Caitlin Clow

As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Most of Vernon on alert now due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Entire communities of Armstrong, Spallumcheen also on alert

As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)

More Mounties deployed to North Okanagan to help with White Rock Lake wildfire situation

Officers will help patrol evacuation zones, assist with safe evacuations and regular policing duties

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)
A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Monte Lake Store burns in White Rock Lake wildfire: Electoral Area chair

New evacuation order in effect for 303 properties, 117 more on alert

A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)

UPDATE: Evac orders in Pritchard, parts of Kamloops on alert due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Monte Lake Store burns in wildfire, says local government representative

Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
The Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as of March 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Volunteers needed to help White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees at Vernon reception centre

City of Vernon to expedite application and training processes

The Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as of March 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Falkland community flee their homes due to raging White Rock Lake wildfire

Evacuation ordered for hundreds of more homes across several regional districts on Wednesday night

The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A good amount of rain Sunday helped the fire behaviour of the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Motorists reminded to keep out of active area as fire near Mabel Lake smoulders

Mabel Lake Forest Service Road is closed between kilometres 14 and 40

A good amount of rain Sunday helped the fire behaviour of the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

Temporary camp set up for 200-plus firefighters in Vernon

Public asked to stay away, respect privacy of 200-plus firefighting personnel who will call camp home

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Around 2,400 are expected to traverse through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. The Once Upon a Nightmare themed event goes Oct. 25, 26, 29 & 30. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Zombies take over North Okanagan’s Field of Screams

Beloved Halloween event at Historic O’Keefe Ranch to make deadly comeback

Around 2,400 are expected to traverse through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. The Once Upon a Nightmare themed event goes Oct. 25, 26, 29 & 30. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Darryl Brown plans to spend 2022 travelling after winning $1M on a Lotto Max ticket she purchased in Vernon. (BCLC)

Lake Country woman still in disbelief after $1M win

Darryl Brown sets sights on travel after scoring big with ticket bought in Vernon

Darryl Brown plans to spend 2022 travelling after winning $1M on a Lotto Max ticket she purchased in Vernon. (BCLC)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire burns 15km west of Westside Road: RDCO

Structure protection help comes from 35 different fire departments

Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)

Safe haven for animals evacuated from nearby wildfires set up at North Okanagan ranch

25-plus volunteers answer North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association’s call for help

More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)
A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Greenhow fire in North Okanagan officially out 18 days later

Flare-ups continued after crews snuffed burn above north BX area July 12

A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Water advisory for 295 Westside Road properties

Customers on Killiney Beach water system under precautionary advisory

Some Red Deer homes with older pipes might have unsafe levels of lead in their tap water. Residents who are concerned are encouraged to call the City of Red Deer for more information. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)

Enderby senior cheated out of $3K by phone scammer

Fraudster claimed to be a bank manager

A Kimberley senior says a scammer is using local numbers. (File image)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Tipped truck spills load on Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect near Predator Ridge turnoff

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Central Okanagan properties on evacuation alert as wildfire near Westwold grows

Increased fire activity expected today; planned burns continue to reinforce perimeter

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)

Increased activity at fire burning east of Mabel Lake

Bunting Road wildfire sees growth to the north; evac orders, alerts still in effect

A lone cabin on Mabel Lake stands as the Bunting Road wildfire continues to burn north of Lumby. (Greg Maier photo)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

E-scooters rollout in Vernon

Pilot project sees Neuron Mobility’s first B.C. and 4th Canadian launch

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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