WestJet alters evening flight to Penticton.

WestJet alters evening flight to Penticton.

WestJet Encore will be stopping its late evening – next morning three-time weekly flight at the end of April. When asked about the stop and uptake of the additional flight added last fall Lauren Stewart at WestJet media relations said “we have seen a slight shift from the daytime flight to the early morning flight however overall it has been new guest traffic. Over all we are hopeful that if the route returns, we see our guests in Penticton take advantage of the second flight more.”  Regarding the hopes of the flight starting again Stewart went on to say “WestJet evaluates all routes based on a variety of factors including ensuring we are meeting guests needs, maintaining profitable flying as well as supply and demand. In the end, we will evaluate the route and will make a decision that makes sense for both the guests in the community and our shareholders.”  There are no plans to add a larger aircraft to the existing seven day (mid afternoon flights).

Summerland Chamber Celebrates Excellence

Summerland Business winners include:

 Business of the Year True Grain Bread sponsored by the Summerland Credit Union 

Citizen/Volunteer of the Year   Grant Stone sponsored by Nesters Market

The Mayor’s Award of Excellence  Kettle Valley Steam Railway Society sponsored by the District of Summerland

Rising Star/New Business  Main Street Yoga sponsored by the District of Summerland

Professional Services Excellence  Summerland Credit Union sponsored by Brown Benefits

Retail Excellence  IGA Summerland sponsored by The Summerland Review

Trade Services Excellence  awarded to Integra Tire Auto Centre sponsored by Alder Street Auto Body

Tourism & Hospitality Excellence  Zias Stonehouse Restaurant sponsored by Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Technology and Innovation Excellence ET2media sponsored by Accelerate Okanagan

Manufacturing/Industrial Excellence Backyard Beans Coffee sponsored by Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

Sustainability Leader  Okanagan Crush Pad Winery sponsored by SummerGate Winery

Award for Excellence in Agriculture LocalMotive Organic Delivery &  Okanagan Crush  & PadWhat the Fungus

sponsored by Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive

Young Entrepreneur Kari Harding Rock Star District sponsored by IGA Summerland

Award for Excellence in Customer Service Nesters Market sponsored by RE/MAX Orchard Country

The Arts Award Maureen King sponsored by the Summerland Watefront Resort & Spa


Penticton Chamber elects new Board and Executive committee:

  • President: Neil Wyper -Wyper Law
  • Vice-President: Julie Read  – Wildstone Group
  • Treasurer: Tracy Van Raes  – Total Restoration
  • Past-President: Michael Magnusson – Cascades Casino
  • Director: Don Brown – Brown Benefits
  • Director: Daryl Clarke – independent
  • Director: Jason Cox  – The People’s Soda
  • Director: Harley Elasoff – The Sandman
  • Director: Christine Felts – Felts Photo Services
  • Director: Derek George – Boston Pizza
  • Director: Natalie Grant – Grant Media
  • Director: Deborah Moore – Remax
  • Director: Leah Schulting – South Okanagan Medical Foundation
  • Director: Tyson Still – Winecrush
  • Director: Diana Stirling – LocoLanding


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