Monique Tamminga

Penticton courts

Penticton man accused in random attack on boys freed on bail

Bryan Lamb took his bail request to the Supreme Court after being denied in Provincial Court

Penticton courts
George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Estate Winery, seen here enjoying the view and wine from his Cawston winery. Hanson passed away suddenly Feb. 7, 2021. (Contributed)

Condolences pour in for beloved Similkameen winemaker

George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Winery in Cawston, died Feb. 7

George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones Estate Winery, seen here enjoying the view and wine from his Cawston winery. Hanson passed away suddenly Feb. 7, 2021. (Contributed)
Penticton Law Courts

Trial for Penticton man accused of random attack on boys continues in April

Bryan Lamb faces two unrelated trials in March

Penticton Law Courts
A cart with a homeless person’s belongings waits outside the makeshift shelter in a Main Street alley. (Western News file photo)

Cold weather shelter opens in Penticton for those experiencing homelessness

There is still nowhere for people to warm up during the day, says shelter operator

A cart with a homeless person’s belongings waits outside the makeshift shelter in a Main Street alley. (Western News file photo)
The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)

Safety barriers en route to Okanagan highways

Concrete dividers coming between Vernon and Armstrong, and in Summerland

The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)
This picture was taken Sunday morning in the Apex Mountain parking lot near Penticton. A whopping 27 centimetres of snow has fallen there in 24 hours, 85 cms in the past three days and 109 cms in the past five days. (James Shalman photo)

More than 25 centimetres of snow dumps on Okanagan ski hills

Baldy Mountain says the extra snow this week calls for extra caution in the backcountry

This picture was taken Sunday morning in the Apex Mountain parking lot near Penticton. A whopping 27 centimetres of snow has fallen there in 24 hours, 85 cms in the past three days and 109 cms in the past five days. (James Shalman photo)
Tickleberry’s has opened their downtown Penticton location early. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

The double scoop on Tickleberry’s opening in downtown Penticton

The popular ice cream shop opened up early and people couldn’t be happier about it

Tickleberry’s has opened their downtown Penticton location early. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Liz Marshall’s artwork displayed at Nautical Dog Cafe. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton art cafe showcases unique experience

The Skaha Lake restaurant is featuring six local artists’ work

Liz Marshall’s artwork displayed at Nautical Dog Cafe. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
People looking at Apex’s webcams did a double take when the video showed what appeared to be a skier upside down in the snow beside the chairlift. (Facebook / Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex dummy goes powder snorkeling

People saw the downed ‘skier’ on the mountain’s webcams, weren’t sure if it was a prank - it is

People looking at Apex’s webcams did a double take when the video showed what appeared to be a skier upside down in the snow beside the chairlift. (Facebook / Apex Mountain Resort)
Summerland Secondary

COVID-19 exposure at Summerland Secondary School

A letter was sent home to parents Feb. 2

Summerland Secondary
PIB

COVID-19 outbreak forces Penticton Indian Band to issue ‘shelter at home’ order

There are now nine residents sick with COVID-19, four seriously ill

PIB
Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)

Border closure delays trial for U.S. lawyer accused of bringing guns into B.C.

Shawn Jensen is charged with gun smuggling across the Osoyoos border

Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)
courts

‘He grabbed my neck hard’: boy testifies in Penticton assault trial

Brian Lamb’s trial accused of assaulting two children began in Penticton court

courts
Penticton courts

Penticton man accused of assaulting two children in a park faces trial this week

Brian Lamb, 50, is charged with two counts of assault in connection to the Kaleden incident

Penticton courts
Vaseux Lake in winter. (Facebook)

Dogs rescued after falling through Okanagan Lake

Good Samaritans saved the trapped dogs

Vaseux Lake in winter. (Facebook)
Lesley Lutes, UBCO professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Obesity and Well-being Research Excellence. (Submitted)

UBCO psychologist part of Bell Let’s Talk virtual panel tonight at 6 p.m.

Panel will talk about coping under the stress of this pandemic

Lesley Lutes, UBCO professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Obesity and Well-being Research Excellence. (Submitted)
Superstore

Three employees test positive for COVID-19 at Okanagan Superstore

Penticton 7 Eleven has reopened after closing for a week for COVID

Superstore
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Chimney fire spreads to roof of Okanagan home

Fire crews had to return twice to the house and go through the roof to find the flames

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
Oliver Elementary School

Former Oliver PAC treasurer charged with fraud returns to court

Belinda Yorke will be in court to fix a date for trial in February

Oliver Elementary School
Penticton fire crews quickly put out a small blaze at a home on Duncan Ave. E Monday night. (Mike Biden photo)

South Okanagan house fire sends one to hospital

The fire at the Duncan Place home was cooking related

Penticton fire crews quickly put out a small blaze at a home on Duncan Ave. E Monday night. (Mike Biden photo)