Monique Tamminga

Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)

Keremeos farmer looking for love in upcoming reality show

Charley works on his parents winery Robin Ridge where he is building a house

Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)
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)
A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
In 2015, Oliver resident Kyle Louie was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of his brother Reece. (Western News file photo)

Oliver man wanted in stabbing turns himself in

Kyle Louie was convicted of stabbing his brother to death in 2011

In 2015, Oliver resident Kyle Louie was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of his brother Reece. (Western News file photo)
Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Defence files to dismiss Osoyoos man’s manslaughter charge

Rod Flavell is charged in the death of his wife in April 2020

Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
A Penticton family has lost everything in a fire on Conklin Ave. June 22. A Gofundme has been set up. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan family loses everything in house fire

Neighbour starts Gofundme account to help them find housing

A Penticton family has lost everything in a fire on Conklin Ave. June 22. A Gofundme has been set up. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs photo)

Popular park in South Okanagan floods

A pond has formed at Lion’s Park with flooding at the playground and dog park

Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs 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: An 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)
The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)

Thieves steal gas, catalytic converters from Kiwanis Club of Oliver

The crimes put the trucks out of service and may cost thousands to repair

The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)
The 3-week manslaughter trial of Roderick Flavell charged in the death of his wife Tina Seminara got underway on Monday. The court learned Flavell called 911 to say he and Tina had got into a fight and she needed medical attention. (File photo)

Trial underway for Osoyoos man charged in manslaughter death of wife

Court learns Roderick Flavell went to Osoyoos detachment with blood on his shirt and cuts on wrists

The 3-week manslaughter trial of Roderick Flavell charged in the death of his wife Tina Seminara got underway on Monday. The court learned Flavell called 911 to say he and Tina had got into a fight and she needed medical attention. (File photo)
Steve Zed got to see a rubber boa up close on Green Mountain Road. (Facebook)

PHOTOS: Snakes slithering all over Okanagan

Sightings include rattlers, rubber boas and lots of gopher snakes

Steve Zed got to see a rubber boa up close on Green Mountain Road. (Facebook)
Penticton city councillor Katie Robinson cuts mayor John Vassilaki’s tie at the start of the June 7 meeting because everyone knows you don’t wear ties in Penticton after May long weekend. (City video)

Cutting ties with the Penticton mayor

Mayor John Vassilaki had his tie cut in half at the start of the council meeting

Penticton city councillor Katie Robinson cuts mayor John Vassilaki’s tie at the start of the June 7 meeting because everyone knows you don’t wear ties in Penticton after May long weekend. (City video)
Numerous businesses in downtown Penticton had their windows smashed Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Numerous downtown Penticton businesses had windows smashed overnight

It appears the smashed windows was an act of vandalism not to gain access

Numerous businesses in downtown Penticton had their windows smashed Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Penticton Rona has been fine $330,000 for failing to repair damaged or worn storage racks. (Google Maps)

WorkSafeBC fines Penticton Rona over $300,000

WorkSafeBC alleges Rona failed to ensure damaged storage racks be repaired

Penticton Rona has been fine $330,000 for failing to repair damaged or worn storage racks. (Google Maps)
When burrowing owls are born they weigh seven grams and within six weeks they can fly. (Burrowing Owl Conservation Society Facebook)

Hoot, hoot! Burrowing owl babies born at Okanagan breeding centre

Burrowing owls are endangered species in Canada

When burrowing owls are born they weigh seven grams and within six weeks they can fly. (Burrowing Owl Conservation Society Facebook)
The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton wants owners to clean up heritage home destroyed by gas explosion

City is giving the owners until July 11 to remove the fire debris

The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
City crews and police arrive to the road wash out around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. (Facebook)

Water main break floods Penticton Avenue, repairs unlikely due to high creek levels

Repairs may not be able to be completed for a few weeks until spring streamflows dissipate

City crews and police arrive to the road wash out around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. (Facebook)
This fawn was caught on video sleeping alone in a parking spot beside the Penticton Boston Pizza. (Facebook video still)

Newborn fawn sleeping in parking spot at Penticton Boston Pizza

It’s not uncommon for moms to leave their babies alone but not usually on a busy city road

This fawn was caught on video sleeping alone in a parking spot beside the Penticton Boston Pizza. (Facebook video still)
In June 2021, Anthony Graham (left) was charged with first degree murder along with Wade Cudmore (right) in the killings of the Fryer brothers whose bodies were found in Naramata a month prior on May 10. Graham has been at large since the murders. (RCMP handouts)

Pre-trial conference for Penticton man charged in murder of Kamloops brothers

Four days in September set aside for the pre-trial for Wade Cudmore

In June 2021, Anthony Graham (left) was charged with first degree murder along with Wade Cudmore (right) in the killings of the Fryer brothers whose bodies were found in Naramata a month prior on May 10. Graham has been at large since the murders. (RCMP handouts)
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