Mill Creek in Kelowna to undergo more flood-mitigation work
The six-year Mill Creek flood protection project in Kelowna began in 2021 and has a $10-million price tag. The second phase begins Monday and will include the removal of trees.
Evacuation alert rescinded for Upper Park Rill Creek wildfire in South Okanagan
The fire, estimated at 2,043 hectares, is located between Okanagan Falls and Keremeos, but is deemed to be held.
Officials attempting to identify body found in aftermath of fire near Kelowna encampment
Investigators are now working with the BC Coroner Service to determine both the cause of death and the identity of a deceased man.
4 B.C. wildland firefighters killed in head-on crash near Cache Creek
The crash between a Ford F-350 and a semi-tractor trailer, happened at 2 a.m. around one kilometre west of Juniper Beach Provincial Park on Highway 1, near Walhachin, B.C.
B.C. wildfires: Upper Park Rill Creek blaze grows in size
Not far from that fire, and located east of Keremeos, the Crater Creek remained at an estimated 44,000 hectares.
Evacuation orders rescinded for Upper Park Rill Creek Wildfire near Keremeos
The BC Wildfire Service said in its update about the fire crews and heavy equipment supported by aviation continue to make good progress on containment.
Two killings, the same day, one year apart: Why James Smith Cree Nation mourns
JSCN residents say two killings on the Labour Day weekend, a year apart, is pure coincidence, but without dealing with drug and alcohol dependency history could repeat itself.
B.C. wildfires: Evacuation orders downgraded for 161 properties in South Okanagan
The regional district says Willowbrook residents should restrict their water use. This will ensure water is available for fire crews battling the Upper Park Rill Creek wildfire.
B.C. wildfires: Crater Creek blaze near Keremeos grows to 37K hectares
The Upper Park Rill Creek blaze southeast of Okanagan Falls was still estimated at 1,090 hectares – the same size it was Friday evening.
South Okanagan fires remain out of control
Upper Park Rill wildfire near Twin Lakes is currently the more intense of two South Okanagan fires. The other, the Crater Creek wildfire in Keremeos, is also out of control.
About 500 properties on evacuation orders, alert for new fire in South Okanagan
The Upper Park Rill Creek fire was spotted Friday around 6 a.m. and is currently burning an estimated 100 hectares of land north of Oliver and Keremeos, B.C.
Money Tips Monday: Focusing on community during wildfires
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, has put together a wildfire response team to handle inquiries during this trying time.
70-year-old man killed in fall at West Vancouver’s Cypress Creek Canyon
Police said the man fell more than 60 metres into the canyon while hiking with a group in West Vancouver on Thursday.
Pumping slated to start next week to keep Cowichan River flowing amid drought
The entirety of Vancouver Island is currently rated at Drought Level 5, the highest level on B.C.'s scale, meaning "adverse impacts almost certain."
B.C. wildfires: More evacuation orders in West Kelowna dropped
Evacuation orders in the upper Shannon Woods and Tallus Ridge areas, as well as all remaining properties on Bartley Road and Rose Wood Drive have been downgraded.
Teenage girl grabbed by stranger near Edmonton school, police say
Edmonton police said Friday a girl was reportedly walking near Mill Creek Ravine Tuesday morning when a stranger came up behind her and grabbed her neck.
Malahat Highway reopens after closure near summit due to wildfire
DriveBC said Highway 1 was closed in both directions for seven kilometres between Whittaker Road and Mill Bay Road.
Police watchdog clears Hamilton officer that shot dead landlord who killed tenants
Ontario's police watchdog has ruled there was "reasonable grounds" for the officer to fire through the front door of a Stoney Creek home during a stand off.
Ex-NFLer Sergio Brown still missing after mother found dead in creek
Family members reported both Sergio and his 73-year-old mother Myrtle missing over the weekend.
Moose Lake boy, 13, charged with animal cruelty after four abused puppies found dead
A teenage boy from Mosakahiken Cree Nation is facing animal cruelty charges after a group of children allegedly abused and killed four puppies in the community.