Penticton News

OSRA announces candidates

Oct 8, 2008 / 3:00 pm

The Okanagan-Skaha Residents Association is getting involved in the municipal election in a big way. The association has unveiled a slate of nine candidates for...

Fire in wall smokes family out

Oct 8, 2008 / 11:44 am

Residents of a South Okanagan home have been smoked out. A single family home on Haven Hills Road in Penticton caught fire just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. Fire...

Playground being upgraded

Playground being upgraded

Oct 6, 2008 / 4:03 pm

A South Okanagan park will be re-opening in November with new equipment. Penticton’s largest playground, Skaha Park Playworld, will be closing on Wednesday to...

Transmission project approved

Oct 4, 2008 / 3:00 pm

An application from FortisBC has been approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission. The BCUC announced its approval for FortisBC’s Okanagan...

Woman arrested for drugs & assault

Oct 3, 2008 / 10:05 am

A Penticton woman faces numerous charges after attempting to sell drugs to an off duty police officer. The incident took place Wednesday. "Marie Allaby, 24, has...

Kimberly seeks re-election

Kimberly seeks re-election

Oct 2, 2008 / 3:00 pm

Penticton Mayor, Jake Kimberly, will be seeking another term as Mayor. Kimberly made it official with an announcement at the Penticton Golf & Country Club...

Double fatal crash in Oliver

Oct 1, 2008 / 12:19 pm

A vehicle crash claimed the lives of two South Okanagan men over the weekend. An orchardist in Oliver discovered a crash scene on his property in the 3100 block...

Kimberley announces future Thursday

Kimberley announces future Thursday

Oct 1, 2008 / 5:00 am

Will he or won't he? Penticton Mayor, Jake Kimberley, will put an end to speculation on his political future Thursday. The mayor emailed a one sentence news...

Garage and pickup go up in flames

Sep 30, 2008 / 12:45 pm

A garage and a pickup truck have been destroyed by fire in the South Okanagan. Members of the Princeton Fire Department responded to a call just after 8:30 p.m....

PIB/RDOS accord delayed

PIB/RDOS accord delayed

Sep 30, 2008 / 5:00 am

Grand Chief Steward Philip of the Penticton Indian Band says they have been stood up. After years of hard work between the PIB, the Osoyoos Indian Band, the...

Naramata water system honoured

Sep 27, 2008 / 12:36 pm

The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen has been honoured at the UBCM conference. The RDOS was presented with a 2008 Community Excellence Award for the...

Student reps talk to education officials

Sep 25, 2008 / 5:00 pm

Student representatives at Okanagan College in Penticton got a chance to ask some important questions of important people Wednesday. Two meetings took place...

Driving stolen truck leads to arrest

Driving stolen truck leads to arrest

Sep 24, 2008 / 3:30 pm

A South Okanagan man is in custody after being caught driving a stolen vehicle. A suspicious Ford F-350 was seen heading south bound on Main Street in Penticton...

Second drug bust near cop shop

Second drug bust near cop shop

Sep 24, 2008 / 9:40 am

Another drug house located close to a South Okanagan RCMP detachment has been discovered and dismantled. Penticton RCMP executed a drug search warrant Tuesday...

Make fire services an election issue

Make fire services an election issue

Sep 24, 2008 / 5:00 am

Fire protection should be a priority in the municipal vote. A statement released by the Penticton Professional Firefighters Union is urging residents to elect a...

Teen arsonists sentenced

Teen arsonists sentenced

Sep 23, 2008 / 4:45 pm

It was an ending to one of the worst structure fires in Penticton‘s history. Three teenagers were sentenced in Penticton court Tuesday for their parts in an...

UBCM memorandum signed

UBCM memorandum signed

Sep 23, 2008 / 1:30 pm

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the province and the UBCM on local government participation in the 'new relationship' with Aboriginals....

Howard Berge pleads guilty

Howard Berge pleads guilty

Sep 23, 2008 / 9:46 am

The former head of the B.C. Law Society isn't speaking but Darline Harder of Penticton has something to say regarding Howard Berge's latest brush with the law....

Two charged after drug search

Sep 22, 2008 / 4:30 pm

Two people are facing charges after police searched a South Okanagan home and found drugs. Penticton RCMP executed a search warrant on a home on Haynes Street...

Eckhardt Avenue stabbing update

Eckhardt Avenue stabbing update

Sep 22, 2008 / 3:30 pm

A South Okanagan man is facing charges in connection with a weekend stabbing. A 46-year-old Penticton man was stabbed in the chest following an altercation with...