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Penticton News

Days missing, still nothing

Oct 8, 2019 / 3:53 pm

"It's been days now, and we've got nothing. Nothing." Sandi Schuhmacher has been searching for her brother Phillip since he disappeared from...

Nasty crash in hwy snow

Oct 8, 2019 / 12:59 pm

Snowfall hit Southern B.C. travellers hard Tuesday, with reports coming in that a crash south of Princeton on Highway 3 has caused delays. Sandra Herd had just...

2 election forums this week

Oct 8, 2019 / 12:44 pm

South Okanagan voters in both federal ridings will get another chance to meet and hear from candidates during a pair of forums this week in Penticton and...

Action at problem house

Oct 8, 2019 / 11:03 am

An order demanding the demolition of a rat-infested abandoned house near Penticton’s downtown is having the intended effect. Demolition and asbestos...

Enbridge sues city manager

Oct 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

The City of Penticton’s chief administrative officer is being sued by his former employer for moving expenses the company wants back after he left to take...

Harasser cop gets discharge

Oct 7, 2019 / 4:06 pm

A former Penticton RCMP officer will avoid a jail sentence after admitting to harassing the wife of a fellow Mountie she was having an affair with. Rachelle...

Police seek wanted man

Oct 7, 2019 / 1:35 pm

The South Okanagan RCMP is turning to the public for help tracking down a wanted man. Andrew Paul Boyne, 48, is wanted on multiple warrants for driving while...

Plan an escape route

Oct 7, 2019 / 1:06 pm

The Penticton Fire Department is hosting a series of events this week for National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero...

Steps up to donate kidney

Oct 7, 2019 / 10:50 am

Medicine Hat resident John Boksteyn received a kidney transplant from a Penticton man after being on dialysis for three and a half years. Boksteyn had been...

5,000 at Fest of the Grape

Oct 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

For the 23 years the Festival of the Grape has taken place in Oliver, the ‘Babushka Queens’ have entered a team in the grape stomping competition....

Youth take the reel

Oct 6, 2019 / 5:00 am

The results of a festival based on youth filmmaking will be screened for free in Penticton. The Reel Youth Film Festival showcases work from young filmmakers...

Orphaned on the roadside

Oct 6, 2019 / 5:00 am

A group of kittens who were found orphaned on the road after their mothers were killed by cars are finally learning to trust humans. The sad story began in the...

Parents feel 'unemployed'

Oct 5, 2019 / 5:08 pm

Penticton parents came together with signs and strollers Saturday morning to protest current childcare shortages and let their elected officials know it's...

Unneeded fruit for charity

Oct 5, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Fruit Tree Project is hoping to gather 15,000 pounds of unwanted fruit from valley orchards this weekend in order to distribute the produce to...

Celeb chef at soup kitchen

Oct 4, 2019 / 7:00 pm

This Friday, Penticton's soup kitchen clients were treated to a signature dish from a well-known and award-winning Canadian chef. Victoire Bongo, the man...

'Sisters' walk to remember

Oct 4, 2019 / 2:28 pm

The Okanagan Nation Alliance held a Sisters in Spirit march Friday morning in Penticton, commemorating and raising awareness about the many Missing and Murdered...

Missing man prompts worry

Oct 4, 2019 / 1:47 pm

The Penticton RCMP are seeking the public's help in locating a man from Kaleden who has been reported missing since Thursday. Police received a requested to...

Rentals for families, seniors

Oct 4, 2019 / 10:11 am

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has continued her two-day tour announcing new affordable housing in South Okanagan communities Friday, with the...

Officers seek bear killer

Oct 4, 2019 / 5:00 am

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service and B.C. Wildlife Federation is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot...

Flashy four-packs hit shelves

Oct 4, 2019 / 5:00 am

Slackwater Brewing, Penticton's youngest brewery, has reached another milestone by completing their first run of canning two of their popular beers, which...

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