Penticton News

9/15/2014

Princeton Wildfire

-------UPDATE 9/16/2014--------The fire is now 90 percent contained.  30 firefighers are on scene aided by 3 heavy equipment machines and airtankers. 14 firefighters worked on the fire overnight. There are structures in the area, but no evacuation alerts or ... Read More...
9/15/2014

Wildfire Risks

Conditions remain dry in the South Okanagan. The Kamloops Fire Centre warns that the fire danger rating is still hovering around moderate to high even though it is late in the season. They ask that you use all caution with ... Read More...
9/13/2014

21 Months in Jail for Former Penticton Councillor

  A former Penticton councillor who pleaded guilty to a pair of sexual assault charges in January has finally been sentenced.  Gary Leaman was handed a 21-month jail sentence and a 27-month probation order on Friday in a Penticton courtroom.  ... Read More...
9/12/2014

Boonstock Policing Costs

The RCMP have released policing numbers from the Boonstock Music Festival. They say that 150 police files were opened which included 38 prisoners held but those numbers don't accurately reflect the event. Superintendent Kevin Hewco says that due to concerns ... Read More...
9/12/2014

City in a Slump

After the City of Penticton sent a letter to 75-year-old senior Elvena Slump many backers came out to support the senior saying that Slump has the right to criticize the Council. "Free speech is dead in Penticton," said the 75-year-old ... Read More...
9/12/2014

9/11 Ceremony - Penticton

Mayor Gary Litke read a proclamation which announced that 9/11 is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Penticton Fire Chief Wayne Williams says it is important to remember not just ... Read More...