Penticton

Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)

Opposition Leader takes Minister Eby to task over Penticton shelter handling

The two politicians shared jabs during the Thursday morning session of the Provincial Legislature

Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)

BC Housing, landlord in Penticton’s legal crosshairs over Victory Church shelter

The city and council are waiting for a written declaration from the province invoking their powers

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)
The former Kampe estate is being considered for a two-tower apartment complex. The city is currently gathering feedback from the public on the proposal. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Feedback wanted on proposed apartments at old Kampe estate

The property was sold last year and the developer wants to put up two apartment towers

The former Kampe estate is being considered for a two-tower apartment complex. The city is currently gathering feedback from the public on the proposal. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors…

<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo
The iconic Penticton sign on Munson Mountain has been around since 1937. (Shaun Kennedy/Moments Under Frame)

Did you know the iconic Penticton sign is more than 80 years old?

The massive sign atop Munson Mountain was built in 1937 to ‘put Penticton on the map’

The iconic Penticton sign on Munson Mountain has been around since 1937. (Shaun Kennedy/Moments Under Frame)
Elliott Tonasket is from the Syilx First Nation in Penticton. He reported his 2001 F-350 stolen from a motel parking lot in Greenwood, B.C. early Thursday morning, Sept. 3. (Facebook/Elliott Tonasket)

Truck reported stolen in Greenwood held Penticton Indian Band councillor’s cultural object

The object is a fasting feather the councilor says he was given after a long fast in Penticton

Elliott Tonasket is from the Syilx First Nation in Penticton. He reported his 2001 F-350 stolen from a motel parking lot in Greenwood, B.C. early Thursday morning, Sept. 3. (Facebook/Elliott Tonasket)
After three rescues in three days, the Penticton Fire Department has issued a safety guideline for any members of the public who plan on floating along on the Penticton River channel. File photo

Following series of rescues on Penticton channel, fire crews issues safety guidelines

The Penticton Fire Department had three rescues in three days

After three rescues in three days, the Penticton Fire Department has issued a safety guideline for any members of the public who plan on floating along on the Penticton River channel. File photo
Penticton City Hall (Google Maps image)

Drinking now allowed at Penticton’s Skaha Park

Adults are allowed to drink alcohol in the area between noon and 8 p.m. until Oct. 15

Penticton City Hall (Google Maps image)
(Submitted)

Penticton’s newest hotel enjoying success through first week

The hotel is already sitting around 50 per cent capacity, says the owner

(Submitted)
Ernst and Colleen Schneider of Penticton have made a significant donation to Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million campaign to fund a new CT scanner at PRH. (Contributed)

Penticton composer makes donation for medical equipment

Ernst and Colleen Schneider have contributed to equipment purchase for Penticton Regional Hospital

Ernst and Colleen Schneider of Penticton have made a significant donation to Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million campaign to fund a new CT scanner at PRH. (Contributed)
Karla Krook, a medical radiation technologist, prepares for a CT exam with Robert Hurford at Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million fundraising campaign to acquire a second CT scanner for PRH. (SOS Medical Foundation)

Local construction company makes $1.7 million donation to Penticton hospital

Peters Bros. Construction is donating $1.7 million toward a second CT medical imaging unit at PRH

Karla Krook, a medical radiation technologist, prepares for a CT exam with Robert Hurford at Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million fundraising campaign to acquire a second CT scanner for PRH. (SOS Medical Foundation)
Penticton’s Chaudhary Irshad is over $370,000 richer after landing the jackpot in an online poker match. (BCLC)

Penticton man wins $377k jackpot in online poker match

Penticton’s Chaudhary Irshad scored the biggest poker win of his life

Penticton’s Chaudhary Irshad is over $370,000 richer after landing the jackpot in an online poker match. (BCLC)
A clown mannequin on a property in Penticton was ordered to be removed by the City of Penticton’s bylaw department. (Facebook)

Bylaw orders Penticton resident to remove ‘scary’ clown mannequin from property

Mannequin on individual’s property deemed ‘offensive matter’ by bylaw officers

A clown mannequin on a property in Penticton was ordered to be removed by the City of Penticton’s bylaw department. (Facebook)
Events at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. (File)

SOEC cancelling, postponing gatherings until further notice

BC Government urges gatherings of 250 people or more be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19

Events at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. (File)
No events at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) or Penticton Trade and Convention Centre have been cancelled yet due to COVID-19. (File)

Business as usual at SOEC, for now

No cancellations yet at South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) due to COVID-19

No events at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) or Penticton Trade and Convention Centre have been cancelled yet due to COVID-19. (File)
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) today announced that their championship tournament will remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022 and 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Penticton to host CSSHL Championships for another three years

BDO CSSHL Championships remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022, 2023

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) today announced that their championship tournament will remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022 and 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Penticton RCMP are seeking the rightful owners of a headstone found in January. (RCMP - Submitted)

Police search for family after toddler’s headstone discovered in Penticton

The headstone reads the following: “Mary Ann Heath 1993-1995”

Penticton RCMP are seeking the rightful owners of a headstone found in January. (RCMP - Submitted)
Two-man Penticton traffic enforcement team catch 188 impaired drivers in 2019

Two-man Penticton traffic enforcement team catch 188 impaired drivers in 2019

96 of those drivers received 90-day suspensions or criminal charges

  • Jan 28, 2020
Two-man Penticton traffic enforcement team catch 188 impaired drivers in 2019
This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Proposal for public outdoor rink in downtown Penticton gaining traction

Outdoor rink, funded by the Penticton Vees, would always remain free to use for the public.

This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)