Summer

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

15 late summer heat records broken across B.C.

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
4 home maintenance tips to help survive the summer heat

4 home maintenance tips to help survive the summer heat

Cooling and electrical advice from a Vernon expert who’s been in business more than 20 years

  • Aug 3, 2020
4 home maintenance tips to help survive the summer heat
Campers from MacKenzie Camp’s MacKenzie Connect enjoy a pop-up campfire, complete with songs, at St. Andrew’s United Church in Enderby. (MacKenzie Connect photo)

Campfires pop up at North Okanagan alternative summer camp

MacKenzie Camp near Mabel Lake in Enderby still trying fun things for summer despite COVID-19

Campers from MacKenzie Camp’s MacKenzie Connect enjoy a pop-up campfire, complete with songs, at St. Andrew’s United Church in Enderby. (MacKenzie Connect photo)
Limited summer camps fill up fast in Vernon

Limited summer camps fill up fast in Vernon

Some options for kids opened up by Greater Vernon Recreation Services

Limited summer camps fill up fast in Vernon
(Pixabay photo)

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Non-essential travel has largely stopped all over the country

(Pixabay photo)
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Peaches and other stone fruits are the ideal addition to ice cream

  • Aug 31, 2018
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts