Penticton

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights South Okanagan wildfire to save their home

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Some Penticton gas stations out of regular fuel

Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm have also experienced shortages this summer

(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Penticton more than quintuples in size

Over 300 properties now under evacuation order due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)

B.C. resort village evacuated as Penticton-area wildfire approaches

Keremeos Creek wildfire estimated at 437 hectares and growing

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight Pentiction-area wildfire

Snowmaking guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal overnight growth at Keremeos Creek fire

Saturday’s evacuation and air quality alerts remain in effect

  • Jul 31, 2022
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire near the community of Apex has grown to be an estimated 150 hectares. Green Mountain Road is closed, but Highway 3A is open. (Photo- Keremeos Communities News Facebook)

Smokey skies bulletin issued for South Okanagan amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Environment Canada posted an air quality statement on Saturday afternoon

The Keremeos Creek wildfire near the community of Apex has grown to be an estimated 150 hectares. Green Mountain Road is closed, but Highway 3A is open. (Photo- Keremeos Communities News Facebook)
The Okanagan Dream Rally returned on July 30 in support of building JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds of cars arrive in Penticton for 2022 Okanagan Dream Rally

Rally cars left Kelowna at 10 a.m. and arrived in Penticton shortly after 11 a.m.

The Okanagan Dream Rally returned on July 30 in support of building JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The Snowbirds sent their love to the crowds on Okanagan Beach during the 2019 Peach Festival. (File photo)

Snowbirds soar through Penticton skies ahead of Peach Fest

Pentictonites were treated to several flybys from the Canadian Forces air team

The Snowbirds sent their love to the crowds on Okanagan Beach during the 2019 Peach Festival. (File photo)
Guests of the hotel gather in the shade. (Monique Tamminga/ Penticton Western News)

Smoke forces evacuation of Penticton’s Fairfield Marriott

Smoke can be seen coming from the roof of the building

Guests of the hotel gather in the shade. (Monique Tamminga/ Penticton Western News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Gas prices below $2 per litre around the Okanagan

In Kelowna, gas is below $2 per litre for the first time since May

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Don and Dolly Abney. Dolly will be riding in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research after her husband’s diagnosis in 2021. (Submitted)

Riding for a cure: Penticton woman joins Tour de Cure for husband of 35 years

So far, Dolly Abney has raised over $6,400 through the Tour de Cure

Don and Dolly Abney. Dolly will be riding in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research after her husband’s diagnosis in 2021. (Submitted)
Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘We learned a lot last year’: Public urged to be prepared for heat wave in Penticton

The city has seven publically accessible water stations and two dog park taps

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)

More than $175k donated to 20 charities across B.C.’s Interior

Valley First recently made a record-setting investment in the community

Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)
Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)

Injured climber rescued at popular Penticton climbing spot

The climber was taken to hospital after a fall at Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)
Five Penticton doctors who trained together for the Peach Classic triathlon celebrate at the finish line last Sunday. (Contributed)

Penticton doctor enters 1st ever triathlon and wins

Dr. Rebecca Psutka won the female sprint division of Peach Classic

Five Penticton doctors who trained together for the Peach Classic triathlon celebrate at the finish line last Sunday. (Contributed)
man in handcuffs file photo

Public help arrest man with hammer threatening people in Penticton

The 32-year-old had caused a disturbance in a grocery store

man in handcuffs file photo
Rider returns on loop of Lakeshore.

PHOTO GALLERY: Perfect conditions for Peach Classic triathlon

Over 265 triathletes participated in the Penticton race

Rider returns on loop of Lakeshore.
Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)

Okanagan man collecting cans in support of building wheelchair-accessible trails

Bob Richards is on a mission to make Okanagan trails accessible for all

Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)