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Election forums this week

Sep 24, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Chelsea Powrie Incumbent mayor Andrew Jakubeit speaking at a candidates forum last week Voters in Penticton will have a number of chances to interact with candidates for next month’s municipal elections. Three days of

Raise proposed for council

Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Mayor and council in Summerland may be getting a raise. District staff are recommending in a report going before council Monday that the mayor receive a nearly 25 per cent pay hike to bring the position in line with other

Ride the last Greyhound

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives Greyhound stage coach at Osoyoos, 1934 The era of the Greyhound bus is nearly over in B.C., and a group of Penticton historians are inviting the public aboard while they document the last bus

Charity plant sale goes Sat.

Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: pixabay The Summerland Friends of the Ornamental Gardens is holding its annual Fall plant sale this Saturday, raising money for maintenance of the site. A wide variety of perennials, shrubs, trees and native plants will be for sale

'Garage sale' at the Mule

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The city’s last nightclub may be closed, but you have a chance this weekend to purchase a piece of Penticton nightlife history. The new owners of the Mule Nightclub are holding a “garage sale” Saturday

RDOS using 'roving polls'

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: RDOS The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen will be trying to combat low voter turnout in next month's local elections with a “roving poll” pilot project. The polls will travel to parts of the district that

City buys creekside home

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps The City of Penticton has pulled the trigger on the purchase of a home along Penticton Creek to make way for creek widening and restoration work. It was disclosed during Tuesday's council meeting that the city has

No conflict here, says Sentes

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:23 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Coun. Judy Sentes An unprecedented bylaw that would ban carriage homes from a Penticton neighbourhood was forwarded Tuesday to a public hearing next month, supported by a vote from a councillor living in that very neighbourhood. Coun.

The power of the vegetable

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Dan and Sheanne Moskaluk The Okanagan Health Forum takes place this Sunday at the Shatford Centre, providing attendees “a day of education and inspiration” on the power of a plant-based diet. Lectures, vendors and delicious,

Planting hundreds of trees

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship is looking for volunteers for a pair of events next week that will aim to restore natural habitat by planting hundreds of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. TD
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