Monique Tamminga

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Sickle Point on Skaha Lake.

Skaha Lake’s last intact wetland saved by Vancouver family

Sickle Point has been saved from development

Sickle Point on Skaha Lake.
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s favourite goose has a girlfriend

The pair have been seen together for the past couple weeks

Kevin, the famous friendly Penticton goose, in the background with his new friend seen visiting and enjoying the weather on Easter Monday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Mayor John Vassilaki (File)

Penticton mayor backpedals comments about making people with mental illness ‘normal’

“I didn’t mean it to come out the way people take it” says John Vassilaki

Mayor John Vassilaki (File)
Police have cordoned off an area outside a West Kelowna strip mall near Highway 97 and Elk Road on Sunday morning. (Dave Ogilvie photo)

One man dead after ‘targeted shooting’ near Highway 97 in West Kelowna

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime unit is investigating the homicide

Police have cordoned off an area outside a West Kelowna strip mall near Highway 97 and Elk Road on Sunday morning. (Dave Ogilvie photo)
Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)

70-year-old man killed in a workplace accident at Okanagan ski resort

BC Coroner and WorkSafe BC are investigating

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)

Border closure delays trial for U.S. lawyer accused of bringing guns into B.C.

Shawn Jensen is charged with gun smuggling across the Osoyoos border

Canadian Border Services Agency Osoyoos port of entry. (Western News)
Kids, ages two and four, are all smiles after receiving new bikes from total strangers. Their bikes were stolen on New Year’s Day when out for a walk near Penticton Ave. By the next day, strangers donated to replace the bikes. (Dawn Jones Facebook)

Strangers come together to replace children’s Christmas bikes stolen in Penticton

Kids bikes were left for less than 10 minutes before being swiped on New Year’s Day

Kids, ages two and four, are all smiles after receiving new bikes from total strangers. Their bikes were stolen on New Year’s Day when out for a walk near Penticton Ave. By the next day, strangers donated to replace the bikes. (Dawn Jones Facebook)
(AP Photo)

B.C. has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 variant from the U.K.

The Island resident flew from the U.K. to Vancouver on Dec. 15

(AP Photo)
BokBoks pizza place in Keremeos has closed its doors to take a stand against mandatory masks. It has a new sign up this weekend. (Twitter photo)

South Okanagan pizza place shuts down, changes its name to ‘Hydroxychloroquine’

BokBoks said it closed to fight against mandatory mask requirements

BokBoks pizza place in Keremeos has closed its doors to take a stand against mandatory masks. It has a new sign up this weekend. (Twitter photo)
Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)

Scouts across B.C. to stop meeting in person as cases surge

A rise in COVID cases across B.C. has Scouts Canada going virtual

Scouts Canada in B.C. has decided to stop meeting in person because of the rise of COVID cases across the province. (Scouts Okanagan Facebook)
Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

VIDEO: Kevin, the famous Penticton goose, needs help

Humans like Dave Chuokalos want to help their fine-feathered friend who hangs out at Okanagan Lake

Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story

Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story

Thank you for all the stories, Langley

Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story
An extra special Mother’s Day with Chloe

An extra special Mother’s Day with Chloe

Langley mom Nykia Simon is ready to give back now that her daughter is cancer free

An extra special Mother’s Day with Chloe
Angie Quaale celebrates eating local in Random House book called Eating Local in the Fraser Valley: A Food Lover’s Guide, featuring over 70 recipes from farmers, producers and chefs.                                Submitted photo

Quaale pours her passion for eating local into pages of new book

Eating Local in the Fraser Valley is a culinary guide as well as celebration of food producers

Angie Quaale celebrates eating local in Random House book called Eating Local in the Fraser Valley: A Food Lover’s Guide, featuring over 70 recipes from farmers, producers and chefs.                                Submitted photo
Shelby Kirnaghan MacNeil remains in hospital after being viciously attacked by a large breed dog when she stepped out of her vehicle at the corner store at 272 Street and 29 Avenue. A GoFundMe page has been started. Submitted pic

UPDATE: GoFundMe started for woman shaken ‘like a rag doll’ in Aldergrove dog attack

It took 85 staples to close the massive bite wounds on her leg

Shelby Kirnaghan MacNeil remains in hospital after being viciously attacked by a large breed dog when she stepped out of her vehicle at the corner store at 272 Street and 29 Avenue. A GoFundMe page has been started. Submitted pic
Food producers forum this Thursday, May 10

Food producers forum this Thursday, May 10

The new CPTPP agreement will give farmers access to markets across world

Food producers forum this Thursday, May 10
Langley mom Kimberley Chalmers with her four-week-old daughter Kamaria who proudly wears the Langley Child Development designed bandana that says ‘talk to me, play with me, carry me’ to encourage parents to put the phone down and interact with their babies. Monique Tamminga Langley Times

Put down the phone, please, say children, experts

Langley-based Infant Mental Health team launch awareness campaign aimed at parents’ phone addiction

Langley mom Kimberley Chalmers with her four-week-old daughter Kamaria who proudly wears the Langley Child Development designed bandana that says ‘talk to me, play with me, carry me’ to encourage parents to put the phone down and interact with their babies. Monique Tamminga Langley Times