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Compost back at council

Oct 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Grant Thompson Lawn signs opposed to a regional compost plant proposed for Summerland have been popping up around town Summerland council will debate Monday allowing the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen onto its landfill

Protected trees chopped

Oct 20, 2017 / 12:51 pm

Photo: District of Summerland Stumps have since been removed Councillors with the District of Summerland will debate Monday what to do with a couple who illegally removed four protected trees from the Lighthouse Landing subdivision. The

Underfunded bylaw dept?

Oct 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

With budget deliberations looming, the Mayor of Penticton says they will be taking a look at funding of the city's tiny bylaw department, as more and more gets thrown at its feet. The three-person unit was praised by the neighbour of a notorious

Wind topples large trees

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:16 pm

Photo: Colton Davies Fallen trees in Skaha Lake Park, Oct. 17 High winds have toppled seven large pine trees in Skaha Lake Park, according to the City of Penticton. The park was closed briefly Tuesday afternoon for public safety, but

Problem house lamented

Oct 17, 2017 / 3:50 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre 377 Winnipeg St. on Tuesday morning The neighbour of one of Penticton’s most notorious homes visited city council Tuesday to ask the city to properly fund its bylaw department and step up enforcement on problem

'Nightmare' duplex living

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A neighbourly squabble that spilled into the courts has likely done little to repair the “nightmare” relationship between two people sharing walls of a Penticton duplex. A civil resolution tribunal has dismissed

Daycare wastes no power

Oct 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

A new daycare on Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is the most energy efficient building in the region. In operation for six weeks now, the child care centre is a passive house - a super energy efficient building standard originating

Taxing social housing?

Oct 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

In the midst of a housing crisis, should the City of Penticton be collecting property tax from social housing providers? That question will be debated by city council next week, when members decide which community nonprofit groups deserve

Wineries to get day in court

Oct 12, 2017 / 2:11 pm

Photo: CNW Group/Coulson Litigation Five small B.C. wineries have been granted intervener status in a Supreme Court of Canada case. Five small B.C. wineries will be getting their day in the Supreme Court of Canada, as they argue in favour

Crews at fire overnight

Oct 11, 2017 / 11:32 pm

Colton Davies UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Fire Chief Larry Watkinson said a woman is believed to still be missing following Wednesday night's spectacular house fire on Lakeside Road in Penticton. Officials will be investigating Thursday morning the



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