Kathy Michaels

Helen Jennens still mourns the lost of her two sons who died from drug overdose and now is working with Moms Stop the Harm to stop the cycle /Dustin Betuzzi photo

Two sons lost to the opioid crisis, a mother calls for change

A Kelowna mother fights to stop the harm as Aug. 31 marks Overdose Awareness Day.

Helen Jennens still mourns the lost of her two sons who died from drug overdose and now is working with Moms Stop the Harm to stop the cycle /Dustin Betuzzi photo
UPDATE: Four in custody, shots fired in Kettle Valley

UPDATE: Four in custody, shots fired in Kettle Valley

There is a heavy police presence in Kelowna’s Upper Mission area

UPDATE: Four in custody, shots fired in Kettle Valley
Veil of smoke lifted from the Okanagan, Shuswap

Veil of smoke lifted from the Okanagan, Shuswap

The veil of smoke has lifted and Okanagan residents woke up Monday to blue skies.

Veil of smoke lifted from the Okanagan, Shuswap
Okanagan cities to be stifled with a heavy layer of smoky air

Okanagan cities to be stifled with a heavy layer of smoky air

It’s expected to be a really smoky day.

Okanagan cities to be stifled with a heavy layer of smoky air
New app to help B.C.’s wildlife warriors

New app to help B.C.’s wildlife warriors

The BC Wildlife Federation released an updated version of the Conservation App

New app to help B.C.’s wildlife warriors
Okanagan air quality to deteriorate again

Okanagan air quality to deteriorate again

That clearing trend isn’t expected to last.

Okanagan air quality to deteriorate again
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Puppies picked up by BC Wildfire crew to be returned to family

They were just leaving the Monashee Complex of fires when they found the cutest creatures.

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UPDATE: Air quality improves slightly

UPDATE: Air quality improves slightly

Breathing conditions are improving, though still not ideal

UPDATE: Air quality improves slightly
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BC Wildfire crew rescues lost puppies

They were just leaving the Monashee Complex of fires when they found the cutest creatures.

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Kelowna’s Pride Marshal leaves Syria, finds himself in Canada

Kelowna’s Pride Marshal leaves Syria, finds himself in Canada

After a trip around the world, the Syrian has finally found acceptance

Kelowna’s Pride Marshal leaves Syria, finds himself in Canada
Animal rights activists to protest Kelowna’s RibFest launch

Animal rights activists to protest Kelowna’s RibFest launch

Animal rights activists plan on sinking their teeth into an annual event they say is unethical and unhealthy.

Animal rights activists to protest Kelowna’s RibFest launch
Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior

Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior

Smoke is starting to get thicker

Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior
Get ready for 40 C weather in the Southern Interior

Get ready for 40 C weather in the Southern Interior

Hot and smoky days ahead

Get ready for 40 C weather in the Southern Interior
Okanagan to be hit by a heat wave

Okanagan to be hit by a heat wave

Temperatures could get as high as 40 C

Okanagan to be hit by a heat wave
Surrey real estate agent charged in West Kelowna murder loses licence

Surrey real estate agent charged in West Kelowna murder loses licence

Tejwant Danjou had his real estate licence suspended by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.

Surrey real estate agent charged in West Kelowna murder loses licence
BC Wildfire to call in help from other provinces, countries

BC Wildfire to call in help from other provinces, countries

BC Wildfire Service has reached a Provincial Preparedness Level of 4

BC Wildfire to call in help from other provinces, countries
Okanagan store owner spurred into action after seeing infant over-heat

Okanagan store owner spurred into action after seeing infant over-heat

Infants run the risk of over-heating as parents try to get outdoors

Okanagan store owner spurred into action after seeing infant over-heat
New lawyer for Kelowna man charged in killing of wife, children

New lawyer for Kelowna man charged in killing of wife, children

The case will return in four weeks

New lawyer for Kelowna man charged in killing of wife, children
Expect a smoggy and hot day in the Okanagan

Expect a smoggy and hot day in the Okanagan

Environment Canada issued both a heat warning and special air quality advisory

Expect a smoggy and hot day in the Okanagan
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Update: Eneas wildfire being held, evacuation alerts rescinded

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland continues to burn away from houses

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