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Morning Start: The loudest recorded noise

Your morning start for Tuesday, August 16

 

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Resort celebrates 30 years in Kelowna with root beer floats

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort has been in Kelowna since 1992

 

Grand Slam Baseball Okanagan is hoping to operate a new indoor facility in Penticton. (GSBO)

Penticton could be home to brand-new indoor-baseball facility

Council will consider the proposal at its Aug. 16 meeting

 

Don Mulhall, the executive director of the Penticton Dragonboat Society, leads a group of new dragon boat participants for a day of learning at Skaha Lake on Aug. 13.

Never too late: First-time dragon boat racers find new hobby at Penticton’s Skaha Lake

More than 80 per cent of newcomers continue with it after being introduced, said Launa Maundrell

Don Mulhall, the executive director of the Penticton Dragonboat Society, leads a group of new dragon boat participants for a day of learning at Skaha Lake on Aug. 13.
Lightning strikes in Kelowna on Aug. 11. (Landon Hemmes- Instagram)

Thunderstruck: Recent lightning storms in the Okanagan ‘significant’ and ‘notable’

Chance of thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Saturday

Lightning strikes in Kelowna on Aug. 11. (Landon Hemmes- Instagram)
A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
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Special air quality statement in place for the Okanagan

Smoky conditions are expected to last for 24-48 hours

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Morning Start: Owning Guinea Pigs in Switzerland

Your morning start for Friday, August 12

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Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Flames from vehicle fire quickly spread off Highway 3 east of Keremeos

There is a detour available via Highway 3A, but a variable speed corridor is in effect

Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)
(Photo by: Jaimie Grafstrom)

Power restored to areas across the Okanagan-Shuswap following storm

Environment Canada issues a severe thunderstorm warning on Thursday

(Photo by: Jaimie Grafstrom)
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Video: Okanagan sky lights up after thunderstorm

A thunderstorm brought lightning to the area on Aug. 10

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Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)

‘Y’ in the Okanagan gets a name change

“The Y is always evolving”

Queens Park Child Care Centre in Penticton on July 27 (Photo - YMCA of Okanagan/Facebook)

UPDATE: Smoky skies bulletin ended for Southern Interior

Wildfire smoke is impacting the Okanagan, Nicola, Shuswap, Columbia, Boundary and Kootenay

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
Thunderstorms could hit the Okanagan. (Pixabay)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the Okanagan, Shuswap

Potential storm is capable of producing strong wind gusts and rain

Thunderstorms could hit the Okanagan. (Pixabay)
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Morning Start: Snails sleep for a long time

Your morning start for Thursday, August 11

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Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducting vessel checks on Okanagan Lake. (Photo/RCMP)

Kelowna boater bounced from Okanagan Lake after refusing breath sample

RCMP was conducting patrols, checking vessels for safety compliance

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducting vessel checks on Okanagan Lake. (Photo/RCMP)
Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for the South Okanagan due to wildfire

Environment Canada issued a new notice for the region on Wednesday

Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)
Pro Matthew Russell of the United States hoists the banner as the winner of the final year (2012) Ironman Canada was held in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
Pro Matthew Russell of the United States hoists the banner as the winner of the final year (2012) Ironman Canada was held in Penticton. (Western News file photo)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swimming not recommended at Osoyoos beach due to poor water quality

Town says Legion Beach contains high levels of E. coli bacteria

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)