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Penticton News

Chimney Fire Safety Tips

Nov 22, 2006 / 2:46 pm

That fireplace you rely on for heat can also be dangerous. Penticton""s Deputy Fire Chief, Dave Spalding, says this is the time of year chimney fires happen....

Oliver Wine Village

Nov 22, 2006 / 11:29 am

A partnership between the Town of Oliver and the Co-operators Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) has been reached to develop the Wine Village in Oliver""s...

Teenager Sentenced

Nov 22, 2006 / 10:56 am

A Penticton teenager has received his punishment for his part in a brawl that resulted in five people being stabbed. The accused was 17 when he took part in a...

Psychiatrist Gets More Time

Nov 22, 2006 / 10:53 am

A former Penticton psychiatrist has been given an additional jail sentence. Larry Anderson is currently serving an 18-month sentence on charges of sexual and...

Statue Trial Delayed

Nov 21, 2006 / 2:01 pm

Another delay for the naked statue. Sculptor Michael Hermesh, creator of Frank the Naked Baggage Handler, is suing the City of Penticton. Hermesh is seeking...

Possible Bluffs Access

Nov 21, 2006 / 11:01 am

A local developer is asking for the city""s help in providing public access to the Skaha Bluffs. John Skinner of Penticton says he""d like council""s help with...

Deportation Protested

Nov 20, 2006 / 3:17 pm

For three-year-old Anderson Melgar, it was just a chance to blow some bubbles on a nice day. For his parents, German and Santos Molina, it was a last plea to...

Proposed Helmet Bylaw

Nov 20, 2006 / 1:34 pm

City Council wants kids to use their heads. A bylaw has been proposed to make helmet use mandatory at the Penticton Youth Skate Park, however, a staffing...

Trailer Fire

Nov 17, 2006 / 3:01 pm

Fire broke out in a trailer on Forsyth Drive in Penticton Friday afternoon. Smoke from the fire was visible for kilometres and while the exact extent of damages...

Penticton""s New Plan

Nov 17, 2006 / 12:38 pm

Penticton has a new plan. A new five-year destination marketing strategy for the city was unveiled this week to City Council and local tourism industry...

United Way Auction Results

Nov 17, 2006 / 11:21 am

Going once, going twice, sold! The Penticton United Way""s third annual fund raising radio auction has raised more than $11,000 for local charities. Dozens of...

Crime Of The Week

Nov 17, 2006 / 9:00 am

November 12th, 2006 to November 18th, 2006 At approximately 8:00PM on September 11th, 2006 two East Indian males were doing renovations at the Sheilings Motel...

Man Steals Bait Car

Nov 16, 2006 / 3:03 pm

A Penticton man is making news in Kelowna after being caught stealing a bait car. The 46-year-old Penticton man has become the seventh person caught by...

Anti-Resort Petition

Nov 16, 2006 / 1:58 pm

City Hall may be in favour of growing up, but some Penticton residents are against it. The Skaha Neighbourhood Group has formed to voice its objection to the...

SOEC Update

Nov 16, 2006 / 9:52 am

A visit to Oshawa earlier this week offered Penticton officials a first-hand look at the facility the South Okanagan Event Centre is patterned after and an...

Christmas Gala Ball

Nov 15, 2006 / 3:22 pm

It""s time to jingle all the way for charity. The OSNS Child Development Society""s annual Gala Christmas Ball is taking place this weekend in Penticton. Event...

Vaccination Use Up

Nov 15, 2006 / 1:49 pm

Traffic has been steady at Penticton flu clinics. Shelia Mcintosh, a public health nurse in Penticton, says response is up compared to last year. "We""ve had a...

Quist Family Update

Nov 14, 2006 / 4:13 pm

Things are getting better for the Quist family. The Summerland family was involved in a head-on crash late last month and have been recovering ever since....

Multiple Okanagan Crashes

Nov 14, 2006 / 2:08 pm

Poor road conditions have kept Princeton RCMP busy. Nine car accidents since Monday are being blamed on winter weather and driver inexperience. All of them took...

City Gets Money

Nov 14, 2006 / 1:08 pm

Speeding pays off, at least for the cops. Penticton-Okanagan MLA, Bill Barisoff, has announced more than $400,000 will be given to the City of Penticton. The...

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