Monique Tamminga

The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Update: Penticton city council hold closed door meeting

The special meeting is to deal with land matters

The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A vehicle incident shut down Highway 3 near Princeton at 1:30 p.m.

Update: Highway 3 near Princeton now open after crash

DriveBC says expect congestion but all lanes are open

A vehicle incident shut down Highway 3 near Princeton at 1:30 p.m.
Mexican firefighters working hard on the ground for the Nk’Mip wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Update: Evacuation orders downgraded to alerts around Nk’Mip fire

Eight properties have been taken off order for the 16,000 ha Osoyoos blaze

Mexican firefighters working hard on the ground for the Nk’Mip wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
Garrison Lake wildfire spotted Thursday, Aug. 5 at night. (Facebook)

Cooler temperatures, rain help Garrison Lake fire burning near Manning Park

Eastgate received over 10 mm of rain overnight

Garrison Lake wildfire spotted Thursday, Aug. 5 at night. (Facebook)
Cambie Gulick has been rescuing animals during evacuations for the Nk’Mip and White Rock Lake fires. Her truck and trailer was recently damaged during one of those rescues. (Facebook)

Truck and trailer damaged while evacuating animals from Okanagan wildfires

Volunteer Cambie Gulick evacuating horses, livestock from the Nk’Mip, White Rock Lake fires

Cambie Gulick has been rescuing animals during evacuations for the Nk’Mip and White Rock Lake fires. Her truck and trailer was recently damaged during one of those rescues. (Facebook)
Saturday night power outage leaves over 1,000 in the dark. (City of Penticton)

Power pole fire leaves over 1,000 Penticton properties in the dark

Power has been restored and didn’t impact Gyro Park for mini Peach Fest

Saturday night power outage leaves over 1,000 in the dark. (City of Penticton)
Penticton Rotary’s Lobster on the Run drive-thru dinner Aug. 14 is selling fast.

Penticton’s Lobster on the Run selling fast

Drive-thru dinner takes place Aug. 14 with proceeds going to new splash pad at Skaha Lake

Penticton Rotary’s Lobster on the Run drive-thru dinner Aug. 14 is selling fast.
This picture of the Thomas Creek fire was taken the day it started on July 11. It is now at 10,000 hectares. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Evacuation alert lifted for more properties near Thomas Creek wildfire

There are 77 properties in electoral area D that are no longer on evacuation alert

This picture of the Thomas Creek fire was taken the day it started on July 11. It is now at 10,000 hectares. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
RDOS evacuation alert rescind map.

Evacuation alert lifted for more properties near Thomas Creek wildfire

There are 77 properties in electoral area D that are no longer on evacuation alert

RDOS evacuation alert rescind map.
Scales of justice. (File photo)

Keremeos woman charged with arson makes court appearance

In July, firefighters attended several suspicious fires on one property

Scales of justice. (File photo)
One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

One day after being attacked, Penticton ice cream shop owner is back at work

Penticton RCMP have not made any arrests in the serious crime

One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP have the highest caseload in the province.

OPINION: Penticton’s top cops have been sounding the alarm for years

Penticton police are understaffed and overworked and city council piecemeals

Penticton RCMP have the highest caseload in the province.
Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.

Penticton RCMP looking for witnesses to violent robbery at ice cream shop

Many local RCMP resources have been assigned to investigate this serious incident, says police

Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.
Thomas Creek fire seen from West Bench Aug. 3. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Evacuation alert lifted for over 600 OK Falls properties near Thomas Creek fire

Thomas Creek fire moves north towards Penticton

Thomas Creek fire seen from West Bench Aug. 3. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)

Penticton ice cream shops come together to support business owner attacked with hammer

All proceeds from waffle cone sales at the Peach, Tickleberry’s and Lickity Splitz go to Ogo’s

Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)
A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Vehicle crashes into Penticton motel

The van is lodged inside the motel’s office

A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)

Vaccine drop-in clinics extended at Penticton, Summerland farmers’ markets

The COVID-19 immunization clinics will be at the markets for August

Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)
The sign on the door of Ogo's Ice Cream in downtown Penticton reads closed today and tomorrow. The 70-year-old owner was allegedly beaten and robbed Aug. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Downtown Penticton ice cream shop owner beaten and robbed

The 70-year-old victim was hit with a hammer, said victim’s daughter

The sign on the door of Ogo's Ice Cream in downtown Penticton reads closed today and tomorrow. The 70-year-old owner was allegedly beaten and robbed Aug. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Summerland power outage map.

Over 800 Summerland properties experience overnight power outage

Power restored to most customers Wednesday morning

Summerland power outage map.
The Nk’Mip fire as seen from above shortly after it first started July 19. (BC Wildfire)

Some evacuees on Osoyoos Indian Band land get to return home

Several properties around McKinney Road still remain on evacuation order

The Nk’Mip fire as seen from above shortly after it first started July 19. (BC Wildfire)