Monique Tamminga

A family in Oliver lost their home to a stubborn fire on Monday. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)

Oliver family loses home to fire

House had to be knocked down because of stubborn blaze, said fire department

A family in Oliver lost their home to a stubborn fire on Monday. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)
Eli was stabbed in downtown Kelowna and died later in hospital. The woman who has pleaded guilty to his death will be sentenced. (file photo)

Young woman who stabbed and killed Penticton teen to be sentenced this month

It’s two years this month that Elijah (Eli) Beauregard, 16, was killed

Eli was stabbed in downtown Kelowna and died later in hospital. The woman who has pleaded guilty to his death will be sentenced. (file photo)
This bear was visiting the Eastside Road area, near OK Falls recently. (Brenda Veller Facebook)

Last summer’s wildfire in Penticton brings bears down mountain

Conservation officers hope residents near Christie Mountain can manage attractants

This bear was visiting the Eastside Road area, near OK Falls recently. (Brenda Veller Facebook)
Drivebc.ca posted the picture of the Anarchist Summit on Highway 3, just outside Osoyoos with slushy conditions on June 7, 2021. (Drive BC)

Snow in June hits South Okanagan

Residents of Anarchist Mountain, near Osoyoos, woke to the white stuff Monday, June 7

Drivebc.ca posted the picture of the Anarchist Summit on Highway 3, just outside Osoyoos with slushy conditions on June 7, 2021. (Drive BC)
BC Housing has just announced it will fund the proposed five-storey affordable housing project at 603 Main Street. (Western News file photo)

BC Housing announces funding of 5-storey affordable housing in downtown Penticton

M’akalo Housing Society had applied to the province to fund the 28-unit tower at 603 Main Street

BC Housing has just announced it will fund the proposed five-storey affordable housing project at 603 Main Street. (Western News file photo)
The model railway which recreates the Kettle Valley Railway throughout Okanagan, is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler situated at 1699 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton.

Penticton Kettle Valley Model Railway Club looking for new members

The model railway is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler

The model railway which recreates the Kettle Valley Railway throughout Okanagan, is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler situated at 1699 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton.
Spidermen doing the Penticton beer run in 2019. (Facebook)

Penticton Beer Run set for this month

8 beer stops, 5 eateries and 10 km of scenic Penticton on June 19

Spidermen doing the Penticton beer run in 2019. (Facebook)
Lightning struck this tree near a home in Oliver Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Lightning catches tree on fire near Oliver home

Resident thanked the fire department for quick action, saying the boom probably heard from town

Lightning struck this tree near a home in Oliver Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)

Woman’s body recovered from fast moving river near Keremeos

Amy Sabean’s family has since been notified and the BC Coroners Service is investigating

Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)
Phyllis Zella took this great photo of Friday's sunset in Penticton. (Facebook)

Okanagan Lake turns pink during Friday’s sunset

Colours of first orange and then pink delight South Okanagan sky watchers

Phyllis Zella took this great photo of Friday's sunset in Penticton. (Facebook)
Flags fly at half mast at Pen-High and all school properties across SD67. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Okanagan Skaha schools flags fly at half mast for 215 children buried in Kamloops

Focus will be on making respectful, age-appropriate curriculum about residential schools

Flags fly at half mast at Pen-High and all school properties across SD67. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Marcia Gee is aiming to raise $1,000 and ride 200 km in August for the SickKids Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Riding for the kids in Penticton

Marcia Gee is aiming to raise $1,000 and ride 200 km for SickKids Foundation

Marcia Gee is aiming to raise $1,000 and ride 200 km in August for the SickKids Foundation. (Submitted photo)
A ban on all open fires begins in the city of Penticton effective, June 4, 2021. (File photo)

Fire ban issued for Penticton due to dangerously dry conditions

The ban aligns with unusually dry spring and expected rapid wildfire development, says fire chief

A ban on all open fires begins in the city of Penticton effective, June 4, 2021. (File photo)
Residents of a Winnipeg Street apartment complex were evacuated after a fire broke out in the parkade area Wednesday night. The fire was limited to a storage room. (Penticton Fire Department)

Fire at downtown Penticton apartment complex

Residents evacuated while firefighters knock down storage room blaze

Residents of a Winnipeg Street apartment complex were evacuated after a fire broke out in the parkade area Wednesday night. The fire was limited to a storage room. (Penticton Fire Department)
A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

1.6 % Penticton youth are experiencing homelessness

Of youth who participated in survey, 23.9% experienced homelessness at some point

A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
Penticton city candidate Isaac Gilbert thanks the vandal of his election signs for spreading a message he very much believes in and supports. (Facebook)

Penticton city by-election candidate thanks person who vandalized election sign

Isaac Gilbert said the vandalism of ‘I love gay rights’ aligns with his values and support of LGBTQ2S+

Penticton city candidate Isaac Gilbert thanks the vandal of his election signs for spreading a message he very much believes in and supports. (Facebook)
Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)

Boy becomes local star with adorable ads for parents’ Penticton grocery store

Aarav Gaba does all the marketing for Global Grocers

Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)
LocoLanding owner Diana Stirling is speaking out after relentless attacks on her teenage staff and online for the business’ mask policy. (LocoLanding photo Facebook)

Penticton adventure park employee berated, brought to tears by parent over mask policy

‘It’s awful behaviour and it’s relentless,’ says LocoLanding owner

LocoLanding owner Diana Stirling is speaking out after relentless attacks on her teenage staff and online for the business’ mask policy. (LocoLanding photo Facebook)
After a one year hiatus, the Naramata Community Market returns Wednesday, June 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Submitted)

Naramata Community Market opens Wednesday, June 2

Opening day will have food trucks, local entertainment, produce and artisans

After a one year hiatus, the Naramata Community Market returns Wednesday, June 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Submitted)
All 10 candidates for the city by-election this June 19 were put on the hot seat Sunday during a forum put on by seniors’ groups. (Penticton Chamber photo)

Penticton by-elections candidates speak to seniors issues

All 10 candidates shared views on housing, safety, parks and accessibility

All 10 candidates for the city by-election this June 19 were put on the hot seat Sunday during a forum put on by seniors’ groups. (Penticton Chamber photo)