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Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen thanks all its volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen thanks all its volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Okanagan/Similkameen Dec 5, 2022 / 8:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen wants to thank all its volunteers for their hard work and dedication, in recognition of International Volunteer...

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team 'gobsmacked' by record sellout of annual cookie fundraiser

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team 'gobsmacked' by record sellout of annual cookie fundraiser

Dec 5, 2022 / 2:32 pm

The Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team was blown away this weekend by the support for their 18th annual Cookie Walk at the Penticton Lakeside Resort....

Penticton RCMP going greener with new hybrid vehicles in fleet

Penticton RCMP going greener with new hybrid vehicles in fleet

Dec 5, 2022 / 2:08 pm

Penticton RCMP has gone a little greener with the addition hybrid police cars added to its fleet. Two Ford Explorer SUV hybrids have arrived this month with...

Penticton council to discuss six-storey, 234-unit strata apartment complex at site of old Ogopogo Motel

Penticton council to discuss six-storey, 234-unit strata apartment complex at site of old Ogopogo Motel

Dec 5, 2022 / 1:23 pm

Penticton city councillors will get their first chance to discuss a proposed six-storey, 234-unit apartment development at the former Ogopogo Motel site. The...

Similkameen fire chief wins provincial Medal of Good Citizenship for tireless, selfless work during floods

Similkameen fire chief wins provincial Medal of Good Citizenship for tireless, selfless work during floods

Coalmont/Tulameen Dec 5, 2022 / 12:15 pm

The provincial government has honoured fifteen exceptional British Columbians with the Medal of Good Citizenship, including a Similkameen Valley fire chief. ...

Penticton Boil Water Advisory lifted

Penticton Boil Water Advisory lifted

Dec 5, 2022 / 11:25 am

A Boil Water Advisory that has been in place for over 200 homes in Penticton since Wednesday has now been lifted. A water main break in the south end of town...

City of Penticton in 'strong' financial position despite inflationary pressures, says third quarter report

City of Penticton in 'strong' financial position despite inflationary pressures, says third quarter report

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:51 am

The City of Penticton's third quarter Financial and Corporate Business Plan update shows inflationary pressures have not pushed the municipality over...

Elves, Santa and holiday fun galore upcoming in Penticton

Elves, Santa and holiday fun galore upcoming in Penticton

Dec 5, 2022 / 8:27 am

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

Search and Rescue crews find stuck UTV operator on South Okanagan forestry road

Search and Rescue crews find stuck UTV operator on South Okanagan forestry road

Dec 4, 2022 / 1:20 pm

A UTV operator who became stuck in the snow in the South Okanagan Friday night was rescued by search and rescue crews. In a Facebook post, Penticton &...

Penticton Hospital Auxiliary looking for volunteers for annual gift-wrapping fundraiser

Penticton Hospital Auxiliary looking for volunteers for annual gift-wrapping fundraiser

Dec 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The Penticton Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help with their annual gift wrapping fundraiser at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. Every year, the...

Photo gallery: Penticton Santa Claus Parade.

Photo gallery: Penticton Santa Claus Parade.

Dec 4, 2022 / 11:55 am

Saturday evening saw hundreds of Pentictonites line Main Street to brave the cold in favour of holiday cheer. The Santa Claus Parade delighted onlookers of all...

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has a cuddly mom and son pair to adopt

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has a cuddly mom and son pair to adopt

Summerland Dec 4, 2022 / 4:00 am

A bonded mom and son cat pair are looking to settle into their next home after being cared for by the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland. Hawaii is just...

Summerland museum shares snapshot of Garnett Valley community playing hockey in 1922

Summerland museum shares snapshot of Garnett Valley community playing hockey in 1922

Summerland Dec 4, 2022 / 4:00 am

Skaters dressed particularly stylish when they were hitting the ice for a pickup game of hockey back in the 1920s. With temperatures continuing to dip...

Penticton's Glengarry Skating Club has great showing at recent competition

Penticton's Glengarry Skating Club has great showing at recent competition

Dec 3, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Penticton's Glengarry Skating Club racked up some impressive wins at the 2022 Okanagan Inter-club Competition recently in West Kelowna. Twenty-five skaters...

South Okanagan-Similkameen Crime Stoppers group looking for volunteers for board of directors

South Okanagan-Similkameen Crime Stoppers group looking for volunteers for board of directors

South Okanagan Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

The South Okanagan-Similkameen division of Crime Stoppers is seeking volunteers to serve on their board of directors. The community-based crime prevention...

Penticton Elvis Festival announces celebrity VIP attendees

Penticton Elvis Festival announces celebrity VIP attendees

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Penticton Elvis Festival is thrilled to announce some special VIPs who will be joining the event this coming summer. The King of Rock and Roll's former...

Penticton city staff propose increase to utility rates

Penticton city staff propose increase to utility rates

Dec 2, 2022 / 1:24 pm

Pentictonites could see a hike in their electrical rates next year, after several years of the municipality swallowing increased Fortis BC bulk rates to allow...

Grab early bird tickets to Penticton's Fest of Ale at discounted price

Grab early bird tickets to Penticton's Fest of Ale at discounted price

Dec 2, 2022 / 12:41 pm

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the popular Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton next year. On April 14 and 15, the 19+ festival will return to the...

Boil water notice extended through weekend for 200 Penticton homes

Boil water notice extended through weekend for 200 Penticton homes

Dec 2, 2022 / 10:45 am

A boil water notice for more than 200 homes in Penticton after a water main break Wednesday will remain in place over the weekend as additional tests are...

Penticton to play host to Harlem Globetrotters this winter

Penticton to play host to Harlem Globetrotters this winter

Dec 2, 2022 / 10:15 am

Basketball's most outrageous and fun event is coming to Penticton this winter. The Harlem Globetrotters will take over the South Okanagan Events Centre on...