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Granny's Fruit Stand & Bakery pitching Summerland council for approval to add a cidery on their farm land

Granny's Fruit Stand & Bakery pitching Summerland council for approval to add a cidery on their farm land

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

One of Summerland’s well-loved fruit stands and bakeries is looking to branch out into the cidery business, applying to the District and the Agricultural...

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society sees 'Best pride month ever' with outpouring of community support, dozens at Pride Fruit Float

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society sees 'Best pride month ever' with outpouring of community support, dozens at Pride Fruit Float

Jun 25, 2022 / 2:42 pm

Dozens of people showed up at Penticton’s Coyote Cruises for the Fruit Float on Saturday afternoon, taking part in the second annual event with the South...

Summerland's 'sunshine list' of employees who earn over $75K grew in 2021

Summerland's 'sunshine list' of employees who earn over $75K grew in 2021

Jun 25, 2022 / 10:50 am

The District of Summerland has released their municipality’s 2021 Statement of Financial Information, in which their "sunshine list" of...

Car enthusiast's dream along Lakeshore Drive in Penticton with the Peach City Beach Cruise

Car enthusiast's dream along Lakeshore Drive in Penticton with the Peach City Beach Cruise

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Hundreds of hot rods, antique and classic cars have lined up along Lakeshore Drive in Penticton on Friday, ready for Western Canada's premier three-day car...

Area 27 celebrates installation of entrance sculpture, which shares a special story for the track

Area 27 celebrates installation of entrance sculpture, which shares a special story for the track

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

In addition to the official opening of Area 27’s Kartplex on Thursday, owners and members celebrated the installation of a locally crafted steel eagle...

Elvis Festival sees large crowds coming out on Friday in Penticton

Elvis Festival sees large crowds coming out on Friday in Penticton

Jun 24, 2022 / 7:40 pm

UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. Crowds of Elvis fans swarmed into Okanagan Lake Park on Friday for the first day of the Penticton Elvis Festival, featuring 40 tribute...

Barley Mill Pub in Penticton raises $23K for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre

Barley Mill Pub in Penticton raises $23K for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre

Jun 24, 2022 / 7:00 pm

The Barley Mill Brew Pub in Penticton has just concluded a major fundraising season, and is already looking for volunteers to sign up and join them next year on...

Video catches car's dangerous pass overtaking a semi and multiple cars on Highway 3 near Manning Park

Video catches car's dangerous pass overtaking a semi and multiple cars on Highway 3 near Manning Park

Jun 24, 2022 / 4:30 pm

A trucker driving on Highway 3 caught a close call on Thursday after a car passed on double lines unsafely. The dash cam video, shared by TruckBC, shows a car...

Lawyers for accused Osoyoos wife-killer Roderick Flavell fail to have charges dismissed as trial moves into third week

Lawyers for accused Osoyoos wife-killer Roderick Flavell fail to have charges dismissed as trial moves into third week

Jun 24, 2022 / 3:33 pm

The manslaughter trial of Roderick Flavell will continue after a failed attempt by his legal team to dismiss the charges due to lack of evidence. Flavell, in...

Oliver student wins national Remembrance Day poetry prize

Oliver student wins national Remembrance Day poetry prize

Jun 24, 2022 / 12:02 pm

An Oliver student has been awarded a top national honour for her poem honouring veterans. Maya Baerg, 14, placed first in the Canada-wide Legion National...

Oliver stabbing suspect turns himself in to police

Oliver stabbing suspect turns himself in to police

Jun 24, 2022 / 11:43 am

The suspect in a stabbing last week in Oliver has turned himself in to police. On Friday, June 17, police responded to a stabbing on McKinney Road. The adult...

Kartplex at Area 27 officially opened with Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve racing the track he designed

Kartplex at Area 27 officially opened with Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve racing the track he designed

Jun 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Area 27's grand ‘re-opening’ of their Kartplex track showcased young talent, the launch of the fastest rental kart in North America and a chance...

Prepare for the return of Penticton's events seasons, and the road closures that come with it

Prepare for the return of Penticton's events seasons, and the road closures that come with it

Jun 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

As summer festival season kicks off with a bang for the first time in two years this weekend, the City of Penticton is warning residents of upcoming road...

Lawyers for Osoyoos man accused of killing his wife argue there is no proof his actions led to her death; ask for dismissal

Lawyers for Osoyoos man accused of killing his wife argue there is no proof his actions led to her death; ask for dismissal

Jun 23, 2022 / 3:47 pm

Lawyers for an Osoyoos man accused of manslaughter have argued evidence presented so far at trial is not enough to prove their client intended to cause harm or...

New Italian restaurant opening on Penticton Lakeshore

New Italian restaurant opening on Penticton Lakeshore

Jun 23, 2022 / 3:05 pm

The newest restaurant on Penticton’s Okanagan lakefront is encouraging diners to socialize, mingle and enjoy one of the best views. The team behind the...

Annual Penticton Art Gallery is back live this weekend

Annual Penticton Art Gallery is back live this weekend

Jun 23, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The 45th annual Penticton Art Gallery Art Auction is just days away, live and in-person for the first time in over two years. On June 25, head down to the...

Summerland adopts new Water Master Plan to guide water decisions in future

Summerland adopts new Water Master Plan to guide water decisions in future

Jun 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

The District of Summerland has adopted a new Water Master Plan providing a framework for the water issues the community is expected to face in coming years. ...

GoFundMe launched for young Penticton family homeless after fire destroys house

GoFundMe launched for young Penticton family homeless after fire destroys house

Jun 23, 2022 / 9:29 am

The neighbour of a Penticton family who lost their home and life's possessions in a blaze has organized a fundraiser to help out. A sudden fire, whipped up...

Random checks of Penticton residents' recycling and yard waste carts this summer

Random checks of Penticton residents' recycling and yard waste carts this summer

Jun 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Recycling teams have started checking through Penticton residents’ curbside recycling and yard waste carts in an effort to improve the community’s...

Star's Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary opens their new home in Summerland

Star's Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary opens their new home in Summerland

Jun 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

A local woman with a big love for animals has expanded her sanctuary again, moving from Peachland to Summerland with her 34 pigs, five chickens, two ducks and...