Monique Tamminga

Wildfire at night. (Mike Biden)

Evacuation order rescinded for Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls

Those 77 properties now join the 627 homes on evacuation alert

Wildfire at night. (Mike Biden)
This Great Pyrenees puppy named Sheru seen in better days at Skaha Lake park. On July 7, while on leash near the Peach, this poor puppy was viciously attacked by a large breed dog and is now in ICU. (Submitted)

Penticton puppy in intensive care after attack at Okanagan Lake promenade

The 9-week-old puppy was being walked on-leash when a large dog viciously attacked

This Great Pyrenees puppy named Sheru seen in better days at Skaha Lake park. On July 7, while on leash near the Peach, this poor puppy was viciously attacked by a large breed dog and is now in ICU. (Submitted)
As the Thomas Creek wildfire continues to grow, an evacuation order has been issued for 77 homes, and 600 on alert near Okanagan Falls. (Meghann Fletcher photo)

Extensive smoke and heat challenges fast-moving OK Falls wildfire

77 homes are under evacuation order and 627 on alert with a local state of emergency

As the Thomas Creek wildfire continues to grow, an evacuation order has been issued for 77 homes, and 600 on alert near Okanagan Falls. (Meghann Fletcher photo)
The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)

Thomas Creek wildfire grows to 500 hectares, local state of emergency for Okanagan Falls

Evacuation alert issued for over 600 homes east of Skaha Lake

The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)
This is taken from Kaleden looking over at the new fire that erupted Sunday afternoon above OK Falls. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)

UPDATE: OK Falls wildfire grows to over 100 ha

The huge plume of smoke is visible around Penticton Sunday afternoon

This is taken from Kaleden looking over at the new fire that erupted Sunday afternoon above OK Falls. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)
Stefanie Iverson took this photo from Highway 97. (Facebook)

Large wildfire erupts above OK Falls in South Okanagan

The huge plume of smoke is visible around Penticton Sunday afternoon

Stefanie Iverson took this photo from Highway 97. (Facebook)
BC Children's Dream Lottery prize home is in Penticton at 166 Fawn Court. (Rendering)

Dream Lottery grand prizes include home in Penticton, package valued over $2.5M

The prize includes $60K for furnishings, a boat, Audi, truck and $1.1M cash

BC Children's Dream Lottery prize home is in Penticton at 166 Fawn Court. (Rendering)
57-year-old hairdresser Kathy Richardson (left) was found dead in her Naramata home June 9, 2021. Her son Wade Cudmore (right), 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder June 18 in relation to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. Richardson uploaded this profile photo to Facebook in March 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)

Man accused of killing Kamloops brothers in Penticton court

Wade Cudmore is in court while his co-accused remains at large

57-year-old hairdresser Kathy Richardson (left) was found dead in her Naramata home June 9, 2021. Her son Wade Cudmore (right), 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder June 18 in relation to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. Richardson uploaded this profile photo to Facebook in March 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)
Wildflowers, rare grasslands and at risk species are part of the rich landscape of the Park Rill Floodplain which is now part of the Nature Trust of B.C. in the South Okanagan. (Graham Osborne photo)

151 acres of biodiverse South Okanagan land donated to Nature Trust of B.C.

The land near Willowbrook is home to rare grasslands and at-risk animals

Wildflowers, rare grasslands and at risk species are part of the rich landscape of the Park Rill Floodplain which is now part of the Nature Trust of B.C. in the South Okanagan. (Graham Osborne photo)
A new fire has started up off Highway 3 in Osoyoos Monday morning. (Lynn Smith Facebook)

New wildfire in Osoyoos closes portion of Highway 3

Three bombers and helicopter are attacking the fire near Spotted Lake

A new fire has started up off Highway 3 in Osoyoos Monday morning. (Lynn Smith Facebook)
Helicopters were dropping water on the fire near Oliver almost immediately. One local woman credits their quick action for saving her home seen here. (Silvia Jade Facebook)

Oliver wildfire grows overnight, deemed human caused

Osoyoos Indian Band declares evacuation alert for two dozen homes

Helicopters were dropping water on the fire near Oliver almost immediately. One local woman credits their quick action for saving her home seen here. (Silvia Jade Facebook)
An out of control wildfire has started five kilometres from the town of Oliver Sunday evening. (Gwen Bruce-Duncan Facebook)

UPDATE: Crews get upper hand on wildfire burning near town of Oliver

The fire is already 8 ha in size and out of control, possibly one home lost

An out of control wildfire has started five kilometres from the town of Oliver Sunday evening. (Gwen Bruce-Duncan Facebook)
According to his wife, an Osoyoos man was stabbed multiple times in Osoyoos Saturday night, July 3, 2021. (File photo)

Osoyoos RCMP actively investigating attempted robbery and stabbing

A youth stabbed a 52-year-old man and hit him over the head with a skateboard

According to his wife, an Osoyoos man was stabbed multiple times in Osoyoos Saturday night, July 3, 2021. (File photo)
A new wildfire has started at Tinhorn Creek and Mount Kobau Saturday, according to BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Lightning storm sparks at least one of three new wildfires in South Okanagan

New wildfires at Tinhorn Creek, Hester Creek and Mount Kobau

A new wildfire has started at Tinhorn Creek and Mount Kobau Saturday, according to BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)
A water advisory had been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Water advisory lifted for Okanagan Beach in Penticton

Water tests on July 3 record normal levels of bacteria

A water advisory had been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)

Masks recommended on transit across B.C.

Despite mask requirements lifting July 1, face coverings still recommended on transit

Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)
A man from Edmonton got himself in hot water by leaving his dog in a hot car while he went swimming in Oliver, B.C. Sunday June 28, 2021. (Government of B.C. photo)

Edmonton man leaves dog in hot truck while taking a dip in Oliver lake

RCMP lured dog into police car with cheese, brought to detachment to cool down and drink water

A man from Edmonton got himself in hot water by leaving his dog in a hot car while he went swimming in Oliver, B.C. Sunday June 28, 2021. (Government of B.C. photo)
Penticton law courts

Chronic offender a free man after attacks on young boys near Penticton

Judge sentenced Brian Lamb to time served in jail

Penticton law courts
Penticton law courts

Penticton criminal a free man after attacks on young boys

Judge sentenced Bryan Lamb to time served in jail

Penticton law courts
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry visited the Interior Health region the week of June 22-to 25, 2021 to say thank you to all the frontline workers. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits Interior Health, says thank you to frontline workers

Interior Health has some pockets of low immunization rates, but is overall doing well

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry visited the Interior Health region the week of June 22-to 25, 2021 to say thank you to all the frontline workers. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)