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A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Mounties seeking public assistance for missing Kelowna man

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATED: Road reopened after fatal crash in Kelowna on Sunday

One person is dead and another with life-threatening injuries in single vehicle crash on Springfield

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)

Thomas Creek wildfire hits 6,960 hectares, burns into area of 2020 Christie Mountain fire

At its peak, the Christie Mountain fire had spread to 2,000 hectares

The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)
Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Penticton’s Bad Tattoo Brewing opens Kelowna location

The expansion project was 13 months in the making

Flights of Bad Tattoo beers are prepared at the Kelowna location. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Smoke makes July Mountain fire size difficult to estimate

Fire has been burning south of Merritt for 10 days

The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)

South Okanagan to reduce oil waste

The BC Used Oil Management Association gave the district two additional recycling containers

The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)
David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Popular Penticton provincial park re-opens

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, was closed for the Thomas Creek fire

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opens Aug. 1 with a celebration. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton looks to spend over $15 million on bike lanes over the next 5 years

The city’s 25 year plan prioritizes more than just the Lake-to-Lake route

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opens Aug. 1 with a celebration. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)

Vernon group gives wildfire evacuated animals a leg up

Donations collected for North and South Okanagan evacuated pets

Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)
BC Housing is building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road.

Penticton BC Housing project inches forward but must meet criteria first

Council approves development permit for Skaha Lake Road but only if conditions met

BC Housing is building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road.
The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)

Firefighters save bridge in Thomas Creek fire above Okanagan Falls

Crews have been making good progress setting up guard lines

The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)

Don’t drive around neighbourhoods being evacuated, urges fire chief in Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain fire department were hampered by traffic during evacuations

Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)
A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

UPDATE: Highway 3 open after new wildfire between Keremeos and Osoyoos

The fire started at 3 a.m. and is one km west of Osoyoos

A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
Thomas Creek fire seen from Skaha beach Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)
the developer was proposing one six-storey building and one four-storey building at the Kampe estate on Green Ave. (Rendering)

Penticton council denies Kampe estate development proposal again

The rental buildings proposal will not be able to come back to council for six months

the developer was proposing one six-storey building and one four-storey building at the Kampe estate on Green Ave. (Rendering)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)