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The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Westside Road wildfire near West Kelowna being held

The fire is approximately three hectares in size and was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 24

The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Hydrophis cyanocinctus can breathe through an area of skin between its snout and the roof of the head. (Oksana Golubeva/Shutterstock)

Morning Start: Some sea snakes can breathe through their skin

Your Morning Start for Wednesday, Aug. 25

The Hydrophis cyanocinctus can breathe through an area of skin between its snout and the roof of the head. (Oksana Golubeva/Shutterstock)
A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)

New fire sparks outside Kettle Valley area in Kelowna

The fire is under one hectare in size and is suspected to be human caused

A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

COVID-19 cases identified on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Kelowna

Passengers seated in rows 30 to 36 are considered to be at higher risk of exposure

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Cooler temperatures, precipitation slows spread of Mount Law fire in West Kelowna

Parts of the fire is still uncontained in areas and crews are working for containment

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Jennifer Oakes (right) will be making her second appearance at the Paralympic Games with Canada's sitting volleyball team. (Contributed: UBCO Heat)

Former UBCO Heat women’s volleyball player to make second Paralympic Games appearance

Jennifer Oakes was a member of the UBCO Heat women’s volleyball team for two seasons

Jennifer Oakes (right) will be making her second appearance at the Paralympic Games with Canada's sitting volleyball team. (Contributed: UBCO Heat)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four properties downgraded from evacuation order to alert at Mount Law fire

Residents are reminded to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of the recently-discovered tiny chameleon. (Photo: Frank Glaw/Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

Morning Start: The world’s smallest reptile was first reported in 2021

Your Morning Start for Monday, Aug. 23

A photo of the recently-discovered tiny chameleon. (Photo: Frank Glaw/Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)
On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)

Lack of affordable housing leaves post-secondary students scrambling in Kelowna

Students are having a tough time finding accommodations for the upcoming school year

On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)
Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna resort refuses refund to wildfire, COVID cautious tourist

Province has discouraged travel to the Central Okanagan amid surging COVID, raging fires

Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
The project is a new mixed-use development that will combine university programming, residential, office, commercial and amenities into one space. (Unstudio)

PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

The project aims to create healthy vibrant communities by rethinking mixed-use spaces

The project is a new mixed-use development that will combine university programming, residential, office, commercial and amenities into one space. (Unstudio)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association urges tourists to postpone vacation

Exercise caution, common sense says chief executive officer

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The announcement is part of a message sent to faculty and staff from the Office of the President and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal that was published on Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Black Press file photo)

Emergency funding for UBCO students experiencing financial distress due to wildfires

$525,000 are available to provide one-time support to students in need

The announcement is part of a message sent to faculty and staff from the Office of the President and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal that was published on Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Black Press file photo)
Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)

Kelowna woman offers free food, supplies to wildfire evacuees

Kenya Thompson posted on Twitter offering to cook for families who have evacuated

Kenya Thompson was inspired to give back to her community after the Dilworth Mountain fire and after seeing her mother help with evacuation efforts in West Kelowna. (Contributed/Kenya Thompson)
Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna mayor asks tourists to think of wildfire evacuees

Mayor Gord Milsom is urging tourists to find other accommodations to free up hotels for evacuees

Mount Law wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Kelowna Capital News)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Flights delayed, cancelled at Kelowna International Airport due to wildfires

Travellers should check with airline before leaving for the airport

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

Some Interior Health long-term care homes proactively relocated due to wildfires

Families are being contacted directly and provided details of their loved one’s temporary location

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)
A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at Mount Law, White Rock Lake fires remain volatile

A detailed damage assessment will be done when it is safe to do so, say wildfire officials

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The world wasted 931 million metric tons of food in 2019, according to a United Nations estimate in the Food Waste Index Report. (Pexels)

Morning Start: The world wastes about 1 billion metric tons of food each year

Your morning start for Monday, Aug. 16

The world wasted 931 million metric tons of food in 2019, according to a United Nations estimate in the Food Waste Index Report. (Pexels)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)

New fire spotted at Cherryille outside of Vernon

The fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)