Staff Writer

Jason Hui

Second crane joins Penticton Patient Care Tower project

A second crane has entered the Penticton skyline this week as work continues at the hospital’s Patient Care Tower project.

Jason Hui
CLUSTERS OF QUAGGA and zebra mussels have been found on at least eight boats entering the Okanagan and officials are concerned some are being missed.

Invasive mussels pushing their way to B.C.

Invasive mussels that devastated lakes in eastern North America are getting closer to B.C.

CLUSTERS OF QUAGGA and zebra mussels have been found on at least eight boats entering the Okanagan and officials are concerned some are being missed.
Mickella Biggs

Black Widows rope spinning at Cherry Lane

Members of the Black Widow Rope Spinners will be at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

Mickella Biggs
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Free recycling for your Christmas trees and used lights

Free or by-donation Christmas tree pick ups are available in Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos and Naramata.

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JAKE STOKKER of the Pen High Lakers takes a leap towards the basket while Corbin Marsden of the Similkameen Elementary Secondary School Sparks failed to stop him from scoring. The Lakers won the Christmas Classic match 56-44 at Pen High on Thursday.

Lakers top Voodoo in senior basketball

The Lakers senior girls and boys basketball teams picked up wins against the Rutland Voodoo at home.

JAKE STOKKER of the Pen High Lakers takes a leap towards the basket while Corbin Marsden of the Similkameen Elementary Secondary School Sparks failed to stop him from scoring. The Lakers won the Christmas Classic match 56-44 at Pen High on Thursday.
Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.

Penticton businesses move forward in Small Business B.C. Awards competition

Two Penticton businesses have made it to the Top 10 round of semifinalists for the annual Small Business B.C. Awards.

Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.
Doug’s Homestead’s Linette McClelland and Brent McClelland with Valley First’s Heather O’Coin. The Hedley based business was one of the winners in  the Valley First 2016 Fan Choice Awards.

South Okanagan-Similkameen business award winners chosen by their fans

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, has announced the winners in its 2016 Fan Choice Awards.

Doug’s Homestead’s Linette McClelland and Brent McClelland with Valley First’s Heather O’Coin. The Hedley based business was one of the winners in  the Valley First 2016 Fan Choice Awards.
Mckenna Clarke of the Pen High Lakers junior team in action against the Riverside Rapids. In recent Okanagan Valley League action

Lakers remain undefeated with win over Summerland

The Pen High Lakers junior girls basketball team defeated the Summerland Rockets in Okanagan Valley League play.

Mckenna Clarke of the Pen High Lakers junior team in action against the Riverside Rapids. In recent Okanagan Valley League action
Christmas

Holiday Light Tour and free bus rides on New Year’s Eve

BC Transit and the City of Penticton are getting into the holiday spirit offering their seasonal Lights Tour.

Christmas
A water quality advisory

Water quality advisory issued by Interior Health and RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued a water quality advisory for Willowbrook.

A water quality advisory
The Penticton Indian Band newly elected chief and council (from left to right) Joseph Pierre

PIB vote recount doesn’t affect results

Results for the Penticton Indian Band council election remain the same after a recount

The Penticton Indian Band newly elected chief and council (from left to right) Joseph Pierre
The Penticton Indian Band newly elected chief and council (from left to right) Joseph Pierre

Penticton Indian Band elects council members

The Penticton Indian Band will see a few new faces around the council table.

The Penticton Indian Band newly elected chief and council (from left to right) Joseph Pierre
Cody Thompson of Kaleden prepares for his piano solo under the watchful eye of adjudicator Michael Oike from the 86th annual Penticton Kiwanis Music

Registration now open for Kiwanis Festival

Young performers are already preparing for the next Kiwanis Music Festival starting March 6.

Cody Thompson of Kaleden prepares for his piano solo under the watchful eye of adjudicator Michael Oike from the 86th annual Penticton Kiwanis Music
Input session on Penticton infrastructure

Input session on Penticton infrastructure

The City is offering two opportunities this week for citizens to come and find out more about the issue of aging infrastructure.

Input session on Penticton infrastructure

Editorial: Shopping local makes a difference

In this season of gift shopping, don't forget that local purchases boost the local economy

Thom Tischik takes over as executive director of Travel Penticton

Travel Penticton hires new executive director

Travel Penticton is kicking the New Year off with a major hire, installing the new tourism organization's first executive director.

Thom Tischik takes over as executive director of Travel Penticton
Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas.

Penticton Indian Band chief speaks out against pipelines

Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas re-affirmed his complete rejection and opposition to the pipeline projects.

Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas.
THE PRINCESS MARGARET Mustangs.

Mustangs jr. girls basketball nets season-opening win

The Princess Margaret Mustangs jr. girls basketball team defeated the Pen High Laker 9s.

THE PRINCESS MARGARET Mustangs.
A Penticton church has opened their doors to provide an overflow shelter for the homeless until March 31

More spaces open up for Penticton homeless

The immediate need for more space for homeless people in the winter is being addressed thanks to a Penticton church.

A Penticton church has opened their doors to provide an overflow shelter for the homeless until March 31
The success of the 5th Annual BC Interior RV Show has allowed the BCIRV Society directors to donate $5

BC Interior RV show gives back to Penticton

The society donated $5,000 to The Salvation Army and the Penticton & District Community Resource Society (PDCRS).

The success of the 5th Annual BC Interior RV Show has allowed the BCIRV Society directors to donate $5