Michael Rodriguez

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)

UPDATE: Downed power lines knock out power between Lake Country and Vernon

Traffic cleared, but power remains out for 200 properties

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)
Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)

Evacuation alert expands slightly due to Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

18 more properties on alert; Crown land added to evac order

Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)
Smoke from the Mount Law fire near Peachland on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

City of West Kelowna closes parks due to Mount Law wildfire

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has also closed several regional parks

Smoke from the Mount Law fire near Peachland on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

3 West Kelowna seniors’ homes proactively evacuated due to Mount Law wildfire

Brookhaven Care Centre, where there’s an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, evacuated to Lower Mainland

Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

3 West Kelowna seniors’ homes proactively evacuated due to Mount Law wildfire

Brookhaven Care Centre, where there’s an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, evacuated to Lower Mainland

Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Mount Law wildfire, Aug. 16. (Joshua Brunsdon)

Rain forecasted for the Okanagan, likely not enough to make a dent in wildfires

Meteorologist says between a wind shift and potential thunderstorms, rain won’t help fire situation much

Mount Law wildfire, Aug. 16. (Joshua Brunsdon)
Smoke from the Mount Law wildfire viewed from Peachland on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

More evac alerts issued as Mount Law wildfire grows to 200 hectares near West Kelowna

More than 1,900 homes in West Kelowna, Peachland and RDCO are on alert; 460 ordered evacuated

Smoke from the Mount Law wildfire viewed from Peachland on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Firefighters battle a blaze at the base of Dilworth Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Karen Hill/Capital News)
Firefighters battle a blaze at the base of Dilworth Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Karen Hill/Capital News)
Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)

RCMP cleared of wrongdoing in Enderby death of West Kelowna man with gang ties

Kyle Gianis died of self-inflicted wounds at a campground near Enderby days after surviving a shooting in Kelowna

Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)
Elana Thomas. (Contributed)

RCMP searching for missing Vanderhoof woman last seen in Kelowna

Elana Thomas was last seen in the Rutland area of Kelowna on Aug. 8

Elana Thomas. (Contributed)
First United Church on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)

Firefighters extinguish early morning blaze at downtown church

Blaze sparked in the doorway at First United Church on Bernard Avenue around 1 a.m.

First United Church on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)

UPDATE: Power restored for thousands in Kelowna

Power restored in Upper Mission, lights out in Lower Mission

Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)
Four RCMP vehicles near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

Kelowna RCMP arrest man panhandling at Highway 97 intersection

Mounties allege the man attempted to assault an officer after being given a warning

Four RCMP vehicles near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s gang team was in the Okanagan Aug. 3 to 7. (@cfseubc/Twitter)

Gang cops seize 2 kilos of illicit drugs, firearms during Okanagan visit

CFSEU officers were in the Okanagan patrolling between Kelowna and Vernon for five days this month

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s gang team was in the Okanagan Aug. 3 to 7. (@cfseubc/Twitter)
Cade Desjarlais, left, and Joan Phillip, right, will be running for the NDP in Kelowna-Lake Country and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, respectively. (Contributed)

NDP confirms two Central Okanagan candidates

Cade Desjarlais and Joan Phillip will be on the ballot

Cade Desjarlais, left, and Joan Phillip, right, will be running for the NDP in Kelowna-Lake Country and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, respectively. (Contributed)
COVID-19 cases in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 1 and 7. (BCCDC photo)

Central Okanagan shatters record for most weekly cases again

Between Aug. 1 and 7, health officials recorded 849 cases in the region

COVID-19 cases in the B.C. Interior between Aug. 1 and 7. (BCCDC photo)
(Contributed)

Rollover on Leathead in Kelowna

The status of the vehicle’s driver is unknown

(Contributed)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer decision on controversial development

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Almost 1,700 COVID-19 cases in Central Okanagan outbreak

Numbers continue to trend upwards, according to Interior Health; 95% of cases not fully immunized

A couple wearing masks walks along downtown Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A semi-truck flipped, blocking traffic in both directions on Clifton Road in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Investigation launched after semi-truck flips in Kelowna

The semi-truck and trailer was executing a southbound turn when it flipped onto its side

A semi-truck flipped, blocking traffic in both directions on Clifton Road in Kelowna on Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)