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People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)

Shattered wine bottles close Highway 97 north of Oliver

DriveBC says Highway 97 is closed at Vaseux Lake

People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)
Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward who was scheduled to join the Penticton Vees this September has died in a horrific crash in Minnesota. (NAHL handout)

Penticton Vees incoming recruit dies in horrific crash

Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward was scheduled to join the Vees this September

Mack Motzko, a 20-year-old forward who was scheduled to join the Penticton Vees this September has died in a horrific crash in Minnesota. (NAHL handout)
Photo taken July 25 of the Nk'Mip fire from Abour Crescent. (Rob Swan photo)

Just in time: Helicopter douses flames for Oliver firefighters fighting Nk’Mip blaze

Firefighters feel the heat as the Nk’Mip fire continues to challenge Shrike Hill subdivision

Photo taken July 25 of the Nk'Mip fire from Abour Crescent. (Rob Swan photo)
Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)

Oliver Mountie helps hungry pig left behind during Nk’Mip fire evacuations

The officer brought produce to the pig for two days

Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)
The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.

Entertainment line up released for Penticton’s mini Peach Fest Aug. 7

Tons of live music, Mega Motorcross, dancers, vendors and Peach Fest Royalty

The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.
Approximately 250 to 300 students and adults gathered outside of Penticton’s city hall to participate in the global Climate Strike championed by Swedish environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg in 2019. The message advocated by attendees was clear, they want climate action now. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Vacationers welcome to Osoyoos during wildfire, says mayor

Know before you go and be prepared in the event of evacuations though

Approximately 250 to 300 students and adults gathered outside of Penticton’s city hall to participate in the global Climate Strike championed by Swedish environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg in 2019. The message advocated by attendees was clear, they want climate action now. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.

New evacuation order and state of emergency declared for Thomas Creek fire

Thomas Creek fire expected to be much bigger than the listed 7,200 ha

Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.
This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)

Penticton bylaw looks to province to cleanup homeless encampments along Highway 97

Currently, city taxpayers pick up the tab for enforcement and clean up

This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)
Oliver Fire Department have been working hard to save homes in the Shrike Hill and McKinney Road area. (Oliver Fire Department)

UPDATE: Some evacuation orders rescinded while Nk’Mip fire continues to grow

Fire aggressive and continues to threaten Shrike Hill subdivision in Oliver

Oliver Fire Department have been working hard to save homes in the Shrike Hill and McKinney Road area. (Oliver Fire Department)
Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)

No homes lost on Anarchist Mountain due to Nk’Mip fire

Fire department urges evacuees not to return to their properties

Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)
Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)

Thomas Creek jumps in size to 7,279 hectares

BC Wildfire says they expect continued fire growth due to prolonged heat and wind

Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

Firefighters jump into action and stop new wildfire on Highway 3A, near Penticton

Two helicopters doused the flames that started just off the highway Thursday night

Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for several more Osoyoos Indian Band properties

Over 150 properties, everything south of Highway 3 is being evacuated immediately

Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

Popular Penticton provincial park closed because of Thomas Creek fire

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, is closed until further notice

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)