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An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

White Rock Lake fire grows to 9414 ha

High temperatures and increased winds have resulted in increased fire activity

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

As of Sunday, July 25, the Garrison fire is measured at 1,150 hectares. Photo Facebook

Garrison fire, 33 km west of Princeton, jumps in size again

Two large properties on evacuation order, 139 on alert

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 photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Highway 6 east of Cherryville, Needles Ferry reopen to traffic

Wildfires closed both transportation routes earlier in the week

The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

Shuswap town hosting community meeting Sunday afternoon to update fire situation

Community invited to attend today, July 25, 3 p.m. at Sicamous Curling Rink or via Zoom conferencing

The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)

Evacuation order issued for Garrison fire, near Princeton

Two large properties near Manning Park put on order, 141 on alert

Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)
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 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.

A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District updates fire situation

Work continues on fires at Two Mile near Sicamous, Three Valley Lake and Hunakwa Lake

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)

Mexican firefighters arrive to help with Nk’Mip fire

Agressive fire behaviour and continued hot, dry conditions challenging fire crews

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)
A case of COVID-19 has temporarily closed Vernon’s Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID case temporarily closes Okanagan restaurant

Kelly O’Bryan’s in Vernon makes announcement on social media, answering machine

A case of COVID-19 has temporarily closed Vernon’s Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)
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)
The fire has mushroomed to 450 hectares from 45 hectares in 24 hours. Photo Facebook
The fire has mushroomed to 450 hectares from 45 hectares in 24 hours. Photo Facebook
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)
Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

Mount Baldy Ski Resort being evacuated for Nk’Mip fire

A total of 126 properties evacuated Saturday as the fire moves up the mountain

Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
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)
As of July 24, the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous was at 1,000 hectares. (CSRD photo)

No growth overnight for Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous

The fire remains at an estimated size of 1,000 hectares

As of July 24, the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous was at 1,000 hectares. (CSRD photo)