Monique Tamminga

Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)

Injured cyclist rescued from KVR Trail in Penticton

This was Penticton Search and Rescue’s second call on Saturday

Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.

IH CEO rejects Penticton’s request to restore funding to Pathways

IH says services to addictions have increased since the health authority took over

Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.
It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)

Popular Summerland skeleton display welcome baby girl

Dr. Bones delivers skeleton baby on Trout Creek lawn

It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)
Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)

VIDEO: Trying to survive the streets of Penticton

Newly released videos show the real stories of people experiencing homelessness

Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)
This orange Kona Process and red Commencal Meta race bike were stolen out of truck parked at the Nature’s Fare in Penticton for just a few short minutes Saturday in a brazen theft Oct. 9. (Facebook)

Brazen bike theft outside busy Penticton mall leaves couple shocked

One woman tried to stop the thief who pushed her away

This orange Kona Process and red Commencal Meta race bike were stolen out of truck parked at the Nature’s Fare in Penticton for just a few short minutes Saturday in a brazen theft Oct. 9. (Facebook)
Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)

VIDEO: Don’t throw water on stove-top grease fire: Oliver Fire Department

Video shows how throwing half a cup of water on fire reacts like an explosion

Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)
The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton councillor questions why COVID restart funds haven’t been spent

‘Businesses and families hanging on by their fingernails’: Judy Sentes

The kindness meter stands outside City Hall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief

Crime caseloads has put Penticton in crisis mode: Mayor

Penticton’s reputation with residents and tourists at stake, says one councillor

Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief
Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief

Penticton council decides on hiring more police, bylaw officers

Penticton officers have the highest caseload in B.C.: Police chief

Penticton RCMP officers have the highest caseload in B.C., according to police chief
Skeleton family having some fun using each other's arms as bats to hit down the pumpkin pinata.

Naramata family scares up daily boneyard displays for Halloween

The skeletons’ antics change daily and can viewed day or night

Skeleton family having some fun using each other's arms as bats to hit down the pumpkin pinata.
police badge file photo

No foul play suspected with body found across from Penticton detachment

RCMP said the deceased was a local man experiencing homelessness

police badge file photo
Penticton resident Teagan Phillips is headed to Cambridge to get her Masters in the philosophy of physics. (Submitted)

Penticton resident off to Cambridge to pursue a master’s degree

Teagan Phillips attending renowned English university to research the philosophy of physics

Penticton resident Teagan Phillips is headed to Cambridge to get her Masters in the philosophy of physics. (Submitted)
Police car

RCMP search for overdue couple ATVing near Summerland-Princeton Highway

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home Oct. 1

Police car
One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)

One person has died as COVID cases double at Penticton care home

Village by the Station now has 22 cases of COVID-19

One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A new sculpture has gone up at Manitou Park in Naramata created by PIB artist Clint George. The sculpture is depicting an eagle alighting on a tree-top nest further celebrating and bringing awareness to this important place and the syilx (Okanagan) people. (Submitted)

Penticton Indian Band sculpture raising in Naramata

Band member and artist Clint George/wàpupxn created the eagle sculpture at Manitou Park

A new sculpture has gone up at Manitou Park in Naramata created by PIB artist Clint George. The sculpture is depicting an eagle alighting on a tree-top nest further celebrating and bringing awareness to this important place and the syilx (Okanagan) people. (Submitted)
Bear spray. (Contributed)

Penticton couple assaulted with bear spray while sitting in a car

Police are now looking to identify the suspect in the Sept. 10 incident

Bear spray. (Contributed)
This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)

Alcohol suspected in Oliver tractor rollover that sent man to hospital

Air ambulance took the tractor driver to Kelowna hospital

This photo was taken after the driver of this tractor was rescued and an air ambulance took the patient to hospital Sunday. (Oliver Fire)
Mid-August to mid-September is the birthing season for rattlesnakes, like this small western rattlesnake that had to be moved out of a subdivision. (Government of B.C. photo)

Learn about the 7 snake species living in South Okanagan

Snake expert coming to Penticton Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 28

Mid-August to mid-September is the birthing season for rattlesnakes, like this small western rattlesnake that had to be moved out of a subdivision. (Government of B.C. photo)
The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)

Penticton hotel tax going up next summer

City council approves 1% increase

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)