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Penticton News

Penticton organization dedicated to helping kids with developmental differences gets major fundraising win

Nov 29, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The OSNS Child and Youth Development is overwhelmed with gratitude for all who participated this weekend in raising money for treatment programs for children...

Fundraiser launched for 'beloved son' lost in fatal semi-truck crash near Princeton

Nov 29, 2021 / 3:30 pm

One of the people who died in a tragic semi-truck collision near Princeton Friday has been identified as a young man from Ontario. Rajanbir Singh Gill, 22, was...

Highway 3 reopened east of Princeton after crash that killed one person Monday morning

Nov 29, 2021 / 3:11 pm

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. A crash that closed Highway 3 east of Princeton Monday morning left one person dead. Cpl. Mike Halskoff with BC Highway Patrol said it was a...

Five Okanagan-Skaha schools currently on Interior Health COVID exposure list

Nov 29, 2021 / 2:38 pm

Five schools in the Okanagan-Skaha school district are currently on the Interior Health list for potential COVID-19 exposures. In Summerland, Summerland Middle...

Similkameen communities still battling risk of flooding according to River Forecast Centre, as more evacuation orders issued

Nov 29, 2021 / 2:19 pm

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. An evacuation order has been issued by the RDOS for three properties on Stevenson Creek Road in rural Princeton due to flooding. The order,...

Penticton RCMP urge locals to consider surveillance cameras

Nov 29, 2021 / 9:49 am

RCMP in Penticton are continuing to praise and recommend the use of video surveillance on businesses and private property. They say several recent crimes have...

Penticton local uses creativity and business savvy to run her skin care teaching and product empire

Nov 29, 2021 / 9:35 am

"Okanagan Inspired" is a weekly series of profiles offering a peek into the stories and inspirations of South Okanagan residents who hold creative...

Book a snowy staycation in the Penticton area this winter

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

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

Advisories upgraded to flood warnings on Tulameen, Coldwater and Lower Nicola rivers

Nov 28, 2021 / 7:38 pm

UPDATE 7:30 p.m. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has upgraded advisories on the Tulameen, Coldwater and Lower Nicola rivers to flood warnings. A flood watch...

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has a bonded pair of rambunctious kittens looking for a home

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Say hello to Javier and Mini, a bouncy pair of kittens looking to find a home with a family that loves to play. The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland...

$700 shopping spree in downtown Penticton up for grabs

Nov 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Downtown Penticton Association is thrilled to announce the popular 24 Days of Christmas Contest is back this year at participating downtown businesses. From...

It's back! The jolliest community fun run in Penticton returns this weekend

Nov 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Santa Rec Run is back! The annual jolly community fun run returns for its 12th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 27, with all proceeds from registration fees going...

Highway 3 reopens after 16 hour closure due to crash

Nov 26, 2021 / 11:35 pm

UPDATE 11:35 p.m. Highway 3 has now reopened after a closure of 16 hours. DriveBC reports there is still an eastbound lane closure in the crash site west of...

New electric vehicle charging station opens in Osoyoos

Nov 26, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The Town of Osoyoos has a brand-new electric vehicle charging station. It opened in the municipal parking lot on 74th avenue this week, and is now accessible to...

Penticton food drive smashes one-night goal, and there are still ways to help

Nov 26, 2021 / 4:12 pm

10,000? Try more than 13,000! The annual 10,000 Tonight food drive run by students from Penticton secondary schools smashed its goal of 10,000 non-perishable...

South Okanagan/Similkameen SPCA asking for foster homes for cats and kittens out of homes due to floods

Nov 26, 2021 / 3:12 pm

The South Okanagan-Similkameen BC SPCA branch is hoping the community will step up to help house animals displaced by recent storms. They are looking for people...

Town of Princeton updates boil water notice for several neighbourhoods as flood recovery continues

Nov 26, 2021 / 12:51 pm

The Town of Princeton has updated its boil water notice list as it continues to recover from devastating floods in mid-November that damaged the local water...

Evac orders downgraded to alerts in Chopaka area of Cawston, and RV parks in Keremeos, as one new evacuation order issued

Nov 26, 2021 / 11:55 am

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. As some areas of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen see evacuation orders dropped to alerts, another has seen an additional order....

Experimental non-alcoholic brew comes to Firehall Brewery

Nov 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Firehall Brewery in Oliver is releasing a new experimental non-alcoholic beer in collaboration with a laboratory in Ontario, part of ongoing research into brews...

Abuse survivor shares her story of fleeing from violence and starting a new life thanks to SOWINS

Nov 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

"When I left, I left for her. I didn't leave for me. It wasn't until probably a year later, after many, many hours of counselling that I finally...

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