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Friday | Castanet.net

Gary Leaman gets jail time

An ex-Penticton city councillor was sentenced to 21 months in jail and 27 months probation in a Penticton courtroom on Friday. Judge Gale Sinclair handed down the sentence after hearing submissions from crown counsel Catherine Crockett and defence lawyer Michael Welsh.

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Friday Sep 12 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Stork Report: New arrivals

July 12: Born to Adam and Danielle Rosseel of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 12 oz., named Oaklyn Dayna .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Castanet.net

Integrity BC on Elvena Slump

Integrity BC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore a bond built on trust and confidence between citizens and their elected officials. The statement reads as follows: "Penticton city council needs to set down guidelines on the issuance of lawyer's letters following Mayor Garry Litke's arbitrary decision to have one sent to Elvena Slump, age 75, demanding apologies for alleged defamatory comments related to three senior staff at City Hall.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

100-Mile Book Club: Kamloops author comes through again

Ever since the success of Indian Horse , readers have been eagerly awaiting a new book from Kamloops author Richard Wagamese. Wagamese became a household name in 2013, when Indian Horse was a part of CBC's Canada Reads competition, and was the winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice Award.

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The Penticton Western

Perrino pulls plug on political career

After a dozen years on Summerland municipal council, including the last six in the mayor's chair, Janice Perrino will step away from politics. At the district's regular council meeting on Monday, Perrino announced she will not put her name forward for the Nov. 15 election.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Bittersweet goodbye for Penticton Museum curator

Peter Ord, the curator and manger of the Penticton Museum, has accepted a position as vice-president of archives, collections and knowledge with the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. "I really love this community and I'll miss Naramata," said Ord.

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GlobalNews

Teachers vote and students rally as dispute continues

Carrying signs with slogans like 'grade 12s for education' and 'no school is un-cool' students held a rally outside Liberal MLA Dan Ashton's Penticton office Wednesday. "We are out here to spread the message that we have a voice and we really care about getting back to school.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Castanet.net

Students take action

A small group of students gathered outside MLA Dan Ashton's office in Penticton on Wednesday to protest the fact they can't go to school. The effort was organized by three area students Gavin Pattman, Sinclaire Lovett and Caitie Shaw, who got the word out on Facebook.

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Brandon Sun

Police became security guards at music festival, requiring more cops, cost:RCMP

Mounties are criticizing the organizers of a summer music festival near Penticton, B.C., saying police were forced to step in as security guards for a company that failed to do its job. Instead of policing the three-day Boonstock Music Festival, RCMP Supt.

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Canada.com

Penticton RCMP say they became security guards at Boonstock music festival

Mounties are criticizing the organizers of a summer music festival near Penticton saying police were forced to step in as security guards for a company that failed to do its job. Instead of policing the three-day Boonstock Music Festival, RCMP Supt.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

RCMP say Boonstock policing costs topped $250,000

Mounties are calling on Boonstock Music Festival organizers to reimburse the B.C. government for $250,000 in policing costs associated with the event. In a press release issued Wednesday morning, Penticton RCMP Supt.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

GlobalNews

Penticton senior accused of defaming city staff

Last week, she received a letter from Vancouver law firm Harper Grey LLP, accusing her of defaming three top bureaucrats at the city of Penticton.

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Squamish Chief

Bridging communities

I've climbed for 20 years; become stronger, learned better technique, had accidents, learned from said accidents, did not die, explored my own limits, injured myself, was often scared, reached and surpassed some goals while stopped short on others.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Sweeney Todd tops on director's list

When the director of SoundStage Productions decided on her most recent musical, she went with a production she's been wanting to do for a long time.

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Sys-Con Media

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity in Rock-Climbing Incident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a rock-climbing incident near Penticton on Aug. 30, 2014.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Structurlam glued to international scene

Wood buyers from Japan and Korea toured the Structurlam plant in Okanagan Falls looking for an innovative solution for construction projections in their respective countries.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Castanet.net

Bobbitt hearing continues

The first portion of the hearing concluded in July, and resumed with four witnesses testifying in regards to an earlier incident in 2007.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Students fear for future as first day fizzles

Matthew Koster was supposed to be starting his final year of high school Tuesday, instead, he was part of a group of about 70 adults and young people gathered on Main Street near the library to protest the current labour dispute between teachers and the provincial government.

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The Penticton Western

Coroner identifies Seattle man who died climbing near Penticton

Stas Eric Gray, 31, had been scaling the cliffs with friends at Skaha Bluffs south of the city when he fell approximately eight metres to the ground below, the B.C. Coroners Service said Tuesday in a press release.

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Canada.com

Washington state man identified as victim in Okanagan rock-climbing accident

B.C. teachers were walking picket lines and rallying throughout the province Tuesday as a months-old dispute labour continued.

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