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City hopes owners will pay

May 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: City of Penticton The City of Penticton is going to try to have local property owners pay for over $820,000 in road upgrades in the area of Wylie Street and Burnaby Avenue. A 35-unit townhouse development has been approved for the

$47K fine for worker death

May 22, 2018 / 11:09 am

Photo: Kicking Horse Resort Facebook The Kicking Horse Ski Resort near Golden has been fined just over $47,000 by WorkSafeBC for the death of an employee last year. A 41-year-old Golden man died on March 16, 2017 while he was working on

Beaches ready for May Long

May 18, 2018 / 11:27 am

Photo: Colin Dacre While Penticton’s beaches along Okanagan Lake are closed while crews armour the shore against rising waters, city staff has the Skaha Lake waterfront in immaculate shape for May Long Weekend. Skaha Lake Park

Military sent to Twin Lakes

May 18, 2018 / 10:16 am

Photo: RDOS Armed Forces briefing in Penticton at the RDOS EOC Friday morning Forty-four members of the Canadian Armed Forces were deployed to Twin Lakes Friday morning to battle flooding. The personnel are from the 3 Platoon of B Squadron,

Meadowlark opens today

May 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Harvey Locke Harvey Locke is this year's Meadowlark Festival keynote speaker The 21st annual Meadowlark Nature Festival opens today in the South Okanagan, with the first day of more than 70 tours and talks across the region. The

Panhandler not deterred

May 15, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Photo: Colton Davies UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Paul Braun says he isn’t going to be deterred by a pair of trash cans the city placed on the spot he’s been panhandling at for the past four years. “This is asinine,”

PNE Prize home unveiled

May 15, 2018 / 12:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Click here to view gallery Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed   For the fourth-straight year, the 2018 PNE Prize

New winery proposed

May 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: RDOS An established Osoyoos vineyard is proposing to build a new winery on its property. Osoyoos Larose Vineyards is seeking to build a tasting room and grape processing facility on their 44 hectare property just off Highway

Downtown market is back

May 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: DPA The Downtown Community Market returns this Saturday on Main Street, just south of the Penticton Farmers’ Market. More than 120 vendors will be set up from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with live entertainment, and for opening

Snowpacks over 200%

May 7, 2018 / 5:07 pm

UPDATE 5 p.m. The provincial government says there is about 225 centimetres worth of snow melt still to enter Okanagan Lake. The lake is rising at a pace of five centimetres a day and is expected to end up between 12 to 20 centimetres above



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