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Mayor blasts RDOS board

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: RDOS Mayor John Vassilaki at Thursday's virtual RDOS board meeting. Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki did not mince words at Thursday's Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen meeting, blasting some of his colleagues for opposing

Donation to local SPCA

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Committed South Okanagan BC SPCA fundraiser Barry Zarudenec is at it again, helping facilitate a fundraiser through Waycon Manufacturing that saw a $1,020 cheque sent to the branch. Zarudenec, a local carpenter, has been

Best Penticton restaurant?

Apr 16, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed We all know that COVID-19 restrictions have been tough on Penticton's beloved local restaurants, so Castanet is holding a contest to recognize the wonderful eateries that make the Peach City so tasty. From now until

Where to put shelters?

Apr 16, 2021 / 3:30 pm

Photo: City of Penticton Proposed areas that would be exempt from having potential future homeless shelters or supportive housing units. The City of Penticton is holding a special Safety and Security Advisory Committee meeting Monday, in

Fired for fake sick leave

Apr 16, 2021 / 12:03 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Skaha Beach in 2020 A former ICBC employee who claimed a sick day after sneaking away to a Penticton resort for a long weekend was fired legally for the offence, according to the B.C. Labour Relations Board. Rhianna

Vigil for overdose victims

Apr 16, 2021 / 10:36 am

A group of activists and supporters gathered this week both virtually and in person at Gyro Park in Penticton to honour the lives lost to the opioid crisis, which has been an officially recognized public health emergency in B.C. for five years as

Pitch in, clean up

Apr 15, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed National Volunteer Week is coming up, and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is encouraging the community to get involved through its first-ever "Pitch-In" active event. Pitch-In events run throughout

No cash for new IH clinic

Apr 15, 2021 / 4:03 pm

Photo: Contributed A new urgent primary care clinic in Penticton was dealt a punch to the gut by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Thursday, when after an hour of chaotic and confusing discussion the board voted not to contribute

City promoting picnics

Apr 15, 2021 / 12:21 pm

Photo: City of Penticton A new promotional program launching this May in Penticton is aimed at inspiring residents to enjoy their takeout orders at local parks. Conceived by the city's economic development department, "Picnic Penticton"

Open burning season over

Apr 15, 2021 / 11:11 am

Photo: Contributed Open burning season has ended in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen's five fire protection areas. Properties in Anarchist Mountain, Kaleden, Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Willowbrook are covered by the bylaw,


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