Monique Tamminga

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Masks required at all Penticton facilities, including the gym and pool

New provincial order requires masks at all public facilities

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)

WATCH: Unmasked Penticton woman allegedly spits on employee, drops his phone

Penticton RCMP are looking for the woman who was refused service for not wearing a mask

Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)
Penticton Vees celebrate after winning the Okanagan Cup on home turf recently. The regular season has been pushed forward to Dec. 8. (Vees photo)

Penticton Vees season start delayed to Dec. 8

COVID-19 restrictions have also cancelled all exhibition games

Penticton Vees celebrate after winning the Okanagan Cup on home turf recently. The regular season has been pushed forward to Dec. 8. (Vees photo)
Santa and Mrs. Claus hitched a ride on the South Similkameen Museum’s wagon to greet their fans at the Keremeos Light-Up parade in 2019. COVID has cancelled this year’s event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos Light Up parade cancelled

Event can’t happen but organizers hope everyone lights up the Village instead

Santa and Mrs. Claus hitched a ride on the South Similkameen Museum’s wagon to greet their fans at the Keremeos Light-Up parade in 2019. COVID has cancelled this year’s event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Last year’s Toys for Tots and Teens was a huge success as was high school driven . Because of COVID restrictions, it can’t happen this year but organizers, including high school students, have come up with a two-week campaign called Penticton Provides. (submitted)

Pen High’s 10,000 Tonight food drive cancelled, replaced by bigger ‘Penticton Provides’

New campaign of caring during COVID will go from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10

Last year’s Toys for Tots and Teens was a huge success as was high school driven . Because of COVID restrictions, it can’t happen this year but organizers, including high school students, have come up with a two-week campaign called Penticton Provides. (submitted)
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Man charged in off-road police chase goes into medical distress in Penticton court

Ryan Patrick Regan is facing charges in connection to an off-road pursuit in March

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A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre tries to evict The Bay, files lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Supreme Court alleges The Bay hasn’t paid rent since March

A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors to the annual Santa Parade down Main Street in 2019. This year, the parade will be frozen in time at the SOEC on Dec. 13 as a drive through event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s Santa Parade has changed to drive-thru at SOEC

Candy Cane Lane will take place on Dec. 13

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors to the annual Santa Parade down Main Street in 2019. This year, the parade will be frozen in time at the SOEC on Dec. 13 as a drive through event. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
RCMP. (File photo)

Penticton cab driver arrested for alleged sex assault against passenger

Penticton RCMP confirm arrest of two men

RCMP. (File photo)
A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Skaha Lake Road and Yorkton Ave. on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2020. (Jesse Day)

Pedestrian struck at Skaha Lake Road intersection

Woman was taken to hospital with unknown injuries

A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Skaha Lake Road and Yorkton Ave. on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2020. (Jesse Day)
With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)

Pandemic presents unknowns for junior hockey teams like the Osoyoos Coyotes

With no fans and a shortened season, owners suffer financially

With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)
In 2019, the Penticton Airport runway was shortened to accommodate an exhaust chimney at the neighbouring mill. This had many flights unable to land. Transport Canada has come up with a short term fix. (Western News file photo)

Interim fix for Penticton’s shortened runway

Several flights were unable to land last year

In 2019, the Penticton Airport runway was shortened to accommodate an exhaust chimney at the neighbouring mill. This had many flights unable to land. Transport Canada has come up with a short term fix. (Western News file photo)
Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave's worried Kevin won't make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Adoption offers pour in for Kevin, the broken-winged goose

People from as far as the U.S. and Vancouver Island have reached out to help Kevin

Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave's worried Kevin won't make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Summerland Mayor Toni Boot along with others wear masks at a recent outdoor visit to Penticton (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

Masks now mandatory in all Summerland public facilities

Penticton has not yet followed suit

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Summerland Mayor Toni Boot along with others wear masks at a recent outdoor visit to Penticton (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)

Scouts across B.C. to stop meeting in person as cases surge

A rise in COVID cases across B.C. has Scouts Canada going virtual

Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)
Oliver United Church. (Facebook)

Winter homeless shelter in Oliver goes to public info meeting

Over 40 living in vehicles, tents and the streets of Oliver

Oliver United Church. (Facebook)
Red Deer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 24. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Letter: Salvation Army kettle volunteers needed

Now more than ever, funds needed to help impoverished

Red Deer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 24. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
A ‘Vote No Bike Lane on Martin’ sign appeared in the 200 Martin Street. The city of Penticton will hold its last public hearing on the proposed Lake to Lake cycle route on Nov. 16. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
A ‘Vote No Bike Lane on Martin’ sign appeared in the 200 Martin Street. The city of Penticton will hold a public hearing on the proposed route for the Lake to Lake bike lane on Nov. 16. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Don’t attend public hearings in person in Penticton – urges city hall

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Penticton asks people to have their say virtually

A ‘Vote No Bike Lane on Martin’ sign appeared in the 200 Martin Street. The city of Penticton will hold its last public hearing on the proposed Lake to Lake cycle route on Nov. 16. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
A ‘Vote No Bike Lane on Martin’ sign appeared in the 200 Martin Street. The city of Penticton will hold a public hearing on the proposed route for the Lake to Lake bike lane on Nov. 16. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
The First World War movie 1917 is playing today at Penticton Landmark Cinemas at 3:25 p.m.

First World War movie ‘1917’ playing today

For every ticket sold, $2 donated to the Poppy Fund

The First World War movie 1917 is playing today at Penticton Landmark Cinemas at 3:25 p.m.
News editor Monique Tamminga's grandmother celebrates on a Canadian army truck on the day Holland was liberated the Canadians helped win the Second World War.

COLUMN: Grandparents share horrors of war so we never forget

Dutch Canadians forever grateful for liberating the Netherlands

News editor Monique Tamminga's grandmother celebrates on a Canadian army truck on the day Holland was liberated the Canadians helped win the Second World War.