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Roadblock turns up drugs, gun

Switching seats with his female passenger within view of an RCMP roadblock near Princeton has cost a man almost half a year of freedom.

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Former pro hockey player puts Penticton criminal matters on ice

A former professional hockey player who hit rock bottom in Penticton should skate away from jail early in the new year.

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Okanagan College looking for WiFi partner

Deficiencies in the school’s WiFi service were highlighted in results from a recent student engagement survey.

It was announced this week that Mount Baldy will be opening in January after Baldy Capital Corporation reached a deal to run the site this season while awaiting court approval to purchase the resort out of receivership

Mount Baldy to reopen in January

South Okanagan ski hill to open after business deal reached to purchase the resort out of receivership.

It was announced this week that Mount Baldy will be opening in January after Baldy Capital Corporation reached a deal to run the site this season while awaiting court approval to purchase the resort out of receivership

Penticton doctor injured by psychiatric patient still off work

The B.C. Nurses’ Union said Sheoran was “lucky to be alive” following an attack that left him with a broken jaw and facial injuries.

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Two-tiered electricity rate working as intended

A new report from FortisBC claims nearly 70 per cent of its customers are saving money through the so-called conservation rate.

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Judge chides police for ‘troubling’ rights breach

Breach of Charter rights by police translated into a reduced sentence for a Penticton man convicted of number of charges.

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Camera-toting witness helps Penticton police

A camera-toting civilian helped Mounties take a dangerous driver off the road this summer.

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Penticton politicians dominate regional boards

Penticton-area politicians now occupy three of the top four spots on two regional boards.

Okanagan-Skaha school enrolment continues to drop

Enrolment numbers show the student population in local schools has plunged by 2,000 kids in the past 15 years.

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Thief jailed after striking twice at Penticton retirement home

Penticton woman sentenced to 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to thefts from a Penticton retirement home and local stores.

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Voyeur sentenced to $500 fine, community service

Summerland man recorded two friends having sex at a party and it didn't take long for the video to end up with police

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Penticton athletes over-exposed

Student athletes will be directed to not strip down court-side, following a parent complaint.

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Retired cop punched in road rage incident

A brain-injured man who punched a retired Mountie during an incident of road rage has been spared a jail term.

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Patient who attacked Penticton doctor sent for psych assessment

A Penticton psychiatrist is “lucky to be alive” after he was allegedly attacked the afternoon of Dec. 5 by Gregory Nield.

Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

Summerland trustee picked to lead school board

Linda Van Alphen installed in the position of board chairperson of the Okanagan Skaha School District by acclamation.

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RCMP asking for help in Osoyoos child luring investigation

Mounties won't release details, but want help to find out more about Shaun David Randall

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Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

Update: Police ID psych patient accused of assaulting doctor at Penticton hospital

Nurses' union says patient calmly walked out of a closed-door meeting and announced doctor may have been dead

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Invasive zebra mussels are about the size of a dime

New rules to drown out invasive species from reaching B.C. waters

One of the loudest advocates for federal rules to drown invasive species’ attempts to reach Okanagan lakes is cautiously optimistic

Invasive zebra mussels are about the size of a dime
The man accused of killing Robert (Keith) Wharton

Accused murderer set to go on trial in February

Man charged in connection with two shooting deaths near Princeton slated for five-week jury trial in Penticton

The man accused of killing Robert (Keith) Wharton