Caitlin Clow

Little Kingdom Gas Bar was lost in the White Rock Lake wildfire overnight Aug. 15, 2021. (Contributed)

Westside Road community mourns the loss of shop in White Rock Lake wildfire

Little Kingdom victim of fast-moving fire

Little Kingdom Gas Bar was lost in the White Rock Lake wildfire overnight Aug. 15, 2021. (Contributed)
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Voting at 16 should be endorsed: Vernon city councillor

Coun. Kelly Fehr puts forward motion to seek support, pen letter to province to lower age from 18

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The City of Vernon says it doesn’t have the resources to accept and distribute donations to evacuees at the ESS centre at the Recreation Centre, but the sentiment is always appreciated. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Please don’t bring donations to Vernon evacuee centres: city

Sentiment appreciated by no capacity, resources to facilitate distribution

The City of Vernon says it doesn’t have the resources to accept and distribute donations to evacuees at the ESS centre at the Recreation Centre, but the sentiment is always appreciated. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The view from around Ellison looking across Okanagan Lake to Westside Road Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at 4 a.m. The extent of loss has yet to be determined, but local government and BC Wildfire Servies confirm there was significant loss. (Sandra Blattler - Facebook)

UPDATE: Airtankers grounded by White Rock Lake wildfire smoke

50-60 buildings ‘significantly damaged’ on Westside Road overnight

The view from around Ellison looking across Okanagan Lake to Westside Road Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at 4 a.m. The extent of loss has yet to be determined, but local government and BC Wildfire Servies confirm there was significant loss. (Sandra Blattler - Facebook)
Smoke rises from the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)

Smoke cools extreme weather around Mabel Lake wildfire

Planned aerial ignitions to go ahead today after wind postponed it Thursday

Smoke rises from the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)
White Rock Lake fire as seen near Monte Lake on Aug. 6, 2021. (@Louann81499452/Twitter)

Armstrong long-term care patients relocated due to nearby White Rock Lake wildfire

Interior Health moves Valley Manor long-term care home residents as evacuation alerts are in effect in the area

White Rock Lake fire as seen near Monte Lake on Aug. 6, 2021. (@Louann81499452/Twitter)
BC Wildfire Services incident commander Mark Healey said Thursday, Aug. 12, the White Rock Lake wildfire will grow. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Catastrophic White Rock Lake wildfire will grow: incident commander

Heat wave, winds continue to challenge suppression efforts; more evacuation orders reissued

BC Wildfire Services incident commander Mark Healey said Thursday, Aug. 12, the White Rock Lake wildfire will grow. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The glow from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen from around the Predator Ridge area Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Kathleen Nessel - contributed)

UPDATE: Fire activity increases in Nashwito Creek area of White Rock Lake blaze

Evacuation order lifts for 20 more properties

The glow from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen from around the Predator Ridge area Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Kathleen Nessel - contributed)
A garbage truck’s contents were poured out onto 25th Avenue after catching fire Aug. 10, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Garbage truck’s load catches fire in Vernon

Trash dumped on 25th Avenue, watered down by firefighters

A garbage truck’s contents were poured out onto 25th Avenue after catching fire Aug. 10, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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White Rock Lake wildfire evacuation order lifts for 20 more properties

Regional District of North Okanagan reduces order to alert for some

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Lake Country council would like to see a new police officer take on the role of school liaison for local schools. Photo: Contributed

Lake Country man charged with attempted murder

Assault with a weapon an isolated incident, police say

Lake Country council would like to see a new police officer take on the role of school liaison for local schools. Photo: Contributed
Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photo)

Vernon restaurant to close doors after 13 years

Temptasian set to serve last dish at end of August

Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photo)
Caitlin Potts

Vigil for missing Enderby woman cancelled

A flameless candlelit vigil to be held for Caitlin Potts will be rescheduled for spring 2022

Caitlin Potts
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP restricted acess to Advenutre Bay and Canadian Lakeview Estates to residents only Aug. 6 after ordered evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)

Vernon Mounties witness acts of kindness in wake of White Rock Lake wildfire

RCMP respond to 225 calls, plus aid in evac orders, road closures over the weekend

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP restricted acess to Advenutre Bay and Canadian Lakeview Estates to residents only Aug. 6 after ordered evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)
GoFundMe fundraisers have been launched for several families and individuals who lost structures, property in the training White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)

Dozens of fundraisers launched for victims of White Rock Lake wildfire

Campaigns launched for popular bike ranch, The Farm, documentary subject Jackieland and Monte Lake families devastated by fire

GoFundMe fundraisers have been launched for several families and individuals who lost structures, property in the training White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
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White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees can park RVs at these 3 Vernon schools

Bearisto, Seaton and BX open parking lots to campers and trailers for duration of alerts, orders

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White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)

Refusing to evacuate White Rock Lake wildfire orders ‘nothing but selfish’: OKIB Chief

Okanagan Indian Band Chief among first evacuated

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)
Fires burn out of control in the Interior of British Columbia, as seen from a Vancouver-bound plane on Aug. 6, 2021. (Nosehold - Reddit)

North Okanagan business community rallies behind West Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

Restaurants, toy shops and utilities offer supports to those displaced by area wildfire

Fires burn out of control in the Interior of British Columbia, as seen from a Vancouver-bound plane on Aug. 6, 2021. (Nosehold - Reddit)
As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Most of Vernon on alert now due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Entire communities of Armstrong, Spallumcheen also on alert

As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)