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Penticton News

Plants deadly to horses

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

A species of plants known to be deadly to horses if consumed is showing up around farms and rural properties in Summerland and throughout the Okanagan. ...

Lured kids with candy

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Residents of a South Main Street housing complex in Penticton received a disturbing notice Wednesday — a man had been spotted attempting to lure children...

Tennis club gets kids moving

Aug 12, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Tennis Club (PTC)l held three week-long Junior Summer Camps this year and saw players as young as four stepping onto the court. These camps are...

Ec-Dev specialist leaving

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:46 pm

The City of Penticton’s economic development specialistAndrew Kemp is leaving Penticton after 14 months to follow his wife to Suva, Fiji as she accepts an...

Free homes up for grabs

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:19 pm

Looking for a new home? How about one for free? A local design company is giving away two houses for free. Located on Ellis street, 583 and 575 are both...

Power lines stall traffic

Aug 12, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Power lines down on Eckhardt Avenue west of Comox Street have traffic rerouted in Penticton Wednesday as emergency crews respond. Two lines are down on top of...

Slow progress on nat'l park

Aug 12, 2020 / 11:34 am

Parks Canada says progress is being made on a proposed national park in the South Okanagan, with much of the last year's activity focused on negotiations...

Drowning victim was 61

Aug 12, 2020 / 10:04 am

RCMP have confirmed that a 61-year-old man drowned at Okanagan Lake Beach on Tuesday, where emergency crews responded at 2:30 p.m. after several people on the...

Museum reopening soon

Aug 12, 2020 / 9:29 am

Doors to the Penticton Museum & Archives will reopen on Tuesday, August 18 and continue with limited hours and access. The museum noted it will be adhering...

Flood, fish fixes in creek

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

The City of Penticton is right in the middle of their efforts to upgrade Penticton Creek before salmon return in the fall. Ian Chapman, the City of Penticton...

White power stickers at pub

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

"It's OK to be white." Two stickers with those words and a depiction of a racist hand symbol were part of the decor at a Keremeos pub this weekend...

Museum given face lift

Aug 11, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The Oliver museum has been struggling with drafts, hot and cold issues year-round and the outside wood has been degrading due to the building's old windows....

Pandemic in bighorn sheep

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:00 pm

While humans are dealing with their own pandemic, the Okanagan's bighorn sheep population is facing its own devastating disease. Mycoplasma ovinpneumoniae...

Death at Okanagan Lake

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:37 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed a death at Okanagan Lake Beach Tuesday afternoon, in response to a Castanet request for information...

Mill site finally sold

Aug 11, 2020 / 2:19 pm

The sale of a mill site in Okanagan Falls long plagued by offers falling through has finally closed. The old Weyerhaeuser Mill location, previously intended...

Plea for value of tourism

Aug 11, 2020 / 12:26 pm

A Penticton outdoor activities company has written an impassioned letter to the provincial government, lauding the value of tourism and pleading for support for...

Community centre opening

Aug 11, 2020 / 9:59 am

The City of Penticton has announced that after five months of closure, its community centre will be reopening in gradual steps starting Aug. 13. “We have...

Three-vehicle pileup

Aug 11, 2020 / 7:35 am

An SUV driver was apparently detained after a multi-vehicle collision in Penticton Monday night. Residents say the driver of a Dodge Durango side-swiped a...

Rescue 30 feet up pole

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

A daring rescue of an osprey entangled in twine took place in Oliver Monday, thanks to the work of a man willing to shimmy 30 feet up a pole to the bird's...

The Hood top 10% in world

Aug 10, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Penticton's own Hooded Merganser restaurant received a happy surprise via email this week, learning that popular travel website TripAdvisor had ranked them...

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