Caitlin Clow

A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Greenhow fire in North Okanagan officially out 18 days later

Flare-ups continued after crews snuffed burn above north BX area July 12

A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Water advisory for 295 Westside Road properties

Customers on Killiney Beach water system under precautionary advisory

Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)

Enderby senior cheated out of $3K by phone scammer

Fraudster claimed to be a bank manager

A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Tipped truck spills load on Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect near Predator Ridge turnoff

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Central Okanagan properties on evacuation alert as wildfire near Westwold grows

Increased fire activity expected today; planned burns continue to reinforce perimeter

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)

Increased activity at fire burning east of Mabel Lake

Bunting Road wildfire sees growth to the north; evac orders, alerts still in effect

A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

E-scooters rollout in Vernon

Pilot project sees Neuron Mobility’s first B.C. and 4th Canadian launch

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)

Boaters urged to avoid area as aerial crews work on Mabel Lake wildfire

Fire likely a lot larger than its reported 3,000-hectare size, BC Wildfire Services says

An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)
An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Planned burns set for White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Evacuation orders, alerts in places across three regional districts, Okanagan Indian Band land

An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Caitlin Potts

Vigil for Caitlin Potts planned in North Okanagan

Volunteer-run search for Enderby woman’s remains five years after disappearance halted due to wildfire season

Caitlin Potts
An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfire grows to 17,900 hectares; more evacuation orders, alerts issued

OKIB, Falkland on evac alert; TNRD area alert touches Kamloops city limits

An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)

Monashee wildfires see massive growth in North Okanagan

5 fires continue to burn out of control near Monashee Provincial Park; burning more than 1,700 hectares collectively

Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)

Mabel Lake wildfire expands evacuation order, alert in North Okanagan

Bunting Road fire burns hot and deep and may create rolling debris, BC Wildfire Services says

The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)
Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. photo: Sparkling Hill Resort’s Facebook

COVID-19: Sparkling Hill resort closes after 2 staff test positive

North Okanagan hotel shuts down for 10 days as precautionary measure

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. photo: Sparkling Hill Resort’s Facebook
Three of the five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 800 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)

Silver Creek wildfire grows to 274 hectares in North Okanagan

5 fires continue to burn out of control near Monashee Provincial Park; 3 burning more than 800 hectares collectively

Three of the five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 800 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)
Barry Jones (OKIB photo)

North Okanagan woman to stand trial for first-degree murder

Lynda Saundry is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Barry Jones in July 2020

Barry Jones (OKIB photo)
Smoke rises from the hillside from the 12,500-hectare out-of-control White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold July 25, 2021. (Sandra Pringle - Facebook)

UPDATE: More homes near Westwold threatened by wildfire, evacuations ordered

White Rock Lake wildfire expected to see continued growth Monday due to high temperatures and wind

Smoke rises from the hillside from the 12,500-hectare out-of-control White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold July 25, 2021. (Sandra Pringle - Facebook)
The Lumby OAP Hall had a new roof installed in the summer of 2019. (Facebook)

Lumby hall opens to Kootenay wildfire evacuees

‘It takes a village and we are that village’

The Lumby OAP Hall had a new roof installed in the summer of 2019. (Facebook)
The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)

3 Vernon attractions get provincial boost for COVID-19 recovery

Science centre, Splashdown among recipients of province’s $36M funding to bolster tourism

The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)
Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Vernon gallery’s first show turns spotlight on Lake Country artist

International contemporary artist first to become Local Loser solo exhibitionist with Material Spirits

Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)