Jen Zielinski

A helicopter drops water on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

RCMP investigate drone flying over Becker Lake fire near Vernon

The drone caused fire crews to suspend airplanes working to suppress the blaze

A helicopter drops water on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

UPDATE: Multiple deaths reported after ‘catastrophic’ crane collapse in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna has declared a local state of emergency, several buildings remain evacuated

Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Hwy 1, 20 km west of Revelstoke, looking west. DriveBC

Highway 1 reopens at Three Valley Lake following crash

The highway was closed for about an hour on Friday afternoon

Hwy 1, 20 km west of Revelstoke, looking west. DriveBC
(Rochelle Hu Dutta/ Facebook)

Bears seen wandering residential area in Kelowna

Two bears were seen Wednesday morning

(Rochelle Hu Dutta/ Facebook)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops now 750 hectares, evacuation order issued

The blaze sparked Monday afternoon and quickly grew out of control

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
(BC Wildfire)

2 more wildfires spark near Kamloops

BC Wildfire is reporting two small blazes near Kamloops

(BC Wildfire)
BC Wildfire near Merritt. BC Wildfire Service.

Wildfire off Highway 97C near Merritt under control

The fire started about 2 p.m. Monday

BC Wildfire near Merritt. BC Wildfire Service.
BC Wildfire/Twitter

Fire above Peachland now under control

BC Wildfire has been called in to assist local fire crews with blaze

BC Wildfire/Twitter
West Kelowna Fire Department

West Kelowna fire crews extinguish blaze spreading towards homes

The blaze is burning near the Walmart of Louie Drive

West Kelowna Fire Department
Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)

$83,000 raised for families of Kelowna grads killed in car crash

A GoFundMe was launched to support the families with expenses following the deaths of the teens

Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)
Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Dangerous heat wave warning issued for B.C. Interior

Temperatures to reach 40 C for Okanagan Valley, Nicola, South Thompson, Shuswap, Boundary and West Kootenay

Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)

Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)
Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)

Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)
Fire near Highway 97 C close to Merritt. (Facebook)

Wildfire burning near Highway 97C

The fire is an estimated nine hectares in size

Fire near Highway 97 C close to Merritt. (Facebook)
According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)

Fort St. John man charged with attempted murder following shootout with Merritt RCMP

Gerald Cooper, 46, is charged with five counts of attempted murder

According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)
The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)

SilverStar dusted with snow

It might be June but that didn’t stop snow from falling in the North Okanagan

The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)
File image of dog wearing cone. (Pixabay photo)

Central Okanagan dog control quashes rumour of increase in canine attacks

Posts to Facebook allege there has been an increase in dogs biting other dogs

File image of dog wearing cone. (Pixabay photo)
Cat named Brian, who was allegedly spray painted to be used in a dog fight in the Lower Mainland. He is now in the care of a Maple Ridge animal rescue. (Facebook)

Rumours of illegal Okanagan dogfighting ring using cats as bait unfounded, say RCMP, SPCA

The RCMP, BC SPCA and dog control have no reports or confirmation of illegal dog fights

Cat named Brian, who was allegedly spray painted to be used in a dog fight in the Lower Mainland. He is now in the care of a Maple Ridge animal rescue. (Facebook)
Steven Gallagher. RCMP.

Man wanted in connection with Osoyoos pharmacy arson

Steven Gallagher, 29, is wanted for arson and break and enter

Steven Gallagher. RCMP.
Salmon Arm RCMP called out to collisions over the weekend of April 17 and 18. (File photo)

Woman killed in single-vehicle rollover near Summerland

A driver discovered the vehicle crashed off Fish Lake Road early Thursday morning

Salmon Arm RCMP called out to collisions over the weekend of April 17 and 18. (File photo)