Black Press Media Staff

Big White (File photo).

No night skiing, ice skating or tubing at Big White this season

Big White is making changes to its procedures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Big White (File photo).
Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Upper Mission

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Upper Mission

Emergency crews are responding to the Trestle Ridge area of Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Upper Mission
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue respond to injured biker, Sept. 1.

Passengers rescued from Okanagan Lake after boat takes on water

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was called out twice on Tuesday evening

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue respond to injured biker, Sept. 1.
BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson

Patient care first: Why B.C. firefighters are calling for more medical training

Firefighters want more responsibility partly because they outnumber paramedics

BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Four new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health region

These new cases bring the total number since the start of the pandemic to 433

Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Lo is five-years-old                                Lo is five-years-old

AlleyCats Okanagan: Pet of the week

AlleyCats Alliance in the Okanagan is making a plea for foster homes

Lo is five-years-old                                Lo is five-years-old
Car into lake. Image: Curtis Despeins.

Vehicle crashes into Okanagan Lake near Peachland

The incident happened about 8:15 a.m.

Car into lake. Image: Curtis Despeins.
Traffic backed up along Highway 33. Barry Gerding, Black Press Media.

Kelowna woman dies following motorcycle crash on Highway 33

Traffic was backed up in both directions in the Black Mountain area around 8 p.m. Wednesday

Traffic backed up along Highway 33. Barry Gerding, Black Press Media.
Three RCMP cruisers on scene. Twila Amato, Black Press Media.                                Three RCMP cruisers on scene.

UPDATE: Police confirm man shot at Ramada Hotel, search for suspect continues

RCMP are responding to 2100 Harvey Avenue

Three RCMP cruisers on scene. Twila Amato, Black Press Media.                                Three RCMP cruisers on scene.
BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.

Christie Mountain wildfire classified as held

There is minimal growth on the blaze 6 km from Okanagan Falls

BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Six new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

The total number of cases in health authority region since the start of the pandemic is 417

Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

BC Transit to hand out masks in Kelowna

Masks will be mandatory on all BC Transit as of Aug. 24

Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Terry Frank Simpson is 53-years-old. Photo: RCMP.

Missing Lake Country man found in rough, forested terrain

Coordinated search efforts between RCMP and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue help to located the man

Terry Frank Simpson is 53-years-old. Photo: RCMP.
Ralph Parker, chief nursing officer for Olympic Medical Center, secures a nasal swab from a motorist during drive-up testing for COVID-19 on Aug. 15 in Port Angeles. Medical center staff and administrators plan to continue free public testing seven days a week from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. this week in the parking lot west of 1035 E. Caroline St. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health region

Interior Health has zero new cases of COVID-19 for Aug. 20

Ralph Parker, chief nursing officer for Olympic Medical Center, secures a nasal swab from a motorist during drive-up testing for COVID-19 on Aug. 15 in Port Angeles. Medical center staff and administrators plan to continue free public testing seven days a week from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. this week in the parking lot west of 1035 E. Caroline St. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
The text on the sign has nothing to do with the theft.

Kelowna RCMP search for stolen traffic sign

Police are also looking for a stolen trailer from the Ellison area

The text on the sign has nothing to do with the theft.
Faye Davidson, Facebook.

Fires near Summerland and Princeton considered held

The Dry Lake South and Munroe Creek fires are no longer out-of-control

Faye Davidson, Facebook.
Nak’azdli Development Corp. partnered with Surespan Construction Ltd. to install the 770-foot single-span temporary bridge above the Stuart River. (CGL photo)

World’s largest free-span temporary bridge built in northern B.C. for pipeline construction

Coastal GasLink in partnership with Nak’azdli Whut’en developed this bridge.

Nak’azdli Development Corp. partnered with Surespan Construction Ltd. to install the 770-foot single-span temporary bridge above the Stuart River. (CGL photo)
Chief Gisday’wa with the remains of a structure alongside the Morice Forest Service Road burned in an arson fire overnight from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15. Two suspects have now been identified. (Gidimt’en Clan photo)

RCMP eye two suspects in alleged arson targeting Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief’s cabin

Structure, material destroyed in fire from the weekend, Gidimt’en Clan calls it a ‘hate crime’

Chief Gisday’wa with the remains of a structure alongside the Morice Forest Service Road burned in an arson fire overnight from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15. Two suspects have now been identified. (Gidimt’en Clan photo)
Daniel Sltwg

Your photos: Mount Christie wildfire near Okanagan Falls

A collection of photos and video from the Mount Christie wildfire above Skaha Lake

Daniel Sltwg
BC Wildfire Dashboard

Munroe Creek fire grows to 5.9 hectares near Summerland

The 5 hectare blaze is in the Munroe Creek area

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