Caitlin Clow

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)
Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

Wildfire threatening Westwold grows to 7,000 hectares

Hundreds affected by evacuation alerts, orders

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)
Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Westwold sees significant growth, more properties ordered evacuated

Area residents calling for more assistance to blaze

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)
Rylie Nicholls of Lake Country was admitted to Kelowna General Hospital after an onset of leg pain that quickly worsened. A GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $30,000 in three days to support the Nicholls family in the youngster’s medical battle. (GoFundMe photo)

Nearly $30K raised for Lake Country ‘spitfire’ battling illness

Donations pour in to support Nicholls family after baby girl admitted to hospital with leg pain

Rylie Nicholls of Lake Country was admitted to Kelowna General Hospital after an onset of leg pain that quickly worsened. A GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $30,000 in three days to support the Nicholls family in the youngster’s medical battle. (GoFundMe photo)
More than $3,100 has been raised to help Chance Weder in his recovery after being struck by a truck on 30th Avenue and 30th Street on July 16, 2021. (GoFundMe)

Vernon pedestrian’s sense of humour intact after serious collision

GoFundMe campaign launched for man hit by truck downtown, cracks jokes from hospital

More than $3,100 has been raised to help Chance Weder in his recovery after being struck by a truck on 30th Avenue and 30th Street on July 16, 2021. (GoFundMe)
The Bunting Road fire burning above a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation alert. (Randy Smith photo)

UPDATE: Evacuations ordered for Mabel Lake fire which grows to 3,000 hectares

10,000-17,000 blocks of Mabel Lake Forest Service Road to leave immediately

The Bunting Road fire burning above a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation alert. (Randy Smith photo)
Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen rising over the hills from Vernon. (Shannon-Lee Foxton photo)

Wildfire: 13 properties evacuated near Westwold

Another 213 on evac alert from nearby White Rock Lake fire

Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire can be seen rising over the hills from Vernon. (Shannon-Lee Foxton photo)