Monique Tamminga

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

Popular Penticton provincial park closed because of Thomas Creek fire

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, is closed until further notice

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)

Firefighters save bridge in Thomas Creek fire above Okanagan Falls

Crews have been making good progress setting up guard lines

The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)

Don’t drive around neighbourhoods being evacuated, urges fire chief in Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain fire department were hampered by traffic during evacuations

Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)
A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Highway 3 closed for new wildfire between Keremeos and Osoyoos

The fire started at 3 a.m. and is one km west of Osoyoos

A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

Hundreds of campers and Spirit Ridge Resort evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Inkaneep fire jumps to 1,100 ha

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
Penticton skies have turned black on Monday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Inkaneep fire grows, Penticton skies turn black and ashes fall

Heavy smoke turned the skies black Monday

Penticton skies have turned black on Monday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Over 60 evacuated from rapidly growing Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos

State of Emergency called, properties on evacuation alert

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Update: Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos growing, evacuation alerts, orders pending

Regional district has declared a State of Local Emergency

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Thomas Creek fire grows to more than 6,500 hectares

An incident management team has been called in to take over

The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Alyssa Jean put the picture on Facebook to warn people going to the Sun Oka beach in Summerland. She and her mom returned to their vehicle to find that passerbys stopped someone from stealing the cat converter. (Facebook)

Brazen theft stopped by good Samaritans at Summerland beach

A pair of thieves tried to saw off the catalytic converter of a mom’s car at Sun-Oka park

Alyssa Jean put the picture on Facebook to warn people going to the Sun Oka beach in Summerland. She and her mom returned to their vehicle to find that passerbys stopped someone from stealing the cat converter. (Facebook)
A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)

Woman dead, children in critical condition in Coquihalla crash

A woman in her 70s died at the scene and two children with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)
Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)

Car fire in Osoyoos doused quickly with help of helicopter

The car fire spread to nearby brush but firefighters quick to the scene

Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)
The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

No growth reported overnight on Thomas Creek wildfire

The fire is currently over 5,500 hectares in size

The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Thomas Creek Fire as seen from Cedar Street in the town of OK Falls on Wednesday July 14, 2021. (Submitted)

Christie vs. Thomas: similarities and differences between the two nearby fires

When the Christie Mountain fire erupted it spread to 1,000 ha in one day

The Thomas Creek Fire as seen from Cedar Street in the town of OK Falls on Wednesday July 14, 2021. (Submitted)
Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)

Burrowing Owl acquires Wild Goose Winery

Wild Goose just won best white wine in All Canadian championships

Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)
Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)

Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls balloons to 5,000 hectares

Ground crews will work the west flank and helicopters will continue working Wednesday

Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)
Debbie Ramsay will be set up at the Super Wash on Main selling prize tickets and hot dogs to help out two families who lost everything in the Maples fire last month. (Web picture)

Fundraiser for two families who lost everything in Penticton fire

The hot dog and raffle prize is Wednesday, July 14 at the Super Wash on Main

Debbie Ramsay will be set up at the Super Wash on Main selling prize tickets and hot dogs to help out two families who lost everything in the Maples fire last month. (Web picture)
The new wildfire was reported on Monday and is 35 km out of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

New wildfire outside of Keremeos

The Cold Creek fire started on Monday and is 2 ha

The new wildfire was reported on Monday and is 35 km out of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire dashboard)