Penticton News

Elvis Festival Winners

Elvis Festival Winners

Jun 26, 2006 / 12:05 pm

Will the best Elvis tribute artist please stand up? The winners of the Fifth annual Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival were announced Sunday, June 25 th...

Leisure Plant Gas Leak

Leisure Plant Gas Leak

Jun 26, 2006 / 12:02 pm

Nearly 100 people had to be evacuated from the West Coast Leisure Plant on Dawson Avenue in Penticton this morning. Around 11 a.m., a gas line was accidentally...

Elvis Fest. Starts Today

Elvis Fest. Starts Today

Jun 23, 2006 / 2:38 pm

Elvis lives! In spirit anyway. Starting Friday evening, the 2006 Penticton Elvis Festival gets underway. Tribute artists from all over North America will be in...

Car Show Registration

Car Show Registration

Jun 23, 2006 / 2:22 pm

Registration for the 2006 Peach City Beach Cruise is off to a good start. So far, nearly 300 cars have been registered to take place in this weekend's showcase...

Hospital Miscommunication

Hospital Miscommunication

Jun 23, 2006 / 1:20 pm

A Summerland man is shocked by the actions of the Penticton Regional Hospital regarding the death of his wife on Monday. According to the Penticton Herald, a...

Three Car Crash

Three Car Crash

Jun 23, 2006 / 12:13 pm

A three car crash in Penticton has sent three people to hospital with various injuries. It happened at the intersection of Duncan and Manitoba Avenues around 11...

Osoyoos Open House

Osoyoos Open House

Jun 23, 2006 / 10:46 am

An open house in Osoyoos on Thursday night brought out many community leaders and members of the public to discuss the proposed plan for a beach-side hotel and...

Peach City Beach Cruise

Peach City Beach Cruise

Jun 23, 2006 / 5:00 am

The 2006 Peach City Beach Cruise is gearing up. According to the Penticton Herald, between 450 and 500 cars are expected to make a showing at the event this...

Penticton Bus Shuttle

Penticton Bus Shuttle

Jun 22, 2006 / 4:32 pm

Next stop...Cherry Lane. Councilor John Vassilaki says spending two hours on a bus to get to Walmart is ridiculous. Which is part of the reason he is...

Increased Police Presence

Increased Police Presence

Jun 22, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Penticton RCMP are kicking off their summer policing initiatives this weekend. They are increasing their patrols for the summer by using bikes and added foot...

Enhancement Agreement

Enhancement Agreement

Jun 22, 2006 / 12:00 pm

The Province joined local Aboriginal leaders and the Okanagan Skaha school district on June 21 in signing an enhancement agreement to help Aboriginal students...

Osoyoos Backs Slots

Osoyoos Backs Slots

Jun 22, 2006 / 11:00 am

One-armed bandits could be returning to Osoyoos. To help save the Desert Park horse race track, Osoyoos residents have voted in favour of slot machines....

Secondary Suites

Secondary Suites

Jun 21, 2006 / 4:49 pm

Penticton City Council is divided on the issue of secondary suites as an answer to the lack of affordable housing problem. According to the Western News, some...

Hantavirus Kills Local Boy

Hantavirus Kills Local Boy

Jun 21, 2006 / 2:43 pm

Staff and students at Penticton Secondary School are dealing with a tragic loss this week. Kevin Wager, 14, died last Friday in a Vancouver hospital. He died...

Summer Begins Today

Summer Begins Today

Jun 21, 2006 / 5:00 am

Get out the sunscreen, it's going to be a long day. This is the first official day of summer and according to the weather experts, it's going to be a hot and...

Official City Plan Meetings

Official City Plan Meetings

Jun 20, 2006 / 2:10 pm

The Official City Plan Task Force is holding two open house meetings to generate public feedback about city growth. The OCP is in the process of being rewritten...

Pent. Fence Construction

Pent. Fence Construction

Jun 20, 2006 / 11:50 am

The application to build a multi-family residence along Calgary Avenue in Penticton has some residents concerned. Issues such as noise, safety and the privacy...

Sland Water Plant

S""land Water Plant

Jun 20, 2006 / 11:47 am

According to Summerlandreview.com, Maple Reinders Inc., a Kelowna based company, has been awarded the contract to build the plant. Maple Reinders Inc. beat out...

Pent. Secondarys Up-Grade

Pent. Secondary""s Up-Grade

Jun 20, 2006 / 5:00 am

Penticton Secondary School is one step closer to getting a face-lift. According to the Penticton Western News, final plans and specifications for the new...

New Osoyoos RCMP

New Osoyoos RCMP

Jun 19, 2006 / 1:29 pm

The Osoyoos RCMP is on the lookout for some new blood. According to the Osoyoos Times, several new positions have been approved, including the hiring of a...