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Penticton News

Local treats to beat the heat

Aug 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

“More to explore” is a 10-part collaboration between Castanet and Travel Penticton, a follow up to the popular "Tourists in your own town"...

Fire growing near Dry Lake

Aug 2, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is working to control the Dry Lake Wildfire, which is currently 22 hectares in size. "Its grown quite a bit since we first...

Songs to celebrate BC day

Aug 2, 2020 / 4:00 am

A songwriter is using his skills to tell Naramata’s history with two music videos brought out in celebration of British Columbia Day. The multi-year...

Kitty in need of loving home

Aug 2, 2020 / 4:00 am

Minnie is a very affectionate cat at the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland, looking for a new home. Critteraid is looking for a safe, quiet indoor life...

Drive thru lobster fundraiser

Aug 1, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Rotary Club is trying to keep their Lobster Feast event alive by opting for a drive thru pick up event, Lobster on the Run. The event runs on...

Alphorn plays on Swiss day

Aug 1, 2020 / 5:49 pm

Musical notes from an alphorn floated through the hills on Saturday, which happened to also be National Swiss day. Traditionally used by mountain dwellers in...

Wildfire perimeter set up

Aug 1, 2020 / 4:12 pm

The Solco Creek fire is still standing at 13.8 hectares, but is currently not growing as fire crews have been able to establish a handline and a dozer guard...

Wildfire now at 13.8 ha.

Aug 1, 2020 / 11:45 am

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. The Solco Creek wildfire, east of Okanagan Falls, continues to grow Saturday, and now sits at 13.8 hectares in size. The fire was sparked...

Otter Co-op expanding

Aug 1, 2020 / 10:35 am

Otter Co-op is expanding into Summerland as they take over Peacock's Perch Liquor Store. Otter is taking over the location at 14216 Rosedale Avenue where it...

Car jacker gets 16 months

Aug 1, 2020 / 4:00 am

“I really wish you good luck with your future, and I hope you’re never back before the court again,” Judge Michelle Daneliuk told Joel Jeremy...

Race issues live on air

Aug 1, 2020 / 4:00 am

Mayor Toni Boot of Summerland has been in the media a lot lately speaking out against racism in the Okanagan, and she isn't showing any signs of slowing...

Ski resort adding new passes

Jul 31, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Baldy Mountain Resort will be starting their season pass sale on Aug. 15, 2020. The resort is changing things up this season, offering two new passes for...

Tech tracks COVID breaches

Jul 31, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A Penticton-based security company has launched a new product aimed at surveillance in workplaces specifically tuned to spot COVID-19 safety protocol...

Thief nabs hwy porta potty

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A maintenance company is facing a crappy situation after one of its portable toilets was apparently nicked from the shoulder of Highway 3 near Castlegar this...

Medians in the works on 97

Jul 31, 2020 / 3:16 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has not taken median installation between Summerland and Peachland off the table. In a...

Online wine sales skyrocket

Jul 31, 2020 / 2:19 pm

Wineries in the Okanagan have been seeing a change in sales strategies as online purchasing grows and tasting rooms have bookings more tailored to serious...

Catch local sockeye now

Jul 31, 2020 / 12:19 pm

The 2020 sockeye return numbers have been strong enough that recreational and commercial fishing is now open on Osoyoos Lake. From now until further notice, it...

New wildfire 'out of control'

Jul 31, 2020 / 11:14 am

A small wildfire that sparked late Thursday evening near Okanagan Falls is currently classified as "out of control." Kamloops Fire Centre information...

Long weekend fire warning

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

Record-pushing heat in the Okanagan over the long weekend has Penticton's fire chief urging locals and visitors alike to be smart, lest they inadvertently...

Floaters not learning lessons

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

Coyote Cruises has amped up its safety guidelines and training for the Okanagan channel this year, but despite multiples warnings from the fire department ,...

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