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Climate protest planned

Jul 28, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A climate action rally is planned in Penticton on Thursday, July 29. Citizens will gather at MP Richard Cannings' constituency office at 301 Main Street. The goal is to demand climate emergency action as part of cross-Canada

Help out with Ironman

Jul 28, 2021 / 4:01 am

Photo: Contributed Want to volunteer and be part of the Granfondo Axel Merckx and Subaru Ironman this summer in Penticton? The Granfondo is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2021 and needs 400 volunteers to support up to 2,300 cyclists in the event.

Thomas fire growing east

Jul 27, 2021 / 6:07 pm

Photo: BCWS The Thomas Creek wildfire as of Tuesday UPDATE 6:10 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service has published a new perimeter map for the Thomas Creek wildfire outside of Okanagan Falls. The mapping shows the fire has now grown to 7,920

Evac alerts lifted

Jul 27, 2021 / 4:58 pm

Photo: Oliver Fire Department UPDATE: 5 p.m. The RDOS has lifted some evacuation orders related to the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. Eight properties identified within the Nk’Mip Creek area of Electoral Area A are now under evacuation

Help to find missing man

Jul 27, 2021 / 1:56 pm

Photo: RCMP Penticton RCMP are asking for the public's help locating a missing young man. Damon Sutherland, 28, was last seen July 22 when he walked away from his camping site near Greyback Mountain Road. Penticton RCMP have engaged

Time to find new home

Jul 27, 2021 / 1:31 pm

Photo: BC Housing The Canadian Mental Health Association needs somewhere to go in Penticton due to BC Housing redevelopment plans at its current location. CMHA provides mental health support in the city, currently operating from Skaha Sunrise

Semi blocks Highway 3

Jul 27, 2021 / 12:21 pm

Photo: Google Maps A semi has rolled over on Highway 3 near Midway, blocking traffic eastbound. DriveBC reports lumber is blocking all lanes and the semi is leaking fuel. The incident is at Thomet Avenue in Midway. Traffic is single

Call for more cops

Jul 27, 2021 / 11:17 am

Photo: Chelsea Powrie The Mayor of Penticton has called a special meeting of council to discuss police staffing in the city. On Thursday, July 29 at 1 p.m., council will discuss adding five more RCMP officers to Penticton as soon as possible. Penticton

Downtown market cancels

Jul 26, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The Downtown Penticton Association community market has been cancelled for the second year running. It had been slated to run from Aug. 7 to Sept. 25 in a shortened version as COVID-19 restrictions lift. "With

Missing man found dead

Jul 26, 2021 / 4:33 pm

Photo: Contributed A Penticton man reported missing in Princeton has been found deceased. David Robert Greatricx, 62, was found July 23 by Princeton Search and Rescue volunteers in Manning Park. His vehicle had been found abandoned
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