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An accident involving two semis has closed Highway 1 in both directions west of Chase. (Theron Groff photo)

UPDATE: Trans Canada open west of Chase after accident sends several to hospital

Several taken to hospital with unkown injuries

An accident involving two semis has closed Highway 1 in both directions west of Chase. (Theron Groff photo)
A crash has closed the Coquihalla Highway to northbound traffic between Hope and Merritt. (DriveBC highway cam)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open between Hope and Merritt following crash

DriveBC says vehicle recovery continues, expect minor delays

A crash has closed the Coquihalla Highway to northbound traffic between Hope and Merritt. (DriveBC highway cam)
Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Area restrictions expanded in Lumby and Cherryville

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby
A helicopter buckets water from Mabel Lake during the BC Day long weekend, actioning several fires in the area. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Camp site, road closed due to Mabel Creek wildfire

Sugar Lake site also closed as Lumby and Cherryville fires grow

A helicopter buckets water from Mabel Lake during the BC Day long weekend, actioning several fires in the area. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Okanagan-born actress shines on Hallmark’s silver-screen

Okanagan-born actress shines on Hallmark’s silver-screen

Hannah Pederson booked her first lead role in Hallmark’s Garage Sale Mystery: The Mask Murder

Okanagan-born actress shines on Hallmark’s silver-screen
A containment line surrounding the Harris Creek wildfire is now 75 per cent complete. (Lovanda Marie photo)

Crews work towards Harris Creek wildfire containment

Recommended closures near Sugar Mountain, Mabel Creek fires

A containment line surrounding the Harris Creek wildfire is now 75 per cent complete. (Lovanda Marie photo)
The Harris Creek fire has grown to 260 hectares. (Candra Smith photo)

Increased fire behaviour in North Okanagan

Several active wildfires burning out of control

The Harris Creek fire has grown to 260 hectares. (Candra Smith photo)
West Metal Entertainment has started a GoFundMe page to recoup costs from the 10th annual festival July 13-14 with a goal of $5,000. (Morning Star file photo)

Armstrong Metalfest seeks financial support

GoFundMe seeking $5,000

West Metal Entertainment has started a GoFundMe page to recoup costs from the 10th annual festival July 13-14 with a goal of $5,000. (Morning Star file photo)
Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth

Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth

The Lumby area has four fires of note.

Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth
BC Wildfire Service in action. (Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service)

Vernon-region wildfires grew on Monday

The Harris Creek fire burning approximately 16 km southeast of Lumby has grown to 260 hectares.

BC Wildfire Service in action. (Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service)
Snowy Mountain fire near Cawston night of Aug. 3, 2018. Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography

Night crews continue to fight Snowy Mountain wildfire

Progress also made on Placer Mountain fire

Snowy Mountain fire near Cawston night of Aug. 3, 2018. Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography
The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. (Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo)

Monte Lake wildfire ‘being held’

BC Wildfire Service doesn’t expect the 60 hectare blaze to grow

The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. (Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo)
Area restrictions are now in place for the Mabel Creek and Sugar Mountain fires. The BC Wildfire Service reports 24 fires in the North Okanagan as of Sunday, Aug. 5. (BC Wildfire Service map)

UPDATE: Incident Management Team takes control of Mabel, Sugar, Proctor wildfires

Sugar Mountain, Mabel Creek area restrictions issued

Area restrictions are now in place for the Mabel Creek and Sugar Mountain fires. The BC Wildfire Service reports 24 fires in the North Okanagan as of Sunday, Aug. 5. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Salmon Arm Fire Department crews responded to a vehicle accident and fire that forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway Aug. 1. (File photo)

Accident causes small fire, closes Trans-Canada near Salmon Arm

A vehicle accident and fire closed the Trans-Canada Highway for an hour Aug. 1

Salmon Arm Fire Department crews responded to a vehicle accident and fire that forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway Aug. 1. (File photo)
Tim Edwards and his wife Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes came across a racist sign posted next to the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby and decided to launch an anti-racism walk Saturday, July 28. (Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes photo)

Racist sign prompts B.C. man to organize anti-discrimination walk

The walk set to start July 28, 1 p.m. at Splatsin Community Centre in Enderby

Tim Edwards and his wife Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes came across a racist sign posted next to the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby and decided to launch an anti-racism walk Saturday, July 28. (Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes photo)
Vernon Tiger Kaden Doughty fights past Kamloops Venom defender Brady Georget to send the ball to his team down the box and snags an assist in Game 1 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League finals action at Kal Tire Place Sunday, July 15. The Tigers took the best-of-five series 3-0. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Vernon, North Okanagan lacrosse left without permanent home

Vernon, North Okanagan lacrosse officials upset over decision to leave ice in Kal Tire Place North

Vernon Tiger Kaden Doughty fights past Kamloops Venom defender Brady Georget to send the ball to his team down the box and snags an assist in Game 1 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League finals action at Kal Tire Place Sunday, July 15. The Tigers took the best-of-five series 3-0. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Coldstream man gets 18-month conditional sentence for standoff

Coldstream man gets 18-month conditional sentence for standoff

Kelly Blake Torvik, 33, pleaded guilty to five charges stemming from the February incident

Coldstream man gets 18-month conditional sentence for standoff
Emergency personnel are on the scene of an accident that closed the Highway to northbound traffic approximately 50 kilometres south of Merritt Sunday night. Another accident occurred 10 kilometres north of Merritt closed the highway to southbound traffic. (VSA Hwy Maintenance photo)

UPDATE: Five taken to hospital following one of two Coquihalla accidents

One airlifted in critical condition, four taken via ambulance in stable condition

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an accident that closed the Highway to northbound traffic approximately 50 kilometres south of Merritt Sunday night. Another accident occurred 10 kilometres north of Merritt closed the highway to southbound traffic. (VSA Hwy Maintenance photo)
B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness
A Vernon homeowner was able to extinguish a small fire before BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue crews were on scene Tuesday, July 17. (Google Maps image)

Small house fire extinguished by Okanagan homeowner

Homeowner knocked down flames with hose before crews were on scene Tuesday morning

A Vernon homeowner was able to extinguish a small fire before BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue crews were on scene Tuesday, July 17. (Google Maps image)
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