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Strangers save missing boy

Aug 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Missing five-year-old boy found downtown Kelowna and taken to safety. A group of strangers came together to help a missing five-year-old boy back to safety after riding his bike across the highway in Kelowna this week. Philippa

Ready to race, with smoke

Aug 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Alanna Kelly The Kelowna Apple Triathlon is expected to go ahead as scheduled, for now. Athletes will have to battle more than just their competition, as smoke is expected to linger over the city this weekend. Race director Susie Ernsting

Pilot captures smoky skies

Aug 16, 2018 / 8:10 pm

Photo: Danielle Wadden Many in B.C. know all too well what the smoky skies from wildfires looks like – but what about from above? An Air Canada pilot flying over the province captured this hazy view, with mountains poking through

Drunk driver destruction

Aug 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

Alanna Kelly It was just before 9 p.m. at a busy Kelowna intersection when a drunk driver slammed into an oncoming vehicle – and the entire thing was captured on dashcam. RCMP responded to the collision at Harvey Avenue and Cooper

24/7 Glenmore fire crew

Aug 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Alanna Kelly Just weeks before a fire came dangerously close to homes, a firehall around the corner finally became fully staffed and was fundamental in extinguishing the blaze. The Glenmore Firehall, which was used by volunteers and paid on-call

Furious over festival fiasco

Aug 15, 2018 / 7:17 pm

Alanna Kelly UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. The owner of CannaFest said he wasn’t informed about a woman being bit by a dog on festival grounds and wants to extend an apology to her. Kimberly Slater said a border collie, that was on a

Sudden death not criminal

Aug 14, 2018 / 3:46 pm

Photo: Contributed Jordyn Kitchener The investigation into the sudden death of a 29-year-old Vernon woman has been deemed not criminally suspicious, after it was originally believed to be so, RCMP say. Jordyn Kitchener was found dead

Locals to massive wildfire

Aug 14, 2018 / 1:07 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service Shovel Lake wildfire burns on Aug. 14. Kelowna firefighters are driving to Fort St. James to help battle wildfires burning out of control. Numerous wildfires, including the Shovel Lake wildfire, are burning

Community steps up to help

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:10 am

Photo: Contributed Performance Roofing working to fix man's home in Peachland. A local company has stepped up to fix a man’s roof after a tree came crashing right through it. Paul Whitfield was sleeping at Antlers Beach Mobile

Smokanagan till mid week

Aug 13, 2018 / 3:40 pm

Alanna Kelly Smoke that has blanketed the Okanagan since Sunday is expected to stick around until the middle of the week. Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu says the latest smoke is from local wildfires. “We are expecting westerly



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