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Penticton News

Equipment elevates ski club

Mar 6, 2021 / 7:10 pm

The Apex Freestyle Club has set up a new piece of equipment for their team, one of only two of its kind in Canada, continuing to add to their training venue in...

COVID case on local flight

Mar 6, 2021 / 5:12 pm

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported on a recent Penticton flight. The BC Centre for Disease Control recently updated its list of COVID-19 exposures on B.C....

Maple season arrives

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:46 pm

Locals may be spotting buckets attached to trees all over Summerland, the unofficial announcement of the start of maple season. Maple Roch is tapping local...

SORCO open house axed

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

For the second year in a row, the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver has had to cancel its annual open house, the only time it is open to the public...

Key addiction centre closing

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

An addictions recovery centre for youth in Keremeos is shutting down at the end of the month after the agency that runs it decided not to submit a new proposal...

Turn your food to plant food

Mar 5, 2021 / 7:00 pm

The annual Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen compost bin sale is back, encouraging residents to turn their food scraps and yard waste into something...

Council no-show at protest

Mar 5, 2021 / 2:53 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. Approximately 100 people gathered at Gyro Park, peacefully protesting, some holding signs, some beside tents, some merely standing and...

5 years for beach attack

Mar 5, 2021 / 12:25 pm

Thomas Kruger-Allen has been sentenced to five years in a federal penitentiary for the 2019 Okanagan Beach attack on a stranger that left the man in a coma with...

Horgan on shelter dispute

Mar 5, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Premier John Horgan steered clear of getting involved in the war of words this week between Housing Minister David Eby and the Mayor of Penticton. Horgan was...

Hat in the ring for council

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

While the by-election to replace retired Penticton city councillor Jake Kimberley is still a few months away, at least one local has already announced his plans...

Golf is back and busy

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Golf season is in full swing at the Penticton Golf and Country Club, opening up this week to see golfers completely filling up their time slots....

Help for Mamas expands

Mar 4, 2021 / 7:00 pm

An organization focused on working with moms, dads and caregivers for resource navigation to help those in need is looking for a location in Penticton to...

Shred docs, stop crime

Mar 4, 2021 / 6:00 pm

You can help solve crime in the South Okanagan-Similkameen this month by simply shredding your unwanted documents. SOS Crime Stoppers and The UPS Store in...

Against Skaha liquor sales

Mar 4, 2021 / 3:56 pm

A small group of protestors gathered at Skaha Lake Park on Thursday, hoping to raise awareness about potential plans to add licensed liquor sales to the...

Fire dept. stands for Wills

Mar 4, 2021 / 1:34 pm

Words of encouragement are coming from Penticton firefighters for 10-year-old Pentictonite Wills Hodgkinson, who is facing his third battle with cancer. The...

Protest organizer persists

Mar 4, 2021 / 1:25 pm

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Desiree Franz is not backing down. Franz is the organizer behind a planned protest against the closure of the former Victory Church emergency...

Seeking cannabis thief

Mar 4, 2021 / 10:12 am

The Oliver RCMP are looking to identify a suspect after he allegedly assaulted staff at a cannabis store and proceeded to steal cannabis products. Police were...

Job loss leads to education

Mar 4, 2021 / 4:00 am

Sprott Shaw College in Penticton is seeing more students join their online education platform, taking an opportunity to go for a new career as they continue...

Concerns over lost resource

Mar 4, 2021 / 4:00 am

Residents of Penticton are voicing their concerns over an announcement this week that Pathways Addiction Resource Centre is having their funding pulled by...

Feedback sought on vendors

Mar 3, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Penticton City Council wants to hear from the community on the possible creation of beach vending hubs along the lakeshore. Council requested the Parks and...

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