Monique Tamminga

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)
Penticton RCMP say two vehicles were seen leaving the Penticton Ramada parking lot at a high rate of speed before one of the vehicles was seen firing at the other. (Google Maps)

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses to possible daytime shootout

Two vehicle give chase near the Ramada parking lot leading to possible shots fired, said police

Penticton RCMP say two vehicles were seen leaving the Penticton Ramada parking lot at a high rate of speed before one of the vehicles was seen firing at the other. (Google Maps)
It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)

Kiteboarders catch major air in Penticton during Sunday’s windstorm

Kiteboarders and windsurfers took to Skaha Lake in droves Sunday

It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)
Eva Pölöskey of Accent Chocolates on Main Street has been as busy as the Easter bunny handcrafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Penticton chocolatiers make egg-cellent treats just in time for Easter

Accent Chocolates has been busy making hand-painted Easter eggs

Eva Pölöskey of Accent Chocolates on Main Street has been as busy as the Easter bunny handcrafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

‘No more hate and hurt’ was the message at Penticton rally against Asian racism

Around 150 people came out to denounce the uptick of violence and hate against Asians

Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
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Penticton man accused of assaulting two boys faces two separate criminal trials this week

Bryan Lamb’s trial for the random attack on two young boys continues in April

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Roch Fortin, owner of the Okanagan’s only maple syrup store Maple Roch in Summerland, shows how sap from sugar maple trees at Nomad Cider is boiled and turned into syrup. (Monique Tamminga)

Turning Summerland sap into sweet syrup

Dozens took in fun of tasting and watching syrup boil on Sunday

Roch Fortin, owner of the Okanagan’s only maple syrup store Maple Roch in Summerland, shows how sap from sugar maple trees at Nomad Cider is boiled and turned into syrup. (Monique Tamminga)
Mayor John Vassilaki (File)

Penticton mayor backpedals comments about making people with mental illness ‘normal’

“I didn’t mean it to come out the way people take it” says John Vassilaki

Mayor John Vassilaki (File)
Trevor Guerard, owner of Guerard’s Fine Furniture, is auctioning off these two leather powered recliners with 100 per cent of the proceeds to be donated to Pathways. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Fixture of downtown Penticton backs Pathways with fundraiser

Guerards’ Furniture has family connection to Pathways, auctions chairs to help addictions centre

Trevor Guerard, owner of Guerard’s Fine Furniture, is auctioning off these two leather powered recliners with 100 per cent of the proceeds to be donated to Pathways. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
The Starbucks at Riverside Dr. closed because an employee has COVID. (Google Maps)

Penticton’s Starbucks closes for COVID-19 case

The Riverside Drive location is undergoing a deep clean and will re-open Thursday

The Starbucks at Riverside Dr. closed because an employee has COVID. (Google Maps)
Police have cordoned off an area outside a West Kelowna strip mall near Highway 97 and Elk Road on Sunday morning. (Dave Ogilvie photo)

UPDATE: One man dead after ‘targeted shooting’ near Highway 97 in West Kelowna

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime unit is investigating the homicide

Police have cordoned off an area outside a West Kelowna strip mall near Highway 97 and Elk Road on Sunday morning. (Dave Ogilvie photo)
(Phil McLachlan photo)

Penticton police arrive to hit-and-run to find man stabbed

The suspects and the vehicle left before RCMP arrived

(Phil McLachlan photo)
This is all that was left of a Volvo that caught fire on Green Lake Road, just out of Okanagan Falls on Tuesday. (Facebook)

Vehicle catches fire while being driven in Okanagan Falls

The driver pulled over and watched his Volvo quickly go up in flames

This is all that was left of a Volvo that caught fire on Green Lake Road, just out of Okanagan Falls on Tuesday. (Facebook)
Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids on Tuesday, March 16. Vaccines have been going into 240 Penticton arms a day. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Penticton vaccinating 240 per day

The clinic at the convention centre is open seven days a week for people over 80

Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids on Tuesday, March 16. Vaccines have been going into 240 Penticton arms a day. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Roch Fortin, owner of the Okanagan’s only maple syrup store Maple Roch in Summerland, shows how sap from sugar maple trees at Nomad Cider is boiled and turned into syrup. (Monique Tamminga)

Turning Summerland sap into sweet syrup

Dozens took in fun of tasting and watching syrup boil on Sunday

Roch Fortin, owner of the Okanagan’s only maple syrup store Maple Roch in Summerland, shows how sap from sugar maple trees at Nomad Cider is boiled and turned into syrup. (Monique Tamminga)
One of Penticton's favourite sculptures Dawn has been taken down after being vandalized with paint last month. (Idris Hudson)

PHOTO TRIBUTE: Penticton’s sun goddess is no more

After being vandalized, the PRH art committee is replacing her with four new sculptures

One of Penticton's favourite sculptures Dawn has been taken down after being vandalized with paint last month. (Idris Hudson)
More than 40 people with signs demonstrated their support outside Pathways Addictions Resource Centre on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Protesters gather as Interior Health prepares to pull addiction resource funding

More than 40 gather with signs, saying the potential closure will be catastrophic for community

More than 40 people with signs demonstrated their support outside Pathways Addictions Resource Centre on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)