Okanagan

A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Thousands of dollars raised at memorial meet and fundraiser for Kelowna crane collapse victim

Hundreds passed through the event to pay tribute to Cailen Vilness and support his family

 

Gotham Nightclub is located at 275 Leon Ave, Kelowna. (Contributed)

Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Kelowna’s Gotham nightclub

Those who attended the nightclub on July 18 are asked to self-monitor for symptoms

 

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)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Small wildfire sparks north of Salmon Arm

Measured at 0.01 hectares, the fire is located approximately at Scotch Creek

(BC Wildfire Service)
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Some inmates evacuated from Okanagan Correctional Centre due to Nk’Mip wildfire

The individuals were evacuated as a precautionary measure

Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)

‘Check your nuts’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA condemns lug nut looseners

Norm Letnick says such vandalism could result in a ‘horrific accident’

A vehicle after a tire flew off on Highway 1 near Canmore, Alberta in July 2020. The driver was on her way home from the Okanagan where she believed her lug nuts were purposefully loosened. (Rick Bigland photo)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Minimal fire growth observed at Brenda Creek Wildfire

The fire remains at an estimated size of 662 hectares.

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Blackwater Ridge Fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Blackwater Ridge fire north of Golden ‘being held’

The blaze is no longer classified as out of control and is being held at 100 hectares

The Blackwater Ridge Fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Morning Start: The moon is slowing Earth’s rotation

Your morning start for Friday, July 23, 2021

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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 continues to flare up

Firefighters still dousing hot spots at blaze north of Vernon

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)
The BC Wildfire Dashboard is reporting a new fire in the Parson area. (BC Wildfire Dashboard photo)

New fire discovered south of Golden

The fire, located approximately 45 km south of Golden, is currently 1.1 hectares in size

The BC Wildfire Dashboard is reporting a new fire in the Parson area. (BC Wildfire Dashboard photo)
The Mt Hunter Wildfire was reported on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Crews working to contain Mt. Hunter fire east of Golden

Significant helicopter bucketing took place to contain the fire at 4 hectares

The Mt Hunter Wildfire was reported on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon's Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)

Vernon’s scare-to-kill goose tactic ‘doomed to fail’: Animal rights group

Animal Alliance of Canada opposed to city’s newest plan to mitigate goose problem

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon's Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
The Turtle Bay Pub will be closed until July 30 due to staff exposures to COVID-19. (Turtle Bay Pub photo)

Popular Okanagan pub closed due to COVID-19 exposure

Several staff exposed to COVID-19 at Turtle Bay Pub

The Turtle Bay Pub will be closed until July 30 due to staff exposures to COVID-19. (Turtle Bay Pub photo)
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)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Brenda Creek wildfire grows to 662 hectares

Strong winds fuelled growth to the east and south of the fire

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)