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New roof for the animals

Jun 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The animal sanctuary Critteraid is seeking help with repairs to the main house, with a special emphasis on the roof. "Our building is getting of age, we're in desperate need of a roofing company that would work with us

Public peeks in wine vault

Jun 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The new Naramata Wine Vault opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday evening.  The vault has repurposed an old B.C. Tree Fruits packinghouse which has long been left empty.  "It started

Get all shook up with Elvis

Jun 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Penticton Elvis Festival People just can't help falling in love with the annual Elvis Festival in Penticton, and this year's celebration of the King of Rock is ready to roll.  From June 21-24, Elvis enthusiasts from far

Ted Garnett 'bigger than life'

Jun 14, 2018 / 1:48 pm

Photo: Dean Garnett Dean Garnett remembers his father as being "bigger than life." "He was very gruff to start with but he had a soft heart deep down," Dean said.  His father was prominent Penticton businessman Ted Garnett,

Magical weekend for Wills

Jun 13, 2018 / 4:37 pm

Photo: Tim Hodgkinson Wills and his classmates hung out with Spike the mascot at the Whitecaps Game. It took months to plan and organize, but a huge surprise organized for 7-year-old Penticton cancer patient Wills Hodgkinson by his

Grand opening for exhibits

Jun 13, 2018 / 2:17 pm

Photo: Contributed The Penticton Museum has not one but two new exhibits opening on Thursday, and they're having a public party to celebrate the grand opening.  From 3 to 6 p.m., the museum's doors will be open for an all-ages

Free Father's Day festivities

Jun 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A dunk tank participant prepares for the plunge at 2017's event. Bust out your pirate hats and eyepatches, there's a pirate-themed party coming to the shores of Skaha Lake this weekend to celebrate Father's

Bridge bonanza begins

Jun 12, 2018 / 1:41 pm

Chelsea Powrie An annual event has the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre filled with people who will proudly tell you they're bonkers for bridge.  It's the Peach City Bridge Tournament, featuring 1,300 bridge tables

Winners hiring at job fair

Jun 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File Photo A YMCA WorkBC free job fair will connect employment-seekers with potential jobs at Winners this Wednesday, June 13. From 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Penticton WorkBC centre at 50 Calgary Avenue, members of the Winners

USA travel boycott?

Jun 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie With the trade dispute heating up between Canada and the U.S., Castanet hit the streets to find out if residents in the South Okanagan are considering changing their travel preferences. While it was a mixed bag of opinions,



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