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Aid for floods and refugees

Nov 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Flood victims in Princeton in mid-November. The 100 Women Who Care foundation in Penticton has been unable to meet in person to distribute funds to local charities due to COVID-19, but they are still working to support

Water system overburdened

Nov 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed RDOS at the official lifting of the boil water notice in Willowbrook in 2020. The Regional District of Okanagan Simlikameen is seeking proposals for a much-needed expansion to the Willowbrook water system reservoir to

Smiles and support for kids

Nov 29, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: OSNS The OSNS Child and Youth Development is overwhelmed with gratitude for all who participated this weekend in raising money for treatment programs for children facing developmental challenges throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. Their

'Beloved son' dead in crash

Nov 29, 2021 / 3:30 pm

Photo: GoFundMe One of the people who died in a tragic semi-truck collision near Princeton Friday has been identified as a young man from Ontario. Rajanbir Singh Gill, 22, was named in a GoFundMe organized by his brother in law Sukhjinder

Morning crash was fatal

Nov 29, 2021 / 3:11 pm

Photo: File photo UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. A crash that closed Highway 3 east of Princeton Monday morning left one person dead. Cpl. Mike Halskoff with BC Highway Patrol said it was a single vehicle with incident that resulted in the death

5 schools on exposure list

Nov 29, 2021 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Five schools in the Okanagan-Skaha school district are currently on the Interior Health list for potential COVID-19 exposures. In Summerland, Summerland Middle School saw potential exposures between Nov. 15 and 18,

More evacuation orders

Nov 29, 2021 / 2:19 pm

Photo: RDOS UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. An evacuation order has been issued by the RDOS for three properties on Stevenson Creek Road in rural Princeton due to flooding. The order, issued Monday afternoon, joins multiple others in effect for dozens

Major highways reopen

Nov 29, 2021 / 1:55 pm

Photo: Contributed Damage to Highway 3 in mid-November. Highways 3 and 99 in Interior B.C. have reopened to essential traffic Monday afternoon. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced the move after assessments and

Cops urge cam surveillance

Nov 29, 2021 / 9:49 am

Photo: Getty Images RCMP in Penticton are continuing to praise and recommend the use of video surveillance on businesses and private property. They say several recent crimes have been solved, or major headway made in them, thanks to high-quality

$700 shopping spree is here

Nov 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Pixabay The Downtown Penticton Association is thrilled to announce the popular 24 Days of Christmas Contest is back this year at participating downtown businesses. From now until Dec. 16, visit as many of the two dozen participating
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