Jesse Day

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)

Pay parking now in effect in downtown Penticton

A spot downtown will now cost you $2 per hour

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)
In a feature article published April 10, 2021 in The Times of London, ‘headlined British Columbia has what it takes to rival Napa Valley,’ the valley is praised extensively for its natural beauty and wine. (File photo)

From the U.K. with love: Okanagan wine, scenery receives international praise

The Times of London newspaper recently featured the valley in a wine and travel piece

In a feature article published April 10, 2021 in The Times of London, ‘headlined British Columbia has what it takes to rival Napa Valley,’ the valley is praised extensively for its natural beauty and wine. (File photo)
The Save Sickle Point Committee, a grassroots community group, has teamed up Penticton’s Tempest Theatre and Film Society to release short film on Sickle Point. (Contributed)

WATCH: Conservation group releases short doc on saving South Okanagan’s ‘precious’ Sickle Point

Sickle Point, the last intact wetland near Skaha Lake, is facing the prospect of development

The Save Sickle Point Committee, a grassroots community group, has teamed up Penticton’s Tempest Theatre and Film Society to release short film on Sickle Point. (Contributed)
The Save Sickle Point Committee, a grassroots community group, has teamed up Penticton’s Tempest Theatre and Film Society to release short film on Sickle Point. (Contributed)

WATCH: Conservationists release short film on saving ‘precious’ Sickle Point

Sickle Point, the last intact wetland near Skaha Lake, is facing the prospect of development

The Save Sickle Point Committee, a grassroots community group, has teamed up Penticton’s Tempest Theatre and Film Society to release short film on Sickle Point. (Contributed)
The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks 4-0 Monday night (April 12, 2021) at the South Okanagan Events Centre to push their win streak to six games at the start of the 2021 abbreviated pod season. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees defeated the Cranbrook Bucks 4-0 Monday night (April 12, 2021) at the South Okanagan Events Centre to push their win streak to six games at the start of the 2021 abbreviated pod season. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
Air Canada cancelled service to and from Penticton Jan. 11, 2021. After receving $5.9 billion in federal aid the airline is now set to renew service on the route in June, 2021. (Mark Brett - Western News file)

Air Canada set to return to Penticton

Federal aid could have the Vancouver/Penticton route back to pre-pandemic service

Air Canada cancelled service to and from Penticton Jan. 11, 2021. After receving $5.9 billion in federal aid the airline is now set to renew service on the route in June, 2021. (Mark Brett - Western News file)
A bin of Pinot Gris grapes harvested in the north Willamette Valley rests before being crushed at Ponzi Vineyards. The pomace and lees from these grapes would normally go to waste, but Okanagan-based company Winecrush is changing that. (Photo courtesy of Ponzi Vineyards)

This Penticton company is crushing wine-making’s sustainability goals

Program utilizes derivatives from the winemaking process, rather than letting them go to waste

A bin of Pinot Gris grapes harvested in the north Willamette Valley rests before being crushed at Ponzi Vineyards. The pomace and lees from these grapes would normally go to waste, but Okanagan-based company Winecrush is changing that. (Photo courtesy of Ponzi Vineyards)
A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)

Small wildfire near Apex Mountain in South Okanagan under control

2021 has seen an early start to the wildfire season

A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Friday, April 9, 2021. (File photo)

Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla Highway

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 cm of snow to fall on the Coquihalla Friday

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Friday, April 9, 2021. (File photo)
The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa in Penticton is inviting residents to attend a free vitrual concert April 15 to support African grandmothers. (Canadian Grandmothers / YouTube)

South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa holding free online concert

Campaign supports African grandmothers raising millions of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS

The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa in Penticton is inviting residents to attend a free vitrual concert April 15 to support African grandmothers. (Canadian Grandmothers / YouTube)
A computerized rendering of the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery grand prize in Penticton. The total prize package is valued at $2.4 million. (Contributed)

Brand new Penticton home up for grabs in 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery

The lottery supports VGH, UBC Hospital Foundation, B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

A computerized rendering of the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery grand prize in Penticton. The total prize package is valued at $2.4 million. (Contributed)
For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)

Penticton’s Cannery Brewing says cheers to 20 years

One of Penticton’s original breweries celebrated a big milestone April 1

For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)
(Suzie Green / Facebook)

UPDATE: Penticton White Spot franchisee asked to ‘step back’ after poop throwing incident

Mansfield was caught throwing a bucket of dog poop in front of Compass House Shelter

(Suzie Green / Facebook)
(Suzie Green / Facebook)

UPDATE: Penticton White Spot franchisee asked to ‘step back’ after poop throwing incident

Mansfield was caught throwing a bucket of dog poop in front of Compass House Shelter

(Suzie Green / Facebook)
“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Penticton-Opoly’ to hit the shelves soon

Penticton is getting its very own Monopoly-themed board game

“Penticton-Opoly,” a new Monopoly-based board game by Canadian company Outset Media, will be available for purchase Apri 12, 2021. (Contributed)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Man angrily spreads feces in front of Penticton homeless shelter

Alleged culprit said he’s ‘just sick of the homeless people,’ says witness

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Penticton RCMP arrested four people April 4, 2021 after gunshots were reported coming from a vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Four people arrested near Penticton after reports of gunshots from moving vehicle

This is the third incident involving gunshots in Penticton in recent weeks

Penticton RCMP arrested four people April 4, 2021 after gunshots were reported coming from a vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
The Station Public House in Penticton announced April 4, 2021 that they will be closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure. (Google Maps)

Penticton pub closes due to COVID-19 exposure

The Station Public House will be closed for a ‘few days’

The Station Public House in Penticton announced April 4, 2021 that they will be closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure. (Google Maps)
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Police searching for suspect after armed robbery in Okanagan Falls

Multiple police vehicles were seen speeding to the suspect’s vehicle Thursday morning

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Man launches volunteer-based delivery service to support Penticton restaurants

Service aims to help restaurants move away from delivery apps; volunteers, owners encouraged to join

(File photo)