VICTORIA - A one-time allocation of $3.7 million will support Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) in leading the Indigenous tourism industry to its pre-pandemic levels of success by 2024.


VICTORIA — The B.C. government is providing a $1-million grant to expand access to resources aimed at preventing overdose deaths in the trades.

A student-run investment fund would provide bursaries and grants to Okanagan College students, its founders say.

Just in time for Christmas, the Penticton Lakeside Resort skating rink is now open for the season. The rink is open to the public from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. daily (bring your own skates). Hot chocolate, refreshing beverages and a nice meal are available after your skate in one of the resort’s thr…


Chartered professional accountants Long-Haggerty Robertson LLP helped five different families in need this holiday season with toys and clothing through their Toy & PJ Drive. Pictured are, from left, Jane Long-Haggerty, Courtney Shaw and Kelly Robertson.

RPR Heating and Air Conditioning and Ideal Energy Solutions celebrated their upcoming partnership this past Saturday by donating 100 free turkey dinners in Penticton plus 100 in Princeton. From left, Terry Olfert, co-owner RPR Heating and Air Conditioning, Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne and S…

A potential data breach due to possible malware on Big White’s servers has prompted an alert from the resort’s CEO.

A few lucky drivers had no lineups as the gas bar at Costco’s new Kelowna location opened Friday on Baron Road selling regular for 134.9 cents per litre, about a dozen cents cheaper than other Kelowna stations. It won’t be until January when the new Costco warehouse, 30% larger than the exis…

Following the Provincial Health Order in September for proof of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations to enter restaurants for dine-in, Theo’s owner Gregory Condonopoulos took immediate action.

Suddenly, it was 1985 again. Staff at Penticton Nissan got in the Halloween spirit, Friday, dressing for work as their favourite WWE wrestlers. From left, Brad Simmonds (as Hulk Hogan), Steve Allan (Stone Cold Steve Austin), Mike Turner (kneeling, Shawn Micheals), Scott Barber (Randy Macho M…

A Kelowna investment portfolio manager had inadequate compliance systems, record-keeping, and financial reporting, an investigation has found.


An official ribbon cutting took place at THE STUDIO by pure gym & juicery today at 42 Westminster Ave. W., which is located beside HSBC.

The Barking Parrot held an unannounced customer appreciation evening, Friday at the pub. Preparing free burgers were, from left, Myles Thibodeau, Barking Parrot Drinks Development Supervisor; Jeff Christenson, Barking Parrot Sous Chef; Marty O’Hara; Barking Parrot Bar Manager and Dan Vichitt…


CALGARY — Gasoline prices shattered all-time records in many parts of the country this week, just in time for Canadians to hit the highway for the Thanksgiving long weekend.

More than 20 employees of United Way of British Columbia will become members of CUPE 1760 following a ruling by the Labour Relations Board of B.C.

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OROVILLE, Wash. — After more than 30 years, an Oroville business, that was popular with Canadians, is closing following the death of the owner.


McHappy Day in support of Ronald McDonald House is on all day today (Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021) at McDonald's restaurants in Penticton (Walmart and Main Street) and Osoyoos.

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Victoria’s cruise-ship industry would be devastated if an Alaska senator has her way and makes permanent an exemption that allows large cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports, says the head of the Greater Victoria H­arbour Authority.

Thanks to the assistance of The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) and the Rural Business and Community Recovery (RBCR) Program, Summerland Chamber of Commerce has completed their hiring of a new business recovery advisor.

“Max,” a lovable rescue owned by Penticton’s Dave Ramey, celebrated International Dog Day on Aug. 26. Max is a shop dog at RPR Heating & Air Conditioning in Penticton and loves all people and other dogs.

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RyanGraham of Bluewater Cannabis on Nanaimo Ave. W. (centre) yucks it up with Cody St. Godard, left and Paul Dhillon, both from Phyto Extractions. A customer appreciation was held Saturday afternoon in the downtow

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Valentina Carloni remembers exactly how money much her business made on the first day she owned Il Vecchio Delicatessen.

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The 34th Annual Business Excellence Awards has recognized businesses, organizations and individuals in Penticton and area that have achieved excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives since 1987.