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Tom Dennehy, seen int his photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. (Contributed)

Body of man who drowned saving dog in Osoyoos Lake found

Tom Dennehy drowned trying to rescue one of his dogs

Tom Dennehy, seen int his photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. (Contributed)
This year the Peach Fest Peach Bin races are named after Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot and communications officer Capt. Jennifer Casey who lost her life flying above Kamloops in May 2020. Casey competed in the 2019 Peach Bin Races on the Snowbirds team.

Penticton Peach Fest Peach Bin races named after Snowbird pilot Jenn Casey

Casey competed in the Peach Bin races in 2019 with the Snowbirds team

This year the Peach Fest Peach Bin races are named after Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot and communications officer Capt. Jennifer Casey who lost her life flying above Kamloops in May 2020. Casey competed in the 2019 Peach Bin Races on the Snowbirds team.
BC Wildfire Services posted this picture of the sunrise on Highway 3A Wednesday after a difficult night protecting homes and powerlines from Keremeos Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

Another 40 properties put on evacuation alert for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Regional District issued the alerts for Grand Oro Road and 2 Highway 3A homes

BC Wildfire Services posted this picture of the sunrise on Highway 3A Wednesday after a difficult night protecting homes and powerlines from Keremeos Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
BC Wildfire crews work on the Keremeos Creek fire along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire)

Highway 3A re-opens

Highway 3A between Keremeos and Kaleden has re-opened in both directions on…

BC Wildfire crews work on the Keremeos Creek fire along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire)
Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)

Highway 3A closes due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

DriveBC has no estimated time of re-opening

Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight Pentiction-area wildfire

Snowmaking guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
The Keremeos Creek Fire is getting closer to Highway 3A. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

UPDATE; Keremeos Creek wildfire burning closer to Highway 3A

The entire Apex Mountain village was put on evacuation alert Saturday night

The Keremeos Creek Fire is getting closer to Highway 3A. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)

Apex Mountain Village under evacuation alert, new evacuations ordered

‘Aggressive’ wildfire near Penticton has grown to over 440 hectares

Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)

Aggressive wildfire prompts evacuation orders near Penticton

The RDOS issued the evacuation order at 9:30 p.m. Friday night

The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)
Penticton firefighters investigate the fire at the Penticton Fairfield by Marriott on July 25. (Mike Biden photo)

Penticton hotel fire evacuees left to find own accommodations, vacations cut short

Fairfield Marriott says they haven’t communicated with guests because systems were down

Penticton firefighters investigate the fire at the Penticton Fairfield by Marriott on July 25. (Mike Biden photo)
Sherry Moffatt took this picture of the Mount Hawthorne fire in Kaleden when it first started on July 26. (Facebook)

Lightning-caused wildfire near Penticton is being held

BC Wildfire crews remain on site but the 1.4 hectare blaze has no new growth

Sherry Moffatt took this picture of the Mount Hawthorne fire in Kaleden when it first started on July 26. (Facebook)
New fire near Kaleden on the west side of Skaha Lake Tuesday. (BC Wildfire)

UPDATE: Wildfire sparks in Okanagan Falls

Air tankers attacking the fire on the west side of Skaha Lake

New fire near Kaleden on the west side of Skaha Lake Tuesday. (BC Wildfire)
Osoyoos Lake. File photo

Man presumed drowned trying to rescue his dog on Osoyoos Lake

The 41-year-old Oliver man was last seen swimming with his dog on his back

Osoyoos Lake. File photo
Two BC Wildfire helicopters quickly attacked a growing grass fire above a Sage Mesa neighbourhood. The .75 hectare fire was brought under control by Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

BC Wildfire declares grass fire under control near Penticton

Penticton Fire fielded 30 calls about the .75 hectare blaze above Sage Mesa homes

Two BC Wildfire helicopters quickly attacked a growing grass fire above a Sage Mesa neighbourhood. The .75 hectare fire was brought under control by Monday evening. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The grass fire above the KVR Trail near the Pine Hills golf course near Penticton can be seen from Okanagan Lake beach on Monday. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Fire crews make good progress on blaze Sage Mesa homes

Over 30 calls have come in for a fire near Pine Hills golf course in Sage Mesa

The grass fire above the KVR Trail near the Pine Hills golf course near Penticton can be seen from Okanagan Lake beach on Monday. (Facebook)
Ultraman Canada, a gruelling 3-day multi-sport race came through South Okanagan this weekend setting a new record with top three in the standings being all females. (Holly Dunlop)

New record may be set at gruelling Ultraman Canada in South Okanagan

Top three in the standings of 3-day endurance race are all female

Ultraman Canada, a gruelling 3-day multi-sport race came through South Okanagan this weekend setting a new record with top three in the standings being all females. (Holly Dunlop)
Semi truck and trailer failed to make the hairpin curve on Anarchist Mountain Sunday night. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept.)

Semi-truck trailer full of frozen chicken crashes on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos

The semi trailer driver failed to negotiate a hairpin curve

Semi truck and trailer failed to make the hairpin curve on Anarchist Mountain Sunday night. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept.)
According to BC Wildfire, lightning caused to fires to spark near Princeton July 23. (BC Wildfire)

Lightning strikes cause 2 fires near Princeton

BC Wildfire lists the 2 fires as under 0.10 hectares

According to BC Wildfire, lightning caused to fires to spark near Princeton July 23. (BC Wildfire)
David Pennylegion volunteers his time to clean up the riverbed of the busy Penticton channel where floaters leave behind plenty of garbage. He says he does it because this river is an important salmon run. (Youtube)

WATCH: Diver cleans up Penticton channel, posts underwater adventure to Youtube

David Pennylegion says he cleans up river bed for the fragile salmon population

David Pennylegion volunteers his time to clean up the riverbed of the busy Penticton channel where floaters leave behind plenty of garbage. He says he does it because this river is an important salmon run. (Youtube)