Tara Bowie

The charity barbecue at Pentown Throwdown raised $2,200 for the YES Youth Project. Left to right, Aaron McRann, Community Foundation South Okanagan-Similkameen, Kristi Chisholm, Boyd Autobody and Glass, regional markeing, Amberlee Erdmann, Yes Project Coordinator, Marie Wild, Penticton IGA, office manager, and Ryan Wuthe, local store manager for Boyd Autobody and Peachfest director.                                Tara Bowie/Western News

Charity bbq cooks up funds for YES project

A barbecue at Pentown Throwdown during the Peach Festival raised for the YES project

The charity barbecue at Pentown Throwdown raised $2,200 for the YES Youth Project. Left to right, Aaron McRann, Community Foundation South Okanagan-Similkameen, Kristi Chisholm, Boyd Autobody and Glass, regional markeing, Amberlee Erdmann, Yes Project Coordinator, Marie Wild, Penticton IGA, office manager, and Ryan Wuthe, local store manager for Boyd Autobody and Peachfest director.                                Tara Bowie/Western News
Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations

Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations

No concrete floor? No problem, says one company proposing to build a…

Haze starting to clear on pot production facility regulations
Mayor race official in Keremeos

Mayor race official in Keremeos

Two people have put their names in the ring to be mayor of Keremeos

Mayor race official in Keremeos
A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News

Okanagan border agents sniff out U.S. handguns

Canada Border Services Agency talk to media about Americans bringing firearms through Osoyoos port

A picture of some of the guns seized on the Canadian side of the Osoyoos border.                                Tara Bowie/Western News
Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky

Two of the three fires near Keremeos are considered held.

Snowy Mountain fire still smoky
Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Thursday

Update: Hedley fire department fights garage fire
Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos

There are 44 BC Wildfire personnel, two water tenders and air support when visibility allows

Cooler temps helping with fight against wildfire near Keremeos
File photo                                Save your treats and just say thank you to BC Wildfire Crews.

No brownies just a nice thank you suffices

So, it turns out BC Wildfire won’t accept donations at the Keremeos camp

File photo                                Save your treats and just say thank you to BC Wildfire Crews.
Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow

On Thursday 115 BC Wildfire personnel were assigned to the Old Tom Creek wildfire

Wildfire west of Olalla continues to grow
BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has a variety of plans depending how the wildfire near Keremeos changes in coming days

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire
Residents raise concerns over Penticton Speedway zoning definition

Residents raise concerns over Penticton Speedway zoning definition

A public information session will occur sometime in the next month

Residents raise concerns over Penticton Speedway zoning definition
Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Untimely death of woodpecker causes power outage in Cawston

Woodpecker goes out with a bang
Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody

Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody
Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos remains at 13,359 hectares in size

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities
Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.

A glimpse behind the fire lines

A Keremeos volunteer firefighter talks about what it was like to patrol the Snowy Mountain fire

Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.
BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

When donating to BC Wildfire crews remember moderation is key - they don’t want to waste.

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile
Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Thunderstorm that came through the Similkameen Saturday morning has had no impact on Snowy Mtn. fire

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos
BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

A spot fire started earlier this evening Aug. 10 about 10 kilometres southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley
About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

Crews are currently assessing the size and behaviour of Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos
Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

The Placer Mountain fire burning in the Similkameen is considered held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held