Monique Tamminga

This sign was put up at McKinney Place in Oliver to thank the heroes working through Okanagan's deadliest outbreak of COVID-19. (Facebook)

Seven dead and 73 infected with COVID-19 at South Okanagan long-term care home

The outbreak claimed four more lives over the weekend

This sign was put up at McKinney Place in Oliver to thank the heroes working through Okanagan's deadliest outbreak of COVID-19. (Facebook)
Police are advising to stay off the Coquihalla today with 30 cm of snow expected to fall. This was the Coquihalla at 8 a.m.

Snow day in the Okanagan

Snow accumulating on all major roads and highways, crash in Princeton

Police are advising to stay off the Coquihalla today with 30 cm of snow expected to fall. This was the Coquihalla at 8 a.m.
Donning Santa hats, Ellsy Mackie and her friend head off for their last golf game of the season on Dec. 20, 2020. (Monique Tamminga / Western News)

Only in the Okanagan can you golf and ski on the same day

Golfers enjoyed the last day of the season at Penticton Golf Course

Donning Santa hats, Ellsy Mackie and her friend head off for their last golf game of the season on Dec. 20, 2020. (Monique Tamminga / Western News)
Penticton Law Courts

Nine months jail for Okanagan crash that left one woman a quadriplegic

Silous Paul sentenced for causing crash that left four friends permanently injured

Penticton Law Courts
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Missing West Kelowna boy found

10-year-old was reported missing late Thursday night

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
The new case total at McKinney Place is now 57 as of Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (File photo)

One in hospital, one dead and several sick from COVID at Oliver home

The reason for the rapid spread is four people share a room at McKinney Place

The new case total at McKinney Place is now 57 as of Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (File photo)
McKinney Place in Oliver.

COVID outbreak in Oliver care home claims life of woman in her 70s

Family members are devastated about what is happening at McKinney Place

McKinney Place in Oliver.
Greg Byron has donated 157 times as a blood donor. He drives in Penticton from his home town of Osoyoos to donate each time. He will be donating on Christmas Eve. (Submitted)

Okanagan man to make 157th blood donation on Christmas Eve

The Osoyoos man has been donating since he was 17

Greg Byron has donated 157 times as a blood donor. He drives in Penticton from his home town of Osoyoos to donate each time. He will be donating on Christmas Eve. (Submitted)
Several attempts to capture Kevin has taken place without success. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Kevin, the famous Penticton goose, eludes rescue

The hope is to have Kevin rescued before the lake freezes

Several attempts to capture Kevin has taken place without success. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Kindergarten students from Queen’s Park hand delivered care packages to Keeping Off the Cold organizers. The packages contained soup, water and hand made Christmas pictures. (Facebook)

Penticton students helping the homeless

KVR students put together 94 care bags and Queen’s Park Ks made hand-made pictures

Kindergarten students from Queen’s Park hand delivered care packages to Keeping Off the Cold organizers. The packages contained soup, water and hand made Christmas pictures. (Facebook)
BokBoks pizza place in Keremeos has closed its doors to take a stand against mandatory masks. It has a new sign up this weekend. (Twitter photo)

South Okanagan pizza place shuts down, changes its name to ‘Hydroxychloroquine’

BokBoks said it closed to fight against mandatory mask requirements

BokBoks pizza place in Keremeos has closed its doors to take a stand against mandatory masks. It has a new sign up this weekend. (Twitter photo)
Penticton Superstore

Second case of COVID-19 at Penticton Superstore

A staff member at the Kelowna store also tested positive

Penticton Superstore
McKinney Place now has 40 cases since the outbreak began on Sunday. (photo of McKinney Place taken in winter)

40 cases in five days at South Okanagan long-term care facility

Staffing levels held despite 13 infected, says IH

McKinney Place now has 40 cases since the outbreak began on Sunday. (photo of McKinney Place taken in winter)
South Okanagan Secondary School. (Facebook)

Oliver high school has a COVID-19 exposure

South Okanagan Secondary has the first case in SD53

South Okanagan Secondary School. (Facebook)
Critteraid rescue cat Winston Churchill chooses when his mom Dorrian Dixon is allowed to make three layer masks. For every mask she sells, $1 goes to Critteraid and Alley Cats. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

No ‘kitten’ around: Penticton woman makes masks to support pet rescues

Winston Churchill, the rescue cat, approves of his mom Dorrian Dixon making masks

Critteraid rescue cat Winston Churchill chooses when his mom Dorrian Dixon is allowed to make three layer masks. For every mask she sells, $1 goes to Critteraid and Alley Cats. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Flight of beer

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at popular Penticton brewery

Cannery Brewing said one staff member who didn’t work with public is self isolating

Flight of beer
COVID-19 cases at Oliver’s McKinney Place jump to 28 on Tuesday.

BREAKING: Case count at Oliver care home jumps to 28

Penticton’s Village by the Station adds one more COVID case for a total of three

COVID-19 cases at Oliver’s McKinney Place jump to 28 on Tuesday.
This picture taken on May 23, 2020 shows a laboratory technician holding a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Saraburi. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Interior Health ready and waiting for vaccine to arrive

‘Public Health are experts at receiving and distributing vaccines’

This picture taken on May 23, 2020 shows a laboratory technician holding a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Saraburi. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Joy Road Catering, well-known for event catering and their farm market stand, is bringing a year-round bake shop and guest suites to Winnipeg St. Ground will break in January. (Rendering from Joy Road)

Well-known Joy Road Catering brings bakeshop and B&B to downtown Penticton

The culinary shop on Winnipeg St. just adds to this red hot entertainment district

Joy Road Catering, well-known for event catering and their farm market stand, is bringing a year-round bake shop and guest suites to Winnipeg St. Ground will break in January. (Rendering from Joy Road)
Princess Margaret

BREAKING: More COVID cases at Penticton high school cancels afternoon classes

Effective today, afternoon block at Maggie Secondary will be taught remotely

Princess Margaret