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What's this place all about?

by Rusirius1 Online Now May 23, 2006 at 1:13 AM

I heard this place was nice and not too crowded. Yet are there still enough things happening in town to make it interesting? I heard about the Frazer Valley between Abbotsford and Chilliwack being socked in by air pollution. And since I have asthma, I would not survive there. How's the air quality in Penticton?
Are there enough shops and non-smoking restaurants to choose from? I hope it's not too "Red-Kneck". I was hoping to do some grocery shopping at an Organic Health food Store or a Farmer's Market. Please let me know what it's like there. Thanks.

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    RE: What's this place all about?

    by SamSalmon Online Now May 23, 2006 at 6:20 PM

    Penticton is hot dry in summer with lots of pollution from spray on nearby orchards-a friend of mine was hospitalised on a visit there a few years ago because he could't breathe.

    It's cold smoggy in winter-regular inversions trap car emmisions and smoke from wood burning fireplaces-winter air is quite poor quality.

    Non smoking restaurants?

    *All* restaurants here are non-smoking.

    It's a pleasant place that's overpriced but not as much as nearby Kelowna.

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  • RE: What's this place all about?

    by vandude666 Online Now Jun 9, 2006 at 6:13 PM

    Penticton is a great spot very hot during the summer and can get crowded on summer weekends....check out other towns in the South Okanagan valley....it's all beautiful.

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