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Scotty Berg of Kelowna performs outside Blenz Coffee in Downtown Penticton, Saturday morning, as part of the Fresh BC Talent series which will be held every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon.

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The release of long pent-up demand has propelled Kelowna’s first ride-hailing service to great success in its first few days of operation, company officials say.

A new phase of loosening COVID-19 restrictions allows for movie theatres to be open with social-distancing guidelines in place. Brad Smith and his daughter Kinsley Poitras-Smith, age 6, were first in line to see "Trolls: World Tour," Friday at Landmark Cinemas in Penticton on what was the fi…

Party time is over at a vacation rental in Osoyoos that had become a major irritant to neighbours.

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Mounties are asking for the public’s help locating a Penticton woman who was reported missing June 30.

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The long-awaited return of the Young Stars Classic to Penticton will have to wait a while longer, the Vancouver Canucks announced this week.

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Booze is expected to continue flowing this summer at some Penticton parks and beaches under the terms of a pilot project meant to give local businesses a boost.

Southbound traffic on Government Street near Penticton Regional Hospital will be snarled for the next two weeks.

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A three-term Penticton mayor who currently serves as a city councillor remained in hospital Friday recovering from a stroke.

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During COVID-19, on the first Friday of each month, The Herald's editorial department presents an All Good-News Edition in its print edition.

Here is the complete list of scholarships and bursaries awarded this year to students graduating from Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver.

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With support from its members, Interior Savings has given a $150,000 financial boost to non-profit organizations across the Thompson, Okanagan and Nicola regions

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KELOWNA - The behaviour of a Kelowna police officer during the arrest of a distressed university student under the Mental Health Act is of “deep concern” to the region’s top Mountie.

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Providing food and sanitization supplies products for numerous local families struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic is a labour of love, says the boss at a local non-profit that has had to change the way it assists members..

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Even if you’ve never met Penticton retiree Bob Rietveld, you’ve probably seen his vehicle: a bright-yellow Hummer H2 with big decals of the Canadian and U.S. flags splashed across the side of it that is really hard to miss.

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

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Their roles have nearly reversed, but Rob Fleming and Dan Ashton are still talking about the importance of maintaining rural schools in the South Okanagan.

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Local politicians used their Canada Day platforms to appeal for unity during these turbulent times.

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As dignitaries gathered Wednesday in Summerland under a Canadian flag to celebrate what makes the country great, a resident of a nearby apartment building displayed a much different flag that has become synonymous with hate.

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SUMMERLAND — Penticton Search and Rescue is being credited for creating a happy ending, Tuesday evening, when a rope rescue saved a frightened and shivering dog who was left stranded on a rock in dangerous waters.

VICTORIA — Residents at long-term care facilities in British Columbia are now able to have in-person visits after months of being limited to virtual meetings or phone calls because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penticton’s own Hoodoo Adventures was one of 62 small businesses across Canada to earn a $10,000 grant to help retool for the COVID-19 era.

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A powerline technician in Summerland is being credited with saving a home – and possibly someone’s life – while on the job last week.

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After raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the betterment of Penticton over the past nine decades, age has finally caught up with a local women’s charity group.

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A stop work order was posted Tuesday at a property on Green Mountain Road where an apparent recycling operation has sparked health concerns.

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Mounties are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who’s alleged to have committed an indecent act last week near a Penticton park.

The following were the five most-read stories on The Herald’s website for the week ending June 27, 2020.

Emergency fire crews responded to the following 911 calls for service within the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen.

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VICTORIA — First Nations in British Columbia have been largely successful in keeping COVID-19 out of their communities by strictly following health guidelines and relying on the advice of elders about smallpox and tuberculosis that decimated Indigenous populations, say health officials.

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With water flowing through in near-record volume, the City of Penticton has issued a warning to people who plan to float the Okanagan River channel in the comings days.

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Work began this week on a project that will roll out a total of 25 kilometres of new fencing along the Coquihalla Highway to help keep drivers and wildlife from meeting.

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a six-part series introducing the pieces in the Penticton public sculpture program for 2020-21. Articles are being supplied by Robin Robertson, who helps run the program under contract to the City of Penticton.