Okanagan

The Pennask Summit of the Okanagan Connector is expecting two centimetres of snow on Thursday night, Sept. 28. (DriveBC)

Snow in the forecast for Okanagan Connector

Up to two centimetres of snow could fall on the highway by Friday morning

 

Wild Goat Surf, a movie filmed in Penticton, is set to premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 29. (Caitlyn Sponheimer/Facebook)

Penticton-based film selected to premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival

The movie will also be shown at the Calgary International Film Festival

 

The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Uzelman: The Bank of Canada ‘is likely done with rate hikes’

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023

 

Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
Dine Around Victoria. AdobeStock

Dine Around Happy Hour comes to B.C. restaurants

The series will run until Sept. 30

Dine Around Victoria. AdobeStock
The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘Not an easy ride’: Mounties turn the pedals on 10 day Okanagan excursion

The 22nd annual Cops for Kids ride started Sept. 8 in Kelowna

The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
 The Cops for Kids annual charity ride started in Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 8 and is going around the southeast of B.C. to raise money for kids dealing with a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 8, 2023
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
What is left of the garden and chicken coop at a property on Bear Creek Road, West Kelowna after the McDougall Creek Wildfire swept through the area. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

‘Absolutely untrue’: West Kelowna Fire Chief on claims that homes were left to burn

The McDougall Creek wildfire’s behaviour was too aggressive for air support in the early days

What is left of the garden and chicken coop at a property on Bear Creek Road, West Kelowna after the McDougall Creek Wildfire swept through the area. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Before and after photos of the property loss resulting from the Lytton fire in 2021. The wildfire killed two people and destroyed 90 per cent of the town. (File photo)

Lytton fire survivor faces emotional journey

Meghan Fandrich turned to writing to confront her post-fire trauma

Before and after photos of the property loss resulting from the Lytton fire in 2021. The wildfire killed two people and destroyed 90 per cent of the town. (File photo)
Bylaw asking people to move on after sleeping under the awning at the Pandosy Street Interior Health building on March 6. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

253 overdose deaths in first 7 months of 2023: Interior Health

Many patients are having three times the difficulty accessing services

Bylaw asking people to move on after sleeping under the awning at the Pandosy Street Interior Health building on March 6. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
Calvin Barr from the Okanagan’s Luxury Lake Tours has launched a new water taxi service from Peachland to Summerland, as Highway 97 remains closed due to a rockslide. (Submitted/Luxury Lake Tours)

Okanagan Lake water taxi arrives as rockslide keeps Highway 97 closed

Luxury Lake Tours can take people from Peachland to Summerland

Calvin Barr from the Okanagan’s Luxury Lake Tours has launched a new water taxi service from Peachland to Summerland, as Highway 97 remains closed due to a rockslide. (Submitted/Luxury Lake Tours)
Sx Penticton search and rescue specialists and a Topflight helicopter had the difficult task of recovering the body of a hiker on McIntyre Bluffs in OK Falls. (Penticton & District Search & Rescue photo)

Hiker’s body recovered from mountain above Okanagan Falls

Penticton Search and Rescue along with a helicopter had the difficult task of recovery

Sx Penticton search and rescue specialists and a Topflight helicopter had the difficult task of recovering the body of a hiker on McIntyre Bluffs in OK Falls. (Penticton & District Search & Rescue photo)
West Kelowna residents who lost their home and suffered property damage that’s unlivable will receive a phone call from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations for a bus service to be able to go view their property. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

‘Stressful situation’: West Kelowna property owners to tour wildfire damage

All evacuation orders and alerts remain in place

West Kelowna residents who lost their home and suffered property damage that’s unlivable will receive a phone call from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations for a bus service to be able to go view their property. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
Smoky skies have plagued the Okanagan for weeks due to wildfires in the area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Smoky skies cloud B.C. air quality

Another advisory in place for several regions of province

Smoky skies have plagued the Okanagan for weeks due to wildfires in the area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Smoke settles over Okanagan Lake Saturday, Aug. 26 with Fintry in the background. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Air quality advisory continues for much of B.C.

Smoky skies bulletin issued Monday, Aug. 28

Smoke settles over Okanagan Lake Saturday, Aug. 26 with Fintry in the background. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Clarke Creek wildfire in Lake Country continues to burn into Tuesday, Aug. 22, remaining at 360 hectares. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

No change seen in Clarke Creek wildfire in Lake Country

The fire remains held at 360 hectares

The Clarke Creek wildfire in Lake Country continues to burn into Tuesday, Aug. 22, remaining at 360 hectares. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Devastating from a burn home caused by the Walroy Lake wildfire in Kelowna, Aug. 24, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Minimal weekend growth for Walroy Lake wildfire in north Kelowna

The temperature is expected to reach 32C on Aug. 28, which may cause fire activity to increase

Devastating from a burn home caused by the Walroy Lake wildfire in Kelowna, Aug. 24, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Planned ignition work on the McDougall Creek wildfire, near West Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Rest of West Kelowna’s Smith Creek allowed to head home

Protecting properties continues to be a priority for fire crews on Aug. 28

Planned ignition work on the McDougall Creek wildfire, near West Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)