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Weather relief here for fall

Sep 22, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Colton Davies It appears that the extreme weather that has cursed the Okanagan Valley for months is in the past, just in time for the fall equinox.  Following high water levels in Okanagan Lake for over two months, and an 11-week provincial

Semi rollover on Hwy 3A

Sep 22, 2017 / 2:24 pm

  Photo: Ike Burkhart Traffic is being slowed in both directions on Highway 3A, due to a semi-truck rollover at Yellow Lake.  Witnesses say the incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m., with plumes of smoke visible from

Final campfire bans lifted

Sep 22, 2017 / 11:17 am

Photo: BC Gov't With seasonal weather returning, campfire bans in the Kamloops, Cariboo and Southeast fire centres will be rescinded as of noon today. The use of tiki torches and chiminea outdoor fireplaces will also be permitted.  Campfire

Call for gov to fight bus cuts

Sep 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: wikimedia commons The Mayor of Princeton said the province's transportation minister "needs to get involved" in the fight against Greyhound's proposed round of bus route cuts in Southern B.C. Mayor Frank

Toothless on illegal dumping

Sep 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Garbage dumped in Carmi Forest. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen needs more tools to combat illegal dumping, according to one of its directors. The board received a presentation Thursday raising concerns

Hwy 3 reopened

Sep 21, 2017 / 5:16 pm

Photo: DriveBC UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. DriveBC reports the scene has been cleared and the highway has fully reopened. UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Highway 3 has been reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic, 15 kilometres west of Grand Forks,

Repairs first, relief second

Sep 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Flooding on Mill Road in Naramata on Jun. 8, 2017. Board members for the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen approved spending on Thursday afternoon to repair an exposed water main in Naramata. The repairs are

Mixed views for Main St.

Sep 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Colton Davies The next phase of the City of Penticton's downtown revitalization project, a $2.2 million job on the 300-block of Main Street, was first discussed in council on Tuesday night. The first phase of the project has already been

Developers eyeing RV park

Sep 20, 2017 / 5:21 pm

Photo: City of Penticton An offer was made to purchase city-owned land at 3807 and 3811 Skaha Lake Road, and the offer requested to consolidate those parcels with 198 Skaha Place. All three parcels are currently leased to the owner of Oxbow RV

People moving downtown

Sep 20, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Photo: City of Penticton Some of the mixed-use buildings recently proposed by city staff to increase density in Penticton's downtown. More residents are living closer to Penticton’s downtown in recent years, city council heard



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