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Minister visits Penticton to lift lid on interprovincial booze sales

Federal cabinet minister says she is working with other provinces to speed up process to create single Canadian market.

Coin thefts nets one-year jail sentence

Christopher Steven Cheslock receives one year in jail related to string of break-ins in Penticton and Summerland.

Teneycke claims he was under police surveillance

Ronald Arthur Teneycke, facing five charges, including breach of conditions, said he was under police surveillance at the time.

Penticton hospital workers could lose jobs

Upwards of 175 workers could be left jobless if Interior Health outsources in-house laundry services in Penticton and other communities.

Hundreds of students to get first-aid training

500 local students will soon be receiving enhanced first-aid training that could save lives.

Composting plan gets boost

Efforts to build a regional compost facility have received a $175,000 boost from Ottawa.

No reply yet in Sentes lawsuit

Deadline expired Tuesday, but the reply had not been filed as of press time at mid-afternoon.

ATV death near Penticton ruled accidental

Coroner determines Kyle Hardisty was standing up on side-by-side ATV that flipped and crushed him

Attempted-murder trial shifts to Penticton

Preliminary inquiry for a man accused of stabbing two women and then trying to kill himself moved to Penticton

Dealer caught with ‘virtual drug store’

Woman was also arrested in Osoyoos for what police called the biggest drug bust ever in South Okanagan in 2006.

Robust construction activity in Penticton

Range of projects underway around the city, but no one seems ready yet to declare Penticton to be in the midst of a building boom.

Penticton school days may extend

School days may be stretched by five minutes next year to make up for time lost.

UPDATE: Dial-a-dope meth dealer convicted

Judge doesn't buy story of man who had no idea how nearly 21 grams of the drug turned up in his car

Cancer Society down on Penticton landlord

Non-profit still waiting for lift for disable clients it says it was promised years ago

Jail for break-and-enter at Penticton retirement home

A second person has been jailed in connection with a break-and-enter at a Penticton retirement home.

Outdoor rink planned at Penticton Lakeside

Staff at the Penticton Lakeside Resort announced Tuesday the hotel has purchased the equipment required for a fully lit rink.

Accused Penticton meth dealer on trial

Penticton man alleged to have been caught with 20.6 grams of methamphetamine.

French immersion program perfectly full

Okanagan Skaha School District received 120 applications for the fall intake of the program.

Lawyers for accused in Louie murder case still awaiting police disclosure

Application to cut contact between co-accused now scheduled to be heard next week in B.C. Supreme Court in Penticton

Water main break stops traffic in downtown Penticton

City officials says it will be hours before damage is repaired at busy intersection