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Latest Articles from Chelsea Powrie

Where are the deer going?

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: BCWF A new study into declining mule deer populations has had a successful start so far, collaring over 50 deer for tracking and monitoring. The B.C. Wildlife Federation project launched a few weeks ago after three years of fundraising. "In the

Pen-Hi kids tackle 'Oliver!'

Apr 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Consider yourself at home — or at least entertained — at Penticton High's annual spring musical production of Oliver! The classic musical is being presented April 25 to 27 in the Cleland Theatre

Dam spills, floods road

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:22 pm

Chelsea Powrie The District of Summerland expects spilling from the Garnet Dam every year during melt season, but they didn't expect it this soon. The dam was spilling over Thursday, causing water and muddy conditions down the access road

Feeding hungry kids

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Penticton's Starfish backpack program got a big boost Wednesday night, courtesy of the 100 Women who Care charity group. The group, whose members commit to donating at least $50 per quarterly meeting, get together four times

Burning ban back for season

Apr 18, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The annual open air burning ban has been put in effect in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen for the 2018 season. Effective Sunday, April 15 and continuing through October 15, fires larger than 0.5 metres in

Element lineup announced

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Element Festival The lineup for the third annual family-friendly Element Music Festival near Princeton has been announced. Element calls itself "a music festival in the vein of the vintage jam festivals, where collaboration

Large slash burns planned

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:46 pm

Photo: Mike Biden file photo A controlled burn will take place Monday in Naramata, overseen by the BC Wildfire Service. Around 50 piles of wood debris near the Arawana Forest Service Road, roughly 5 kilometres east of Naramata, will be burned

Pumps running at full speed

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:16 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen's Emergency Operation Centre is urging all residents who have ever experienced flooding to be prepared for floods, not just those currently under evacuation alert.  One-hundred-forty-eight properties

Safety measures on the way

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie A Kaleden school is making progress with safety improvements to the busy road it sits on following a meeting with provincial and regional officials Thursday. The potentially dangerous main roadway in front of Kaleden

And the winner is...

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:59 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre A public naming contest for a new room at the Penticton Regional Hospital finally has a winner. Out of seven finalists, selected from 90 public submissions of options for an in-patient room in the hospital's newest
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