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Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)

Penticton race director throws hat into city council ring

Steven Brown will run with a focus on small business

Steven Brown is running for Penticton city council in the June by-election. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees head into final weekend tied for first in league

The Vees have two games to take the top spot

Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)

Two Summerland businesses closed due to COVID-19

The businesses are listed on the Interior Health website

Coronavirus 3D illustration. (CDC photo)
Oliver’s Fairview Bridge needs work to remove the lead-based paint, but it may cost the town more than they’re currently willing to pay. (Google Maps)

Oliver bridge work may not happen until 2022

Bids for the project came in over what the town had budgeted

Oliver’s Fairview Bridge needs work to remove the lead-based paint, but it may cost the town more than they’re currently willing to pay. (Google Maps)
Summerland’s positive test rate is much higher than surrounding local health areas, according to internal BC CDC documents. (BC CDC)

Summerland 3rd behind Surrey, Abbotsford in daily per capita COVID-19 cases

Interior Health is rolling out additional vaccine availability to the community

Summerland’s positive test rate is much higher than surrounding local health areas, according to internal BC CDC documents. (BC CDC)
An example of one the sounding boards the RDOS has set up to gather feedback for their first parks, trails and recreation master plan. (RDOS)

Looking for feedback from Princeton and Keremeos for park and rec plan

Sounding boards have been set up in both regions for in-person input

An example of one the sounding boards the RDOS has set up to gather feedback for their first parks, trails and recreation master plan. (RDOS)
An unused fruit stand at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)

UPDATE: Abandoned Oliver fruit stand fire considered suspicious

The timing of the midnight fire is one reason the fire is suspicious

An unused fruit stand at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)
Similkameen Elementary Secondary School (google maps)

More potential exposures dates added to Keremeos school by Interior Health

The entire school week from April 26 to 30 now had a potential exposure

Similkameen Elementary Secondary School (google maps)
City Hall

Penticton council votes to shift tax burden to businesses

“The businesses staying afloat are what’s going to keep our community afloat,” said coun. Watt

City Hall
Weekly cases for the South Okanagan rose over April 25 to May 1, particularly in Summerland, according the map from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases more than double in Summerland

Summerland currently has the highest per capita daily case rate

Weekly cases for the South Okanagan rose over April 25 to May 1, particularly in Summerland, according the map from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BC CDC)
A design for the proposed fencing council approved on May 4. The fencing will go up around the Gyro Park bandshell because of drug paraphernalia and people sleeping on the stage. (City of Penticton)

No extra bylaw services but fencing going up around Penticton’s Gyro Park bandshell

Council shot down the mayor’s request for additional permanent bylaw officers

A design for the proposed fencing council approved on May 4. The fencing will go up around the Gyro Park bandshell because of drug paraphernalia and people sleeping on the stage. (City of Penticton)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Penticton police search the channel after pellet gun allegedly fired near woman

A witness overheard what sounded like an air gun being discharged and something hit the water

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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Violent crime up by 233 per cent in Keremeos over first three months of 2021

An increase in assaults led the spike in crimes

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The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought by a developer who wants to put up two towers. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton’s Kampe estate development proposal going to public hearing

Two-thirds of feedback so far oppose the development at 435 Green Avenue

The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought by a developer who wants to put up two towers. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
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Penticton Indian Band calls out those unwilling to help contact trace

The band is facing a surge of COVID-19 cases

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James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, is running for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)

James Miller announces bid for Penticton council

Managing editor at the Penticton Herald would keep his position if elected

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, is running for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)
New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)

Penticton council to weigh lakefront paid parking to fund bylaw expansion

The expansions would nearly double what the city currently spends

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)
One of the artists renderings for the final design for the Edmonton Avenue Child Care Centre being presented to Penticton council on May 4. (City of Penticton / OneSky Community Resources)

Final design for Penticton child care centre head to council for approval

Construction of the Edmonton Avenue Childcare Centre would begin in July if approved

One of the artists renderings for the final design for the Edmonton Avenue Child Care Centre being presented to Penticton council on May 4. (City of Penticton / OneSky Community Resources)
Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to Penticton

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)
(Black Press file)

Violent crime up, property crime down in Penticton so far in 2021 according to RCMP report

RCMP are presenting their first quarterly report to council on May 4

(Black Press file)