Monique Tamminga

The old Shielings Motel is being demolished for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Affordable seniors housing coming to Shielings Motel site in Penticton

The city hopes to turn a portion of the site into affordable housing

The old Shielings Motel is being demolished for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
The patio at Taquila Vallarta on Main Street in Penticton. Chrystina Barnard made it her mission to do a 19 day patio crawl to promote local eateries. (Chrystina Barnard Facebook)

Penticton foodie commits to 19-day patio crawl to promote local restaurants

The small business owner wanted to help out eateries hurt by the new restrictions

The patio at Taquila Vallarta on Main Street in Penticton. Chrystina Barnard made it her mission to do a 19 day patio crawl to promote local eateries. (Chrystina Barnard Facebook)
These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)

Hundreds of nails placed on popular Penticton bike trail

A mountain biker took to Facebook to warn others about the nails

These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)
Flight with COVID

Another Kelowna flight with COVID-19 exposure

Westjet flight on April 5 from Kelowna to Edmonton

Flight with COVID
Chris Jentsch, owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars in Oliver passed away on April 2.

Okanagan winery owner dies

The owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars died on April 2 at the age of 58

Chris Jentsch, owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars in Oliver passed away on April 2.
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Film crews setting up at Skaha Bluff where a TV pilot is being filmed all week. (Kevin Woo Facebook)

Costner’s TV pilot takes over popular Penticton rock climbing site

Filming will take place this week at Skaha Bluffs

Film crews setting up at Skaha Bluff where a TV pilot is being filmed all week. (Kevin Woo Facebook)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Man angrily spreads feces in front of Penticton homeless shelter

Alleged culprit said he’s ‘just sick of the homeless people,’ says witness

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

WATCH: Penticton’s favourite goose has made a friend

The pair have been seen together for the past couple weeks

Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Const. Michael Rampone, a member of the Penticton RCMP Indigenous Policing Services (IPS) section had the honour of meeting nine-year-old Summer-Paige, who is arguably not only the BC RCMP’s youngest, but most inspirational recruiter.

BC RCMP’s youngest recruiter inspires South Okanagan officers

Summer-Paige presented to her class about how to become a police officer

Const. Michael Rampone, a member of the Penticton RCMP Indigenous Policing Services (IPS) section had the honour of meeting nine-year-old Summer-Paige, who is arguably not only the BC RCMP’s youngest, but most inspirational recruiter.
Bad Tattoo Brewing's ‘Quarantine Calendar’ is a way to countdown the lockdown with a beer a day for every day of the new health order restrictions banning indoor dining. (Facebook)

South Okanagan brewery finds a way to cure those lockdown blues

Bad Tattoo Brewing created the ‘Quarantine Calendar,’ a beer for every day of dining restrictions

Bad Tattoo Brewing's ‘Quarantine Calendar’ is a way to countdown the lockdown with a beer a day for every day of the new health order restrictions banning indoor dining. (Facebook)
Nicholas Kruger, well known for his comic relief and positive messages on social media, has hid gift cards all over Penticton and is posting their locations throughout the day as a way to help out local eateries. (File photo)

Restaurant gift cards hidden all over Penticton on Easter Sunday

Community advocate Nicholas Kruger partnered with eateries to create the Easter hunt

Nicholas Kruger, well known for his comic relief and positive messages on social media, has hid gift cards all over Penticton and is posting their locations throughout the day as a way to help out local eateries. (File photo)
Part of the Greenwood Forest Products exhaust system has been labelled an “obstacle” by Transport Canada resulting in a shortening of the Penticton Regional Airport runway. (Western News file photo)

Prominent Penticton lumber mill shutters

Employees last day at Greenwood Forest Products is April 2

Part of the Greenwood Forest Products exhaust system has been labelled an “obstacle” by Transport Canada resulting in a shortening of the Penticton Regional Airport runway. (Western News file photo)
This is the steel barrier design that will be installed in the 100 to 300 block of Martin Street for the bike lane. (Screen grab)

Penticton gives unanimous approval to start work on bike lane

Lake to Lake bike lane work will begin on Martin Street in May

This is the steel barrier design that will be installed in the 100 to 300 block of Martin Street for the bike lane. (Screen grab)
The popular Penticton Elvis Festival is cancelled again this June again. (File photo)

Penticton Elvis Festival cancelled

“It is with heavy hearts and great disappointment we can’t host our Festival again this year”

The popular Penticton Elvis Festival is cancelled again this June again. (File photo)
The Okanagan Fest of Ale is cancelled for 2021. (File photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale officially cancelled for 2021

This is the second year the local beer festival has been cancelled

The Okanagan Fest of Ale is cancelled for 2021. (File photo)
The City of Penticton’s temporary permit expires today at Victory Church. (Jesse Day Western News)

Controversial Penticton shelter permit expires today

Shelter operator says they are focused on caring for the many people who use the facility

The City of Penticton’s temporary permit expires today at Victory Church. (Jesse Day Western News)
The Nautical Dog Cafe at Skaha marina is getting its patio ready in hopes Mother Nature will provide where provincial restrictions have taken away indoor dining. (Facebook)

Penticton restaurants reeling under new restrictions

Staff hours being cut, food already ordered as the province pauses indoor dining until April 19

The Nautical Dog Cafe at Skaha marina is getting its patio ready in hopes Mother Nature will provide where provincial restrictions have taken away indoor dining. (Facebook)
The front and entrance to the Scotiabank downtown was smashed in Tuesday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Windows smashed, back door lit on fire at downtown Penticton bank

Police are looking for witnesses or video of the 4 a.m. arson and break-in

The front and entrance to the Scotiabank downtown was smashed in Tuesday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Bylaw officers arrive Monday morning to a camp at the Chamber office and washrooms on Lakeshore Drive. (Facebook)

Camp set up beside Penticton’s iconic Peach, blocking Chamber office

Bylaws said the pair tenting there are well known to them, moved along

Bylaw officers arrive Monday morning to a camp at the Chamber office and washrooms on Lakeshore Drive. (Facebook)