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Penticton News

Local found dead in Alberta

Sep 21, 2019 / 2:03 pm

A former longtime resident of Penticton that was reported missing earlier this week in Alberta has been found dead. The Drumheller RCMP says Candace Deleeuw,...

Power outages possible

Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 pm

The District of Summerland is advising residents to be prepared for intermittent power outages next week. The municipal electrical department will be making...

Fundraiser for grieving kids

Sep 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

LocoLanding Adventure Park and Lickity Split Ice Cream are hosting a fundraiser Sunday in support of counselling services for grieving children. Up until June...

No more wasting compost

Sep 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Plans to have an organics composting site in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen inched forward this week when the board voted to allot $50,000 for a...

Students talk climate strikes

Sep 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Friday marked the beginning of a week-long global movement of climate change rallies and strikes, during which some students, including in Kelowna, will be...

Judge suggested settlement

Sep 20, 2019 / 7:00 pm

It was a judge that decided the City of Penticton should pay out a man who had his bag stolen from the library, says the city’s chief financial officer. ...

Phoney DPA emails alert

Sep 20, 2019 / 3:07 pm

The Downtown Penticton Association is advising members and residents of phishing/spoof emails that are impersonating the organization. The phoney emails are...

Carjacker still at large

Sep 20, 2019 / 1:55 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. RCMP have confirmed that the stolen grey 2017 Toyota Rav4 taken at gun point in Penticton Thursday was recovered. "The vehicle was...

Victim: suspect was bloody

Sep 20, 2019 / 12:58 pm

The victim of an Eastside Road carjacking on Thursday afternoon in Penticton described the harrowing moment when a man pulled a gun and pointed it at his face,...

PAW Patrol adds third show

Sep 20, 2019 / 11:56 am

Due to “overwhelming” demand, PAW Patrol Live has added a third show to their visit to the South Okanagan Events Centre early next year. Show...

Local missing in Alberta

Sep 20, 2019 / 10:33 am

A former longtime Penticton resident has been declared missing in Alberta. The Drumheller RCMP says Candace Deleeuw, 40, was reported missing on Sept. 16,...

Man fined for attack on VPD

Sep 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man has been sentenced to 18 months probation and fined $2,500 for attacking a police officer in Vancouver. Paul Benjamin Eddison, 45, was sentenced...

Johnny Reid to play SOEC

Sep 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Canadian country music star Johnny Reid will play the South Okanagan Events Centre this December. He will stop in Penticton on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., on the...

Moths scourge of orchards

Sep 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

The fight against codling moths, the scourge of apple growers up and down the Okanagan Valley, is continuing with some good news and some bad presented to the...

Police car involved in crash

Sep 19, 2019 / 8:28 pm

A police car has been involved in a three-car crash on the edge of Penticton’s downtown. A grey Jeep, RCMP cruiser and third vehicle collided at the...

School bus fees mulled

Sep 19, 2019 / 8:00 pm

The Okanagan-Skaha School District has some looming choices to make when it comes to student busing. The SD 67 board heard this week registered school bus...

No shooter at hospital

Sep 19, 2019 / 7:48 pm

A rumour that has spread like wildfire on social media that there is an active shooter at Penticton Regional hospital is false. Castanet spoke with the...

Mosquitos earlier every year

Sep 19, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The battle against mosquitos has been starting earlier and earlier each year for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, with this year being no...

Bullets found in courthouse

Sep 19, 2019 / 5:25 pm

Multiple rounds of ammunition were found inside a public washroom at the Penticton courthouse Wednesday, sources tell Castanet. The Ministry of the Attorney...

Armed car-jacker on loose

Sep 19, 2019 / 4:49 pm

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. RCMP have confirmed an armed car-jacking was the source of heavy police activity throughout Penticton Thursday. At 3 p.m., a man standing by...

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