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Vassilaki city's new mayor

Oct 20, 2018 / 10:03 pm

Colton Davies UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. The mayor's vote in Penticton was expected to be a three-horse race, but it was 72-year-old John Vassilaki who ran away on the ballot. With 5,144 votes, Vassilaki essentially doubled Jason Cox (2,621)

House fire knocked down

Oct 20, 2018 / 5:25 pm

Photo: Oliver Daily News The front portion of a property east of Oliver where a house fire occurred on Saturday. Fire crews in Oliver responded to a home burning on an acreage just east of town on Saturday morning. The Oliver Fire Department was

Expert sounds climate alarm

Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Colton Davies One of the world's top climate scientists was in Penticton on Friday to talk about where the planet is heading with climate change. SFU professor Kirsten Zickfeld met with local planners from around the Okanagan before doing

City won't axe weekly meals

Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chantelle Deacon Part of Penticton's homeless population receiving a free Thanksgiving meal in October of 2017. Penticton city staff would like to see Monday night meals at Nanaimo Square for the homeless not shut down, but

Internet, floods a big focus

Oct 19, 2018 / 1:29 pm

Photo: Ryan Nicholls Flooding on May 10 from the Similkameen River across the Crowsnest Highway, between Hedley and Keremeos. This story is part of a series highlighting each director race within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

Underpaid doctors leaving

Oct 19, 2018 / 12:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Politicians in the Oliver area have again raised concerns of unfair wages for physicians at the South Okanagan General Hospital, saying many are leaving for higher wages in Penticton. Rural Oliver director Terry Schafer

Still void to fill from bus cut

Oct 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Colton Davies While a new long-haul bus service will fill the gap between Kelowna, Kamloops and Vancouver when Greyhound leaves, many small communities in the southern Interior are still looking for their own solutions. The Alberta-based Ebus

Monday meals may get boot

Oct 18, 2018 / 5:56 pm

Photo: Chantelle Deacon Part of Penticton's homeless population receiving a free Thanksgiving meal in October of 2017. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors may soon be approaching Interior Health to find an alternative

Pot plant expansion planned

Oct 18, 2018 / 12:50 pm

Photo: Colton Davies The company behind a $22-million medical cannabis factory in Princeton only broke ground this week, but it is already planning framework for expansion. BC Green Pharmaceuticals has purchased two more lots from the Town

Replacement for Greyhound

Oct 18, 2018 / 9:45 am

Photo: Facebook: Ebus An Alberta-based bus company has announced plans to begin servicing major B.C. routes the day after Greyhound departs. Ebus was approved this week by the Passenger Transportation Board to operate routes between



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