A plan to put up a contemporary, five-storey building on historic Front Street in downtown Penticton was rejected by a unanimous decision of city council on Tuesday night.
New benches and shelters for transit users will appear in Penticton later this year, but it’s snow removal around the existing ones that most concerns the mayor right now.
A proposed 3.6 per cent tax increase would help the City of Penticton address so-called emerging priorities through the creation of 7.5 new staff positions, according to a summary of the 2019 budget that will be presented today to council.
A photo contest hosted by the City of Penticton to find art for its website redesign has now drawn to a close, but there’s still time to get involved and vote for your favourite.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” is hitting Centre Stage Theatre this week courtesy of Summerland Secondary students, and drama teacher Heather Ayris promises it will be better than the Broadway show.
OLIVER — Martin Johansen knew he had some big — and very popular — shoes to fill when he was elected as Oliver’s mayor in last October’s municipal election.
The Herald will not publish a print edition on Monday due to the Family Day holiday. Our offices will also be closed for the day and reopen at the regular time Tuesday.
OLIVER — Property owners in Oliver are facing a second consecutive year of nine per cent tax increases, but most of the taxes are going toward paying for what is expected to be a substantial increase in policing costs three or four years down the road.
OLIVER — The intermediate students and teachers at Senpaqcin school recent hosted the Kairos blanket exercise as part of their inquiry into how systems of governance shape the lives of people.
MERRITT, B.C. -- The family of a ranch manager who went missing near Merritt, B.C., is asking for information nearly three weeks after the 32-year-old was last seen.
OLIVER — Members of Oliver council heard the harsh reality of how policing costs are expected to increase substantially once the town’s population officially exceeds 5,000 in the next three years.
OLIVER — Oliver council has decided, for the time being, to not send a letter to senior levels of government requesting a referendum that would allow residents in Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos to decide whether they want to proceed with a national park reserve for the South Okanagan-Similkameen.
The president of the BC Fruit Growers’ Association says government-enforced wage hikes combined with growing challenges related to spring flooding and summer drought have brought the Okanagan’s fruit-growing industry “to the tipping point.”
Julius Bloomfield is a realtor in Penticton and was recently elected to his first term on Penticton city council. Herald reporter Melanie Eksal caught up with Bloomfield to learn more about his life, ambitions for council, and of course … his favourite soccer team.
Dilshaan Dhaliwal is your average 13-year-old. He spends his days in school studying science, English and social studies and his free time playing basketball and soccer. But these days, he doesn’t take any of these activities for granted.
A water main on Nanaimo Avenue W. burst Sunday evening, flooding the sidewalk and impacting five commercial businesses, including The Herald and Deimos Escape Room.
The City of Penticton responded to a broken water main near Desmios Escape Room at the corner of Nanaimo Ave. W. and Winnipeg Street, tonight around 5:15 p.m.. Water began flooding on to the sidewalk and the curbs. The break was likely due to the cold weather. No damage was done to inside an…