Monique Tamminga

Penticton's Courthouse. (File)

Six months jail for robbing Okanagan cannabis dispensary

After time served, the 29-year-old has another month in prison

Penticton's Courthouse. (File)
Police have identified this woman accused of spitting on an employee at the Skaha Liquor Store on Sunday, Nov. 21. She also is seen on video purposely dropping his phone.

Unmasked woman who allegedly spat on a Penticton employee has been identified

Police say thanks to the public, they were able to identify her

Police have identified this woman accused of spitting on an employee at the Skaha Liquor Store on Sunday, Nov. 21. She also is seen on video purposely dropping his phone.
The Smethurst kids Kai and Julia went door to door over two days spreading to cheer and handing out 200 treat bags full of home cooked goodies for a random act of kindness on Nov. 22 and 23. (Facebook)

Penticton family hands out 200 treat bags to neighbours

The Smethursts are also making Christmas meals for anyone who needs it

The Smethurst kids Kai and Julia went door to door over two days spreading to cheer and handing out 200 treat bags full of home cooked goodies for a random act of kindness on Nov. 22 and 23. (Facebook)
Penticton Law Courts

Bail hearing for Penticton man charged with sex assault, forcible confinement

Robert Sauve is facing more than 10 criminal charges

Penticton Law Courts
Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)

WATCH: Unmasked Okanagan woman allegedly spits on employee, drops his phone

Penticton RCMP are looking for the woman who was refused service for not wearing a mask

Penticton RCMP are looking to speak to this woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store as well as dropping his phone on the ground. (Facebook)
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Man charged in off-road police chase goes into medical distress in Penticton court

Ryan Patrick Regan is facing charges in connection to an off-road pursuit in March

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A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton shopping centre tries to evict The Bay, files lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Supreme Court alleges The Bay hasn’t paid rent since March

A lawsuit has been filed by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Ltd. against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
RCMP. (File photo)

South Okanagan cab driver arrested for alleged sex assault against passenger

Penticton RCMP confirm arrest of two men

RCMP. (File photo)
With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)

Pandemic presents unknowns for Okanagan junior hockey teams

With no fans and a shortened season, owners suffer financially

With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)
Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)

Scouts across B.C. to stop meeting in person as cases surge

A rise in COVID cases across B.C. has Scouts Canada going virtual

Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)
Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

VIDEO: Kevin, the famous Penticton goose, needs help

Humans like Dave Chuokalos want to help their fine-feathered friend who hangs out at Okanagan Lake

Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Narcan is the only thing that reverses an overdose.

Overdoses spike in South Okanagan

Interior Health warns that a drug called purple down may be connected

Narcan is the only thing that reverses an overdose.
The majority of wagers placed on the U.S. presidential election in B.C. have been placed on Donald Trump. (File photo)
The majority of wagers placed on the U.S. presidential election in B.C. have been placed on Donald Trump. (File photo)
RCMP file photo (Black Press file photo)

Merritt man who allegedly pointed gun taken down in high-risk arrest

A 33-year-old man was arrested on scene

RCMP file photo (Black Press file photo)
William and Marg Taylor perished on the Oct. 27 apartment fire in Penticton’s Clarence House apartments.

Obituary identifies Penticton fire victims

Condolences pour in for William and Margaret Taylor who perished in the Oct. 27 blaze

William and Marg Taylor perished on the Oct. 27 apartment fire in Penticton’s Clarence House apartments.
Heather Pescada is Ms. Halloween and when COVID threatened to ruin her haunted fun, she got creative, inventing a six foot candy chute at her Summerland, Trout Creek home.(Peskelly Family Facebook page)

Okanagan Halloween house invents huge candy chute

The six foot chute looks like the snake from Nightmare Before Christmas

Heather Pescada is Ms. Halloween and when COVID threatened to ruin her haunted fun, she got creative, inventing a six foot candy chute at her Summerland, Trout Creek home.(Peskelly Family Facebook page)
Tina Seminara died in hospital following an alleged brutal beating. Her husband Rod Flavell was later charged with manslaughter.

Osoyoos man accused of killing his wife appears in court

Roderick Flavell, 61, is out on bail

Tina Seminara died in hospital following an alleged brutal beating. Her husband Rod Flavell was later charged with manslaughter.
Elijah Beauregard, 16, was stabbed in downtown Kelowna on June 27, 2019. He died of his wounds three days later in hospital. His family is raising money to put a memorial bench at his favourite skatepark in Penticton.

Family of teen fatally stabbed in Kelowna close to getting Christmas wish

A memorial bench in Penticton for Elijah Beauregard is close to meeting its funding goal

Elijah Beauregard, 16, was stabbed in downtown Kelowna on June 27, 2019. He died of his wounds three days later in hospital. His family is raising money to put a memorial bench at his favourite skatepark in Penticton.
Penticton resident Seamus Kirby, 30, was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle this April. (Facebook)

Prolific offender back behind bars

Seamus Kirby, 30, has a long history of crime in the Okanagan

Penticton resident Seamus Kirby, 30, was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle this April. (Facebook)
Fire rips through Skaha apartment building at Elm Avenue Friday morning. (Photo - Brennan Phillips)

Fire rips through Penticton apartment building

Dozens displaced from 4 a.m. blaze

Fire rips through Skaha apartment building at Elm Avenue Friday morning. (Photo - Brennan Phillips)