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Penticton car dealership donates $5K to local children's causes

Penticton car dealership donates $5K to local children's causes

Mar 1, 2024 / 10:56 am

Penticton's Bannister Automotive Group was recently pleased to present $5,000 to two local charities helping out kids in need. They presented a $2.500...

Penticton readying for massive 10-days of art, music, experiences and events

Penticton readying for massive 10-days of art, music, experiences and events

Mar 1, 2024 / 10:39 am

As March arrives, Penticton's Ignite the Arts Festival is gearing up for a week of music and art at nine downtown venues and more than 60 musical acts from...

'Help us help our community': South Okanagan Women in Need Society feeling donation crunch amid inflation

'Help us help our community': South Okanagan Women in Need Society feeling donation crunch amid inflation

Mar 1, 2024 / 4:00 am

Donations for the South Okanagan Women in Need Society are sorely needed, as increased prices and inflation challenge supply for families in need. SOWINS is...

Summerland museum shares brief history of 'Ogopogo' legend beginnings and what can be learned

Summerland museum shares brief history of 'Ogopogo' legend beginnings and what can be learned

Summerland Mar 1, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Summerland Museum & Archives Society shared a look back at the 'Ogopogo' this week, and how the traditional Syilx custom was misunderstood to...

Penticton’s leash-optional pilot program launching for March

Penticton’s leash-optional pilot program launching for March

Feb 29, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A leash-optional pilot program will be launching on Friday at specific City of Penticton parks. Dog walkers and park users are encouraged to share their...

Estimated 59% per cent of rockslide clearance mitigation work on Hwy 97 north of Summerland is complete

Estimated 59% per cent of rockslide clearance mitigation work on Hwy 97 north of Summerland is complete

Summerland Feb 29, 2024 / 4:00 pm

After a full four days straight of blast work this past weekend on the major rockslide above Highway 97 north of Summerland, the Ministry of Transportation and...

Penticton expecting to see 5,000 visitors for CSSHL Western Championships

Penticton expecting to see 5,000 visitors for CSSHL Western Championships

Feb 29, 2024 / 2:55 pm

Penticton may be a bit busier in the coming days, as more than 5,000 visitors from throughout North America are expected to arrive for Canadian Sport Hockey...

Paramedics busier than ever in Summerland

Paramedics busier than ever in Summerland

Summerland Feb 29, 2024 / 12:20 pm

Over the past few years Summerland paramedics have seen more than a 20 per cent increase in calls for service. Summerland council heard Tuesday from BC...

Similkameen Winery calls on government to enact faster solutions to help devastated wine industry

Similkameen Winery calls on government to enact faster solutions to help devastated wine industry

Okanagan-Similkameen Feb 29, 2024 / 4:00 am

“There are many different ways the government can be stepping in to assist, but one thing's for sure is they can't afford to do nothing.”...

Osoyoos pub putting together fundraiser for local kids' sports

Osoyoos pub putting together fundraiser for local kids' sports

Feb 28, 2024 / 7:00 pm

An Osoyoos pub is putting together a fundraiser to support minor hockey in the community. On Friday, March 1, the Sage Pub will host a silent auction, raffle...

South Okanagan arsonist facing more time behind bars for weapons charges

South Okanagan arsonist facing more time behind bars for weapons charges

Penticton Feb 28, 2024 / 4:24 pm

A South Okanagan prolific offender already serving time tor arson will be spending many more years behind bars for an unrelated firearms charge. Steven Marlo...

Highway 97 near Summerland will close this weekend for blasting

Highway 97 near Summerland will close this weekend for blasting

Summerland Feb 28, 2024 / 2:29 pm

Highway 97 will be closed between Callan Road and Okanagan Lake Provincial Park north of Summerland for blasting this weekend. On Saturday March 2 from 11 a.m....

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen working on wildfire reduction techniques

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen working on wildfire reduction techniques

Feb 28, 2024 / 12:59 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has begun wildfire risk reduction work at two district-owned properties in the Greater West Bench area. According...

Summerland council gives thumbs up to affordable housing project, with restrictions

Summerland council gives thumbs up to affordable housing project, with restrictions

Summerland Feb 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

The District of Summerland unanimously voted in favour of providing up to $547,000 in financial support to an affordable housing project, with a restrictive...

South Okanagan Women in Need Society seeking help ahead of annual radiothon

South Okanagan Women in Need Society seeking help ahead of annual radiothon

South Okanagan Feb 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society is partnering with Bell Media for the second annual Have a Heart Radiothon. On Friday, March 8 — International...

Penticton ramping up towards annual tourism expo

Penticton ramping up towards annual tourism expo

Feb 27, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Visit Penticton is excited to be hosting its 7th Annual TRUE Penticton Tourism Expo this spring. On Sunday April 7, 2024, the TRUE expo, which stands for Think...

Last days to buy 50/50 tickets for Rotary Club of Summerland pier fundraiser

Last days to buy 50/50 tickets for Rotary Club of Summerland pier fundraiser

Summerland Feb 27, 2024 / 1:28 pm

The Summerland Rotary Club is in the last couple of days for their second 50/50 fundraise for a new, much-improved local pier to replace the aged-out Kiwanis...

Penticton Search & Rescue reminding backcountry users to not go alone after Monday rescue

Penticton Search & Rescue reminding backcountry users to not go alone after Monday rescue

Feb 27, 2024 / 10:31 am

A safe return home for one lost snowmobiler on Monday night has the Penticton & District Search & Rescue team reminding backcountry users that solo...

Penticton high school kids tackle sustainability and challenge

Penticton high school kids tackle sustainability and challenge

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

Penticton Secondary School is taking on a Zero Waste Challenge, and the students involved want the rest of the community to join the challenge. The challenge is...

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen sharing tips at upcoming home show

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen sharing tips at upcoming home show

Feb 26, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will have a presence at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for the Penticton Home and Reno Show next month,...