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Mount Christie wildfire, Tuesday Aug. 18. Daniel Sltwg, Facebook

Mount Christie wildfire remains at 1,000 hectares

More than 300 homes are on an evacation order about 6 km from Okanagan Falls

Mount Christie wildfire, Tuesday Aug. 18. Daniel Sltwg, Facebook
Photos submitted by Les Clarke

UPDATE: 40 personnel on scene overnight of 1,400 hectare Christie Mountain wildfire

More than 300 homes are on an evacuation order about 6 km from Okanagan Falls

Photos submitted by Les Clarke
More than 3,000 properties on alert as Mount Christie wildfire grows to 1,000 hectares

More than 3,000 properties on alert as Mount Christie wildfire grows to 1,000 hectares

The blaze north of Okanagan Falls has caused the evacuation of 319 homes

More than 3,000 properties on alert as Mount Christie wildfire grows to 1,000 hectares
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews in helicopter.

Hiker lost for three days near Kelowna drank from streams to stay hydrated

The 24-year-old man missing near Little White Mountain was described as fit

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews in helicopter.
(Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

(Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue in helicopter.

Missing toddler wandered for three hours in Beaverdell area before being found

The two-year-old boy was found safe by his uncle on Beaver Creek Road on Aug. 12

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue in helicopter.
Kelowna RCMP are warning pet owners not to leave their animals in hot vehicles. Image: RCMP

Kelowna woman discovers dog left in hot car during heat wave

A Kelowna woman is begging pet owners to leave animals at home during the heat wave

Kelowna RCMP are warning pet owners not to leave their animals in hot vehicles. Image: RCMP
Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin wears a mask made for her by her daughter. Facebook

Peachland mayor wants residents to wear masks

Mayor Cindy Fortin is asking residents to consider wearing masks while in the community

Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin wears a mask made for her by her daughter. Facebook
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

‘Everyone needs to do better’: Kelowna Mayor on city’s rising COVID-19 numbers

Mayor Colin Basran said it’s up to residents and visitors to listen to Dr. Henry and follow the rules

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Eddie is considered a BC SPCA medical emergency.

Shuswap SPCA needs help for dog with terrible skin condition

Eddie has hypothyroidism which causes his skin to itch and fur to fall out

Eddie is considered a BC SPCA medical emergency.
(Black Press file photo).

Those experiencing homelessness in Kelowna increases from 2018

A point-in-time count conducted in March shows a jump of four per cent in homeless population

(Black Press file photo).
Kelowna Minor Baseball Facebook photo

Central Okanagan Minor Baseball suspends season due to possible COVID-19 exposure

A player within the organization came in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual

Kelowna Minor Baseball Facebook photo
A staff member at Poplar Grove Winery has tested positive for COVID-19. Image: Henry Armitage, Google.

Okanagan winery and Kelowna gym announce COVID-19 exposure

World Gym in Kelowna and Poplar Grove Winery in Naramata Bench are confirming COVID-19 exposure

A staff member at Poplar Grove Winery has tested positive for COVID-19. Image: Henry Armitage, Google.
Okie needed serious dental surgery. Image: BC SPCA

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Okie needed serious dental surgery. Image: BC SPCA
Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened off the shores of West Kelowna on Thursday

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake
Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.

Predator mutilated cats in Kelowna: BC SPCA

The BC SPCA confirmed a mutilated cat was killed by a predator

Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.
Both Alder and Willow are now in the care of the BC Wildlife Park. (British Columbia Wildlife Park Instagram photo)

Orphaned Okanagan beavers admitted to rehab centre

The two beavers are in the care of the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre

Both Alder and Willow are now in the care of the BC Wildlife Park. (British Columbia Wildlife Park Instagram photo)
Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team
Heavy equipment is on scene trying to resolve flooding which closed the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)

UPDATE: Highway 1 open to single-lane traffic west of Revelstoke due to flooding

The Needles Ferry is also experiencing major delays due to traffic backed up from Highway 1

Heavy equipment is on scene trying to resolve flooding which closed the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)
Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

Kelowna officer at centre of punch-throwing arrest also faced 2018 complaint probe

Nathan Stroeder claims he filed a public complaint against Const. Siggy Pietrzak in 2018

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.