Monique Tamminga

New recruits will be trained and ready to go out of the Penticton detachment this summer. (File photo)

3 new police officers arrive in Penticton in New Year

The new recruits will start training in Penticton in February 2022

New recruits will be trained and ready to go out of the Penticton detachment this summer. (File photo)
A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
A garbage truck manages to get down Martin street Monday. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Snow blocks garbage pick up for some in Penticton

Several neighbourhoods are going without yard waste and garbage pick up Monday

A garbage truck manages to get down Martin street Monday. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A garbage trucks drives on Martin Street beside the bike lanes on a snowy Dec. 6. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Snow removal started at 4 a.m. in Penticton, said city crews

City crews plowing priority roads and asking residents to clear sidewalks by 11 a.m.

A garbage trucks drives on Martin Street beside the bike lanes on a snowy Dec. 6. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)

Heavy snowfall causing horrible driving conditions in South Okanagan

Serious crash on Highway 97 in Summerland

A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)
Pen High leadership students Katie Foreman and Matthew MacDonald with some of the many toys at the 2018 Toys for Tots to Teens which takes place Thursday (Dec. 9) in drive thru format from 7 to 10 a.m. at the school. (File photo)

Time for Penticton’s Toys for Tots to Teens Dec. 9

Bring a gift to the drive thru Toys for Tots to Teens at Pen Hi parking lot Thursday morning

Pen High leadership students Katie Foreman and Matthew MacDonald with some of the many toys at the 2018 Toys for Tots to Teens which takes place Thursday (Dec. 9) in drive thru format from 7 to 10 a.m. at the school. (File photo)
Kaeden Lane stops 26 saves to lead the Vees to their 9th straight win against the Wild on Saturday. (Vees)

Unstoppable Penticton Vees win 9th straight

Vees triumph 5-3 over Wenatchee Wild on Saturday at SOEC

Kaeden Lane stops 26 saves to lead the Vees to their 9th straight win against the Wild on Saturday. (Vees)
Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)

Ticks still active in winter in the Okanagan

Naramata resident finds tick on her dog after short walk on the KVR trail

Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)
Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)

Ticks still active in winter in the Okanagan

Naramata resident finds tick on her dog after short walk on the KVR trail

Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)
Keremeos Light Up Parade. (Video by Review reporter Brennan Phillips)

Keremeos Light Up Parade a big hit

Lots of floats including Santa and Mrs. Claus being pulled by a tractor

Keremeos Light Up Parade. (Video by Review reporter Brennan Phillips)
Bring the family for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Cannery Brewing from noon to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 5. (courtesy of Unsplash)

Get pictures with real life Santa today at Penticton brewery

Cannery Brewery welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus with donations to South Okanagan Children’s Charity

Bring the family for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Cannery Brewing from noon to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 5. (courtesy of Unsplash)
Police services along with bylaw and fire will be looked at during a community safety review. (Western file photo)

Penticton to review community safety

It will cost $75K to hire consultants to look at policing, bylaw and fire services

Police services along with bylaw and fire will be looked at during a community safety review. (Western file photo)
Penticton Heat played in torrential rain to come up fourth in Richmond tournament. (Team photo)

Penticton Heat battle torrential rain for 4th place finish

The U9/U11 field lacrosse team played in the Remembrance Day tournament

Penticton Heat played in torrential rain to come up fourth in Richmond tournament. (Team photo)
A nuisance fire was set in some bushes behind an industrial mall on Industrial Thursday. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton residents knock down suspicious fire

The minor fire started in a bush on Industrial Avenue Thursday

A nuisance fire was set in some bushes behind an industrial mall on Industrial Thursday. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)

Osoyoos family shaken after chunk of concrete thrown through front window

The family had fallen asleep on the couch when glass and concrete came down on them

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)
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)