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Penticton News

Missing dog going home

Nov 18, 2018 / 2:10 pm

Ken McLennan had feared his beloved dog Penny was lost for good after she ran away when he was hit by a car while walking her on Halloween night, but on Sunday,...

Wine centre holiday-ready

Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The BC Wine Information Centre in Penticton hosted its annual open house Saturday, decking out the store in holiday regalia and offering a mix of artisanal...

Join the volunteer family

Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The group of volunteers who work with the Critteraid animal sanctuary in Summerland consider themselves a family, and on Sunday Nov. 18, you have the chance to...

Christmas on the Sicamous

Nov 17, 2018 / 6:12 pm

There are plenty of Christmas Markets happening this time of year around the okanagan, but there’s only one that takes place on a boat. The annual SS...

Rare falcon rescued

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:06 pm

An extremely rare species of falcon was found hopping around on the ground by a daycare centre in Trail, B.C. this week, prompting the South Okanagan...

MLA opposes logging plan

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Penticton MLA Dan Ashton has come out opposed to logging planned for a recreational area just outside the city frequented by mountain bikers and cross-country...

Filling gaps for homeless

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Penticton man is opening up his own organization aimed at helping the homeless, after noticing the gaps in care that current facilities in town offer. Tom...

Seniors seek liquor licence

Nov 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre has put a request in to city council for a liquor-primary permit, specifically for use during their social dinners and...

Two-vehicle crash

Nov 16, 2018 / 6:30 pm

Two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of Channel Parkway and Green Ave West just before 6 p.m. Friday. Emergency crews arrived on scene to...

Seniors want deer culled

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Penticton’s newly elected city council will hear about a perennial Penticton problem Tuesday. A delegation from Figueira’s manufactured home park...

Plaque for waterslide fiasco?

Nov 16, 2018 / 1:06 pm

The Protect Penticton Parks Society is asking the City of Penticton for permission to install a plaque in Skaha Lake Park to commemorate the great waterslide...

Go nuts about nuts

Nov 16, 2018 / 12:30 pm

For six years, B.C.-based Rancho Vignola has been putting on a two-day sale of imported nuts, dried fruits and candies at the Penticton Trade and Convention...

Smashed plaques still gone

Nov 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

Plans are slowly moving along to replace a number of commemorative plaques that were destroyed along the McCulloch trestle bridge on the KVR trail between...

Ride at your own risk

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

A popular portion of the KVR Railway between Summerland and West Bench has fallen into disrepair while a transfer of ownership two years in the making drags on....

Come write for Castanet!

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Good with words? Got a nose for news? If you live in the Penticton area, we've got an opportunity for you. Castanet News is looking for a freelance...

Argo loses hwys contract

Nov 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A Spanish multinational company is taking over the snow-clearing and maintenance contracts for highways and provincial roads in the Okanagan, Shuswap and...

Kozakevich back as chair

Nov 15, 2018 / 4:52 pm

The newly elected Regional District Okanagan Similkameen board had its inaugural meeting Thursday afternoon, with the 19 district and municipal representatives...

Homeless man dies in fire

Nov 15, 2018 / 3:47 pm

A homeless man in Osoyoos has perished after an overnight fire consumed the pickup he was sleeping in. Emergency crews were called to a fully engulfed Chevrolet...

Xmas market on Sicamous

Nov 15, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Penticton’s S.S. Sicamous will become a winter wonderland this weekend for its annual Christmas market. Dozens of vendors will sell handcrafted and...

Retail weed 'months away'

Nov 15, 2018 / 2:31 pm

With Penticton’s new city council about to debate the proposed framework for retail cannabis, the municipality says storefront weed is still...