Mike Barrett saw death up-close regularly in his work as a coroner, but it was a trip to India in 2016 that opened his heart to the true meaning of life.
Gusty winds made tent setups difficult for approximately 100 people who attended a rally in support of the homeless Friday afternoon in a downtown Penticton park, although the organizer was quick to note some of the city’s most vulnerable will soon be at the mercy of the weather 24 hours a day.
A one-punch assault two years ago on a Penticton beach that left the brain-damaged victim unable to work resulted Friday in a five-year prison term for the attacker.
Federal officials sat down for a second virtual meeting this week with local politicians responsible for some of the areas proposed for inclusion in a new South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Reserve.
The third season of “Rust Valley Restorers” features yet another connection to the South Okanagan as an Oliver born-and-raised fabricator is hitting TV screens for the first time.
If there’s anyone who deserves a free massage right about now, it’s the care aide who’s working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to take care of others.
Interior Health says there will be no impacts on clients when it brings addictions counselling in-house later this year, but the non-profit agency currently under contract to provide those services in Penticton isn’t so sure.
A war of words erupted Wednesday between Penticton’s mayor and a provincial cabinet minister over city council’s decision to mandate a winter homeless shelter close as planned March 31.
In the face of non-stop public safety complaints and an overstretched RCMP detachment, Penticton council has asked staff to develop a fully costed plan to beef up the city’s bylaw services department to help fill the gaps.
Two firefighters tumbled into frigid water themselves Tuesday as they worked to rescue a man who’d fallen through weak ice on a West Kelowna lake.
B.C.’s housing minister says there are 1,000 tents and sleeping bags stored in a BC government warehouse and some of them could be headed to a homeless camp in Penticton thanks to city council’s decision Tuesday to close a downtown emergency shelter as planned at the end of March.
A 16-member task force is having no trouble coming up with ways for the City of Penticton to spend millions of dollars on COVID-19 recovery efforts.
A local prolific offender has been arrested while sleeping behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle for the second time in seven months, according to the RCMP.
In what will be a first for the modern B.C. public education system, a Penticton school is planning this spring to begin offering a kindergarten-style program to four-year-olds as part of a broader shift in philosophy surrounding early learning.
Extended hours are now in effect at local landfills in anticipation of the busy summer months, but Penticton residents are still being advised to consider taking some waste out of town to save time.
Krista Maclean and Justin Gabriel were the grand-prize winners of The Herald’s “Nominate Your Valentines” contest. The couple, pictured with their dog Arlo, won a prize package which included a couples photo shoot by Xposed Moments and Beauty & The Blade, a three-month gym membership for…
Health-care workers have reacted with compassion and sensitivity when treating Indigenous people with COVID-19 and drug overdoses, a Westbank First Nation councillor says.
Thanks to assistance from a COVID-19 restart grant, Summerland council has locked in a 2021 budget containing a modest 1.65% tax increase while also socking away money for a rainy day
Residents in the most heavily taxes area of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are invited to a virtual town hall meeting later this week to learn more about the 2021 budget.
Dog tags for canine companions in the regional district will soon be renewable online, but still need to be renewed annually, after the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) updated its dog control bylaw Thursday prompting discussion on the possibility for a one-time dog license f…
The Osoyoos Desert Centre is getting a new boardwalk and the Nk'Mip Cultural Centre is getting new programming and funds to construct a pit house thanks to economic recovery funding for tourism.
Local gearhead JF Launier is once again returning to the popular History series Rust Valley Restorers now in its third season premiering this week -- featuring one of his favourite projects to date.
The former treasurer of the Oliver Elementary School parental advisory committee who pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the school is set to be sentenced in August.