Black Press Media Staff

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Southern B.C. Interior cities have worst air quality in Canada

Ten cities from the Okanagan, Columbia and central Kootenays ranked one through 10

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Highway 6 east of Cherryville, Needles Ferry reopen to traffic

Wildfires closed both transportation routes earlier in the week

The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

Shuswap town hosting community meeting Sunday afternoon to update fire situation

Community invited to attend today, July 25, 3 p.m. at Sicamous Curling Rink or via Zoom conferencing

The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District updates fire situation

Work continues on fires at Two Mile near Sicamous, Three Valley Lake and Hunakwa Lake

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)
Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.

UPDATE: Crews knock down grass fire at West Kelowna marina

The fire sparked just before noon on Tuesday

Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.
Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

Vehicle incident alters traffic pattern on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Traffic is single-lane alternating at Canoe Beach Road NE

Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Large suspected human-caused wildfire burning southwest of Revelstoke

Blaze south of Three Valley Lake is an estimated 240 hectares as of Wednesday, July 14

A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Fire near Coldstream Creek.

UPDATE: Wildfire near Lavington under control

The blaze located near Coldstream Creek is .01 hectares in size

Fire near Coldstream Creek.
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap area this week, from July 4 to 9

Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.

UPDATE: Evacuation order downgraded for 96 homes around Napier Lake as wildfire of note burns out of control

The blaze is located near Trapp Lake between Kamloops and Merritt

Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.

Sparks Lake wildfire burning near Kamloops grows to more than 39,000 hectares

The change in size is due to growth on the southwest flank

Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)

Lake Country implements water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions for all properties goes into effect Tuesday, June 29

The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)
(File photo)

Man arrested after allegedly smashing stolen vehicle around Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP is looking for the vehicle headed towards Merritt

(File photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)

Okanagan tennis star ready for Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil tunes up by reaching quarterfinals at event in Eastbourne; won doubles at Wimbledon in 2014

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)
CANNABIS

Two Okanagan cannabis facilities reportedly raided

Community Safety Unit confirmed it was in the Okanagan this week

CANNABIS
The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)

Looking for a new city to call home? Here are B.C.’s top 5 most affordable urban centres

Ranking considered affordability, economies and growing power for the cities

The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)
BC Wildfire map

2 Okanagan wildfires now under control

One blaze was burning above Peachland and the other sparked near Princeton

BC Wildfire map