Tara Bowie

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

As of Wednesday morning the Snowy Mountain fire has grown to 6,155 hectares in size.

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size
UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

BC Wildfire Service continues to work to get blaze under control

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares
Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos increases by 1,000 hectares

Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos increases by 1,000 hectares

As of Tuesday, July 31, the Snowy Mountain fire has grown to 3,050 hectares in size

Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos increases by 1,000 hectares
UPDATE: Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos burns vigorously

UPDATE: Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos burns vigorously

The high elevation fire near Keremeos holds at 1,910 hectares

UPDATE: Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos burns vigorously
BC Wildfire successfully ignites fuels near Placer Mountain Fire in Similkameen

BC Wildfire successfully ignites fuels near Placer Mountain Fire in Similkameen

Crews continue to action Placer Mountan wildfire 37 kilometers south west of Keremeos

BC Wildfire successfully ignites fuels near Placer Mountain Fire in Similkameen
April Wine ready to rock Peach Festival

April Wine ready to rock Peach Festival

April Wine plays the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9

April Wine ready to rock Peach Festival
File photo

Update: Planned ignition takes place on Placer Mountain wildfire

Placer Mountain and Snow Mountain fires near Keremeos continue to grow

File photo
Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos grows to 800 hectares

Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos grows to 800 hectares

BC Wildfire is increasing efforts to extinguish the high elevation Placer Mountain Fire

Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos grows to 800 hectares
Two wildfires continue to grow in the South Okanagan

Two wildfires continue to grow in the South Okanagan

Several small fires are out, but Snowy Moutnain and Placer Mountain fires continue to grow

Two wildfires continue to grow in the South Okanagan
UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos moving into burned area from 2017 fire

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos moving into burned area from 2017 fire

Several small fires are out, but Snowy Moutnain and Placer Mountain fires continue to grow

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire near Keremeos moving into burned area from 2017 fire
Mount Placer fire burningin high elevation between Cathedral Lake and Eastgate. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Snowy Mountain fire grows to 1,360 hectares in size

A high elevation fire south of Keremeos in the Snowy Protected Area has more than tripled in size

Mount Placer fire burningin high elevation between Cathedral Lake and Eastgate. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
UPDATED: Mount Eneas fire grows to 1,374 hectares

UPDATED: Mount Eneas fire grows to 1,374 hectares

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issues evac alerts for properties in Area F.

UPDATED: Mount Eneas fire grows to 1,374 hectares
Five small fires burn east of Oliver

Five small fires burn east of Oliver

At least one of the fires is suspected of being human caused

Five small fires burn east of Oliver
A picture of the location of fires burning around Keremeos from the B.C. Wildfire Interactive Map from the morning of Fri., July 20. (screen grab)

Five fires continue to burn near Keremeos

There are five fires in high elevation burning near Keremeos

A picture of the location of fires burning around Keremeos from the B.C. Wildfire Interactive Map from the morning of Fri., July 20. (screen grab)
Update: Size of large fire near Keremeos unknown

Update: Size of large fire near Keremeos unknown

Two significant fires are burning in the Lower Similkameen, smoke can be seen as far away as Osoyoos

Update: Size of large fire near Keremeos unknown
A photo of a fire burning near Olalla Creek Tuesday, July 17. The fire has since been extinguished. (Submitted)

Four wild fires still burning in South Okanagan

One fire was extinguished and another reported after lightning came through area

A photo of a fire burning near Olalla Creek Tuesday, July 17. The fire has since been extinguished. (Submitted)
A photo of a fire burning near Olalla Creek Tuesday, July 17. The fire has since been extinguished. (Submitted)

Four wild fires still burning near Keremeos

One fire was extinguished and another reported after lightning came through area

A photo of a fire burning near Olalla Creek Tuesday, July 17. The fire has since been extinguished. (Submitted)
Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Interior Health against needle buyback programs

IH issues formal release stating buyback programs are not feasible

Needles are part of the detritus as a nuisance house in Woodinville Wednesday morning on July 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business

Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business

Police are asking the public to report anything suspicious around Ambry Self Storage

Weird happenings around South Okanagan storage business
Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News

Grilling a Penticton Rotary Ribfest ribber: sauce is still secret

The Rotary Club of Penticton Ribfest, is a four-day foodie affair at Okanagan Lake Park

Griller Damon Fraser of Boss Hog’s works his magic on ribs and chicken Friday, the first day of Rotary Penticton’s Rib Fest. The smokey treats are available through Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park. Mark Brett/Western News