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No vote yet on land swap

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:16am
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Good turnout for council meeting on Monday Summerland council did not vote, as expected, on a land swap issue at Monday's meeting. Instead Mayor Janice Perrino told the large crowd gathered that there will be one or possibly two town hall meetings and a secon...

Knife attack in Princeton

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 8:30pm
Photo: Contributed Reports are coming in from different sources, including some businesses in Princeton, that there was a stabbing incident at the Dairy Queen there on Wednesday afternoon. ScanBC reported on Twitter that a BC air ambulance Medivac was en route to hospital with two pati...

Northern Grease comes to Naramata

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:03am
Photo: Contributed The Centre at Naramata will host a public screening of the Beyond Boarding environmental documentary, "Northern Grease," on Feb. 27. Jim Simpson, director of strategic partnerships and development at the centre, learned of the project and reached out to the...

Avalanche control for roads in south

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 8:43am
Photo: Google Street View Hwy. 5A near Princeton According to DriveBC, there will be avalanche control on Coalmont Road, both directions, from Princeton to the junction with Brookmere Road, approximately 59.4 kilometres, from 1 to 5 p.m., today, Wednesday. A delay longer than 30 min...

High school happy dance

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:59am
South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver seems like a nice happy place. ...

Bar stabbing trial starts

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 2:01pm
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The victim of a stabbing incident at a Penticton bar testified in court Tuesday that his white shirt was red and torn and there was blood everywhere following a fight. The testimony was the first given by a witness at the jury trial for Joshua Pio in a Penticton...

Lighting up Penticton in February

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:41am
Photo: Contributed Laura Morrow stands in front of her artwork The plan to project lighted images on to buildings in downtown Penticton during the gloomy month of February became a reality this week The projection art project kicked off Monday evening and will be held through M...

Multi vehicle accident snarls Hwy. 97

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 6:03pm
Photo: Contributed - Andrew Ryckman Traffic was not moving Monday afternoon after several vehicle collided on Hwy. 97 near the Penticton Gun Club. Witnesses say at least six vehicles were involved in the incident. The chain reaction crash happened at around 5:30 p.m.. A truck and ca...

Violent robbery in Osoyoos

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:50pm
Photo: RCMP The Osoyoos RCMP have video surveillance of the ATM robbery at Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, early Friday morning. In the incident, two suspects can be seen entering the front lobby occupied by a front desk security guard. The first suspect sprayed the employee with bear ...

Marketing to 'Match' $30M in deals

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:24pm
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Aboriginal Business Match to be held this week Delegates representing First Nations and companies from across BC will be in Penticton this week for the Aboriginal Business Match. ABM connects aboriginal corporations and communities with the private sector to ...

Bus crash strands passengers

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 4:00am
Photo: Contributed - Rowen Siemens Passengers on this chartered Greyhound bus were forced to exit through the front windshield after it crashed on Friday night near Princeton. A group of travelers heading to Kelowna got more than they bargained for Friday night when their bus was force...

Pepper spray used in ATM robbery

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 9:00am
Photo: Google Maps An ATM machine was stolen from the lobby of the Spirit Ridge Resort on Friday. Osoyoos RCMP are investigating a robbery at the Spirit Ridge Resort that saw one person pepper sprayed and an ATM machine stolen from the lobby. The incident happened early Friday morni...

Helping out the Vees chaplain

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:56pm
Photo: Contributed Jamie Weberg with Penticton Vees The Penticton Vees have announced they will donate 50 per cent of walk up ticket sales from tonight's (Friday's) home game, against the Trail Smoke Eaters to the team chaplain who is battling bone cancer. There will also be a table...

Hitting the books in Summerland

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 8:31am
The Okanagan Regional Library and the District of Summerland have settled on a site for a for a new library branch in Summerland. Photo: Contributed - Google Maps The current building is less than half the recommended size and construction of a new branch has been on the books for sev...

Firefighters camp on roof for good cause

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 4:00am
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Firefighters camp out on Safeway roof Spending a night on a Penticton rooftop in February can be a bone chilling experience. However the hardy group of firefighters taking part in the 2014 Penticton Firefighters Rooftop Campout For Muscular Dystrophy say it i...

Teen remembered as strong, beautiful

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 4:00am
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Flowers at the scene of car accident The young woman who died in a fiery car accident south of Oliver Wednesday night was remembered as strong and beautiful. The remembrance was among the outpourings of support on the Facebook page of a family member of Maris...

Teen dies in fiery crash

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:20pm
Photo: Contributed - Oliver Daily News Another vehicle involved in a crash south of Oliver knocked down a pole and power lines Wednesday night. UPDATE 2:15 PM Photo: Contributed - Facebook Marissa Mae Louie On Feb 19, just after 6pm The Oliver RCMP and RCMP South Okana...

Badour sentenced to life in prison

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:14pm
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Roger Badour at prior Penticton court appearance Longterm sex offender Roger Badour was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 10 years in Kamloops on Wednesday. Badour, an offender with a history of preying on vulnerable women, was arrest...

Preserving South Okanagan land

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:16pm
Photo: Contributed Bighorn sheep The Nature Trust of British Columbia, a land conservation organization based in BC, is looking to complete the purchase of a vital protected area in the South Okanagan in the next two months. The area, considered to be one of the four most endangered...

Osoyoos RCMP reports scams

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:30am
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The Osoyoos RCMP received a report on Feb. 9 of another scam making the rounds in Osoyoos. Individuals claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency have been calling people and telling them they owe the CRA money, and if they don't pay $750 right away they will...