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With a golf course, winery, cannabis shops and residential developments already in its investment portfolio, the Osoyoos Indian Band has now set its sights on building a community gaming centre.

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The B.C. Law Society on Tuesday fined a Penticton lawyer $15,000 after he admitted to five counts of professional misconduct.

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After getting hit with a bill for $600 from a U.S. ticket reseller for an upcoming show at the South Okanagan Events Centre, an Oliver woman is warning others to be careful when shopping online.

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A signature promise in the 2020 B.C. budget that will see the provincial sales tax applied to sugary drinks was dreamed up by a Kelowna doctor, says Penticton MLA Dan Ashton, who helped push the idea forward to government.

The following were the five most-read stories on The Herald’s website for the week of Feb. 10-17, 2020

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Penticton city council has quietly dropped three regular meetings from its schedule in what the mayor describes as an effort to free up staff resources and better utilize citizens’ committees.

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

The first meeting of the year for 100 Men Who Care is set for Tug’s Tap House in downtown Penticton on Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

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After a near-record level of building permit values in 2019, activity fell off sharply in Penticton in January – even lower than Summerland.

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If your property has been hit by flooding in recent years, then it’s time to start preparing for the possibility of more high water this spring, according to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

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VANCOUVER — A fifth case of the novel coronavirus has been presumptively confirmed in British Columbia, bringing the total number of cases in Canada to eight.

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Editor’s note: We asked the Ministry of Justice for a tour of the shop at the Okanagan Correctional Centre and to do in-person interviews with inmates and staff. However, the request was denied for security reasons. Instead, the ministry supplied us with all of the information and quotes tha…

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If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a romantic moment with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, make sure to spare a thought for the florists working overtime to help set the scene.

Public consultation has officially kicked off on a plan to raise development cost charges in Penticton ahead of a broader review of the scheme.

Middle-aged men who love hockey and have a few pounds to lose are invited to join a new healthy-living study being offered by the City of Penticton in partnership with the Penticton Vees and Western University.

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

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Ante (Tony) Jukic vividly recalls the night when he and his wife-to-be Gisela crossed the border into Italy from Slovenia during the upheaval of post-war Europe.

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Investigators are trying to piece together the final moments in the life of a Summerland cyclist, whose lifeless body was discovered Wednesday on Dale Meadows Road near Gould Avenue.

Despite a plea from a school trustee to reconsider, Summerland council on Monday night gave its blessing to a fourth cannabis shop in the community.

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If he stands by his decision to have a jury decide his fate, John Brittain will seek to have his trial moved to the Lower Mainland, a judge heard Wednesday.

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While careful not to insult his predecessor, Penticton’s new RCMP commander didn’t mince words Wednesday when asked if he’ll take a tougher stand on crime.

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School trust accounts will not be raided to make up a larger budgetary shortfall, the chairman of the Okanagan Skaha school board, said Tuesday.

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Another 9% tax increase is in the cards for Oliver property owners.

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Matt Olsen, a talented, hard-working and outgoing student-athlete, is Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise Student of the Month for February.   

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Oliver’s northern gateway is being eyed for a delicious redevelopment.

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

A five-kilometre section of the Okanagan Rail Trail in the North Okanagan will be closed mornings and afternoons on weekdays for two months starting Feb. 10.

The following were the five most-read stories on The Herald’s website for the week of Feb. 3-10, 2020

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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles provided by South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services to The Herald and other local media. The series is intended to help introduce its clients and services to the broader community.

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Drug users are now being offered free take-home kits to test for the presence of fentanyl in their supply, Interior Health announced Monday.

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

Parents eager to find out more about School District 67’s finances will get their first chance to do so Tuesday.

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Police are asking for help finding a man involved in a road-rage incident last week on Highway 97 near Oliver.

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is celebrating 60 years of music making in the valley. As we geared up to perform our Diamond Anniversary Concert this weekend, I sat down with the OSO’s longest-standing member who joined the orchestra in 1976.

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Terry Olfert, owner and manager of RPR Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to announce the hiring of Dave Ramey as the sheet metal foreman at the fabrication shop in Penticton.

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There’s a silver lining to a controversial stamp commemorating the “Colored Hockey Championship,” released by Canada Post.

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Member of Parliament Richard Cannings gave a personal shout out to two Penticton businesses he says have “made a difference to community arts and culture.”

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Four additional chairs could be added to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board table as local politicians push the province to update the Local Government Act.

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Meghan Patrick will be rocking the South Okanagan Events Centre stage tomorrow night, and things may get just as wild as she is.

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