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Penticton News

Get a soup before it's gone

Feb 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

Discovery House’s annual 'Soup is Good Food' fundraiser is kicking off on Friday, so Castanet popped into the kitchen on Wednesday to see what the...

Breakfast volunteers needed

Feb 17, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The organization that provides nutritious breakfasts for three elementary schools in Penticton is desperately looking for volunteers to keep their programs...

An 'Ideal' way to give back

Feb 17, 2021 / 7:00 pm

“For 2021, we wanted to just really give back to the community and we came up with this idea to give away these 10 $1000 grants and we're just really...

North Gateway needs vision

Feb 17, 2021 / 5:00 pm

As the first point of entry for travellers approaching Penticton, City Council is looking to revamp the North Gateway. Council endorsed the North Gateway...

Sunnybank outbreak ends

Feb 17, 2021 / 3:54 pm

After six residents of Oliver's Sunnybank long-term care home died over the past six weeks, Interior Health has now declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the...

Konanz chosen to run

Feb 17, 2021 / 2:20 pm

After nominations closed last week for a Conservative candidate for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding in the next federal election, Helena Konanz was...

Apex fire seeking status

Feb 17, 2021 / 1:00 pm

The Apex Fire Brigade Society is hoping to gain recognition from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen as a certified fire protection service. The team...

Project denial applauded

Feb 17, 2021 / 11:36 am

The Society for the Preservation of Naramata Bench issued a statement on Wednesday in response to the unanimous decision by Penticton city council to deny...

GoFundMe for fatal hit-run

Feb 17, 2021 / 10:34 am

After a hit and run took a Penticton man's life on Monday night, community members are stepping forward to help the family facing the loss and impending...

Concerns over Skaha Park

Feb 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Penticton city council directed staff to proceed with the third and final stage of community engagement for Skaha Lake Park on Tuesday, prompting some residents...

Helping those in need

Feb 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

An organization focused on providing mobile outreach and other initiatives related to homelessness in Penticton is highlighting a local they feel needs support...

Rotary student of the month

Feb 16, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Rachel is a well rounded student, enjoying and excelling in academic studies, theatre performances and athletic endeavors. She is a grade 11 student at Princess...

V-day proposal on marquee

Feb 16, 2021 / 7:00 pm

A special Valentine’s Day proposal was up on the big screen in Penticton, helping two South Okanagan residents get hitched for the big day. The South...

City axes zoning request

Feb 16, 2021 / 3:30 pm

UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. City Council voted unanimously not to go forward with the first reading of the zoning amendment bylaw for 1050 Spiller Rd. – the...

Waterslides closing

Feb 16, 2021 / 11:16 am

South Okanagan residents will have to travel a bit farther now to reach an outdoor waterslide park, as the last remaining one in the area has announced its...

Witnesses sought in hit-run

Feb 16, 2021 / 10:45 am

Police are looking for witnesses in a fatal hit and run that happened in Penticton’s downtown after a vehicle struck a pedestrian and left the scene....

Wiens leave extended

Feb 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

A former Summerland police officer in prison in Ontario for killing his common law wife will be allowed to continue his escorted temporary absences. A jury...

Helping immigrants start

Feb 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

“Community Champions” is a media campaign led by the South Okanagan-Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership and supported by Castanet. We share...

Local fun on Family Day

Feb 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

“Stay Local, Support Local" is a collaboration between Castanet and Travel Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch for...

RDOS budget videos online

Feb 14, 2021 / 2:00 pm

For those interested in seeing a breakdown of future spending, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Draft Budget 2021 Electoral Area videos and...

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