Lawyers argue for a living, but they can at least agree that recent court closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting people’s right to a speedy trial and could potentially result in some going free.
Esplanade Park, which has long been home to shifting populations of homeless people, is closed until further notice for wildfire mitigation work, the City of Penticton announced this week.
VANCOUVER — Federal and provincial governments are facing a “potential disaster” if more protections and social-distancing guidelines aren’t extended to migrant agricultural workers, advocates say. The warning comes days after 14 migrant workers at a West Kelowna nursery tested positive for …
Ordinary citizens can’t be left out of recommendations for COVID-19 recovery that are being developed by a group of local business leaders, Penticton’s mayor warned Tuesday.
In a bid to help residents protect their mental health, the District of Summerland is partnering with a community agency to host a free webinar next week.
WEST KELOWNA — The federal and provincial governments are facing a “potential disaster” if more protections and social-distancing guidelines aren’t extended to migrant agricultural workers, advocates say.
The spread of COVID-19 is slowing across B.C., but continued vigilance is needed to guard against a resurgence of the disease, says B.C.’s medical health officer.
We’re starting to get a better picture of what learning will look like for B.C.’s K-12 students as school resumed this week, following a two-week spring break in most school districts.
Should the COVID-19 pandemic take a firm grip on the South Okanagan, local health workers will likely run out of personal protective equipment, says one of the doctors on the front lines.
After a years-long struggle with alcohol, all of the answers to Kelly Kahanyshyn’s problems were found at the bottom of a bottle – a pill bottle.
An inmate at the Okanagan Correctional Centre has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Thursday, leading a Penticton lawyer to suggest it’s time to consider releasing non-violent offenders.
This angler’s creel is part of the Penticton Museum collection. There is no attributed donor but it can be assumed that it was probably used locally. Anglers used creels to store fish, which would be inserted through the slot in the top.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns from the Penticton and District Stamp Club, members of which will take turns writing under the club’s name.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is encouraging communities to maintain strong, social connections at a distance as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province.
A wave of community support has left one Penticton assisted living facility stocked to the brim with donations as it looks to keep both staff and residents safe.