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No change to evac. orders

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Contributed 3:25 p.m. update: An Evacuation Order for the Smith Creek Fire remains in effect for eight privately owned lots in the interface areas immediately above Smith Creek, Tallus Ridge and Shannon Woods Neighbourhoods, including

South Okanagan fire updates

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Photo of the Boot Hill fire taken July 17. July 21 Apex Mountain Fire - 9:30 a.m. update: This fire has been more accurately calculated at 344 hectares and is approximately 60 per cent contained. The

Tattoo show draws thousands

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt People of all ages attended the second annual Okanagan Tattoo show. The 2014 Okanagan Tattoo show brought thousands of people of all ages to the Parkinson Recreation Centre this past weekend.  Organizers say the

Relief among returning evacuees

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Happy to be home after a few stressful days. Three days after being forced from their homes by encroaching flames, many West Kelowna residents were relieved to begin resuming a version of their normal life again.  About

Wildfire - beating a beast

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Some West Kelowna residents are allowed to return home today, but remain on alert should conditions at the Smith Creek Fire change. Gary Harland, with the BC Forest Service said his confidence is growing every day in

The latest on Smith Creek

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Smith Creek: Only a few smoking hot spots are showing - Sunday at 6:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. update: Unified Incident Command is currently assessing progress made in fighting the Smith Creek fire overnight and

97C rollover

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

By Ray Cushion A rollover on Highway 97C entrapped one man in a vehicle and left a second, female occupant injured. The crash occurred around 2 p.m. near the Pennask Summit. The westbound lane of the highway was temporarily closed

Ashcroft Manor avoids flames

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Contributed - James Teshima Some vacant buildings burned down near Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse Friday night. The Manor still stands. Despite the rumours, Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse on Highway 1 is still standing and is apparently

Smith Creek down to 250 ha.

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

Photo: Contributed - Tina Pomponio Pics from Thursday afternoon's battle against the Smith Creek fire. 7:30 p.m. update:  With improved visibly of the fire this afternoon, the Smith Creek wildfire was mapped at approximately

Community bails out evacuees

Jul 23, 2014 / 11:25 pm

The West Kelowna community has stepped up to take in the 2,500 people evacuated due to the Smith Creek fire. Monica Giesbrecht, assistant general manager of The Heritage Retirement Centre said they have taken in about 50 people so far and still


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