Penticton

Pay parking in downtown has been stopped until March 31, now offering two hour free parking instead. (File photo)

Pay parking is no more in downtown Penticton

City council votes unanimously to eliminate pay parking from Dec. 7 to March 31

 

Icicles form on a sign on Skaha Lake in Penticton this week with daytime highs sitting at -5 to -8 C. (Connie McNickle White photo)

Brrrr: A frigid start to December in Okanagan

Daytime highs of -7 C and this Arctic weather isn’t done yet

 

Built in 1915, this Tudor-style home was the family residence of Penticton Dr. Herb McGregor. Located at the corner of Eckhardt and Argyle, this heritage house was turned into Bogner’s Restaurant in 1976 and has been serving farm-to-table cuisine since then. (Courtesy of oldphoto.ca)

UPDATE: Historic restaurant in Penticton to be turned into 3-storey office building

Council approved two requests on Dec. 6, paving the way for Bogner’s of Penticton to be developed

 

Penticton council will vote on a notice of motion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that calls for the suspension of the city’s on-street paid parking program. (File photo)

End paid parking, support downtown businesses: Penticton councillor

Coun. Ryan Graham is introducing a notice of motion, calling for a temporary end to paid parking

Penticton council will vote on a notice of motion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that calls for the suspension of the city’s on-street paid parking program. (File photo)
Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)

‘Disappointing’: Penticton excluded from Interior Health’s latest plans for Car-40 program

Mayor Julius Bloomfield says he remains optimistic IH is aware of the needs of Penticton

Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)
Opening day is early at Apex Mountain which is boasting the best fresh powder conditions they've ever seen. (Apex Mountain)

Video: Best snow conditions Apex Mountain has ever seen for opening day, says manager

With an 138 cm base, great ski conditions for Friday’s opening

Opening day is early at Apex Mountain which is boasting the best fresh powder conditions they've ever seen. (Apex Mountain)
RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)

The battle over school liaison officers continues in Penticton

Concerns raised by marginalized American students is the reason for the B.C. commissioner’s response

RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)
The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Heavy snowfall, strong winds forecasted for most of the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts parts of the Interior to get five to 10 cm of snow overnight

The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Hitching a ride and dealing with insurance

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)

Wild horses break free in South Okanagan after fence illegally cut

PIB has installed remote cameras and will increase patrol in the area

The PIB adds they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Transportation and AIM Roads to ensure that cattleguards and other potential points of access are in good shape. (Kate Helmore photo)
Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)

Penticton man arrested after attempting carjacking and assault at local car wash

The 44-year-old man faces charges of attempted robbery and assault after punching the woman

Penticton RCMP responded to an attempted carjacking at a local car wash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (file photo)
Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)

Large herd of bighorn sheep take a stroll in Penticton neighbourhood

The rare sighting was caught on camera before they fled back up the hills

Bighorn sheep use the sidewalk on a residential street on Carmi Avenue and Cleland St on Monday. The large herd didn’t visit long. (Brian Hesla)
Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)

Penticton mom, kids facing homelessness after employment disqualifies her from subsidies

With the rise in costs, rent expected to go up, Kandace Sztepanacz can’t make ends meet

Kandace with her kids, age 7 and 11. Kandace works full time at the Penticton hospital and still can’t make ends meet. She worries how she’ll keep a roof over their heads in 2023. (Submitted)
A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)

Extreme weather shelters in Penticton will open when temperatures hit at least -7 C

A temporary shelter was open in Penticton from Nov. 8 to 14; no confirmed location moving forward

A look inside the former Victory Church Shelter in Penticton, which closed earlier in 2022. (File photo)
Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Home-security footage catches man stealing truck in Penticton

Police say the Ford F-350 was recovered in rural Penticton on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16

Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Okanagan Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)

Penticton teen struck by SUV while walking to school in alleged hit-and-run

The father of the 16-year-old is looking for witnesses after the Monday morning incident

Roy French says his 16-year-old son was hit by a red SUV while crossing Kinney Avenue on Monday, Nov. 14. He says the motorist then drove away after turning right on Skaha Lake Road. (Google Street View)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)

Where are people from Okanagan Correctional Centre let out? Penticton councillor seeks answer

Helena Konanz is expected to introduce the notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)
Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)
Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes first Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)