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Don't fight bugs with oil

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:12 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen says some members of the public have started using oil and other petroleum products to fight mosquito larvae in...

Elvis festival opens

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:05 pm

A massive annual gathering of Elvis enthusiasts and performers is taking place in Penticton. The Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival kicked off Thursday and...

Biggest Beach Cruise ever

Jun 23, 2017 / 1:33 pm

The Okanagan waterfront in Penticton is roaring, as cars young old, and in all shapes and sizes take over Lakeshore Drive for the Peach City Beach Cruise. The...

Growing for the food bank

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:11 pm

Every summer, vegetables make their way to the Salvation Army community food bank thanks to the hard work of volunteers. For the last five years, the food bank...

Man banished from town

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:51 am

A Princeton man has been banished from town for three years, for harassing his ex-girlfriend, her mother and her new partner over a period of four years. Kevin...

Security guard bear-sprayed

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

A Commissionaires security guard was bear-sprayed at the Fairhaven B.C. Housing complex (formerly the Bel-Air Motel) Thursday night. A witness of the incident...

Youth being taught to ride

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Seven local youth are being treated to a free mountain bike program led by a pair of certified trainers, thanks to the generosity of local donors. The...

Wibit opening in Penticton

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Wibit inflatable water park on Okanagan Lake is opening in Penticton this weekend for its third season. "It has been a long hard spring and we are just...

Ighani gets 14 days for drugs

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:18 pm

The South Okanagan man accused of attempted murder in connection to a shooting and manhunt in Oliver, was sentenced on a separate drug charge Thursday in...

Police swarm library

Jun 22, 2017 / 4:39 pm

A report of a man with a gun near Penticton’s Queen’s Park Elementary elicited a major police response on Thursday. At 12:53 p.m., police were...

Rebuilding a language

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:28 pm

A group of Syilx Okanagan First Nation students is celebrating the halfway mark on a remarkable journey to speaking their Indigenous language, Nsyilxcn. On...

Sawed-off shotgun seized

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:09 pm

The Penticton RCMP has taken a sawed-off shotgun off the streets, following a routine traffic stop on Wednesday. At about noon, officers stopped a pickup truck...

Standoff ends peacefully

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:01 pm

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. The Penticton RCMP have released more details on Thursday morning’s incident. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Carmi Ave....

Rally on healthcare planned

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

A rally focused on the shortage of doctors in the South Okanagan will take place in Osoyoos on Friday. Residents for Healthcare, a group led by Marilyn...

Moms donate breast milk

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:14 pm

A breast milk drive held throughout the Okanagan on Wednesday is being hailed a success. About 20 mothers in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton collected over 50...

Small slide in Naramata

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:51 am

UPDATE: 11:48 a.m. Steve Sweeney, director of the RDOS emergency operations centre, said it was a small mudslide, not of huge significance. The Ministry of...

Lake lowers, reveals damage

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:49 am

Large water-filled tiger dams that have protected Penticton’s waterfront over the past several weeks are coming down today, as the city shifts into...

Young Stars returning

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:10 am

The Young Stars Classic will return to Penticton for the seventh year this September. The South Okanagan Events will host the four-team tournament, Sept. 8 to...

Heavy traffic incoming

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton RCMP are asking the public to be patient this weekend, or consider walking/biking downtown. With the Peach City Beach Cruise set to attract close to...

Arena debate to ramp up

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The long-running debate over the fate of Memorial Arena is about to heat up. “There is a few of balls in the air here,” Andrew Jakubeit said on this...

Wild hoping for less travel

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Wild play their only game of the season in Penticton this weekend, near the tail end of their inaugural season. The Wild have struggled this year...

Aboriginal Day celebrated

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

It was a beautiful day to be alive and dance, the Penticton Indian Band’s Levi Bent told the crowd at the local Aboriginal Day celebration, and that's...

Art auction turning 40

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

The Penticton Art Gallery is inviting residents to join them this week for one its most important fundraisers of the year. The 40th Annual Art Auction,...

Library flasher found guilty

Jun 21, 2017 / 3:54 pm

A 64-year-old man who exposed himself to a woman and her three children at the Penticton Library last year has been found guilty. Judge Meg Shaw rendered the...

Thrilled with new fire boat

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

Just in time for summer, the Penticton Fire Department has its hands on a new rescue boat. Fire Chief Larry Watkinson says they took possession of the vessel on...

Yacht club drying out

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the Penticton Yacht Club, as Okanagan Lake continues to slowly recede. Members and other volunteers have been...

Volunteers reclaim beach

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Community members spent their first hours of summer Wednesday morning cleaning Penticton's Marina Way Beach. The beach was covered in debris from weeks of...

Bail hearing set for Ighani

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:57 am

The bail hearing for the man accused of attempted murder in connection to a shooting and manhunt in Oliver in April has been set for July 7. After several...

Bystander chases down thief

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

A bank robber in Penticton was foiled by a good samaritan on Tuesday, after trying to run off with a woman's cash. At 4 p.m., a women making a withdrawal...

Another bear spray attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton RCMP is investigating yet another bear spray attack involving youth. Three 19 year olds were bear-sprayed by another teen near the intersection of...

KVR trail rehab approved

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council has unanimously approved the spending of $300,000 to replace a retaining wall along the KVR trail, between Carder Road and the trestle...

Beach cleanup appreciation

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Cascades Casino Penticton is hosting a “Back to the Beach Appreciation BBQ” from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday on the rooftop of Match Eatery. Casino staff...

Little green thumbs at OSNS

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton celebrated growing season with a garden party Tuesday, welcoming a new batch of plants. Three years ago...

No decision on bandshell

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:56 pm

Penticton city council delayed making a decision Tuesday on erecting a fence around the Gyro Park bandshell. The city’s manager of facilities Bregje Kozak...

New visitor centre proposed

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Travel Penticton met with city council on Tuesday to propose plans for a new visitor centre on the South Okanagan Events Centre campus. The city’s tourism...

Dispensary owner sues city

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

The owner of an illegal marijuana dispensary in Penticton is asking the courts to order the City of Penticton to grant him a temporary license to operate, like...

Overdose behind the wheel

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:29 am

An impaired driver narrowly avoided death with the help of paramedics on Monday night. The Penticton RCMP was called to a single vehicle accident near the...

Teen randomly attacked

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:00 am

The Penticton RCMP is investigating a random assault on a teenager by a group of people Police say a 17-year-old male was walking down the bike path near KVR...

Pickup up in flames

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:02 am

A pickup truck went up in flames overnight in Penticton. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex parking garage on Green...

Province will help cleanup

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is asking private property owners to hold off on tearing down sandbag walls, because the provincial government is...

New bus fares launch July 1

Jun 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

B.C. Transit is getting ready to roll out changes in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. A new fare structure and unified system will go into effect on July 1,...

'Take care of yourself'

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:14 pm

Jeremy McGoran was remembered during a public service attended by hundreds, Monday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The former local radio...

Beach Cruise is 'sold out'

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Final preparations are underway for the Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton. Thousands of car fans and hot rodders will descend on the city from all over North...

95-room hotel proposed

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

Penticton city council will get its first look Tuesday at a four storey, 95-room hotel being proposed for the former bingo hall site on Eckhardt Ave. Mundi...

City eyeing public smokers

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton will be ramping up public education and enforcement of anti-smoking bylaws in public spaces this summer. Since rolling out the bylaws in...

Bandshell could be fenced

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

City of Penticton staff will be going before council on Tuesday to ask for permission to install a large fence around the Gyro Park bandshell when it's not...

Aboriginal Day this week

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The En’owkin Centre and Okanagan School of the Arts are working together for a second year to celebrate Aboriginal Day here in Penticton on June 21. The...

RCMP counterattack

Jun 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

RCMP focused a counter attack on impaired drivers this weekend in the South Okanagan. Traffic Services travelled through Osoyoos, Oliver, Okanagan Falls,...

Fire inside storage unit

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Firefighters battled a fire inside a storage unit Sunday. A Toyota 4x4 was found on fire inside the Xtra Storage Centre at 1280 Commercial Way around 4:30 p.m....

Large solstice event

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

A big Summer Solstice event is slated to take place Tuesday in Penticton. OK In Health is presenting the fourth annual Largest Summer Solstice in the Okanagan...

Temporary market move

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Penticton Farmers' Market is moving for a couple of upcoming weekends. Erin Trainer, manager of the market, said it will move to the 500 and 600 blocks...

Park celebration

Jun 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Parkland supporters gathered in Penticton on Saturday for an uplifting event. It was all part of a bench rededication and celebration at Okanagan Lake Park....

Teen assaulted in downtown

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Witnesses say a teen was hit in the head and sprayed with pepper spray Saturday evening in Penticton. People at the scene on the 200 block of Main Street said...

Support for OSNS

Jun 17, 2017 / 7:01 pm

The 4th annual Wildstone Colours 4 Kids Run, last Sunday in Penticton, was a resounding success. There were nearly 750 participants and money raised for the...

A life cut short

Jun 17, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Family members and friends of a teen whose life was cut short in 2011 remembered him at a special walk on Saturday. The family of Andrew McAdam walked through...

Van flips off highway

Jun 17, 2017 / 10:30 am

A driver flipped their van off Highway 97 into an orchard just north of Oliver Saturday morning. The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 7 a.m. on the...

Help for access centre

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

This is the second in a monthly series featuring the charities and nonprofits recognized by Penticton’s 100 Women Who Care. Four times a year, the group...

Cherry Fiesta festivities

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

On July 1, Osoyoos will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Rotary pancake breakfast in...

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