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Penticton News

Still fighting for Sickle Point

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The fight from a local conservation group continuing to try to save the last intact wetland near Skaha Lake in Kaleden against development isn’t over yet....

Okanagan gets UK love

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan got some ink in England's venerable The Times of London newspaper this past weekend. In an article headlined 'British Columbia has what it...

Recognition for volunteers

Apr 12, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 18 to 24), recognizing and thanking volunteers in the community....

Large item pickup coming

Apr 12, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Have a couple hefty items that need to be hauled off to the dump? Penticton residents receiving curbside garbage collection services will be able to place for...

Over $1M for water pipe fix

Apr 12, 2021 / 5:00 pm

The District of Summerland has approved an upgrade of the water main through Canyon View Road, located along the Trout Creek community’s perpetual slide...

Housing plan quickly axed

Apr 12, 2021 / 3:06 pm

The District of Summerland has voted to shoot down a grant application for transitional housing at the former SADI building after much discussion in their...

Apartment room fire doused

Apr 12, 2021 / 12:04 pm

Multiple residents were spotted wrapped in blankets outside of a Penticton three-storey apartment on Government Street on Saturday night, as fire crews...

Motorcycle crashes into lake

Apr 12, 2021 / 9:47 am

A motorcyclist ended up in Skaha Lake on Sunday morning, after hitting a rough patch of gravel on Eastside Road between Penticton and Okanagan Falls. A call...

Creativity behind cheese

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

"Okanagan Inspired" is a new weekly series of articles offering a peek into the stories and inspirations of Pentictonites who hold creative roles in...

Spring means get outside

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

"Four seasons of fun" is new a collaboration between Castanet and Travel Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch for it...

Pets shining in new homes

Apr 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has seen a large number of hoarding houses and abandoned pets this past year, but is happy to see the animals now...

Housing in old youth club?

Apr 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

The District of Summerland will be considering taking the former SADI building and renovating it to accommodate temporary transitional housing on Monday. The...

Photos: Spotting wildlife

Apr 10, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Castanet is sharing reader-submitted photos that highlight wildlife throughout the beautiful Thompson-Okanagan. While this year has brought challenges with the...

'We for She' conference

Apr 10, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Students at Penticton Secondary School are co-organizing a virtual conference called We for She South-Okanagan, taking place on April 28. A conference designed...

Virtual vigil for lives lost

Apr 10, 2021 / 6:35 pm

To honour lives lost, Penticton groups are hosting a virtual vigil on the five year anniversary of B.C.'s public health overdose emergency. B.C. declared...

Fast approval for patios

Apr 10, 2021 / 4:12 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is working to support commercial hospitality businesses by speeding up building permit applications related...

COVID at two schools

Apr 10, 2021 / 2:20 pm

Penticton Christian School and South Okanagan Secondary in Oliver are the latest schools to be added to the list of those in the South Okanagan that have seen...

Demand bigger than supply

Apr 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

“Community Cornerstones,” is a series highlighting different longstanding local businesses in Penticton. Hatched from an idea in 1990, a Penticton...

Don't touch the baby deer

Apr 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

Spring brings cute baby animals and a reminder from the BC Conservation Office Service to not touch or move fawns who look to be left alone. “Every year...

Support for nature society

Apr 9, 2021 / 7:00 pm

The Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) is asking for the public's support to help continue their work in protecting the natural environment....