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Penticton News

Public hearing on resort

Mar 21, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A long-discussed residential development at the Twin Lakes golf course will soon face public scrutiny at an open hearing, the Regional District of Okanagan...

Hwy 3 open again

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:48 pm

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has been cleared and traffic is moving again in both directions. ORIGINAL 4:45 p.m. Highway 3 is closed in both...

Drought worries close dam

Mar 21, 2019 / 4:35 pm

The Washington State Department of Ecology is slowing the flow of water out of Osoyoos Lake earlier than usual due to concerns of drought. The department says...

Holding out for housing

Mar 21, 2019 / 3:30 pm

The Penticton RCMP is gearing up for an increase in street activity downtown with the closure of the winter homeless shelters at the end of the month. Police in...

'Signature' triathlon sought

Mar 21, 2019 / 3:02 pm

The City of Penticton is putting its last weekend in August on the market, looking for organizers of a “signature” triathlon event. The municipality...

Bulky item pickup soon

Mar 21, 2019 / 1:17 pm

Spring cleaning is underway at many South Okanagan households, and garbage crews are holding bulky item collections in the coming weeks. Penticton residents can...

'Pics and Sticks' nearing

Mar 21, 2019 / 11:29 am

The South Okanagan Pics and Sticks charity hockey event is less than two months away and tickets are now on sale. Hosted by Canadian country music star Gord...

Naked men help triathlete

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

With the help of plenty of liquid courage, a group of Penticton men bared it all in front of a full house at the Barking Parrot Wednesday night. The second...

Assault victim left frustrated

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man is feeling let down by the criminal justice system after the only man charged in an unprovoked swarming attack on him downtown in 2017 was...

Spring means motorcycles

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Warm weather has returned, and with it comes motorcycles on Okanagan roads. The Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association wants drivers to keep an extra eye out,...

Permanent stage off the table

Mar 20, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Mayor John Vassilaki is no longer interested in the idea of adding a permanent stage and green room to Okanagan Lake Park. He previously submitted a notice of...

Club snags big tournament

Mar 20, 2019 / 6:46 pm

Some of Canada’s best amateur female golfers will descend on the desert this summer, as the Osoyoos Golf Club hosts the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur...

New local drug unit coming

Mar 20, 2019 / 4:16 pm

The Penticton RCMP will be putting some new pressure on local drug dealers this year with the launch of a new dedicated drug unit. Dubbed the “Street...

Homeless beaten, robbed

Mar 20, 2019 / 3:30 pm

Four people are facing charges after allegedly mugging two homeless men in Penticton. Police began investigating the robbery and assault on March 14, learning...

Cannabis fees decided

Mar 20, 2019 / 12:43 pm

Potential cannabis retail businesses in Osoyoos will pay $500 for a business license, making it one of the cheaper places in the South Okanagan to operate such...

Leave baby owls on ground

Mar 20, 2019 / 11:20 am

Owl and other bird-of-prey babies are just around the corner with the arrival of spring, and the SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre in Oliver is reminding people to...

Beloved local passes away

Mar 20, 2019 / 9:55 am

Bruce Johnson, a longtime advocate for children and charities in the Penticton area and beyond, passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer. A family member...

Cannings on federal budget

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

"There's things that I'm happy to see and things that I'm disappointed to see." That was South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard...

New wine season begins

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Forget the groundhog — the surest sign of spring in the Okanagan is when wineries open their doors for the season and vineyards start pruning their vines...

Twin-rink arena put on ice

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton will study options to keep the aging Memorial and McLaren arenas operational for another 10 years, after which the city hopes to have...

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