Dustin Godfrey
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Latest Articles from Dustin Godfrey

Cut down on committees

May 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Dustin Godfrey A recent Parks and Recreation Master Plan steering committee meeting. The City of Penticton spends a lot of time on committees and task forces compared to other B.C. municipalities. According to a staff report, Penticton

Grant for Memorial work

May 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The City of Penticton is looking for a bit of help from the federal government and the Union of B.C. Municipalities for funding repairs or replacement of the Memorial Arena. Staffers proposed the city apply for funding

No more seniors fare on bus

May 25, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Photo: Flickr- B.C. gov't Transit in the South Okanagan is doing away with the age-based rates for travel and replacing it with local and regional rates, along with a fare hike on BC Transit buses. Penticton city council approved

Britco hiring 40 positions

May 25, 2017 / 11:48 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Penticton construction plant that shut its doors in April, leaving dozens of employees without work, is picking up its production again, according to the company. Britco Construction closed its doors on Apr. 7 after

Cleanup after the storm

May 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Dustin Godfrey Strong preparation ahead of Tuesday night's storm saved Penticton from more significant damage, according to Fire Chief Larry Watkinson. A heavy north wind overnight sent waves crashing into Penticton's shorelines,

Storm shifts SS Sicamous

May 24, 2017 / 3:24 pm

Photo: Dustin Godfrey City workers and staff at the SS Sicamous spent a portion of their day resetting the historic ship after it was slightly displaced by Tuesday night's storm. The storm, which battered the shores of Okanagan Lake,

Green light for mobile shops

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Dustin Godfrey The City of Penticton has given mobile vendors a green light to set up shop in a space near Gyro Park, despite protest from the Downtown Penticton Association. Two months ago, city council approved a pilot program for

Butt out smoking in parks

May 23, 2017 / 8:29 pm

Photo: Getty Images Penticton city staff will be looking at how better to curb smoking on Penticton's beaches, after feeling the pressure from a younger generation. The First Coyote Hills Girl Guides spent a day picking up cigarette

Ramping up flood prep

May 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

Dustin Godfrey Low-lying areas along the southern tip of the Okanagan Lake are ramping up their efforts to mitigate floods, as forecasts show high winds, rain and more snowmelt in the coming days. In Red Wing Resort, where the water has

Yacht club preps for water

May 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Bruce Merit Geese swim in the flooded Penticton Yacht Club grounds. The Penticton Yacht Club is preparing for some extra water this weekend, as high weekend temperatures are expected to cause more snowmelt to flow into the Okanagan



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