Monique Tamminga

Penticton fire crews put out hot spots at a controlled burn that got a little close for comfort at Riva Ridge Estates March 8, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Controlled burn comes close to Penticton homes

Residents of Riva Ridge Estates got out their hoses before fire crews arrived

Penticton fire crews put out hot spots at a controlled burn that got a little close for comfort at Riva Ridge Estates March 8, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
It's tick season in South Okanagan.

Tick season has started in South Okanagan

A Penticton adventure company collected 200 ticks last year to be studied for Lyme Disease

It's tick season in South Okanagan.
Granfondo is going ahead in Penticton this September. (Western file photo)

BREAKING: Granfondo is a go in Penticton

Axel Merckx pushed the event to September in hopes of a ‘full Fondo experience’

Granfondo is going ahead in Penticton this September. (Western file photo)
Amanda McPhail shows off a work-in-progress at McPhail Kilt Makers located in the Cannery Trade Centre. The McPhails are a large part of the Penticton Scottish Festival, both with their business and as competitors in various fields. (Western News file photo)
Amanda McPhail shows off a work-in-progress at McPhail Kilt Makers located in the Cannery Trade Centre. The McPhails are a large part of the Penticton Scottish Festival, both with their business and as competitors in various fields. (Western News file photo)
Overhead lights have been installed at the Oliver skatepark so kids can enjoy the park longer during winter hours. (Argon photo)

Community lights up Oliver skatepark, calling it a ‘game changer’ for youth

Both the dog park and Small Wheels Skatepark have lighting now

Overhead lights have been installed at the Oliver skatepark so kids can enjoy the park longer during winter hours. (Argon photo)
Pathways

LETTER: Pathways chair says ‘wet houses’ can be part of solution but only with proper supports

Sherry Ure says we need to all come together and help our neighbours

Pathways
Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)

Popular restaurant in Japan named after city of Penticton

A Pentictonite now living in Tokyo discovered the eatery and the history behind its name

Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)
There is no true picture of how many youth in Penticton are experiencing housing instability or true homelessness. The Foundry and the city of Penticton are trying to find that out.

How many youth are experiencing homelessness in Penticton?

Foundry Penticton and the City have partnered on a youth survey open until March 13

There is no true picture of how many youth in Penticton are experiencing housing instability or true homelessness. The Foundry and the city of Penticton are trying to find that out.
Penticton MLA Dan Ashton is concerned about Pathways losing all its funding from Interior Health. (File photo)

Penticton MLA concerned about Pathways’ services being cut

Dan Ashton says Pathways has created long standing relationships built on trust

Penticton MLA Dan Ashton is concerned about Pathways losing all its funding from Interior Health. (File photo)
Penticton RCMP will be attending Friday’s protest to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all gatherings. (File photo)

Penticton RCMP warn of potential fines for Friday’s protest in Gyro Park

Police will be there to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all organized gatherings

Penticton RCMP will be attending Friday’s protest to enforce provincial health orders that restrict all gatherings. (File photo)
Oliver RCMP arrested a man spotted with a handgun sticking out of his pants on March 2. (File)

Oliver man arrested for having a handgun in his waistband near a bank

A sawed-off shotgun was also seized from his vehicle

Oliver RCMP arrested a man spotted with a handgun sticking out of his pants on March 2. (File)
Robert Emms spotted these beauties in a waterway in downtown Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Trumpeter swans visit downtown Penticton

The beautiful birds are regulars near the shores of Okanagan Lake on Highway 97

Robert Emms spotted these beauties in a waterway in downtown Penticton. (Robert Emms)
After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)

Community outraged at Interior Health’s decision to cut funding to Penticton addiction services centre

People question why Pathways addiction services would be cut during an overdose epidemic

After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)
Penticton City Hall

Penticton City Hall continues with COVID-19 reduced hours

One year ago, city hall cut its hours in half, now it’s the only municipality left doing so

Penticton City Hall
Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Golf in full swing on opening day at Penticton course

All tee times are booked into the next two weeks at the Penticton Golf and Country Club

Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Pathways Addictions Centre is in jeopardy of closing after Interior Health has pulled all its funding and will be taking over addiction services ‘in house’ as up May 31. (Facebook)

Future of Penticton addictions centre in jeopardy after Interior Health pulls funding

Pathways has been in Penticton for over 20 years and has 10 staff, serving around 1,000 people

Pathways Addictions Centre is in jeopardy of closing after Interior Health has pulled all its funding and will be taking over addiction services ‘in house’ as up May 31. (Facebook)
Okanagan Falls fire department put on an ice rescue course at Yellow Lake this weekend.

South Okanagan firefighters submerged in the icy waters of Yellow Lake

The local firefighters were taking ice rescue training at the Penticton lake this weekend

Okanagan Falls fire department put on an ice rescue course at Yellow Lake this weekend.
Cannery Brewing co-owner Ian Dyck (right) presenting a cheque to Adolf Steffen (left) and Jim Cooper (centre), Director and President of the SS Sicamous Restoration Society. (Contributed)

Cannery’s Lakeboat Lager connected to Penticton’s famed S.S. Sicamous sternwheeler

The Sicamous is a major tourist attraction that has remained closed during the pandemic

Cannery Brewing co-owner Ian Dyck (right) presenting a cheque to Adolf Steffen (left) and Jim Cooper (centre), Director and President of the SS Sicamous Restoration Society. (Contributed)
Lakeboat Lager is a tribute to Penticton’s iconic S.S. Sicamous located on Okanagan Lake.

Cannery’s Lakeboat Lager connected to Penticton’s famed S.S. Sicamous sternwheeler

The Sicamous is a major tourist attraction that has remained closed during the pandemic

Lakeboat Lager is a tribute to Penticton’s iconic S.S. Sicamous located on Okanagan Lake.
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Burn pile fire spreads to nearby garage in Oliver

The fire could be seen from Highway 97 and was called in at 3:45 a.m.

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)