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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: Curveballs liven up Penticton mayoral candidates’ forum

City of Penticton: Trio vying to lead city asked about protecting the past and the vision for its 40-year future

Andrew Jakubeit (left) and John Vassilaki (right) listen as Jukka Laurio responds to a question Thursday night at a Penticton mayoral candidates' forum.
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No jail for man arrested at gunpoint after impaired driving complaint

Injuries suffered at the hands of an RCMP officer during his arrest near Oliver may have helped keep a man out of jail.

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Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells confirmed his role in the theft of a sign from a disgruntled homeowner at Regal Ridge.

Sign-gate controversy still swirling around Osoyoos mayor

Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells confirmed the controversy about his role in the theft of a sign played into his decision not to run in the election

Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells confirmed his role in the theft of a sign from a disgruntled homeowner at Regal Ridge.
A man who gave his name as Ron wheels away his bike after catching a ride into Penticton on a bus from Summerland. The route has been in service now for one year and is exceeding expectations.

Summerland bus service rolling along nicely

Summerland’s new bus service to Penticton is far exceeding expectations after its first year.

A man who gave his name as Ron wheels away his bike after catching a ride into Penticton on a bus from Summerland. The route has been in service now for one year and is exceeding expectations.
Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells

ELECTION 2014: Osoyoos mayor admits sign incident factored into decision to retire

Stu Wells has confirmed apology letter part of "diversion process" after police informed about his involvement with theft of protest sign

Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells
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Eight break-ins reported in Penticton last weekend

Six of the break-ins between Friday and Monday targeted laundry rooms or storage areas at local apartment buildings.

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School board chairman Bruce Johnson

Penticton-area teachers get partial pay for extra day

After claiming they were shorted a day’s pay in September, local teachers have persuaded the Okanagan Skaha School District to settle up

School board chairman Bruce Johnson

New recycling program turning a profit

Issues have begun to crop up at some of the region’s smaller landfills with the B.C.-wide recycling program.

Bus service to Kelowna remains top transit priority for region

Transit service between Penticton and Kelowna remains an important element in a proposed regional transit plan.

David Wesley Bobbitt at an earlier court appearance.

Bobbitt hearing back on hold

After judge commented on slow place of dangerous offender hearing, it was adjourned for another three weeks

David Wesley Bobbitt at an earlier court appearance.
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Judge doesn’t buy robber’s story

An assault and robbery that saw a Penticton man lose two TVs and suffer a fractured eye socket will likely result in jail time.

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Police vehicle rammed after chase in Penticton

Truck involved allegedly stolen minutes earlier from home on Wade Avenue

Parliamentary Journalist Richard Madan with CTV National News based in Ottawa sent out this picture on Twitter from Parliament Hill that police had their weapons drawn this morning after shots were fired.

Penticton-area MPs recall chaos of Parliament shootout

Dan Albas and Alex Atamanenko were meters away shootout captured on video by a journalist and broadcast repeatedly on news networks

Parliamentary Journalist Richard Madan with CTV National News based in Ottawa sent out this picture on Twitter from Parliament Hill that police had their weapons drawn this morning after shots were fired.
Artist's rendering on the Okanagan Correctional Centre.

High demand for Oliver jail-jobs seminars

Extra seminars may be added to accommodate higher-than-expected demand from people interested in working at Okanagan correctional centre.

Artist's rendering on the Okanagan Correctional Centre.
Princess Margaret Secondary School principal Terry Grady with former student Dana Klamut

Top student at Princess Margaret Secondary School recognized

Former Penticton student Dana Klamut honoured with a Governor General’s Academic Medal.

Princess Margaret Secondary School principal Terry Grady with former student Dana Klamut
Parliamentary Journalist Richard Madan with CTV National News based in Ottawa sent out this picture on Twitter from Parliament Hill that police had their weapons drawn this morning after shots were fired.

MP Albas’s assistant says both are safely locked down following Ottawa shooting

Rudy Enzman says Albas was in caucus meeting at House of Commons during shooting but has moved as police hunt additional gunman

Parliamentary Journalist Richard Madan with CTV National News based in Ottawa sent out this picture on Twitter from Parliament Hill that police had their weapons drawn this morning after shots were fired.
David Wesley Bobbitt at an earlier court appearance.

Other alleged victim will be recalled to Bobbitt hearing

Justice Peter Rogers rules Bobbitt’s right to defend himself outweighs the harm from any delay in tracking down witness

David Wesley Bobbitt at an earlier court appearance.

Okanagan school staff sustained with $1 million

Staffing at local schools will be bolstered with $1 million in top-up funding from the B.C. government.

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American trucker nabbed at Osoyoos border crossing with child porn

Oregon man pleads guilty in Penticton and will now do the mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail, plus go on Canada's sex offender registry

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Panhandlers sentenced to community service

Two men caught soliciting drivers for money near a Penticton gas station have been given community service.