It’s known as the Western or Blue-Tailed Skink. Basically it’s an itty-bitty lizard that is officially listed as a “species of special concern” in our province – found only in the Southern Interior and Southeastern B.C. However, it seems they like to hang out on the grounds of Penticton Regi…

The countdown has begun for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – the national women’s curling championship being held in Penticton from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 at the SOEC. 

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This is final story in the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles which have appeared daily in the Penticton Herald over the past four weeks, highlighting Penticton Regional Hospital as it moves towards the opening of its new patient care tower in the spring of 2019.

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This article follows Wednesday’s story about anterior hip replacement surgeries at Penticton Regional Hospital.  It  is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in the Penticton Herald until Nov. 3, highlighting our hospital as it moves towards the opening of…

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This is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in the Penticton Herald until Nov. 3, highlighting Penticton Regional Hospital as it moves towards the opening of its new patient care tower in the spring of 2019.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The family of the late Gus Boersma graciously agreed to support publication of this story about Gus and the Penticton & District Stamp Club’s contribution to Penticton Regional Hospital. This is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in t…

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in the Penticton Herald until Nov. 3, highlighting Penticton Regional Hospital as it moves towards the opening of its new patient care tower in the spring of 2019.

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Physiotherapist Imara McLelland (front) and Angie Walls, a therapist assistant at Penticton Regional Hospital, add their names Thursday to the final steel beam to be placed in the new David E. Kampe Tower. Health Minister Adrian Dix will join local and regional dignitaries at an official “to…

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in the Penticton Herald until Nov. 3, highlighting Penticton Regional Hospital as it moves towards the opening of its new patient care tower in the spring of 2019.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of the “PRH: Making A Difference” series of articles appearing daily in the Penticton Herald until Nov. 3, highlighting Penticton Regional Hospital as it moves towards the opening of its new patient care tower in the spring of 2019.

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Having their name associated with Penticton Regional Hospital, linking both health and education, was an opportunity that definitely captured George and Sylvia Melville’s attention.

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Penticton physician Dr. Lloyd Westby falls after cramping up while arriving just a few metres from the finish line at the 3rd annual Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race off Powell Beach in Trout Creek on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Summerland Yacht Club, was a fundraiser for the South Okanagan…

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The Rotary Club of Penticton has added to its support of the SOS Medical Foundation’s drive to supply the medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. Rotary president Paul Varga (centre) and campaign chair Ben Amos (right) present the Foundation’s Carey Bornn with anothe…

It’s not often I get to wax poetic about art – especially in a hospital. But everyone involved in the June 14 launch of The Healing Power of Art exhibit was totally enthused about the art and photographs which will be on display for the next three months in the PRH cafeteria.

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Nick and Trudy Krabbendam are already generous supporters of Penticton Regional Hospital, having made a $30,000 donation in 2015.

As Penticton Regional Hospital’s new six-storey patient care tower continues to rise impressively, the first bills are now starting to arrive at the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.

EllisDon Infrastructure is still relatively new to the South Okanagan, but they’re eager to take an active role in our community.

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Welcome to the first in a series of stories dedicated to profiling the people who keep the wheels moving at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH). These stories will showcase various people, their roles, and highlight the improvements the new patient care tower will provide to their work and the…

This is my first opportunity to stand up and applaud the naming of Penticton Regional Hospital’s new patient care tower in honour of David Kampe.

It’s really a sidewalk superintendent’s dream come true. It’s quite amazing to watch how quickly construction is progressing on the new six-storey patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Work on the second floor is now well underway.

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Gus Boersma of the Penticton & District Stamp Club and Andrina Iliffe, constituency assistant to South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings, unveil the “cover” of a rendering by Randy Manuel. On the first day, the Stamp Club sold out a limited edition of 99 covers of Penticton’s fi…

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Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, has re-upped its commitment to the community by donating $150,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for the new Patient Care Tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital.

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Princeton Rotary’s upcoming annual wine festival will provide a regional boost for Penticton Regional Hospital.

A bit of heart-warming news might be welcome on what has been a rather frigid January. Thanks to our hundreds of donors throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen, the SOS Medical Foundation’s annual Christmas appeal was an incredible success.

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Ed and Lucille Propp could probably thank the polka for their 31 years of marriage. It all started one evening in 1985.

It's challenging writing a story without a direct quote from the subject.

Editor’s note: This the fifth in a series of articles counting down the top 10 news stories of 2016, as voted by staff at the Penticton Herald. The top story will be revealed Jan. 2.

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