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More help for region at tourism

Okanagan officials optimistic about concept for government-funded marketing programs

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Results from the municipal election for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmeen.

Poll shows rural residents support two-tier rates

Nearly two-thirds of rural residents would rather pay higher user fees than see their taxes go up to pay for neighbouring facilities.

Results from the municipal election for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmeen.
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Judge doesn’t buy marijuana grow-op story

One person convicted and another acquitted in connection with 980-plant operation taken down in rural Oliver

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A picture of a bruise on Ken Paton's hip he sustained after opening his door to a stranger.

Attacked man issues warning on opening door to strangers

Penticton man says he will now think twice about answering his door in the middle of the night after being attacked.

A picture of a bruise on Ken Paton's hip he sustained after opening his door to a stranger.
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Gun smuggling costs American at Osoyoos border

Bringing loaded handgun into Canada has cost an American man both the firearm and a $7,500 fine.

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Oliver marijuana bust goes to trial

Two people allegedly connected to a 980-plant marijuana grow-op discovered on a rural property near Oliver are on trial.

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Jail time for man caught exposing himself to boys

The former resident of Keremeos with a history of such offences has also been banished from the community for three years

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The planned expansion boarding lounge at the Penticton Airport shared by Air Canada and WestJet that was scheduled to be completed by October has been grounded after the tender for the work was not successful according to Transport Canada.

Penticton airport renovation grounded for now

Expansion of the boarding lounge at Penticton airport that was supposed to begin before the first WestJet flight landed has yet to take off.

The planned expansion boarding lounge at the Penticton Airport shared by Air Canada and WestJet that was scheduled to be completed by October has been grounded after the tender for the work was not successful according to Transport Canada.
Retired medical researcher urged Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen politicians to outlaw smart meters at their recent board meeting.

Caution urged for Okanagan politicians on smart meters

Retired medical researcher last week urged Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmaeen politicians to outlaw smart meters in their communities

Retired medical researcher urged Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen politicians to outlaw smart meters at their recent board meeting.
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Fake prescription and string of offences leads to house arrest

An attempt to fraudulently obtain prescription medication was among the string of 15 criminal offences for which a Penticton woman.

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Ronald Johnson (left) takes notes as Michael Brydon answers a question Thursday during an all-candidates forum for Area F of the RDOS.

Election 2014: West Bench candidates spar over fences

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen: Feral horses and relationship with Penticton among themes at all-candidates meeting

Ronald Johnson (left) takes notes as Michael Brydon answers a question Thursday during an all-candidates forum for Area F of the RDOS.
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RDOS employees getting nine per cent raise

New five-year deal with 61 unionized employees goes into effect Jan. 1 and will cost taxpayers an extra $71,000 in wages in first year alone

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Crown won’t charge Penticton officer accused of hurting senior

Evidence does not support substantial likelihood of conviction, according to B.C. Criminal Justice Branch

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Victim identified from Farleigh lake fatality

Investigators are still trying to determine the events leading to the death of a local man whose vehicle plunged into a lake near Penticton.

Candace Sabo Derksen and her husband

Better training, checks of jail guards urged after Penticton inquest

Jury urges also urges establishment of alcohol detox centre in South Okanagan to prevent death similar to 2012 tragedy here in RCMP cells

Candace Sabo Derksen and her husband
Andrew Jakubeit (left) and John Vassilaki (right) listen as Jukka Laurio responds to a question Thursday night at a Penticton mayoral candidates' forum.

ELECTION 2014: Penticton mayoral candidates talk about vision for the city

City of Penticton’s three mayoral candidates asked about future and preservation of the past.

Andrew Jakubeit (left) and John Vassilaki (right) listen as Jukka Laurio responds to a question Thursday night at a Penticton mayoral candidates' forum.
Tom Siddon and Alan Whitman await the start of Monday night's all-candidates' forum in Okanagan Falls. The two men are vying to representing Area D on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

ELECTION 2014: Okanagan Falls governance debated

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area F candidates debate Okanagan Falls governance at forum.

Tom Siddon and Alan Whitman await the start of Monday night's all-candidates' forum in Okanagan Falls. The two men are vying to representing Area D on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

ELECTION 2014: West Bench candidates forum on Thursday at elementary school

All-candidates’ meeting has been set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at West Bench Elementary School.

Steven Joseph Scott's half-sister provided this photo of him from around 2009.

Penticton inquest hears Mountie reported dead man was alive and snoring

Watch commander says he now believes the sound was echoing from a neighbouring cell, since the prisoner he was checking on was long dead

Steven Joseph Scott's half-sister provided this photo of him from around 2009.
Steven Joseph Scott

Inquest probes death in Penticton RCMP cells

Guards on duty as prisoner lay dead say visual checks didn't raise any concerns about Steven Joseph Scott

Steven Joseph Scott