Penticton

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 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

 

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

 

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)

Penticton Secondary students to join award-winning musician on stage for Christmas show

Cleland Theatre hosts the Route97 Culture Tour on Dec. 16 with singer Andrew Allen

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)
BC Transit is offering free shuttles to the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Penticton and the Teddy Bear Toss Vees game all happening Dec. 3. (City of Penticton photos)

Free shuttle service coming to Penticton for Santa Claus Parade and Teddy Bear Toss game

BC Transit plans on offering free rides from Cherry Lane Mall and the SOEC on Dec. 3

BC Transit is offering free shuttles to the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Penticton and the Teddy Bear Toss Vees game all happening Dec. 3. (City of Penticton photos)
Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)

Penticton figure skater shines with a podium finish at provincials in Coquitlam

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the showcase on Nov. 13

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)
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)
Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)

‘10,000 Tonight’: Penticton high school students ready to pick up food at your doorstep

Pen High and Princess Margeret students will go from home to home Nov. 24 and collect items

Students at Penticton Secondary and Princess Margeret will be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday, Nov. 24 for this year’s Penticton Provides campaign. (Submitted)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Join Santa for a run across Penticton this weekend

All money raised during the Santa Rec Run will go to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. All funds raised go to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Hoodoo Adventures)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

Community reunites at Penticton mall for 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon

The fundraiser will feature local entertainment Saturday and be broadcasted on live TV

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton is bringing back its Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Mall this weekend. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
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 single mom working FT worries she may end up homeless

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)
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)
The SS Sicamous will be all decked out for the season and open to the public Dec. 19, 20 and 22. (SS Sicamous)

Christmas just got cozy on the SS Sicamous in Penticton

SS Sicamous is also hosting a Christmas card fundraiser

The SS Sicamous will be all decked out for the season and open to the public Dec. 19, 20 and 22. (SS Sicamous)
Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)
Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)
(Pixabay image)

Wild horses spotted roaming along Highway 97 south of Penticton: DriveBC

DriveBC has updated its wildlife advisory between Pineview Drive and Sandhill Road

(Pixabay image)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
(Facebook- City of Penticton)

Another phase of Penticton’s lake-to-lake bike lane officially complete

Completion of the section comes with a number of traffic pattern changes

(Facebook- City of Penticton)
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)
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)
Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Fall Art Walk, Vees at the SOEC and the return of the downtown Light-Up festival

Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)