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Penticton bookkeeper nets 90 days for $60k embezzlement

Judith Kendrick pleaded guilty to fraud late last year, and was up for sentencing Tuesday morning

Your Jan. 16 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan set to kick off

Popular event kicks off in Kelowna with a sold out launch party

Penticton bookkeeper may face jail time for embezzlement

Sentencing stances ranged from three years of probation to six months in jail for $60k embezzlement

Livestock watering regulation changes proposed

Public input sought from public, First Nations and stakeholders

Your Jan. 15 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

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Video: Physicians salute Penticton philanthropist

Physicians say philanthropist, David Kampe, “single-handedly” changed patient care quality

Penticton school eyeing internationally acclaimed program

Princess Margaret Secondary hopes to have the International Baccalaureate in place for 2019/20

B.C. Liberal leadership frontrunner draws lean crowd in Penticton

About 15 people attended the art gallery event, including Andrew Wilkinson, his staff and media

Talking about housing in Summerland

Summerland Housing Task Force is opening up the conversation about affordable housing

  • Jan 12th, 2018

Suspected heroin tested positive for fentanyl, court hears

A woman is charged with simple possession of heroin and possessing methamphetamine for trafficking

Feature Friday: Climate change impacts Okanagan Lake ice

Warmer winters are contributing to less ice on the lake

Date chosen for Banks Crescent public hearing

Controversial Summerland development going before residents in early February

  • Jan 12th, 2018

UPDATE: B.C. Coroner confirms fatality in mobile home fire

A fire broke out in a mobile home park on Mclean Creek Road Thursday early evening

  • Jan 11th, 2018

Lawyer concerned city pre-writing tickets for Penticton street person

A city lawyer fired back, saying whether ticket written before or during is irrelevant to court case

Festels estate gives $1 million boost to Penticton hospital

Late Penticton couple’s estate has directed more than $1 million to Penticton Regional Hospital

Entrepreneurs, tech to benefit from Enhanced Acceleration programs

Accelerate Okanagan to expand programs targeting clean technology and Indigenous entrepreneurs

Special avalanche warning for much of B.C.’s interior ranges

Several near misses and changing conditions prompt an avalanche warning

An ongoing struggle with poverty

Summerland woman relies on regular support from food bank

‘Patients languishing on stretchers’ at KGH

Kelowna hospital is way over-capacity as people flock to hospital with the flu