Monique Tamminga

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2 bodies found in Osoyoos, RCMP investigating

Police say the two victims were known to each other and there is no threat to the public

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A 44-year-old Penticton man well known to police faces multiple charges for damaging a Summerland store using a chainsaw. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Chainsaw-wielding man faces multiple charges for incident at Summerland store

A 44-year-old Penticton man known to police is in custody

A 44-year-old Penticton man well known to police faces multiple charges for damaging a Summerland store using a chainsaw. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Indian Band Chief and Council denounce Truth and Reconciliation Day

No substantive actions to date to show a sincere commitment for reconciliation, says Chief Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.

Still no suspects in violent robbery at ice cream shop in Penticton

Many local RCMP resources have been assigned to investigate this serious incident, says police

Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.
Evacuation re-entry kits are available for property owners returning home.

What B.C. wildfire evacuees need to know upon returning home

Garden food should be discarded, pools should be drained and cleaned

Evacuation re-entry kits are available for property owners returning home.
Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)

Oliver Mountie helps hungry pig left behind during Nk’Mip fire evacuations

The officer brought produce to the pig for two days

Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

Hundreds of campers and Spirit Ridge Resort evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Inkaneep fire jumps to 1,100 ha

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Update: Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos growing, evacuation order issued for band land

Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen declares State of Local Emergency

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)

Woman dead, children in critical condition in Coquihalla crash

A woman in her 70s died at the scene and two children with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)
Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)

Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls balloons to 5,000 hectares

Ground crews will work the west flank and helicopters will continue working Wednesday

Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)
The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)

Thomas Creek wildfire grows to 500 hectares, local state of emergency for Okanagan Falls

Evacuation alert issued for over 600 homes east of Skaha Lake

The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)
Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)

Masks recommended on transit across B.C.

Despite mask requirements lifting July 1, face coverings still recommended on transit

Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)
A man from Edmonton got himself in hot water by leaving his dog in a hot car while he went swimming in Oliver, B.C. Sunday June 28, 2021. (Government of B.C. photo)

Edmonton man leaves dog in hot truck while taking a dip in Oliver lake

RCMP lured dog into police car with cheese, brought to detachment to cool down and drink water

A man from Edmonton got himself in hot water by leaving his dog in a hot car while he went swimming in Oliver, B.C. Sunday June 28, 2021. (Government of B.C. photo)
St. Anne’s Catholic Church at Chuchuwayha outside of Hedley (seen here) burned to the ground along with Lady of Lourdes Chopaka Church near Keremeos at the same time June 26. Both were on Indian Band Land. (John Moody photo)

Kamloops residential school survivor ‘devastated’ by church burning near Hedley

‘The church meant so much to all of us, especially our ancestors’ who built St. Ann’s in 1908

St. Anne’s Catholic Church at Chuchuwayha outside of Hedley (seen here) burned to the ground along with Lady of Lourdes Chopaka Church near Keremeos at the same time June 26. Both were on Indian Band Land. (John Moody photo)
Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Coquihalla Lakes washroom is getting upgrades. (Submitted)

Coquihalla to get upgrades to aging washrooms

The Ministry of Transportation is providing $1 million in funding to upgrade 3 rest areas

The Coquihalla Lakes washroom is getting upgrades. (Submitted)
The Sacred Hearts church on PIB land burned Monday morning. (Theresa May Jack/Facebook)

Two churches on First Nation land in South Okanagan burn to the ground

Sacred Hearts church on Penticton Indian Band land was reduced to rubble

The Sacred Hearts church on PIB land burned Monday morning. (Theresa May Jack/Facebook)
57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)

Condolences pour in for Kathy Richardson, Naramata’s 3rd homicide victim in recent weeks

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)

Woman’s body recovered from fast moving river near Keremeos

Amy Sabean’s family has since been notified and the BC Coroners Service is investigating

Ashnola River, 10 km past Keremeos is a fast moving river popular with extreme kayakers. (Submitted)
Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)

Boy becomes social media star with adorable ads for parents’ Penticton grocery store

Aarav Gaba does all the marketing for Global Grocers

Aarav Gaba, 10, creates and edits all commercials he makes for his parents’ store, Global Grocers. (Screen grab)