Local not-for-profits help meet community needs amid pandemic

They say it takes a village to raise a child. In fact, COVID-19 has helped us realize that our need for community doesn’t stop when become adults.  Penticton’s latest Love Local video pays tribute to some of the not-for-profit organizations that have been working extra hard during the pandemic to meet today’s challenges. CMHA Unity […]

Celebrating Community Foundations Month

While September is almost through, there is still time and much for the community foundations in the Okanagan to celebrate, as the Province of British Columbia proclaimed September as Community Foundations month. “As a community foundation, our job is to help our donors help our communities,” says Aaron McRann, Executive Director of the South Okanagan […]

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 […]

Kids can ride and roll at Penticton Safety Village for years to come

For 37 years, kids have been wheeling their way through Penticton Safety Village. And thanks to a renewed ‘licence to use’ agreement in the works with the City of Penticton, they’ll be riding and rolling for many more years to come. This is a place where kids can be kids and have some freedom on […]

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 […]

Free garden box project aims to double offerings next year

This summer, a group of volunteers built 61 sets of free garden boxes for homes throughout the Penticton area. Next year, they hope to double this number. The team of summer students operate the CoVic Garden Box Project, organized by Penticton’s Medical Arts Health Research Group (MAHRG). The project’s underlying goal is to support local […]

Big things ahead for Penticton development despite challenges

Penticton’s development industry has met the challenge of COVID-19, adapted new policies and safety measures, and today continues to build momentum. New development means new businesses providing residents with goods and services. It means additional rental units and condos to serve all income levels. Importantly, it equals jobs, right here in our community. All of […]

Pop-up piano concerts spread positivity in downtown Penticton

The sound of piano music is spreading positivity through the streets of downtown Penticton, thanks to a lone piano (so far) and a community of talented musicians. Drop by the corner of Nanaimo and Main this summer for the chance to see a pop-up concert. Local musicians are invited to tickle the ivories in their […]

Penticton shows outpouring of support amid wildfires

Penticton has been showing an outpouring of community spirit amidst the ongoing threat of wildfires. Some have been dropping off food and supplies for firefighters. Many have offered their homes to evacuees. Others are checking in on neighbours to make sure they’re ready to leave if needed. Together, we’re strong.  And let’s show the world […]

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 […]

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