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Bus depot on the market

Oct 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The end is nigh for the Penticton bus depot, with the property officially up for sale ahead of Greyhound ceasing bus service throughout B.C. Oct. 31.  The approximately 0.45 acre site with its 5,500 square foot

Sculpture contest returns

Oct 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: A winning sculpture from the 2018/19 sculpture walk. Sculptors around Penticton will once again get their chance to have a piece of their work displayed publicly as part of the annual Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition.  The

How do you feel about pot?

Oct 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Marijuana is now legal in B.C. and the rest of Canada, but local guidelines on how and where it can be ingested have been murky, so Castanet hit the streets of Penticton to find out how residents are feeling about legalization.  "It

50 cats tax SPCA

Oct 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie It's been a tough month for the Penticton SPCA, following the surrender of over 100 cats from a hoarding situation, but a half-off adoption fee event this past Saturday has helped put a dent in their responsibilities.  "We

Learning to be leaders

Oct 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Ashley Aoki Attendees at 2017's Grade 5 leadership conference. A Grade 5 teacher in Naramata is helping students in School District 67 learn self confidence and leadership skills through an annual conference.  Ashley Aoki

Pride society needs help

Oct 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: SOS Pride The South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society is reaching out to the community for personal stories regarding LGBTQ+ experience in the area, in order to help boost membership and raise funds for further outreach. "Basically,

Matchmaking for cats

Oct 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie An open house adoption event at Critteraid Sanctuary promises to help pair you with the perfect cat for your personality and lifestyle, in the hope that some of their longer residents will finally find their forever homes.  "We

Vegan van stops in valley

Oct 11, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Vigorous Vegan Vagabond Residents of the Okanagan Valley may have spotted a distinctive white-and-green camper van with the words "The Vigorous Vegan Vagabond" displayed on it this past week.  It belongs to Frank Metivier,

Seniors rec area growing

Oct 10, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: City of Penticton The City of Penticton is looking for help in shaping the future of the Robinson Property, a popular recreational area which attracts seniors playing bocce, pickleball, horseshoes and programs run by the Penticton Seniors'

Go by bike all winter

Oct 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Pixabay Penticton will play host to a pilot project aiming to get people choosing to commute by bike, even in the fall and winter. Previously known as Bike to Work Week, GoByBike Week will replace that annual spring activity, and
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