Your April 6 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

A Shuswap grandmother is in the news for taking a stand in Vancouver on the pipeline issues

With water levels on the rise in the North Okanagan, the Regional District is temporarily closing nearby trails.

Check out part two of our new feature series, OKANAGAN INCORRECTIONAL, on site now.

Don’t miss our Friday feature on local sports hero and inspiration Bruce Cook.

Endless class and mind-bending goals — that’s what Vancouver Canucks fans say they love and will miss the most about Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

The Weather forecast today for the Okanagan-Shuswap is calling for rainy conditions this morning followed by clouds and a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. High of 10 C.

Tomorrow we’re looking at mainly cloudy conditions with periods of rain all day. High of 9 C.

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UPDATE: Smoke rising from Okanagan Mountain Park hills

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Lightning strikes across B.C. Interior

Residents are being asked to go inside until last rumble of thunder

UPDATE: Several fires burning in Lower Similkameen

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Half-priced cat adoptions at the Kelowna SPCA

Adult cats are 50 per cent off until July 29 at the Kelowna shelter

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Lightning sparks wildfires in Vernon

Tuesday night storm causes wildfire in BX and residential fire in East Hill

Crash closes Highway 5A in both directions

A collision has shut down Highway 5A about 22 kilometres south of the junction with Highway 97C

UPDATE: Crews battle wildfire near Big White

Joe Rich Fire Department responding alongside Big White Fire Department and provincial crews.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

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Pike Mountain fire continues to grow – quadruples in 24 hours

Fire threatens area consumed in 2017 by a 3,500 hectare blaze

Vernon Knights hire Van Horlick

New head coach of Junior B franchise in Armstrong

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