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A $200k 'lesson learned'

Sep 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The Mayor of Penticton said the Skaha Lake waterslide debacle was a “lesson learned” on the value of public engagement. The city announced this week it is spending $200,000 to terminate its 29-year contract with the Trio Marin Group,

'More lies and more lies'

Sep 21, 2017 / 3:46 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre At least $44,000 in trip fees and fundraising meant for a European hockey tour was actually spent on the failed hockey dorm project near the SOEC. The fraud trial for Mike Elphicke continued Thursday in Penticton

More parents take the stand

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:19 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The parade of parents to the witness stand claiming to have been defrauded in the Penticton hockey dorm fiasco continued Monday as the trial entered its second week. Mike Elphicke is facing fraud charges in connection

Downtown rentals proposed

Sep 15, 2017 / 3:06 pm

Photo: City of Penticton A forty-unit apartment building proposed for downtown Penticton A forty-unit affordable apartment development is being proposed for Penticton’s downtown core. City councillors will get their first look Tuesday

Cool weather slows growth

Sep 15, 2017 / 12:37 pm

Photo: Diamond Creek Fire Facebook Crews in Washington State creating fire perimeter The recent cool weather has slowed the growth of the Diamond Creek wildfire, burning in the backcountry between Manning and Cathedral Provincial Parks. The

Affordability a 'concern'

Sep 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton has a well-documented shortage of high-paying jobs, but there are plenty of bright spots, according to the Mayor. Andrew Jakubeit made the comments on this week’s Mayor’s Minute, in the wake of new census data released by

Greyhound may end service

Sep 14, 2017 / 3:43 pm

Photo: wikimedia commons Greyhound is looking to end service in the Similkameen Valley Greyhound Canada has applied to the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to pull all operations out of the Similkameen Valley. The bus service is looking

Movie night in the park

Sep 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

Families are invited to Penticton’s Okanagan Lake Park Friday night for “Cinema Under the Stars.” Prospera Credit Union is bringing in a three story screen for a showing of Disney’s Moana. The movie will start after sundown

Hatchery asks for 3rd party

Sep 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Lark Group The Freshwater Fishery Society of B.C. has, yet again, reiterated its opposition to a 400-unit seniors housing development proposed near their Summerland trout hatchery. In a letter to Summerland mayor and council dated

Councillor steps down

Sep 12, 2017 / 12:34 pm

Photo: Town of Oliver Bennest with council, far right After 17 years on Oliver town council, Jack Bennest is stepping down. Mayor Ron Hovanes read a brief note from Bennest out loud during Monday evening's council meeting, where



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