Black Press Media Staff

A swimmer swims in an unauthorized area at Comox Dam. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Public risking lives on BC Hydro facilities pursuing perfect selfies

Incidents range from climbing transmission towers to swimming in restricted areas at dam sites

A swimmer swims in an unauthorized area at Comox Dam. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
BC Wildfire map of area.

Evacuation order for property near Humamilt Lake wildfire in Shuswap

This blaze is near the Momich Lake wildfire

BC Wildfire map of area.
The North Westside Transfer Station is closed due to an evacuation order affecting Westshore Estates, so users are now asked to go to the Traders Cove Transfer Station. (Black Press - file photo)

Evacuation order closes North Westside Transfer Station

Customers now asked to use Traders Cove Transfer Station

The North Westside Transfer Station is closed due to an evacuation order affecting Westshore Estates, so users are now asked to go to the Traders Cove Transfer Station. (Black Press - file photo)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)

Mother Nature offers brief reprieve in Shuswap firefighting efforts

Drop in temperatures and even some rain played a role in helping suppression efforts Sunday, Aug. 1

Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Kelowna International Airport flights cancelled due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Several North Westside properties have been ordered evacuated due to 32,000 hectare wildfire

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Crazy Creek Gorge Wildfire near Sicamous is still classified as Out of Control as of Sunday, Aug. 1, and upgrade from 1,700 hectares in size to 2,446 hectares. (Shuswap Emergency Program Facebook photo)

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR wildfire near Sicamous grows

Update from BC Wildfire Service Sunday, Aug. 1, at 4 p.m. said fire is now 2,446 hectares in size

The Crazy Creek Gorge Wildfire near Sicamous is still classified as Out of Control as of Sunday, Aug. 1, and upgrade from 1,700 hectares in size to 2,446 hectares. (Shuswap Emergency Program Facebook photo)
The Okanagan Indian Band issued an evacuation order (red) for select properties on the southwest side of Okanagan Lake Sunday, Aug. 1, at 4 p.m., due to the White Rock Lake Wildfire burning near Westwold. (OKIB graphic)
The Okanagan Indian Band issued an evacuation order (red) for select properties on the southwest side of Okanagan Lake Sunday, Aug. 1, at 4 p.m., due to the White Rock Lake Wildfire burning near Westwold. (OKIB graphic)
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2021 Okanagan Comedy Festival coming to Kelowna in August

The lineup features seven comedians from across Canada

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

Regional District of North Okanagan updates wildfires

Update provided at 4 p.m. Friday, July 30, as RDNO works closely with BC Wildfire Service

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Kelowna restaurant workers urged to get COVID vaccine amid outbreak

The majority of new COVID-19 cases are among unimmunized young adults

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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Busted minutes after allegedly stealing truck in Kelowna

Two men were arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a home in Rutland

(File photo)
Power 104.7 rebrands to The Lizard. (Contributed)

The Lizard set to rock Kelowna airwaves after classic rebrand

Power 104.7 FM will now be known as The Lizard

Power 104.7 rebrands to The Lizard. (Contributed)
A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for Oyama Lake source users in Lake Country

Notice lifted Wednesday, July 29, had been issued July 24 following water main break

A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)
The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Southern B.C. Interior cities have worst air quality in Canada

Ten cities from the Okanagan, Columbia and central Kootenays ranked one through 10

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)

Team Red bounces past Team White at Lake Country tennis tourney

Lake Country Tennis Association’s sixth Team Tournament draws field of 28 players, four teams of seven

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)
Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)

North Okanagan-Shuswap gas bar accepting Red Cross wildfire relief donations

Armstrong Regional Co-op will accept donations at gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm through August

Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)
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)
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)