Monique Tamminga

A vineyard wind machine caught fire in the early morning hours in Osoyoos Wednesday. (Osoyoos Fire Department Ryan McCaskill photo)

Flames from machine fire cast glow across Osoyoos Lake

A vineyard wind machine was engulfed in flames in the early morning hours Wednesday

A vineyard wind machine caught fire in the early morning hours in Osoyoos Wednesday. (Osoyoos Fire Department Ryan McCaskill photo)
A man drowned while out swimming near the Peach and the children statue in Penticton on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton man drowns swimming in Okanagan Lake

A witness brought him to shore and performed CPR but the man later died in hospital

A man drowned while out swimming near the Peach and the children statue in Penticton on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Grist Mill is cancelling out of town bookings. (Grist Mill Facebook)

Keremeos campground cancels out-of-town bookings

Grist Mill said it is more important to abide by rules than gain revenue

Grist Mill is cancelling out of town bookings. (Grist Mill Facebook)
courts

Penticton man guilty of assaulting young boys

Bryan Lamb was found guilty of two counts of assault

courts
This is what’s left of a truck that caught fire at Pyramid Provincial Park off Highway 97 near Summerland Saturday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photo Gallery: Truck gutted by fire at popular Okanagan park, trees saved

Just a metal shell of what once was a pick up truck is left at the scene

This is what’s left of a truck that caught fire at Pyramid Provincial Park off Highway 97 near Summerland Saturday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A driver crashed into the Monster Vineyard on Lower Bench Road on April 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vehicle drives into Penticton vineyard

The driver of the truck was taken away in ambulance

A driver crashed into the Monster Vineyard on Lower Bench Road on April 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A driver acts out when he can’t pass on Highway 97 going to Penticton April 14, 2021, (Steve Tuck)

WATCH: South Okanagan road rage caught on camera

Vehicle seen driving aggressively behind traffic, straddling both lanes

A driver acts out when he can’t pass on Highway 97 going to Penticton April 14, 2021, (Steve Tuck)
desert hills estate winery grapes

Osoyoos winery back in business after clean bill of health

Desert Hills chose to temporarily close after a close contact tested positive for COVID

desert hills estate winery grapes
Young cyclists from Quebec have not been riding single file on Naramata’s narrow and windy roads, causing the ire of locals worried for their safety and theirs. (Dan Moskaluk)

Quebec cyclists bad road behaviour causing stir in Penticton

The young cycling group illegally riding two-abreast on Naramata’s narrow roads

Young cyclists from Quebec have not been riding single file on Naramata’s narrow and windy roads, causing the ire of locals worried for their safety and theirs. (Dan Moskaluk)
Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)

COVID exposure at Penticton middle school

Skaha Middle School is the latest in growing lists of exposure in the Okanagan

Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)
The old Shielings Motel is being demolished for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Affordable seniors housing coming to Shielings Motel site in Penticton

The city hopes to turn a portion of the site into affordable housing

The old Shielings Motel is being demolished for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
The patio at Taquila Vallarta on Main Street in Penticton. Chrystina Barnard made it her mission to do a 19 day patio crawl to promote local eateries. (Chrystina Barnard Facebook)

Penticton foodie commits to 19-day patio crawl to promote local restaurants

The small business owner wanted to help out eateries hurt by the new restrictions

The patio at Taquila Vallarta on Main Street in Penticton. Chrystina Barnard made it her mission to do a 19 day patio crawl to promote local eateries. (Chrystina Barnard Facebook)
These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)

Hundreds of nails placed on popular Penticton bike trail

A mountain biker took to Facebook to warn others about the nails

These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)
Flight with COVID

Another Kelowna flight with COVID-19 exposure

Westjet flight on April 5 from Kelowna to Edmonton

Flight with COVID
Chris Jentsch, owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars in Oliver passed away on April 2.

Okanagan winery owner dies

The owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars died on April 2 at the age of 58

Chris Jentsch, owner of C.C. Jentsch Cellars in Oliver passed away on April 2.
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Film crews setting up at Skaha Bluff where a TV pilot is being filmed all week. (Kevin Woo Facebook)

Costner’s TV pilot takes over popular Penticton rock climbing site

Filming will take place this week at Skaha Bluffs

Film crews setting up at Skaha Bluff where a TV pilot is being filmed all week. (Kevin Woo Facebook)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Man angrily spreads feces in front of Penticton homeless shelter

Alleged culprit said he’s ‘just sick of the homeless people,’ says witness

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

WATCH: Penticton’s favourite goose has made a friend

The pair have been seen together for the past couple weeks

Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)