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Penticton City Council approved the sale of city-owned properties at 298 South Beach Drive and 300 Sudbury Avenue, highlighted on the right in yellown, on Tuesday night. (City of Penticton)

‘A sad end’: Penticton council vote to sell city-owned waterfront land at Skaha Lake Park

It was a vote of 5-2 to sell the land the city originally purchased in 1992

Penticton City Council approved the sale of city-owned properties at 298 South Beach Drive and 300 Sudbury Avenue, highlighted on the right in yellown, on Tuesday night. (City of Penticton)
An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)

B.C. RCMP will review Hazelton arrests following Northwest MLA’s “complaint letter”

Two Gitxsan men were arrested on Nov. 21 while protesting in solidarity with pipeline opponents

An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)
A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Record number of toxic drug deaths in B.C. Interior this year: coroners service

There has been 308 deaths attributed to illicit drug poisoning within Interior Health this year

A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The four storey multiplex proposed for 602 Lakeshore received 3rd reading by council after nearly two hours of a public hearing on Tuesday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Controversial Lakeshore Drive development gets nod from Penticton council

The 8 unit four storey complex will need to meet some conditions first before going ahead

The four storey multiplex proposed for 602 Lakeshore received 3rd reading by council after nearly two hours of a public hearing on Tuesday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
(File photo)

Okanagan residents frustrated with AIM Roads over lack of snow removal

Ongoing issues with the contractor have come to a head with heavy snows on Dec. 6

(File photo)
Weekly COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. (BC CDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases drop by more than half in South Okanagan

Summerland went from 28 weekly cases down to just 4

Weekly COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. (BC CDC)
Benny the winery dog at Seven Stones Winery in Cawston sports a snow beard after a joyful romp in the snow on Monday, Dec. 6. (Seven Stones Winery Facebook)

Penticton set heat and snowfall records in span of 5 days: Environment Canada

Penticton saw 20.2 cm of snow fall on Monday with more on its way Friday

Benny the winery dog at Seven Stones Winery in Cawston sports a snow beard after a joyful romp in the snow on Monday, Dec. 6. (Seven Stones Winery Facebook)
This urn was stolen from a vehicle in early November but on Dec. 7 the urn was returned and the owner is ‘forever grateful.’ (Submitted)

Stolen urn returned just before Christmas in Penticton

Two urns containing loved ones ashes were stolen out of a vehicle in early November

This urn was stolen from a vehicle in early November but on Dec. 7 the urn was returned and the owner is ‘forever grateful.’ (Submitted)
(Photo: Metro creative stock)

Vaccination rates among children vary across Interior Health region

The province authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 earlier this month

(Photo: Metro creative stock)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Update: Penticton disputes B.C. Ombudsperson’s finding that it should repay after selling woman’s home

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
Many came out in opposition to a development proposal for a four storey eight-unit development on Lakeshore Drive. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Dozens oppose Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive development proposal

Resident of Lakeshore and Penticton come out to marathon public hearing Tuesday night

Many came out in opposition to a development proposal for a four storey eight-unit development on Lakeshore Drive. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Traffic is backed up in Kaleden after a roll over crash on Highway 97 near the scales in October. (File photo)

Huge support for petition that calls for traffic safety on Highway 97 in Penticton

Immediate action needed in Kaleden especially at uncontrolled 3A intersection

Traffic is backed up in Kaleden after a roll over crash on Highway 97 near the scales in October. (File photo)
The city provided an engagement update on the Civic Places and Spaces project on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (File photo)

Twin rinks, arts centre most contentious in Penticton’s Civic Places and Spaces project

Over 60% of survey participants support the project but still much to be determined

The city provided an engagement update on the Civic Places and Spaces project on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media File)

1 dead after ATV crash in Oyama

Lake Country RCMP say a Kelowna man died at the scene of the crash and a woman was taken to hospital

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media File)
The bike lanes were cleared with one of the newer pieces of the city’s fleet; a municipal tractor armed with a purpose-bought blade to clear snow on the bike path. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton tries out new bike lane snow plow

City used new municipal tractor with purpose-bought blade to clear bike paths

The bike lanes were cleared with one of the newer pieces of the city’s fleet; a municipal tractor armed with a purpose-bought blade to clear snow on the bike path. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
New recruits will be trained and ready to go out of the Penticton detachment this summer. (File photo)

3 new police officers arrive in Penticton in New Year

The new recruits will start training in Penticton in February 2022

New recruits will be trained and ready to go out of the Penticton detachment this summer. (File photo)
A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style with two elves on the wagon from the South Similkameen Museum to the Keremeos Light Up Parade last Saturday, Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style with two elves on the wagon from the South Similkameen Museum to the Keremeos Light Up Parade last Saturday, Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)
A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)

Semi-truck takes out light post and blocks Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The truck slid off the road and took out a light post, according to a witness

A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)
Highway between Elliot and Glenrosa Road backed up. (Carol Ryan)

Snow causes havoc on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

Semis and trucks involved in crashes on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

Highway between Elliot and Glenrosa Road backed up. (Carol Ryan)