Caitlin Clow

White Rock Lake fire as seen near Monte Lake on Aug. 6, 2021. (@Louann81499452/Twitter)

Armstrong long-term care patients relocated due to nearby White Rock Lake wildfire

Interior Health moves Valley Manor long-term care home residents as evacuation alerts are in effect in the area

White Rock Lake fire as seen near Monte Lake on Aug. 6, 2021. (@Louann81499452/Twitter)
BC Wildfire Services incident commander Mark Healey said Thursday, Aug. 12, the White Rock Lake wildfire will grow. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Catastrophic White Rock Lake wildfire will grow: incident commander

Heat wave, winds continue to challenge suppression efforts; more evacuation orders reissued

BC Wildfire Services incident commander Mark Healey said Thursday, Aug. 12, the White Rock Lake wildfire will grow. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The glow from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen from around the Predator Ridge area Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Kathleen Nessel - contributed)

UPDATE: Fire activity increases in Nashwito Creek area of White Rock Lake blaze

Evacuation order lifts for 20 more properties

The glow from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen from around the Predator Ridge area Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Kathleen Nessel - contributed)
A garbage truck’s contents were poured out onto 25th Avenue after catching fire Aug. 10, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Garbage truck’s load catches fire in Vernon

Trash dumped on 25th Avenue, watered down by firefighters

A garbage truck’s contents were poured out onto 25th Avenue after catching fire Aug. 10, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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White Rock Lake wildfire evacuation order lifts for 20 more properties

Regional District of North Okanagan reduces order to alert for some

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Lake Country council would like to see a new police officer take on the role of school liaison for local schools. Photo: Contributed

Lake Country man charged with attempted murder

Assault with a weapon an isolated incident, police say

Lake Country council would like to see a new police officer take on the role of school liaison for local schools. Photo: Contributed
Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photo)

Vernon restaurant to close doors after 13 years

Temptasian set to serve last dish at end of August

Temptasian in Vernon is set to close at the end of the month. (Google photo)
Caitlin Potts

Vigil for missing Enderby woman cancelled

A flameless candlelit vigil to be held for Caitlin Potts will be rescheduled for spring 2022

Caitlin Potts
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP restricted acess to Advenutre Bay and Canadian Lakeview Estates to residents only Aug. 6 after ordered evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)

Vernon Mounties witness acts of kindness in wake of White Rock Lake wildfire

RCMP respond to 225 calls, plus aid in evac orders, road closures over the weekend

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP restricted acess to Advenutre Bay and Canadian Lakeview Estates to residents only Aug. 6 after ordered evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)
GoFundMe fundraisers have been launched for several families and individuals who lost structures, property in the training White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)

Dozens of fundraisers launched for victims of White Rock Lake wildfire

Campaigns launched for popular bike ranch, The Farm, documentary subject Jackieland and Monte Lake families devastated by fire

GoFundMe fundraisers have been launched for several families and individuals who lost structures, property in the training White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
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White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees can park RVs at these 3 Vernon schools

Bearisto, Seaton and BX open parking lots to campers and trailers for duration of alerts, orders

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White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)

Refusing to evacuate White Rock Lake wildfire orders ‘nothing but selfish’: OKIB Chief

Okanagan Indian Band Chief among first evacuated

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)
Fires burn out of control in the Interior of British Columbia, as seen from a Vancouver-bound plane on Aug. 6, 2021. (Nosehold - Reddit)

North Okanagan business community rallies behind West Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

Restaurants, toy shops and utilities offer supports to those displaced by area wildfire

Fires burn out of control in the Interior of British Columbia, as seen from a Vancouver-bound plane on Aug. 6, 2021. (Nosehold - Reddit)
As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Most of Vernon on alert now due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Entire communities of Armstrong, Spallumcheen also on alert

As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)

More Mounties deployed to North Okanagan to help with White Rock Lake wildfire situation

Officers will help patrol evacuation zones, assist with safe evacuations and regular policing duties

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke - Facebook)
A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Monte Lake Store burns in White Rock Lake wildfire: Electoral Area chair

New evacuation order in effect for 303 properties, 117 more on alert

A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)

UPDATE: Evac orders in Pritchard, parts of Kamloops on alert due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Monte Lake Store burns in wildfire, says local government representative

Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
The Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as of March 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Volunteers needed to help White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees at Vernon reception centre

City of Vernon to expedite application and training processes

The Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as of March 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Falkland community flee their homes due to raging White Rock Lake wildfire

Evacuation ordered for hundreds of more homes across several regional districts on Wednesday night

The White Rock Lake wildfire pictured on Aug. 4. (BC Wildfire Service photo)