Monique Tamminga

A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton crash on Highway 97 Channel Parkway was fatal

BC Coroners Service confirm one person died in crash at Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway

A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Highway 3 east of Princeton flooded on Dec. 1. Flooding for the second time this week. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts

Village of Keremeos put on evacuation alert

Two properties on Highway 3 evacuated Wednesday night

Highway 3 east of Princeton flooded on Dec. 1. Flooding for the second time this week. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts
The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)

UPDATE: Pick-up truck sideswipes semi-trailer’s cab, results in diesel spill on Highway 97

The driver of the pick up was sent to hospital with serious injuries

The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)
A boil water advisory has been lifted for this area of Osoyoos. (Contributed)

Osoyoos boil water advisory lifted

Residents in several neighbourhoods have been in a boil water advisory since Nov. 9

A boil water advisory has been lifted for this area of Osoyoos. (Contributed)
Rent bank services now available to tenants in South Okanagan. (File photo)

Renters in South Okanagan now have access to rent bank services

The interest-free loans are for tenants in urgent circumstances so they don’t lose their housing

Rent bank services now available to tenants in South Okanagan. (File photo)
A serious multi-vehicle collision at Warren Avenue and Highway 97 had the area closed for some time on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (Western News)

T-bone collision closes Highway 97 at Warren Ave in Penticton

The serious nature of the crash will have the highway closed for sometime

A serious multi-vehicle collision at Warren Avenue and Highway 97 had the area closed for some time on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (Western News)
Ode to Madame Pelle by Beyer was also stolen. (Contributed)

Osoyoos artist’s life’s work stolen during home break-in

Over 1,000 painted silk ties and 42 original paintings were stolen from her home Nov. 10

Ode to Madame Pelle by Beyer was also stolen. (Contributed)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash

Driver fled on foot after crashing stolen SUV into a rock face on Highway 97

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)

Russian interpreter found for Hedley fatal crash trial

The accused is charged with dangerous driving causing death for the 2019 crash

A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Regional district issues flood warning for Tulameen River Sunday night

Tulameen Fire Chief orders those in original evacuation zone to “leave now”

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook
Monday, Nov. 29 is last day to fill out survey asking what should be done in the long term with under and over capacity schools in SD67. (Google Maps)

Okanagan-Skaha school district looks at what do with facilities in the long term

Facing future enrolment decline, survey asks how to best manage school facilities

Monday, Nov. 29 is last day to fill out survey asking what should be done in the long term with under and over capacity schools in SD67. (Google Maps)
Children try out the phones at the OSNS 40th Share a Smile Telethon held at Cherry Lane mall in 2019. This year, the telethon on today, Nov. 28, is virtual and can be watched on Shaw. (File photo)

Over $73K raised at OSNS’s Share a Smile Telethon in Penticton

The child development centre held their telethon and auction on Sunday night

Children try out the phones at the OSNS 40th Share a Smile Telethon held at Cherry Lane mall in 2019. This year, the telethon on today, Nov. 28, is virtual and can be watched on Shaw. (File photo)
Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. A total of 300 homes were damaged and new flood warning have been issued for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Princeton on alert as river levels rise and could overflow their banks

Regional district issues flood watch advisory for Tulameen and Similkameen River

Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. A total of 300 homes were damaged and new flood warning have been issued for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

Peachland crash that closed Highway 97 caught on video

Driver overtakes vehicles across double solid line before crashing head-on into the rock face

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)

London Drugs’ Wish Tree for Seniors is back across the Okanagan

Pick a gift tag from the tree with a local senior’s name on it this holiday season

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)
RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)

Accused Penticton bomber makes first appearance in court

Blair Balch is charged with making explosives and mischief

RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)
Village of the Station outbreak is officially over. (File photo)

Outbreak over at Penticton’s Village by the Station

The COVID-19 outbreak lasted 2 months and took three lives

Village of the Station outbreak is officially over. (File photo)
30 Minute Hit member Kerry Wagner is getting trainer Lynden Eftoda to do a station for her as part of the gym's Trainer Payback fundraising for SOWINS. For a $5 donation, a member can get a trainer to take one of their stations for them. The Penticton gym is doing all sorts of fundraisers as part of their Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)

Penticton gym throws its support behind SOWINS Share the Spirit campaign

Women’s gym 30-Minute Hit is hosting fundraising events, auction and popular Trainer Pay Back

30 Minute Hit member Kerry Wagner is getting trainer Lynden Eftoda to do a station for her as part of the gym's Trainer Payback fundraising for SOWINS. For a $5 donation, a member can get a trainer to take one of their stations for them. The Penticton gym is doing all sorts of fundraisers as part of their Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)
A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)

Vancouver man fined $6K for killing deer with a crossbow in downtown Princeton

The man who was arrested near the Subway is also banned from hunting for five years

A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)
Penticton city council have put 3 officers in 2022 budget bringing the total of new RCMP officers to seven. However, it takes a long time to get an officer here so they may not be seen in 2022. (File photo)

Penticton city council hires 3 more Mounties to address crime issues

Five bylaw officers, 2 Community Safety Officers and civilian staff added for 2022

Penticton city council have put 3 officers in 2022 budget bringing the total of new RCMP officers to seven. However, it takes a long time to get an officer here so they may not be seen in 2022. (File photo)