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Penticton & District Community Arts Council hosting special evening of wine, cheese and art

Penticton & District Community Arts Council hosting special evening of wine, cheese and art

Apr 15, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is inviting the community to “Wine by the Glass” for a special evening of wine, cheese and art....

Submit your images to the Summerland Museum Earth Day photo contest

Submit your images to the Summerland Museum Earth Day photo contest

Summerland Apr 15, 2024 / 9:51 am

The Summerland Museum has opened submissions to its Earth Day photo contest, taking place later this month. Those interested in participating are asked to...

Rotary club starts dental program for children of Ukrainian refugees, asking dentists to join

Rotary club starts dental program for children of Ukrainian refugees, asking dentists to join

Penticton Apr 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise has donated $2,000 for a dental program for children of Ukrainian refugees, and is asking local dentists to join in. The...

Okanagan Fest of Ale draws craft beer enthusiasts to Penticton

Okanagan Fest of Ale draws craft beer enthusiasts to Penticton

Apr 14, 2024 / 3:23 pm

The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre buzzed with excitement as 67 British Columbia-based craft brewers gathered to showcase more than 200 craft beers and...

Cawston's Klippers Organics and Row Fourteen hosting annual MacKenzie Road Art & Wine Crawl

Cawston's Klippers Organics and Row Fourteen hosting annual MacKenzie Road Art & Wine Crawl

Cawston Apr 14, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The first weekend in May will host a special celebration of artisans, tastings from wineries, cideries, distilleries, and breweries all local to the Similkameen...

Summerland rescue asks for donations to help dog get surgery after leg left to heal wrong

Summerland rescue asks for donations to help dog get surgery after leg left to heal wrong

Summerland Apr 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

An injured dog that was found by a local is now in the hands of the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland and his foster family to finally get the care he...

Penticton recovery groups still pushing for change eight years after B.C.'s overdose emergency was declared

Penticton recovery groups still pushing for change eight years after B.C.'s overdose emergency was declared

Apr 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

Gaps in a full continuum of care, mental health resources, accessibility to safe spaces and affordable housing are what Penticton recovery groups attribute to...

RDOS hosting energy conservation workshop for South Okanagan Similkameen municipal partners, hotels and small businesses

RDOS hosting energy conservation workshop for South Okanagan Similkameen municipal partners, hotels and small businesses

Apr 13, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be working with municipal partners, hotels and small businesses on better energy practices this week. In an...

RDOS rec team hosting the first Similkameen 5K Fun Run/Walk

RDOS rec team hosting the first Similkameen 5K Fun Run/Walk

Similkameen Apr 13, 2024 / 5:00 pm

Runners, to your marks! The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Recreation team will soon be hosting the first ever Similkameen 5K Fun Run/Walk. Hoping to...

Penticton Gun & Antique Show & Sale a full house of collectables

Penticton Gun & Antique Show & Sale a full house of collectables

Apr 13, 2024 / 3:02 pm

Crowds came to check out the hundreds of items on display at the 26th annual Penticton Gun & Antique Show & Sale on Saturday. The event, which is hosted...

Penticton councillor pitching for a hotel to be attached to the Trade and Convention Centre

Penticton councillor pitching for a hotel to be attached to the Trade and Convention Centre

Apr 13, 2024 / 10:50 am

A city councillor will be introducing a notice of motion at the council meeting on Tuesday, hoping to see if it's possible to get a hotel attached to the...

Penticton Fest of Ale packed full of locals and tourists enjoying beers from around BC

Penticton Fest of Ale packed full of locals and tourists enjoying beers from around BC

Apr 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

Crowds were out to enjoy the Okanagan Fest of Ale weekend kick-off on Friday night, sampling craft beers and ciders from around British Columbia. More than 70...

Summerland museum shares a look back at the local Canadian Pacific Railway wharf 50 years ago

Summerland museum shares a look back at the local Canadian Pacific Railway wharf 50 years ago

Summerland Apr 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Summerland Museum & Archives Society shared a peek back 50 years to April 1974, when the Canadian Pacific Railway wharf in Lowertown was demolished. The...

Penticton Prospera branch donates $5k to local breakfast program for kids

Penticton Prospera branch donates $5k to local breakfast program for kids

Apr 12, 2024 / 8:00 pm

The Feedway Foundation is thrilled to have received a recent $5,000 donation from Prospera Credit Union for its Breakfast Club, feeding school-aged kids...

Pink Boots fundraiser beer brought to life by the women of Penticton's Cannery Brewing

Pink Boots fundraiser beer brought to life by the women of Penticton's Cannery Brewing

Apr 12, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The special Pink Boots West Coast Pilsner is ready to launch, after the women of Penticton's Cannery Brewing worked on its creation back on International...

100 More Homes Penticton looks back at 2023 as achieving key milestones in fight against homelessness

100 More Homes Penticton looks back at 2023 as achieving key milestones in fight against homelessness

Apr 12, 2024 / 5:00 pm

In a tough year of soaring housing costs, low rental vacancy rates, and the toxic drug crisis, 100 More Homes (100MH) Penticton is looking back at what growth...

Province building on resources for Princeton with new model to help high-risk individuals

Province building on resources for Princeton with new model to help high-risk individuals

Princeton Apr 12, 2024 / 3:20 pm

The province said Princeton will soon be benefitting from a model that will advance public safety and connect vulnerable people to services in a faster, more...

Kettle Valley Memorial and the Penticton Chamber of Commerce announces first two in the Top 40’s list of nominees

Kettle Valley Memorial and the Penticton Chamber of Commerce announces first two in the Top 40’s list of nominees

Apr 12, 2024 / 1:00 pm

Friday marks the beginning of showcasing some of the Pentictonites chosen to be recognized for their phenomenal skills, talent, and contributions as local...

Cozy coffee shop and wine bar opens doors in Penticton, inspired by Japanese jazz kissa culture

Cozy coffee shop and wine bar opens doors in Penticton, inspired by Japanese jazz kissa culture

Apr 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

Specialty coffee shop by day, intimate wine bar by night, say hello to Penticton’s newest cozy spot. Husband and wife team Ryan Grifone and Thuy Bui have...

B.C. man with disturbing history given suspended sentence after child-slapping incident in Keremeos

B.C. man with disturbing history given suspended sentence after child-slapping incident in Keremeos

Keremeos Apr 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Vancouver Island man will face no time in jail for slapping an eight-year-old’s bottom when passing her at a store in Keremeos. David Richardson, 70,...