Jen Zielinski

A structure destroyed by flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Structures, campground destroyed as White Rock Lake wildfire grows to 45,000 hectares

Regional district waiting until its safe before conducting assessment of the damage

A structure destroyed by flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)
BC Wildfire Services is responding to the Mount Miller wildfire about 11 kilometres west of West Kelowna Aug. 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Mt. Miller wildfire grows to 2 hectares over Highway 97C near Glenrosa

Residents can see BC Wildfire on scene of the blaze

BC Wildfire Services is responding to the Mount Miller wildfire about 11 kilometres west of West Kelowna Aug. 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.

More evacuation orders rescinded for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

The blaze remains at an estimated 16,005 hectares

Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.
Wolf lake fire location. BC Wildfire Service.

Wolf Lake wildfire sparked by lightning near Princeton

The blaze is burning out of control above Highway 3

Wolf lake fire location. BC Wildfire Service.
Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)

More evacuation alerts issued for Garrison Lake wildfire

The blaze is now an estimated 8,400 hectares in size

Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)
Thunderstorms forecast. (File Photo)

Risk of a thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap

Winds are forecast to gust between 20 and 40 km/hr for the region

Thunderstorms forecast. (File Photo)
Renee Merrifield speaking to media on her front doorstep after winning the Kelowna-Mission riding for the BC Liberal Party. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Health critic, Kelowna MLA Renee Merrifield joins BC Liberal leadership race

Merrifield made the announcement on Aug. 2

Renee Merrifield speaking to media on her front doorstep after winning the Kelowna-Mission riding for the BC Liberal Party. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Garrison Lake fire from Princeton. (Angela Marsel / Facebook)

Garrison Lake wildfire grows, becoming more visible

The blaze is now at 3,373 hectares

Garrison Lake fire from Princeton. (Angela Marsel / Facebook)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Thomas Creek wildfire firefighters challenged by winds and heat

The wildfire is now more than 7, 900 hectares

Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.

‘Give crews space’: Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages on

Residents are reminded to stay away from the fire camp at Nk’Mip Creek

Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.
Cool Creek wildfire.

Evacuation alert issued for Cool Creek wildfire

Those living near Cathedral Provincial Park are placed on alert

Cool Creek wildfire.
The Garrison Lake fire on July 25. (Facebook photo)

Garrison Lake fire near Princeton grows to 3,000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts remain in place for the Eastgate area

The Garrison Lake fire on July 25. (Facebook photo)
Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal growth on Brenda Creek wildfire

There will be 56 firefighters on site for Tuesday

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
Two officers with a dog who was found after the Lytton fire. (Contributed/BC SPCA)

Help pets evacuated from B.C. wildfires by adopting animals from the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is looking to make room in its shelters to accommodate evacuated pets

Two officers with a dog who was found after the Lytton fire. (Contributed/BC SPCA)
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Trailer bursts into flames on Coquihalla

The fire was extinguished about 12:30 p.m. Monday

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Unity House. (Google)

BC Housing gives Penticton Canadian Mental Health Association eviction notice

The CMHA has till April 2022 to relocate Unity House and services from Skaha Sunrise

Unity House. (Google)
Smoky skies bulletin continues. (Firesmoke.ca)

Wildfire smoke continues to blanket the Okanagan-Shuswap

Be sure to watch for signs of smoke exposure

Smoky skies bulletin continues. (Firesmoke.ca)
Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)

Tubthumping: Bears stay cool at BC Wildlife Park

Two grizzles play in a tub at the wildfire park in Kamloops

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Some inmates evacuated from Okanagan Correctional Centre due to Nk’Mip wildfire

The individuals were evacuated as a precautionary measure

Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)