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City of Penticton hosting street-painting party Saturday as part of new initiative

City of Penticton hosting street-painting party Saturday as part of new initiative

May 28, 2024 / 11:42 am

Grab a brush and make a mark on Penticton at an upcoming community street-painting event. On Saturday, June 1, the public is invited to the intersection of...

City phone lines still down in Penticton due to service provider issue

City phone lines still down in Penticton due to service provider issue

May 28, 2024 / 9:22 am

City of Penticton phone lines are still not operational Tuesday morning, after first going down Monday. A press release issued Tuesday indicates it is "an...

Penticton duck race total funds and winners announced

Penticton duck race total funds and winners announced

May 28, 2024 / 9:15 am

The final totals are in and the winners have been revealed — the second annual Operation Duck Drop in Penticton raised a whopping $63,000 for the BC Burn...

Skateboarders to show off skills at first Penticton Pump Track Challenge

Skateboarders to show off skills at first Penticton Pump Track Challenge

May 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

The first Penticton Pump Track Challenge is set to launch in the city next week. On June 6, skateboarders from around the province will gather at the pump track...

Summerland Legion to honour 80th anniversary of D-Day with public ceremony

Summerland Legion to honour 80th anniversary of D-Day with public ceremony

Summerland May 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

As the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing in the Second World War approaches, the Summerland Legion is preparing to honour the occasion with a public event....

Penticton restaurants invited to join 'Dine Around' experience at upcoming Ironman

Penticton restaurants invited to join 'Dine Around' experience at upcoming Ironman

May 27, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Local Penticton restaurants are invited to participate in the special Ironman Canada Dine Around program. All athletes at the late-August event will receive a...

Penticton to host BC Summer Games for 50th anniversary

Penticton to host BC Summer Games for 50th anniversary

May 27, 2024 / 3:33 pm

Penticton will welcome the province for the 50th anniversary of the BC Summer Games, half a century after the games were first held in the city. At a press...

Phones down at Penticton City Hall Monday

Phones down at Penticton City Hall Monday

May 27, 2024 / 11:00 am

The City of Penticton's phone systems are currently down. According to a press release issued Monday morning, calls cannot be answered at this time. Staff...

City of Penticton celebrating 'National AcessAbility Week'

City of Penticton celebrating 'National AcessAbility Week'

May 27, 2024 / 10:50 am

The City of Penticton is celebrating National AccessAbility Week, running through June 1. “This year, the theme for National AccessAbility is Forward...

Penticton's Peach Festival calling for fun-loving volunteers

Penticton's Peach Festival calling for fun-loving volunteers

May 27, 2024 / 10:16 am

With summer on the horizon, the Penticton Peach Festival is fast approaching, and the organization behind is ready to sign up volunteers to make the iconic free...

Action-packed June ahead in Penticton

Action-packed June ahead in Penticton

May 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

"Four seasons of fun" is an ongoing collaboration between Castanet and Visit Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch...

100 More Homes Penticton hosts Community Clean-up near old Emergency Winter Shelter location

100 More Homes Penticton hosts Community Clean-up near old Emergency Winter Shelter location

May 26, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Penticton community got a bit of love on Saturday, with a clean-up event organized by 100 More Homes and their Lived/Living Experience Table. "We had...

South Okanagan-Similkameen 2SLGBTQIA+ community hosting Pride month events all over to show support

South Okanagan-Similkameen 2SLGBTQIA+ community hosting Pride month events all over to show support

South Okanagan-Similkameen May 26, 2024 / 9:00 am

"It's a way for us to celebrate our identities but also it's a call out to our allies to say 'Please stand with us.'" Nest Saturday...

Summerland animal rescue desperate for funds after taking in sick kittens while being full to capacity

Summerland animal rescue desperate for funds after taking in sick kittens while being full to capacity

Summerland May 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

The volunteers that run the Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland couldn't say no to helping out some very sick newborn kittens, despite already being...

Home-grown business disappointed to see RDOS vote against their temporary use permit applications

Home-grown business disappointed to see RDOS vote against their temporary use permit applications

Kaelden May 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

A wellness farm located in Kaleden is feeling disappointed after their temporary use permit (TUP) was denied on Thursday, thus ending their family business and...

Operation Duck Drop has another successful year in Penticton

Operation Duck Drop has another successful year in Penticton

May 25, 2024 / 8:25 pm

Operation Duck Drop 2024 was a $61,000 success for two charities and the three lucky ducks that made it to the finish line first on Saturday, May 25 in...

Renowned Artist Robert Bateman to visit Penticton Art Gallery

Renowned Artist Robert Bateman to visit Penticton Art Gallery

May 25, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Penticton Art Gallery announced that they will be receiving a special visit from a renowned Canadian painter in in July. Artist Robert Bateman will be...

Penticton hosting annual group exhibition of up-and-coming pottery artists

Penticton hosting annual group exhibition of up-and-coming pottery artists

May 25, 2024 / 5:30 pm

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is excited to welcome the community to their annual group pottery show featuring the next generation of...

Penticton crews finish work at Galt Avenue and Skaha Lake Road, new intersection opens

Penticton crews finish work at Galt Avenue and Skaha Lake Road, new intersection opens

May 25, 2024 / 2:35 pm

The City of Penticton announced that the signalized intersection at Galt Avenue and Skaha Lake Road will be fully opened this weekend. "Crews are making...

RDOS helping community clean-up events of illegal dumpsites throughout the region

RDOS helping community clean-up events of illegal dumpsites throughout the region

May 25, 2024 / 11:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be waiving tipping fees for community clean-up events of illegal dumpsites throughout the region with waste...