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Local news for Penticton, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

16 hrs ago | The Penticton Western

Conservation group pitches property levies for $500,000 fund

A plan to create a conservation fund through a levy on the region's property owners has now gained preliminary approval from two local governments.

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20 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Flying through memories

Staring at the gleaming, silver B-25 Mitchell bomber on the tarmac at Penticton Regional Airport Monday, tears welled up in Hank Siemen's eyes as memories came flooding back.

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Related Topix: Canada, US Military, North America, World News, US Air Force

Yesterday | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Short stories, poems sought for contest

The Penticton Writers and Publishers group is calling for entries to the 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award contest, a creative writing contest open to emerging writers of short fiction and poetry.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Poetry

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Castanet.net

Penticton council highlights

A public hearing on allowing the sale of alcohol at the Penticton Farmers Market will take place Monday night in council chambers.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

SUNDAY: Aviation buff looks skyward in Pitt Meadows

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Pitt Meadows Day Airport Day Sunday, where they'll enjoy static exhibits, educational booths, children's activities, hot air balloon rides, and an air show.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Jobs minister applauds Penticton-area businesses

Five local businesses received visits Friday from B.C.'s job minister, who thanked them for helping build the next generation of tradespeople.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Crews gain ground on trio of fires in Penticton area

Fire information from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and B.C. Wildfire Management Branch as of Saturday at 8 a.m. No change from previous report.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Campbell Mountain fire update

As of Friday morning, the fire on Campbell Mountain was fully contained according to Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding.

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The Asian Pacific Post

Maple Batalia: keeping the memory alive

On September 28, 2011, the loss of Maple Batalia had ripple affects across British Columbia.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

CCMA award nominations for Cressman and Invictus

Jim Cressman is becoming an entertainment mogul in Canada, netting a number of Canadian Country Music Association nominations this week.

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The Osoyoos Times

Campfire ban imposed as fire risk reaches extreme

A fire and thick smoke enshroud vegetation off Old Richter Pass Road Wednesday afternoon, July 9. The fire was believed to have been started with a cigarette.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Nerve News

Wildfire caused by hot weather still rampant in west Canada

Firefighters in Canada's west province of British Columbia were still busy on Wednesday putting out the wildfire which was fanned by hot and dry winds across the province, although no casualty has been reported.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, North America, Canada, World News,

Red Deer Advocate

Air Spray busy during fire season

With forest fires raging in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories - as well as in the United States - Air Spray Ltd. has been moving its aircraft like chess pieces in an effort to defeat the flames.

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Castanet.net

Historic hotel fires

The old Keremeos Hotel is the latest historic hotel to be destroyed by fire in the Okanagan and surrounding areas.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Award-winning artists

Representing the North Island Festival of the Performing Arts, students Matthew Krell, Carter Johnson and Towa Stewart, all placed at the B.C. Provincials recently held in Penticton.

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CBC News

Nude sunbathers expose concerns at Penticton's Three Mile beach

Clothing optional sunbathing is no longer allowed at Three Mile Beach near Penticton, B.C. The owner of a beachfront property near Penticton, B.C., says nude sunbathers who have been using his land for decades, are now ruining his attempts to sell it.

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KDWN

At Elvis Fest, impersonations are reverent tribute

The white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don't want to be called Elvis impersonators.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Canada, Hays, KS, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies

Examiner.com

Utah's horse world - Keep your horse comfortable on the trail

Now that you, as a confident, seasoned rider, are comfortable heading out on the trail, assured that you're dressed in practical apparel and taking along the right accessories to enhance your experience, you'll want to evaluate your tack and supplies to be certain you're providing for your horse's optimum well-being.

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Related Topix: West Bountiful, UT, Lindon, UT, Lehi, UT, Spanish Fork, UT, Canada

Mon Jul 14, 2014

24 Hours

Funding to add Metro Vancouver bike lanes

People in Metro Vancouver love to cycle, but not all communities have easy access to bike routes, such as the one on False Creek.

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The Richmond Review

B.C.'s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elder's Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9, including Elders and dignitaries from across British Columbia.

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