Monique Tamminga

Penticton Law Courts

Bail hearing for Penticton man charged with sex assault, forcible confinement

Robert Sauve is facing more than 10 criminal charges

Penticton Law Courts
The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Masks required at all Penticton facilities, including the gym and pool

New provincial order requires masks at all public facilities

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)

WATCH: Unmasked Penticton woman allegedly spits on employee, drops his phone

Penticton RCMP are looking for the woman who was refused service for not wearing a mask

Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)
Penticton Vees celebrate after winning the Okanagan Cup on home turf recently. The regular season has been pushed forward to Dec. 8. (Vees photo)

Penticton Vees season start delayed to Dec. 8

COVID-19 restrictions have also cancelled all exhibition games

Penticton Vees celebrate after winning the Okanagan Cup on home turf recently. The regular season has been pushed forward to Dec. 8. (Vees photo)
Penticton Fire Department.

Structure fire up Carmi could be seen from downtown

The Saturday blaze on Saliken Drive started around 3:15 p.m.

Penticton Fire Department.
Santa and Mrs. Claus hitched a ride on the South Similkameen Museum’s wagon to greet their fans at the Keremeos Light-Up parade in 2019. COVID has cancelled this year’s event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos Light Up parade cancelled

Event can’t happen but organizers hope everyone lights up the Village instead

Santa and Mrs. Claus hitched a ride on the South Similkameen Museum’s wagon to greet their fans at the Keremeos Light-Up parade in 2019. COVID has cancelled this year’s event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
City of Penticton holds info meeting this morning, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the new child care centre.

Info session this morning about new child care centre

City of Penticton shares details about $2.9 million centre at Kiwanis Park

City of Penticton holds info meeting this morning, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the new child care centre.
Last year’s Toys for Tots and Teens was a huge success as was high school driven . Because of COVID restrictions, it can’t happen this year but organizers, including high school students, have come up with a two-week campaign called Penticton Provides. (submitted)

Pen High’s 10,000 Tonight food drive cancelled, replaced by bigger ‘Penticton Provides’

New campaign of caring during COVID will go from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10

Last year’s Toys for Tots and Teens was a huge success as was high school driven . Because of COVID restrictions, it can’t happen this year but organizers, including high school students, have come up with a two-week campaign called Penticton Provides. (submitted)
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Man charged in off-road police chase goes into medical distress in Penticton court

Ryan Patrick Regan is facing charges in connection to an off-road pursuit in March

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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps sends a video to Penticton endorsing the Lake to Lake bike route.

Video: Victoria mayor weighs in on Penticton’s bike route

Mayor Lisa Helps sends video endorsing lake to lake cycle path

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps sends a video to Penticton endorsing the Lake to Lake bike route.
A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre tries to evict The Bay, files lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Supreme Court alleges The Bay hasn’t paid rent since March

A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors to the annual Santa Parade down Main Street in 2019. This year, the parade will be frozen in time at the SOEC on Dec. 13 as a drive through event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s Santa Parade has changed to drive-thru at SOEC

Candy Cane Lane will take place on Dec. 13

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors to the annual Santa Parade down Main Street in 2019. This year, the parade will be frozen in time at the SOEC on Dec. 13 as a drive through event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Lake to Lake bike route will be decided at Tuesday's council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held tonight (Monday) Nov. 16, 2020.

Public hearing sees over 50 speak on the $8 million Lake-to-Lake bike route

Martin St. bike path could be switched to east side, says city engineer

The Lake to Lake bike route will be decided at Tuesday's council meeting after a lengthy public hearing held tonight (Monday) Nov. 16, 2020.
Wet is snow making for slippery driving conditions in Penticton Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Rain and wet snow causing slushy, slippery roads in Penticton

Wet snow has been falling since the afternoon

Wet is snow making for slippery driving conditions in Penticton Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
RCMP. (File photo)

Penticton cab driver arrested for alleged sex assault against passenger

Penticton RCMP confirm arrest of two men

RCMP. (File photo)
A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Skaha Lake Road and Yorkton Ave. on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2020. (Jesse Day)

Pedestrian struck at Skaha Lake Road intersection

Woman was taken to hospital with unknown injuries

A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Skaha Lake Road and Yorkton Ave. on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2020. (Jesse Day)
With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)

Pandemic presents unknowns for junior hockey teams like the Osoyoos Coyotes

With no fans and a shortened season, owners suffer financially

With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)
In 2019, the Penticton Airport runway was shortened to accommodate an exhaust chimney at the neighbouring mill. This had many flights unable to land. Transport Canada has come up with a short term fix. (Western News file photo)

Interim fix for Penticton’s shortened runway

Several flights were unable to land last year

In 2019, the Penticton Airport runway was shortened to accommodate an exhaust chimney at the neighbouring mill. This had many flights unable to land. Transport Canada has come up with a short term fix. (Western News file photo)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the Okanagan Cup semi-final game 5-2 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night. The Vees play for the championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Cherie Morgan of Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees head to Okanagan Cup final tonight

Vees battle the Vipers at the SOEC

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the Okanagan Cup semi-final game 5-2 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night. The Vees play for the championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Cherie Morgan of Cherie Morgan Photography)
Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave's worried Kevin won't make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Adoption offers pour in for Kevin, the broken-winged goose

People from as far as the U.S. and Vancouver Island have reached out to help Kevin

Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave's worried Kevin won't make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)