Monique Tamminga

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)

Highway 3A closes due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

DriveBC has no estimated time of re-opening

Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight Pentiction-area wildfire

Snowmaking guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)

Wildfire near Penticton puts Apex Mountain Village under evacuation alert

More properties evacuated as ‘aggressive’ fire has grown to over 440 hectares

Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)

Aggressive wildfire prompts evacuation orders near Penticton

The RDOS issued the evacuation order at 9:30 p.m. Friday night

The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)
Osoyoos Lake. File photo

Man presumed drowned trying to rescue his dog on Osoyoos Lake

The 41-year-old Oliver man was last seen swimming with his dog on his back

Osoyoos Lake. File photo
Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted in connection to a Canada Day shooting on a beach in Osoyoos. Police are looking to see if he is linked to two shootings in Penticton including shooting at police June 28. (RCMP)

Suspected Canada Day shooter may be linked to 2 recent Penticton gun incidents: RCMP

Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous

Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted in connection to a Canada Day shooting on a beach in Osoyoos. Police are looking to see if he is linked to two shootings in Penticton including shooting at police June 28. (RCMP)
A flash rain event on Monday afternoon has caused flooding of roads and some homes in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton declares State of Local Emergency for flooding

City of Penticton sending out damage assessment teams

A flash rain event on Monday afternoon has caused flooding of roads and some homes in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following a crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)

Crash closes Highway 1 in Revelstoke, Coquihalla facing long delays

A challenging day for those returning home from Canada Day long weekend vacations

People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following a crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)

VIDEO: Osoyoos rattlesnake hitches ride in Ferrari to Vancouver

Enzo, the rattlesnake had a need for speed

Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Monitoring for flooding as Okanagan Lake exceeds full pool

City of Penticton and fire department ready to activate sandbagging or tiger dams if necessary

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Lory Johnston spotted this young buck in upper town Summerland with an arrow in its ear. (Lory Johnston)

Okanagan deer with arrow in ear is OK to be left alone: Conservation

The young buck doesn’t appear to be in distress

Lory Johnston spotted this young buck in upper town Summerland with an arrow in its ear. (Lory Johnston)
A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)

Naked drunk man carjacks couple’s car in Kelowna

The unclothed intoxicated man jumped into their trunk and told them to drive near Apple Bowl

A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)
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)
Two people with outstanding warrants were arrested in a stolen truck in Penticton that contained ‘tons and tons’ of stolen mail. (Black Press Media file photo)

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. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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)
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)
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)