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Columbia River Treaty talks impacted by COVID-19 crisis

Public engagement sessions planned to be held this spring on the negotiations have been delayed

Penticton Peach Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

President Don Kendall said it’s a sad time for him, board, volunteers, community

Assessment centre at Penticton’s McLaren Park Arena set up for COVID-19 screening, testing

Those living, travelling nearby McLaren Park Arena at no greater risk, says organization

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Penticton RCMP report ‘great success’ with crime reporting website

Online crime reporting introduced to increase ‘officer’s ability to investigate serious offences’

SD67 reflects on school year amid COVID-19, speaks to graduation of seniors

Online learning is up and running, and school district chair says it’s “rolling along well”

Manslaughter charge laid against husband following Osoyoos woman’s death

Roderick Ashley Flavell, 62, is facing a charge of manslaughter for the death of his wife, 61-year-old Tina Seminara

City of Penticton sees increase in unpermitted construction, renovation projects

City reminding residents to only start renovation with the proper permits in place

Penticton RCMP overworked while crime rate, danger to police rises: superintendent

Forty-two more police officers in Penticton required to meet provincial caseload average

Free toilet paper offered with takeout at Central Okanagan restaurant

Viva Mexicana is offering a complimentary roll of toilet paper with orders over $20

Keremeos mannequins a spark of positivity in the community

The display of ‘seven lovely sisters’ has caught the eye of many passersby

Truck engulfed in flames extinguished by Penticton Fire Department

Fire crew observed multiple explosions in back alley blaze

Lake Country club encourages paddlers to enjoy the water during COVID-19

The club has opened a little earlier this year to provide outlet for those isolating

Penticton RCMP investigating possible shots fired into downtown apartment

Residents reported hearing shots fired followed by glass shattering

Reported South Okanagan crime up 14 per cent in first quarter

RCMP attribute change to increase in property crime which increased 23 per cent

Fire crews unsure what caused two vehicles to burn in Kaleden

Penticton RCMP explained they have no information to suggest it was caused on purpose

Vancouver Island Indigenous artist takes unique approach to COVID-19 masks

Howard La Fortune thought he’d have some fun in designing a homemade mask

Former Okanagan corrections inmate claims lack of sanitation, education during COVID-19 pandemic

Kimberley Daley says she is speaking out for those still incarcerated at the OCC

Conservation officers patrol closed North Okanagan and Shuswap rec sites over Easter long weekend

Warnings and formal orders to vacate were issued to more than 30 people.

First COVID-19 death confirmed in Interior Health region

The man who died was in his 60s, recovering at home