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A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoky skies forecasted for the Okanagan Valley

Temperatures forecasted in low- to mid-20s throughout the week

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.

Over 200 properties put on evacuation alert due to Penticton fire

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on alert

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.
A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Evacuation order rescinded for Mount Law wildfire

Evacuation alert still remains in place for the area

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A B.C. Cannabis Store. (File photo)

Kelowna’s first province-run pot shop to open this week

The new BC Cannabis Store will be the province’s 30th

A B.C. Cannabis Store. (File photo)
Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)

White Rock Lake wildfire nears containment after successful planned burn

BC Wildfire Service estimates the fire could be contained within seven to 10 days

Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)
Tim Krupa (left) and Tracy Gray (right). (Capital News file)

Liberal, Conservative candidates for Kelowna-Lake Country clash over vaccines

Tim Krupa and Tracy Gray throw accusations after Krupa demanded Gray reveal her vaccination status

Tim Krupa (left) and Tracy Gray (right). (Capital News file)
A photo of a drug lab found in a home ordered evacuated due to the Mount Law wildfire. (Contributed/West Kelowna RCMP)

Police uncover drug lab in West Kelowna home under evacuation order due to Mount Law wildfire

Mounties found a drug lab while helping evacuate homes near the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 21

A photo of a drug lab found in a home ordered evacuated due to the Mount Law wildfire. (Contributed/West Kelowna RCMP)
A property located at the intersection of Preston Road and Glenrosa Road, while smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Crews battle spot fires as Mount Law blaze continues to burn out of control

The wildfire is still burning at 930 hectares in size

A property located at the intersection of Preston Road and Glenrosa Road, while smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Kelowna council quashes McKinley Beach development sprawl, loses out on park

Developer offered 250 acres of parkland in the hopes council would allow hundreds of single-family homes

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)

UPDATE: Tactical evacs caused by Westside Road fire partially lifted, traffic flowing

The fire is growing fast and spreading quickly

Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie charged with assault in high-profile wellness check on UBCO student

Const. Lacy Browning will appear in a Kelowna court on Sept. 14

Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for West Kelowna teacher who lost home in Mount Law wildfire

Shannondee Rigby has taught at George Pringle and Glenrosa Elementary

Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)
(Contributed)

Sign vandals strike as federal election campaign begins in Kelowna

Conservative candidate Tracy Gray’s signs were found vandalized on Thursday morning

(Contributed)
(Jeff Jones photo)

Traffic stalled on Kelowna road after car jumps curb

One person is being attended to by paramedics

(Jeff Jones photo)
Merritt city councillor Mike Bhangu. (Mike Bhangu/Facebook)

Merritt councillor charged with uttering threats

Coun. Mike Bhangu claims the allegation is untrue

Merritt city councillor Mike Bhangu. (Mike Bhangu/Facebook)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

Disgraced Kelowna social worker to plead guilty

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)

Kelowna hamster killer handed conditional sentence, not allowed in pet stores

Leighton Labute appeared in a Kelowna court on Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year

Leighton Allen Labute. (Contributed)
Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: 1 structure damaged, Mount Law wildfire evac order lifted for most in West Kelowna

Crews made progress in holding the fire Tuesday, said emergency officials

Mount Law wildfire pictured from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)

UPDATE: Downed power lines knock out power between Lake Country and Vernon

Traffic cleared, but power remains out for 200 properties

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)
Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)

Evacuation alert expands slightly due to Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna

18 more properties on alert; Crown land added to evac order

Mount Law wildfire seen from Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Brent Crozier photo)