Jen Zielinski

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

UPDATE: 1,000 residents of Sicamous being evacuated due to wildfire

CSRD issues order after wildfire near Sicamous grows to 60 hectares

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
Smoke above Penticton on July 19, 2021. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Wildfire smoke continues to cause air quality issues in the Okanagan-Shuswap

There are more than 1,100 fires burning in the province

Smoke above Penticton on July 19, 2021. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
The Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Special air quality statement continues in Okanagan due to wildfire smoke

The North, Central and South Okanagan are all impacted

The Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Thomas Creek wildfire, July 15 seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Update on Thomas Creek and Brenda Creek wildfires

Both fires have not seen any substantial growth

Thomas Creek wildfire, July 15 seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)

5th victim from Kelowna crane collapse identified

Brad Zawislak was working in an office next door to the crane when it collapsed

Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)

Ex-Okanagan teacher who sexually exploited student released after 1 year in jail

Bradley Furman is being released from prison with conditions

Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)

Ex-West Kelowna teacher who sexually exploited student released after 1 year in jail

Bradley Furman is being released from prison with conditions

Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)

Animal Food Bank looks to help pets of B.C. fire evacuees

The Animal Food Bank has started a GoFundMe

Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)
A helicopter drops water on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

RCMP investigate drone flying over Becker Lake fire near Vernon

The drone caused fire crews to suspend airplanes working to suppress the blaze

A helicopter drops water on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

UPDATE: Multiple deaths reported after ‘catastrophic’ crane collapse in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna has declared a local state of emergency, several buildings remain evacuated

Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
(Rochelle Hu Dutta/ Facebook)

Bears seen wandering residential area in Kelowna

Two bears were seen Wednesday morning

(Rochelle Hu Dutta/ Facebook)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops now 750 hectares, evacuation order issued

The blaze sparked Monday afternoon and quickly grew out of control

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
(BC Wildfire)

2 more wildfires spark near Kamloops

BC Wildfire is reporting two small blazes near Kamloops

(BC Wildfire)
BC Wildfire near Merritt. BC Wildfire Service.

Wildfire off Highway 97C near Merritt under control

The fire started about 2 p.m. Monday

BC Wildfire near Merritt. BC Wildfire Service.
West Kelowna Fire Department

West Kelowna fire crews extinguish blaze spreading towards homes

The blaze is burning near the Walmart of Louie Drive

West Kelowna Fire Department
Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)

$83,000 raised for families of Kelowna grads killed in car crash

A GoFundMe was launched to support the families with expenses following the deaths of the teens

Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)
Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

Dangerous heat wave warning issued for B.C. Interior

Temperatures to reach 40 C for Okanagan Valley, Nicola, South Thompson, Shuswap, Boundary and West Kootenay

Stay cool and hydrated this weekend. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
People at the beach in front of Discovery Bay Resort on Tuesday, July 14. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Heat wave forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures are forecast to hit record breaking highs this week

People at the beach in front of Discovery Bay Resort on Tuesday, July 14. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)

Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Flames shoot from the roof of a home on Hallam Drive as Lake Country firefighters battle a blaze on June, 17 2021. (Amandalina Letterio/ Capital News)
Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)

Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)