Monique Tamminga

Aggressive dog bylaws will have more teeth than before among other new animal welfare protections in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton bylaws now have bigger bite against aggressive dogs

New animal welfare bylaws deal with dogs in hot cars, tethering, stray cats, biting dogs

Aggressive dog bylaws will have more teeth than before among other new animal welfare protections in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)
A Corvette went off the road on a straight stretch of Highway 97 in Trout Creek Saturday. (Monique Tamimnga Western News)

Corvette crashes into ditch in Summerland

It’s not known why the vehicle went off road on a straight stretch of Highway 97

A Corvette went off the road on a straight stretch of Highway 97 in Trout Creek Saturday. (Monique Tamimnga Western News)
Osoyoos firefighters Barb and Gurvir Gill participated in the 9/11 stair climb today to honour the victims of 9/11 20 years ago. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue)

Okanagan firefighters participate in 9/11 stair climb to honour victims

From Osoyoos to Kelowna, dozens of volunteers took part in the challenge

Osoyoos firefighters Barb and Gurvir Gill participated in the 9/11 stair climb today to honour the victims of 9/11 20 years ago. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue)

Free renter and landlord workshop for Lower Similkameen

The workshop will take place at Keremeos Legion at 510 Veterans Ave

BC Wildfire ground crews work on the Hedges Butte fire that started on Green Mountain Road on Friday, Sept. 3. (BC Wildfire)

Long weekend Penticton fires all person-caused: BC Wildfire

Hedges Butte and PIB fires contained or put out

BC Wildfire ground crews work on the Hedges Butte fire that started on Green Mountain Road on Friday, Sept. 3. (BC Wildfire)
Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)

Mexican firefighters set to go home after helping battle Okanagan wildfires

The expert firefighters were deployed for over a month

Some of the Mexican firefighters who helped battle most of the South Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
Work is underway to build the Edmonton Avenue Child Care Centre that will bring over 100 child care spaces to Penticton. (OneSky rendering)

Penticton looks for residents interested in working to create new child care spaces

Penticton needs at least 722 new child care spaces over the next 10 years

Work is underway to build the Edmonton Avenue Child Care Centre that will bring over 100 child care spaces to Penticton. (OneSky rendering)
(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Interior Health puts a cork in Half Corked Marathon in Oliver

The run through the vines of Oliver and Osoyoos was scheduled for this weekend

(Half Corked Marathon - Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
Skaha Marina (file photo)

Penticton marina could see new long-term operator by next boating season

Penticton council approves sending Skaha Marina out for Request for Proposal

Skaha Marina (file photo)
Two vehicle crash involving a towed boat is causing traffic congestion on Government Street near Okanagan Avenue Tuesday afternoon. (Clayton Whitelaw Western News)

Crash involving towed boat in Penticton causing traffic congestion

Minor injuries in crash at Okanagan Ave. E near Government Street

Two vehicle crash involving a towed boat is causing traffic congestion on Government Street near Okanagan Avenue Tuesday afternoon. (Clayton Whitelaw Western News)
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Murder victim found at Penticton high school not a student or young person: RCMP

Police have not been able to ID him nor do they think this killing was random

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
RCMP are urging students in Penticton and Summerland of the dangers of having their sunrise parties at the start of the year because of tinder dry conditions.

RCMP urge Penticton and Summerland students not to have any sunrise parties

Parties pose a fire danger because of the campfires in remote, tinder dry locations

RCMP are urging students in Penticton and Summerland of the dangers of having their sunrise parties at the start of the year because of tinder dry conditions.
A rock slide on Westbench Road slowed traffic Monday afternoon in Penticton, just off Highway 97. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Rock slide spills onto Penticton road

Rocks came onto West Bench Drive, off Highway 97 on Monday

A rock slide on Westbench Road slowed traffic Monday afternoon in Penticton, just off Highway 97. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Fire crews are attacking what looks to be a new fire on Penticton Indian Band land above the channel and west hill. (Kylie Kruger Facebook)

UPDATE: New fire on Penticton Indian Band land being held, said PIB fire crews

The grass fire broke out this morning near West Bench and the KVR trail

Fire crews are attacking what looks to be a new fire on Penticton Indian Band land above the channel and west hill. (Kylie Kruger Facebook)
People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier poses for a picture with a man wearing a ‘make Canada great again’ hat and carrying a black and white flag at a rally held at Gryo Park in Penticton Sunday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

People pack Penticton park to see PPC leader

Dozens stood in line to get their picture taken with Maxime Bernier

People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier poses for a picture with a man wearing a ‘make Canada great again’ hat and carrying a black and white flag at a rally held at Gryo Park in Penticton Sunday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Firefighters at the Hedge-Butte fire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek wildfire now held, evacuation alerts lifted

Evacuation alerts lifted for both fires as both blazes have seen little or no growth

Firefighters at the Hedge-Butte fire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The 201 Forest Service Road connects Penticton to Kelowna but the remote route is in bad shape. It was the only alternative route when Highway 97 was shut down for a landslide in January 2019. (Google Map)

Upgrades to 201 Forest Service Road promised by local Conservative candidate

Helena Konanz said the road is important as alternative route to Highway 97

The 201 Forest Service Road connects Penticton to Kelowna but the remote route is in bad shape. It was the only alternative route when Highway 97 was shut down for a landslide in January 2019. (Google Map)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot with councillors, staff and members of the Summerland Pickleball Club stand in the new public courts at the Peach Orchard campground. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Pickleball courts open in Summerland

Six courts now open to the public at Peach Orchard campground

Summerland mayor Toni Boot with councillors, staff and members of the Summerland Pickleball Club stand in the new public courts at the Peach Orchard campground. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)

Naramata winery offers complimentary glass of wine for B.C. hospital workers

Wine on the patio is the least we can do to show our gratitude, says Serendipity Winery

Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)
SD67 students will be heading back to school in a near-normal in class instruction. (File photo)

Back to school closer to normal, says SD67 superintendent

No more cohorts but masks for grade 4-12

SD67 students will be heading back to school in a near-normal in class instruction. (File photo)