Dustin Godfrey

Penticton council votes down manual vote counts

A small group had concerns about tampering with tabulation machines, but staff said they can’t be hacked

Penticton council votes unanimously to keep Spectra at SOEC

“I think this is ‘if it’s running fantastically well, why change it?’” Coun. Campbell Watt said

In jail and in withdrawal: Inmates face long waits for opioid therapy in OCC

Provincial health body aims to erase waitlists in Okanagan’s jail, including for opioid replacement

Electoral reform could mean less rural representation: Penticton MLA

But local proponents say voters of non-majority parties would have greater voice under new system

B.C. senator offers a few pieces of cannabis advice for Penticton

In a letter to council, Senator Mobina Jaffer noted legal issues with U.S. border regarding cannabis

Penticton council to vote on renewing Spectra contract for SOEC

Staff recommend renewing contract, saying RFP process likely not to produce better deals

Penticton council to consider pushing back against new health-care tax

The employer’s health tax is expected to incur a significant bill for municipalities in 2019

CBC host’s comedy show coming to Penticton aims to break down barriers

Ali Hassan’s show Muslim, Interrupted hopes to normalize Canadian Muslims at Dream Café

DNA warrant pushes back Ighani kidnapping trial

Afshin Ighani is accused of a violent spree spanning the South Okanagan-Similkameen region

Highway 97 crash north of Penticton sends one car into Okanagan Lake

Another car was spotted facing south with its front driver-side wheel bent nearly horizontally

Princeton man gets 18 more months for loaded handgun outside Denny’s

Wilson was convicted in February of 3 weapons charges for incident in Penticton Denny’s parking lot

Penticton non-profit operator lambastes city councillor

Ooknakane director Matthew Baran took aim at recent comments from Coun. Max Picton on homelessness

Crash reduces Penticton’s parkway to single lane both directions

There do not appear to have been any serious injuries from the crash

Penticton Indian Band signs historic agreement with forestry company

Interfor signed a deal with PIB this week, which is being touted as a step toward reconciliation

Mother of alleged Penticton homicide victim speaks out

Lorrie Blackmore hopes her son, Devon, will be remembered for his life, not his death last April

Okanagan Falls victim testifies on years of sexual abuse from step-father

Victim claims abuse from age 10 to 16, while defence claims abuse started when victim was 15

Arrest made in 1 of 4 homicides in Penticton last year

Kiera Bourque arrested Tuesday after RCMP investigation into a 17-year-old boy’s death in April 2017

Penticton crews respond to car fire at landfill

The older model station wagon appeared to have two occupants at the time of the fire

Walk to end abuse for those who can’t

SOWINS’s Debbie Scarborough points to the lethal potential in intimate partner abuse

Penticton council’s modular housing decision ‘disappointing’: B.C. Housing

But the low-barrier housing project could still be built on two properties in the same location