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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)
One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)

81-year-old man dies after Highway 97 crash north of Vernon

Chain reaction crash involving four vehicles Saturday ignites grass fire

One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)
Emergency repairs are underway at the CN railway trustle near Kal Beach. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Trestle repairs underway near Vernon, nightly

Traffic affected, work expected to conclude Wednesday

Emergency repairs are underway at the CN railway trustle near Kal Beach. (Google Maps)
Smoke settled in over Vernon in summer 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)

Smoky and hot conditions in Okanagan trigger weather alerts

Environment Canada calls for temperatures to rise to mid-30s for central, north regions

Smoke settled in over Vernon in summer 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

No growth Tuesday on Becker Lake fire in Vernon

Blaze tackled Tuesday by 53 firefighters, one tender and one helicopter bucketing water

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon as it attacks a fire in the hills above BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wildfire contained around 1 hectare

Tactical evacuation alert lifted, fire crews remain on scene

A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon as it attacks a fire in the hills above BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Two Okanagan Restoration Service employees snuffed a small blaze burning along Highway 97A in Spallumcheen Monday, July 12, 2021. (Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. - Facebook)

Good Samaritans douse grass fire along North Okanagan highway

Okanagan Restoration Service staff turned temporary firefighters jump into action after spotting blaze

Two Okanagan Restoration Service employees snuffed a small blaze burning along Highway 97A in Spallumcheen Monday, July 12, 2021. (Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. - Facebook)
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Gun with silencer, drugs seized from pair of Vernon homes, 2 arrested

Two men in their 20s in custody after search warrants executed

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Vernon Search and Rescue airlifted an injured hiker from the Monashee Mountain area Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (VSAR - Facebook)

Injured hiker airlifted from Monashees

Vernon Search and Rescue secure helicopter despite increased need from wildfire fighting efforts

Vernon Search and Rescue airlifted an injured hiker from the Monashee Mountain area Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (VSAR - Facebook)
Rory McDonald, 60, was last seen in Vernon on May 16. (RCMP)

Suspected foul play in Vernon man’s disappearance

Serious Crimes unit turns to public for tips

Rory McDonald, 60, was last seen in Vernon on May 16. (RCMP)
50-year-old Jason Reece Baker is wanted for uttering threats, extortion, criminal harassment, and is believed to be in the Vernon area. (RCMP)

Man wanted for extortion, uttering threats sought by Vernon RCMP

Anyone with information about the man believed to be in the North Okanagan urged to contact RCMP

50-year-old Jason Reece Baker is wanted for uttering threats, extortion, criminal harassment, and is believed to be in the Vernon area. (RCMP)
The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
 The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)

Vernon wildlife control frees rattlesnake from deer netting

Wise Wildlife Control Services reminds residents to take precautions when animal proofing their backyard

The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
 The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
B.C. Wildfire is reporting a 15-hectare out-of-control fire in the area east of Cherryville on July 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire burning east of Cherryville

Four fires burning, two more under control around North Okanagan: BC Wildfire

B.C. Wildfire is reporting a 15-hectare out-of-control fire in the area east of Cherryville on July 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Shots fired at empty vehicle under investigation: Vernon RCMP

A truck, that was reported stolen, was seen leaving the site

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)

Calgary motorcyclist killed in Enderby crash

Highway 97A was closed for several hours while tragic collision investigated

A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)
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Canada Day fireworks under investigation: Vernon fire department

‘People need to be taking this seriously,’ says Vernon Fire Rescue Services chief

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