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Garrison Lake wildfire spotted Thursday, Aug. 5 at night. (Facebook)

Cooler temperatures, rain help Garrison Lake fire burning near Manning Park

Eastgate received over 10 mm of rain overnight

Garrison Lake wildfire spotted Thursday, Aug. 5 at night. (Facebook)
Cambie Gulick has been rescuing animals during evacuations for the Nk’Mip and White Rock Lake fires. Her truck and trailer was recently damaged during one of those rescues. (Facebook)

Truck and trailer damaged while evacuating animals from Okanagan wildfires

Volunteer Cambie Gulick evacuating horses, livestock from the Nk’Mip, White Rock Lake fires

Cambie Gulick has been rescuing animals during evacuations for the Nk’Mip and White Rock Lake fires. Her truck and trailer was recently damaged during one of those rescues. (Facebook)
This picture of the Thomas Creek fire was taken the day it started on July 11. It is now at 10,000 hectares. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Evacuation alert lifted for more properties near Thomas Creek wildfire

There are 77 properties in electoral area D that are no longer on evacuation alert

This picture of the Thomas Creek fire was taken the day it started on July 11. It is now at 10,000 hectares. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Scales of justice. (File photo)

Keremeos woman charged with arson makes court appearance

In July, firefighters attended several suspicious fires on one property

Scales of justice. (File photo)
Sharon Brown is behind the counter, serving lunch and cones one day after she was beaten and robbed.

One day after attack, Penticton ice cream shop owner is back at work

Penticton RCMP have not made any arrests in the serious crime

Sharon Brown is behind the counter, serving lunch and cones one day after she was beaten and robbed.
Penticton RCMP have the highest caseload in the province.

OPINION: Penticton’s top cops have been sounding the alarm for years

Penticton police are understaffed and overworked and city council piecemeals

Penticton RCMP have the highest caseload in the province.
Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.

Penticton RCMP looking for witnesses to violent robbery at ice cream shop

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.
Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)

Penticton ice cream shops come together to support business owner attacked with hammer

All sale proceeds from waffle cones at the Peach, Tickleberry’s and Lickity Splitz go to Ogo’s

Penticton ice cream shop owners are coming together to support the owner of Ogo's Ice Cream who was violently attacked and robbed on Aug. 4 at her downtown shop. (Ogo's Ice cream Facebook)
A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Vehicle crashes into Penticton motel

The van is lodged inside the motel’s office

A van drove into the office of the Sunset Inn motel Wednesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)

Vaccine drop-in clinics extended at Penticton, Summerland farmers’ markets

The COVID-19 immunization clinics will be at the markets for August

Penticton Farmers' Market (Penticton Farmers' Market Facebook)
The sign on the door of Ogo's Ice Cream in downtown Penticton reads closed today and tomorrow. The 70-year-old owner was allegedly beaten and robbed Aug. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Senior Penticton ice cream shop owner beaten and robbed

The 70-year-old victim was hit with a hammer, said victim’s daughter

The sign on the door of Ogo's Ice Cream in downtown Penticton reads closed today and tomorrow. The 70-year-old owner was allegedly beaten and robbed Aug. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The Nk’Mip fire as seen from above shortly after it first started July 19. (BC Wildfire)

Some evacuees on Osoyoos Indian Band land get to return home

Several properties around McKinney Road still remain on evacuation order

The Nk’Mip fire as seen from above shortly after it first started July 19. (BC Wildfire)
A Fortis power pole sparked on a property on Anarchist Mountain starting a grass fire last week. Just one of the many unexpected challenges firefighters are facing. (Facebook)

Osoyoos wildfire evacuees from Anarchist Mountain growing weary

Residents have been ordered out of their homes since July 20

A Fortis power pole sparked on a property on Anarchist Mountain starting a grass fire last week. Just one of the many unexpected challenges firefighters are facing. (Facebook)
Kojo Sushi in Skaha will officially open its new location ‘Koya’ at 93 Winnipeg Street by Okanagan Lake today, Aug. 3. (Facebook)

Penticton’s Kojo Sushi opens new location near Okanagan Lake

Koya officially opens today, featuring the same menu with some new additions too

Kojo Sushi in Skaha will officially open its new location ‘Koya’ at 93 Winnipeg Street by Okanagan Lake today, Aug. 3. (Facebook)
Ben from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department working through the night putting out hot spots on the mountain. (AMFD Facebook)

Only 2 mm of rain fell on South Okanagan wildfires

Expected winds and hot, dry weather will continue to challenge these fires, said BC Wildfire

Ben from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department working through the night putting out hot spots on the mountain. (AMFD Facebook)
First Nations leader Brenda Baptiste has been appointed the Order of B.C. (Contributed)

Osoyoos Indigenous leader appointed Order of B.C.

Brenda Baptiste driving force behind Osoyoos Indian Band’s Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

First Nations leader Brenda Baptiste has been appointed the Order of B.C. (Contributed)
Shooting Star Amusements back in Penticton Aug. 4-15. (Shooting Star Amusements Facebook)

Rides, games and cotton candy coming to Penticton Aug. 4

Shooting Star Amusements will be at Rotary Park Aug. 4-15

Shooting Star Amusements back in Penticton Aug. 4-15. (Shooting Star Amusements Facebook)
Large embers like this one have been falling from the Nk’Mip fire which has grown to over 15,000 ha. (Lauren Nicole Facebook)

UPDATE: Nk’Mip fire grows to over 16,000 hectares

Firefighters focusing on Mt. Baldy Resort and the McKinney Nordic Ski Club

Large embers like this one have been falling from the Nk’Mip fire which has grown to over 15,000 ha. (Lauren Nicole Facebook)
Evacuation re-entry kits are available for property owners returning home.

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

Re-entry kits are available to evacuees returning back home

Evacuation re-entry kits are available for property owners returning home.
Rain is actually falling for the first time in months. (Richard Cannings)

It’s raining in South Okanagan

This is the first sign of precipitation in over 2 months

Rain is actually falling for the first time in months. (Richard Cannings)