Monique Tamminga

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)

Woman dead, children in critical condition in Coquihalla crash

A woman in her 70s died at the scene and two children with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)
Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)

Car fire in Osoyoos doused quickly with help of helicopter

The car fire spread to nearby brush but firefighters quick to the scene

Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)
The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

No growth reported overnight on Thomas Creek wildfire

The fire is currently over 5,500 hectares in size

The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Thomas Creek Fire as seen from Cedar Street in the town of OK Falls on Wednesday July 14, 2021. (Submitted)

Christie vs. Thomas: similarities and differences between the two nearby fires

When the Christie Mountain fire erupted it spread to 1,000 ha in one day

The Thomas Creek Fire as seen from Cedar Street in the town of OK Falls on Wednesday July 14, 2021. (Submitted)
Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)

Burrowing Owl acquires Wild Goose Winery

Wild Goose just won best white wine in All Canadian championships

Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)
Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)

Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls balloons to 5,000 hectares

Ground crews will work the west flank and helicopters will continue working Wednesday

Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)
Debbie Ramsay will be set up at the Super Wash on Main selling prize tickets and hot dogs to help out two families who lost everything in the Maples fire last month. (Web picture)

Fundraiser for two families who lost everything in Penticton fire

The hot dog and raffle prize is Wednesday, July 14 at the Super Wash on Main

Debbie Ramsay will be set up at the Super Wash on Main selling prize tickets and hot dogs to help out two families who lost everything in the Maples fire last month. (Web picture)
The new wildfire was reported on Monday and is 35 km out of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

New wildfire outside of Keremeos

The Cold Creek fire started on Monday and is 2 ha

The new wildfire was reported on Monday and is 35 km out of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
Wildfire at night. (Mike Biden)

Evacuation order rescinded for Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls

Those 77 properties now join the 627 homes on evacuation alert

Wildfire at night. (Mike Biden)
This Great Pyrenees puppy named Sheru seen in better days at Skaha Lake park. On July 7, while on leash near the Peach, this poor puppy was viciously attacked by a large breed dog and is now in ICU. (Submitted)

Penticton puppy in intensive care after attack at Okanagan Lake promenade

The 9-week-old puppy was being walked on-leash when a large dog viciously attacked

This Great Pyrenees puppy named Sheru seen in better days at Skaha Lake park. On July 7, while on leash near the Peach, this poor puppy was viciously attacked by a large breed dog and is now in ICU. (Submitted)
As the Thomas Creek wildfire continues to grow, an evacuation order has been issued for 77 homes, and 600 on alert near Okanagan Falls. (Meghann Fletcher photo)

Extensive smoke and heat challenges fast-moving OK Falls wildfire

77 homes are under evacuation order and 627 on alert with a local state of emergency

As the Thomas Creek wildfire continues to grow, an evacuation order has been issued for 77 homes, and 600 on alert near Okanagan Falls. (Meghann Fletcher photo)
The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)

Thomas Creek wildfire grows to 500 hectares, local state of emergency for Okanagan Falls

Evacuation alert issued for over 600 homes east of Skaha Lake

The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)
This is taken from Kaleden looking over at the new fire that erupted Sunday afternoon above OK Falls. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)

UPDATE: OK Falls wildfire grows to over 100 ha

The huge plume of smoke is visible around Penticton Sunday afternoon

This is taken from Kaleden looking over at the new fire that erupted Sunday afternoon above OK Falls. (Suzy Blesseling Facebook)
Stefanie Iverson took this photo from Highway 97. (Facebook)

Large wildfire erupts above OK Falls in South Okanagan

The huge plume of smoke is visible around Penticton Sunday afternoon

Stefanie Iverson took this photo from Highway 97. (Facebook)
Serious crash closes southbound of the Coquihalla Highway Sunday morning. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway now open again after serious crash Sunday morning

Early Sunday crash had closed southbound lanes for air ambulance to land

Serious crash closes southbound of the Coquihalla Highway Sunday morning. (DriveBC)
BC Children's Dream Lottery prize home is in Penticton at 166 Fawn Court. (Rendering)

Dream Lottery grand prizes include home in Penticton, package valued over $2.5M

The prize includes $60K for furnishings, a boat, Audi, truck and $1.1M cash

BC Children's Dream Lottery prize home is in Penticton at 166 Fawn Court. (Rendering)
57-year-old hairdresser Kathy Richardson (left) was found dead in her Naramata home June 9, 2021. Her son Wade Cudmore (right), 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder June 18 in relation to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. Richardson uploaded this profile photo to Facebook in March 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)

Man accused of killing Kamloops brothers in Penticton court

Wade Cudmore is in court while his co-accused remains at large

57-year-old hairdresser Kathy Richardson (left) was found dead in her Naramata home June 9, 2021. Her son Wade Cudmore (right), 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder June 18 in relation to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. Richardson uploaded this profile photo to Facebook in March 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)
Wildflowers, rare grasslands and at risk species are part of the rich landscape of the Park Rill Floodplain which is now part of the Nature Trust of B.C. in the South Okanagan. (Graham Osborne photo)

151 acres of biodiverse South Okanagan land donated to Nature Trust of B.C.

The land near Willowbrook is home to rare grasslands and at-risk animals

Wildflowers, rare grasslands and at risk species are part of the rich landscape of the Park Rill Floodplain which is now part of the Nature Trust of B.C. in the South Okanagan. (Graham Osborne photo)
A new fire has started up off Highway 3 in Osoyoos Monday morning. (Lynn Smith Facebook)

New wildfire in Osoyoos closes portion of Highway 3

Three bombers and helicopter are attacking the fire near Spotted Lake

A new fire has started up off Highway 3 in Osoyoos Monday morning. (Lynn Smith Facebook)
Helicopters were dropping water on the fire near Oliver almost immediately. One local woman credits their quick action for saving her home seen here. (Silvia Jade Facebook)

Oliver wildfire grows overnight, deemed human caused

Osoyoos Indian Band declares evacuation alert for two dozen homes

Helicopters were dropping water on the fire near Oliver almost immediately. One local woman credits their quick action for saving her home seen here. (Silvia Jade Facebook)