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The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

VIDEO: Kelowna Yacht Club hosts vaccination clinic

The target age group is between 20 to 40 years old, according to Interior Health

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a quick summary of what happened in the news this week

People can be seen trying to pick up glass from wine bottles that are across both lanes of traffic on Highway 97 in Oliver Wednesday afternoon. (Anica Grenzberg Facebook)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

‘Businesses are frustrated’: Kelowna chamber of commerce, tourism sector react to health restrictions

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce said part of the frustration is the region-specific mandate

A busy Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
COVID-19 safety measures are already in place at the Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press Media file)

No changes expected as COVID-19 cases surge in Central Okanagan: Kelowna airport

Kelowna International Airport currently has a mandatory mask policy in place

COVID-19 safety measures are already in place at the Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press Media file)
The 2026 BC Summer Games will be held in Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

Kelowna to host 2026 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games act as a springboard for Olympic athletes

The 2026 BC Summer Games will be held in Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)

Kelowna dad plans cycling journey to raise funds, honour late son

Kevin Witzke’s son died of colon cancer in April 2021

Kevin, left, is pictured during a bike race with his son Nicholas. (Contributed)
(Aline Ponce/Pixabay)

Morning Start: An 11-year-old invented the popsicle

Your morning start for July 27

(Aline Ponce/Pixabay)
Pack a grab-and-go bag for yourself and your family before you receive an evacuation alert or order. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Pack your grab-and-go bag before the evacuation alert

Being prepared is a priority as wildfires burn throughout the province

Pack a grab-and-go bag for yourself and your family before you receive an evacuation alert or order. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Central Kitchen and Bar will be closed until July 30 after a COVID-19 exposure at the restaurant. (Central Kelowna/Facebook)

UPDATE: Multiple Kelowna restaurants close after COVID-19 exposures

Central Kitchen + Bar, Rusty’s Sports Lounge and the Kelowna Yacht Club’s members’ lounge are all closed

Central Kitchen and Bar will be closed until July 30 after a COVID-19 exposure at the restaurant. (Central Kelowna/Facebook)
The intersection between Springfield and Burtch was closed on Sunday as investigators gathered evidence after a fatal collision. (Paula Tran/Capital News)

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate fatal collision in Kelowna

The collision happened at around 3 a.m. on July 25

The intersection between Springfield and Burtch was closed on Sunday as investigators gathered evidence after a fatal collision. (Paula Tran/Capital News)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Hot, dry and windy conditions will make Brenda Creek fire more aggressive: BC Wildfire

Firefighters stayed at the site overnight to continue monitoring the fire

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Barbecues are not allowed in the Central Okanagan right now. (Pixabay)

Dry conditions lead to barbecue ban throughout Central Okanagan

The ban on propane barbecues is in addition to the provincial campfire ban

Barbecues are not allowed in the Central Okanagan right now. (Pixabay)
A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)

Lost necklace with memorial pendant found in West Kelowna

Woman’s son found the necklace while swimming in West Kelowna, believes pendant contains ashes

A Lower Mainland woman is looking for the owner of a necklace her son found in West Kelowna. (Sandra Palm/Facebook)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a quick summary of this week in news

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)

Four new wildfires spotted in North Okanagan

The new fires were all discovered on July 22

The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)
The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)

Fire sparks near West Kelowna’s Glenrosa neighbourhood

The fire was detected on July 22

The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)
A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)

Fire sparks just off Highway 3A outside Okanagan Falls

The fire sparked on the evening of July 22

A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)
West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

West Kelowna RCMP investigate swastika spray-painted in parking lot

The symbol was painted right behind a Jewish man’s vehicle

West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)