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Local fire departments, BCWS quickly tackle brushfire in Okanagan Falls

Local fire departments, BCWS quickly tackle brushfire in Okanagan Falls

Okanagan Falls Jun 8, 2024 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Fire crews now have a good handle on a brushfire sparked by routine farm activities that grew out of hand on Saturday in Okanagan Falls. Glen...

Apex Freestyle Ski Club coach gears up for 2026 Olympic Games

Apex Freestyle Ski Club coach gears up for 2026 Olympic Games

Apex Mountain Jun 8, 2024 / 5:00 pm

After celebrating a terrific season, the Apex Freestyle Club's (AFC) Head Coach, Rob Kober, will be temporarily stepping away to coach the Chinese Olympic...

Summerland's 'sunshine list' of employees who earn over $75K grows again for 2023

Summerland's 'sunshine list' of employees who earn over $75K grows again for 2023

Summerland Jun 8, 2024 / 2:00 pm

A slight increase of employees joined the District of Summerland's "sunshine list", which accounts for the municipal employees who earned over...

Summerland's Dirty Laundry Vineyards wins 2024 BC Wine Awards Wine of the Year

Summerland's Dirty Laundry Vineyards wins 2024 BC Wine Awards Wine of the Year

Summerland Jun 8, 2024 / 1:15 pm

A Summerland winery earned the top spot on Friday night, at the 45th annual Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. This year, the event kicked off by revealing the...

Pentictonites invited to add their input for city's CommuniTREE Plan

Pentictonites invited to add their input for city's CommuniTREE Plan

Jun 8, 2024 / 11:50 am

The City of Penticton said the draft plan for managing the city’s urban forest, Penticton’s CommuniTREE Plan, is now ready for review. Community...

Focus on minimal outflows from Okanagan Lake with dry conditions expected to continue

Focus on minimal outflows from Okanagan Lake with dry conditions expected to continue

Okanagan Valley Jun 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

Even with a decent amount of showers in the Okanagan recently, Penticton’s dam manager said the lake is still sitting a foot below the full pool target...

'Absolutely floored': Family eternally thankful for support to help Summerland mom with newborn baby going through cancer treatment

'Absolutely floored': Family eternally thankful for support to help Summerland mom with newborn baby going through cancer treatment

Summerland Jun 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

In just 52 hours, a GoFundMe to help a Summerland family prepare for their upcoming cancer battle while caring for a newborn surpassed its goal. Siblings James...

Penticton RCMP send congratulations to local graduates with a reminder to celebrate responsibly

Penticton RCMP send congratulations to local graduates with a reminder to celebrate responsibly

Jun 7, 2024 / 7:30 pm

The Penticton RCMP is offering congratulations to graduates on Friday as they celebrate their academic achievements, with a little reminder to keep those...

Penticton Lawn Bowling Club holding open days this weekend to share love of the sport

Penticton Lawn Bowling Club holding open days this weekend to share love of the sport

Jun 7, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Penticton Lawn Bowling Club is hosting two days of open houses to encourage new potential members to check out the sport that features gentle competition...

Penticton RCMP asking for public's help in locating missing woman

Penticton RCMP asking for public's help in locating missing woman

Jun 7, 2024 / 4:34 pm

The Penticton RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating a local woman who was reported missing on Thursday. Police said Shy-Anne Kruger, 37, was last seen...

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen opens registration for summer recreation activities

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen opens registration for summer recreation activities

RDOS Jun 7, 2024 / 2:22 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen's recreation department has released its summer programming guide. The guide is available online here, and...

Series of community pop-up events planned to add downtown vibrancy in Penticton

Series of community pop-up events planned to add downtown vibrancy in Penticton

Jun 7, 2024 / 1:04 pm

Save the dates! The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association is announcing a series of pop-up community events this summer, with plans to transform...

Fire destroys Princeton riverside cabin previously damaged in major flood

Fire destroys Princeton riverside cabin previously damaged in major flood

Princeton Jun 7, 2024 / 10:23 am

A historic cabin along the Tulameen River was lost to a fire on Tuesday night, destroyed completely after already being hit by floodwaters more than two years...

Penticton's Ha Ha Ha KidzFest full of fun and entertainment

Penticton's Ha Ha Ha KidzFest full of fun and entertainment

Jun 7, 2024 / 4:00 am

The largest arts and culture children's festival in the Okanagan kicked off on Thursday, aiming to make sure that art, entertainment, education and...

Penticton RCMP officer cleared of sexual harassment code of conduct breaches

Penticton RCMP officer cleared of sexual harassment code of conduct breaches

Jun 7, 2024 / 4:00 am

An RCMP code of conduct board has cleared a Penticton police officer of wrongdoing after he was accused of sexual harassment. The one-woman board described...

Penticton Chamber of Commerce unveils latest Top 40 winners

Penticton Chamber of Commerce unveils latest Top 40 winners

Jun 7, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and Kettle Valley Memorial are rolling out profiles on this year's Top 40 award recipients. Read about...

Penticton to be host for British Columbia's premier charity bingo event

Penticton to be host for British Columbia's premier charity bingo event

Jun 6, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Thousands of players are expected to come out this summer for British Columbia's premier charity bingo at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center. Point...

99 year old Summerland D-Day veteran writes poem to honour fallen, remembers friends

99 year old Summerland D-Day veteran writes poem to honour fallen, remembers friends

Summerland Jun 6, 2024 / 4:55 pm

A 99-year-old World War II veteran took part in Thursday's D-Day memorial in Summerland B.C. Richard Norris is one of a slowly dwindling number of Canadian...

Vancouver Canucks announce Young Stars Classic rookie tournament set for September in Penticton

Vancouver Canucks announce Young Stars Classic rookie tournament set for September in Penticton

Jun 6, 2024 / 2:12 pm

Once again the Young Stars Classic rookie tournament will be returning to Penticton. The Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday that the tournament is...

Prolific South Okanagan offender promises to change after being sentenced to 99 more days behind bars

Prolific South Okanagan offender promises to change after being sentenced to 99 more days behind bars

Jun 6, 2024 / 1:39 pm

A prolific criminal was handed a sentence for a further 99 days in jail in Penticton courts Thursday, after being found with a stolen vehicle and fleeing the...