Penticton News

Arts centre rises again

Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

A long-debated South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society proposal will again be brought before Penticton council Tuesday, requesting a parcel of land on...

Precocious cat needs home

Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Jaydiss is a cuddly but precocious cat looking for a forever home at Critteraid animal sanctuary. "She recently came to us with two beautiful brothers who...

100 day countdown on

Jan 19, 2019 / 4:49 pm

The countdown is on at the Penticton Regional Hospital with a new countdown clock unveiled Saturday morning to chronicle the last 100 days before the new David...

Get ready for more beards

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

The fourth annual Okanagan Beard Festival will be back this year, kicking off the facial hair fight in early February. Registration and first-round judging...

Probation for fraudster

Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A Penticton woman was sentenced to 12 months probation Friday for the fraudulent use of stolen credit and debit cards. Vienna Cardinal, 29, pleaded guilty to...

Crown seeking 2 years jail

Jan 18, 2019 / 3:35 pm

Crown prosecutors are seeking an 18-24 month sentence for a man who broke into the Penticton home of his ex-spouse and assaulted her before taking off with the...

Teneycke jovial in court

Jan 18, 2019 / 2:01 pm

Designated dangerous offender Ronald Teneycke appeared briefly in Penticton court Friday on a new charge related to the Christmas letter he mailed the man he...

Poll split on national park

Jan 18, 2019 / 1:18 pm

South Okanagan residents are very divided on a national park proposed for the region and would like to see a referendum occur, according to a new poll released...

Was grandma used in sting?

Jan 18, 2019 / 12:43 pm

The sentencing for a prominent South Okanagan guide outfitter has been bogged down by disagreement over whether conservation officers used the recent death of...

Prison getting fan mail

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

After a rocky opening year marked by several inmate lawsuits, the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver is getting rave reviews. No, not on Yelp. Without the...

Inside the world of CHIME

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's been a busy few weeks at the normally quiet Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory — extremely quiet, because it's a no-electronics zone to...

Top cop talks district year

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager presented an overview of police statistics in the South Okanagan Similkameen detachment for 2018 to the RDOS board Thursday morning. ...

Donor steps up, again

Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has announced its generous anonymous donor will extend their matching program until the end of...

Mess irritates neighbours

Jan 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A group of neighbours in a rural area north of Keremeos are exasperated with an unsightly property that's been a nuisance for years. The property on White...

Roadways in rough shape

Jan 17, 2019 / 3:58 pm

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board members had long lists of roadway complaints to share with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure...

Drivers zooming by schools

Jan 17, 2019 / 2:00 pm

The Penticton RCMP handed out 27 tickets for speeding within school zones Wednesday. The detachment’s “Community Safety and Enforcement Team”...

Sleeping driver rolls car

Jan 17, 2019 / 12:57 pm

A sleepy driver is being blamed for a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday morning north of Penticton. Emergency crews were called to the crash just south of...

Alleged sex predator wanted

Jan 17, 2019 / 12:48 pm

The Summerland RCMP is requesting the public’s help tracking down an alleged sexual predator wanted for historical offences. Ivan Glen Winchester, 42, was...

Penticton-to-Osoyoos trail?

Jan 17, 2019 / 11:06 am

An independent analysis team has recommended what they say is the best route from an environmental perspective for a long-sought recreational trail connecting...

Ski club hit by thieves

Jan 17, 2019 / 10:52 am

The Mckinney Nordic Ski Club outside Oliver has been plagued by “cowardly thieves” over the past three weeks. The South Okanagan nonprofit announced...