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Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)

More evacuation alerts issued for Garrison Lake wildfire

The blaze is now an estimated 8,400 hectares in size

Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)
Thunderstorms forecast. (File Photo)

Risk of a thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap

Winds are forecast to gust between 20 and 40 km/hr for the region

Thunderstorms forecast. (File Photo)
Renee Merrifield speaking to media on her front doorstep after winning the Kelowna-Mission riding for the BC Liberal Party. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Health critic, Kelowna MLA Renee Merrifield joins BC Liberal leadership race

Merrifield made the announcement on Aug. 2

Renee Merrifield speaking to media on her front doorstep after winning the Kelowna-Mission riding for the BC Liberal Party. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Thomas Creek wildfire firefighters challenged by winds and heat

The wildfire is now more than 7, 900 hectares

Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.

‘Give crews space’: Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages on

Residents are reminded to stay away from the fire camp at Nk’Mip Creek

Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.
Cool Creek wildfire.

Evacuation alert issued for Cool Creek wildfire

Those living near Cathedral Provincial Park are placed on alert

Cool Creek wildfire.
The Garrison Lake fire on July 25. (Facebook photo)

Garrison Lake fire near Princeton grows to 3,000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts remain in place for the Eastgate area

The Garrison Lake fire on July 25. (Facebook photo)
Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal growth on Brenda Creek wildfire

There will be 56 firefighters on site for Tuesday

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
Two officers with a dog who was found after the Lytton fire. (Contributed/BC SPCA)

Help pets evacuated from B.C. wildfires by adopting animals from the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is looking to make room in its shelters to accommodate evacuated pets

Two officers with a dog who was found after the Lytton fire. (Contributed/BC SPCA)
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Trailer bursts into flames on Coquihalla

The fire was extinguished about 12:30 p.m. Monday

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Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)

Tubthumping: Bears stay cool at BC Wildlife Park

Two grizzles play in a tub at the wildfire park in Kamloops

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Some inmates evacuated from Okanagan Correctional Centre due to Nk’Mip wildfire

The individuals were evacuated as a precautionary measure

Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Ogiti if Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Okanagan Water Wise/ @Kpytski)

No structures lost yet as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos grows

BC Wildfire is working the west and southwest flank of the blaze where there is the most exposure

Ogiti if Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Okanagan Water Wise/ @Kpytski)
Photo taken near Three Valley Gap off Highway 1. (James Courtenay/Facebook)

Evacuation order for Three Valley Lake due to wildfire

The Three Valley Lake blaze is an estimated 60 hectares in size

Photo taken near Three Valley Gap off Highway 1. (James Courtenay/Facebook)
The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

UPDATE: 1,000 residents of Sicamous being evacuated due to wildfire

CSRD issues order after wildfire near Sicamous grows to 60 hectares

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
Smoke above Penticton on July 19, 2021. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Wildfire smoke continues to cause air quality issues in the Okanagan-Shuswap

There are more than 1,100 fires burning in the province

Smoke above Penticton on July 19, 2021. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)

5th victim from Kelowna crane collapse identified

Brad Zawislak was working in an office next door to the crane when it collapsed

Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)

Ex-Okanagan teacher who sexually exploited student released after 1 year in jail

Bradley Furman is being released from prison with conditions

Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)

Animal Food Bank looks to help pets of B.C. fire evacuees

The Animal Food Bank has started a GoFundMe

Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)