Due to overwhelming demand, venue space has been expanded so more people can see former Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he’s in Kelowna March 12.

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A man charged earlier this year with committing a string of sexual offences against children in Summerland more than a decade ago has now been arrested.

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The city is asking for the public’s feedback on the latest plans released for the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre facelift.

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SUMMERLAND — The recent appointments of head of school and director of recruitment and marketing complete the senior team at Unisus Schools in Summerland.

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City councillors have put the brakes on an attempt to raise the speed limit in the heart of Penticton’s downtown core.

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A man has been sentenced to six months in jail for dangerous driving in connection with a wild scene outside a Penticton home in December.

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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.

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

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The names of all directors from the Penny Lane Society will be immortalized in bronze at the soon-to-be-opened Summerland Skate Park.

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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.

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“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.

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James Miller’s family may be in Spruce Grove, Alta., but the Penticton Vees hockey player didn’t feel alone on Family Day.

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SUMMERLAND — It’s been a productive 100 days for Summerland Mayor Toni Boot and council, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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.

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Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts will be reuniting and making a special appearance at this year’s Penticton Peach Festival.

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A new multi-age child-care centre is coming to Queen’s Park Elementary School, and is gearing up to open its doors in early March.

Oliver will have its third Chief Financial Officer  in only a matter of months when Kent Levang officially begins his new job on Feb. 25.

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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.

Rock scaling resumed Wednesday at the Highway 97 slide side after work ended early Tuesday because of wind and snow.

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Who knew there could be such beauty in jars full of pill bottle caps, empty vials and other medical waste?

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There's no real secret to what makes for a happy marriage, Harvey and Jessie Burton explain.

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

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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A stakeholders meeting set to be hosted by Parks Canada has been cancelled only 24 hours before it was scheduled to happen.

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West Kelowna – A pedestrian was treated in hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the highway Monday evening in Peachland.

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A couple enjoys a winter stroll along Okanagan Lake in Penticton, Tuesday morning. How are you spending this snow day?

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Crews continue to see movement at the site of the slide that closed Highway 97 last week, with no estimated time of reopening.

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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.

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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.

Nine days after a rock slide forced a portion of Highway 97 to shut down, a faster – and much safer – detour has opened.

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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…