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Proposed development before council

Dec 22, 2010 / 6:45 am

The proposed Sendero Canyon development was before Penticton City council Monday. Councillors Garry Litke and John Vasilaki are against it. Litke is against...

Police seek truck that rammed cruiser

Dec 21, 2010 / 5:00 pm

RCMP are still on the lookout for a pickup that side-swiped a police cruiser in Keremeos last week. Last Thursday night at around 10:30 p.m., a two toned older...

Penticton takes first look at budget

Dec 21, 2010 / 3:00 pm

Penticton City Council began the budget process in council chambers Monday night. Despite a number of job cuts over the past several months, treasurer Doug...

Lunar eclipse to be shrouded by clouds

Lunar eclipse to be shrouded by clouds

Dec 20, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Okanagan star gazers are hoping the clouds clear to allow for viewing of Monday night's lunar eclipse. Astronomer Chris Purton, from the White Lake Observatory...

Penticton Chamber Manager resigns

Penticton Chamber Manager resigns

Dec 16, 2010 / 12:30 pm

After eight years as Chamber Manager with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, Lorraine Renyard announced her resignation earlier this month to the...

Police warn of Christmas Grinch

Police warn of Christmas Grinch

Dec 14, 2010 / 2:00 pm

This weekend is the last one before Christmas so you can expect the shopping centres and malls to be jammed with holiday shoppers. You can also expect thieves...

West Bench says no

West Bench says no

Dec 13, 2010 / 6:00 am

The West Bench area of Penticton has said no to joining the City of Penticton’s water supply. Residents voted Saturday in a referendum to decide which way the...

Interior Health to expand care beds

Interior Health to expand care beds

Dec 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

A Request for Proposals for the design, construction and operation of 66 new publicly funded residential care beds in the South Okanagan has been issued by...

West Bench water referendum

West Bench water referendum

Dec 10, 2010 / 2:58 pm

There is an important decision to be made on Saturday for residents of a small South Okanagan neighbourhood. The West Bench area of Penticton will vote in a...

South Okanagan wary of prison

South Okanagan wary of prison

Dec 9, 2010 / 3:30 pm

All the talk seems to be in the North Okanagan regarding the possibility of having a correctional facility. But Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton says they're not...

$34,000 raised for charity challenge

$34,000 raised for charity challenge

Dec 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

$34,500 will be given to local charity if 4,000 fans show up to the Christmas Charity Challenge at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night. Two new...

Fire briefly closes auto repair shop

Fire briefly closes auto repair shop

Dec 8, 2010 / 3:00 pm

A fire that caused only minor damage to a Penticton auto repair shop could've been much worse. Midas on Main Street was closed for a few hours Wednesday morning...

Semi truck crash shuts Hwy 3

Semi truck crash shuts Hwy 3

Dec 8, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Slippery and snowy roads played a factor in a semi-truck crash on the Richter Pass Tuesday evening. At around 6 p.m., Keremeos and Osoyoos Fire Departments...

RDOS Board highlights

RDOS Board highlights

Dec 7, 2010 / 5:30 pm

The following are highlights of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Board meeting of December 2, 2010. ELECTION OF RDOS BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR -...

Oliver hires help to revitalize marketing

Oliver hires help to revitalize marketing

Dec 6, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Over the last year, Oliver’s downtown merchants have been rallying to paint up, spruce up, and otherwise improve marketing efforts. Now, Oliver has taken an...

Brewery creates lower-alcohol beer

Brewery creates lower-alcohol beer

Dec 6, 2010 / 10:20 am

As B.C. restaurants and bars reel from the impact of the new drinking and driving laws, a new beer is coming to the aid of beleaguered restaurant and bar...

Firefighters succeed in hairy fundraiser

Firefighters succeed in hairy fundraiser

Dec 3, 2010 / 11:06 am

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Thieves target Oliver Winery

Thieves target Oliver Winery

Dec 1, 2010 / 4:30 pm

The Church & State Winery in Oliver was hit hard early Tuesday morning by thieves who made off with 100 cases of wine in a targeted attack. The thieves appeared...

Pill pusher nabbed in police sting

Pill pusher nabbed in police sting

Dec 1, 2010 / 2:00 pm

A 34-year-old Penticton man wanted on charges in Quebec is cooling his heels in jail. Members of the RCMP Drug Task Force arrested the former Quebec resident...

Duo facing harassment charges

Duo facing harassment charges

Nov 30, 2010 / 3:00 pm

Harassing a victim -- including video taping them -- has two Osoyoos residents facing harassment charges. Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP allege Sharon Laybourne and her...