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Vander Zalm leads HST Rally

Vander Zalm leads HST Rally

Mar 29, 2010 / 1:00 pm

The Lakeside Resort's ballroom in Penticton was packed Sunday for the HST Rally. The rally was lead by former B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm. He spoke for 35...

S.S. Sicamous asks for funding

S.S. Sicamous asks for funding

Mar 29, 2010 / 11:30 am

Penticton City Council will delve into one of their last budget meetings. Monday Council will decide on a few grant applications, including one from the S.S...

Have a say in solid waste plan

Have a say in solid waste plan

Mar 28, 2010 / 2:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) seeks members of the public to review the RDOS Solid Waste Management Plan. All residents are encouraged to...

Six months of planning conclude

Mar 28, 2010 / 11:00 am

After six months of planning and public meetings, the Sustainable Similkameen committee met for one last time. Over the weekend, about 50 Similkameen Valley...

Fest-of-Ale almost sold out

Mar 27, 2010 / 3:00 pm

The 15th annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale is a couple weeks away, and the message is simple - get your tickets. Fest-Of-Ale's Gitta Schone says they're almost...

Hockey kids meet icon Linden

Hockey kids meet icon Linden

Mar 27, 2010 / 2:00 pm

It's not everyday kids get a chance to learn from one of the NHL's best but a Penticton squad got their chance Wednesday. Penticton's bantam tier 2 team won a...

Crimestoppers canvassers are legit

Mar 27, 2010 / 9:00 am

Crimestoppers wants residents to know the folks showing up at your door are legit. "We want people to be wary (of fraudsters) but we also want to let people...

Fraud in Grand Forks targets seniors

Mar 26, 2010 / 1:00 pm

RCMP in Grand Forks are warning people, especially seniors, about a fraud being perpetrated in the community. Police say they have received reports of the...

Dealer pinched near elementary school

Dealer pinched near elementary school

Mar 26, 2010 / 9:00 am

Some people just don't learn. A 26-year-old Penticton man, already serving a conditional sentence for drug trafficking, was arrested after quantities of...

Summerland Council talks horses

Summerland Council talks horses

Mar 25, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Summerland Council talked horses Monday night. Councillor Gordon Clark talked about property rezoning on Garnet Valley Road where a new agriculture building...

SOEC $1.6M in the red

SOEC $1.6M in the red

Mar 24, 2010 / 4:30 pm

Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton is asking for the public's patience in the wake of news that three city owned facilities run by Global Spectrum lost more than $2.1...

Missing Summerland youth found safe

Missing Summerland youth found safe

Mar 24, 2010 / 9:10 am

RCMP report that missing Summerland youth Cameron Critchlow has been located, well and healthy, with assistance of RCMP Air 3 helicopter. Critchlow was located...

RDOS board meeting highlights

RDOS board meeting highlights

Mar 23, 2010 / 3:00 pm

RDOS Board Meeting Highlights From March 18 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES The owners of 1306 Highway 3, Electoral Area 'H' have requested to apply to the Agricultural...

Community Centre now closed

Community Centre now closed

Mar 23, 2010 / 9:30 am

The Penticton Community Centre is now closed with construction of the new aquatic facility set to begin Monday. Over the weekend, staff were hauling filing...

Cutbacks put daycare renos on hold

Cutbacks put daycare renos on hold

Mar 22, 2010 / 3:00 pm

Government cutbacks and red tape mean a South Okanagan daycare has to put their expansion plans on hold yet again. Officials with Columbus Park Child Care...

House broken into, fire started

House broken into, fire started

Mar 22, 2010 / 12:30 pm

The home of a Penticton couple isn't in the same shape it was when they left. Over the weekend, someone broke into a home on Huth Avenue and started a fire....

Pilot program to reduce energy costs

Pilot program to reduce energy costs

Mar 20, 2010 / 9:00 am

A new pilot program launched this week is bringing together the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, three partner municipalities and Okanagan College in...

Businessman ready to jump in the lake

Businessman ready to jump in the lake

Mar 20, 2010 / 5:00 am

A South Okanagan businessman is eager and willing to go jump in a lake to encourage people to vote. Patrick Murphy works for Remax Canada in Summerland and is...

Free composting demonstration

Free composting demonstration

Mar 19, 2010 / 3:00 pm

The Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen and the Penticton Community Garden will be hosting a free composting demonstration Saturday afternoon. From 1...

Man with 22 previous convictions

Mar 19, 2010 / 1:30 pm

A man with an extensive record of drug related convictions is facing more charges. A 27-year-old man was arrested by RCMP in Okanagan Falls Thursday after...