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Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)

VIDEO: Large controlled burn postponed on White Rock Lake wildfire

Conditions still unfavourable for 3,000-hectare planned burn: BC Wildfire Services

Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)
A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for Sandy and Dean Brandt, who take care of their granddaughter, Bella (pictured), after they lost their home to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Sandy Brandt - Facebook)

North Okanagan grandparents lose home to White Rock Lake wildfire

GoFundMe campaign kicked off for caretakers of granddaughter with rare condition

A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for Sandy and Dean Brandt, who take care of their granddaughter, Bella (pictured), after they lost their home to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Sandy Brandt - Facebook)
True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)

Lumby cannabis company looks to expand products

True Leaf submits licence amendment application with Health Canada

True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)
Mail-in options will be available for all voters for the federal election on Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wildfires, COVID-19 prompts preparation for increased use of mail-in ballots: Elections Canada

Mail-in option available to all voters, spokesperson said

Mail-in options will be available for all voters for the federal election on Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Wildfire Service used favourable conditions Tuesday, Aug. 24, to begin a small-scale planned ignition operations along the northeastern flank of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

More smoke expected from controlled burns on White Rock Lake wildfire

Smoke will be visible from West Kelowna, Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country and OKIB

The BC Wildfire Service used favourable conditions Tuesday, Aug. 24, to begin a small-scale planned ignition operations along the northeastern flank of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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COVID-19 vaccine clinic to pop up in Oyama

Those born in 2009 or earlier eligible, second doses available

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MacKenzie Camp, a faith-based children’s camp near Enderby, was targeted by vandals on Aug. 20, 2021. (MacKenzie Camp - Facebook)

Vandals target children’s camp near Enderby

RCMP, camp urge anyone with information to come forward

MacKenzie Camp, a faith-based children’s camp near Enderby, was targeted by vandals on Aug. 20, 2021. (MacKenzie Camp - Facebook)
View of the White Rock Lake wildfire from the industrial park in Spallumcheen Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)

78 homes confirmed damaged in White Rock Lake wildfire in Central Okanagan region

Regional District of Central Okanagan evacuees upset by ‘voyeuristic event’ media tour

View of the White Rock Lake wildfire from the industrial park in Spallumcheen Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)
A crowd of approximately 30 protesters took part in the provincewide solidarity action: RCMP Stand Down on Monday, Aug. 23, out front of the Vernon RCMP detachment. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Old-growth solidarity protest underway at Vernon police station

RCMP Stand Down a provincewide demonstration demanding end to ‘needless violence’ to land defenders in Fairy Creek

A crowd of approximately 30 protesters took part in the provincewide solidarity action: RCMP Stand Down on Monday, Aug. 23, out front of the Vernon RCMP detachment. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Kelowna Capital News)

Auto body shop helps triple value of donations for B.C. wildfire victims

Craftsman Collision matches donations, collects items for food bank

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Kelowna Capital News)
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Calls from Vernon Mounties may be a scam

RCMP warn fraudsters ‘spoofing’ phone number to make calls look like they come from local detachment

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The cellphone repair shop on 27th Street was broken into sometime overnight Thursday, Aug. 19. (Contributed)

Smash and no grab: Vernon business broken into, nothing stolen

Police respond to break and enter in 3100 block of 27th Avenue

The cellphone repair shop on 27th Street was broken into sometime overnight Thursday, Aug. 19. (Contributed)
Bands played live from atop two downtown Vernon buildings June 19, 2021, during Downtown Vernon Association’s Sunshine Day. (PixelSkyPhotography)

Vernon events up in the air after COVID-19 restrictions extended across Interior Health

Organizers left scrambling to find solutions or forced to cancel weekend events

Bands played live from atop two downtown Vernon buildings June 19, 2021, during Downtown Vernon Association’s Sunshine Day. (PixelSkyPhotography)
A collision involving two vehicles is stalling traffic Friday, Aug. 21, at 15th Street and Hwy. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
A collision involving two vehicles is stalling traffic Friday, Aug. 21, at 15th Street and Hwy. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo:  Linda Scott

No lawn watering for Whitevale water customers: RDNO

Well source continues to be hard hit by drought conditions

Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo:  Linda Scott
Approximately a dozen fires are burning on the hillside above Westside Road from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as of Thursday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Mike Zimmermann photo)

Help wanted at Okanagan Indian Band evacuee centre

OKIB seeks experienced volunteers to help with those displaced by White Rock Lake wildfire

Approximately a dozen fires are burning on the hillside above Westside Road from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as of Thursday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Mike Zimmermann photo)
The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)

White Rock Lake wildfire damage above Westside Road to be assessed when it’s safe: RDNO

Regional District of North Okanagan urges residents to avoid abusive and offensive language

The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)
Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police search for missing man

Turn to public for tips on 31-year-old Matthew MacGugan’s whereabouts

Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)
Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)

UPDATE: Firefighters on defence against White Rock Lake fire above Westside Road homes

Area tour planning underway for Central Okanagan homeowners affected

Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)
Fire consumes the hillside above Pro Hardware near Newport on Westside Road. (Contributed)

Not safe for many White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees to come home yet: North Westside Fire Chief

Cooler temperatures slow activity as fire burns more than 80,000 hectares

Fire consumes the hillside above Pro Hardware near Newport on Westside Road. (Contributed)