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Penticton News

Help for tourism in south

May 23, 2019 / 3:23 pm

The federal Minister of Tourism Melanie Joly stopped by for lunch and a speech in Penticton Thursday, touting the benefits of the new $58.5 million Canadian...

Shelter pepper sprayed

May 23, 2019 / 2:41 pm

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. The Penticton RCMP says the man responsible for deploying bear spray inside Penticton’s downtown homeless shelter has turned himself in,...

Worries over landfill's future

May 23, 2019 / 1:32 pm

Concerns about the future of Campbell Mountain landfill have prompted the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to send a formal letter to the City of...

Eastside Rd. reopened

May 23, 2019 / 10:14 am

Eastside Road north of Okanagan Falls has reopened to traffic after a washout undermined the roadway over the long weekend. The Ministry of Transportation and...

Leaky condo suit snares city

May 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton has been entangled in a lawsuit filed by the owners at a pair of condo towers over allegations of shoddy workmanship and poor design. The...

Fierce and Feminine in drag

May 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

A drag show with a cause is coming to Penticton next weekend raising money for the YES Project and raising awareness about Pride Month. It's being...

Giant's Head run going retro

May 22, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Summerland annual Giant’s Head Run is going retro, with a 80s theme this year. The family fun run will take place June 1 at 6 p.m., a marquee event of...

Ellis St. block party on Friday

May 22, 2019 / 6:30 pm

This Friday’s Ellis on the Rise block party hosted by the Downtown Penticton Association will also be raising money for youth outdoor summer programs....

FaceTime leads to arrest

May 22, 2019 / 1:26 pm

A man in the Ellis Street area of Penticton got the strangest FaceTime call of his life Tuesday night, one that led to the arrest of a wanted man. Kristopher...

Tree to celebrate gov't

May 22, 2019 / 12:15 pm

A tree commemorating the hard work of local government employees will be planted at the green space beside City Hall as part of celebrations taking place in...

New day at the OSA

May 22, 2019 / 11:39 am

The Okanagan School of the Arts has a new face at the helm after Robin Robertson resigned her post on May 16 after just a few months in the role. Board member...

Refunds for Gucci Mane tix

May 22, 2019 / 11:09 am

The rumour that had been swirling after several Gucci Mane concerts in Canada were postponed has been confirmed by the South Okanagan Events Centre: Gucci...

Pharmacy gets first nod

May 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Penticton city council has given preliminary approval for the rezoning for a corner property across from Penticton Regional Hospital. Council heard Tuesday a...

Safety Village free open bike

May 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Penticton Safety Village is looking to expand its availability to kids around town by offering free open bike hours after school, during which the gates are...

Have you found an ORock?

May 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

If you spot a painted rock somewhere in the Okanagan, check the back — you may have found one of the many "ORocks" that people have been hiding...

Bucking bulls at Speedway

May 21, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Get ready to hear a lot of "Yeehaw!" at the Penticton Speedway this weekend with the return of Bull-A-Rama. For six years running, the Speedway has...

3 Blind Mice a city park?

May 21, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton’s parks and recreation committee has been given the go ahead to study the creation of a new city park in the Three Blind Mice area...

City opens up for legal pot

May 21, 2019 / 5:18 pm

The City of Penticton is throwing its existing retail cannabis policy out the window, and moving towards a more liberal cap-based system. Council voted Tuesday...

Sidewalk sitting ban green-lit

May 21, 2019 / 3:34 pm

Penticton city council has approved a controversial bylaw amendment that will make it illegal to sit or lie on some sidewalks downtown during the summer. The...

Raising dough for SOWINS

May 21, 2019 / 11:56 am

The numbers are in, and it turns out a lot of dough was raised at Boston Pizza in Penticton earlier this month at a fundraising event for the South Okanagan...