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MP Richard Cannings, representing South Okanagan - West Kootenay, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were in Penticton to cap off Singh’s most recent tour. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Penticton to talk climate

Singh spoke in front of the same spot where climate rally was held the day before

MP Richard Cannings, representing South Okanagan - West Kootenay, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were in Penticton to cap off Singh’s most recent tour. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Volatile Thomas Creek wildfire forces heavy equipment to withdraw

BC Wildfire is preparing for thunderstorms Friday and Saturday

Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

BC Wildfire estimates Nk’Mip Creek blaze at more than 13,000 hectares

Heavy smoke has made getting an accurate measure on the fire difficult

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap wildfires grow hundreds of hectares

The Hunakwa and Two Mile fires both grew on July 29 according to the CSRD

The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)

New wildfire between Vernon and Kelowna thought to be lightning caused

The fire at Oyama Lake is listed at 0.5 hectares so far

A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)
The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)

RCMP make early morning arrest of alleged Summerland arsonist

The man was reportedly spotted by witnesses walking from one of the fires with a gas can

The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)
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Penticton councillor wants Interior Health to return Pathways funding

Coun. James Miller’s letter will be debated at the next council meeting

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RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Penticton calls for another 2 new RCMP officers

Council voted down the mayor’s request of five officers

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Lori Goldman, right, cheers as MP Richard Cannings signs a pledge for climate action as part of the climate change rally in Penticton on July 29. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western)

MP Cannings signs pledge to for green action at Penticton climate change rally

Dozens gathered to rally against the worsening climate

Lori Goldman, right, cheers as MP Richard Cannings signs a pledge for climate action as part of the climate change rally in Penticton on July 29. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western)
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Penticton has worst crime rate in the Okanagan, says Stats Canada

Data from 2020 shows the number of cleared cases has dropped over the last five years

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Satellite imagery shows the extent of the area burned by the Thomas Creek Wildfire as of July 26. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

Small ignitions planned along southeast of Thomas Creek fire towards Okanagan Falls

The wildfire is now listed at 7,918.9 hectares in size

Satellite imagery shows the extent of the area burned by the Thomas Creek Wildfire as of July 26. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

BC Wildfire: ‘Wind is our greatest enemy’ for Okanagan fires

High temperatures but lack of wind seen as favourable to progress on wildfires

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
With bone dry conditions, every bush and tree is kindling for the Nk’Mip fire. (Oliver Fire)

Over 100 properties taken off evacuation alert for Nk’Mip fire

The Nk’Mip Creek fire has continued to grow but has moved away from the town

With bone dry conditions, every bush and tree is kindling for the Nk’Mip fire. (Oliver Fire)
The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)

One home damaged in Nk’Mip fire, Mexican reinforcements arrive this weekend

A camper and power lines in the area have also been damaged

The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)
The estimated perimeter of the Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire as of Friday, July 23. (BC Wildfire Service)

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire north of Osoyoos now over 6,800 hectares

Clearing smoke gave BC Wildfire a chance to finally update their size estimate

The estimated perimeter of the Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire as of Friday, July 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
Highway 3, nine km west of the Anarchist Summit, east of Osoyoos, looking east. (DriveBC)

Highway 3 still open as other South Okanagan roads close for Nk’Mip Wildfire

The fire is approaching the Camp McKinney Road east of Oliver

Highway 3, nine km west of the Anarchist Summit, east of Osoyoos, looking east. (DriveBC)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Heat and high winds drive Nk’Mip wildfire north of Osoyoos

Anarchist Mountain residents have all been forced to evacuate

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Osoyoos Indian Band has expanded their evacuation orders to cover properties on Rancher Creek Road and Valleyview Road. (Zoom Earth)

Osoyoos Indian Band issues additional evacuation order for Nk’Mip Creek fire

Satellite imaging appears to show the fire approaching structures

The Osoyoos Indian Band has expanded their evacuation orders to cover properties on Rancher Creek Road and Valleyview Road. (Zoom Earth)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato - Black Press)

Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos top priority for BC Wildfire

Over 370 properties on evacuation order but some refusing to leave

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato - Black Press)
Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Shed and nearby dumpsters burn in Penticton

Penticton Fire Department and RCMP are investigating

Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)