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Lifting downtown's 'siege'

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Mayor of Penticton agrees something has to be done to get a handle on an increase of “flagrant social deviances” downtown. Council got an earful Tuesday from DPA president Ryan Graham, who visited council to declare the neighbourhood

Airbnb tax levels field

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The City of Penticton and its tourism agency is welcoming an agreement announced Wednesday between the provincial government and Airbnb that will see the business collect taxes. In addition to eight per cent PST that is

RV park, motel replacement

Feb 2, 2018 / 4:25 pm

Photo: City of Penticton Site preparation is underway on the former site of the Highland Motel and Park Royal RV Park, where a 35-unit townhouse development is planned. The project is going before council Tuesday for the first time, where

Banks Cres. saga at climax

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Lark Group The community-wide debate around a controversial seniors development in Summerland will climax Monday during a public hearing on the project. Both sides of the debate — the developer and opposition group — have

Sex assault charges laid

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:57 pm

Photo: Contributed The Penticton RCMP is announcing charges against a man following a report of sexual assault and forcible confinement of a local woman. On Sunday, police were contacted by a 22-year-old female who said she was forcibly

Area 27 now 'sold out'

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff The Area 27 Motorsports Park in Oliver says it has fully sold out of memberships following its first full season in operation. The private speedway has capped membership at 300, charging upwards of $45,000 for access

Driver runs down pedestrian

Jan 30, 2018 / 3:42 pm

Photo: Contributed Police are announcing charges against an Oliver woman for running down another woman with her vehicle last week. RCMP were called to the 6000 block of Lakeside Drive in Oliver on Friday for a report of an injured

BMO closing local branch

Jan 26, 2018 / 12:18 pm

Photo: Google Street View The Bank of Montreal is closing its only Summerland branch this July. BMO Regional Vice President John Duff says changing digital customer preferences and significant investments required to the 100-year-old

Peachfest lineup unveiled?

Jan 26, 2018 / 10:32 am

Photo: The Penticton Peachfest The Penticton Peach Festival is getting ready to announce its 2018 musical headliners. A formal announcement has been scheduled for Feb. 1 at the Lakeside Resort, but organizers have released a teaser

City real estate eyed for sale

Jan 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The City of Penticton is working on a formal policy on how it will handle the any future sale of city-owned property. The city currently holds more than 400 properties in Penticton and is building a framework to dispose



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