Penticton’s top stories of the week

Large crowd at Penticton city hall to protest a winery's application to serve food and build a patio. No. 1 concern was proximity to residential areas.

PENTICTON – NIMBY-ism was alive and well at a Pentiction city council meeting when a winery’s request to serve food on it’s patio was denied. The neighbours applauded council’s decision.

It was one of the top stories InfoTel News covered this week in the South Okanagan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A convicted pedophile used drugs, alcohol and lies to lure his teenaged victim into bed. That from the sentencing hearing of Rene Burke. The Crown wants Burke behind bars for 3 to 4 years for touching a young boy for a sexual purpose.

The Crown wants Rene Mark Burke in jail for up to 3 years sexually abusing a boy.
The Crown wants Rene Mark Burke in jail for up to 3 years sexually abusing a boy.
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And a bizarre sight at Penticton city hall as the acting mayor and city manager circled the building on a tandem bike dressed as a deer and a chicken, respectively. You guessed it. They lost a bet.

Penticton acting mayor Garry Litke and city manager Annette Antoniak dressed up as a chicken and deer to ride in front of city hall on Wednesday.
Penticton acting mayor Garry Litke and city manager Annette Antoniak dressed up as a chicken and deer to ride in front of city hall on Wednesday.

This image released by STX Entertainment shows Dane DeHaan in a scene from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."
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