Monique Tamminga

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)

Heavy snowfall causing horrible driving conditions in South Okanagan

Plows are having a hard time keeping up to the heavy snow

A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)
Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)

Ticks still active in winter in the Okanagan

Naramata resident finds tick on her dog after short walk on the KVR trail

Karla Cox pulled this engorged tick off her dog while out for a walk in Naramata recently. (Facebook)
An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)

Osoyoos family shaken after chunk of concrete thrown through front window

The family had fallen asleep on the couch when glass and concrete came down on them

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)
A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton crash on Highway 97 was fatal

BC Coroners Service confirm one person died in the crash at an uncontrolled highway intersection

A person was killed in this crash at the uncontrolled intersection of Warren Ave. and Channel Parkway on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Two properties along Highway 3 evacuated at night Dec. 1. (RDOS)

Village of Keremeos put on evacuation alert

Two properties on Highway 3 evacuated Wednesday night

Two properties along Highway 3 evacuated at night Dec. 1. (RDOS)
The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)

UPDATE: Highway 97 partially reopened after serious crash south of Penticton

Police said the highway will be closed for an extended period in Kaleden

The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)
Stolen hand painted ties and bow ties created by Osoyoos artist Gabriele Beyer. (Contributed)

Osoyoos artist’s life’s work stolen during home break-in

Over 1,000 painted silk ties and 42 original paintings were stolen from her home Nov. 10

Stolen hand painted ties and bow ties created by Osoyoos artist Gabriele Beyer. (Contributed)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash

Driver fled on foot after crashing stolen SUV into a rock face on Highway 97

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)

Russian interpreter found for Hedley fatal crash trial

The accused is charged with dangerous driving causing death for the 2019 crash

A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Regional district issues flood warning for Tulameen River Sunday night

Tulameen and Similkameen riverbanks are full, warns BC River Forecast Centre

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

Peachland crash that closed Highway 97 caught on video

Driver overtakes vehicles across double solid line before crashing head-on into the rock face

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)

London Drugs’ Wish Tree for Seniors is back across the Okanagan

Pick a gift tag from the tree with a local senior’s name on it this holiday season

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors tree is back up at the London Drugs in Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton. (Jenn Waid)
RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)

Accused Penticton bomber makes first appearance in court

Blair Balch is charged with making explosives and mischief

RCMP investigate a bomb that went off near the bike racks at Carmi Elementary in March. (Facebook)
A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)

Vancouver man fined $6K for killing deer with a crossbow in downtown Princeton

The man who was arrested near the Subway is also banned from hunting for five years

A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)
Staff of Bad Tattoo accept Business Person of the Year award on behalf of Lee Agur who didn’t attend Penticton Chamber’s business excellence awards Friday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Chamber defends decision on Business Person of the Year

Chamber said one mistake shouldn’t negate all contributions by Bad Tattoo’s Lee Agur

Staff of Bad Tattoo accept Business Person of the Year award on behalf of Lee Agur who didn’t attend Penticton Chamber’s business excellence awards Friday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Coquihalla Highway north of Hope has washed away and it is expected to take months to repair, leaving Highway 3 is the major route to the rest of Canada when it opens. (Facebook)

Highway 97 through Penticton will see huge spike in traffic

BC Highway Patrol taking over enforcement and traffic control on Highway 3

The Coquihalla Highway north of Hope has washed away and it is expected to take months to repair, leaving Highway 3 is the major route to the rest of Canada when it opens. (Facebook)
One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

RCMP solve case of attack on Penticton ice cream shop owner

Quality video surveillance key factor in identifying robbery suspect, said police

One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton that caused 280 homes on evacuation Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook)

Penticton aids evacuated flood victims

290 homes evacuated in Princeton but so far no risk of flooding in Penticton

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton that caused 280 homes on evacuation Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook)
Not only is there the constant worry of flooding, but now Keremeos is being pounded with wind and rain. (Brennan Phillips Review)

Keremeos residents should prepare to evacuate, village says

Village council meeting cancelled, wind and rain into this evening

Not only is there the constant worry of flooding, but now Keremeos is being pounded with wind and rain. (Brennan Phillips Review)