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The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (Black Press file photo)

Delta variant accounts for majority of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior

Eighty-nine per cent of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior were the Delta variant

 

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews at Brenda Creek wildfire preparing for changing winds, increased fire behaviour

The fire remains at an estimated size of 824 hectares and continues to burn out of control

 

Joel Eric Carlson. (Vernon RCMP)

Vernon RCMP investigation leads to arrest of former Kamloops man charged with numerous counts of sexual assault

Joel Eric Carlson is facing 11 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault

 

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2021 Okanagan Comedy Festival coming to Kelowna in August

The lineup features seven comedians from across Canada

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Gary Wong participates in a drum song at Kelowna’s City Park on June 4, 2021. The event honoured the lives of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains had recently been discovered in an unmarked grave on the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Gary Wong, the Chinese drummer at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

In 2003, Wong began attending the men’s circle group at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Gary Wong participates in a drum song at Kelowna’s City Park on June 4, 2021. The event honoured the lives of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains had recently been discovered in an unmarked grave on the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Heatwave posing suppression challenges for Brenda Creek wildfire

Temperatures are projected to reach highs of 35 C for both Friday and Saturday

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
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Morning Start: Giant squids have the largest eyes of any animal on Earth

Your morning start for Friday, July 30, 2021

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The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)
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)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
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 Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Pop-up vax clinic coming to downtown Kelowna

The clinic will be open for five days, starting this Friday

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Accused killer a no-show during Kelowna Canada Day manslaughter trial

Nathan Truant remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing

Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)

Federal Liberals announce Kelowna-Lake Country candidate

Tim Krupa will be on the ballot for the Liberals in the next federal election

Tim Krupa will be the federal Liberal candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming federal election. (Contributed/RealWire)
Crews continue to battle a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out overnight on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Popular Kelowna restaurant submits rebuilding plans after devastating fire

Olympia Greek Taverna tendered its plans to the city in June

Crews continue to battle a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out overnight on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
(Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)

Over $50,000 raised for Kelowna woman injured in fatal crash

28-year-old Prab Kohar remains in critical condition

(Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

No growth at Brenda Creek wildfire

The fire continues to burn at an estimated size of 824 hectares

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

Planned burns effective in containing White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Additional planned ignitions will occur along the fire’s southeast flank

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