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Penticton News

Solar powered heritage

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Oliver and District Museum heritage building has gotten a 21st century upgrade thanks to generous local donors. Built in 1924 as the town's first...

SOEC banking on 2021

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

While businesses continue to redo their plans due to COVID-19 restrictions, events centres have been working to see how they can move forward with such unknowns...

Shed the Light on addiction

Nov 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Penticton's Discovery House is hosting a virtual fundraiser this December to support their work in addictions recovery, and to encourage people to remember...

$80,000 in forged funds

Nov 25, 2020 / 6:39 pm

Sentencing for the woman charged in connection to forgery committed at a Penticton Indian Band owned business started on Wednesday afternoon, revealing just...

Win $650 downtown spree

Nov 25, 2020 / 6:00 pm

With just one month to go until Christmas, it's time to start thinking about that holiday shopping list. The Downtown Penticton Association has made it...

City saving COVID relief

Nov 25, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Penticton city council has opted to put aside much of the $4.7 million provincial COVID Safe Restart Grant it received, citing hesitancy to spend it all too...

Budget approval a breeze

Nov 25, 2020 / 1:17 pm

Penticton council breezed through less than two days of deliberations over the 2021 city budget, ultimately deciding to make very few changes to staff...

New help for alcohol abuse

Nov 25, 2020 / 11:42 am

Penticton has a new national non-profit organization aimed at spreading a message of hope and healing when it comes to alcohol use disorder, thanks to the...

40 years of radio memories

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

A much-loved radio personality known for his time on air all over the Okanagan and Interior has turned his life story into a book, spanning his decades of...

Slow foot traffic downtown

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Some downtown Penticton businesses say they are seeing lower foot traffic come through their doors, especially in the recent weeks, which they attribute to less...

PIB wins accounting award

Nov 24, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Indian Band (PIB) has earned a gold standard commendation from the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB). FNFMB’s mandate is to...

Holiday bus service in south

Nov 24, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Increased bus service between Osoyoos and Penticton will be available on select days this holiday season to aid shoppers. The Regional District of Okanagan...

Fruit stall fire a 'total loss'

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:18 pm

UPDATE: 4:18 p.m. Crews have cleared out and Highway 97 is fully reopened after the roof of a fruit market was fully engulfed by flames on Tuesday afternoon. A...

Landfills reducing hours

Nov 24, 2020 / 3:34 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen will soon begin operating on reduced hours for the winter. Starting Dec. 1 until the end of February 2021, all...

Sickle Point down to wire

Nov 24, 2020 / 1:43 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is looking at borrowing up to $3.5 million to purchase and preserve a lakefront parcel of land slated for...

Movie theatre closed again

Nov 24, 2020 / 12:40 pm

For the second time this year, Penticton's only movie theatre has had to close its doors due to provincial health orders. Landmark Cinemas 7 made the...

Group fitness suspended

Nov 24, 2020 / 11:50 am

The City of Penticton has temporarily suspended all group fitness activities at its facilities in accordance with updates to provincial restrictions announced...

'Penalized for no reason'

Nov 24, 2020 / 11:00 am

The Venables Theatre in Oliver is postponing and cancelling some scheduled shows following new public health measures laid out by the province last week. All...

Drive thru now drop off

Nov 24, 2020 / 10:46 am

Key fundraising events in Penticton, 10,000 Tonight and Toys for Tots to Teens, are now combining to form a new campaign called Penticton Provides to help...

PAC fund thief court delays

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:00 am

The former treasurer of the Oliver Elementary School parental advisory committee who pleaded guilty to stealing funds from the committee had court proceedings...

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