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Romp Is Back

Romp Is Back

Aug 16, 2006 / 5:00 am

Romp is coming home. A three-piece bronze statue titled 'Romp' is in the process of being reinstalled at the edge of Okanagan Lake. The statues are of three...

Two Grass Fires

Two Grass Fires

Aug 15, 2006 / 4:06 pm

The Penticton Fire Department was busy putting out grass fires Tuesday. They responded to two grass fires within 15 minutes of each other. The first broke out...

Company Moving

Company Moving

Aug 15, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Penticton's loss is Summerland's gain. Katana, a fiberglass boat manufacturing company based in Penticton is in the process of relocating to Summerland. They...

Smoky Days

Smoky Days

Aug 15, 2006 / 11:43 am

Penticton could be in for many more smoky days. The Tripod fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in the United States will continue to blow smoke over...

Tentative Deal Reached

Tentative Deal Reached

Aug 14, 2006 / 4:15 pm

A tentative deal has been reached between Green Wood Forest Products (GWFP) and the Union Negotiating Committee (UNC). With the help of a Labour Relations Board...

New Change Rooms

New Change Rooms

Aug 14, 2006 / 4:00 pm

Physically disabled people will have an easier time getting around the Penticton Community Centre next month. On August 8, City Council approved the budget to...

Hatred Graffiti

Hatred Graffiti

Aug 14, 2006 / 3:14 pm

The old saying about sticks and stones doesn't seem appropriate in this case. Sometime during the weekend, vandals sprayed a message of hatred across a building...

New Traffic Light In SLand

New Traffic Light In S""Land

Aug 14, 2006 / 2:29 pm

Safety isn't cheap these days. Municipal council in Summerland is considering adding a full traffic light at a busy Trout Creek intersection. The light will...

Illegal Organ Transplants

Illegal Organ Transplants

Aug 14, 2006 / 1:00 pm

To the average Canadian, the thought of organ theft is shocking, but Sue Zhang says it's happening in China. A group of Falun Gong practitioners gathered in...

Peach Fest Parade

Peach Fest Parade

Aug 13, 2006 / 5:00 am

Dancing blue mules, clowns and confetti were just part of the sights on Saturday morning. The Peach Fest Parade drew thousands of people down to Main Street and...

Sandcastle Contest Results

Sandcastle Contest Results

Aug 11, 2006 / 12:32 pm

These aren't your average sandcastles. The 23rd Skaha Rotary Sandcastle Competition took place on Thursday night at Skaha Lake Park in Penticton. Despite the...

Osoyoos Grow Op Busted

Osoyoos Grow Op Busted

Aug 11, 2006 / 12:00 pm

A series of drug busts in Osoyoos has prevented over $2 million of drugs from hitting the streets. Oliver-Osoyoos RCMP discovered evidence of a small grow op in...

Raging Grannies

Raging Grannies

Aug 11, 2006 / 5:00 am

The workers of Green Wood Forest Products have a new ally in their lockout battle. The Penticton Raging Grannies are lending their support to the men and women...

Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licenses

Aug 10, 2006 / 3:26 pm

Two establishments in downtown Penticton are looking to expand their liquor licenses. The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans of Canada Branch 97 is hoping...

Peach Fest Opens

Peach Fest Opens

Aug 10, 2006 / 11:43 am

The first event held at the newly-renovated Okanagan Park was a hit with residents. The opening ceremonies of the 59th Annual Peach Festival drew a crowd of...

Robbery At Payless Shoes

Robbery At Payless Shoes

Aug 10, 2006 / 10:54 am

Penticton RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a robber. RCMP responded to a robbery on Skaha Lake Road on Wednesday afternoon. Around 1 pm a lone...

Sandcastle Contest

Sandcastle Contest

Aug 10, 2006 / 5:00 am

This is the 23rd year of the Skaha Rotary Sandcastle Competition, one of Penticton’s most anticipated summer events as part of the Penticton Peach Festival....

Drink & Dessert Results

Drink & Dessert Results

Aug 9, 2006 / 3:56 pm

Peach Festival Drink & Dessert Contest Results... Penticton’s annual Peach Festival “Peach Drink & Dessert Contest” was held on Tuesday evening 8th...

Semi Leaves Road

Semi Leaves Road

Aug 9, 2006 / 2:35 pm

The driver of a semi is thanking his lucky stars. After briefly taking his eyes off the road to reach for something, the driver lost control of his rig just...

Nanaimo Hall Update

Nanaimo Hall Update

Aug 9, 2006 / 1:25 pm

Some changes are in store for Nanaimo Square in Penticton. On Tuesday city council voted in favour of building a fountain in the square beside Nanaimo Square....