Aaron Hemens

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Interior Health hosting on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics at UBCO

The health authority is hosting three on-campus immunization events

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines from Aug. 22 to 26

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Kelowna’s One Peak Creative has produced another ad for a Ryan Reynolds-owned company — this time, using audio technology to digitally reconstruct his voice. (One Peak Creative/Instagram)

Kelowna production company digitally recreates Ryan Reynolds’s voice for ad

One Peak Creative was previously lauded by Reynolds for their ad for his Aviation American Gin

Kelowna’s One Peak Creative has produced another ad for a Ryan Reynolds-owned company — this time, using audio technology to digitally reconstruct his voice. (One Peak Creative/Instagram)
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Morning Start: The world’s tallest sandcastle stood 57 ft. high

Your morning start for Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

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A westbound lane on Highway 97C is closed due to the Mount Law wildfire burning near the Okanagan Connector. (Shanon Mellan/Facebook)

UPDATE: Overnight flare-up of Mount Law wildfire damages fences, abandoned structures

A wind event Wednesday evening resulted in increased fire activity

A westbound lane on Highway 97C is closed due to the Mount Law wildfire burning near the Okanagan Connector. (Shanon Mellan/Facebook)
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More than 1,000 homes without power in Kelowna

FortisBC estimates that power will be restored at 10 a.m.

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Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

‘It’s a dire condition’: Nurses facing burnout, high stress at Kelowna General Hospital

Nurses are finding themselves working overtime, exacerbating feelings of burnout and exhaustion

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Hand ignitions planned for Mount Law wildfire burning near Okanagan Connector

The fire has slowly spread down a southern slope towards a guard above Highway 97C

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna Chamber calls for vax card delay despite mostly supportive membership

Fifty-seven per cent of members said they were supportive of the system, while 36 per cent were against it

A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire devastates North Westside homes

Seventy-eight Central Okanagan properties have burned due to the 800 square kilometre wildfire

A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A kitten up for adoption at the launch of Kelowna’s new AlleyCats Alliance adoption centre on Aug. 21. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. on Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard photo)

Rain eases some fire activity at White Rock Lake wildfire

However, the fire’s northeast, east and southeast flanks have seen increased fire behaviour throughout the week

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. on Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard photo)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Area restriction order in place for Mount Law wildfire

The order will remain in place until noon on Oct. 15, or until it’s rescinded

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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‘Contagiously happy dude’: Kelowna film crew follows life of man born without arms or legs

The documentary called Chris Koch: Make Life Happen, premieres on Aug. 25 on AMI-tv

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The Kelowna branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is located at 3785 Casorso Road. (Google Maps)

BC SPCA Kelowna’s transport vehicles allegedly vandalized

Two of the organization’s three fleet vehicles had catalytic converters stolen

The Kelowna branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is located at 3785 Casorso Road. (Google Maps)
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Morning Start: An American man has eaten more than 30,000 Big Macs

Your morning start for Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

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A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Mount Law wildfire smoke billows near Glenrosa properties

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations advised residents who witness spot fires to call 9-1-1

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)

5 more Westside Road homes significantly damaged due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Earlier in the week, an estimated 70 properties in the area were significantly damaged

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)
Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)

‘Bet on yourself, always’: Kelowna’s Jerome Blake reflects on Olympic bronze

Blake walked away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a bronze medal for the men’s 4x100m relay

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)
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Kelowna RCMP investigating after man found dead at Parkinson Recreation Park

Criminality is not suspected in this incident

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