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Store owner fed up with theft

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:04pm
A Penticton liquor store owner is fed up after a string of thefts at his location, including a particularly brazen one last weekend. Jeff Leonard was working at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon at the Government Street Liquor Store when a man came into the store and took a bottle of vodka off the shelf...

Borba testimony concludes

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:05pm
An Oliver man told a Penticton courtroom on Friday that he did not engage in any sexual activities with a young acquaintance during a period from June of 2011 to August, 2012. Tyrone Borba, who is charged with sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching under 16 and se...

Marina Way Lookout opens

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:13pm
Council members and some city staff celebrated the opening of Penticton's newest park area on the Okanagan Lake waterfront on Thursday. The Marina Way Lookout, east of the art gallery, offers a restored ecological habitat and the opportunity to learn more about a piece of the city's history. &...

Mysterious package at cop shop

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00pm
It was like a scene straight out of CSI. RCMP in Osoyoos spent the day Thursday dealing with a mysterious package discovered in the detachment's driveway shortly before 8:30 a.m. According to Cpl Jason Bayda, the package had a note attached and was weighted down with a rock. "It had cl...

Unwanted LPs and 45s wanted

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:45am
Peach City Radio will be holding a vinyl drive as a fundraiser for the Peach City Community Radio Society. On Wednesday, Sept 3 the community radio station will be taking unwanted LPs and 45s. Anyone wishing to donate can bring records to the parking lot at the South Okanagan Events Centre, betwe...

Fire ban rescinded

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:30pm
The City of Penticton has rescinded its temporary fire ban, due to a change in the fire danger rating within the Kamloops Fire Centre. The ban, issued on July 16, was lifted as of noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27, for all areas of the city. Fire pits will be re-installed on Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lak...

Dad testifies in sexual assault trial

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:16pm
The father of an alleged sexual assault victim told a Penticton courtroom on Wednesday that his son became extremely closed off, during his friendship with an older man. The testimony was given during the ongoing trial of Tyrone Borba, of Oliver, who is facing charges including sexual interferenc...

Day camp options

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:30pm
The Penticton Community Centre will have day camps for school children, ages 6 to 12 years, available starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, should customers require them next week and beyond. Registration is available now for camps offered Sept. 2 to 5 and 8 to 12 with additional weeks added as needed. Cust...

Delays in boating death case

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:40pm
There continue to be delays in the court case tied to a boating death in Osoyoos in August of 2011. Lawyers said this week in a Penticton courtroom that they were having problems setting dates in the Ryan Symington case. Symington, of Alberta, is facing charges of impaired driving caus...

Bear sightings in Naramata

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00am
Hungry bears are again making their presence known in the Naramata village and surrounding areas. Recent sightings include a mature bear helping itself to the contents of a fridge on a deck/patio in the 3200 block of First Street and a mature black bear moving through neighbourhoods and yards on ...

Record sockeye run

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:00am
There are between 250,000 and 300,000 sockeye salmon in Osoyoos Lake right now and by the end of fishing season in September, some 50,000 of them will have been caught by commercial, recreational and native food fishers. In the largest return since records began in 1938, over 600,000 of the prize...

Sex assault trial continues

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:00pm
An alleged sexual assault victim described Tuesday in a Penticton courtroom that he experienced unexpected things during a relationship with an older man. The testimony was given on the second day of the trial for Tyrone Borba. Borba, of Oliver, is facing charges including sexual interference ...

Boonstock wants feedback

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Now three weeks removed from the 2014 Boonstock Music Festival, organizers are asking the public for feedback on their experience in Penticton. The posting on their Facebook page asks concertgoers to review their experiences, and a number of people have already shared their thoughts on what worke...

Sex assault trial begins

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:00am
The trial for an Oliver man accused of sexually assaulting a child started in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Tyrone Borba is facing charges including sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching under 16 and sexual assault stemming from incidents that allegedly took p...

Name that goat!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:00am
Andy's Animal Acres “Name the Baby Goats Contest,” is well underway. The little baby brother and sister Nigerian Pygmy goats were born on Aug. 18 to Momma “Nana”, and Andy is searching for names. The contest goes from now through Monday, September 1, at the end of the L...

Noisy party nets big bust

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:10pm
RCMP found more than they expected Saturday night after responding to a noisy motel party. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., Penticton RCMP received a report of a noisy party at the Highland Motel located at 1140 Burnaby Avenue. “When police arrived, they spotted a sawed-off shotgun inside the ...

2nd Oliver bomber sentenced

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:30pm
One of the two brothers involved in a bombing incident in Oliver last summer was sentenced Monday in a Penticton courtroom. Eric Daoust, 24, is now facing two years probation. The sentencing included 30 days in custody, but that was dropped due to time already served of 38 days. A trial for th...

Death at Idleback Lake

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:18am
Update -- August 25 A 32-year-old Penticton man is dead after suffering serious injuries when an all-terrain vehicle flipped over. Police say the incident happened around 11:40 Saturday evening on the 201 Forest Service Road near Idleback Lake. Investigators believe the man was a passenger ...

Champions defend their titles

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:11pm
“Repeat” was the word of the day at the 2014 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada after Penticton's hometown champion Jeff Symonds (CAN) and Carrie Lester (AUS) successfully defended their titles from last year. Symonds crossed the line at 8:26.58, shaving nearly three minutes off ...

Challenge won by local

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:16pm
UPDATE Jeff Symonds is the champion of Challenge Penticton. He also won last year and beat his previous record by three minutes. Challenge Penticton filled the streets Sunday as hundreds of racers came out to compete. This is the second year of Challenge Penticton after the Ironman co...