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Penticton News Last 7 days

Loan bails out curling club

Aug 16, 2017 / 11:28 am

Penticton city council is bailing out the Penticton Curling Club with a $45,000 loan, as the club approaches what could be its biggest season ever. Manager...

ONA running for peace

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:34 am

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is holding a commemorative run from Hedley to Osoyoos Thursday to honour the 1990 OKA Run for Peace. The original run took place...

Wildfire sparks in Naramata

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:17 am

Naramata firefighters jumped quickly on a wildfire overnight in the South Okanagan community. Just after midnight, fire was reported on Smethurst Road. ...

New hotel green-lit

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

City council unanimously approved Tuesday another new hotel planned for Eckhardt Ave. West in Penticton. The 74-room hotel — the second to be approved...

Super 8 convert approved

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council gave the stamp of approval Tuesday to B.C. Housing’s plan to convert the Motel Super 8 on Main Street into social housing. The...

Pickleball problem settled

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Summerland Pickleball Club got what they were hoping for, through to the end of the outdoor season. Summerland council concluded in a meeting Monday that...

Mental health files surging

Aug 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton RCMP is in the process of hiring a mental health officer, who will be one part of the department’s new “Community Response and...

Fraser Rodgers going north

Aug 15, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Former Penticton Vees broadcaster Fraser Rodgers is moving north, and has accepted a position as the new voice of the WHL Prince George Cougars. Fraser Rodgers...

Ashton rakes in donations

Aug 15, 2017 / 3:21 pm

B.C. Liberal Penticton MLA Dan Ashton raked in the cash in the run up to this spring’s provincial election. In advance of election day on May 9, Ashton...

District auctioning off lot

Aug 15, 2017 / 2:30 pm

A 1.3 acre property owned by the District of Summerland will be going up for auction, despite some councillors raising concerns about its proximity to trails. ...

Ag centre takes next step

Aug 15, 2017 / 11:05 am

The District of Summerland is contributing $15,000 towards the development of a business plan for an Okanagan Agriculture Innovation Centre. The proposed centre...

3 charged following beating

Aug 15, 2017 / 10:37 am

Three young men are facing charges of aggravated assault after allegedly jumping a man following a fight outside a downtown Penticton nightclub on Saturday...

Teens swarm police officers

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:48 am

A 16-year-old girl is facing several charges after leading an assault on a pair of Penticton RCMP officers. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said police were dealing with...

Hatchery still in the dark

Aug 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Summerland Fish Hatchery says they still have not received enough information from developers to support the controversial 404-unit seniors housing project...

Solar business booming

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A Summerland solar technology company is doing big business with area wineries. Swiss Solar Tech Ltd. is putting the finishing touches on a major installation...

Market temporarily moving

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:23 pm

The Penticton Farmer’s Market is on the move. For the Aug. 19 and 26 markets, vendors will be situated on the 500 and 600 blocks on Main Street. Market...

Teen arsonist gets 3 years

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

A teenager who burned down a Penticton townhouse complex last year has been sentenced to a little more than three years in prison. Sydney Leer, 18, pleaded...

Crash sends person to PRH

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:41 pm

One person was rushed to hospital following a crash on the Channel Parkway in Penticton on Monday. Emergency crews were called to Highway 97 near Warren Ave. at...

Peachfest film fest winners

Aug 14, 2017 / 12:24 pm

The 3rd annual ReelPeachFest film festival is announcing this year’s winners. Submitted one to three minute films were shown prior to each evening’s...

Prices up, supply down

Aug 14, 2017 / 11:08 am

Home prices continue to surge in the South Okanagan. Year-to-date numbers released Monday by the B.C. Real Estate Association state the average price of a home...

MP to 'Ride the Riding'

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

South Okanagan - West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is hopping onto his bicycle to “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Cannings will tour...

'A great Peach Festival'

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival came to a close Sunday evening under clear skies. The wildfire smoke that filled the valley touched most of the...

Chantel takes the title

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The annual Skaha Lake Ultra Swim took place in Penticton Sunday morning and a 16-year-old female won by almost 16 minutes. The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is a...

Marine search waters

Aug 13, 2017 / 7:41 am

Penticton Fire Marine Rescue were sent out yesterday afternoon to respond to reports of a boat in distress. MR-201and Naramata responded, but neither team found...

Skaha Ultraswim goes today

Aug 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

It’s the closing day of the 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival. After a 14 year hiatus, the Skaha Lake Ultraswim is making its return today, starting at...

Reopening the dog house

Aug 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Critteraid in Summerland is reopening its “Dog House” division in a bid to help as many animals in the Okanagan Valley as possible. The charity has...

Crews douse stump fire

Aug 12, 2017 / 4:40 pm

Penticton Fire Rescue was called into action around 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 12, after receiving a call about a stump fire in the 300 block of Vancouver Avenue....

Photos: Grand parade wows

Aug 12, 2017 / 3:25 pm

Thousands of people packed downtown Penticton Saturday morning for the Peters Bros. Grand Parade. The parade followed a new route this year, heading down...

ER will remain open

Aug 12, 2017 / 1:49 pm

Despite thinking they would have to temporarily close down the South Okanagan General Hospital emergency room in Oliver Sunday due to a doctor shortage,...

Photos: Pritchett on stage

Aug 12, 2017 / 10:27 am

Okanagan Lake Park was packed with country music fans on Friday night for the third day of the 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival. British Columbia’s...

Winery dock strikes a nerve

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Neighbours of a winery in Osoyoos are trying to stop the construction of a large commercial dock being built on Osoyoos Lake. La Stella Winery is in the process...

Peachfest parade today

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival is entering its fourth day Saturday, to be kicked off by the Peters Brothers Grand Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m....

New district proposed

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is considering creating a new electoral district, by splitting Area “D” in two. Area “D”...

Police hunting bank robber

Aug 11, 2017 / 7:01 pm

The Penticton RCMP is turning to the public for help identifying a bank robber. Police were called to the Valley First Credit Union at 184 Main Street on Aug. 9...

Valley stomps Napa grape

Aug 11, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Okanagan tourism promoters might want to hire actress Rachael Leigh Cook as a spokesperson. Cook was recently in the Okanagan filming Summer in the Vineyard, a...

Temporary closure of ER

Aug 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

The Emergency room at South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver will likely be closed Sunday evening due to a doctor shortage. Interior Health says the...

Rock climber critically hurt

Aug 11, 2017 / 12:29 pm

A female rock climber has been critically injured in a climbing accident at Penticton's Skaha Bluffs. Dale Jorgenson with Penticton & District Search...

NHLer helping local kids

Aug 11, 2017 / 11:53 am

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and former Penticton resident Duncan Keith is partnering with the Child and Youth Development Centre to improve the lives of local...

Photos: Trooper at Peachfest

Aug 11, 2017 / 11:35 am

Iconic Canadian rock-band Trooper headlined the Peter’s Bros. main stage in Okanagan Lake Park for night two of the Penticton Peach Festival. Thousands of...

Star party at observatory

Aug 11, 2017 / 10:37 am

There will be no better place in the Okanagan to view the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night than the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory...

Sandcastles support charity

Aug 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 37th annual Penticton Peach Festival sandcastle building competition Thursday had an even stronger turnout than expected. Held every year at Skaha Beach...

Peachfest goin' country

Aug 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

It’s country music night at the 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival. Aaron Pritchett is making his return to the Peach City, headlining the main stage in...

Biz excellence awards open

Aug 10, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Nominations are now open for the 30th annual Penticton Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards. Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories to...

Marina rebuild gets a boost

Aug 10, 2017 / 5:10 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is stepping up to help the Naramata Yacht Club rebuild from the extensive damage it took during this...

Penticton celebrates Pride

Aug 10, 2017 / 4:33 pm

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride will be holding a number of celebrations over the next few days. A Pride Week Proclamation was read on Penticton City Hall...

Ski resort broken into

Aug 10, 2017 / 4:28 pm

Thieves broke into Baldy Mountain Resort near Oliver early Monday morning, stealing thousands of dollars worth of gear. The theft occurred around 4:00 a.m. on...

Jubilee Motel sold

Aug 10, 2017 / 2:18 pm

Penticton’s Jubilee Motel has sold for $1.2M, according to the Western Investor. The 26-unit motel was purchased by a B.C. numbered company incorporated...

Wildfire donations stolen

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:23 am

The Penticton McDonald's is hoping someone will recognize a man who stole a bin containing donations for B.C. wildfire victims. People manager Caitlyn...

Sandbag pickup progressing

Aug 10, 2017 / 10:51 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen says they are making good progress cleaning up tens of thousands of sandbags across the region. Upwards of 93,000...

Gallery: Peachfest air shows

Aug 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

A trio of aerial shows wowed thousands of Peach Fest attendees Wednesday evening along Okanagan Lake in Penticton. Things opened with the Canadian Armed Forces...

Aerial shows light the sky

Aug 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival opened Wednesday with the roar of jet engines as three aerial shows dazzled crowds along Okanagan Lake. Despite the...

Trooper headlining tonight

Aug 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

It’s day two of the Penticton Peach Festival. Iconic Canadian rock band Trooper is headlining the main stage in Okanagan Lake Park tonight at 9:35 p.m....

Construction crews 'flat out'

Aug 9, 2017 / 7:00 pm

It’s been a busy year for homebuilders in Penticton. New home starts are up nearly 160 per cent in the first six months of 2017, when compared to the same...

Bear activity up a 'blip'

Aug 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

The South Okanagan isn’t seeing the same kind of increase in black bear complaints when compared to other parts of the province. The Conservation Officer...

Primed for a throwdown

Aug 9, 2017 / 1:03 pm

The annual Pentown Throwdown fundraiser Saturday will donate all proceeds to the Youth Engagement Strategy Project. The Pentown Throwdown BMX and skateboard...

Charges ruin taxidermist

Aug 9, 2017 / 1:01 pm

A Keremeos taxidermist lost his business, has been ostracized by the hunting community, and has become estranged to his father as the result of poaching charges...

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