Monique Tamminga

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)

Penticton hotel tax going up next summer

City council approves 1% increase

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)
A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a crash in Oliver Sept. 21. (Submitted)

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after being hit in Oliver

Witnesses report the cyclist drove into the path of a pickup truck on Highway 97

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a crash in Oliver Sept. 21. (Submitted)
Over $39,000 raised in South Okanagan for OSNS through Tim Hortons smile cookie campaign. (Tim Hortons)

Over $39K raised for OSNS through South Okanagan Smile Cookie campaign

Local Tim Hortons smash fundraising goals with thousands of cookies bought

Over $39,000 raised in South Okanagan for OSNS through Tim Hortons smile cookie campaign. (Tim Hortons)
Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)

3rd annual ride in memory of Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)
Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Pelican pops into Penticton for a visit

The rare bird was swimming near the dog beach on Okanagan Lake

Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)
Penticton resident Taig Savage's critically injured body was found at the track of Pen Hi in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. RCMP released his identity nearly a week later. (RCMP handout)

Fundraisers set up for family of Penticton murder victim

This isn’t the first tragedy the Savage family has endured

Penticton resident Taig Savage's critically injured body was found at the track of Pen Hi in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. RCMP released his identity nearly a week later. (RCMP handout)
Home destroyed by the White Rock Lake fire. (Todd McMurray)

Penticton liquor store raises most money for B.C. wildfire victims

BC Liquor and Cannabis Store patrons donated $1.45 million to Red Cross wildfire relief

Home destroyed by the White Rock Lake fire. (Todd McMurray)
A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)

New wildfire in Penticton person-caused

The fire is now listed at .30 hectares and started in the middle of the night

A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)
The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Festival of the Grape squashed for this year in Oliver

The popular grape stomping event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions

The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)

New wildfire spotted in Penticton

The fire can be seen burning above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood

A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)
Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)

American lawyer fined for bringing guns across Osoyoos border

Washington lawyer fined $9,100 in Penticton provincial court

Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)
Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)

3 weeks set aside for Osoyoos husband’s manslaughter trial

Roderick Flavell’s wife Tina was found beaten in her Osoyoos home in 2020

Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Former Oliver school PAC treasurer faces sentencing for theft

The woman misappropriated funds from the school between 2016 and 2018

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Taig Savage

Mounties identify murder victim found at Penticton high school

Taig Savage, 22, was found unresponsive at the track behind Pen Hi on Sept. 5

Taig Savage
A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Community safety should be priority in 2022 budget: Penticton mayor

This follows several high profile crimes including a recent murder outside a Penticton high school

A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)

Mexican firefighters set to go home after helping battle Okanagan wildfires

The expert firefighters were deployed for over a month

Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Interior Health puts a cork in Half Corked Marathon in Oliver

The run through the vines of Oliver and Osoyoos was scheduled for this weekend

(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
RCMP are urging students in Penticton and Summerland of the dangers of having their sunrise parties at the start of the year because of tinder dry conditions.

RCMP urge Penticton and Summerland students not to have any sunrise parties

Parties pose a fire danger because of the campfires in remote, tinder dry locations

RCMP are urging students in Penticton and Summerland of the dangers of having their sunrise parties at the start of the year because of tinder dry conditions.
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Murder victim found at Penticton high school not a student or young person: RCMP

Police have not been able to ID him nor do they think this killing was random

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Fire crews are attacking what looks to be a new fire on Penticton Indian Band land above the channel and west hill. (Kylie Kruger Facebook)

New fire on Penticton Indian Band land Monday morning

The fire broke out this morning near West Bench and the KVR trail

Fire crews are attacking what looks to be a new fire on Penticton Indian Band land above the channel and west hill. (Kylie Kruger Facebook)