Monique Tamminga

Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)

Penticton Vees fans will need to show full vaccination proof to see games

SOEC event employees, Vees players and staff all required to be vaccinated

Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)
This juvenile bear was killed by Conservation officers after being sighted numerous times in downtown Penticton. (Facebook)

Juvenile bear put down after hanging around downtown Penticton

Conservation office says the bear posed a safety risk being in busy traffic areas

This juvenile bear was killed by Conservation officers after being sighted numerous times in downtown Penticton. (Facebook)
This is what is left of a vehicle up Carmi in Penticton. Police are investigating as an arson. (John McDaniel Facebook)

Penticton RCMP investigating torched vehicle

The vehicle was set on fire late Tuesday night up Carmi Road

This is what is left of a vehicle up Carmi in Penticton. Police are investigating as an arson. (John McDaniel Facebook)
Several employees of Match Eatery have tested positive for COVID in Penticton. (Google photo)

Penticton Match Eatery closes after several staff test positive for COVID

The restaurant is doing a deep clean and plans to re-open Sept. 3

Several employees of Match Eatery have tested positive for COVID in Penticton. (Google photo)
These Seadoos came through the path of a skimmer trying to refill on Okanagan Lake on Sunday, Aug. 29 to help fight the Skaha Creek fire. (Viola Nash Hutchinson Facebook)

Penticton boat launches close after boaters, Seadoos get in way of wildfire skimmers

Watercrafts seen coming in the path of skimmers trying to refill on Okanagan Lake

These Seadoos came through the path of a skimmer trying to refill on Okanagan Lake on Sunday, Aug. 29 to help fight the Skaha Creek fire. (Viola Nash Hutchinson Facebook)
Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.

Over 200 properties put on evacuation alert due to Penticton fire

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on alert

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.
While working on the Skaha Creek wildfire, one of the Fireboss airtankers made a precautionary landing on Skaha Lake. It has since been beached so that engineers can investigate the issue on Monday. Stay clear of the area, says BC Wildfire.

Airtanker fighting Penticton wildfire beached at Skaha Lake

The pilot of the skimmer plane had to make precautionary landing

While working on the Skaha Creek wildfire, one of the Fireboss airtankers made a precautionary landing on Skaha Lake. It has since been beached so that engineers can investigate the issue on Monday. Stay clear of the area, says BC Wildfire.
Nk'Mip golf course

Nk’Mip wildfire north of Osoyoos close to being held

Progress continues to be made on the fire with some areas now inactive

Nk'Mip golf course
Air tankers will be working the Skaha Creek fire all of Monday, said BC Wildfire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton wildfire grows to over 200 hectares

Air tankers, skimmers and over 55 ground crew working on Skaha Creek fire

Air tankers will be working the Skaha Creek fire all of Monday, said BC Wildfire. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Mike Biden took this photo of the Skaha Creek fire from Skaha Hills neighbourhood at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021. (Mike Biden)

Penticton residents spent a tense night as Skaha Creek fire climbs down hill

No evacuation orders or alerts were issued

Mike Biden took this photo of the Skaha Creek fire from Skaha Hills neighbourhood at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021. (Mike Biden)
Firefighter at the Garrison Lake wildfire recently. (BC Wildfire)

Evacuation order rescinded for Garrison Lake wildfire, near Princeton

Eastgate and Placer properties in the clear while 2 Kennedy Lake addresses downgraded to alert

Firefighter at the Garrison Lake wildfire recently. (BC Wildfire)
The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Mural to bring unity takes shape in Summerland

The mural is idea of local Indo-Canadian family whose home was hit by racist graffiti

The unity mural is taking shape at Summerland Middle School. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
File photo

Prolific B.C. offender charged with crimes across Okanagan

Jake Knute Soros is charged with crimes in Keremeos, Cawston, Salmon Arm

File photo
Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. (City of Penticton)

Penticton park hosts overdose awareness event on Tuesday

Monday Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness

Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. (City of Penticton)
The Skaha Creek fire taken Sunday night, Aug. 29, at Walmart. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western News)

UPDATE: Skaha Lake Fire grows to 100 hectares

Fire activity is expected to reduce over the course of the night, according to BC Wildfire

The Skaha Creek fire taken Sunday night, Aug. 29, at Walmart. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western News)
scales of justice (File phto)

Penticton business Singla Bros. Holdings pleads guilty to immigration fraud

Paul Singla’s lawyer says charges against his client will be dropped

scales of justice (File phto)
Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)

Giant movie screen takes over Penticton parking lot

Interior Savings raised over $1,100 for BGC Okanagan with their Movie Under the Stars

Interior Savings held a movie under the stars at the Wholesale Parking lot in Penticton Aug. 25. (Gunnar Fulton)
Coyote Cruises’s new party floats are great for bigger families to float down the channel. (Coyote Cruises)

When it comes to family fun on the water – Penticton has it all

Float down the channel, bounce on the Wibit or rent a floating dock

Coyote Cruises’s new party floats are great for bigger families to float down the channel. (Coyote Cruises)
The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.

Opinion: Kindness needed but hard to find these days

In Penticton, retail workers have seen atrocious behaviour hurled at them

The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.
Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Mexican rescue dog back home with family after 3 days lost in Penticton

Sombra followed the wrong biking group at Campbell Mountain trails Aug. 22

Kristi Laforest gets happy kisses from Sombra who is back home after three days of being lost in Penticton. (Facebook)