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The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

New wildfire sparks near Noisy Creek outside Salmon Arm

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Kelowna man found safe and sound

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Assault with weapon in downtown Kelowna sends one to hospital with minor injuries

The incident happened in an alley near Lawrence Ave. and Pandosy St.

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATED: Road reopened after fatal crash in Kelowna on Sunday

One person is dead and another with life-threatening injuries in single vehicle crash on Springfield

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
Stickers and car decals in honour of Cailen Vilness were sold by donation at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Thousands of dollars raised at memorial meet and fundraiser for Kelowna crane collapse victim

Hundreds passed through the event to pay tribute to Cailen Vilness and support his family

Stickers and car decals in honour of Cailen Vilness were sold by donation at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Gotham Nightclub is located at 275 Leon Ave, Kelowna. (Contributed)

Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Kelowna’s Gotham nightclub

Those who attended the nightclub on July 18 are asked to self-monitor for symptoms

Gotham Nightclub is located at 275 Leon Ave, Kelowna. (Contributed)
Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Penticton’s Bad Tattoo Brewing opens Kelowna location

The expansion project was 13 months in the making

Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Smoke seen pouring from the hills near the Dockside Marine Centre on Friday, July 23 via a highway webcam. (BC HighwayCam photo)

Smoke rises near West Kelowna marina

Crews are responding to the Dockside Marine Centre

Smoke seen pouring from the hills near the Dockside Marine Centre on Friday, July 23 via a highway webcam. (BC HighwayCam photo)
A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)

Lost necklace with memorial pendant found in West Kelowna

Woman’s son found the necklace while swimming in West Kelowna, believes pendant contains ashes

A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)
A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)

‘Check your nuts’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA condemns lug nut looseners

Norm Letnick says such vandalism could result in a ‘horrific accident’

A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)
The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Smoke makes July Mountain fire size difficult to estimate

Fire has been burning south of Merritt for 10 days

The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Minimal fire growth observed at Brenda Creek Wildfire

The fire remains at an estimated size of 662 hectares.

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)

COVID-19 vaccine not mandatory to return to campus this fall: UBC Okanagan

The health risk is low for in-person classes, a university spokesperson said

UBC Okanagan. (Black Press Media file)
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

UPDATE: West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
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Coyote sightings reported in Kelowna, West Kelowna: WildsafeBC

Residents are asked to keep their pets safe by not letting them free roam

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Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna accessible bike rental company receives $15K investment

Interior Savings’ donation will help make bikes accessible to all Kelowna residents

Bikes are available to rent at the base of Knox Mountain. (Black Press Media file)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Brenda Creek wildfire grows to 662 hectares

Strong winds fuelled growth to the east and south of the fire

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)