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The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

New wildfire sparks near Noisy Creek outside Salmon Arm

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Mounties seeking public assistance for missing Kelowna man

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATED: Road reopened after fatal crash in Kelowna on Sunday

One person is dead and another with life-threatening injuries in single vehicle crash on Springfield

The scene of the fatal crash at Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Highway 3 closed for new wildfire between Keremeos and Osoyoos

The fire started at 3 a.m. and is one km west of Osoyoos

A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Over 60 evacuated from rapidly growing Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos

State of Emergency called, properties on evacuation alert

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Okanagan athletes, coach headed to Tokyo Olympics

Six athletes and one coach will represent the Okanagan at this year’s Olympics

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Brenda Creek wildfire threatening sole power source for the west side of Okanagan Lake

A single transmission line provides power to 60,000 people in West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)

Wildfire sparks near Yankee Flats

The new fire is 0.01 ha in size and is exact location has yet to be determined

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)
The new wildfire was discovered today and is about 0.01 ha in size (Screen shot)

Wildfire sparks on Coquihalla highway west of Merritt

The new fire is 0.01 hectares in size and is located south of Sterling Creek

The new wildfire was discovered today and is about 0.01 ha in size (Screen shot)
Brenda Creek fire

Small planned ignition may take place on the Brenda Creek wildfire

The 30 ha planned ignition aims to strengthen guards on the west side of the fire, said BC Wildfire

Brenda Creek fire
A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board, including a shower room upgrade and condensing unit at the 100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)

Another 45 care home residents ‘proactively evacuated’ in 100 Mile

100 Mile District General Hospital remains open at this time

A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board, including a shower room upgrade and condensing unit at the 100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)
Fires glow on the hills above Mabel Lake July 14, as seen from the Enderby side from the marina. (Bruce Ingleson photo)

Okanagan fires unattended as crews have ‘bigger fish to fry’

Some rural brush blazes are being left to smoulder while B.C. Wildfire Service prioritizes

Fires glow on the hills above Mabel Lake July 14, as seen from the Enderby side from the marina. (Bruce Ingleson photo)
The paving will be completed along Broadway Street. Photo: Jenna Cocullo

Post-pandemic funds pave Okanagan recovery

Vernon, Winfield, Kelowna, Sicamous, Penticton transportation projects en route

The paving will be completed along Broadway Street. Photo: Jenna Cocullo
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)
Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health COVID-19 case count highest in B.C.

Wednesday marked fourth straight day that the region’s numbers were the highest

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)