Caitlin Clow

An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)

Boaters urged to avoid area as aerial crews work on Mabel Lake wildfire

Fire likely a lot larger than its reported 3,000-hectare size, BC Wildfire Services says

An aerial view of the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake. (BC Wildfire Services)
An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Planned burns set for White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Evacuation orders, alerts in places across three regional districts, Okanagan Indian Band land

An aerial view of Monday afternoon's White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Caitlin Potts

Vigil for Caitlin Potts planned in North Okanagan

Volunteer-run search for Enderby woman’s remains five years after disappearance halted due to wildfire season

Caitlin Potts
An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfire grows to 17,900 hectares; more evacuation orders, alerts issued

OKIB, Falkland on evac alert; TNRD area alert touches Kamloops city limits

An aerial view of Monday afternoon’s White Rock Lake wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)

Monashee wildfires see massive growth in North Okanagan

5 fires continue to burn out of control near Monashee Provincial Park; burning more than 1,700 hectares collectively

Five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 1,700 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)

Mabel Lake wildfire expands evacuation order, alert in North Okanagan

Bunting Road fire burns hot and deep and may create rolling debris, BC Wildfire Services says

The Regional District of North Okanagan expanded the evacuation order and alert for residences near the Bunting Road wildfire July 26, 2021. (RDNO)
Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. photo: Sparkling Hill Resort’s Facebook

COVID-19: Sparkling Hill resort closes after 2 staff test positive

North Okanagan hotel shuts down for 10 days as precautionary measure

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. photo: Sparkling Hill Resort’s Facebook
Three of the five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 800 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)

Silver Creek wildfire grows to 274 hectares in North Okanagan

5 fires continue to burn out of control near Monashee Provincial Park; 3 burning more than 800 hectares collectively

Three of the five fires sparked near the Monashee Provincial Park are estimated to be burning more than 800 hectares, collectively. (BC Wildfire Services)
Barry Jones (OKIB photo)

North Okanagan woman to stand trial for first-degree murder

Lynda Saundry is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Barry Jones in July 2020

Barry Jones (OKIB photo)
Smoke rises from the hillside from the 12,500-hectare out-of-control White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold July 25, 2021. (Sandra Pringle - Facebook)

UPDATE: More homes near Westwold threatened by wildfire, evacuations ordered

White Rock Lake wildfire expected to see continued growth Monday due to high temperatures and wind

Smoke rises from the hillside from the 12,500-hectare out-of-control White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold July 25, 2021. (Sandra Pringle - Facebook)
The Lumby OAP Hall had a new roof installed in the summer of 2019. (Facebook)

Lumby hall opens to Kootenay wildfire evacuees

‘It takes a village and we are that village’

The Lumby OAP Hall had a new roof installed in the summer of 2019. (Facebook)
The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)

3 Vernon attractions get provincial boost for COVID-19 recovery

Science centre, Splashdown among recipients of province’s $36M funding to bolster tourism

The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)
Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Vernon gallery’s first show turns spotlight on Lake Country artist

International contemporary artist first to become Local Loser solo exhibitionist with Material Spirits

Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)
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Vernon turns to court to shut down problem party house

City seeks legal action after 50 bylaw visits and 25-plus tickets issued to short-term rental

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Pebble Beach. (Caitlin Clow - Lake Country Calendar file)

Off-duty Vernon Mountie rescues drowning woman in Lake Country

‘I feel blessed to have been in the right place and time’

Pebble Beach. (Caitlin Clow - Lake Country Calendar file)
Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake fire near Westwold now 8,702 hectares

Residents report suspicious activity in wildfire evacuation zone

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)
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)
Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen rising over the hills from Vernon. (Shannon-Lee Foxton photo)

VIDEO: Wildfire near Westwold closes road

Evacuation orders, alerts still in effect for Westwold, Monte Lake communities

Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen rising over the hills from Vernon. (Shannon-Lee Foxton photo)
A brush fire close to the Chevron station on 32nd Street Saturday at 4:30 a.m. was one of four fires in 12 hours dealt with successfully by Vernon Fire Rescue Services. (@vernonfirefighters photo)

RCMP probe series of downtown Vernon fires

Brush, garbage, hedge fires appear similar, but too soon to tell: Mounties

A brush fire close to the Chevron station on 32nd Street Saturday at 4:30 a.m. was one of four fires in 12 hours dealt with successfully by Vernon Fire Rescue Services. (@vernonfirefighters photo)
Four firefighters receive a warm welcome at Wings Vernon July 20, 2021. (Contributed)

Vernon shows appreciation for firefighters

Local restaurant, nurses shower frontline fighters with gratitude

Four firefighters receive a warm welcome at Wings Vernon July 20, 2021. (Contributed)