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Special projects manager Ben Johnson is leading the recruiting effort for Penticton's Official Community Plan Task Force. Submitted photo

Recruiting for the OCP task force

Penticton has started recruiting for the 17-member Official Community Plan task force

Special projects manager Ben Johnson is leading the recruiting effort for Penticton's Official Community Plan Task Force. Submitted photo
Julia Speirs

Black Press scholarships can ease stress on students

Some of the financial pressure faced by prospective business students in B.C. can be reduced, thanks to David Black, owner of Black Press.

Julia Speirs
Pentictonite Mac Tebbutt was selected to sit on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. He was chosen from 14

Tebbutt grabs the reins as young leader

Last fall, a Penticton youth was given a singular honour, being selected as one of 15 members to sit on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

Pentictonite Mac Tebbutt was selected to sit on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. He was chosen from 14
Mary Polak

Update: South Okanagan land protection plan moving forward

The proposal has received support and participation of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Penticton Indian Band and Osoyoos Indian Band.

Mary Polak
Harumi Tamaoki and Naoko Nakamura

OneWorld returns for fourth year

The fourth annual OneWorld festival is moving indoors, taking place on Feb. 25 at the Lakeside Resort from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Harumi Tamaoki and Naoko Nakamura
RCMP are searching for a man that robbed a Penticton gas station at knife point.

RCMP search for knife-wielding thief

Penticton RCMP are looking for a man who robbed a local gas station early this morning.

RCMP are searching for a man that robbed a Penticton gas station at knife point.
RCMP Brief: Man caught with stolen passports and ID

RCMP Brief: Man caught with stolen passports and ID

A stolen passport, identification and other items were found on a Penticton man by police.

RCMP Brief: Man caught with stolen passports and ID
RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna

RCMP release name of Willowbrook murder victim

The 27-year-old Kelowna man whose body was found near Willowbrook on Jan. 17 has been identified

RCMP identified the body found last week in the South Okanagan as that of Dean Jeffery Gillette of Kelowna
Princeton Rotary members present a $15

Rotary wine festival to boost PRH tower drive

Princeton Rotary’s upcoming annual wine festival will provide a regional boost for Penticton Regional Hospital.

Princeton Rotary members present a $15
Trooper is coming back to Penticton to headline the Penticton Peach Festival. (Below) 5440 rocking the main stage at Peachfest in 2015.

Peachfest announces entertainment lineup for 70th anniversary

The Penticton Peach Festival announced headliners in what they are calling the greatest entertainment line-up in their 70-year history.

Trooper is coming back to Penticton to headline the Penticton Peach Festival. (Below) 5440 rocking the main stage at Peachfest in 2015.
Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.

Two businesses make finals of Small Business B.C. Awards

Two Penticton businesses have moved to the top five finalists in their categories for the annual Small Business B.C. Awards competition.

Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.
Ben Lefler prepares to throw his axe while the competition looks on during the Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere the Labour Day Weekend of 2016.  Lefler and his lumberjack crew will be back in Barriere July 1

Logger sports competition coming to Barriere July 1, 2017

Regional logger sports competitions will be held in the outdoor rodeo arena at the fall fair facility in Barriere

Ben Lefler prepares to throw his axe while the competition looks on during the Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere the Labour Day Weekend of 2016.  Lefler and his lumberjack crew will be back in Barriere July 1
MARIA IANNONE of the Pen High Lakers Grade 9 girls basketball team tries to find an open teammate against the Lakers junior team. The Laker 10s won 43-24 on Jan. 19. Iannone and the Lakers were in Kelowna on the weekend winning the Dr. Knox tournament.

Undefeated run nets Lakers Kelowna tournament

The Pen High Lakers Grade 9 girls basketball team won the Dr.Knox tournament.

MARIA IANNONE of the Pen High Lakers Grade 9 girls basketball team tries to find an open teammate against the Lakers junior team. The Laker 10s won 43-24 on Jan. 19. Iannone and the Lakers were in Kelowna on the weekend winning the Dr. Knox tournament.
Screenshot from a video from Transportation B.C. of a driver who maneuvered past flaggers into an avalanche closure on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke in December

Erratic driver caught on camera appears in court

Penticton man facing flight from a peace officer, driving while prohibited and disobeying directions of a flagger.

Screenshot from a video from Transportation B.C. of a driver who maneuvered past flaggers into an avalanche closure on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke in December
Apex Mountain Resort Patrol is taking part in national Avalanche Awareness Days on Saturday

Avalanche Awareness Days coming to Apex

Join the Apex Mountain Resort Patrol in this national celebration in the Apex Village on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Apex Mountain Resort Patrol is taking part in national Avalanche Awareness Days on Saturday
Liquor regulation changes take effect today

Liquor regulation changes take effect today

The provincial government says they have implemented 90 per cent of the changes from the liquor policy review

Liquor regulation changes take effect today
OWEN SILLINGER of the Penticton Vees desperately dives to try and stop the Alberni Valley Bulldogs from keeping the puck in BCHL action. The Vees host the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre at 6 p.m.

VIDEO: Vees and Warriors meet again

The Penticton Vees and West Kelowna Warriors square off again in BCHL action at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

OWEN SILLINGER of the Penticton Vees desperately dives to try and stop the Alberni Valley Bulldogs from keeping the puck in BCHL action. The Vees host the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre at 6 p.m.
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Nominations still open for Penticton Arts Awards

Nominations for the Penticton Arts Awards close at the end of the month, Jan. 30. The arts awards take place March 2.

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THE OKANAGAN VALLEY THROWDOWN will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the fourth time Jan. 28-29. The event

Okanagan Valley Throwdown coming

The fourth annual Okanagan Valley Throwdown will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 28 to 29.

THE OKANAGAN VALLEY THROWDOWN will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the fourth time Jan. 28-29. The event
PEN HIGH LAKER Kinsey Corday fires a shot at the basket against Whistler during the provinicial qualifying tournament at Mennonite Education Institute over the weekend.

Lakers jr. girls advance to basketball provincials

The Pen High Lakers junior girls basketball team have qualified to compete at the B.C. Championships.

PEN HIGH LAKER Kinsey Corday fires a shot at the basket against Whistler during the provinicial qualifying tournament at Mennonite Education Institute over the weekend.