Monique Tamminga

Pen High student Myles made this Little Library in his woodworking class and it now stand in front of West Bench Elementary. (Submitted)

Penticton Secondary student makes Little Library for primary school

The Little Library has been installed in front of West Bench Elementary

Pen High student Myles made this Little Library in his woodworking class and it now stand in front of West Bench Elementary. (Submitted)
The Desert Centre in Osoyoos opened on Saturday for the season. (Contributed)

Osoyoos Desert Centre opens for the season

‘Getting out in nature is one of the most important remedies [during] COVID restrictions.’

The Desert Centre in Osoyoos opened on Saturday for the season. (Contributed)
Book Shop by Michael Law

There’s magic and colourful history at Penticton’s largest and oldest book store

The Book Shop, like so many businesses, is wanting to turn the page to the end of this pandemic

Book Shop by Michael Law
The Oliver Fire Department had to put out a fire on their own training ground, and it wasn’t one they set. (Facebook)

Vehicles torched at Oliver Fire Department training grounds

This suspected arson comes after the cars were vandalized earlier and suspicious fire the night before

The Oliver Fire Department had to put out a fire on their own training ground, and it wasn’t one they set. (Facebook)
A structure at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)

Building in Oliver goes up in flames

Power was distrupted in parts of town while the fire was going Thursday night

A structure at Highway 97 and Road 1 went up in flames Thursday night. (Oliver Fire Department)
Penticton Western News editor Monique Tamminga got her Astra Zeneca vaccine on Monday, May 3, 2021 at a Penticton pharmacy. Vaccines and appointments are available at most Penticton pharmacies this week.

More than 22K Penticton residents vaccinated

More than 35,000 people jabbed in South Okanagan so far

Penticton Western News editor Monique Tamminga got her Astra Zeneca vaccine on Monday, May 3, 2021 at a Penticton pharmacy. Vaccines and appointments are available at most Penticton pharmacies this week.
Paul Knight, 64, was vacationing in South Okanagan from the UK when he was killed in a head-on collision in Oliver in July 2018. His wife was severely injured. A trial of the man accused of causing the crash is underway. (Submitted)

Trial underway into fatal crash in Oliver that killed a UK dentist

Daerio Romeo is charged in connection to the Highway 97 head-on

Paul Knight, 64, was vacationing in South Okanagan from the UK when he was killed in a head-on collision in Oliver in July 2018. His wife was severely injured. A trial of the man accused of causing the crash is underway. (Submitted)
Parkway Elementary Gr. 4 and 5 students have created an art project displayed for sale at businesses around Penticton with money raised going back to the school, local charity and internationally. (Submitted)

Penticton elementary students artwork displayed around Penticton

Parkway Elementary Grade 4/5s have art at Lakeside Resort, Blendz and Dragon’s Den

Parkway Elementary Gr. 4 and 5 students have created an art project displayed for sale at businesses around Penticton with money raised going back to the school, local charity and internationally. (Submitted)
Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)

UPDATE: Human error doubled data about calls for police to Penticton’s homeless shelters

Police have now partnered with Interior Health to have a nurse come with them to calls

Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)
Growlers of Penticton’s finest craft beer are displayed on Okanagan Lake beach where they can now be consumed legally. (Ale Trail photo)

Booze on beaches is underway in Penticton

As of May 1 to October, you can bring alcohol to designated beaches and parks

Growlers of Penticton’s finest craft beer are displayed on Okanagan Lake beach where they can now be consumed legally. (Ale Trail photo)
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LETTER: 50 year resident of Green Ave. and friend of Kampe says no to towers

Increased traffic and swampy conditions make this a bad decision

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Niki Didiliuc took this image in Penticton Tuesday night, May 4, 2021.

Train of lights cross Okanagan skies Tuesday night

The long set of lights are likely SpaceX satellites

Niki Didiliuc took this image in Penticton Tuesday night, May 4, 2021.
A family of deer decided to take a stroll down Main Street in downtown Penticton on Monday, stopping for lunch at the empty lot beside the beautiful mural titled “Environment … is in our hands.” (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Family of deer stroll downtown Penticton

The deer stopped for lunch beside a mural on Main Street

A family of deer decided to take a stroll down Main Street in downtown Penticton on Monday, stopping for lunch at the empty lot beside the beautiful mural titled “Environment … is in our hands.” (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The pilots landed the three air tankers and one bird dog at the Penticton airport base on Saturday. Penticton will be their base until at least Aug. 31. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Air tankers have landed in Penticton ready to fight wildfires when needed

The three air tankers and one bird dog will be stationed at the Penticton airport base until Aug. 31

The pilots landed the three air tankers and one bird dog at the Penticton airport base on Saturday. Penticton will be their base until at least Aug. 31. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. (File photo)

Interior Health offers clarification on addictions services

Inpatient treatment services important part of continuum of care, says IH

Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. (File photo)
A crash involving a car and truck took place Monday morning in Oliver on Highway 97 and Road 22. (Oliver Fire Rescue)

Crash in Oliver ties up Highway 97 Monday morning

The road has been cleared and traffic is moving again

A crash involving a car and truck took place Monday morning in Oliver on Highway 97 and Road 22. (Oliver Fire Rescue)
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Witnesses fail to show up at Penticton man’s assault trial

Thomas Kruger-Allen’s trial for three counts of assault causing bodily harm was adjourned

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3 Summerland schools with COVID exposures

3 Summerland schools have COVID exposures

Giant’s Head Elementary added to the list, other schools add more exposure days

3 Summerland schools with COVID exposures
Several Penticton businesses got together to clean up a burned-out motorhome, trailer and more at Carmi rec trails parking lot. (Neda Joss photo)

Surprise clean up of abandoned and burned out vehicles up Carmi in Penticton

Group of local businesses brought in a crane and flatbeds to haul away motorhome, trailer, car

Several Penticton businesses got together to clean up a burned-out motorhome, trailer and more at Carmi rec trails parking lot. (Neda Joss photo)
Raven's Key, by Fred Dobbs, has been a favourite sculpture along Lakeshore in Penticton. But now someone has stolen its key. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Key piece of Penticton public artwork stolen

Raven’s Key, standing along Okanagan Lake’s promenade, is missing its key

Raven's Key, by Fred Dobbs, has been a favourite sculpture along Lakeshore in Penticton. But now someone has stolen its key. (Monique Tamminga Western News)