Penticton

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

 

The North Gateway area that is undergoing a plan to create a long-term creative vision. (City of Penticton)

Bringing together local needs and tourism focus of Penticton’s North Gateway plan

Local stakeholders came together for a week of dedicated design work

 

Penticton resident Rex Gill sharing a moment with a puppy. Gill was killed in a mistaken identity case in January 2019. His murder remains unsolved. The third memorial ride for Rex takes place Sept. 25. (Contributed)

3rd annual ride in memory of Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

 

Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)

Pelican pops into Penticton for a visit

The rare bird was swimming near the dog beach on Okanagan Lake

Robert Emms found this juvenile pelicon near the dog beach at Okanagan Lake. While pelicans have been seen in OK Falls and Osoyoos, it's a rare sight in Penticton. (Robert Emms)
Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)

Penticton on track to break fatal overdose record

The local health area has seen 15 fatal overdoses so far

Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)
Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)

American lawyer fined for bringing guns across Osoyoos border

Washington lawyer fined $9,100 in Penticton provincial court

Osoyoos-U.S. border. (File photo)
Taig Savage

Mounties identify murder victim found at Penticton high school

Taig Savage, 22, was found unresponsive at the track behind Pen Hi on Sept. 5

Taig Savage
Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Murder victim found at Penticton high school not a student or young person: RCMP

Police have not been able to ID him nor do they think this killing was random

Police were at Pen Hi all of Sunday investigating and gathering evidence after a body of a man was found there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Skaha Creek wildfire now held, evacuation alerts lifted

Evacuation alerts lifted for both fires as both blazes have seen little or no growth

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

Hedges Butte wildfire outside of Penticton now a Wildfire of Note

Crews will continue to work around the east side of the fire with suppression activities

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)

More evacuation alerts as Hedges Butte wildfire near Penticton grows to 230 hectares

The RDOS and PIB have both issued evacuation alerts for residents nearest the fire.

An aerial view of the Hedges Butte Wildfire on Friday, Sept 3. (BC Wildfire Service)
Two BC Wildfire firefighters coming down the slope of the Hedges Butte wildfire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Photos from the Hedges Butte Fire Zone west of Penticton

The fire has grown to 100 hectares in a single day

Two BC Wildfire firefighters coming down the slope of the Hedges Butte wildfire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A brushfire has ignited along Green Mountain Road towards Apex. (Sheryl Blois - Facebook)

Brushfire sparked along road between Penticton and Apex Mountain

The fire is already six hectares in size

A brushfire has ignited along Green Mountain Road towards Apex. (Sheryl Blois - Facebook)
Helicopters dropped bucket after bucket of water while skimmers hammered the fire with water and air tankers layed retardant guard lines on the Skaha Creek fire Monday. (Meghann Fletcher photo)

Skaha Creek Wildfire near Penticton expected to be more active as weather warms

Another controlled ignition is planned for Thursday

Helicopters dropped bucket after bucket of water while skimmers hammered the fire with water and air tankers layed retardant guard lines on the Skaha Creek fire Monday. (Meghann Fletcher photo)
The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Smoky skies bulletin lifted for Kelowna, Vernon; remains in place for South Okanagan

A special air quality statement still remains for the South Okanagan

The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Fire retardant lines have been created to act as a guard along the top of the Skaha Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Services)

Skaha Creek fire near Penticton not growing in size

The fire stayed within the containment lines overnight

Fire retardant lines have been created to act as a guard along the top of the Skaha Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Services)
Several employees of Match Eatery have tested positive for COVID in Penticton. (Google photo)

Penticton Match Eatery closes after several staff test positive for COVID

The restaurant is doing a deep clean and plans to re-open Sept. 3

Several employees of Match Eatery have tested positive for COVID in Penticton. (Google photo)
A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoky skies forecasted for the Okanagan Valley

Temperatures forecasted in low- to mid-20s throughout the week

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Pixabay)

Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

(Pixabay)
Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.

Over 200 properties put on evacuation alert due to Skaha Creek wildfire near Penticton

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on alert

Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as PIB Lower Village on evacuation alert.