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Gas station operator ordered out of location on Penticton Indian Band Land

Gas station operator ordered out of location on Penticton Indian Band Land

May 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

After previously being awarded an injunction from the B.C. Supreme Court to stay on Penticton Indian Band land, the operator of Actton Super-Save Gas Station...

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen sends condolences following death of longtime local fire chief

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen sends condolences following death of longtime local fire chief

May 3, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued a statement of condolence to the family and friends of former Okanagan Falls Fire Department chief...

Order up to help out Penticton's Discovery House Spring BBQ fundraiser

Order up to help out Penticton's Discovery House Spring BBQ fundraiser

May 3, 2024 / 6:00 pm

If you're looking to get a solid homemade lunch and support a Penticton recovery society, look no further than the Spring BBQ Lunch. Discovery House will be...

Town of Princeton says banner with Russian flag elements is not political; part of welcoming marketing campaign

Town of Princeton says banner with Russian flag elements is not political; part of welcoming marketing campaign

Princeton May 3, 2024 / 12:54 pm

The Town of Princeton has clarified it is not making any political statements through its new marketing campaign, after some residents were concerned to see a...

'Dad's in the lake. We gotta go.': Family of South Okanagan senior finding humour after lake rescue

'Dad's in the lake. We gotta go.': Family of South Okanagan senior finding humour after lake rescue

May 3, 2024 / 11:40 am

An elderly man rescued after driving into Skaha Lake this week is in great spirits, and his family are seizing the chance to poke loving fun at their beloved...

Critically acclaimed show coming to Penticton high school confronts the topic of drink spiking and sexual assault

Critically acclaimed show coming to Penticton high school confronts the topic of drink spiking and sexual assault

May 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

Working to get people talking about rape culture and sexualized violence, a critically acclaimed one-woman show will be performing at Penticton's Princess...

Motorcyclist awarded $1.8M, following head-on collision on Hwy 3 at Anarchist Mountain

Motorcyclist awarded $1.8M, following head-on collision on Hwy 3 at Anarchist Mountain

Osoyoos May 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

A female motorcyclist involved in a serious collision six years ago on a hairpin curve at Anarchist Mountain has been awarded $1.8 million. In a Supreme Court...

Penticton Chamber of Commerce unveils latest Top 40 winners

Penticton Chamber of Commerce unveils latest Top 40 winners

May 3, 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...

Iconic Summerland Giant's Head Run still open for early bird tickets

Iconic Summerland Giant's Head Run still open for early bird tickets

Summerland May 2, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Giant's Head Run in Summerland is turning 40, and early bird registration is still available. On Saturday, June 1, 2024, the iconic run will celebrate...

South Okanagan Crime Stoppers asking public to be on the look out for wanted man

South Okanagan Crime Stoppers asking public to be on the look out for wanted man

May 2, 2024 / 4:22 pm

Crime Stoppers South Okanagan-Similkameen is asking the public to be on the look out for a wanted man. Brian Peter Laframboise, 40, is reportedly wanted on an...

Summerland group continues to urge council to toss out beach dog park

Summerland group continues to urge council to toss out beach dog park

Summerland May 2, 2024 / 3:18 pm

Patience is wearing thin for some Summerland residents who are still up in arms over the temporary dog park at Peach Orchard Beach Park. The “Restore...

Hundreds attend milestone year for fry release ceremony at Penticton's Shingle Creek

Hundreds attend milestone year for fry release ceremony at Penticton's Shingle Creek

May 2, 2024 / 1:47 pm

Community members and school aged kids gathered along the Penticton channel riverbanks on Thursday for the 20th anniversary of the sockeye salmon fry release....

March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit Peoples planned in South Okanagan

March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit Peoples planned in South Okanagan

May 2, 2024 / 10:39 am

This Sunday will be a day to honour the missing. On May 5, Red Dress Day will be recognized in Penticton by the Ooknakane Friendship Centre, the Penticton...

Hwy 97 rockslide fix still far from done, though road closures should be less frequent

Hwy 97 rockslide fix still far from done, though road closures should be less frequent

Hwy 97/Summerland May 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

Eight months after a rockslide tumbled across Highway 97 near Summerland, crews have made progress, but there is still a lot of work on the horizon....

Locals donate $100K to South Okanagan cancer care

Locals donate $100K to South Okanagan cancer care

South Okanagan May 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

Cancer care in the South Okanagan continues to be bolstered by dedicated philanthropic donors. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is happy to...

City of Penticton welcomes official 'Youth Week'

City of Penticton welcomes official 'Youth Week'

May 1, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Youth Week has begun in Penticton, with a plethora of events celebrating the young people in the community. “One of our priorities is making Penticton a...

Penticton's Survivorship dragonboat team gives back to battle cancer

Penticton's Survivorship dragonboat team gives back to battle cancer

South Okanagan May 1, 2024 / 3:36 pm

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation was thrilled to accept a generous donation from Penticton's Survivorship dragonboat team, all going...

Locally-shot indie film premiering in Penticton

Locally-shot indie film premiering in Penticton

May 1, 2024 / 12:54 pm

A locally-shot coming-of-age film will be premiering in spectacular fashion in Penticton this week. Wild Goat Surf is a film about a young skater girl who is...

Summerland council will allow critic to speak as delegation

Summerland council will allow critic to speak as delegation

Summerland May 1, 2024 / 12:14 pm

A Summerland resident who has a contentious relationship with local council will be allowed to appear as a delegation at an upcoming meeting, after previously...

Grizzly bears to return to Cascade Mountains under U.S. plan

Grizzly bears to return to Cascade Mountains under U.S. plan

Cascade Mountains May 1, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is applauding a decision south of the border that will see grizzly bears returned to the North Cascades. The National Park Service...