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  1. UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. Residents living on Wood Lake watched as numerous air tankers dropped into the lake to grab water to help douse a wildfire burning need Dee Lake Road. Denise Weldon tells Castanet News the tankers have slowed down, but many boaters were in the way on Monday. “Need to...
  2. Penticton airport will be celebrating its birthday this month, and wants the community to join the fun. Sunday July 22 will be Airport Day, to mark the 76th consecutive year that the airport has been operating in the region. The celebration aims to highlight the benefits of having an airport...
  3. Police have confirmed one person lost their life in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Oliver on Saturday. Investigators believe a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line around 2:45 p.m. near Road 18 and side-swiped a northbound vehicle before crashing head-on into an oncoming motorcycl...
  4. I love people watching. Recently, I was at a family wedding and had the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little human observation. I hadn’t seen much of this branch of the family for many years, because they are spread over two continents, neither of which is North America. The last t...
  5. The City of Penticton has completed the process to expand its southeast boundaries near Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park by about 300 acres. A report going before council Tuesday indicates the city’s new boundaries have now been formally accepted by the provincial government. The move was at th...
  6. The former RCMP constable who fired a Taser at a Polish immigrant at Vancouver's airport has dropped his appeal of a 30-month jail sentence he received after being convicted of perjury. Kwesi Millington's lawyer Brock Martland confirmed his client decided to give up his appeal, but declin...
  7. A large portion of Kelowna's Waterfront Park will be closed to the general public on Tuesday to make way for an outdoor concert. In order to accommodate a concert by The Bahamas on the Island Stage, the island stage, lakefront promenade and the south end of Tugboat Beach will be closed to tic...
  8. A Penticton mother has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for being caught selling fentanyl from the slot machines of the old Penticton Lakeside casino in 2016. Jennifer Montgomery, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking after...
  9. UPDATE 5:40 p.m. Vineyard workers north of Osoyoos assisted the Oliver fire department in knocking down a large brush fire on the Black Sage Bench. Senior mechanic with Mission Hill wines David Miller said a fellow employee at the vineyard is a volunteer with the local fire department and rece...
  10. The Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon is hosting educational events throughout the summer. On Monday kids and their parents learned about the cycle of life for a butterfly. "First it starts off as the egg or larva," said Sarah Noble, program assistant. "Once that egg hatches it...