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South Okanagan MP calls for federal aid for grape and fruit growers devastated by extreme weather

South Okanagan MP calls for federal aid for grape and fruit growers devastated by extreme weather

South Okanagan Feb 10, 2024 / 4:00 am

South-Okanagan West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is calling on the federal government to support grape and fruit farmers facing devastating weather-related...

Penticton business group launches Top 40 over/under 40 awards

Penticton business group launches Top 40 over/under 40 awards

Feb 9, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Nominate your doctor, your elected official, your teacher or your neighbour for the first annual Top 40 over/under 40. The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber...

Indigenous-focused recovery centre celebrates opening in Penticton

Indigenous-focused recovery centre celebrates opening in Penticton

Feb 9, 2024 / 2:35 pm

A much-anticipated new residential recovery centre in Penticton has officially opened its doors, offering 54 new beds using Indigenous-focused methods to help...

Ministry of Transportation waiting for provincial guidelines before dealing with highway encampment north of Penticton

Ministry of Transportation waiting for provincial guidelines before dealing with highway encampment north of Penticton

Highway 97 Feb 9, 2024 / 11:45 am

The future of a prominent encampment north of Penticton off Highway 97 is a waiting game at the moment. During a presentation to the Regional District of...

Cannery Brewing takes top prize at spicy Penticton Art Gallery chili cook-off competition

Cannery Brewing takes top prize at spicy Penticton Art Gallery chili cook-off competition

Feb 9, 2024 / 10:00 am

The annual Penticton Art Gallery "Loving Mugs" chili cook off fundraiser was a spicy and satisfying success. On Thursday night, the gallery was packed...

Penticton shops stocked up for Valentines Day

Penticton shops stocked up for Valentines Day

Feb 9, 2024 / 4:00 am

Penticton area businesses are gearing up for the holiday of love, hoping to see the usual uptick in shoppers come out to find the perfect gift for that special...

RCMP provide snapshot of South Okanagan-Simillkameen crime, noting fraud as persistent trend

RCMP provide snapshot of South Okanagan-Simillkameen crime, noting fraud as persistent trend

South Okanagan-Similkameen Feb 9, 2024 / 4:00 am

South Okanagan-Similkameen crime trends mostly show no cause for alarm, RCMP say, though fraud is a concern consistent in many local communities. At...

Penticton strata buildings invited to get free solar energy study

Penticton strata buildings invited to get free solar energy study

Feb 8, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is offering free energy assessments and solar generation studies for a limited number of multi-family buildings run by stratas in the...

Penticton teen raising money for Move to Cure ALS in honour of her late father

Penticton teen raising money for Move to Cure ALS in honour of her late father

Feb 8, 2024 / 6:00 pm

A Penticton teenager is once again stepping up to raise money for organizations close to her and her dad's heart, signing up for the Move to Cure ALS event...

Rising lacrosse star from Penticton Indian Band tries out for Team Canada

Rising lacrosse star from Penticton Indian Band tries out for Team Canada

Feb 8, 2024 / 12:16 pm

As the sun dips behind the mountains, casting its golden glow on the landscape of sn?pin?tktn? (Penticton), Meadow Arcand-Squakin stands on the field with a...

Rural Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors ponder opting in to provincial restrictions on vacation rentals

Rural Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors ponder opting in to provincial restrictions on vacation rentals

RDOS Feb 8, 2024 / 11:43 am

Rural communities in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen will need to make some decisions soon about whether to opt in to upcoming provincial...

Summerland food bank urges government action over lack of local overnight homeless shelter

Summerland food bank urges government action over lack of local overnight homeless shelter

Summerland Feb 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

Tired of seeing people living in cars or in broken-down trailers, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre Society is hoping a homeless shelter can finally...

'We're all in his corner': GoFundMe started to help support beloved Summerland family facing cancer battle

'We're all in his corner': GoFundMe started to help support beloved Summerland family facing cancer battle

Summerland Feb 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Summerland community is rallying behind a local young family grappling with a recent cancer diagnosis. Ben Morcombe, a local business owner and father of...

Work restoring lower Trout Creek reporting success as spawning salmon return

Work restoring lower Trout Creek reporting success as spawning salmon return

Summerland Feb 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan Nation Alliance has shared an important update on their work restoring lower Trout Creek habitat diversity for kokanee salmon. At a Summerland...

'Chamber of Commerce Week' declared in Penticton

'Chamber of Commerce Week' declared in Penticton

Feb 7, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that Mayor Julius Bloomfield has proclaimed February 12-16 "Chamber of Commerce...

Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship group in dire need of help to purchase new field truck

Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship group in dire need of help to purchase new field truck

Okanagan-Similkameen Feb 7, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship society is grappling with the loss of their field truck, which is key to their operations all around the region. OSS is a...

Penticton man arrested downtown after being seen with BB gun

Penticton man arrested downtown after being seen with BB gun

Feb 7, 2024 / 3:13 pm

Multiple frontline officers responded to Martin Street in Penticton Wednesday morning after police received reports of an armed man. Around 9 a.m., police were...

Summerland council green lights liquor vendors at Memorial Park market

Summerland council green lights liquor vendors at Memorial Park market

Summerland Feb 7, 2024 / 1:20 pm

Summerland council had no qualms about giving the green light for liquor vendors at Memorial Park during the upcoming community markets. At Tuesday's...

Penticton council votes not to hire a third party to examine municipal staff, service levels

Penticton council votes not to hire a third party to examine municipal staff, service levels

Feb 7, 2024 / 12:18 pm

Penticton council has little appetite for an outside look at municipal staffing and service levels. Coun. Amelia Boultbee made a motion at Tuesday's meeting...

Penticton council votes in support of proposed sixplex on Conklin Avenue, despite neighbourhood pushback

Penticton council votes in support of proposed sixplex on Conklin Avenue, despite neighbourhood pushback

Feb 7, 2024 / 11:31 am

Density plans on Conklin Avenue are moving forward, despite strong neighbourhood pushback. On Tuesday evening, Penticton council held a public hearing regarding...

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