Caitlin Clow

A good amount of rain Sunday helped the fire behaviour of the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Motorists reminded to keep out of active area as fire near Mabel Lake smoulders

Mabel Lake Forest Service Road is closed between kilometres 14 and 40

A good amount of rain Sunday helped the fire behaviour of the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

Temporary camp set up for 200-plus firefighters in Vernon

Public asked to stay away, respect privacy of 200-plus firefighting personnel who will call camp home

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Around 2,400 are expected to traverse through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. The Once Upon a Nightmare themed event goes Oct. 25, 26, 29 & 30. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Zombies take over North Okanagan’s Field of Screams

Beloved Halloween event at Historic O’Keefe Ranch to make deadly comeback

Around 2,400 are expected to traverse through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. The Once Upon a Nightmare themed event goes Oct. 25, 26, 29 & 30. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Darryl Brown plans to spend 2022 travelling after winning $1M on a Lotto Max ticket she purchased in Vernon. (BCLC)

Lake Country woman still in disbelief after $1M win

Darryl Brown sets sights on travel after scoring big with ticket bought in Vernon

Darryl Brown plans to spend 2022 travelling after winning $1M on a Lotto Max ticket she purchased in Vernon. (BCLC)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire burns 15km west of Westside Road: RDCO

Structure protection help comes from 35 different fire departments

Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)

Safe haven for animals evacuated from nearby wildfires set up at North Okanagan ranch

25-plus volunteers answer North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association’s call for help

More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)
A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Greenhow fire in North Okanagan officially out 18 days later

Flare-ups continued after crews snuffed burn above north BX area July 12

A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Water advisory for 295 Westside Road properties

Customers on Killiney Beach water system under precautionary advisory

Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)

Enderby senior cheated out of $3K by phone scammer

Fraudster claimed to be a bank manager

A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Tipped truck spills load on Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect near Predator Ridge turnoff

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Central Okanagan properties on evacuation alert as wildfire near Westwold grows

Increased fire activity expected today; planned burns continue to reinforce perimeter

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)

Increased activity at fire burning east of Mabel Lake

Bunting Road wildfire sees growth to the north; evac orders, alerts still in effect

A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

E-scooters rollout in Vernon

Pilot project sees Neuron Mobility’s first B.C. and 4th Canadian launch

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)

Boaters urged to avoid area as aerial crews work on Mabel Lake wildfire

Fire likely a lot larger than its reported 3,000-hectare size, BC Wildfire Services says

An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)
An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Planned burns set for White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Evacuation orders, alerts in places across three regional districts, Okanagan Indian Band land

An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Caitlin Potts

Vigil for Caitlin Potts planned in North Okanagan

Volunteer-run search for Enderby woman’s remains five years after disappearance halted due to wildfire season

Caitlin Potts
An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfire grows to 17,900 hectares; more evacuation orders, alerts issued

OKIB, Falkland on evac alert; TNRD area alert touches Kamloops city limits

An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)

Monashee wildfires see massive growth in North Okanagan

5 fires continue to burn out of control near Monashee Provincial Park; burning more than 1,700 hectares collectively

Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)

Mabel Lake wildfire expands evacuation order, alert in North Okanagan

Bunting Road fire burns hot and deep and may create rolling debris, BC Wildfire Services says

The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)