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Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)

Team Red bounces past Team White at Lake Country tennis tourney

Lake Country Tennis Association’s sixth Team Tournament draws field of 28 players, four teams of seven

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)
Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)

North Okanagan-Shuswap gas bar accepting Red Cross wildfire relief donations

Armstrong Regional Co-op will accept donations at gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm through August

Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Highway 6 east of Cherryville, Needles Ferry reopen to traffic

Wildfires closed both transportation routes earlier in the week

The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road remains closed due to the Bunting Road wildfire but Highway 6 and the Needles Ferry reopened to traffic Sunday, July 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

Shuswap town hosting community meeting Sunday afternoon to update fire situation

Community invited to attend today, July 25, 3 p.m. at Sicamous Curling Rink or via Zoom conferencing

The Two Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District updates fire situation

Work continues on fires at Two Mile near Sicamous, Three Valley Lake and Hunakwa Lake

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an update on the three major wildfires burning within its boundaries Sunday, July 25, including the Two Mile fire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)
Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan golfers collect PGA of BC wins

Conner Kozak and Rob Anderson take home top honours at Assistants’/Seniors’ championships, respectively

Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)
Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.

UPDATE: Crews knock down grass fire at West Kelowna marina

The fire sparked just before noon on Tuesday

Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.
Power outage in Shuswap. BC Hydro

Power returns to Salmon Arm, remains out for Mara Lake area

A power outage is affecting more than 2,400 BC Hydro customers

Power outage in Shuswap. BC Hydro
An artist’s rendering of what the new Baxter Bridge on the Shuswap River 11 kilometres east of Enderby at Ashton Creek could look like. (Contributed)

Traffic closures on bridge east of Enderby begin Monday

Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, though open at top of each hour for traffic

An artist’s rendering of what the new Baxter Bridge on the Shuswap River 11 kilometres east of Enderby at Ashton Creek could look like. (Contributed)
Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

Vehicle incident alters traffic pattern on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Traffic is single-lane alternating at Canoe Beach Road NE

Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Large suspected human-caused wildfire burning southwest of Revelstoke

Blaze south of Three Valley Lake is an estimated 240 hectares as of Wednesday, July 14

A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Swan Lake Market & Garden

Swan Lake Summer Festival comes to Vernon this July

The festival will take place July 23 to 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Swan Lake Market & Garden
Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Boys of summer return to Okanagan ball diamond

Vernon Canadians and Kelowna Sun Devils play exhibition AA Midget doubleheader at Marshall Fields in Vernon

Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Fire near Coldstream Creek.

UPDATE: Wildfire near Lavington under control

The blaze located near Coldstream Creek is .01 hectares in size

Fire near Coldstream Creek.
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap area this week, from July 4 to 9

The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)

Sold-out fundraiser will include free lobster dinner for frontline workers and heroes

Lake Country Rotarians salute frontline workers with lobster

The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)
Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.

UPDATE: Evacuation order downgraded for 96 homes around Napier Lake as wildfire of note burns out of control

The blaze is located near Trapp Lake between Kamloops and Merritt

Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.

Sparks Lake wildfire burning near Kamloops grows to more than 39,000 hectares

The change in size is due to growth on the southwest flank

Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.