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$1.7M announced for RDOS

$1.7M announced for RDOS

Nov 20, 2009 / 2:00 pm

Money from the Federal Government will be going to the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen. Okanagan-Coquihalla MP, International Minister of Trade...

Vees back to their winning ways

Nov 19, 2009 / 5:16 am

The Penticton Vees are back to their winning ways after an emphatic 6-1 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday Night at the SOEC. Eric Filiou and Beau...

Robber asked for pay phone change

Robber asked for pay phone change

Nov 18, 2009 / 12:30 pm

Penticton RCMP are looking for a man who robbed two stores on the same day last week. Last Tuesday, in the early morning hours, a man entered the 24/7 on Main...

Spring bank robbery suspect charged

Spring bank robbery suspect charged

Nov 18, 2009 / 9:30 am

A man suspected in at least three Okanagan bank robberies in the spring has finally been charged. Christopher Michael Swain, 31, has been charged with multiple...

Bad day for alleged meth traffickers

Bad day for alleged meth traffickers

Nov 17, 2009 / 2:21 pm

It was an unlucky day for two alleged methamphetamine traffickers in the South Okanagan. Penticton RCMP received information on drug trafficking and stopped a...

Furniture stolen in a stolen truck

Furniture stolen in a stolen truck

Nov 16, 2009 / 3:30 pm

Update: The stolen truck has been recovered. McHale-Annett tells Castanet the truck was found in West Kelowna late Monday night. (10:52 a.m. Tuesday) Someone...

Fire department prepares for windstorm

Fire department prepares for windstorm

Nov 16, 2009 / 2:00 pm

As a precautionary measure, the Penticton Fire Department is getting prepared in case the current windstorm does some damage. Winds are forecast to blow...

Hwy 97 delays down to a minimum

Hwy 97 delays down to a minimum

Nov 16, 2009 / 9:30 am

Good news for motorists travelling along Highway 97 between Penticton and Kelowna. Traffic delays due to construction on the highway north of Summerland are...

Penticton under wind warning

Nov 15, 2009 / 9:38 am

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the South Okanagan, including Penticton. Meteorologist Jean Jacques says while the entire Valley will be windy,...

SOEC hosts holiday shopping

Nov 14, 2009 / 1:00 pm

If you're looking to do some holiday shopping, pop on by the South Okanagan Events Centre Sunday. Executive Director for the Downtown Penticton Association Barb...

Penticton dignitaries remember

Nov 11, 2009 / 10:30 am

On a day where we commemorate those who served and continue to serve our country, local dignitaries share their thoughts on Remembrance Day. "We have to think...

Collision kills Osoyoos woman

Collision kills Osoyoos woman

Nov 10, 2009 / 2:30 pm

Alcohol and fatigue are suspected factors in a collision which has claimed the life of an Osoyoos woman. Anna Torine Burris, 48, died at the scene which...

Summerland getting new fire truck

Summerland getting new fire truck

Nov 10, 2009 / 2:00 pm

Summerland will be getting a new fire truck. The order was put in this week by council for a water pumper truck. The purchase was included in its budget, as it...

Couple homeless after trailer fire

Nov 9, 2009 / 10:30 am

A fifth-wheel trailer caught fire in Okanagan Falls over the weekend leaving a couple homeless. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon near the furnace of the...

Hot grease causes fire at pizza place

Nov 9, 2009 / 9:51 am

The kitchen at an Oliver pizza joint was the cause of a fire Saturday. The Oliver Fire Department responded to Almerio's Pizza on 97th Street just after...

RDOS yard waste collection dates

RDOS yard waste collection dates

Nov 8, 2009 / 1:00 pm

Yard Waste Collection occurs in Okanagan Falls, Twin Lakes, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Electoral Areas ‘A,’ ‘B,' ‘C,’ and ‘G,’ the week of...

United Way $50,000 into goal

Nov 8, 2009 / 12:00 pm

United Way’s 2009 fall fundraising campaign is going strong and the total for the South Okanagan-Similkameen now stands at $50,738 – one-third of the...

Penticton wants Jackson tribute show

Nov 7, 2009 / 12:00 pm

A Penticton city councillor is banking on a Thriller of a show. Former Penticton Mayor Mike Pearce says he and a core group of committee members are trying to...

Princeton lone OK city with H1N1 clinic

Nov 6, 2009 / 3:19 pm

Due to the Canadian shortage of H1N1 vaccine, Princeton will be one of only four communities within Interior Health hosting a Public Health mass flu clinic next...

Merritt""s mayor to meet royal couple

Nov 6, 2009 / 12:01 pm

It could be called one of the perks of being mayor. Merritt Mayor, Susan Roline, will get to meet and greet British royalty in Vancouver Saturday as they tour...