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Penticton News

Virtual tasting room guide

Sep 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of Penticton has launched digital tasting room maps to make it easier to find and enjoy the 41 wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries...

Disputed duplex hearing

Sep 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

A proposal for a new build of duplexes in Summerland and a change to the OCP future land use designation from 'Low Density Residential' to 'Low...

Local Xmas show auditions

Sep 24, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Have a song in your heart or a desire to dance? Soundstage Productions in Penticton is holding auditions for its Christmas Spectacular concert to be held at the...

Indigenous flag at Town Hall

Sep 24, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The Town of Princeton has installed the Upper Similkameen Indian Band flag above Town Hall in recognition and respect of the territory. The flag will fly there...

Bad Tattoo 'sincerely sorry'

Sep 24, 2021 / 5:53 pm

A popular Penticton brewery has walked back its vows to refuse vaccine passport mandates, instead choosing to offer a public apology and resume regular service...

'We are unstoppable'

Sep 24, 2021 / 3:13 pm

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. "We are unstoppable, another world is possible!" That chant rang out along Penticton's Main Street Friday afternoon as youth and...

835 years of inspiring stories

Sep 24, 2021 / 12:59 pm

Meet some of Penticton's older residents who have contributed to the community as part of a week-long celebration leading up to International Day of Older...

Inside look at bird banding

Sep 24, 2021 / 11:16 am

The always-popular bird migration open house at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory is back after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19. Each October, the Okanagan...

Virus cluster at elementary

Sep 24, 2021 / 9:58 am

Students from one class at Oliver Elementary School are self-isolating following a cluster of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Families of students and teachers...

Excited for fans in the stands

Sep 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

The number one thing the Penticton Vees are looking forward to this season is having their fans back in the building. For most of the players on this year's...

Shelter dispute continues

Sep 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

BC Housing has fired back in court at the City of Penticton's lawsuit over the Victory Church shelter. The city filed a civil claim in July after the...

Local favourite heritage sites

Sep 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Penticton Museum & Archives will be showcasing a range of ‘favourite heritage sites’ throughout the community in an upcoming exhibit....

School supplies fundraiser

Sep 23, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Members from the women's Okanagan Hockey Academy U17 and U18 teams will be collecting school supplies in support of the South Okanagan Women in Need Society...

Breakfast club needs helpers

Sep 23, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The Penticton Speedway Foundation is looking for volunteers and helping hands with their breakfast programs, expanding to supply daily meals to four schools...

Changes to avoid passport

Sep 23, 2021 / 2:20 pm

A prominent brewery with locations in Penticton and Kelowna that publicly announced it would not take part in B.C.'s vaccine passport system has announced...

Students 'elect' Cannings

Sep 23, 2021 / 2:00 pm

Students across the nation participated in voting process for local candidates in their school’s riding for Federal Election Day on Monday. In the South...

Equine excursion

Sep 23, 2021 / 12:11 pm

Neigh-sayers have to see it with their own eyes. A Castanet reader sent us a video of a herd of horses trotting down Lakeshore Drive in Osoyoos. She told us it...

Fee increases at RDOS

Sep 23, 2021 / 11:12 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is looking at increasing development-related fees, the first time the board has reviewed them in close to a...

Campfire ban rescinded

Sep 23, 2021 / 10:20 am

The District of Summerland and Fire Chief Glen Noble has rescinded the fire ban for the area, effective as of noon on Thursday. The ban was dropped due to the...

Fighting against paralysis

Sep 23, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Penticton family is hoping for support for their father, who has been challenged with numerous medical battles and now faces months in the ICU after an injury...