Exciting new businesses popping up in downtown Penticton

Here’s yet another reason to shop local. New businesses are popping up throughout downtown Penticton, including those offering a range of services, specialty retailers and cute shops that you’ll certainly want to explore. Here’s a list of some of the latest additions on the block – plus a few coming soon! Fun new shops Fig […]

Mirror Image Room: helping cancer patients look and feel good

The Mirror Image Room in Penticton has one goal: to help help women going through chemotherapy due to cancer — suffering hair loss — find some stress relief from the trauma of treatment, in a safe space. Started in 2006, it is entirely volunteer-run and provides head coverings from wigs, to scarves, to turbans. The […]

Last chance to provide feedback about child care in Penticton

Do you need or use child care in Penticton? If so, time is running out to provide feedback to the City through a survey at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca. The data collected will help the City prepare its Penticton Child Care Action Plan, which will identify strategies to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of local child care […]

Artists invited to sign up with #LoveLocalArt online art directory

Calling all local artists of all kinds, art groups, festival organizers and gallery operators! The Penticton & District Community Arts Council invites you to take part in its new online directory. It’s free to sign up and this service will be used to showcase our local arts scene. Visitors to pentictonartscouncil.com will be able to scroll […]

Drinks industry giving back

Wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries are starting to re-open with changes to keep everyone safe: pre-poured wine flights, reservation systems, outdoor seating (perfect for summer!), and curbside or drive-through pickup of purchases. As they begin to welcome us back, it’s a good time to say thank you to the many of these businesses as they […]

P.L.A.Y. Kits offer free fun for the family

If you have kids at home, you definitely won’t want to miss the free P.L.A.Y. Kits available on loan from Recreation Penticton. The Community Centre may be closed to the public right now, but at least you can take home some of the fun – in a box. Simply place your order online to book […]

Takeout service comes to the Penticton Public Library

Many businesses have altered their service to curbside procedures these days, and now the Penticton Public Library is joining them…with takeout! It’s time to order up some books as the PPL now takes personalized orders through a program titled: Library Takeout @ Penticton Public Library. “Since the library doors closed the use of digital collections […]

FRIDAY UPDATE, April 10 — COVID-19: important feedback

With the long weekend beginning — which may not feel like a long weekend — and fewer changes to benefit and financial programs, compared to recent weeks, it’s time to think local. As well, updates here will now take place weekly, on Thursdays, with strategic articles focused on economic recovery, employment, and business planning for […]

FRIDAY UPDATE, March 27 — COVID-19: resources for agriculture

This week the flurry of announcements at the local, provincial, and federal levels were fast and furious. We’ve rounded up a number of them, with some special attention to the agriculture sector. For our next update on Monday we are planning to focus on resources for workers and small-to-medium businesses, SMEs, as the procedures to […]

MONDAY UPDATE — Preparing for the unexpected: COVID-19

Businesses, large and small, are in the midst of responding to ever-changing information regarding the health and safety of their employees, clients, customers, stakeholders, volunteers, and their own families as we all tackle this extraordinary world-wide event. We’ve compiled a few tips and resources to help us all support one another. The unprecedented amount of […]

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