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Penticton News

Sickle Point: Not giving up

Feb 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Save Sickle Point Committee is not giving up on its dream of conserving a plot of ecologically significant lakefront land north of Kaleden, despite the...

Bylaw rules residents out

Feb 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

The District of Summerland reviewed a zoning application amendment bylaw on Monday evening, denying a rezoning request that would allow resident owners on the...

ER has 'new car smell'

Feb 9, 2021 / 7:00 pm

It still had that “new car” smell. That was one of the first impressions Oliver resident Lars (last name withheld by request) had when he arrived at...

Community losing midwives

Feb 9, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The South Okanagan's major source for midwifery, Willow Community Midwives, is closing its doors due to a drought of midwives in the region. The...

Prominent winemaker dies

Feb 9, 2021 / 4:15 pm

Seven Stones Winery in Cawston has announced its beloved owner and winemaker George Hanson has died. Prominent on the South Okanagan wine scene since the early...

2 transplants for 2 locals

Feb 9, 2021 / 2:30 pm

“You're almost like kidney brothers now. We're connected.” A kidney transplant patient is hoping to share and inspire others to help those...

Beach buy gets green light

Feb 9, 2021 / 12:56 pm

Citizens of Naramata have given the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen a thumbs-up to borrow up to $900,000 to purchase Centre Beach and convert it into...

Sickle Point purchase no-go

Feb 9, 2021 / 11:34 am

Kaleden and area residents have voted against allowing the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to borrow the money to purchase Sickle Point, an...

Missing kids safe: Mom

Feb 9, 2021 / 9:04 am

UPDATE: 9 a.m. There is a happy ending in the search for a runaway pair of Keremeos kids. According to a social media post from Noah's mother Marilyn...

Amazing horse encounter

Feb 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

A South Okanagan woman had what she describes as an "amazing" experience interacting with feral horses, which she captured on camera. Ramla Zafar was...

Soup to help recovery

Feb 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

The annual Discovery House "Soup is Good Food" fundraiser is just around the corner, and this year they are offering pickup and delivery to promote...

Shots fired from OIB home

Feb 8, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Police in the South Okanagan are trying to determine whether a gun or fireworks were responsible for noise emanating from a home on Sandpoint Road in Oliver in...

Private school thriving

Feb 8, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Unisus private school in Summerland has continued to grow despite the pandemic in 2020, and they continue to promote the benefits of their International...

Assault after tenant dispute

Feb 8, 2021 / 2:06 pm

An RCMP officer was assaulted while investigating a dispute between tenants and a landlord in Penticton, according to police. On Jan. 31, RCMP were called to a...

More medians for safer 97

Feb 8, 2021 / 11:30 am

Median barriers are moving northward along Highway 97 near Summerland, a corridor notorious for bad car crashes and the subject of repeated calls for barriers...

The Bay to pay half its rent

Feb 8, 2021 / 10:42 am

The Bay is going to pay just half of its monthly rent to Cherry Lane Mall in 2021, even as outstanding rent debts from 2020 remain the subject of duelling...

Time to plan for Valentine's

Feb 8, 2021 / 9:00 am

“Stay Local, Support Local,” previously titled "Four seasons of fun," is a collaboration between Castanet and Travel Penticton showcasing...

Long journey to new home

Feb 8, 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...

Resort residents fight to stay

Feb 7, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Summerland Waterfront Resort (SWR), on Lakeshore Drive, has gone through multiple zoning changes and is coming before council once again as permanent...

Bonded pair kitty siblings

Feb 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has a bonded brother and sister pair looking for their forever homes, together. Kurt and Goldie are a wonderful...