Summer

Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at multiple Interior Health facilities in the Okanagan

Interior Health has declared the outbreaks in Penticton, Summerland and Kelowna

 

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

 

Kelowna Dachshund Club

Kelowna wieners know how to keep cool, they jump in the pool

On July 24 the Kelowna Dauschund Group gathered for a pool paw-ty

 

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

2 dead in Abbotsford crash connected to Summerland bodies in burned car: RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is now investigating

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
Cover up to avoid a burn this weekend (File Photo)

Don’t get burned: Sunny skies across the Okanagan this weekend

The UV index will be ‘very high’ this July 17 and 17

Cover up to avoid a burn this weekend (File Photo)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society and Friends of Rose Swan Ecosystem Society joined up for a solstice hike June 26. (Contributed)

Solstice steps: Armstrong groups team up for night hike

Trails Society and Rose Swanson group team up for ‘a first for many’

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society and Friends of Rose Swan Ecosystem Society joined up for a solstice hike June 26. (Contributed)
Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)

Dog ambassadors are paw-trolling the Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan Dog Ambassadors are out to keep people safe and educated

Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)
Downtown’s 30th Avenue was blocked off for most of last summer and could be again this year. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Survey says yes to downtown Vernon summer closure

A plan and financial request is expected to be presented to council in May

  • Apr 11, 2022
Downtown’s 30th Avenue was blocked off for most of last summer and could be again this year. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.

Ash and smoke is hard on machines, too. Inspect before you restart!

Furnace checks and other home maintenance tips for DIYers this fall

  • Aug 23, 2021
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.

Ice on the A/C is a sign of stress! Here’s what homeowners need to know

In unrelenting heat and smoke, watch for these signs that your air conditioner is struggling

  • Jul 26, 2021
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.
The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)

Kids taught life lessons at Revelstoke skate camp

The sold-out skate camp came to an end on Friday

The stoke was high at this summer’s first skate camp. (Photo: Madelaine Duff)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Weather alert lifted, but heat still on for Okanagan-Shuswap: Environment Canada

Environment Canada meteorologist says we’re not quite out of the woods yet

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Excessive levels of E. coli at Penticton’s Okanagan Beach prompts warning

Five times the acceptable amount of E. coli was found in the water at Okanagan Beach

A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Closure of the 2900 block of 30th Avenue will allow restaurants and other businesses to extend their patios onto the street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Green light given to downtown Vernon road closure

Single block of 30th Avenue to close over summer months to boost business

Closure of the 2900 block of 30th Avenue will allow restaurants and other businesses to extend their patios onto the street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Aerial Adventure Park will open June 19. (Tom Poole photo)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s pipe coaster opening June 4

Other summer attractions will be opening June 19

Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Aerial Adventure Park will open June 19. (Tom Poole photo)
The highly popular MacKenzie Camp on Mabel Lake will be open in the summer for day camps and family getaways, all COVID-safe. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan camp to run this summer

MacKenzie Camp on Mabel Lake will feature day camps and family getaways

The highly popular MacKenzie Camp on Mabel Lake will be open in the summer for day camps and family getaways, all COVID-safe. (Photo submitted)