Penticton

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

 

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. She was driving a green 1993 Subaru Legacy with BC license plate MXH063. (RCMP handout)

No update on missing 89-year-old Penticton woman; search continues after 1 week

Doreen Abbott was reported missing close to eight days ago, on the night of Jan. 27

 

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

 

Penticton council could elect on Tuesday to send a proposed five-storey Martin Street development to a future public engagement period. (Photo-Courtesy of Penticton’s city council agenda for Feb. 7)

Martin Street in Penticton could be home to new, 5-storey development

The building would feature a total of 18 residential units and just as many parking spaces

Penticton council could elect on Tuesday to send a proposed five-storey Martin Street development to a future public engagement period. (Photo-Courtesy of Penticton’s city council agenda for Feb. 7)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton wants province to match municipal funding efforts for affordable housing

Mayor Julius Bloomfield requests council to endorse resolution for provincial housing funding

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
The 5th annual Snakebite Film Festival runs all weekend at Landmark Cinemas in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Snakebite film festival, four-year radio anniversary and Kelowna-based bluegrass all coming up

The 5th annual Snakebite Film Festival runs all weekend at Landmark Cinemas in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
Kevin, Penticton’s most famous Canada goose, seen on Groundhog Day 2023 on the shores of Okanagan Lake.

Kevin, Penticton’s most famous Canada goose, returns as Groundhog Day ambassador

The broken-wing goose saw his shadow on Thursday, Feb. 2, predicting six more weeks of winter

Kevin, Penticton’s most famous Canada goose, seen on Groundhog Day 2023 on the shores of Okanagan Lake.
The 2022 U18 Prep Champions Burnaby Winter Club after winning the title in Penticton last March. (Submitted)

Penticton to host 86 hockey teams across North America for CSSHL Championships

This year’s tournament marks the seventh time Penticton has hosted the event

The 2022 U18 Prep Champions Burnaby Winter Club after winning the title in Penticton last March. (Submitted)
The Penticton Heat U11 field lacrosse team is off to Maple Ridge to play in the 2023 provincial championships. (Photo- Michael Hodges)

Penticton U11 field lacrosse team advances to provincial championships in Maple Ridge

The team finished the season 13-1, becoming the first U11 Penticton squad to advance to provincials

The Penticton Heat U11 field lacrosse team is off to Maple Ridge to play in the 2023 provincial championships. (Photo- Michael Hodges)
A 2021 rendering of a 15-storey tower that is being considered along with townhouses and a smaller apartment building for the Ogopogo Motel property in Penticton. (Submitted)

What Penticton could have looked like if projects of the past went ahead

From a 2nd hwy to Kelowna to 15-storey towers - Penticton could have looked much different

A 2021 rendering of a 15-storey tower that is being considered along with townhouses and a smaller apartment building for the Ogopogo Motel property in Penticton. (Submitted)
Highway 97 at Highway 3A Junction, just south of Kaleden Weigh Scale on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1. DriveBC is warning of slippery conditions on both highways on Wednesday. (Photo- DriveBC)

DriveBC warns of slippery conditions on Highway 97 between Summerland and Osoyoos

Slippery conditions are also being reported on Highway 3 between Hedley and Osoyoos

Highway 97 at Highway 3A Junction, just south of Kaleden Weigh Scale on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1. DriveBC is warning of slippery conditions on both highways on Wednesday. (Photo- DriveBC)
The Barking Parrot in Penticton is transforming into a wedding chapel this Valentine’s Day. (Contributed)

Get hitched on a whim at Penticton pub this Valentine’s Day

The Barking Parrot is transforming into a wedding chapel on Feb. 14

The Barking Parrot in Penticton is transforming into a wedding chapel this Valentine’s Day. (Contributed)
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

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

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)