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Summerland asked to join BC Rural Health Network to add another voice to the fight for health equity

Summerland asked to join BC Rural Health Network to add another voice to the fight for health equity

Summerland Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

The District of Summerland will be considering an invitation to join a rural health advocacy group, after being presented with a membership opportunity during...

Penticton man sharing story of martial arts saving him from addiction

Penticton man sharing story of martial arts saving him from addiction

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Penticton man who credits martial arts with his journey to sobriety and success hopes his story will serve as an inspiration to others. Dustin Little is the...

Penticton business owner's plea for end to paid street parking in downtown reaches councillor

Penticton business owner's plea for end to paid street parking in downtown reaches councillor

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:51 pm

It’s been less than two years since Penticton introduced paid street parking downtown, and there might be change in the air after complaints from local...

Vancouver Magazine releases its list of top Penticton eatery spots

Vancouver Magazine releases its list of top Penticton eatery spots

Nov 30, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Vancouver Magazine has published a list of favourite spots to eat in Penticton. As part of the Lower Mainland-based lifestyle magazine's "B.C. Winter...

Bizarre incident in Princeton sees man found with zero blood alcohol content, but pint of open beer in console

Bizarre incident in Princeton sees man found with zero blood alcohol content, but pint of open beer in console

Princeton Nov 30, 2022 / 11:11 am

A bad driver with a glass of beer in his console but no alcohol in his blood has been fined $230 after a bizarre Princeton incident. On Nov. 22 at...

Boil water notice issued to Penticton residents south of Brantford Avenue

Boil water notice issued to Penticton residents south of Brantford Avenue

Nov 30, 2022 / 10:26 am

The City of Penticton has issued a boil water notice for residents south of Brantford Avenue after a water main failure at Lakeside Road and Brantford Avenue is...

'You can't ignore it': Penticton outreach worker says residents, government can no longer ignore homeless population

'You can't ignore it': Penticton outreach worker says residents, government can no longer ignore homeless population

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

“Why is there a segment of society giving us all these blankets, a segment going out giving these blankets to people to stay warm, and the other segment...

Time to protect plants from winter chill as Okanagan Valley temperatures drop

Time to protect plants from winter chill as Okanagan Valley temperatures drop

Okanagan Valley Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

With plenty of snow and cold temperatures in the forecast, Okanagan gardeners are advised that some plants may need extra protection. Plant specialist Scott...

Penticton woman wants your garbage to help feed the community

Penticton woman wants your garbage to help feed the community

Nov 29, 2022 / 3:50 pm

A former Penticton council candidate is still looking for help with her vision to reduce food waste and help fill the community food gap, after hearing on the...

Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department asks for public's help in identifying theft suspect

Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department asks for public's help in identifying theft suspect

Willowbrook Nov 29, 2022 / 3:34 pm

The Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department is asking for help after an upsetting break-and-enter was attempted on their equipment Sunday morning. According to a...

Penticton nurse banned from practice for five years following sexual assault conviction

Penticton nurse banned from practice for five years following sexual assault conviction

Nov 29, 2022 / 1:30 pm

A former Penticton nurse will not be allowed to practice in British Columbia for five years, following a sexual assault conviction. On Nov. 20,, a panel of the...

Penticton fashion show to put spotlight on kids, young adults with diverse abilities

Penticton fashion show to put spotlight on kids, young adults with diverse abilities

Nov 29, 2022 / 10:48 am

This Wednesday, a Penticton fashion show like no other will give models with diverse abilities their moment to shine. The Uniquely Fashionable Fashion Show,...

Penticton's Ignite the Arts Festival back and bigger, with early bird tickets now on sale

Penticton's Ignite the Arts Festival back and bigger, with early bird tickets now on sale

Nov 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford is on a mission to make Penticton the "Arts Capital of BC," and part of that vision is the upcoming second...

Help Penticton public safety officers Cram the Cruiser full of food donations

Help Penticton public safety officers "Cram the Cruiser" full of food donations

Nov 28, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Police, fire, sheriff and bylaw officers are teaming up to hold a "Cram the Cruiser" holiday food drive, with donations going to make sure nobody in...

Plan ahead for Penticton Santa Claus Parade road closures

Plan ahead for Penticton Santa Claus Parade road closures

Nov 28, 2022 / 3:35 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town, and the City of Penticton plus BC Transit are rolling out the red carpet. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Santa Claus Parade will roll...

Lasers, acrobats, daredevils and more took over Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend

Lasers, acrobats, daredevils and more took over Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend

Nov 28, 2022 / 1:12 pm

Circus and Christmas combined this weekend at the South Okanagan Events Centre for a spectacular show. Holiday Dreams, featuring holograms, acrobats,...

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre raises whopping $103K at telethon

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre raises whopping $103K at telethon

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:05 am

Penticton's OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is all smiles after the smashing success of their annual Share a Smile Telethon this weekend. The...

Winter adventures await in and around Penticton

Winter adventures await in and around Penticton

Nov 28, 2022 / 9:42 am

"Four seasons of fun" is an ongoing collaboration between Castanet and Visit Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch...

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Purple Pantry filling a big need in Penticton's community

Nov 27, 2022 / 1:00 pm

There’s a small building outside the Elks Lodge on Ellis Street that’s filling a big need. Eight months since it opened there’s both good and...

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland looking for volunteers to help keep their rescue clean

Summerland Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Summerland animal rescue is in need of volunteers that help keep a space nice and tidy with the benefit of also playing with plenty of kitties. The...