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Disc golf season underway

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:14 pm

Families are being invited to give the sport of disc golf a try on Saturday in Penticton. It is being offered by Penticton United Disc Golf at the Rotary Marina...

Staffing ER for election time?

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:53 pm

UPDATE: 5:53 p.m. Interior Health has provided further comment on the money paid to doctors brought in to cover scheduling gaps at the South Okanagan General...

Bomb squad called in

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:05 pm

UPDATE 5:05 p.m. The Penticton RCMP is describing the item found at the site of Wednesday’s fatal shooting as “old dynamite taped in a bundle”...

Shooting victim identified

Apr 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

Castanet News has learned the identity of the victim in this week’s fatal shooting in Penticton. Randal Toews, 52, died after being shot at an apartment...

Mourning fallen workers

Apr 28, 2017 / 4:51 pm

Residents joined emergency responders, city staff and local dignitaries at the memorial tree at Penticton's McClaren Park Arena on Friday, to mark a solemn...

Fatal workplace accident

Apr 28, 2017 / 3:22 pm

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the victim passed away, and that they are investigating a "sudden death" at Skaha Ford. ...

Knife wielding burglar jailed

Apr 28, 2017 / 1:57 pm

A South Okanagan man was sentenced to 991 days behind bars for his involvement in a violent break and enter and several other offences. Bryce Williamson, 28,...

Wineries clean highway

Apr 28, 2017 / 12:57 pm

The Summerland Bottleneck Drive Association spent the morning picking up trash along Highway 97, as part of the adopt a road program. This is the 5th year the...

Less polished, more civil

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

The candidates were not as polished as their party leaders, but considerably more civilized during an all candidates forum for Penticton nominees held at the...

Bringing families together

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Families from all walks of life gathered at Penticton's Ooknakane Friendship Centre, Thursday night to share food, make friends and learn. There was a...

Charged for car theft

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Penticton RCMP is announcing charges against a man accused of car theft. On April 12 at about 1:20 a.m. police received a report of a 1986 Mazda 626 stolen...

Awards gala tickets on sale

Apr 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Western Canada Awards Gala, scheduled for May 5 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The gala includes dinner and the...

Trial delayed for final time?

Apr 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A man has been granted an adjournment in his assault causing bodily harm trial to bring in a new lawyer, but that adjournment comes with a stern warning –...

Community garden growing

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:42 pm

Incredible Edible Penticton is expanding its garden space and looking for people in the community to help out. Work groups are planned starting in May to make...

Car flips onto its side

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:25 pm

A car has flipped onto its side at the intersection of Camrose Street and Warren Avenue, though it's not clear if any major injuries were suffered. It's...

More issues with parks plan

Apr 27, 2017 / 3:50 pm

With the second draft of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan released, the Save Skaha Park Society is giving the document a failing grade. In a news release...

Shooting suspect released

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:42 pm

The person involved in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Penticton has been released without charge, according to the RCMP. “This was an isolated event,...

Fundraising for fireworks

Apr 27, 2017 / 1:13 pm

The Downtown Penticton Association is fundraising for a Canada 150 fireworks celebration. “We are looking to bring to Penticton the largest fireworks show...

Man allegedly kicks cop

Apr 27, 2017 / 1:03 pm

A 24-year-old Penticton man is facing several charges, after allegedly kicking a police officer in the head while being arrested. The Penticton RCMP was called...

Radio volunteers honoured

Apr 27, 2017 / 12:41 pm

Peach City Radio recently recognized and thanked the volunteers behind the community radio station in Penticton. A celebration was held April 23 at the Nest and...

Couple gives $30K to PRH

Apr 27, 2017 / 12:08 pm

Life in a small town has always held an attraction for Phyllis and Bert Terry. After living for years in small towns around BC and the Prairies, the Penticton...

Busy night for fire dept.

Apr 27, 2017 / 10:57 am

Oliver volunteer firefighters were busy running from one incident to the next on Wednesday night. At about 9 p.m. they responded to a single vehicle rollover on...

One-on-one with Greens

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's time to change with the times, according to B.C. Green Party candidate Connie Sahlmark in the Penticton riding, who says the "old-time...

Don't put the issue to bed

Apr 26, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A pair of mayors have publicly expressed concern to the Interior Health Authority over staffing and a perceived removal of beds at the South Okanagan General...

Urban owls leave the nest

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:20 pm

The third and final baby owl outside the Penticton courthouse has flown the nest, which created quite the scene downtown Wednesday afternoon. Dale Belvedere...

Intro to lawn bowling

Apr 26, 2017 / 3:11 pm

The Penticton Lawn Bowling Club is inviting people to give the activity a try prior to the start of the season, during a pair of open houses. “A lot of...

Sommelier Express returning

Apr 26, 2017 / 2:48 pm

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive is teaming up with the Kettle Valley Steam Railway to bring back the Grand Sommelier Express for a second year, June 24....

Social housing proposed

Apr 26, 2017 / 1:28 pm

A total of 15 units of subsidized housing for persons with cognitive disabilities and seniors may be coming to a Penticton neighbourhood. The public will get...

One dead after shooting

Apr 26, 2017 / 11:52 am

UPDATE: 11:52 a.m. A neighbour in 998 Creston Avenue where a man has been shot dead says he heard banging on all of the doors in the building before the shots...

Rumble at the Sicamous

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

While it was largely civil, education seemed to hit a nerve during the third of four all-candidates forums in the Penticton riding Tuesday evening. The debate,...

Downtown housing pitched

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Affordable high-density housing could be coming to downtown Summerland, if a local non-profit housing society gets its way. The Parkdale Place Housing Society...

Rudderless on lumber

Apr 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The NDP's natural resources critic is concerned with a lack of any publicly stated direction from the federal government to protect the softwood lumber...

City sues dispensary owner

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

The City of Penticton is turning to the courts to shut down an unlicensed marijuana dispensary that claims to already be closed. The City has been fighting a...

Protesting at the courthouse

Apr 25, 2017 / 4:16 pm

About 10 residents gathered outside Penticton's courthouse to protest what they call minimal sentencing on the South Okanagan's petty criminals. The...

Developer pushing onwards

Apr 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

The developer behind a controversial 380-unit seniors development in Summerland says they remain committed to addressing the local hatchery’s concerns,...

Police nab banned driver

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:32 pm

A Penticton man is facing a slew of charges after allegedly fleeing from police last week. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said on April 19, police attempted to stop a...

$60k fine for 'shroom plant

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm

A Princeton mushroom farm has been handed a $60,000 fine from WorkSafeBC over an incident involving an active machine with no safety guard. While WorkSafe...

Beard Festival grand finale

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The second annual Okanagan Beard Festival came to a close Monday night, capping off a total of six nights of judging over 14 weeks. Fifty-six competitors took...

Park plan open to comment

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The second draft of the City of Penticton’s parks and recreation plan is now public. The document, containing over 150 recommendations, is available...

Shooting victim has a medal

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A gunshot victim from an Oliver shooting on Apr. 19 has his own past and present of run-ins with the law, including a past conviction of assault with a weapon...

Local volunteers honoured

Apr 24, 2017 / 1:59 pm

As National Volunteer Week opens, the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre is recognizing the winners of the Pillar Community Innovation Awards. The...

Driver was alone in crash

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

The Penticton RCMP have determined a 35-year-old Penticton man was alone in his truck when it went through a guardrail and into the Penticton Channel at the...

Parking changes at PRH

Apr 24, 2017 / 11:21 am

Interior Health is advising the public about temporary parking changes being made at Penticton Regional Hospital, as construction on the new patient care tower...

No stranger to guns, drugs

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Afshin Maleki Ighani is no stranger to the law. Ighani, who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant and manhunt in connection with an Oliver shooting late last...

On your marks...

Apr 23, 2017 / 6:27 pm

Get set… Go! The Penticton Speedway had its first race day of the season on Sunday. Speedway announcer Alan Thom says the long wait since last season was...

Channel crash fatality

Apr 23, 2017 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Penticton RCMP have confirmed that a man pulled from a submerged pickup in the Okanagan River Channel has died since being taken to hospital....

Take my bike, please!

Apr 23, 2017 / 11:50 am

A man who had his motorcycle stolen yesterday isn’t that upset – not after police told him that the man who took it was chasing after his girlfriend...

Alpacas need a caregiver

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

In addition to running a cat sanctuary, sheltering up to 60 felines at a time, CritterAid in Summerland also cares for several pasture animals. The charity...

Duo at Shatford Centre

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

A brother and sister with an engaging story of music and travel will perform in Penticton next week. Susan and William Goldenberg will arrive in Penticton on...

Big green event

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Okanagan residents of all ages attended a symposium on climate change and alternative energy in Penticton on Saturday. Energy: our present our future, was...

Bikes, sunglasses returned

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

The RCMP returned two stolen bikes and several pairs of Oakley sunglasses to The Bike Barn in Penticton in recent weeks. Will Pratt, co-owner of the bike store...

Giant yard sale coming

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

There are not many communities where life is put on hold for half a day so that visitors can attend a giant yard sale. For the past six years on the last...

Protecting baby owls

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:58 pm

Volunteers from the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, SORCO, were at the Penticton Farmers' Market, Saturday, to advise the public about owls...

Oliver shooter arrested

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:29 pm

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. A man suspected of being responsible for a shooting in Oliver was arrested in Princeton early Saturday afternoon, following the report of a...

Child struck by vehicle

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:26 pm

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. A Penticton boy is mostly OK, after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday afternoon. “He has bruises and scrapes but no major...

Drowning at Yellow Lake

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:09 pm

UPDATE 3:09 P.M. RCMP have confirmed a man drowned in Yellow Lake Friday. Police have not released the name of the victim, but did say the man was 82 years old....

Hatchery opposes project

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Freshwater Fishery Society of B.C. appears to be getting frustrated with the developer behind a proposed 380-unit seniors development in Summerland. In an...

Work on BMX track coming

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Construction of a BMX track adjacent to Munson Mountain Park is scheduled to start during the first week of May. Contractors will be onsite and working with an...

New look for Smart Shopper

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

An old building in the heart of Penticton's downtown is getting a facelift. Work started this week to improve the facade on the Smart Shopper building on...