Monique Tamminga

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)
Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)

Penticton man accused in double murder pleads guilty to several other crimes

Wade Cudmore was arrested after driving a stolen car 100 km/hr down Lakeshore Drive

Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)
A bighorn sheep mom and her baby. The Skaha Lake Eastside conservation complex adds important habitat for Bighorn Sheep for foraging, lambing, and escaping predators. (contributed)

Nature Trust of B.C. buys 32 hectares of Bighorn Sheep land in Penticton

Skaha Lake Eastside property adds important habitat for foraging, lambing, and escaping predators.

A bighorn sheep mom and her baby. The Skaha Lake Eastside conservation complex adds important habitat for Bighorn Sheep for foraging, lambing, and escaping predators. (contributed)
Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)

Ringo Starr is coming to the Okanagan

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play the SOEC on Oct. 9

Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)
A 52-year-old man who was badly injured on Nkwala Mountain while mountain biking Sunday. (hikingaddictions.com)

Badly injured mountain biker rescued from Penticton mountain

The 52-year-old was biking on Nkwala Mountain Sunday

A 52-year-old man who was badly injured on Nkwala Mountain while mountain biking Sunday. (hikingaddictions.com)
Toilet fairy has been depositing decorated thrones in people's yards with a removal fee going to the Summerland Secondary dry grad event. (Facebook)

PHOTOS: Toilet fairy makes surprise deliveries across Okanagan town

The toilet capers are part of Summerland Secondary’s dry grad fundraising

Toilet fairy has been depositing decorated thrones in people's yards with a removal fee going to the Summerland Secondary dry grad event. (Facebook)
A tourist feeds Kevin, Penticton’s broken-winged goose and other geese who live at Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Trying to control Okanagan’s Canada geese population

Egg addling program is in its 16th year in the city

A tourist feeds Kevin, Penticton’s broken-winged goose and other geese who live at Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Wine Industry job fair at Naramata Centre April 10 from 9 to 4 p.m. (File photo)

South Okanagan wine industry hosts job fair in Naramata today

Wineries, restaurants and tour companies are hiring

Wine Industry job fair at Naramata Centre April 10 from 9 to 4 p.m. (File photo)
Police car (file photo)

Penticton man crushed in large recycling truck compactor, critically injured

52-year-old was sleeping in a dumpster when he was inadvertently picked up by recycling vehicle

Police car (file photo)
A truck landed in Okanagan Lake off Eastside Road Sunday. (Mike Biden photo)

Truck takes weekend dip in Skaha Lake in Penticton

It may have been mechanical issues that led the truck into the water: RCMP

A truck landed in Okanagan Lake off Eastside Road Sunday. (Mike Biden photo)
The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)

Feeling the squeeze: Penticton tries to explain choosing lemonade stand over The Peach

City also awarded Sudbury Beach concession to Nauti Dog Café operated by the Gallaghers

The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)
The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)

The Peach is no more — Penticton awards lease of the iconic stand to Alberta company

Penticton’s Diana Stirling said she is heartbroken by the news

The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)
The truck fire that took place at 6:15 a.m. March 24 is considered suspicious. (Oliver Fire Department)

Torched vehicle in South Okanagan likely stolen

This is the 4th suspicious fire in that area in the past couple weeks

The truck fire that took place at 6:15 a.m. March 24 is considered suspicious. (Oliver Fire Department)
Apex Mountain’s Artisan Den’s dummy goes flying. (Apex)

PHOTOS: Apex Mountain’s Dummies Downhill was a smashing success

Today Baldy Mountain hosts its Slush Cup to end the season

Apex Mountain’s Artisan Den’s dummy goes flying. (Apex)
This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)

Spring is here and so are ticks, warns Interior Health

Most ticks in the Interior don’t carry the debilitating Lyme Disease, said IH

This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)
Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)

VIDEOS: Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season at South Okanagan slopes

Apex hosts Dummies Downhill April 2 and Baldy Mountain hosts Slush Cup April 3

Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)
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