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Penticton high-rise approved

Penticton high-rise approved

Dec 13, 2009 / 11:00 am

The final rezoning approval for the P2 high rise in downtown Penticton passed with flying colors. Council voted this week 6-1 in favour, with Councillor Garry...

Destination Osoyoos launches guide

Destination Osoyoos launches guide

Dec 13, 2009 / 7:00 am

Destination Osoyoos launched its 2010 Official Osoyoos Visitors Guide Friday. It was the earliest launch ever for the promotional booklet and one of the...

Federal money flowing into Okanagan

Dec 12, 2009 / 2:30 pm

A busy day for Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day, who was in the South Okanagan practically giving away Federal money. Day was in Oliver Saturday morning,...

Eco-industrial park to be built in Oliver

Eco-industrial park to be built in Oliver

Dec 12, 2009 / 2:00 pm

Construction will soon begin on an environmentally-sustainable enterprise park in Oliver now that partnership funding for the project is in place, the Osoyoos...

Charity groups keeping homeless warm

Dec 12, 2009 / 11:00 am

The Salvation Army and the Churches in Penticton are doing their part in keeping the homeless warm. Reverend Peter from the Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church...

Part of 4-lane Sland hwy section opens

Part of 4-lane S""land hwy section opens

Dec 12, 2009 / 10:00 am

Part of the four lane portion of Highway 97 near the Summerland construction area is open. Last Friday, December 4, Arthon Construction opened the 4-lanes in...

Charity challenge tops $31,500

Charity challenge tops $31,500

Dec 12, 2009 / 9:00 am

With the Christmas Charity Challenge one day away, the bounty for local charity has reached $31,500. With ticket sales now standing at more than 2,500 for...

Keremeos FD battle house fire

Keremeos FD battle house fire

Dec 10, 2009 / 11:00 am

At approximately 2.20 p.m. on Wednesday December 9, Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department were paged to a structure fire on Highway 3 east of Keremeos. On arrival,...

Vees Charity Challenge hits $25,000

Vees Charity Challenge hits $25,000

Dec 9, 2009 / 5:02 pm

The Christmas Charity Challenge bounty is now up to $25,000. If 3,500 fans attend the Penticton Vees/Vernon Vipers game at the SOEC on Saturday, $25,000 will be...

Cops find illegal wildlife, drugs, guns

Cops find illegal wildlife, drugs, guns

Dec 9, 2009 / 1:00 pm

They found drugs, weapons and illegal wildlife mounts. RCMP are accustomed to finding pot plants and weapons when executing a drug search warrant, but officers...

Penticton pool expansion clears hurdle

Penticton pool expansion clears hurdle

Dec 9, 2009 / 12:32 pm

Penticton City Council has awarded the architectural services contract for the Community Centre renovation and pool expansion to Bruce Carscadden Architects...

Tom Jackson raises $8,000

Tom Jackson raises $8,000

Dec 9, 2009 / 9:30 am

North of 60 star Tom Jackson stopped in Penticton Monday night as part of the 'Singing For Supper' concert tour. It was a great turnout and the Salvation Army's...

Teneycke appears in court

Teneycke appears in court

Dec 8, 2009 / 12:55 pm

A convicted South Okanagan sex offender appeared in Penticton Provincial Court Monday. Ronald Teneycke is in custody and is facing a number of charges after...

Chimney fire moves to attic of home

Chimney fire moves to attic of home

Dec 7, 2009 / 10:50 pm

The Keromeos Volunteer Fire Department responded to what was initially thought to be a routine chimney fire at 3:00 pm Sunday. However, the first crews on the...

Victim wants some of gangsters cash

Victim wants some of gangster""s cash

Dec 4, 2009 / 6:00 am

Dave Loeppkey says the government has to buck-up to victims of crime. The Osoyoos man was shot by gangster Doug Vanalstine four years ago. The self-professed UN...

3-year-old girl in middle of drug bust

3-year-old girl in middle of drug bust

Dec 3, 2009 / 9:15 am

Penticton RCMP have two men in custody following a drug bust on Eckhardt Avenue Wednesday. Police arrested four people in a vehicle (two were later released...

Jewellery thief gets three years

Jewellery thief gets three years

Dec 2, 2009 / 6:00 pm

A Penticton man will be going to jail for three years for stealing jewellery. Jack Stewart, 35, pled guilty in Penticton Provincial Court Tuesday to charges of...

Man found covered in blood

Man found covered in blood

Dec 2, 2009 / 1:44 pm

A Penticton woman is facing assault charges after allegedly hitting a man in the head with a bottle. The 34-year-old Penticton man was found laying on the...

Vandal targets Grand Forks park

Vandal targets Grand Forks park

Dec 2, 2009 / 9:37 am

Someone is going to great lengths to make sure trees aren't going to grow in a park in Grand Forks. RCMP are investigating two suspicious events which have...

Career criminals arrested in Penticton

Career criminals arrested in Penticton

Dec 1, 2009 / 4:00 pm

A pair of career criminals have been arrested in Penticton. The Vernon residents were arrested Tuesday by members of the drug task force in a vehicle in the...

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