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Help Penticton public safety officers Cram the Cruiser full of food donations

Help Penticton public safety officers "Cram the Cruiser" full of food donations

Nov 28, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Police, fire, sheriff and bylaw officers are teaming up to hold a "Cram the Cruiser" holiday food drive, with donations going to make sure nobody in...

Plan ahead for Penticton Santa Claus Parade road closures

Plan ahead for Penticton Santa Claus Parade road closures

Nov 28, 2022 / 3:35 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town, and the City of Penticton plus BC Transit are rolling out the red carpet. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Santa Claus Parade will roll...

Lasers, acrobats, daredevils and more took over Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend

Lasers, acrobats, daredevils and more took over Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend

Nov 28, 2022 / 1:12 pm

Circus and Christmas combined this weekend at the South Okanagan Events Centre for a spectacular show. Holiday Dreams, featuring holograms, acrobats,...

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre raises whopping $103K at telethon

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre raises whopping $103K at telethon

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:05 am

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is all smiles after the smashing success of their annual Share a Smile Telethon this weekend. The...

Winter adventures await in and around Penticton

Winter adventures await in and around Penticton

Nov 28, 2022 / 9:42 am

"Four seasons of fun" is an ongoing collaboration between Castanet and Visit Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch...

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Nov 27, 2022 / 1:00 pm

There’s a small building outside the Elks Lodge on Ellis Street that’s filling a big need. Eight months since it opened there’s both good and...

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Summerland Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Summerland animal rescue is in need of volunteers that help keep a space nice and tidy with the benefit of also playing with plenty of kitties. The...

Security camera on a house in Tulameen catches bright flash as it passes by

Security camera on a house in Tulameen catches bright flash as it passes by

Tulameen Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Early in November, a security camera on a home out in Tulameen caught a bright flash of green light as it zipped through the sky for a few seconds. The...

Penticton's Winter Recreation guide available this week

Penticton's Winter Recreation guide available this week

Nov 26, 2022 / 8:00 pm

The launch of Recreation Penticton’s Winter 2022-2023 Recreation Guide this week is full of aquatics, fitness classes, skating, drop-in sports,...

Penticton local taking in food waste to build a compost pile and garden to feed those in need

Penticton local taking in food waste to build a compost pile and garden to feed those in need

Nov 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A Penticton resident has spent the last eight months diverting over four tons of waste from the landfill to start a food forest in her yard. Katie O'Kell,...

Dedicated group of volunteers collect bottles every Saturday in support of South Okanagan charities for more than a decade

Dedicated group of volunteers collect bottles every Saturday in support of South Okanagan charities for more than a decade

Pentiction/Summerland Nov 26, 2022 / 3:20 pm

A small but mighty group of Penticton volunteers spend every single Saturday—aside from this Christmas and New Year’s—at the local IGA parking...

Share a Smile Telethon up and running Saturday at Penticton's Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

Share a Smile Telethon up and running Saturday at Penticton's Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

Nov 26, 2022 / 2:25 pm

The 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon kicked off to crowds on Saturday afternoon in Penticton, to support kids with developmental challenges in the South...

Andrew Allen playing Christmas show in Penticton

Andrew Allen playing Christmas show in Penticton

Nov 26, 2022 / 11:37 am

Vernon-born pop artist Andrew Allen will be coming to Penticton this December as part of the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series to play a special Christmas show....

Penticton high school student running winter clothing drive to help keep everyone warm

Penticton high school student running winter clothing drive to help keep everyone warm

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Grade 12 student at Penticton's Princess Margaret Secondary School chose to run the Winter Clothing drive after seeing an increased need to help the...

Proposed South Okanagan national park negotiations still ongoing, with little new information

Proposed South Okanagan national park negotiations still ongoing, with little new information

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

An annual update on a proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen has little new information to offer. On Friday, Parks Canada sent out a...

Penticton's 100 Men Who Care and 100 Women Who Care organizations having final 2022 meetings, would love to welcome newcomers

Penticton's 100 Men Who Care and 100 Women Who Care organizations having final 2022 meetings, would love to welcome newcomers

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

The 100 Men and 100 Women Who Care groups are back next week in the South Okanagan for their final meet-up of the calendar year, gathering charitable-minded...

Thousands of people packed downtown Summerland for annual Christmas light up

Thousands of people packed downtown Summerland for annual Christmas light up

Summerland Nov 25, 2022 / 8:33 pm

It is Summerland’s biggest and brightest night of the year when thousands of people flood into the few streets of downtown for the Festival of Lights. The...

Annual ALERT fundraiser bake sale returns to Penticton

Annual ALERT fundraiser bake sale returns to Penticton

Nov 25, 2022 / 7:00 pm

When residents are evacuated from their properties in the Okanagan due to wildfires or floods, members of the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT)...

Summerland businesses team up to raise funds for Toys & Toonies for Tots & Teens

Summerland businesses team up to raise funds for Toys & Toonies for Tots & Teens

Summerland Nov 25, 2022 / 4:50 pm

It's that time of year to join together to help raise funds for those in need, and two Summerland businesses are stepping up. Back Door Winery and...

Illegal fence-cutting plagues Penticton Indian Band efforts to control free-roaming horses

Illegal fence-cutting plagues Penticton Indian Band efforts to control free-roaming horses

Nov 25, 2022 / 1:58 pm

The Penticton Indian Band is still dealing with issues of deliberately cut fences in areas designated for control of free-roaming horses, nearly a year after...