Monique Tamminga

Home destroyed by the White Rock Lake fire. (Todd McMurray)

Penticton liquor store raises most money for B.C. wildfire victims

BC Liquor and Cannabis Store patrons donated $1.45 million to Red Cross wildfire relief

Home destroyed by the White Rock Lake fire. (Todd McMurray)
A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)

New wildfire in Penticton person-caused

The fire is now listed at .30 hectares and started in the middle of the night

A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)
The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Festival of the Grape squashed for this year in Oliver

The popular grape stomping event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions

The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)

New wildfire spotted in Penticton

The fire can be seen burning above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood

A new fire started above the Sage Mesa neighbourhood in Penticton in the middle of the night Thursday. (Mathieu Mongeau Facebook)
Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)

American lawyer fined for bringing guns across Osoyoos border

Washington lawyer fined $9,100 in Penticton provincial court

Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)
Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)

3 weeks set aside for Osoyoos husband’s manslaughter trial

Roderick Flavell’s wife Tina was found beaten in her Osoyoos home in 2020

Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)
Penticton Law Courts (File photo)

Former Oliver school PAC treasurer faces sentencing for theft

The woman misappropriated funds from the school between 2016 and 2018

Penticton Law Courts (File photo)
Taig Savage

Mounties identify murder victim found at Penticton high school

Taig Savage, 22, was found unresponsive at the track behind Pen Hi on Sept. 5

Taig Savage
A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Community safety should be priority in 2022 budget: Penticton mayor

This follows several high profile crimes including a recent murder outside a Penticton high school

A police officer puts down evidence markers where a young man was found critically injured early Sunday morning (Sept. 5) at Pen Hi. He died shortly after. Police have not ID’d him yet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
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)
(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)
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)
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)

New fire on Penticton Indian Band land Monday morning

The 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)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek wildfire now held, evacuation alerts lifted

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

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
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)
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)
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 Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton

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.