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The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

UPDATE: 1,000 residents of Sicamous being evacuated due to wildfire

CSRD issued the order after wildfire near Sicamous grew to 60 hectares

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Evacuation order mostly lifted 1 week after deadly Kelowna crane collapse

One property, a seniors’ building directly behind the construction site, remains on evacuation order

Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
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2 arrested after allegedly trying to flee Kelowna RCMP in stolen vehicle

During an attempt to evade police, the suspect vehicle struck several police and civilian vehicles

(Twila Amato/Capital News)
(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)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)

Okanagan charities boosted by United Way grant

Grants going to charities helping to build a regenerative, just and sustainable economy

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Evacuation order, alerts remain in effect for Brenda Creek wildfire

Forty firefighters and 19 support staff are working to keep the fire under control

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)

Ex-Okanagan teacher who sexually exploited student released after 1 year in jail

Bradley Furman is being released from prison with conditions

Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
The collapsed crane at a downtown Kelowna construction site is slightly shorter on Wednesday, July 14, after crews completed the first stage of its disassembly. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Disassembly begins after deadly Kelowna crane collapse; evacuation order partially lifted

Some residents, businesses allowed to return more than two days after collapse

The collapsed crane at a downtown Kelowna construction site is slightly shorter on Wednesday, July 14, after crews completed the first stage of its disassembly. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The now-collapsed crane pictured before it fell in downtown Kelowna on March 26, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Fifth body found in Kelowna crane collapse, investigations continue

Man buried beneath rubble when the crane fell on his office building

The now-collapsed crane pictured before it fell in downtown Kelowna on March 26, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Teen who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard in Kelowna avoids jail time

Woman to spend 24 months in rehabilitative program

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was fatally stabbed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

4 people dead in Kelowna crane collapse

Three workers died on scene and another died in hospital shortly after the incident

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

UPDATE: Multiple deaths reported after ‘catastrophic’ crane collapse in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna has declared a local state of emergency, several buildings remain evacuated

Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Crews from local fire departments and B.C. Wildfire Services are battling a large wildland fire near Coldstream that broke out Friday night off Highway 97 south of Vernon. Residents of Clerke Road and Commonage Road between Bailey Road and Allen Brooks Way were put on evacuation alert by RCMP. (Gavin Phillips photo/@ItsGavP)

Wildfire near Coldstream closes Highway 97; Homes on Clerke Road evacuated

Large fire started around 10 p.m. Friday, July 9

Crews from local fire departments and B.C. Wildfire Services are battling a large wildland fire near Coldstream that broke out Friday night off Highway 97 south of Vernon. Residents of Clerke Road and Commonage Road between Bailey Road and Allen Brooks Way were put on evacuation alert by RCMP. (Gavin Phillips photo/@ItsGavP)
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Kelowna area jobless rate creeps up as more workers join force

Around 7,000 people in the Central Okanagan are without jobs and looking

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)

Developer eyes unique ‘European-style’ Kelowna apartment complex

European-esque community would be the first of its kind in Kelowna, but city staff likely won’t support it

A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)
Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna exploring ideas for redevelopment of North End, former Tolko site

The area has been the subject of much speculation since the Tolko mill closed in 2019

Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

City of Kelowna reopens council chambers to public attendance

Council meetings have only been available online for the past six months

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting virtually on March 23, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)

Severe thunderstorm warning for Kelowna, watch in effect for Okanagan

The storms are expected to be short but severe

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

No growth on wildfire north of Big White as crews continue to battle blaze

‘No news is good news,’ said fire information officer Noelle Kekula

Two wildfires burn north of Big White on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)