We're familiar with the feeling of coming out of another Okanagan winter, but this season was unlike any of us have never seen before, occuring in the midst of the pandemic.

It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting down in early 2015 to write my farewell column as a reporter with the Penticton Herald. Here we are six years later, and I’m doing the same thing – only this time saying farewell as Director of Development and Communications at the South Okanag…

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Funding for a second CT scanner at Penticton Regional Hospital is now in place — thanks to the support of donors throughout the region.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s 15th annual Tree of Dreams campaign is looking to complete the $3-million fundraising effort for a second CT at Penticton Regional Hospital.

The recent winter-like weather not only caught us all by surprise, but for our team at the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation it also served as a reminder it’s time to prepare for our annual Tree of Dreams campaign.

I’ll never forget the day when Dennis Ebner of the Penticton Christopher Society phoned the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation office and said their organization had a little something for us. We soon found out that “little something” was a great big surprise!

It’s been a very unique summer to say the least. First it was rain, rain, rain — then Mother Nature cranked up the heat, as we all remained nervous about our health.

These are certainly unsettling days to say the very least. Yet it is in times of uncertainty such as this that we see the best of our community emerge.

Who thought bricks would be so popular? Residents throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen have come through again in support of Penticton Regional Hospital.

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…

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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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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.