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  1. Rain not a challenge for athletes in PentictonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Canadian Olympian Brent McMahon from Victoria is the new Challenge Penticton half-distance champion with a time of 3 hours and 50 minutes. "I feel fantastic.

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  2. Challenge Penticton resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Castanet.net

    It was not a gold-medal finish, but Penticton triathlete Jeff Symonds said he is happy with his fourth-place finish at the 33rd edition of Valley First Challenge Penticton . Brent McMahon of Victoria came in first for mens professional category of the half triathlon with a time of 3:50:38.

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  3. Woman who led police on wild chase gets 14 monthsRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Daily News

    ... from Hillside psychiatric hospital, where she was transferred after experiencing mental problems and acting out in Penticton two days earlier, King stole a parked and running SUV from a West Victoria Street rental company. Driving at speeds up to ...

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  4. Victoria's Brent McMahon claims Challenge Penticton half distanceRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Penticton Western

    BRENT MCMAHON of Victoria quenches his thirst with water after winning the 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton half distance pro race on Sunday. McMahon, the Canadian Olympian, crossed the finish line at Okanagan Lake Park competing the 1.9-kilometre swim, 90-km bike and 21.1-km run in three hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds.

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  5. Skaha Bluffs theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Castanet.net

    Area climbers have joined forces with local authorities to do something about the rash of break-ins at Skaha Bluffs parking lot this year. Rolf Ryback, regional director and vice president of the Climbers Access Society of B.C., said in August he met with the RCMP, Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit, Parks BC and Tourism Penticton, as well as others.

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  6. Steam strengthens crease depth in a tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Monk of Langley. Monk played for the Valley West Hawks posting two assists in nine games. The team also signed Penticton's Michael McLean. The Steam management of general manager Gregg Wilson, director of player personal Mike Rigby and coach John ...

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  7. Clearwater sole exception to regional campfire banRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2012 | Daily News

    ... it was easier for forestry to manage. And that doesn't make sense." The region now includes six fire zones: Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Lillooet and Clearwater, which starts around Little Fort. And with the new regions, tourist operators don't ...

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  8. Valley stars in commercialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Castanet.net

    U.S. sports retail giant Under Armour is using the Okanagan as the backdrop for its latest ad campaign to promote its "charged cushioning footwear technology." The 60-second commercial, featuring reigning NHL MVP Cary Price of the Montreal Canadians and national soccer team member Kaylyn Kyle, was recently shot in Kelowna and Penticton.

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  9. New signs aimed at increasing awareness about Okanagan Lake fishRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Kelowna Capital News

    ... and has been successful in other lakes in the region. But she said the dam at the south end of the lake in Penticton is currently an impediment to the salmon making it into Okanagan and finding spawning grounds. She also said the current drought is ...

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  10. Race week underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Castanet.net

    ... young, and now I get to give back." Many of the participants were repeat runners. Among them, Ciaran Lawrence of Penticton, who was entering the 1K for the sixth year in a row. "He was pushed in a stroller at three months old the first time," said ...

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  11. TGIF: Concerts and events listings for the South OkanaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Matheson, and there will be live jazz both nights by the Martin Street Trio. - Thrash Wrestling is back at the Penticton Legion hall for Hard Knocks, with Penticton's own Lost Apes performing at half-time. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance ...

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  12. Mayor OK with rainbowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Castanet.net

    Kelowna installed rainbow crosswalks this month, Penticton is talking about it, but so far it hasn't been brought up in Vernon. Kelowna introduced rainbow crosswalks to some controversy earlier this month, Penticton is talking about it now, but so far no one has approached Vernon city council about the idea.

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  13. Strong pro field set to battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    The half distance of the 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton will feature the best pro field in more than a decade. Local athletes Jeff Symonds and Jen Annett are part of an impressive field of 49. They are joined by Canadian Olympian Brent McMahon, Carrie Lester, the two-time champion with Symonds, Trevor Wurtele, winner of the first Ironman Canada in Whistler, defending half-distance champ Alistair Eeckman , three-time Xterra world champion Melanie McQuaid, three-time Ironman and now Ultra502K Canada champ Kate Bevilaqua and Karen Thibodeau, to name a few.

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  14. Vees facing tough choicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    BEN BRAR, a Penticton Vees recruit, tries to tip this shot past Shane Farkas during training camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Brar played last season with the Yale Hockey Academy in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.

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  15. Okanagan forecast: a change this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | GlobalNews

    Some improvement in visibility allowed for greater daytime heating and as a result areas near Penticton peaked in the low 30's for a high Thursday. Visibility at the Penticton airport changed from 5 km near noon to 16 km at 3pm Thursday afternoon.

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  16. Penticton challenge gaining momentum.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | GlobalNews

    The third annual Valley First Challenge Penticton is in full swing. Organizers have been trying to ramp up the number of participants since the Ironman went to Whistler.

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  17. Local artists launch factory for creativityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Martin Street location is around 6,000 square ft., which offers enough space to cater to a large cross-section of Penticton's artistic community. Two rooms in the gallery have been soundproofed, one for audio recordings and another for meditative ...

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  18. Getting a grip on growing Skaha Bluffs theft problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Penticton Western

    ... director of the Climber's Access Society of B.C., met with representatives from the city, Parks BC, the RCMP and Penticton's MLA to discuss the problem that's turning visitors away from one of the premier sport climbing destinations in Canada. ...

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  19. NDP leader Mulcair hosting rally in PentictonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Penticton Western

    Federal election activity in the South Okanagan has been quiet so far, but it will go up a notch when NDP leader Tom Mulcair pays a visit to Penticton. Mulcair will be in Penticton on Aug. 31, with a rally scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

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  20. Shared Care Initiative Doubles Access to Specialists in Rural BCRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Market Wire

    ... patients, accessing specialist care has required at least three hours of travel through mountainous terrain to Penticton and other larger centres. As a result of the project, access to specialists has almost doubled over a one-year period and now ...

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