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Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Okanagan offender Curtis Sagmoen allegedly terminated from LNG site in Kitimat

Kitimat’s City Centre Mall was vandalized with spray paint saying, ‘LNG Canada hires serial killers’

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)

Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Tuesday is expected to be rainy and 16 C

With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
 Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)

UPDATE: Tactical evacs caused by Westside Road fire partially lifted, traffic flowing

The fire is burning at three hectares near Bear Creek Provincial Park

Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
 Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie charged with assault in high-profile wellness check on UBCO student

Const. Lacy Browning will appear in a Kelowna court on Sept. 14

Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
Sunset Aug. 22, 2021 in Sorrento. (drcurtislov3 / Instagram)

No more extreme heat for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada expects an unsettled weather system to hit the region Thursday evening

Sunset Aug. 22, 2021 in Sorrento. (drcurtislov3 / Instagram)
Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Favourable weather leads to evacuation orders being rescinded near Mount Law blaze

Crews continue to action active fire areas

Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Hand ignitions planned for Mount Law wildfire in West Kelowna

The ignitions will take place Friday night

Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Two vehicle crash on Rose Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/ Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATE: Head-on crash flips vehicle on roof on Rose Avenue

The incident unfolded about 1:30 p.m. Friday in Kelowna

Two vehicle crash on Rose Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/ Kelowna Capital News)
Firefighters cuddle puppies in West Kelowna. (Facebook)

Taking a break from Mount Law wildfire for some puppy therapy

Firefighters battling the West Kelowna blaze were treated to puppy cuddles on Monday

Firefighters cuddle puppies in West Kelowna. (Facebook)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

VIDEO: After helping hundreds fleeing wildfires, Merritt faces evacuations of its own

United Way helps with Nicola Valley Food Bank in Merritt

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)

Kelowna hamster killer handed conditional sentence, not allowed in pet stores

Leighton Labute appeared in a Kelowna court on Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year

Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)
A Bell 212 helicopter en route from the Similkameen River to bucket hotspots above Eastgate on August 13.

Highway 3 not threatened by Garrison Lake wildfire in days

Cooler temperatures have aiding in the fight against the fire

A Bell 212 helicopter en route from the Similkameen River to bucket hotspots above Eastgate on August 13.
Highway 5 at Othello, about 11 km east of Hope. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla reopens to essential travel only, no stopping

Highway 5 is now open after wildfires forced a closure on Sunday

Highway 5 at Othello, about 11 km east of Hope. (DriveBC)
Pamela Reesor with her book.

‘Lisa’s World’: Years in the making a Kelowna resident publishes children’s book

Pamela Reesor wrote the book when she was 19 years old while living in East Africa

Pamela Reesor with her book.
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)

Comedy during COVID at the Kelowna Curling Club

Check out comedian Herb Dixon Aug. 21

Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
The Thomas Creek Wildfire is moving steadily northwards into the Christie Mountain area, as seen here on August. 6. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Planned ignition successful on Thomas Creek wildfire near Penticton

The planned ignition burned off 600 hectares on Friday

The Thomas Creek Wildfire is moving steadily northwards into the Christie Mountain area, as seen here on August. 6. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Man brought to shore in Summerland by private boat on Okanagan Lake. (John Arendt/ Summerland Review)
Man brought to shore in Summerland by private boat on Okanagan Lake. (John Arendt/ Summerland Review)
View from across Okanagan Lake of White Rock Lake fire. (Kathleen Nessel - Facebook)

White Rock Lake wildfire forces more evacuation orders for Westside Road

Properties from south of Westshore Estates along Westside Road from Killiney Beach are under evacuation order

View from across Okanagan Lake of White Rock Lake fire. (Kathleen Nessel - Facebook)
A structure destroyed by flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Structures, campground destroyed as White Rock Lake wildfire grows to 45,000 hectares

Regional district waiting until it is safe before conducting assessment of the damage

A structure destroyed by flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)