Student group says replanting trees can bring hope to community
“The main reason I did this today is because we all just need a little bit of hope,” said student Gracycn Veldoen.
Rafting and yoga resort lost to Kookipi Creek wildfire near Boston Bar
REO Rafting, Glamping and Yoga Resort’s founder and president Bryan Fogelman said his family has owned and operated the business for more than four decades.
Downton Lake wildfire evacuation order expanded Friday afternoon north of Pemberton
This includes all properties at Gun Lake, Lajoie Lake, Slim Creek, Marshall Lake, north of Carpenter Lake, Gold Bridge, Brexton, Bralorne, Tyaughton Lake, and Gun Creek Road areas.
Wildfires closed highways around B.C. with conditions expected to get worse
DriveBC says Highway 97 is also closed for about 14 kilometres between Kelowna and West Kelowna because of wildfires. Westside Road is closed in both directions
Two new evacuation orders issued as record-breaking temperatures fuel wildfires
New evacuation orders have been issued by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District amid record-breaking temperatures.
Winds, heat and lightning trigger concern as two B.C. wildfires surge
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued an evacuation order for the area southwest of Keremeos affected by two wildfires that have been burning for several weeks.
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.
20th anniversary of destructive 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire
At its peak, the fire was approximately 250 square kilometres, about double the size of Vancouver, and it displaced 33,00 people who were ordered to flee their homes.
Police identify suspect vehicle, seek 3rd suspect in killing of Surrey gurdwara president
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara just before 8:30 p.m. on June 18.
‘Now is a good time to get prepared:’ Rain puts Southern Interior back on flood watch
If you're living on Mission Creek in the Okanagan, for example, now it's probably a good time to prepare.
Wildfires sparked around B.C. as number reaches more than 320
In the last 24 hours, about 38 wildfires have been sparked in B.C. and there are now 17 wildfires of note, meaning they are highly visible or pose a threat.
Cineplex sees profit boost as Barbie, Oppenheimer create ‘unprecedented’ demand
The Toronto-based theatre giant said Thursday that its net income for the period ended June 30 towered over the $1.3 million it earned in the same period a year earlier.
Kelowna, B.C. residents warned to be careful around waterways as underpasses close
Spring runoff water levels in area creeks may rise unexpectedly and they, children and pets should stay safely back from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion.
‘Loud quitting’: When employees go ‘scorched earth’ on their companies
Loud quitting might result in exasperated, angry behaviour at the office or posting disparagingly online — but is it worth it?
UN body reaffirms threats to Wood Buffalo National Park; calls for action on oilsands
A United Nations body has affirmed earlier findings that Canada's largest national park remains under environmental threats from dams, oilsands development and climate change.
Rising water levels, rising danger along Okanagan creeks and rivers
Day said current water flows in Mission Creek are about 32 cubic meters per second--and depending on the weather forecast could go up to 100 in the next few days.
Rally held outside India consulate in wake of Surrey gurdwara murder
Sikh protesters and activists said they've gathered to raise concerns that they believe the Indian government is behind the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Sask. STARS Lottery Bonus Prize deadline lands at midnight Friday
Terry Strunk, STARS chief fundraising and brand officer, said the remote ambulance service fundraises $10.5 million each year, equalling half its overall budget.
River Forecast Centre cancels flood watch for Okanagan
Most rivers in the Nicola, Bonaparte, North Thompson, Similkameen and Okanagan regions have reached peak levels and are now receding.
Two masked suspects sought in ‘targeted’ killing of Surrey gurdwara president
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.