Penticton News

Peach City Beach Cruise future in danger after group doing burnouts call safety into question

Jun 29, 2022 / 1:19 pm

A hugely successful return of the Peach City Beach Cruise car show has been dampened by a small group performing burnouts on Lakeshore Drive and refusing to...

Police seeking assistance in identifying suspect after Keremeos gas station robbed at gunpoint

Jun 29, 2022 / 12:19 pm

Keremeos RCMP are trying to track down a man who allegedly robbed a gas station at gunpoint back in April. According to police, officers were called on April...

Penticton cops shot at during impaired driving stop

Jun 29, 2022 / 11:13 am

A drunk driving stop turned into a shooting incident for Penticton police early Tuesday morning. On June 28, shortly after 1 a.m., officers were conducting an...

The Okanagan's star fruit of summer returns after cold weather delays harvest

Jun 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

Cherry harvesting has begun in the South Okanagan, starting over a week later than usual and with a slightly smaller crop after the cool spring wasn't...

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen now hiring election officials for upcoming election

Jun 28, 2022 / 7:00 pm

With general local elections coming up in the fall, the Regional District of Okanagan Simillkameen is in the process of hiring locals to be election officials....

Trial of Osoyoos man accused of manslaughter concludes Tuesday; Judge to ponder if his wife's death was his fault

Jun 28, 2022 / 3:52 pm

The trial of Roderick Flavell has ended in Penticton Supreme Court Tuesday, with defence lawyers arguing there is too much reasonable doubt to conclude the man...

Young great horned owls spotted taking flight in daylight in Penticton

Jun 28, 2022 / 12:42 pm

A Penticton man captured a rare video of two owlets taking flight early in the morning, and decided to share with his community. Cam DeLeeuw was on Lawrence...

High streamflow advisory issued for Okanagan creeks and tributaries

Jun 28, 2022 / 11:26 am

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Okanagan including Mission Creek and tributaries east of Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton...

Increased demand in water supply may cause discolouration for Osoyoos residents

Jun 28, 2022 / 10:59 am

The Town of Osoyoos has issued a water quality advisory for residents on Tuesday, due to increased demand on their domestic water supply system. The...

Nanaimo Bridge is coming down in Penticton as part of ongoing creek restoration work

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Work on the next phase of the project to naturalize and restore flood protection on Penticton Creek will begin later this week, including the delayed removal of...

Penticton Search and Rescue urges outdoor safety tips after busy week with five calls in six days

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

As the weather warms, Penticton Search and Rescue is being called out to assist lost and injured persons throughout the region on an increasing basis,...

Winners announced at first big summer festival weekend in Penticton

Jun 27, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The first big festival weekend of the summer in Penticton has concluded. Elvis Festival and the Peach City Beach Cruise both returned after a pandemic hiatus....

Sentencing pushed again for Penticton man who set off IEDs at local parks, school

Jun 27, 2022 / 3:14 pm

Sentencing for a Penticton man who pleaded guilty to detonating IEDs in public parks has been delayed. Blair Robert Balch, 50, entered guilty pleas to both...

Penticton RCMP investigating after stranger shoots at group of pedestrians, caught on security camera

Jun 27, 2022 / 12:34 pm

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Penticton RCMP confirm they are investigating a disturbing incident in which a group of pedestrians was assaulted and shot at in a...

Lower Mainland restaurateur and sommelier snaps up Okanagan vineyards and Naramata's JoieFarm Winery

Jun 27, 2022 / 11:19 am

A Lower Mainland restaurateur and sommelier has purchased a Naramata Bench winery and dozens of vineyard acreages throughout the Okanagan Valley. JoieFarm...

July full of local fun events in Penticton

Jun 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

"Four seasons of fun" is an ongoing collaboration between Castanet and Visit Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch...

Granny's Fruit Stand & Bakery pitching Summerland council for approval to add a cidery on their farm land

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

One of Summerland’s well-loved fruit stands and bakeries is looking to branch out into the cidery business, applying to the District and the Agricultural...

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society sees 'Best pride month ever' with outpouring of community support, dozens at Pride Fruit Float

Jun 25, 2022 / 2:42 pm

Dozens of people showed up at Penticton’s Coyote Cruises for the Fruit Float on Saturday afternoon, taking part in the second annual event with the South...

Summerland's 'sunshine list' of employees who earn over $75K grew in 2021

Jun 25, 2022 / 10:50 am

The District of Summerland has released their municipality’s 2021 Statement of Financial Information, in which their "sunshine list" of...

Car enthusiast's dream along Lakeshore Drive in Penticton with the Peach City Beach Cruise

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Hundreds of hot rods, antique and classic cars have lined up along Lakeshore Drive in Penticton on Friday, ready for Western Canada's premier three-day car...