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2nd Penticton Scouts hosted its annual scout-racing event at the Concordia Lutheran Church and School on 2800 South Main Street on Saturday, Feb. 4.

‘Beaver-buggy rally time’ returns as 2nd Penticton Scouts build and race miniature cars

Beaver Scouts kicked off the day with a series of races on Saturday morning, Feb. 4

 

A 100 Men Who Care Event on Summerland Heritage Cider Company’s patio in preparation. (Contributed)

100 Men Who Care events return to Penticton next week with focus on mental health

The group’s first event of 2023 goes on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Tin Whistle Brewing

 

Community Futures North Okanagan has launched a new loans program to help newcomers to the North Okanagan settle into the community. The loan is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. (Contributed)

Loans help newcomers settle into North Okanagan

Community Futures program aimed at helping make life easier for those new to the region

 

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

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)
The Kelowna RCMP’s held their third and final ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event of January was held at Bean Scene on Pandosy Street on Thursday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘Coffee with a Cop’ completes successful January, more events in the future: Kelowna RCMP

Because of the success of the first three events, more events could start in March or April

The Kelowna RCMP’s held their third and final ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event of January was held at Bean Scene on Pandosy Street on Thursday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Players from the Penticton Minor Hockey Association were treated to a tour of the Penticton Vees’ locker room this past month. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)

PHOTOS: Minor hockey players enjoy ‘ultimate experience’ at Penticton Vees game

Day at the SOEC included a meet-and-greet with players and tour of the Vees’ locker room

Players from the Penticton Minor Hockey Association were treated to a tour of the Penticton Vees’ locker room this past month. (Photo- Penticton Vees/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)
Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River construction workers help build the best birthday ever

Akers Property Solutions construction crew gives a young fan a party to remember

Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Wildstone’s Colours4Kids run returns this June, 2023, in Penticton. (Photo- Mike Biden)

Penticton’s most colourful run is back this June

Colour4Kids Run raised $21K four years ago in support of OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

Wildstone’s Colours4Kids run returns this June, 2023, in Penticton. (Photo- Mike Biden)
Thrash Wrestling comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 14. (Shar’s Photography photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Thrash Wrestling, Vees at the SOEC, and Kelowna’s ‘finest saxophonist’ all coming up

Thrash Wrestling comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 14. (Shar’s Photography photo)
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)
Penticton Vees forward Jackson Nieuwendyk joined by the team’s McDonald’s 7th skater. Children across the community have the opportunity to step on the ice with members of the team ahead of each game. On Sunday, Jan. 15, Naramata’s Chute Lake Lodge hosts a public skate with members of the Vees. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)

Skate with the Penticton Vees at Naramata’s Chute Lake Lodge this weekend

Dress warm Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, and join the Vees on the ice from 1 to 3 p.m.

Penticton Vees forward Jackson Nieuwendyk joined by the team’s McDonald’s 7th skater. Children across the community have the opportunity to step on the ice with members of the team ahead of each game. On Sunday, Jan. 15, Naramata’s Chute Lake Lodge hosts a public skate with members of the Vees. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Facebook)
Two potential arrangements showing a range of amenities that could be added in the future to Kobau Park in Cawston. They are not exclusive plans, but instead are meant to provoke discussion and earn feedback before the final plan is designed. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Cawston’s Kobau Park users have until Jan. 25 to provide feedback on future plans

The regional district is building a plan for potential upgrades and improvements

Two potential arrangements showing a range of amenities that could be added in the future to Kobau Park in Cawston. They are not exclusive plans, but instead are meant to provoke discussion and earn feedback before the final plan is designed. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
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Local artist Diana Palmer’s wine glass mural was displayed at Cannery Brewing in Penticton until it was sold during an auction event in October 2021. The Cannery Brewing and Penticton Art Gallery is hosting the Mini Mural Project in 2023. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery, Cannery Brewing team up for 3rd annual Square Mural Project

Murals will be displayed at the brewery from March 24 to Oct. 18, and later auctioned off

Local artist Diana Palmer’s wine glass mural was displayed at Cannery Brewing in Penticton until it was sold during an auction event in October 2021. The Cannery Brewing and Penticton Art Gallery is hosting the Mini Mural Project in 2023. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Absolutely no hockey’: Sticks and pucks could force Penticton’s outdoor rink to close

Hockey will only be permitted during a designated 2-hour period on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

A sign posted at Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall on Jan. 5. The facility opened in February 2022 after a local non-profit raised more than $1 million. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at the Salmon Trail. The second annual Lumby Outhouse Race is set for Sunday, Jan. 22. (Morning Star - file photo)

Lumby Outhouse Races ready to flow

Family, fun-filled event slated for Sunday, Jan. 22, at West Salmon Trail parking lot

Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at the Salmon Trail. The second annual Lumby Outhouse Race is set for Sunday, Jan. 22. (Morning Star - file photo)
Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)

Colourful ice returns to Highway 3A between Twin Lakes and Kaleden

The yearly tradition continues to brighten up the winter

Colour returned to Highway 3A at the “S” curves over the holidays. The coloured icicles provide motorists with a startling blast of colour as they make their way in or out of the canyon. (Facebook)
Penticton incorporated as a district municipality in 1908. On Dec. 31, 2022, the city turns 114 years old.
(City of Penticton/Contributed)

Happy Birthday, Penticton! Municipality turns 114 on New Year’s Eve

The district municipality later became a city in May 1948

Penticton incorporated as a district municipality in 1908. On Dec. 31, 2022, the city turns 114 years old.
(City of Penticton/Contributed)
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, single mom in Penticton surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)