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Creativity behind cheese

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Poplar Grove Cheese "Okanagan Inspired" is a new weekly series of articles offering a peek into the stories and inspirations of Pentictonites who hold creative roles in the community. Poplar Grove Cheese originated along

Province counting homeless

Apr 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press The provincial government is launching a count of the homeless population in Penticton later this month. In partnership with Pathways Addictions Resource Centre, the Ministry of the Attorney General will be attempting

Shelter survey unfair?

Apr 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton A Penticton advocate for the homeless has some concerns about an official survey seeking input from the community over pricey legal action against the province in an ongoing battle about an emergency homeless shelter. Desiree

Unique quilt for a cause

Apr 8, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Desert Valley Hospice Society The Desert Valley Hospice Society is finding new ways to fundraise in lieu of cancelled or postponed in-person events this year, currently running a raffle to win an exquisite wall quilt handmade by local

Beloved winemaker passes

Apr 8, 2021 / 3:22 pm

Contributed Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is mourning one of its most beloved winemakers this week. Chris Jentsch, owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars on the Golden Mile Bench, passed away in early April, leaving behind his

Vandals desecrate daycare

Apr 8, 2021 / 3:09 pm

Photo: Contributed A Princeton daycare was hit by vandals this week in a seemingly random and senseless act of destruction, leaving the play area all but destroyed. Little Seeds Daycare owner Mandy Chapman went out Wednesday morning to the

Win local home in lottery

Apr 8, 2021 / 12:10 pm

Photo: Hometown Heroes The annual Hometown Heroes lottery is back for 2021, and this year one of the possible grand prizes is a brand new home in Penticton. A 3,137 square foot home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms at 182 Fawn Court

Six ecosystems to save

Apr 8, 2021 / 11:21 am

Photo: BC Nature Trust The BC Nature Trust has introduced an acquisition project in the South Okanagan as one of their top priorities for 2021. The Park Rill Floodplain is 153 acres, or 61 hectares, located in the White Lake Basin near Willowbrook,

Fighting ALS for her Dad

Apr 8, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Annie Harries and her father. A Penticton teen has been honoured with the ALS Society of BC Leader of Tomorrow Award, recognizing her outstanding dedication to raising funds and public awareness for the society in 2020

Honoured for inspiring

Apr 7, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Penticton Rotary Harvie Barker, right, receives his award from Penticton Rotary Club president Mac Paterson. A Penticton man known for his inspirational newspaper columns and booklets highlighting the good things in life has been


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