Monique Tamminga

RCMP Emergency Response Team and their tactical truck are on scene at a house on Eckhardt and Winnipeg Saturday morning. (Jeffrey Alderton Kilpatrick Facebook)

UPDATE: Man arrested during major police incident in downtown Penticton

Emergency response team and numerous police surround home at Winnipeg and Eckhardt

RCMP Emergency Response Team and their tactical truck are on scene at a house on Eckhardt and Winnipeg Saturday morning. (Jeffrey Alderton Kilpatrick Facebook)
Success! Eagle flies away with today's dinner from Osoyoos Lake. (SSteck Photography)

Photos: Eagles ice fishing caught on camera in Osoyoos

Photographer Sandy Steck witnessed 17 eagles hunting duck through the ice

Success! Eagle flies away with today's dinner from Osoyoos Lake. (SSteck Photography)
Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Chainsaw-wielding Penticton man pleads guilty in court

Robert Teal walked into a Summerland liquor store and gas station with a chainsaw

Summerland RCMP converge on the Trout Creek Go Market on Oct. 21, 2021 after a man with a chainsaw barricaded himself inside. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Last glimpse of Slack Alice’s and Bubblee’s Beer and Wine Store before they were demolished after a fire ripped through three businesses on Front Street Feb. 5, 2012. Ken Helms of Cawston took this photo of the heritage building prior to its final demolition. (Ken Helms photo)

Slack Alice’s Show Pub burned to the ground in Penticton 10 years ago this week

The blaze consumed a portion of Front Street including four businesses

Last glimpse of Slack Alice’s and Bubblee’s Beer and Wine Store before they were demolished after a fire ripped through three businesses on Front Street Feb. 5, 2012. Ken Helms of Cawston took this photo of the heritage building prior to its final demolition. (Ken Helms photo)
Penticton Fire truck in action. (Contributed)

350 in 2021: Penticton fire crews see significant increase in overdose calls

Police and bylaw also overwhelmed with mental health and addictions issues

Penticton Fire truck in action. (Contributed)
McWatters family of Harry, Darrien and Christa-Lee inside the Time Winery in downtown Penticton. (Contributed)

Penticton’s TIME Wine sisters chosen as Most Inspiring People of 2021

McWatters sisters continue dad’s legacy as true trailblazers in B.C. wine industry

McWatters family of Harry, Darrien and Christa-Lee inside the Time Winery in downtown Penticton. (Contributed)
This buck has been walking in the Windsor street area with a hockey net stuck to his antlers. According to conservation, this isn’t the first trouble he’s been in. (Cheryl Nason Facebook)

Very Canadian sight in Penticton: Deer with hockey net stuck in its antlers

Conservation officers say this teenage buck has been getting in trouble all month

This buck has been walking in the Windsor street area with a hockey net stuck to his antlers. According to conservation, this isn’t the first trouble he’s been in. (Cheryl Nason Facebook)
RCMP vest

Helicopter, RCMP, police dog, Conservation take down Penticton man at crime encampment

Clayton Bone allegedly struck a police vehicle before fleeing on foot

RCMP vest
The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)

Village of Keremeos partially opens while recovering from violent attack

Keremeos RCMP call Jan. 24 attack on staff a ‘terrible day’

The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)
Kevin being rewarded after predicting an early spring on Groundhog Day. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Kevin, Penticton’s broken-wing goose predicts early spring

Kevin did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day

Kevin being rewarded after predicting an early spring on Groundhog Day. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

“Officers are getting exhausted”: Penticton RCMP dealing with medical crisis on the streets

Penticton police deal with twice the calls for mental health than Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
These are pictures of two different areas where horse fencing was cut near the old game farm on PIB land. (PIB photo)

Penticton Indian Band say horse fencing has been deliberately cut

First Nations RCMP investigating after several different areas on PIB land had fencing cut

These are pictures of two different areas where horse fencing was cut near the old game farm on PIB land. (PIB photo)
Both boys and girls teams will compete in the upcoming Canadian Sport School Hockey League Championships in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News file photo)

CSSHL Western Championships return to Penticton

The large hockey divisional championships take place March 8 to 20

Both boys and girls teams will compete in the upcoming Canadian Sport School Hockey League Championships in Penticton. (Mark Brett - Western News file photo)
A man is suing the Penticton 7-Eleven after he alleged a ceiling tile fell on him. (Google Maps)

Man sues Penticton 7-Eleven

Claim filed says the man suffered injuries when a ceiling tile fell on him

A man is suing the Penticton 7-Eleven after he alleged a ceiling tile fell on him. (Google Maps)
Safety improvements are being implemented after a student was struck while trying to cross to school at Uplands Elementary. (Google Maps)

Safety improvements coming to Penticton school after student hit by vehicle

Short and long term improvements coming to Uplands Elementary

Safety improvements are being implemented after a student was struck while trying to cross to school at Uplands Elementary. (Google Maps)
Penticton law courts (file photo)

Man deemed to be ‘huge problem’ in South Okanagan granted bail

The 30-year-old was arrested on several warrants at an Osoyoos motel Jan. 16

Penticton law courts (file photo)
Village of Keremeos offices. (Brennan Phillips Review file photo)

Police incident closes Village of Keremeos office

Police incident resulted in numerous staff members being unable to come to work

Village of Keremeos offices. (Brennan Phillips Review file photo)
This adorable cat was reunited with her family after being missing from a house fire in Penticton on Thursday, Jan. 20. (Penticton Dog Control Facebook)

Penticton cat thought to have died in a house fire reunited with family

Thankfully, the cat escaped the fire and was picked up by Penticton Dog Control

This adorable cat was reunited with her family after being missing from a house fire in Penticton on Thursday, Jan. 20. (Penticton Dog Control Facebook)
Organizers of Saturday’s roller skating night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre say the event was a rolling success. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Roller skating night a big hit in Penticton

The sold out event may be a sign that roller skating is making a comeback

Organizers of Saturday’s roller skating night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre say the event was a rolling success. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)

Firearms, drugs and cash seized from known criminal in Naramata

42-year-old arrested and will appear in court in May

These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)