Monique Tamminga

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
A vaccine drop in clinic will be held at the Penticton Farmers Market today, July 24 and again July 31. (Brennan Phillips file photo)

Get your vaccine while visiting the Penticton and Summerland farmers’ markets

Walk up, grab some produce and fresh fruits and get a COVID-19 vaccine

A vaccine drop in clinic will be held at the Penticton Farmers Market today, July 24 and again July 31. (Brennan Phillips file photo)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swim advisory lifted at two Osoyoos beaches

High levels of E. coli prompted the warning at Cottonwood and Legion beaches

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)
Christmas in July fundraiser party at Lucky Pet Supply in Penticton Saturday, July 24. (Submitted)

Christmas in July fundraiser at Penticton pet supply store on Saturday

Pupcake eating contest, pet photos with Santa with proceeds to Critteraid and Paws N Claws

Christmas in July fundraiser party at Lucky Pet Supply in Penticton Saturday, July 24. (Submitted)
Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

Firefighters jump into action and stop new wildfire on Highway 3A, near Penticton

Two helicopters doused the flames that started just off the highway Thursday night

Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.

Donation made to Penticton’s OSNS child centre in honour of founding member

Quota International of Penticton made a $5,000 donation in honour of the late Joy Pinney

Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.
Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for several more Osoyoos Indian Band properties

Over 150 properties being evacuated immediately July 22

Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

Popular Penticton provincial park closed because of Thomas Creek fire

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, is closed until further notice

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
BC Housing is building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road.

Penticton BC Housing project inches forward but must meet criteria first

Council approves development permit for Skaha Lake Road but only if conditions met

BC Housing is building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road.
Allendale Lake Resort in OK Falls.

OK Falls campground put on evacuation alert

The Allendale Lake Resort is near the Thomas Creek fire

Allendale Lake Resort in OK Falls.
The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)

Firefighters save bridge in Thomas Creek fire above Okanagan Falls

Crews have been making good progress setting up guard lines

The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)

Don’t drive around neighbourhoods being evacuated, urges fire chief in Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain fire department were hampered by traffic during evacuations

Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)
A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

UPDATE: Highway 3 open after new wildfire between Keremeos and Osoyoos

The fire started at 3 a.m. and is one km west of Osoyoos

A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
the developer was proposing one six-storey building and one four-storey building at the Kampe estate on Green Ave. (Rendering)

Penticton council denies Kampe estate development proposal again

The rental buildings proposal will not be able to come back to council for six months

the developer was proposing one six-storey building and one four-storey building at the Kampe estate on Green Ave. (Rendering)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

UPDATE: Campers, residents, Spirit Ridge, wineries evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Nk’Mip fire jumps to over 2,000 ha Tuesday

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
Fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Inkaneep fire grows, Penticton skies turn black and ashes fall

Heavy smoke turned the skies black Monday

Fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A large new fire has erupted on Inkameep Road in Oliver/Osoyoos Monday afternoon, July 19, 2021. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)

Update: Over 60 evacuated from rapidly growing Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos

State of Emergency called, numerous properties in Oliver on evacuation alert

A large new fire has erupted on Inkameep Road in Oliver/Osoyoos Monday afternoon, July 19, 2021. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)
The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)

Penticton Market opens in August

The market will be concentrated in the 200 block of Main Street

The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)