Jesse Day

Participants are encouraged to light a candle and watch the streamed event from home as speakers honor the lives of those lost to overdose from Gyro Bandshell in Penticton April 14, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Vigil for 5th anniversary of B.C. overdose crisis to be held in Penticton

To honor the lives lost to the overdose crisis and bring a call of action to policymakers

Participants are encouraged to light a candle and watch the streamed event from home as speakers honor the lives of those lost to overdose from Gyro Bandshell in Penticton April 14, 2021. (Facebook photo)
A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)

Small wildfire near Apex Mountain under control

2021 has seen an early start to the wildfire season

A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Friday, April 9, 2021. (File photo)

Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla Highway

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 cm of snow to fall on the Coquihalla Friday

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Friday, April 9, 2021. (File photo)
Penticton is extending the operational hours of public washrooms across the city effective April 9, 2021. (File photo)

City of Penticton extends public washroom hours

The availability of public washrooms has been a hot topic these days

Penticton is extending the operational hours of public washrooms across the city effective April 9, 2021. (File photo)
The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa in Penticton is inviting residents to attend a free vitrual concert April 15 to support African grandmothers. (Canadian Grandmothers / YouTube)

South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa holding free online concert

Campaign supports African grandmothers raising millions of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS

The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa in Penticton is inviting residents to attend a free vitrual concert April 15 to support African grandmothers. (Canadian Grandmothers / YouTube)
A computerized rendering of the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery grand prize in Penticton. The total prize package is valued at $2.4 million. (Contributed)

Brand new Penticton home up for grabs in 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery

The lottery supports VGH, UBC Hospital Foundation, B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

A computerized rendering of the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery grand prize in Penticton. The total prize package is valued at $2.4 million. (Contributed)
For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)

Penticton’s Cannery Brewing says cheers to 20 years

One of Penticton’s original breweries celebrated a big milestone April 1

For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)
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Penticton Underwriters Insurance closes due to COVID-19 exposure

This is the second business in Penticton to close due to an exposure this week

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UPDATE: Penticton White Spot franchisee asked to ‘step back’ after poop throwing incident

Mansfield was caught throwing a bucket of dog poop in front of Compass House Shelter

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“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Penticton-Opoly’ to hit the shelves soon

Penticton is getting its very own Monopoly-themed board game

“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Feces thrown in front of Penticton homeless shelter

Alleged culprit said he’s ‘just sick of the homeless people,’ says witness

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Penticton RCMP arrested four people April 4, 2021 after gunshots were reported coming from a vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Four people arrested near Penticton after reports of gunshots from moving vehicle

This is the third incident involving gunshots in Penticton in recent weeks

Penticton RCMP arrested four people April 4, 2021 after gunshots were reported coming from a vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
The Penticton Speedway is undergoing significant renovations in preparation for the 2021 race season. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Major renovations get underway at Penticon Speedway

The Speedway’s new owners want to create a better fan and racing experience

The Penticton Speedway is undergoing significant renovations in preparation for the 2021 race season. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
The Soupateria in downtown Penticton serves free lunches to many people in need each day. (Soupateria / Facebook)

Easter Monday lunch a hit at Penticton Soupateria

The Soupateria provided Easter meals to over 90 people

The Soupateria in downtown Penticton serves free lunches to many people in need each day. (Soupateria / Facebook)
The Station Public House in Penticton announced April 4, 2021 that they will be closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure. (Google Maps)

Penticton restaurant closes due to COVID-19 exposure

The Station Public House will be closed for a ‘few days’

The Station Public House in Penticton announced April 4, 2021 that they will be closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure. (Google Maps)
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Okanagan College students beat procrastination alone, together

The college held its 6th annual Long Night Against Procrastination event virtually March 25

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Police searching for suspect after armed robbery in Okanagan Falls

Multiple police vehicles were seen speeding to the suspect’s vehicle Thursday morning

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Man launches volunteer-based delivery service to support Penticton restaurants

Service aims to help restaurants move away from delivery apps; volunteers, owners encouraged to join

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Interior Health issued a drug alert for Penticton March 31, 2021 warning of the pictured substance above which is methamphetamine containing fentanyl. (Interior Health photo)

Interior Health issues new drug alert for Penticton, warning of fentanyl in meth

There have been several overdoses per day recently in the city

Interior Health issued a drug alert for Penticton March 31, 2021 warning of the pictured substance above which is methamphetamine containing fentanyl. (Interior Health photo)
The City of Penticton’s temporary permit expires April 1 at Victory Church. (Jesse Day - Western News)

City of Penticton estimates legal battle over shelter to cost $200-300k

A survey to assess community opinion on Victory Church shelter was added to the city’s special meeting agenda

The City of Penticton’s temporary permit expires April 1 at Victory Church. (Jesse Day - Western News)