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Three cats taken in by the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for a home together

Three cats taken in by the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for a home together

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Cush, Goose and Boo are a three-pack of cats up for adoption with the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland, after their owner sadly passed. The bonded...

Penticton's Barley Mill Pub offering movies under the stars this summer

Penticton's Barley Mill Pub offering movies under the stars this summer

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Feel like a movie under the stars, but don't want to drive all the way to the nearest drive-in in the North Okanagan? Penticton's Barley Mill Pub has...

Local photographer captures wildfire-fighting air tankers in Penticton

Local photographer captures wildfire-fighting air tankers in Penticton

Jul 2, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Airtankers have been taking to the skies from the Penticton airport these past couple of months in preparation for wildfire season. BC Wildfire Service...

Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games celebrate all things Celtic

Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games celebrate all things Celtic

Jul 2, 2022 / 3:45 pm

“Enjoy being Scottish for a day!” Saturday celebrated everything Scottish in Penticton, with the return of the Penticton Scottish Festival and...

Penticton council to ponder proposed 2SLGBTQIA+ rainbow crosswalk on Front Street

Penticton council to ponder proposed 2SLGBTQIA+ rainbow crosswalk on Front Street

Jul 2, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Penticton City Council will consider giving approval for a downtown rainbow crosswalk on Front Street in support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The Downtown...

Penticton Community Centre pool closing on Saturdays, reducing hours with staff shortage

Penticton Community Centre pool closing on Saturdays, reducing hours with staff shortage

Jul 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

Penticton's Community Centre has announced that they will need to close the pool on Saturdays and reduce hours on Friday evenings starting on Monday, due to...

Canada Day celebrations and events pack Penticton

Canada Day celebrations and events pack Penticton

Jul 2, 2022 / 9:50 am

Penticton was packed for Canada Day festivities on Friday, with events and celebrations spread across the city. Visitors and residents flocked to the downtown...

Ribfest returns to Penticton in a new location with plenty of hungry visitors

Ribfest returns to Penticton in a new location with plenty of hungry visitors

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Canada Day long weekend kicked off on Friday with the return of one of the meatiest events in Penticton —Ribfest. This year the event takes place in Skaha...

South Okanagan students take part in educational field program to help restore disappearing antelope brush ecosystem

South Okanagan students take part in educational field program to help restore disappearing antelope brush ecosystem

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

It was a boots-on-the-ground educational field program that saw over 125 students in the South Okanagan heading outdoors to take part in conservation this...

'Icing on the cake': Boogie woogie piano man Ben Waters excited to be back at Penticton Peach Fest

'Icing on the cake': Boogie woogie piano man Ben Waters excited to be back at Penticton Peach Fest

Jul 1, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Legendary British piano man Ben Waters is over the moon to be returning to perform in Penticton at Peach Fest in August. Waters, billed as one of the top...

Penticton Creek restoration work begins with necessary removal of the Nanaimo Avenue Bridge

Penticton Creek restoration work begins with necessary removal of the Nanaimo Avenue Bridge

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

The City of Penticton is returning to one of its biggest projects, upgrading Penticton Creek before the salmon return in the fall. This year, crews will begin...

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to ponder proposed municipal boundaries for Okanagan Falls

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to ponder proposed municipal boundaries for Okanagan Falls

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

The future of Okanagan Falls will be discussed at an upcoming Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board meeting. Currently, the small community is part of...

Penticton girls softball teams heading to provincial playoffs

Penticton girls softball teams heading to provincial playoffs

Jun 30, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Two female Penticton softball teams will be representing the community in provincial playoffs this weekend. The Penticton Power U15 and U20 teams smashed their...

Peach Fest parade float racking up accolades

Peach Fest parade float racking up accolades

Jun 30, 2022 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Peach Fest parade float has received another award as it tours regional festivals. The float won the Berrysville Award at the Marysville...

Summerland's 25th annual Bluegrass Festival returns to the rodeo grounds

Summerland's 25th annual Bluegrass Festival returns to the rodeo grounds

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Summerland will be packed full of bluegrass and old-time country music this weekend. The Summerland Bluegrass Society is hosting their 25 annual Summerland...

Biggest Canada Day fireworks set for Osoyoos' Cherry Fiesta celebration

Biggest Canada Day fireworks set for Osoyoos' Cherry Fiesta celebration

Jun 30, 2022 / 2:39 pm

Osoyoos is ready to celebrate its 72nd annual Cherry Fiesta, pulling out all the stops for the return of one of the region's biggest Canada Day...

Penticton climate protest targets lack of Trudeau action

Penticton climate protest targets lack of Trudeau action

Jun 30, 2022 / 12:28 pm

A group of Pentictonites joined together Wednesday as part of a national "End Climate Delay" day of action. Protestors, activists and local MP...

Keremeos vintner looking for love on reality television show

Keremeos vintner looking for love on reality television show

Jun 30, 2022 / 9:28 am

A young Keremeos wine producer will be looking for his shot at love on television after being cast on an upcoming CTV reality dating show. Farming For Love...

Oliver and Osoyoos Mayors trying to fix health care crisis as more family doctors leave without replacements

Oliver and Osoyoos Mayors trying to fix health care crisis as more family doctors leave without replacements

Jun 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

The South Okanagan is facing a health care crisis as family doctors continue to leave and retire, leaving thousands without a replacement or an option to see a...

RCMP members in Penticton celebrate their Pride

RCMP members in Penticton celebrate their Pride

Jun 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

Penticton RCMP are celebrating Pride Month along with the rest of the community, with 2SLGBTQ+ members of the force sharing their stories. Cst. Dayne Lyons,...

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