Penticton

Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Winter Wine Festival, comedy night in Penticton and a 50-year celebration at the art gallery

 

Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is hosting its 50th anniversary art exhibit opening Jan. 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)

Penticton Art Gallery celebrates 50 years with unique art exhibit

Celebrations begin Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. for the exhibition opening

 

The Penticton Vees are hosting their eighth annual Pink The Rink Night on Feb. 10 when the team welcomes the Coastal Conference’s Coquitlam Express. A look at members of the Vees after Pink the Rink Night in 2022. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Penticton Vees ready to ‘Pink the Rink’ in support of anti-bullying movement

The Vees will be wearing pink jerseys when they play the Coquitlam Express Feb. 10

 

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Arctic air invasion to sweep across Okanagan, Shuswap

Temperatures will be ‘10 to 20 degrees colder than normal’ beginning late Friday, Jan. 27

A cold spell is forecasted for much of B.C. starting Friday, Jan. 27, including the Okanagan. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The City of Penticton is launching a three-month pilot program that provides people with a convenient way to recycle their damaged and out-of-date books. (Photo- City of Penticton/Facebook)

Need to get rid of old, damaged books? Penticton will take care of them for you

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 25, people can drop off books in specialty bins at the library

The City of Penticton is launching a three-month pilot program that provides people with a convenient way to recycle their damaged and out-of-date books. (Photo- City of Penticton/Facebook)
Kirk helping the moose. (Facebook)
Kirk helping the moose. (Facebook)
Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield presents the Community Radio Week Proclamation to Claire Thompson, the CFUZ president, on the steps of city hall. For the first time in Penticton’s history, the first week of February has been designated as Community Radio Week. (Photo- Peach City Community Radio Society)

Peach City Radio in Penticton ready to celebrate 4 years on the FM dial

The station’s ‘OnAir-versary’ broadcast runs Feb. 4, from the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton

Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield presents the Community Radio Week Proclamation to Claire Thompson, the CFUZ president, on the steps of city hall. For the first time in Penticton’s history, the first week of February has been designated as Community Radio Week. (Photo- Peach City Community Radio Society)
An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)

‘Don’t worry he will be out in 3 days’: Man dressed as Jesus arrested at Penticton Anthrax concert

The man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the concert and into a police vehicle

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)
Members of the Penticton Silver Bullets before the team’s Saturday, Jan. 21, game against the Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena. (Photo- Penticton Silver Bullets/Instagram, @silverbulletshockey)

Penticton Silver Bullets clinch 1st place, will host finals in March

The senior men’s AA team hosts Powell River Regals or Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena

Members of the Penticton Silver Bullets before the team’s Saturday, Jan. 21, game against the Rossland Warriors at Memorial Arena. (Photo- Penticton Silver Bullets/Instagram, @silverbulletshockey)
Construction crews will remove a large concrete pad from the playground at Kiwanis Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Construction work to temporarily close playground at Penticton’s Kiwanis Park

The playground previously closed because of a related demolition project in 2021

Construction crews will remove a large concrete pad from the playground at Kiwanis Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)

Interior Health testing radon in schools

Pilot project taking place in all districts and participating independent schools

Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)
Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)

Cougar kills Penticton woman’s cat in front of her

The cougar had the cat in its mouth in her yard on Duncan Ave. E

Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)
Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)

54-40 returns to headline Penticton Peach Festival stage

Doug & the Slugs will open for the Vancouver band on Aug. 12

Vancouver rock band 54-40 will be returning to the Penticton Peach Festival Stage in August. (Contributed)
Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)

‘Let’s talk housing’: Penticton mayor, city staff to discuss industry at local brewery

Cannery Brewing hosts an open house on housing, development on Jan. 24

Part No. 3 of the “Let’s Talk Housing” event runs at Cannery Brewing next week. (Photo- Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan)
Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)

Damage to Penticton bike lane expected to be repaired quickly

The damage comes as the final phase begins

Damage to a stretch of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton on Jan. 19. Design work on the final phase of the multi-million dollar project has recently begun. (Facebook)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Heavy metal at the SOEC, BCHL all-star game and the Winter Classic at Apex all coming up

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)
These are just two of at least 12 bike lane signs within 100 feet of each other in the 500 block of Martin Street. The city is in the design stage of the final section of the Lake to Lake bike lane that will go through to Skaha Lake. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Design underway of final section of controversial $8 million Penticton bike lane

Public has opportunity to discuss the design with staff at upcoming open houses

These are just two of at least 12 bike lane signs within 100 feet of each other in the 500 block of Martin Street. The city is in the design stage of the final section of the Lake to Lake bike lane that will go through to Skaha Lake. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Freezing fog’ takes over Penticton sky

Environment Canada says conditions starting to clear around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19

Freezing fog in Penticton on Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)