Monique Tamminga

A 2021 rendering of a 15-storey tower that is being considered along with townhouses and a smaller apartment building for the Ogopogo Motel property in Penticton. (Submitted)

What Penticton could have looked like if projects of the past went ahead

From a 2nd hwy to Kelowna to 15-storey towers - Penticton could have looked much different

A 2021 rendering of a 15-storey tower that is being considered along with townhouses and a smaller apartment building for the Ogopogo Motel property in Penticton. (Submitted)
Penticton RCMP are looking for witnesses to a New Year’s Eve assault at Skaha Lake. (File photo)

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses to New Year’s Eve assault at beachfront

The victim suffered a broken bone during the assault at the Skaha Lake promenade

Penticton RCMP are looking for witnesses to a New Year’s Eve assault at Skaha Lake. (File photo)
Princess Margaret Secondary’s Horseshoe Theatre is bringing the campy cult classic Little Shop of Horrors to the stage Feb. 1 to 5. (Princess Margaret Facebook)

Little Shop of Horrors takes over Penticton high school

Princess Margaret Secondary presents the dark comedy Feb. 1 to 5

Princess Margaret Secondary’s Horseshoe Theatre is bringing the campy cult classic Little Shop of Horrors to the stage Feb. 1 to 5. (Princess Margaret Facebook)
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton RCMP now looking for dash cam, footage of missing senior’s car

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
Bryan Miles who became well known at Christmas time for fixing up old bikes and giving them to kids for Christmas is in jail charged with sex assault from 2021. The charge has not been proven in court. (Facebook)

Osoyoos bike Santa arrested and behind bars

The man who refurbished bikes this Christmas has been charged with sex assault

Bryan Miles who became well known at Christmas time for fixing up old bikes and giving them to kids for Christmas is in jail charged with sex assault from 2021. The charge has not been proven in court. (Facebook)
Penticton City Council has scheduled a public hearing at City Hall Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. to consider the removal of the current Land Use Contract that governs the protection of the architectural character of the Bogner’s Restaurant site at 302 Eckhardt Ave. W. (Submitted)

Letter: Have your say on Bogner’s heritage at Feb. 7 public hearing

‘Proposed replacement of this beautiful building by RE/MAX is 3-storey concrete and glass box’

Penticton City Council has scheduled a public hearing at City Hall Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. to consider the removal of the current Land Use Contract that governs the protection of the architectural character of the Bogner’s Restaurant site at 302 Eckhardt Ave. W. (Submitted)
Singer song writer Bonnie Raitt is coming to Penticton’s SOEC on Sept. 22. (Submitted)

Legendary singer Bonnie Raitt is giving Penticton something to talk about

Raitt will play the South Okanagan Events Centre Sept. 22

Singer song writer Bonnie Raitt is coming to Penticton’s SOEC on Sept. 22. (Submitted)
Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest Aug. 11 after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022. (Submitted)

Eagles, Abba and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands at Penticton PeachFest

Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022

Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest Aug. 11 after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022. (Submitted)
Frank Cosgrove holds up a sketch that an employee did of the outside of Granny Bogner’s circa 1980s. Cosgrove worked as a sous chef at the popular Penticton restaurant in the 1980s, sharing memories of the soon-to-be gone restaurant. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Sous chef shares memories of Penticton’s iconic Granny Bogner’s before it’s gone

Retired chef Frank Cosgrove has a Granny’s menu from the ’80s when filet mignon was $12.25

Frank Cosgrove holds up a sketch that an employee did of the outside of Granny Bogner’s circa 1980s. Cosgrove worked as a sous chef at the popular Penticton restaurant in the 1980s, sharing memories of the soon-to-be gone restaurant. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The 5th annual Penticton Snakebite Film Festival is nearly sold out before it even began. The festival goes from Feb. 2 to 5. (Image of Snakebite poster)

Countdown to the Penticton Snakebite Film Festival

The film festival runs from Feb. 2 to 5 at Landmark Cinemas

The 5th annual Penticton Snakebite Film Festival is nearly sold out before it even began. The festival goes from Feb. 2 to 5. (Image of Snakebite poster)
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. She was driving a green 1993 Subaru Legacy with BC license plate MXH063. (Facebook)

Update: Search turns up missing woman’s car but not her

Doreen Abbott’s Subaru was found on Greyback Mountain Road

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. She was driving a green 1993 Subaru Legacy with BC license plate MXH063. (Facebook)
Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is hosting its 50th anniversary art exhibit opening Jan. 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)

Penticton Art Gallery celebrates 50 years with unique art exhibit

Celebrations begin Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. for the exhibition opening

Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is hosting its 50th anniversary art exhibit opening Jan. 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)
A figure skater puts on a routine to music when she got the Penticton outdoor rink to herself. (City of Penticton Instagram)

VIDEO: ‘It’s moments like these’ on Penticton’s new outdoor rink

A figure skater took advantage of having the skating facility all to herself

A figure skater puts on a routine to music when she got the Penticton outdoor rink to herself. (City of Penticton Instagram)
Penticton city community services Anthony Haddad (far left) and city planning manager Blake Laven show a slide titled: Penticton lifestyle attracts professionals and remote workers.' The CHBA of South Okanagan hosted Let's Talk Housing at the Cannery Brewery Tuesday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s growing population and future housing a hot topic

CHBA of the South Okanagan hosted builders and the city to talk about housing

Penticton city community services Anthony Haddad (far left) and city planning manager Blake Laven show a slide titled: Penticton lifestyle attracts professionals and remote workers.' The CHBA of South Okanagan hosted Let's Talk Housing at the Cannery Brewery Tuesday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)

‘Don’t worry he will be out in 3 days’: Man dressed as Jesus arrested at Penticton Anthrax concert

The man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the concert and into a police vehicle

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)
Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau at the skills competition at the BCHL All Star weekend held at the outdoor rink on Saturday, Jan. 21. Josh won in shooting accuracy while his brother Bradly won hardest shot. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Opinion: How Penticton became the best hockey town

BCHL All Star weekend success yet another showcase of how much Penticton loves hockey

Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau at the skills competition at the BCHL All Star weekend held at the outdoor rink on Saturday, Jan. 21. Josh won in shooting accuracy while his brother Bradly won hardest shot. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
U11 hockey players from around B.C. came out to Apex Mountain this weekend to participate in the 7th Winter Classic raising $48K for BC Children’s Hospital. (Apex Winter Classic Instagram)

Over $48K raised during U11 Winter Classic Tournament at Apex Mountain

Funds raised from the weekend event go to BC Children’s Hospital

U11 hockey players from around B.C. came out to Apex Mountain this weekend to participate in the 7th Winter Classic raising $48K for BC Children’s Hospital. (Apex Winter Classic Instagram)
Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)

BCHL ‘thrilled’ with how well All Stars Weekend turned out in Penticton

Game results and skills winners are announced as BCHL thanks Penticton

Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)
Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)

Cougar kills Penticton woman’s cat in front of her

The cougar had the cat in its mouth in her yard on Duncan Ave. E

Roxanne Brower puts her hand beside the cougar’s paw print in the snow. She found a cougar with her cat in its mouth Sunday morning. (Roxanne Brower Facebook)
A car caught fire on Highway 97 Sunday afternoon. (Trish Norman Bicknell-Facebook)

Vehicle fire slows Highway 97 traffic between Summerland and Penticton

One lane was blocked both ways Sunday afternoon

A car caught fire on Highway 97 Sunday afternoon. (Trish Norman Bicknell-Facebook)