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Dry Lake wildfire being held

Aug 5, 2020 / 11:05 am

Photo: BC Wildfire Service The Dry Lake blaze is now being held, according to the BC Wildfire Service. The status of the largest blaze in the Kamloops Fire Centre has been updated to "being held." The designations means

Bikes worth $20K stolen

Aug 5, 2020 / 10:05 am

Photo: Contributed Police seeking help identifying this bike theft suspect. Penticton RCMP are seeking help finding a suspect caught on security camera after allegedly nabbing over $20,000 worth of bikes from a local residential garage.  Sometime

Race issues live on air

Aug 1, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Mayor Toni Boot of Summerland to talk about her experiences as a woman of colour in local government on Kelowna livestream series, Mayor Toni Boot of Summerland has been in the media a lot lately speaking out against

Tech tracks COVID breaches

Jul 31, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Local Security An example of SafeSpaces technology from Local Security, billed as ideal for monitoring workspaces for COVID-19 safety infractions. A Penticton-based security company has launched a new product aimed at surveillance

Medians in the works on 97

Jul 31, 2020 / 3:16 pm

Photo: Contributed The Ministry of Transportation is starting median work on Highway 97 between Penticton and Trout Creek this fall, though not on this stretch near Summerland that claimed a life in January. UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. The Ministry

Catch local sockeye now

Jul 31, 2020 / 12:19 pm

Photo: Shutterstock Sockeye fishing now open on Osoyoos Lake, for a limited time. The 2020 sockeye return numbers have been strong enough that recreational and commercial fishing is now open on Osoyoos Lake.  From now until

New wildfire 'out of control'

Jul 31, 2020 / 11:14 am

Photo: Brendan Kergin BC Wildfire crews are battling a new blaze near Okanagan Falls. A small wildfire that sparked late Thursday evening near Okanagan Falls is currently classified as "out of control." Kamloops Fire Centre

Heat records broken

Jul 31, 2020 / 9:40 am

Photo: Contributed Temperature records broken in three Interior BC communities. Three Interior B.C. communities saw their hottest-ever days on record Thursday, including two in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. Osoyoos hit a sweltering

Long weekend fire warning

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton Record-pushing heat in the Okanagan over the long weekend has Penticton's fire chief urging locals and visitors alike to be smart, lest they inadvertently spark a wildfire.  Currently, campfires

More water to fight fires

Jul 30, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Andy Low of Frontline Operations Group with a donated portable water reservoir for firefighters on Apex Mountain. In the midst of a heat wave, the Apex Volunteer Fire Department is especially grateful to get a donation


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