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Evacuated residents at Keremeos rockslide side can go home Friday, but geotechnical review shows long-term risks this may happen again

Evacuated residents at Keremeos rockslide side can go home Friday, but geotechnical review shows long-term risks this may happen again

Keremeos Jan 26, 2023 / 4:03 pm

Residents will be able to return home Friday after a rockslide in Keremeos, but a geotechnical review shows lingering long-term concerns. On Jan. 16, large...

Pow Wow Between the Lakes returning, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Pow Wow Between the Lakes returning, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Jan 26, 2023 / 3:04 pm

The Four Seasons Cultural Society announced the return of the Pow Wow between the Lakes on Thursday, with the traditional celebratory event due to take place in...

Naramata-area mom struggling with school transportation after alleged promised school bus service rescinded

Naramata-area mom struggling with school transportation after alleged promised school bus service rescinded

Naramata Jan 26, 2023 / 12:04 pm

Getting the kids to school has become exhausting for one Naramata resident after she says the school bus she was promised before moving to the area was denied....

Slowdown expected as Bank of Canada's latest rate hike comes into play for Okanagan housing market

Slowdown expected as Bank of Canada's latest rate hike comes into play for Okanagan housing market

Okanagan Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Bank of Canada's announcement of an increase in interest rates on Wednesday morning will affect the Okanagan housing market, for both buyers and...

Coyote behaviour caught on camera at Osoyoos Desert Centre

Coyote behaviour caught on camera at Osoyoos Desert Centre

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Osoyoos Desert Centre has spotted a new visitor on its wildlife monitoring cameras in recent days, a coyote who, though apparently injured, appears to be...

Laura Allen will relay her time delivering food to war-torn Ukraine at Okanagan Gleaners

Laura Allen will relay her time delivering food to war-torn Ukraine at Okanagan Gleaners

Oliver Jan 25, 2023 / 8:00 pm

Recently returned Okanagan resident Laura Allen will be sharing her experiences in handing out food in embattled Ukraine. Allen, with Shelters International...

City of Penticton reminding residents of survey about municipal communications, with chance to win $100 grocery card

City of Penticton reminding residents of survey about municipal communications, with chance to win $100 grocery card

Jan 25, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The City of Penticton is reminding the public that a survey is open now gathering feedback on how the municipality communicates with its residents, and three...

Local Indigenous storyteller bringing one-person show to Penticton theatre

Local Indigenous storyteller bringing one-person show to Penticton theatre

Jan 25, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Tempest Theatre announced they are partnering with local indigenous performer and storyteller, Madeline Terbasket, to present their one-person show next week....

Interior Health issues drug alert for grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl in Penticton

Interior Health issues drug alert for grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl in Penticton

Jan 25, 2023 / 3:55 pm

Interior Health issued a drug alert for Penticton on Wednesday. The drug is described as grey pebbles sold as down/fentanyl containing a high percentage of...

New junior a capella choir at the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

New junior a capella choir at the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Jan 25, 2023 / 3:16 pm

A new choir starting with the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is inviting kids at all levels to come to sing for the joy of it. The new junior a...

City of Penticton launching pilot recycling program to keep old books out of recycling bins

City of Penticton launching pilot recycling program to keep old books out of recycling bins

Jan 25, 2023 / 12:25 pm

The City of Penticton is trying to find better ways for residents to recycle old books, launching a three-month pilot program with the goal of preventing books...

'Once in a lifetime': Daring roadside moose rescue in South Okanagan captured on camera

'Once in a lifetime': Daring roadside moose rescue in South Okanagan captured on camera

South Okanagan Jan 25, 2023 / 10:50 am

A Princeton-area couple made an unexpected stop during their travels this week, pulling over to rescue a moose tangled in fencing wire. Angie Hillmer and her...

Peach CIty's CFUZ community radio station to celebrate four years on air with fundraiser

Peach CIty's CFUZ community radio station to celebrate four years on air with fundraiser

Jan 25, 2023 / 9:07 am

Peach City's very own community radio society CFUZ is thrilled to be celebrating its four-year anniversary next weekend, during the first-ever Community...

S.S. Sicamous Society starting work restoring historic lifeboats

S.S. Sicamous Society starting work restoring historic lifeboats

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

Return delivery of the over hundred-year-old lifeboats that belonged with Penticton’s S.S Sicamous has prompted the society to put a call out for more...

Issues with Swoop airline leave Penticton family stuck in Mexico after staff denied boarding

Issues with Swoop airline leave Penticton family stuck in Mexico after staff denied boarding

Penticton/Mexico Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Penticton man is stuck waiting for his kids to come back home after they were denied boarding a Swoop airline flight last week, claiming the airline...

Penticton's Kiwanis Park playground to be closed for renovations

Penticton's Kiwanis Park playground to be closed for renovations

Jan 24, 2023 / 8:00 pm

The playground at Kiwanis Park in Penticton will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Crews will be conducting construction work which will take approximately...

Minor baseball spring registration opens for the South Okanagan with the Penticton Tigers

Minor baseball spring registration opens for the South Okanagan with the Penticton Tigers

South Okanagan Jan 24, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Hey batter batter, it’s time to register for spring baseball. After another very successful year of minor baseball for the Penticton Tigers, registration...

Penticton local starts grassroots fundraiser to help family after tragic loss

Penticton local starts grassroots fundraiser to help family after tragic loss

Penticton/Prince George Jan 24, 2023 / 4:48 pm

“No parent should ever have to bury their child and now have to raise a grandchild.” After the sudden loss of her sister-in-law, a Penticton...

Summerland man given suspended sentence for kicking in a stranger's door while high

Summerland man given suspended sentence for kicking in a stranger's door while high

Summerland Jan 24, 2023 / 1:41 pm

A Summerland man has been sentenced to a 12 month suspended sentence with conditions following a break-in at a local home while he was high. Travis Simpson,...

Okanagan-Similkameen residents reminded to not release goldfish into the wild

Okanagan-Similkameen residents reminded to not release goldfish into the wild

Yellow Lake Jan 24, 2023 / 12:33 pm

A non-profit organization dedicated to tackling invasive species in the Okanagan-Similkameen got a report in this week from a local angler who spotted goldfish...

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