oldest

David Kampe's last initiative

May 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Prior to the death of Penticton philanthropist David Kampe last week, he had been working on the launch of a new fundraising initiative in support of the Penticton Secondary School Bursary and Scholarship Foundation. Peter

Learn to dragon boat

May 10, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Mike Biden Your chance to get involved in Penticton’s vibrant dragon boat scene is coming up with a pair of “come try for free” sessions. On May 18 and June 1 at 11 a.m., the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival is holding

New motel proposed

May 10, 2019 / 11:41 am

Photo: District of Summerland A new motel proposed for Trout Creek is before Summerland council next week. A developer is seeking to build a 24-unit motel behind the Centex gas station on Highway 97 at Johnson Street. “The proposed

'Duel in the Desert' soon

May 9, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton Canoe Club The Penticton Canoe Club is hosting its annual Duel in the Desert Outrigger Canoe Race this weekend on Skaha Lake. Now in its 21st year, more than 25 crews from across Western Canada will compete in Saturday’s

Trial halted after lawyer fired

May 9, 2019 / 5:02 pm

Photo: RCMP The trial for a South Okanagan man facing charges related to an alleged armed kidnapping in 2017 resumed Thursday in Penticton with yet another twist, as the accused abruptly fired his lawyer after the Crown rested its case. Afshin



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