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Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

More evac alerts issued as Mount Law wildfire grows to 200 hectares near West Kelowna

More than 1,900 homes in West Kelowna, Peachland and RDCO are on alert; 460 ordered evacuated

Smoke from the Mt. Law fire near Peachland. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)

Evacuation order extended to Irish Creek Road in Armstrong

Residents in the area should leave their homes immediately and bring their pets and important items

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)
Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Evacuees who are COVID-19 positive should contact health authority, says OKIB

The health authority will secure lodging and food services

Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Three more long-term care facilities in Kelowna declare COVID-19 outbreaks

Five elderly care facilities in Kelowna are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Drought conditions in the rest of the Southern Interior increased in severity throughout July due to extremely low precipitation compared to normal, according to Agriculture Canada.
Drought conditions in the rest of the Southern Interior increased in severity throughout July due to extremely low precipitation compared to normal, according to Agriculture Canada.
Deanna Cowens joined in the demand for better conditions for Kelowna’s homeless in a press conference staged in 2019 by the advocacy group the Alliance Against Displacement. (Photo: Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Kelowna awarded $3.2 million grant to tackle homelessness

The grant comes after emergency shelter operations had to be reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Deanna Cowens joined in the demand for better conditions for Kelowna’s homeless in a press conference staged in 2019 by the advocacy group the Alliance Against Displacement. (Photo: Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Conspiracy theorists take over Interior Health COVID-19 town hall

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix fielded several questions about debunked vaccine conspiracies

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Banned from Kelowna Pride events, MP refuses to apologize for conversion therapy vote

Kelowna Pride has banned Tracy Gray from participating after her vote against conversion therapy ban

Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)

6 structures west of Vernon damaged by White Rock Lake fire

The structures are on four properties in the Bouleau Lake area

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)
Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

COVID benefits to blame for lacking employment, says Kelowna West MLA

Ben Stewart’s winery recently listed a job working 60-plus hours a week at minimum wage

Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his election victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
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Morning Start: A narwhal’s tusk can reveal its past living conditions

Your Morning Start for Tuesday, Aug. 10

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A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoke and heat coming to Okanagan valley

Environment Canada issued special air quality and weather statements on Monday, Aug. 9

A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Rob Mercer and his family. (Contributed/GoFundMe)

Kelowna man who walked 215 km for residential school survivors in ICU with COVID

An online fundraiser has launched to support Rob Mercer’s family

Rob Mercer and his family. (Contributed/GoFundMe)
Harbour Ridge will be providing a variety of rental housing units that are 30 per cent below the median household income for the area. (Contributed/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

More affordable rental units coming to West Kelowna

Harbour Ridge will provide 120 units that have rents below the median household income for the area

Harbour Ridge will be providing a variety of rental housing units that are 30 per cent below the median household income for the area. (Contributed/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

UBCO-developed technology opens door to personalized antibiotic therapy

The new method aims to make personalized antibiotic therapy more accessible and affordable

The new technology was developed by assistant professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Application (OMEGA) Lab. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
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Morning Start: A man survived two atomic bombs

Your Morning Start for Monday, Aug. 9

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A photo of the Mt. Miller fire on Friday, Aug. 5. (BC Wildfire Services)

Mt. Miller wildfire near Glenrosa being held

BC Wildfire Services responded to the blaze on Friday, Aug. 5

A photo of the Mt. Miller fire on Friday, Aug. 5. (BC Wildfire Services)