Monique Tamminga

Penticton RCMP are investigating the validity of a Facebook post that claims that there is a trip-wired shotgun hanging from a tree up Carmi trails. (Facebook)

Penticton RCMP investigate validity of trip-wired shotgun up Carmi trails

Original poster claimed to have found a loaded trap with single shot tied to a tree

Penticton RCMP are investigating the validity of a Facebook post that claims that there is a trip-wired shotgun hanging from a tree up Carmi trails. (Facebook)
Penticton fire crews battle a large fire that erupted Wednesday night on Duncan Avenue. (Facebook)

Sound of an explosion followed by large fire in Penticton

Two cement trucks were destroyed in the Wednesday night fire

Penticton fire crews battle a large fire that erupted Wednesday night on Duncan Avenue. (Facebook)
Liz from SOWINS

Sexual assaults on the rise in South Okanagan: Women’s society

South Okanagan Women in Need Society responds by creating new response team

Liz from SOWINS
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter presented data to city council in February that found his officers were going to more mental health calls than RCMP in bigger cities like Kelowna and Kamloops. (Screen shot)

Penticton pushes for provincially funded mental health worker to ride with RCMP

Penticton’s top cop also would love to see the program

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter presented data to city council in February that found his officers were going to more mental health calls than RCMP in bigger cities like Kelowna and Kamloops. (Screen shot)
A fire broke out Sunday night at a home on Westminster Ave. and Bassett St. The fire is suspicious. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Fire at problem house in downtown Penticton deemed suspicious

The fire is in the same location of a shooting on April 11

A fire broke out Sunday night at a home on Westminster Ave. and Bassett St. The fire is suspicious. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
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PHOTOS: Hundreds line streets for Vaisakhi parade in Penticton

From floats to martial arts demonstrations, the parade was a colourful display of culture on Sunday

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Two people with outstanding warrants were arrested in a stolen truck in Penticton that contained 'tons and tons' of stolen mail.

2 arrested in stolen truck that contained ‘tons and tons of stolen mail’ in Penticton

Mail includes people’s tax returns, T4s, and other important mail documents

Two people with outstanding warrants were arrested in a stolen truck in Penticton that contained 'tons and tons' of stolen mail.
Paramedics across B.C. and here in Penticton are attending one overdose a day on average in 2021 with no end in sight to the toxic drug supply. The opioid crisis has left B.C. paramedics struggling with mental health issues. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Paramedics threatened while providing life-saving measures in Penticton

Paramedics were providing care to an unconscious person at the homeless shelter

Paramedics across B.C. and here in Penticton are attending one overdose a day on average in 2021 with no end in sight to the toxic drug supply. The opioid crisis has left B.C. paramedics struggling with mental health issues. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
The hobbit themed Airbnb near Osoyoos has been chosen as one of Airbnb's top Canadian unique destinations. (Second Breakfast Hideaway)

PHOTOS: Hobbit-themed hideaway near Osoyoos is one of Canada’s most wish-listed unique stays

The Second Breakfast Hideaway on Airbnb’s list of most popular unique destinations

The hobbit themed Airbnb near Osoyoos has been chosen as one of Airbnb's top Canadian unique destinations. (Second Breakfast Hideaway)
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Unfounded bomb threat evacuates Penticton theatre

A large dance competition was going on at the time of the veiled threat

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B.C. firefighters get some boots on the ground wildfire training at Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Sunday as part of the wildland and interface wildfire training. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Video: B.C. firefighters get ‘boots on the ground’ training at Penticton mountain

Water helicopter and controlled burns were part of Sunday’s wildfire training

B.C. firefighters get some boots on the ground wildfire training at Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Sunday as part of the wildland and interface wildfire training. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)

Osoyoos man accused of killing his wife wants to be tried by judge alone

3 weeks has been set aside for Roderick Ashley Flavell’s trial

Osoyoos’ Tina Seminara died in hospital following a beating in April 2020. Her husband Rod Flavell has been charged with manslaughter. (Contributed)
A dumpster fire deemed suspicious spread to two parked cars on Tuesday evening at 764 Government Street. (Kaylee Lowey photo)

Suspicious dumpster fire in Penticton damages 2 cars

Fire crews put out the blaze quickly before it spread to the neighbouring homes

A dumpster fire deemed suspicious spread to two parked cars on Tuesday evening at 764 Government Street. (Kaylee Lowey photo)
Over 300 firefighters from 40 different jurisdictions will be in Penticton this weekend to train on responding to wildfires. (File photo)

Wildfire training brings 300 firefighters to Penticton this weekend

Firefighters will be training at Campbell Mountain, Wiltse, West Bench and Naramata

Over 300 firefighters from 40 different jurisdictions will be in Penticton this weekend to train on responding to wildfires. (File photo)
Zelesnkyy Ave showed up at OC college. (Penticton Western News)

Zelenskyy Avenue shows up at Okanagan College bus stop

The blue and yellow street sign showed up a couple weeks ago

Zelesnkyy Ave showed up at OC college. (Penticton Western News)
The Penticton Sikh Temple is putting on the colourful Vaisakhi Parade on Sunday, May 1.(Mark Brett Western News file photo)

Vaisakhi Parade brings colours back to Penticton May 1

Penticton Sikh Temple will host celebrations and traditional foods at the temple

The Penticton Sikh Temple is putting on the colourful Vaisakhi Parade on Sunday, May 1.(Mark Brett Western News file photo)
Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in Okanagan Falls has decided not to bottle their 2021 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the Thomas Creek wildfire last summer. (Blue Mountain Chardonnay vines)

Okanagan winery’s 2021 vintage ruined by wildfire smoke

Smoke contamination caused Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars not to bottle last year’s wines

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in Okanagan Falls has decided not to bottle their 2021 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the Thomas Creek wildfire last summer. (Blue Mountain Chardonnay vines)
The entrance to the Channel was taped off by police Wednesday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Death at Penticton’s Skaha Lake beach not suspicious: RCMP

BC Coroners is investigating the Wednesday morning death

The entrance to the Channel was taped off by police Wednesday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)

Interior Health annouces new outpatient withdrawal services

A total of 174 British Columbians died in February from toxic drug supply

Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)
Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)

New outpatient withdrawal services coming to Penticton, Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna

A total of 174 British Columbians died in February from toxic drug supply

Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)