Monique Tamminga

Stanley Cup champion and local Duncan Keith holds up the Stanley Cup in Penticton in 2013. (File photo)

Stanley Cup comes to Osoyoos to support firefighters

The Cup will be at North Basin Brewing Co. on Monday, Aug. 2

Stanley Cup champion and local Duncan Keith holds up the Stanley Cup in Penticton in 2013. (File photo)
Hundreds lined up to be the first to try out Penticton’s new bike lane going up Martin Street Sunday morning, Aug. 1, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Over 200 cyclists turn out to try Penticton’s bike lane

Cyclists of all ages tried out the two-way cycle track which opened Sunday morning

Hundreds lined up to be the first to try out Penticton’s new bike lane going up Martin Street Sunday morning, Aug. 1, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)

Okanagan Vinyl Fest cancelled in Penticton

Peach City Radio hoping listeners still find a way to support the independent station

The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)
A Gofundme has been set up for a couple who lost everything in the Nk'Mip fire. (Submitted)

Fundraiser set up for couple who lost home in Nk’Mip fire

The pair were living off the grid and now have only the clothes on their back, said niece

A Gofundme has been set up for a couple who lost everything in the Nk'Mip fire. (Submitted)
Kars Under the K makes its return to Main Street Aug. 1. (Tara Bowie photo from the 2019 Kars Under the K)

Kars Under the ‘K’ fun for the whole family on Aug. 1

The Show and Shine and all-day family event will feature live music, food and over 100 classic cars

Kars Under the K makes its return to Main Street Aug. 1. (Tara Bowie photo from the 2019 Kars Under the K)
People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)

Shattered wine bottles close Highway 97 north of Oliver

DriveBC says Highway 97 is closed at Vaseux Lake

People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)
Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward who was scheduled to join the Penticton Vees this September has died in a horrific crash in Minnesota. (NAHL handout)

Penticton Vees incoming recruit dies in horrific crash

Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward was scheduled to join the Vees this September

Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward who was scheduled to join the Penticton Vees this September has died in a horrific crash in Minnesota. (NAHL handout)
Kampe estate (realtor.ca)

Penticton Kampe estate back on the real estate block for $4.5 million

A development proposal for the property was rejected by Penticton council twice

Kampe estate (realtor.ca)
Photo taken July 25 of the Nk'Mip fire from Abour Crescent. (Rob Swan photo)

Just in time: Helicopter douses flames for Oliver firefighters fighting Nk’Mip blaze

Firefighters feel the heat as the Nk’Mip fire continues to challenge Shrike Hill subdivision

Photo taken July 25 of the Nk'Mip fire from Abour Crescent. (Rob Swan photo)
The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.

Entertainment line up released for Penticton’s mini Peach Fest Aug. 7

Tons of live music, Mega Motorcross, dancers, vendors and Peach Fest Royalty

The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.
Approximately 250 to 300 students and adults gathered outside of Penticton’s city hall to participate in the global Climate Strike championed by Swedish environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg in 2019. The message advocated by attendees was clear, they want climate action now. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vacationers welcome to Osoyoos during wildfire, says mayor

Know before you go and be prepared in the event of evacuations though

Approximately 250 to 300 students and adults gathered outside of Penticton’s city hall to participate in the global Climate Strike championed by Swedish environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg in 2019. The message advocated by attendees was clear, they want climate action now. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton police spread thin, only doing reactive policing in summer 2021. (File photo)

Penticton council calls special meeting to deal with policing crisis

Penticton staff sergeant says officers spread thin and only doing reactive policing this summer

Penticton police spread thin, only doing reactive policing in summer 2021. (File photo)
Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.

New evacuation order and state of emergency declared for Thomas Creek fire

Thomas Creek fire expected to be much bigger than the listed 7,200 ha

Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.
This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)

Penticton bylaw looks to province to cleanup homeless encampments along Highway 97

Currently, city taxpayers pick up the tab for enforcement and clean up

This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)
Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)

Thomas Creek jumps in size to 7,279 hectares

BC Wildfire says they expect continued fire growth due to prolonged heat and wind

Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)
Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)

No homes lost on Anarchist Mountain due to Nk’Mip fire

Fire department urges evacuees not to return to their properties

Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)
The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)

Evacuation order issued for Garrison fire, near Princeton

Two large properties near Manning Park put on order, 141 on alert

Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)

Mexican firefighters arrive to help with Nk’Mip fire

Agressive fire behaviour and continued hot, dry conditions challenging fire crews

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)
Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

Mount Baldy Ski Resort being evacuated for Nk’Mip fire

A total of 126 properties evacuated Saturday as the fire moves up the mountain

Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)