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BC Transit wants your input on bus service in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)

BC Transit surveys Penticton residents on routes and how to increase ridership

They are hosting 2 days of open houses Feb, 1, 2 at popular gathering spots

BC Transit wants your input on bus service in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)
Huge rocks fell onto the path at Garnett Family Park in Okanagan Falls on Jan. 10. An assessment is underway. (RDOS)

Okanagan Falls park reopens after rock fall

The pathway where the rocks landed is still closed

Huge rocks fell onto the path at Garnett Family Park in Okanagan Falls on Jan. 10. An assessment is underway. (RDOS)
Short term rentals in Penticton have been a controversial issue for sometime. (File photo)
Short term rentals in Penticton have been a controversial issue for sometime. (File photo)
B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News File)

South Okanagan man gets additional 424 days in jail

Parker James Ardiel was in the news in 2020 for a multi-province crime spree

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News File)
Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)

54-40 returns to headline Penticton Peach Festival stage

Doug & the Slugs will open for the Vancouver band on Aug. 12

Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)
A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)

Warming and cooling temperatures keep evacuation order in place after Keremeos rockslide

Residents of the Eagle RV Park have been evacuated since the start of the week

A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)
Marcus Francisco is a Grade 12 student at Princess Margaret Secondary School and the Rotary Student of the Month for January. (Submitted)

Penticton Rotary Student of the Month a young ‘Iron Man’

Marcus Francisco is a Grade 12 student at Princess Margaret

Marcus Francisco is a Grade 12 student at Princess Margaret Secondary School and the Rotary Student of the Month for January. (Submitted)
Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)

Damage to Penticton bike lane expected to be repaired quickly

The damage comes as the final phase begins

Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)
Bob MacMillan raises a toast to Robbie Burns at the celebration for the 261st birthday of the Scottish Bard in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Still time to get a spot at Robbie Burns Night in Penticton

Penticton Scottish Festival’s annual fundraiser serves up entertainment and haggis on Jan. 21

Bob MacMillan raises a toast to Robbie Burns at the celebration for the 261st birthday of the Scottish Bard in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton council to trial public open house

The open house is in response to Coun. Gilbert’s idea to create more dialogue with public

City Hall. (File photo)
City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton to look at streamlining development variance process

Staff is looking at cutting council out of deciding on some variances

City Hall. (File photo)
The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)

Freestyle Motocross World Tour to take over South Okanagan Events Centre

Death-defying stunts and tricks coming to Penticton in March

The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Penticton hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

Highway 3 reopens following rockslide near Keremeos

The Eagle RV Park evacuations have not yet been rescinded

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
Virgil “Smoker” Marchand was the artist behind pieces like Bringing Our Children Home, the residential school survivor memorial on Penticton Indian Band land. (Brennan Phillips - Western News File)
Virgil “Smoker” Marchand was the artist behind pieces like Bringing Our Children Home, the residential school survivor memorial on Penticton Indian Band land. (Brennan Phillips - Western News File)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)

Update: Evacuation underway for residents near Keremeos rock slide that closed Highway 3

A geotechnical assessment will be made before any reopening of the highway

A rock slide in Keremeos by the Fas Gas and Eagle RV park took out a tent and damaged a trailer Monday morning, Jan. 16. (Facebook)
Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)

Fan-favourite Aaron Pritchett to headline Penticton Peach Festival country night

Pritchett returns to the Peachfest stage alongside newcomer Matt Lang

Country music star and multi-award winner Aaron Pritchett returns to the Penticton Peach Festival stage on August 10. (Submitted)
The two parcels of the Summerland Research and Development Centre's lands that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has deemed surplus. (Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Feds selling off Summerland Research Centre land

Two parcels have been deemed surplus and unused for research

The two parcels of the Summerland Research and Development Centre's lands that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has deemed surplus. (Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food)
This group actually created cork vests that say half corked on the back during the 2022 Half-Corked Marathon. (Royal LePage)

Almost time to draw tickets for Oliver Half Corked Marathon

The event returns for its 15th year in May

This group actually created cork vests that say half corked on the back during the 2022 Half-Corked Marathon. (Royal LePage)
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