Penticton News

Flooding on the lake

Flooding on the lake

Jun 15, 2011 / 4:13 pm

Despite warnings from Public Works that water levels are higher than normal on Lake Okanagan, the lake is not at a flooding level say the experts who control...

88-year-old robbed, knocked down

Jun 14, 2011 / 8:58 pm

The Penticton RCMP continue to investigate the robbery/purse snatching which took place early Friday evening, June 6, in the downtown core. On June 6, 2011...

Ticket prices soaring for Game 7

Ticket prices soaring for Game 7

Jun 14, 2011 / 4:00 pm

If you had a pair of tickets for Wednesday night's seventh and deciding game of the Stanley Cup final between Vancouver and Boston, what would you do? Go...

SOEC opens doors for Game 7

Jun 14, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Game 7, the Stanley Cup Final…with the Vancouver Canucks and one of the original 6 teams the Boston Bruins! Can it get any more exciting? The South...

Vandals smash car, business windows

Vandals smash car, business windows

Jun 14, 2011 / 6:30 am

Over a dozen vehicles, a travel trailer and one business were damaged by vandals in the South Okanagan. In the early hours of Sunday, June 12, numerous...

Oliver crash victim identified

Oliver crash victim identified

Jun 10, 2011 / 12:35 pm

RCMP have now identified the man killed in Tuesday night's head-on collision on Highway 97 just north of Summerland. John Freitas Borba, 46, of Oliver was...

Precaution needed around waterways

Jun 9, 2011 / 4:30 pm

As the above-normal snow pack continues to melt, the public is advised to take further precautionary and safety measures around the region's lakes and...

Investigating the fatal crash

Investigating the fatal crash

Jun 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

Investigators with the RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into Tuesday's fatal crash involving a Penticton area school...

Keremeos Creek floods

Keremeos Creek floods

Jun 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

Water is beginning to lap up against a number of homes in Olalla, as the Keremeos creek starts to flood. It happens every year in the village but never like...

Penticton man killed in Mexico

Penticton man killed in Mexico

Jun 8, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Mexican police believe robbery was the motive behind the murder of a former Penticton resident. Leonard Francis Schell, 62, was found murdered in his Puerto...

Update: School bus crash

Update: School bus crash

Jun 8, 2011 / 12:42 am

Chilling accounts from victims and witnesses to Tuesday's fatal head on crash near Summerland. Castanet's Kelly Hayes reports. Update 11:00 a.m.:...

Raw Video: Summerland bus crash

Raw Video: Summerland bus crash

Jun 8, 2011 / 12:39 am

Castanet viewer David Finnis says he was heading home from work and rounded the corner, where the goats are, and first noticed vehicles pulled over, on the lake...

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

Jun 7, 2011 / 10:15 am

A motorcycle crash on Green Mountain Road near Penticton has sent a 48-year-old Kelowna man to hospital with serious injuries. The incident happened about 5...

Legion meeting in Penticton

Legion meeting in Penticton

Jun 6, 2011 / 12:30 pm

The B.C./Yukon and Ladies Auxiliary Legion convention is underway at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. B.C./Yukon Command President Dave Sinclair...

Kokanee trial fishery to open

Kokanee trial fishery to open

Jun 5, 2011 / 12:00 pm

With Okanagan Lake Kokanee spawner numbers on the rise in recent years another limited kokanee trial fishery will be held this summer, Forests, Lands and...

Ashlee Hyatt Memorial

Ashlee Hyatt Memorial

Jun 3, 2011 / 5:33 pm

Its been one year since Ashlee Hyatt was stabbed to death at a house party in Peachland. Family and friends gathered at a beach side memorial to remember the...

Senate disruption unfortunate: Albas

Senate disruption unfortunate: Albas

Jun 3, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas' first foray into the Senate will be a memorable one. The Conservative Member of Parliament joined his Commons colleagues...

Falcons set to fly in 2011

Falcons set to fly in 2011

Jun 3, 2011 / 12:30 pm

It's life in the West Coast Baseball League -- meet, practice, hit the road and play. That was how the Kelowna Falcons spent the last 24 hours. Off and...

Penticton braces for postal strike

Penticton braces for postal strike

Jun 2, 2011 / 2:00 pm

In anticipation of a potential postal strike, the City of Penticton would like to inform our customers how they can access information about their City...

Bust nets variety of drugs

Bust nets variety of drugs

Jun 1, 2011 / 7:00 am

On May 30, Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force members arrested a 39-year-old male resident of Penticton in the 400 block of Main Street for trafficking marijuana....