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City will study 'sharps'

Jul 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre A "sharps" disposal bin on the 200 block Main Street public washrooms The City of Penticton is embarking on what is expected to be a four-month-long study on how it can regulate the distribution of needles in

Another life for SOPAC

Jul 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed SOPAC plans presented in 2011. New life is being breathed into the dream that is the South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre.  Penticton city council voted Tuesday to grant the SOPAC society $5,000 to host a “workshop”

OCP adoption punted

Jul 16, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre A public hearing Monday evening at the PTCC on Penticton's new official community plan. After 2.5 years of work and public consultation, it will be at least another two weeks before the City of Penticton adopts its

City wanted Braun arrested

Jul 16, 2019 / 5:42 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff The City of Penticton pressured the RCMP to arrest panhandler Paul Braun during the protracted legal battle last year to remove him from his spot on Main Street.  The revelation was made public during Tuesday’s

City to review solar policy

Jul 16, 2019 / 1:55 pm

Photo: pixabay The City of Penticton will be taking another look at its electrical net-metering policy, following a presentation from a group of local solar array owners. Janelle Parchomchuk was before council Tuesday to urge the city to

Water councillors under axe

Jul 16, 2019 / 12:27 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff The Town of Osoyoos is pushing forward with a plan to eliminate the need for water councillors in its local government. The municipalities of Osoyoos and Oliver both operate rural water systems outside their municipal

3rd police chase for woman

Jul 16, 2019 / 11:16 am

Photo: Connie Marie Clarke Facebook A Penticton woman who just can’t stay out of the driver’s seat or stop for police when asked was sentenced to 210 days in prison Monday, for her third flight from police conviction. Connie

Monster trucks at Speedway

Jul 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Penticton Speedway is hosting something a little bit different this week, part of celebrations for its 50th anniversary season. A pair of monster trucks will be hitting the track during two nights of racing Saturday

Gerry Dee ready for HOF

Jul 15, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Gerry Dee B.C. hockey royalty, and a little humour, will be coming to Penticton later this week during the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner and auction.  Held at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday,

Crooks hit construction site

Jul 15, 2019 / 5:49 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The Penticton RCMP is investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of tools from a construction site. A trailer parked on a construction site on Heales Avenue was hit by thieves over the weekend, who cut or sawed



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