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Summerland cottage ordered torn down

Summerland cottage ordered torn down

Jul 7, 2011 / 4:45 pm

A Summerland man who decided to build a lakefront cottage without proper permission has been ordered to tear it down. Don Gingras failed to acquire all the...

Rodeo contestant 'flips out'

Rodeo contestant 'flips out'

Jul 7, 2011 / 3:00 pm

A chance to win $100 tempted a number of fans of the Rock Creek Rodeo to do something they probably wouldn't do every day. The rodeo introduced a new event...

Small fire burning above Peachland

Jul 7, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Forest Ministry firefighters are en route to a small fire on the hill above Peachland. The fire, estimated to be about 75 by 75 feet in diameter, is burning...

Naramata vandals play with fire

Naramata vandals play with fire

Jul 7, 2011 / 1:30 pm

A pair of small early morning fires have RCMP in the South Okanagan on edge. Two newspaper boxes in Naramata were torched early on Thursday, July 7. The...

Canucks confirm return to SOEC

Jul 6, 2011 / 12:00 pm

It really wasn't much of a surprise. The Vancouver Canucks have confirmed they will be returning to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton to host...

City to sell controversial property

Jul 6, 2011 / 7:30 am

A hot topic at Penticton City Council this week was the property on Munson Avenue. Penticton City Council voted five to one in favour of selling a...

Keremeos man held without bail

Keremeos man held without bail

Jul 5, 2011 / 2:33 pm

A 72-year-old Keremeos man will remain behind bars after being charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash in Penticton Sunday. Frank Tamok was...

One dead after horrific crash

One dead after horrific crash

Jul 4, 2011 / 5:30 am

A trail of debris led up to a horrific fatal crash in Penticton Sunday afternoon. The collision occurred on Old Airport Road on July 3 at around 1:35 p.m. ...

Women climb out of wreck

Women climb out of wreck

Jun 30, 2011 / 10:59 am

A vehicle rolled onto its roof and into a ditch last night on Highway 3 A. The accident happened half a kilometre from where a motorcycle crashed on Monday...

Motorcycle accident closes Hwy. 97

Motorcycle accident closes Hwy. 97

Jun 29, 2011 / 3:09 pm

An accident on Highway 97 shut the road down for over three hours Wednesday morning. A motorcycle was traveling northbound along the highway near Vaseux Lake,...

Student crossing guard struck

Student crossing guard struck

Jun 29, 2011 / 1:59 pm

Just after students at Parkway Elementary school in Penticton were released for summer one of them, working the cross-walk, was struck down. A witness tells...

Hwy 3, a dangerous road

Hwy 3, a dangerous road

Jun 29, 2011 / 5:13 am

Highway 3 near Kaleden can be a dangerous stretch of road. Kaleden Fire Chief, Darlene Bailey, says no one has died on the highway but there have been many...

Princeton hospital service disruption

Jun 27, 2011 / 10:00 am

If you become ill in Princeton in July, the doctor may not be in. Interior Health says there will be some nights, between midnight and 8 a.m., when physician...

Beach Cruise just peachy

Beach Cruise just peachy

Jun 26, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Car lovers rumbled into town for this weekend's Peach City Beach Cruise. Cars lined the sun drenched lakeshore and even spilled out onto Main Street....

Deer herd a family

Deer herd a family

Jun 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

A once-in-a-lifetime sighting, and Patrick Harris was able to capture the memory of a family of deer as they trotted through Penticton. Harris says the mule...

Brakes fail on Connector

Brakes fail on Connector

Jun 23, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Brake failure on the Connector had traffic backed up Thursday morning. A semi truck was unable to gear down while headed east into Kelowna on Highway 97C. The...

Water quality advisory for Summerland

Water quality advisory for Summerland

Jun 23, 2011 / 11:00 am

A water quality advisory has been issued for Summerland. An increase in the bacterial count in the raw water made it necessary to issue the advisory. Once the...

7 rescued after river mishap

Jun 23, 2011 / 9:35 am

An afternoon of tubing down the Okanagan River turned ugly for seven teens Tuesday. According to Oliver Fire Department Public Relations Officer, Spencer...

Self-ignition cause of White Spot fire

Self-ignition cause of White Spot fire

Jun 23, 2011 / 6:11 am

A fire that gutted the Penticton White Spot Restaurant started in a very peculiar way. Fire investigators say last Friday's blaze was caused by some aprons...

Prison decision expected soon

Prison decision expected soon

Jun 22, 2011 / 10:00 am

While no formal timeline has been announced, B.C.'s Solicitor General says she expects to have a decision soon on the site of an interior Correction Centre....