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Penticton News

'Inundated' with requests

Oct 15, 2019 / 6:27 pm

A warning from the city’s chief financial officer about a surge in spending requests didn’t stop city councillors Tuesday from making their cases...

60+ convictions, more jail

Oct 15, 2019 / 3:06 pm

A man with more than 60 convictions has been sentenced to 170 days in jail for assaulting two women during a dispute over a parking spot, just weeks after he...

Students call for housing

Oct 15, 2019 / 2:10 pm

Okanagan College students were before city council Tuesday to ask the city to consider supporting student housing projects. Council held one of its regular...

One man, $21k fundraiser

Oct 15, 2019 / 12:45 pm

Penticton carpenter Barry Zarudenec first held a fundraising for the SPCA five years ago, with the goal of raising $1,500. As an animal lover, he just wanted...

Serious collision on Parkway

Oct 15, 2019 / 11:05 am

The driver in a serious collision on Penticton's Channel Parkway had to be extricated from the vehicle Tuesday morning. The crash happened about 10:40 a.m....

Alice Cooper to play SOEC

Oct 15, 2019 / 9:31 am

Rock music legend Alice Cooper will play the South Okanagan Events Centre next year. The “Godfather of Shock Rock” will visit Penticton Sunday April...

Celtic Illusion at the SOEC

Oct 15, 2019 / 9:24 am

A dance and magical illusion sensation that has captured audiences in Australia is debuting in Canada in 2020, with one stop at the South Okanagan Events...

Bear safe audits underway

Oct 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Authorities are on the road in the South Okanagan checking to ensure private properties are adhering to bear-safe practices when it comes to bringing garbage...

All aboard the terror train

Oct 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm

The Terror Train is rolling through Summerland again this Halloween, promising an even spookier experience. The Kettle Valley Steam Railway staff and volunteers...

Comedy at the Cleland

Oct 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Comedy veteran Herb Dixon will be in Penticton next month, bringing his legendary Harley Davidson impersonation to the Cleland Theatre on Nov. 9. Dixon has...

Eyelids felt like sandpaper

Oct 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

Imagine feeling sandpaper scraping across your eyes every time you blink. That's what rescue cat Ron Weasley was living with when he was homeless, before...

Fire department needs input

Oct 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Osoyoos Fire Department is looking for public input into what they would like to see moving forward. "As the Osoyoos Fire Department moves into new...

Still missing, still searching

Oct 12, 2019 / 7:16 pm

Phillip Schuhmacher's family is not giving up hope that they will find him. The 36-year-old went missing from his family's rural ranch on Highway 3A...

Sockeye to finally reach lake

Oct 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

For the first time in over 50 years, sockeye salmon returning from the ocean through the South Okanagan will have a path through the Penticton dam to Okanagan...

RCMP requests another $1M

Oct 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Penticton RCMP has submitted a request to the city for funding for five new officers and three new support staff, a proposal that would cost the...

Demolition day at skatepark

Oct 11, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The community of Oliver is invited to “demolition day” at the Small Wheels park. Oliver Parks and Recreation says the revitalized skateboard park...

Local workshop on bees

Oct 11, 2019 / 3:49 pm

The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship is giving South Okanagan residents a free chance to learn more about common native plants and pollinators in the region. A...

Advance polls turnout brisk

Oct 11, 2019 / 2:16 pm

Turnout has been brisk at advance polls in Penticton. Castanet News visited both polling stations — the Convention Centre and Seniors Centre —...

Pricey statue had to move

Oct 11, 2019 / 12:13 pm

The $36,000 "Helping Hand" statue that Valley First and the City of Penticton split the cost of has had to be moved. It was designed around an...

Tourism wants hotel tax

Oct 11, 2019 / 11:41 am

The Oliver Tourism Association is looking for a boost in funding from the town and RDOS to support its efforts to roll out a hotel tax in the community. Oliver...