Dustin Godfrey

UPDATED: Penticton council sends housing project back to drawing board

B.C. Housing had proposed 52 units of modular housing for the corner of Green Avenue and Main Street

Okanagan jail likely driver of region’s violent crime hike

South Okanagan-Similkameen’s top cop says violent crime happening in jail, not after inmates released

Penticton council green lights sharps disposal inquiry

City staff will help an ad-hoc committee refine a list of locations for sharps disposal bins

Another plea from Penticton’s top cop to lock car doors

Supt. Ted De Jager reported a drop in property crime overall, but thefts from vehicles are up

Penticton city staff suggest 13 locations for election signs

A number of the locations eschew previous rules that barred signs on city-owned facilities

Violent crime rises 18 per cent in South Okanagan

But property crime in the first quarter of the year decreased by 14 per cent year over year

Tribunal proceeding with Penticton discrimination complaint

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal denied an application from a non-profit to dismiss the complaint

Penticton panhandler not deterred by trash

City staff moved trash and recycling bins into a regular panhandling spot to deter the practice

$650 stolen from Penticton store

Police seeking man who asked for vehicle assistance when money was stolen

City working to keep up with Penticton’s diminishing housing

The city has four projects underway, but privately owned affordable housing dissipating

23 Osoyoos properties on evac alert

The alert comes as the lake continues to rise from mountain snow melting into nearby rivers

Osoyoos Lake shows tepid growth as long weekend approaches

Similkameen and Okanagan rivers showing diminished flows into lake as week wears on

Osoyoos hotel hopes to reopen early June after flooded by lake

Coast Osoyoos Hotel has been closed for about six days, now, after losing power from high lake water

Osoyoos Lake expected to clear historic 917-foot mark

Officials took questions from residents and updated the community on flooding Tuesday evening

Fears of disappearing low-income housing in Penticton

Tenants of low-income motels on Skaha Lake Rd. fear new owners will redevelop into high-end housing

Penticton Indian Band declares state of local emergency

Meanwhile, City of Penticton undertaking work to mitigate damage from Okanagan Lake rising water

High school students prepare for trial of Big Bad Wolf

Students from Penticton will be joined by a group from Grand Forks for the annual Law Day event

Penticton RCMP seeks witnesses of hit-and-run

Police looking for black sedan involved in crash with longboarder with non-serious injuries

Late DNA order may complicate Ighani trial on violent spree

Afshin Ighani is accused of a violent crime spree throughout South Okanagan-Similkameen last April

May long affecting Okanagan-Similkameen flood preparations

Hotels fill up as RDOS seeks emergency lodging; residents with medical needs should self-evacuate now