Aaron Hemens

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Heatwave posing suppression challenges for Brenda Creek wildfire

Temperatures are projected to reach highs of 35 C for both Friday and Saturday

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
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Morning Start: Giant squids have the largest eyes of any animal on Earth

Your morning start for Friday, July 30, 2021

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(Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)

Over $50,000 raised for Kelowna woman injured in fatal crash

28-year-old Prab Kohar remains in critical condition

(Prab’s Road To Recovery/GoFundMe.com)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

No growth at Brenda Creek wildfire

The fire continues to burn at an estimated size of 824 hectares

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

Planned burns effective in containing White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Additional planned ignitions will occur along the fire’s southeast flank

An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
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Morning Start: Green Eggs and Ham was born out of a bet

Your morning start for Thursday, July 29, 2021

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A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Interior Health issues warning as temperatures climb

Temperatures are projected to hover around the mid-30s throughout the week

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Small wildfire sparks outside of Merritt

Located near the Coquihalla Highway, the fire is measured at 0.01 hectares

(BC Wildfire Service)
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Morning Start: Drinking too much water can be fatal

Your morning start for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Kelowna cop who sexually harassed women involved in his cases avoids jail time

Brian Burkett pleaded guilty to one count of breach of trust for sexually harassing seven women

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A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness 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

A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness 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)
The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)

Thomas Creek wildfire hits 6,960 hectares, burns into area of 2020 Christie Mountain fire

At its peak, the Christie Mountain fire had spread to 2,000 hectares

The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Small wildfire sparks north of Salmon Arm

Measured at 0.01 hectares, the fire is located approximately at Scotch Creek

(BC Wildfire Service)
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)
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Morning Start: The moon is slowing Earth’s rotation

Your morning start for Friday, July 23, 2021

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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)
12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WATCH: Young Kelowna busker serenades Bernard Avenue

It was 12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel’s second time busking

12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

UPDATE: Evacuation order expanded for properties in Seymour Arm

Order expanded due to increased danger from Hunakwa Lake wildfire

An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna fire crews extinguish structure fire

The fire was contained to the exterior of the building

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)