Monique Tamminga

A person living in a tent (not pictured) was run over and dragged by the driver of a Dodge Ram at the Rail Trail homeless encampment. The person was taken to hospital with significant injuries. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Charges laid after man dragged through encampment by truck in Kelowna

The person inside the tent was taken to hospital with significant injuries: RCMP

A person living in a tent (not pictured) was run over and dragged by the driver of a Dodge Ram at the Rail Trail homeless encampment. The person was taken to hospital with significant injuries. (Facebook)
Another crash exactly one week after a Penticton motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Channel Parkway (Hwy 97) and Green Mountain Rd. (Lisa Hibner Facebook)

Another crash at dangerous Penticton intersection exactly 1 week after fatal

Channel Parkway and Green Mountain Rd. is Penticton’s most accident-prone intersection: ICBC

Another crash exactly one week after a Penticton motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Channel Parkway (Hwy 97) and Green Mountain Rd. (Lisa Hibner Facebook)
The makeshift residence where two individuals wanted by police had set up, visible from Highway 3. A shootout with RCMP on Tuesday, Sept. 13 left one resident dead and another in the hospital. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)

Woman involved in Keremeos police shooting expected to survive

Man who allegedly pulled gun as RCMP serve warrants died and the woman was also shot

The makeshift residence where two individuals wanted by police had set up, visible from Highway 3. A shootout with RCMP on Tuesday, Sept. 13 left one resident dead and another in the hospital. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)
Wild Goat Surf is filming in downtown Penticton and at the Peach Sept. 19 and 20. (Contributed)

‘Wild Goat Surf’ filming in downtown Penticton

The full length film shot exclusively in Penticton will premier on Crave TV in November 2023

Wild Goat Surf is filming in downtown Penticton and at the Peach Sept. 19 and 20. (Contributed)
Who wants a bath? This was the bath water at a home on Gravenstein in Osoyoos on Sept. 8. Osoyoos residents continue to deal with brown water running from their faucets. (Facebook)

‘Care for a bath?’: Sinks fill with brown water in Osoyoos

Town of Osoyoos alerts neighbours to run water for 15 minutes minimum

Who wants a bath? This was the bath water at a home on Gravenstein in Osoyoos on Sept. 8. Osoyoos residents continue to deal with brown water running from their faucets. (Facebook)
Girls Club founder Vicky Ryan with her daughter Charlotte. (Contributed)

Girls Club: For neurodivergent girls to connect and have fun coming to South Okanagan

Local mom Angela Douglas is hosting a launch party in Summerland Sept. 18

Girls Club founder Vicky Ryan with her daughter Charlotte. (Contributed)
Police have closed Highway 3 near Keremeos since early Tuesday morning. No estimate when it will re-open. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 near Keremeos is now open following major police incident

Heavy police presence on the highway between Hedley and Keremeos

Police have closed Highway 3 near Keremeos since early Tuesday morning. No estimate when it will re-open. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)
There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: Stop and smell the flowers: Downtown Penticton bursting with blooms

There are 160 hanging flower baskets in the downtown and along Lakeshore

There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The corner of Westminster and Power Street looks a lot different now that the Villa Rosa has been demolished to make way for townhouses there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

After 26 years, Penticton’s historic Villa Rosa restaurant is no more

Demolition of the Italian eatery is to make way for two 3-storey townhous buildings

The corner of Westminster and Power Street looks a lot different now that the Villa Rosa has been demolished to make way for townhouses there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Volunteers of all ages helped make Ironman Penticton a huge success. Ironman Canada will return to Peach City for at least 5 more years. (City of Penticton)

Ironman commits to at least 5 more years in Penticton

Glowing reviews by organizers and athletes to Penticton’s welcoming spirit

Volunteers of all ages helped make Ironman Penticton a huge success. Ironman Canada will return to Peach City for at least 5 more years. (City of Penticton)
A new fire started above Skaha Lake on Sunday, Sept. 4. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Update: New fire burning in Penticton brought under control

BC Wildfire lists the Skaha Creek fire as .35 hectares, cause unknown

A new fire started above Skaha Lake on Sunday, Sept. 4. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
Angela Scholefield took this photo of the new Blue Mountain fire from Okanagan Lake at Trout Creek in Summerland. (Facebook)

New wildfire erupts near Keremeos Creek fire west of Penticton

Blue Mountain fire is exhibiting aggressive rank 4 behaviour, says BC Wildfire Services

Angela Scholefield took this photo of the new Blue Mountain fire from Okanagan Lake at Trout Creek in Summerland. (Facebook)
Taig Savage was found murdered on Sept. 5, 2021. His case remains unsolved. (Contributed)

Murder of Penticton man remains unsolved 1 year later

Taig Savage, 22, was killed on Sept. 5, 2021 and found at Penticton Secondary track

Taig Savage was found murdered on Sept. 5, 2021. His case remains unsolved. (Contributed)
Air tankers work the Skaha Creek fire in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Time to wave a final goodbye to the Convair air tankers in the Okanagan

Tanker 44, 49, and 55 will be retired on Sept. 6 but not before a proper send-off

Air tankers work the Skaha Creek fire in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)

New evidence delays Penticton bomber’s sentencing

This is the second time sentencing is delayed in case of explosives that rocked Penticton in 2021

Blair Balch, 49, is awaiting sentencing related to the explosions that rocked Penticton earlier in 2021. (RCMP)
Jessica Cullen of Canada is the overall women’s winner during the IRONMAN Canada on August 28, 2022 in Penticton. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Photos: Race results are in for Ironman Penticton

Massive crowds, 1,500 athletes and Penticton man wins to end epic weekend

Jessica Cullen of Canada is the overall women’s winner during the IRONMAN Canada on August 28, 2022 in Penticton. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
Penticton’s Jeff Symonds is overall first place finisher at Ironman Penticton on Sunday, Aug. 28. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Hometown hero gives Penticton storybook ending with Ironman win

Jeff Symonds came in over 20 minutes ahead of the second place finisher

Penticton’s Jeff Symonds is overall first place finisher at Ironman Penticton on Sunday, Aug. 28. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
This mini-van was dumped and torched Sunday morning causing the fire to spread and get out of control in Naramata. Luckily, locals were on the scene. (Facebook)

Torched mini-van starts wildfire in Naramata

Several local men dug a perimeter and doused hot spots before BC Wildfire arrived

This mini-van was dumped and torched Sunday morning causing the fire to spread and get out of control in Naramata. Luckily, locals were on the scene. (Facebook)
Professional Ironman athlete and hometown hero Jeff Symonds and one to watch at the finish line around 3 p.m. He is pictured here with other hometown Ironman hero Jen Annet who isn’t competing in Penticton. (Western News file photo)

Hometown hero Jeff Symonds one to watch at Ironman Penticton

Massive crowds for the return of Ironman and the 226.3 km swim, bike and run

Professional Ironman athlete and hometown hero Jeff Symonds and one to watch at the finish line around 3 p.m. He is pictured here with other hometown Ironman hero Jen Annet who isn’t competing in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
Penticton hasn’t hosted Ironman Canada since 2012. There are 2,000 athletes taking part in the 226.3 km triathalon on Sunday, Aug. 28. (File photo)

Everything you need to know about Ironman Canada’s return to Penticton

Inspiring athletes stories, info about the course and where to cheer them on

Penticton hasn’t hosted Ironman Canada since 2012. There are 2,000 athletes taking part in the 226.3 km triathalon on Sunday, Aug. 28. (File photo)