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Penticton News

ASK Wellness hiring fair

Jul 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The operator of a supportive housing project under construction in Penticton is holding a hiring fair later this week. ASK Wellness will be at the Oasis United...

Ighani needs a new lawyer

Jul 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

A notorious South Okanagan prisoner will need a new lawyer to fight charges associated with two alleged assaults behind bars, after being dumped by his lawyer...

Fires east of Osoyoos

Jul 22, 2019 / 8:15 pm

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. Three fires, believed to have been lightning-caused, are currently burning in in forests east of Osoyoos. One of the three, the Bighorn Point...

Residents happy with life

Jul 22, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Residents of Oliver are happy with the community's quality of life, but would like more spent on policing with the town's single biggest anxiety being...

Backhoe burns in field

Jul 22, 2019 / 5:09 pm

A backhoe in Okanagan Falls burned “right down to the rims” Sunday evening. Fire crews were called to the blaze near Allendale Lake Road and...

Police seize suspect truck

Jul 22, 2019 / 4:17 pm

The Penticton RCMP says it has seized the vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run Sunday morning at Skaha Lake Park. Police received multiple 911 calls...

Body still unidentified

Jul 22, 2019 / 2:56 pm

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. RCMP say they are still working to positively identify a body pulled from Okanagan Lake near the marina breakwater Saturday. In a brief...

Motorcycle crash claims life

Jul 22, 2019 / 2:21 pm

A Vancouver man is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 3 near Princeton last week. Cpl. Mike Halskov says emergency crews were called to the crash...

Wrestling icon visits city

Jul 22, 2019 / 1:42 pm

Wrestling legend Chris Jericho swung through Penticton over the weekend to attend a wedding. Best known for his years with World Wrestling Entertainment,...

Crashes through power pole

Jul 22, 2019 / 12:20 pm

A driver in Oliver has been ticketed with leaving the scene of an accident, after smashing through a power pole early Monday morning. Oliver Daily News reports...

No jail for nightclub ambush

Jul 22, 2019 / 11:41 am

A Penticton man accused in a brutal beach assault in May was sentenced to house arrest and probation Monday for his role in a separate swarming attack outside...

Meet Peachfest's opener

Jul 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

If you were a teenager in the 90s, you are going to love who is headlining this year’s Peach Festival. Canadian music icons the Crash Test Dummies open...

Hit and run near park

Jul 21, 2019 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Police are investigating a hit and run near Skaha Lake Park in the early hours of Sunday morning. At about 4:20 a.m., a pedestrian was hit by...

Join in at Peach Fest

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

The 2019 Peach Fest is looking for volunteers who want to be a meaningful part of the iconic event. Director of volunteers Ken Brunen said typically over 100...

Teenage mom needs love

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Kimchi the cat was just a few months old and alone on the streets when she gave birth to a litter of kittens, and now she is looking for her second chance in...

At-risk baby owls tracked

Jul 20, 2019 / 4:17 pm

Every evening at dusk at a certain spot high in the hills on Penticton Indian Band land, a distinctive chirping screech fills the air — the burrowing owls...

Hall of Fame drew crowds

Jul 20, 2019 / 3:30 pm

The B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton held its annual ceremony for new inductees Friday night, featuring a stand-up performance from Canadian comedian Gerry...

Language vital part of future

Jul 20, 2019 / 10:54 am

After four years of studying a local First Nation language that was almost lost forever, students will celebrate their graduation next month. The Syilx Language...

Rain helping fix lake levels

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

The gloomy, wet July the Okanagan may feel like a bummer to some, but not Shaun Reimer. He manages the Penticton dam and oversees Okanagan Lake water levels,...

Monster trucks have arrived

Jul 19, 2019 / 6:00 pm

Some of the biggest, baddest trucks around rolled into Penticton Friday ahead of a massive monster truck event at the Penticton Speedway this weekend. On...

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