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OLIVER — Health care in the region has taken yet another step forward with the opening of the South Okanagan General Hospital’s newly renovated emergency department.

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Penticton city staff are confident a 180-unit rental development on the south side will push an increasing – but still miniscule – vacancy rate higher.

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Letting a member of the Penticton Indian Band slide on gun laws would send a “very dangerous message” to the public, a provincial judge heard Thursday.

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Mounties are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a gas station earlier this week in Princeton.

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Penticton Regional Hospital always tugged at Ken Jaggard’s heart strings.

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One person is dead following a crash Thursday afternoon that closed Highway 97 north of Summerland for several hours.

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

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Police say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking ring that was operating out of a house on Lakeside Road in Penticton.

An internal disciplinary hearing that could result in the firing of a Mountie formerly attached to an elite unit in Osoyoos will now be conducted behind closed doors.

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Highway 97 was closed in both directions north of Summerland for several hours Thursday afternoon due to a serious motor-vehicle incident.

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UPDATE: Photos posted on various social media sites appeared to show a passenger car had collided with a semi-truck about five kilometres north of Summerland near Callan Road. 

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A fresh round of grants from the South Okanagan Conservation Fund worth $221,000 has been approved by local politicians.

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A number of icy phone calls have left AIMRoads employees frostbitten as snow continues to hammer the South Okanagan.

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B.C.’s police watchdog has taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of a vehicle that could be key to an ongoing investigation into the death of a man who passed away last year following his arrest by members of the Penticton RCMP.

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Besides chattering teeth and rosy cheeks, the recent cold snap has also brought an interesting phenomenon to the Penticton waterfront.

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Eli Grant, an immensely gifted, highly motivated and industrious Grade 12 student at Penticton Secondary School, is Rotary Student of the Month for January. 

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Five new staff positions are included in the 2020 budget that now has preliminary approval from the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

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Working as a team, two Penticton RCMP officers last year investigated 188 impaired drivers – and that’s probably just scratching the surface of the problem, says one of the Mounties.

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Non-profit societies in Penticton are scrambling to lay out additional beds in temporary emergency shelters as bone-chilling temperatures continue.

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

In an effort to get a better handle on the needs of the local business community, the District of Summerland is partnering with the chamber of commerce on a new survey.

The following were the five most-read stories on The Herald’s website for the week of Jan. 6-13, 2020

The thought of suffering animals spurred Brad Pattison of Kelowna to organize a group of volunteers from across Canada to fly to Australia to help creatures trapped and fleeing from wildfires.

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Waste, food, oil, air, agriculture and climate change: those are just some of the environmental matters to be unpacked as the OC Speaker Series returns to Okanagan College’s Penticton campus this term.

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As the world grapples with the news of a civilian airliner being unintentionally shot down by Iranian missiles, killing all 176 onboard, a Penticton resident whose second cousin was on the flight hopes her story helps change people’s perspective of her home country.

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After one year of firing lawyers, self-representation and numerous other delays, one of the South Okanagan’s most notorious criminals has been acquitted of all charges.

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Mounties are asking for the public’s help locating a missing man.

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Michael Whitney still remembers the day he made the decision to take a leap of faith, leave a career in health care and return to school.

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It could be upwards of a year until South Okanagan residents are able to dispose of their organic waste at a regional composting facility, local politicians heard Thursday.

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

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One of B.C.’s most-wanted fugitives is behind bars after her arrest last week in Oliver.

UBC Okanagan engineering students have solved the problem that took several lives and cost Canadian charities thousands of dollars of lost income.

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