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Standing up at a public hearing to give city council a piece of your mind is a thing of the past – at least for now.

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.

The fire dispatch centre for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received the following calls:

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 …

Cash-strapped students at Okanagan College, many of whom have lost jobs in the hospitality industry, can now tap a $188,000 relief fund.

Weed-control efforts in Okanagan Lake are deemed an essential service and will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic, valley politicians heard Tuesday.

The observance of World Health Day was marked Tuesday by some hopeful news about the slowing spread of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region.

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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.

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson is hosting a second town hall Wednesday night to keep abreast of issues in the province.

The Okanagan Correctional Centre was operating well under capacity as of April 2, the day it was revealed an inmate had tested positive for COVID-19.

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B.C.’s top court has nearly halved the sentence handed down to a woman involved in a bizarre attempted baby-snatching two years ago in Osoyoos.

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OSOYOOS — Mayor Sue McKortoff has a simple message for B.C. residents who might have plans to visit family and friends in Osoyoos Easter weekend.

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.

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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.

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Five recommendations from the Economic Recovery Task Force will be presented to Penticton city council Tuesday at its first-ever virtual meeting.

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Two managers have been laid off and more cuts are being considered as the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A popular program that separates people from their bulky waste items has been shelved for 2020.

The fire dispatch centre for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received the following calls:

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Alberta singer-songwriter Corb Lund’s visit to Penticton has been postponed six months.

The following were the five most-read stories on The Herald’s website for the week of March 29 - April 4, 2020.

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.

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Lunch is back on at Penticton’s soup kitchen, thanks to a timely donation from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

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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.

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The City of Penticton announced that 20% of its workforce will be immediately laid off due to the present COVID-19 crisis.

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Lunch is back on at Penticton’s soup kitchen, thanks to a timely donation from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

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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.

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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.

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If you listen closely, you may just hear the sound of a new tradition beginning in Penticton.

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.

The fire dispatch centre for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received the following calls:

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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.

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This brass bugle was used by E.N. Vernon of Kaleden during his First World War service in France.

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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.