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School district asks for power bill relief

Local trustees plan to ask their counterparts at the City of Penticton for some relief on school district power bill

Nick Yeoman has been helping lead South Okanagan-Simikameen Crime Stoppers into the digital age.

Crime Stoppers building its online profile

After decades in use, the Crime Stoppers phone number — 1-800-222-TIPS — is easy to remember.

Nick Yeoman has been helping lead South Okanagan-Simikameen Crime Stoppers into the digital age.
Rally outside the Penticton courthouse Thursday ahead of appearance by two people accused in connection with alleged murder of Roxanne Louie.

Accused in Roxanne Louie murder case quiet during court appearance

Standing room only in Penticton courtroom as community turns out to see two people alleged to have played a part in her death

Rally outside the Penticton courthouse Thursday ahead of appearance by two people accused in connection with alleged murder of Roxanne Louie.
A recent rash of scheduled flight cancellations in and out of Penticton Regional Airport due to weather conditions has some passengers considering other travel options. Planned improvements to help with the problems have yet to be completed.

Airport upgrade delays undermining Penticton marketing efforts

Air Canada and WestJet cancel trips due to winter weather causing some to reconsider travelling out of the Kelowna airport.

A recent rash of scheduled flight cancellations in and out of Penticton Regional Airport due to weather conditions has some passengers considering other travel options. Planned improvements to help with the problems have yet to be completed.
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UPDATE: Packed court gallery greets accused in Louie murder case

Aboriginal community turns out to demand justice, as elderly pair charged in connection with Roxanne Louie's death agree to stay behind bars

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Rock crushing approved near homes

A limited-duration rock crushing operation will begin later this month in a residential community south of Penticton.

News from the Penticton courthouse.

Penticton pair jailed 90 days for dealing date-rape drug

Two people who arranged to sell a date-rape drug to an undercover police officer in Penticton will each spend 90 days behind bars.

News from the Penticton courthouse.
RCMP vehicles were still at the residence of Grace Elinor Robotti in the Caravilla Estates park the morning of Jan. 13. Robotti has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Roxanne Louie who was reported missing earlier this month.

Mounties guarding Penticton home of accused murderer

Police confirm Roxanne Louie's body was found elsewhere, but investigation seems focused on Grace Robotti's trailer for now

RCMP vehicles were still at the residence of Grace Elinor Robotti in the Caravilla Estates park the morning of Jan. 13. Robotti has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Roxanne Louie who was reported missing earlier this month.
Grace Elinor Robotti

UPDATE: Missing woman’s body recovered; mother-in-law charged with murder

Mounties confirm they've found Roxanne Louie, but aren't saying much more about how she became a suspect or when

Grace Elinor Robotti
Roxanne Louie has been missing in the Penticton area since Sunday.

Missing woman’s family says disappearance out of character

Roxanne Louie last seen leaving grandmother's home in Penticton to go meet friends

Roxanne Louie has been missing in the Penticton area since Sunday.
Bob Ogden and Jane Przioda are among the long-serving volunteers who help keep the city safe through their work with Crime Stoppers.

South Okanagan Crime Stoppers stepping out into public eye

Penticton volunteers joining other Crime Stoppers groups across Canada in January to celebrate Crime Stoppers month.

Bob Ogden and Jane Przioda are among the long-serving volunteers who help keep the city safe through their work with Crime Stoppers.
Chief Clarence Louie and Premier Christy Clark at the Okanagan Correctional Facility announcement in 2012.

Okanagan jail’s cost to taxpayers deemed secret

Key information about the new Okanagan jail, including its long-term cost to taxpayers, remains locked away in government files.

Chief Clarence Louie and Premier Christy Clark at the Okanagan Correctional Facility announcement in 2012.
Stabbing victim Reece Louie (right) with former girlfriend Julie Rooney.

Oliver man who killed brother to be sentenced this month

Kyle Louie, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with stabbing nearly four years ago, doesn't face a mandatory minimum sentence

Stabbing victim Reece Louie (right) with former girlfriend Julie Rooney.
Kurt Hasenkox was knee deep in the white stuff the morning of Jan. 5 as he cleared the sidewalk from in front of OP Office Products on Duncan Avenue West. Over night snow made driving treacherous and more snow was expected throughout the day and into the evening.

‘Moderate’ flood risk after record-setting snow in Penticton

Residents asked to help city crews clear catch basins as the big melt gets underway in the Okanagan

Kurt Hasenkox was knee deep in the white stuff the morning of Jan. 5 as he cleared the sidewalk from in front of OP Office Products on Duncan Avenue West. Over night snow made driving treacherous and more snow was expected throughout the day and into the evening.
Fire destroys suites at Penticton motel

Fire at Penticton motel deemed not suspicious

It may never be known what sparked a three-alarm blaze last week at a Penticton motel.

Fire destroys suites at Penticton motel
News from the Penticton courthouse.

Nine days in jail for attack at Penticton motel

An assault at a Penticton motel that prompted a public warning from the victim has now landed the attacker behind bars.

News from the Penticton courthouse.
Flu season is nearing its peak. Expect to be asked to wear a mask inside health facilities if you haven't been vaccinated.

Active flu outbreaks hit three Penticton care homes

Interior Health official says numbers typical for this time of year, which is the peak of flu season

Flu season is nearing its peak. Expect to be asked to wear a mask inside health facilities if you haven't been vaccinated.
The future of the Penticton airport is up in the air.

Penticton airport looms large at RDOS table

Following a year that saw medical marijuana and a proposed office renovation make headlines, one local leader is turning his gaze skyward

The future of the Penticton airport is up in the air.
Sharol Papp (left) and Carmi Elementary School instructor Leanne Stewart work with Sharol's daughter Paige Johnston

Okanagan Skaha School board looking forward to quieter year for 2015

After a teachers’ strike and civic election, the new chairwoman of the Okanagan Skaha school board is looking forward to a quieter 2015.

Sharol Papp (left) and Carmi Elementary School instructor Leanne Stewart work with Sharol's daughter Paige Johnston
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Penticton dial-a-doper rings up year in jail

Undercover member of RCMP drug squad arranged two small buys in parking lot of local grocery store

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