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Penticton residents will have their chance to share their thoughts on a proposed six-storey apartment building at 270 Riverside Drive at a public hearing on Dec. 20. (City of Penticton photo)

Vacation rentals a concern for proposed 6-storey Penticton apartment project

Former Ogopogo Motel development proposal goes to public hearing Dec. 20

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Dog house goes up in flames in Oliver

All members of the family, including the dog, are safe after crews quickly extinguished the blaze

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

Pay parking is no more (for now) in downtown Penticton

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

The Osoyoos CIBC branch was robbed on Monday, Dec. 5 by a lone individual. RCMP are seeking any information that could help identify him. (RCMP)

UPDATE: RCMP release photo of man who allegedly robbed Osoyoos bank in broad daylight

The man did not produce a weapon and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash

The Osoyoos CIBC branch was robbed on Monday, Dec. 5 by a lone individual. RCMP are seeking any information that could help identify him. (RCMP)
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

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)
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

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)
(File photo)

Pedestrian killed on Highway 97 in Oliver

The fatal crash closed the highway until Tuesday morning

(File photo)
RCMP are hoping to identify this man as a person of interest involved in a suspicious incident in October at the Penticton Community Centre swimming pool. (RCMP handout)

RCMP investigate suspicious incident at Penticton pool

Police were called to the pool in October but have yet to ID the person of interest

RCMP are hoping to identify this man as a person of interest involved in a suspicious incident in October at the Penticton Community Centre swimming pool. (RCMP handout)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is hosting an open house to discuss the future of Cawston’s Kobau Park on Oct. 27. (Submitted)

Open house on Kobau Park’s future in Cawston

The future of the park is being discussed at the Dec. 15 meeting

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is hosting an open house to discuss the future of Cawston’s Kobau Park on Oct. 27. (Submitted)
A photo from DriveBC at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, north of Summerland on Highway 97. (Photo- DriveBC)

Expect delays on Highway 97 as roadwork continues north of Summerland

Southbound right lane closed until Christmas between Bridgeman Road and Callan Road: DriveBC

A photo from DriveBC at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, north of Summerland on Highway 97. (Photo- DriveBC)
Penticton council will review a proposed six-storey apartment building at 270 Riverside Drive at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (City of Penticton photo)

Penticton council to review proposed 6-storey development at former Ogopogo motel site

The North Gateway strata apartment would feature 234 units at 270 Riverside Drive

Penticton council will review a proposed six-storey apartment building at 270 Riverside Drive at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (City of Penticton photo)
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The outdoor rink next to Penticton City Hall will open for the new season on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Lace your skates: Penticton’s $1.1M outdoor rink soon opens to public

City loaned a Zamboni to Activate Penticton for purpose of opening the rink on Monday, Dec. 5

The outdoor rink next to Penticton City Hall will open for the new season on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Penticton in 2023 for 3rd straight year

Their latest world tour will stop in Penticton on Jan. 25

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
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)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Penticton woman’s $300 lawsuit against city gets tossed

The woman provided no evidence to back up her claims in court

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News

Olympic ski coach Rob Kober returns home to Penticton and accepts position at Apex

Kober is also busy helping the mountain prepare for the Dec. 15-18 Apex Classic

Brayden Kuroda of Penticton, was a member of the BC moguls team who has since passed away. With him is Rob Kober of Penticton who took over as head coach of the Apex freestyle team. Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)

Update: Penticton excluded from Car-40 program, RCMP respond to 2,240 mental health calls in 2021

Mayor and police chief both say the need for mental health help is urgent

Penticton has been excluded from an expansion announcement from Interior Health and the Car-40 program. (File photo)
Okanagan Lake in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

One year after record-breaking heat, Okanagan prepares for frigid start to winter

Below-average December temperatures follow the fourth coldest November in the region’s history

Okanagan Lake in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Employers and job-seekers are invited to the Okanagan’s biggest job fair in March at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. (File photo)

Looking for a place to work? South Okanagan’s largest job fair coming to Penticton

The city’s trade and convention centre hosts the Star Right Here job fair on March 9, 2023

Employers and job-seekers are invited to the Okanagan’s biggest job fair in March at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. (File photo)