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955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire could be turned into major housing.

Penticton residents to have say on large housing proposal for Timmins Street

Online information session on Aug. 19 for possible 229 housing units near Canadian Tire

955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire could be turned into major housing.
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Trailer bursts into flames on Coquihalla

The fire was extinguished about 12:30 p.m. Monday

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Unity House. (Google)

BC Housing gives Penticton Canadian Mental Health Association eviction notice

The CMHA has till April 2022 to relocate Unity House and services from Skaha Sunrise

Unity House. (Google)
Smoky skies bulletin continues. (Firesmoke.ca)

Wildfire smoke continues to blanket the Okanagan-Shuswap

Be sure to watch for signs of smoke exposure

Smoky skies bulletin continues. (Firesmoke.ca)
Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)

Tubthumping: Bears stay cool at BC Wildlife Park

Two grizzles play in a tub at the wildfire park in Kamloops

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Some inmates evacuated from Okanagan Correctional Centre due to Nk’Mip wildfire

The individuals were evacuated as a precautionary measure

Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Ogiti if Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Okanagan Water Wise/ @Kpytski)

No structures lost yet as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos grows

BC Wildfire is working the west and southwest flank of the blaze where there is the most exposure

Ogiti if Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Okanagan Water Wise/ @Kpytski)
Photo taken near Three Valley Gap off Highway 1. (James Courtenay/Facebook)

Evacuation order for Three Valley Lake due to wildfire

The Three Valley Lake blaze is an estimated 60 hectares in size

Photo taken near Three Valley Gap off Highway 1. (James Courtenay/Facebook)
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)
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)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)

2 rescues in 2 days on Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Two mountain bikers were injured

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)
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)
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Bears seen wandering residential area in Kelowna

Two bears were seen Wednesday morning

(Rochelle Hu Dutta/ Facebook)