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Head Brewer Kody Rosentreter, owner Wes Greve and taproom manager Lisa Deleo celebrated North Basin Brewing’s grand opening Jan. 22 and 23, 2020. (Contributed)

Osoyoos’ first microbrewery celebrates grand opening

The brewery hopes to show that the Okanagan is more than just wine country

Don Gigliotti’s soon-to-be-open Caffe d’Italia on Main Street in downtown Penticton will be the city’s first authentic Italian cafe. (Jesse Day - Western News)

A taste of Italy is coming to Penticton

Caffe d’Italia, a new authentic Italian cafe on Main Street, is preparing for opening day

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Council approves reduced tax increase for 2021

Residents and business will see less of an increase than the initial budget predicted

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton to look at lower electricity costs and tax increase in 2021

Council will be holding a special meeting on Dec. 10 on the budget change

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
An affordable housing project proposed for 612 Main St. is asking for a zoning variance to go up five storeys instead of three. A public hearing on Monday had varied opinions. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

City allows five storeys for affordable housing project

The developer will still need to seek and receive a development permit with their plans

An affordable housing project proposed for 612 Main St. is asking for a zoning variance to go up five storeys instead of three. A public hearing on Monday had varied opinions. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)

Annual ‘Holiday Cheer’ event offers Pentictonites a chance to sip and shop

The Heart of Wine Country is bringing back its annual event at member wineries

Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)
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Holiday lights in West Kelowna
The Kelowna Capital News team plants a tree for Earth Day
Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country
Snow blankets Kelowna
Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)

New winter market set to launch in OK Falls

Yes, there will be ugly Christmas sweaters

Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)
Super Shopper Club is coming to Penticton. (Contributed)

‘Amazon of the Okanagan’ comes to Penticton

New by locals for locals online marketplace aims to support Okanagan businesses

Super Shopper Club is coming to Penticton. (Contributed)
(Penticton Beer Week)

Penticton breweries launch collaboration beer in celebration of Beer Week

‘The Penticton Seven’ is described as a hazy pale ale with Ekuanot and El Dorado hops

(Penticton Beer Week)
Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)

Additional RCMP officers to come to Penticton in 2022

Council approved the mayor’s request to add the Mounties to planning for the budget

Penticton RCMP will be getting additional support following council’s decision on Oct. 6. (Black Press file)
Sandra Kauer, president of the Rotary Club accepted the Not-For-Profit Excellence Award, and Tatsuo Kan, of Kojo Sushi, accepted the Workplace Culture Excellence Award at the 33rd Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Oct. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Sandra Kauer, president of the Rotary Club accepted the Not-For-Profit Excellence Award, and Tatsuo Kan, of Kojo Sushi, accepted the Workplace Culture Excellence Award at the 33rd Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Oct. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Penticton is getting a new general manager of infrastructure, Kristen Dixon, who will take over in the new year. (Jesse Day - Western News)

City of Penticton begins transition in staff leadership

Mitch Moroziuk will be retiring in January with Kristen Dixon taking over his role

Penticton is getting a new general manager of infrastructure, Kristen Dixon, who will take over in the new year. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Community housing projects hit wall in Keremeos

Cactus Court and Quail Crossing are both close to completion

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Penticton businesses look at winter patio potential

Penticton businesses look at winter patio potential

Restaurants, pubs and cafes have relied on outdoor seating during the pandemic

Penticton businesses look at winter patio potential
Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors
The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)

Osoyoos happy to leave border closed

Tourism from B.C. has bolstered the town’s economy over the summer

The Canada and United States border is currently staying closed until Oct. 21. (Western News file)
On Sept. 15 City of Penticon council voted unanimously to expand to the number of pay parking spots along Main Street, as well as an increase the parking rate. (Black Press file)

City of Penticton council votes to increase cost of downtown parking

Additional meters, new pay machine, increased cost coming for downtown parking

On Sept. 15 City of Penticon council voted unanimously to expand to the number of pay parking spots along Main Street, as well as an increase the parking rate. (Black Press file)
The beaches on Penticton’s two lakes were expected to be busy this summer, before COVID-19 hit. (Western News File)
The beaches on Penticton’s two lakes were expected to be busy this summer, before COVID-19 hit. (Western News File)
The City of Penticton will soon start gathering public feedback on options for developing Skaha Lake Park. Above, the park is seen from Skaha Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

City of Penticton to gather feedback on options for Skaha Lake Park

The city presented three options currently under consideration to council on Sept. 15

The City of Penticton will soon start gathering public feedback on options for developing Skaha Lake Park. Above, the park is seen from Skaha Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce executive director Nicole Clark, left, and Tracy Van Raes, manager of marketing and community relations at Total Restoration Services, the title sponsor for this year’s Business Excellence Awards at the announcement for the finalists. (Penticton Western News)
Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce executive director Nicole Clark, left, and Tracy Van Raes, manager of marketing and community relations at Total Restoration Services, the title sponsor for this year’s Business Excellence Awards at the announcement for the finalists. (Penticton Western News)