Okanagan

The Kelowna and Kamloops RCMP used a plane to take down a thief on Monday, May 29. (File photo)

By land and air, Kelowna and Kamloops RCMP take down thief

The incident took place on May 29

 

City Park Beach in Kelowna. (Submitted)

Heat records shattered throughout the Interior

Lytton was the hottest area in the province on June 8

 

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Results of invasive mussel report ‘deeply troubling’: Okanagan water board

As summer returns, boaters are asked to be cautious

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
The West Kelowna Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire around 6:07 a.m. on Friday morning, June 9. (Contributed/Facebook).

Vehicle fire quickly doused in West Kelowna

The blaze was first reported at 6:07 a.m.

The West Kelowna Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire around 6:07 a.m. on Friday morning, June 9. (Contributed/Facebook).
The West Kelowna Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2:40 a.m. on Friday morning, June 9. (Black Press file photo)

Residents, pets escape early morning bedroom fire in West Kelowna

The blaze was quickly put out, deemed accidental

The West Kelowna Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2:40 a.m. on Friday morning, June 9. (Black Press file photo)
The Kelowna RCMP are investigating a home in an Upper Mission neighbourhood following two people found dead in a home on Thursday, June 8. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press)

2 women dead, man in hospital following ‘serious crime’ in Kelowna, no concern for public safety

A baby was found uninjured in the home; RCMP asking public to stay away during investigation

The Kelowna RCMP are investigating a home in an Upper Mission neighbourhood following two people found dead in a home on Thursday, June 8. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press)
The Kelowna Fire Department battled a blaze in Black Mountain early Thursday morning. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna fire crews take down blaze in Black Mountain

Crews received calls about smoke in the area at 1 a.m.

The Kelowna Fire Department battled a blaze in Black Mountain early Thursday morning. (Black Press file photo)
The Kelowna Fire Department battled a small wildfire in South Kelowna Wednesday night, June 7. (Black Press file photo)

Homeowner, neighbour help douse South Kelowna wildfire

The fire started around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night

The Kelowna Fire Department battled a small wildfire in South Kelowna Wednesday night, June 7. (Black Press file photo)
Campfire. (Black Press Media - File)

Campfire ban in effect for Kamloops Fire Centre

The ban starts June 8 at noon

Campfire. (Black Press Media - File)
Lisa Haring makes and sells Bigfoot cutouts. (Facebook/Lisa Haring)
Lisa Haring makes and sells Bigfoot cutouts. (Facebook/Lisa Haring)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force found a truck engulfed in flames when on patrol on Friday night, June 2. (OFTF/Facebook)

Friday Night Fire: Truck found ablaze on Postill Lake Road in Kelowna

OFTF found the truck engulfed in flames when on patrol

The Okanagan Forest Task Force found a truck engulfed in flames when on patrol on Friday night, June 2. (OFTF/Facebook)
The Kelowna's Strongest competition took place at City Park on Saturday, June 3. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Strongest show off strength at City Park

The competition lasts all day Saturday, June 3

The Kelowna's Strongest competition took place at City Park on Saturday, June 3. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The seventh annual Hungry Hungry Half marathon took place in Kelowna on Saturday, June 3 to raise money for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. (Christine McWillis/Facebook)

PHOTOS: Kelowna runners compete, raise money at Hungry Hungry Half Marathon

All money raised went to the Central Okanagan Food Bank

The seventh annual Hungry Hungry Half marathon took place in Kelowna on Saturday, June 3 to raise money for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. (Christine McWillis/Facebook)
Kelowna pharmacist Craig Tostenson. (Facebook)

B.C. pharmacists empowered to treat 21 minor ailments

Greater access also granted for birth control options

Kelowna pharmacist Craig Tostenson. (Facebook)
The aftermath of a small bush fire that was found behind a house in The Lakes community in Lake Country. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
A hedge fire destroyed a shed and a RV trailer on Friday morning, June 2. (West Kelowna Fire Department)

As the Okanagan heats up Lake Country fire chief warns of increased wildfire threat

The Okanagan experienced the hottest month of May on record

The aftermath of a small bush fire that was found behind a house in The Lakes community in Lake Country. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
A hedge fire destroyed a shed and a RV trailer on Friday morning, June 2. (West Kelowna Fire Department)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Friendly neighbours, backyard blazes, and a historic opening

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Kelowna RCMP took a significant amount of illegal drugs off the street of a three-month investigation that led to a drug bust. (Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)
The Kelowna RCMP took a significant amount of illegal drugs off the street of a three-month investigation that led to a drug bust. (Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)
Skaha Beach in Penticton saw plenty of activity on Tuesday, Aug. 17 during a warm summer day. Penticton and Osoyoos are among Canada’s favourite getaway destinations in recent months. Data released from Google Aug. 14, 2020 shows three Okanagan cities in the top-five fastest rising hotel destinations in Canada. Beaches and wineries are among the popular attractions for visitors. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘Extraordinary’ heat in the Okanagan as 120-year-long records shattered in May

Month-long temperatures in the region recorded at 3 to 5 C above normal

Skaha Beach in Penticton saw plenty of activity on Tuesday, Aug. 17 during a warm summer day. Penticton and Osoyoos are among Canada’s favourite getaway destinations in recent months. Data released from Google Aug. 14, 2020 shows three Okanagan cities in the top-five fastest rising hotel destinations in Canada. Beaches and wineries are among the popular attractions for visitors. (John Arendt - Black Press)
The 2023 Okanagan Dream Rally has been cancelled but will be back in 2024. (Logan Lockhart/Penticton Western News)

Okanagan Dream Rally cancelled for 2023, coming back next year as biennial event

The event has raised more than $3.3 million over five years

The 2023 Okanagan Dream Rally has been cancelled but will be back in 2024. (Logan Lockhart/Penticton Western News)