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Peachy film fest winners

Aug 14, 2018 / 2:33 pm

Chelsea Powrie The winners in the fourth annual ReelPeachFest have been announced.  The short film festival featured films from one to three minutes long, submitted to one of two possible categories, Okanagan Experience and Liquid

Workers out in the smoke

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Outdoor workers in the Okanagan have a tough go of it when smoke in the air causes the air quality health index to rise.  At the present time, the entire valley is facing a “very high risk” due to health

Racing in a bathtub

Aug 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Kevin Rothwell Boats are a frequent sight on Okanagan Lake in the summertime, but bathtubs?  The annual Ogopogo Bathtub Race will launch at Powell Beach Park this Saturday, with 22 competitors in juiced-up, engine-fitted

Play with the piglets

Aug 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie A litter of six-month-old piglets at Summerland's Critteraid animal sanctuary needs some extra love and care as they grow up. Animal director Jess Byer says these incredibly intelligent animals love socializing with humans,

Be fire-aware while camping

Aug 8, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: RDOS The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning campers to be vigilant when it comes to fire safety. In a press release Wednesday afternoon, the district reminded the public that a campfire ban is currently in place

'Juicy' topics at open house

Aug 8, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Four topics which the City of Penticton calls "juicy" will be discussed with the public at an open house later this August.  Residents of Penticton are invited to the Trade and Convention Centre on

Meteor shower meet-up

Aug 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: NASA Meteors from the Perseids light the sky in 2009. The annual Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner, and the South Okanagan's own world-class observatory is opening its doors to the public for a special viewing.  The

Beating booze, sharing story

Aug 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Brad Britton One of several before-and-after photos Britton has shared on Facebook documenting changes since his sobriety. A man who has been sharing his journey of sobriety in the often-contentious Penticton Facebook group for several

Oliver winery rules awards

Aug 2, 2018 / 11:02 am

Photo: Road 13 Joe Luckhurst is thrilled by Road 13's Winery of the Year award. A family-owned winery in the South Okanagan has beaten out 256 other wineries to take the top spot in the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada.  Oliver's

SkyHawks dropping in twice

Aug 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Mike Biden Canada's only military parachute demonstration team, the SkyHawks, will be back under their signature Canadian flag parachutes performing incredible feats in the sky above this year's Peach Fest.  "Well



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