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Big haul at toy drive

Dec 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Mike Biden The annual Toys for Tots to Teens event garnered plenty of donations, easily surpassing the student organizers' goals.  On Dec. 6, the Penticton community came together at Penticton Secondary School to donate toys

All aboard Xmas train

Dec 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie For over 20 years, the Kettle Valley Steam Railway has been putting on a Christmas train, and they kicked off their most recent sold-out season Thursday night.  The steam-powered train had to be warmed up for two

Mental health family meal

Dec 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The South Okanagan-Similkameen branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association filled its local clubhouse with Christmas cheer Tuesday evening, welcoming dozens of members to break bread and share the holiday spirit.  The

Meet the new police pups

Dec 11, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton RCMP Meet the two cutest members of the Penticton RCMP this weekend at a charity drive for the SPCA and Salvation Army at Cherry Lane Mall.  On Sunday, Dec. 16, drop by the mall between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with non-perishable

Far away walk for a cure

Dec 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed. Karen Nairn, left, and Elaine MacGillivray, right, of Summerland and Vernon, are heading to Peru to fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Two sisters from the Okanagan Valley are going on the journey of a lifetime for

Call for more visible police

Dec 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Penticton councillor Jake Kimberley asked RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager Thursday for more visible police presence downtown to deter vagrancy. Penticton city councillor Jake Kimberley told RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager he frequently hears the

Bingo hall coming down

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Demolition work has begun at the old Penticton Bingo Palace site, to make way for a new Marriott Hotel next year.  New owner Ron Mundi said they hope to get the demolition work done quickly, finishing razing

Transit plan to link cities

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie BC Transit hosted a series of open houses in the South Okanagan over two days this week in order to hear from transit riders about plans for the upcoming Penticton-Kelowna bus route.  The new route will see a BC Transit

Help critters with flood, fire

Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Flood and fire season may seem a long way off, but for Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, now is the time to prepare so they are ready to help rescue any stranded or at-risk farm animals when spring comes around.  The

Grab your Fest of Ale tickets

Dec 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Tickets for the 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale are now on sale, and since last year was hugely popular, organizers are urging people not to wait to secure their attendance.  The craft beer festival will feature



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