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Fire rips through auto salvage business

Fire rips through auto salvage business

May 25, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Fire has destroyed another Oliver business. Crews were called to Oliver Auto Wrecking Salvage on 91st Street shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. Several explosions...

Hotel fire in Oliver a total loss

Hotel fire in Oliver a total loss

May 23, 2010 / 11:13 am

Details are still coming in, but firefighters confirm a major hotel fire happened in Oliver this morning. A spokesman with the Oliver Fire Department says the...

Time to sign up for Bike to Work week

Time to sign up for Bike to Work week

May 22, 2010 / 10:00 am

The second annual Penticton Bike to Work Week is fast approaching, but there is still time to register your workplace for this free community event. Bike to...

WQA issued for Garnet Valley

May 21, 2010 / 12:30 pm

The District of Summerland wishes to notify all users of the Garnet Valley Water System that a Water Quality Advisory has been issued. Testing has shown that...

Water Quality Advisory for Sage Mesa

Water Quality Advisory for Sage Mesa

May 21, 2010 / 8:50 am

Responding to a 'Fair' rating on the Turbidity Index, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has issued a Water Quality Advisory for the Sage Mesa Water...

Rural Oliver residents told to boil water

Rural Oliver residents told to boil water

May 20, 2010 / 3:00 pm

The Town of Oliver has issued a Boil Water Notice for Domestic Customers served in Rural Water System #4,5,6, and 7 effective immediately. To determine exactly...

Rodeo rides into Keremeos

Rodeo rides into Keremeos

May 20, 2010 / 2:00 pm

Get the buck'n chutes ready in the Lower Similkameen. It's rodeo time in Keremeos, as it always is Victoria Day long-weekend. The 72nd annual Elks Rodeo will...

Crash and burn leads to arrest

Crash and burn leads to arrest

May 20, 2010 / 12:30 pm

A crash and burn has lead to the arrest of a Penticton man. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Penticton RCMP responded to a report of a collision and vehicle fire on...

Two resist arrest for possession

Two resist arrest for possession

May 20, 2010 / 7:30 am

Two people have been arrested for trafficking in cocaine and resisting arrest. A 20-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested Wednesday in a licensed...

Two tier fees for Penticton facilities

Two tier fees for Penticton facilities

May 19, 2010 / 2:30 pm

People in the outlying areas of Penticton that come and use the City's recreation facilities will have to pay more. Council, by a 4-3 vote, passed that motion...

Parking changes on Government St.

Parking changes on Government St.

May 19, 2010 / 11:30 am

The City of Penticton may have found a solution to making bike lanes safer along Government Street. During Monday's meeting, council agreed to eliminate curb...

Council OKs 11 storey high rise

Council OKs 11 storey high rise

May 18, 2010 / 2:00 pm

It was close, but in the end, the Haynes Street high rise in Penticton got the go-ahead. City Council thought the original proposal of 13 storeys was too high,...

Haynes St. high rise may be reduced

Haynes St. high rise may be reduced

May 17, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Penticton residents may learn Monday night if the proposed high rise development on Haynes Street will go ahead or not. Councillor Dan Albas says the developer...

Car burns by golf course

Car burns by golf course

May 17, 2010 / 10:14 am

He had just left his car when it caught fire. A man had planned to spend his Sunday afternoon playing a few rounds of golf at St. Andrews on the Lake near...

Empty wave runner found on lake

May 15, 2010 / 2:18 pm

An empty wave-runner found in the middle of a local lake has RCMP looking for more information. Police say at about 8:50 a.m. Saturday morning, passing boaters...

Immigrant arrested with drugs

May 13, 2010 / 3:45 pm

A 25-year-old landed immigrant from South America is in custody after police in Penticton found him trafficking in crack cocaine. The man was arrested Wednesday...

Stolen fire truck found stripped

May 13, 2010 / 11:45 am

A stolen small white fire truck from the Manning Park/East Gate area has been found -- stripped. The 97 Ford was found in a gravel pit not far from where it was...

Chimney embers may have started fire

Chimney embers may have started fire

May 13, 2010 / 9:30 am

One person is in the care of Emergency Social Services following a roof fire in the South Okanagan. A single family home on Sanborn Street in Summerland caught...

Pentictons water concerns

Penticton""s water concerns

May 12, 2010 / 3:00 pm

A cause for concern when it comes to lake levels in the Okanagan. With very little rain and snow over the winter and early spring, snow pack levels are well...

Best month for SOEC and PTCC

Best month for SOEC and PTCC

May 12, 2010 / 7:30 am

The March Financial statements are out for the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. And things are looking up, as both...