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Collaborative brew from all of Penticton's breweries raises thousands for local charitable organization

Collaborative brew from all of Penticton's breweries raises thousands for local charitable organization

Jan 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

A collaborative beer from all of Penticton's craft breweries has made a huge difference to a local charity. Every year during Penticton Beer Week, the...

Coalmont Road near Princeton reopened after rockslide

Coalmont Road near Princeton reopened after rockslide

Coalmont Jan 17, 2023 / 7:48 pm

UPDATE: 7:48 p.m. Coalmont Road has been reopened after an earlier rockslide, according to the Tulameen and District Fire Department. In a Facebook post, the...

South Okanagan SPCA finds parakeet in 'rough shape' in a snowbank

South Okanagan SPCA finds parakeet in 'rough shape' in a snowbank

Jan 17, 2023 / 6:00 pm

The South Okanagan/Similkameen branch of the BC SPCA is trying to reunite a little parakeet with its owner after being found in a snowbank. The rescue posted to...

Penticton amusement park gets lease expansion to take over public washrooms

Penticton amusement park gets lease expansion to take over public washrooms

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:38 pm

LocoLanding in Penticton will be expanding, just slightly. The amusement park gained approval from Penticton city council Tuesday to expand its land lease by...

Rockslide near Keremeos could be 'traumatizing' for some, residents wait to return home

Rockslide near Keremeos could be 'traumatizing' for some, residents wait to return home

Keremeos Jan 17, 2023 / 3:40 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. More than 20 people are still out on evacuation order on Tuesday after a rockslide tumbled down across Highway 3 and into an RV Park near...

Thieves in Penticton targeted Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen vehicles this weekend

Thieves in Penticton targeted Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen vehicles this weekend

Jan 17, 2023 / 3:02 pm

Four Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen vehicles were targeted by thieves this weekend, who stole catalytic converters. RDOS Parks vehicles near the...

Penticton RCMP nab man who stole ambulance, hid in neighbourhood bushes

Penticton RCMP nab man who stole ambulance, hid in neighbourhood bushes

Jan 17, 2023 / 2:32 pm

A man has been arrested after trying to steal an ambulance from the Penticton Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning. According to the Penticton RCMP, police...

Snakebite FIlm Festival is back in Penticton with its mission of uniting communities

Snakebite FIlm Festival is back in Penticton with its mission of "uniting communities"

Jan 17, 2023 / 11:44 am

Penticton's most unique and inviting film festival will be back this February, aiming to fulfil its mission of "awakening culture, uniting...

College offers welding program for women

College offers welding program for women

Jan 17, 2023 / 11:17 am

The Okanagan College is starting a new program aimed to encourage women to consider a career in welding. The Women of Steel Forging Forward Program at OC is...

Penticton should expect crowds and traffic downtown this weekend

Penticton should expect crowds and traffic downtown this weekend

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:00 am

The BC Hockey League is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Penticton this week with a series of events, and that will bring with it crowds and traffic...

South Okanagan-Similkameen charitable organizations have window to apply for federal pandemic recovery grant money

South Okanagan-Similkameen charitable organizations have window to apply for federal pandemic recovery grant money

South Okanagan Jan 17, 2023 / 4:00 am

Community service organizations in the South Okanagan Similkameen now have a window to apply for funding specifically for pandemic recovery adaptations. The...

Penticton's most colourful run is back this year in support of local kids

Penticton's most colourful run is back this year in support of local kids

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Wildstone Construction Colour4Kids Run in support of pediatric rehabilitation in the South Okanagan will be back in Penticton this year. On Sunday, June 11,...

Penticton Salvation Army offering free ESL lessons for immigrants

Penticton Salvation Army offering free ESL lessons for immigrants

Jan 16, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Penticton has announced a new program offering free English as a Second Language classes for immigrants in the community. Anyone looking...

Police in Penticton seize vehicle that smashed into local motel Friday

Police in Penticton seize vehicle that smashed into local motel Friday

Jan 16, 2023 / 2:06 pm

Penticton RCMP have seized a vehicle after it ran into a local motel, after the driver reportedly attempted to run over a bystander. On Friday, Jan. 13 at...

Highway 3 in Keremeos closed by rock slide that impacted local RV Park; 25-30 people evacuated

Highway 3 in Keremeos closed by rock slide that impacted local RV Park; 25-30 people evacuated

Keremeos Jan 16, 2023 / 1:06 pm

UPDATE: 3:32 p.m. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen director responsible for Electoral Area G, rural Keremeos, says no one was hurt in the rock...

Highway 97 to be closed for blasting for one hour Monday

Highway 97 to be closed for blasting for one hour Monday

Jan 16, 2023 / 12:46 pm

Highway 97 north of Summerland will be closed for a full hour Monday starting at 1 p.m. for blasting. Commuters along the corridor have been experiencing...

Prolific artist behind many Indigenous art installations in Okanagan has died

Prolific artist behind many Indigenous art installations in Okanagan has died

Jan 16, 2023 / 12:23 pm

A beloved and prolific artist whose public works are familiar to many in the South Okanagan and beyond has died. According to a news release from the...

Aaron Pritchett and Matt Lang to headline Penticton Peach Festival's country night

Aaron Pritchett and Matt Lang to headline Penticton Peach Festival's country night

Jan 16, 2023 / 9:44 am

The Penticton Peach Festival continues to reveal its headlining music acts, dropping the news Monday that Aaron Pritchett and Matt Lang will take the stage on...

Keep January fun in Penticton with plenty of events in the coming weeks

Keep January fun in Penticton with plenty of events in the coming weeks

Jan 16, 2023 / 9:00 am

"Four seasons of fun" is an ongoing collaboration between Castanet and Visit Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch...

Summerland animal rescue searching for patient home for a pup they rescued

Summerland animal rescue searching for patient home for a pup they rescued

Summerland Jan 15, 2023 / 4:00 am

Found wandering alone in Oliver, one eight-month-old puppy rescued by Summerland's Critteraid Animal Sanctuary has been working hard to trust again and is...

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