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The area between Pandosy Street and KLO Road remains cordoned off as RCMP investigate a suspected targeted shooting that sent two men to the hospital on Saturday, July 31. (Jef Hill/Contributed)

Explosive device found at site of Kelowna shooting that sent 2 men to hospital

Mounties continue to investigate alleged targeted shooting that happened on Saturday, July 31.

The area between Pandosy Street and KLO Road remains cordoned off as RCMP investigate a suspected targeted shooting that sent two men to the hospital on Saturday, July 31. (Jef Hill/Contributed)
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, participates in a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, participates in a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Smoky skies at The Peach Ice Cream Shop in Penticton on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western News)

Heat warning ends for the Okanagan

Smoky skies will still impact the region, however

Smoky skies at The Peach Ice Cream Shop in Penticton on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold, which has resulted in a handful of evacuation orders and alerts, is anticipated to grow in size over the next 24 hours after aggressive overnight growth Sunday, Aug. 1. (BC Wilfire Service aerial photo)

Growth anticipated for White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold

Fire listed at approximately 24,000 hectares in size will get bigger in next 24 hours due to aggressive growth overnight

The White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold, which has resulted in a handful of evacuation orders and alerts, is anticipated to grow in size over the next 24 hours after aggressive overnight growth Sunday, Aug. 1. (BC Wilfire Service aerial photo)
The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (Black Press file photo)

Delta variant accounts for majority of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior

Eighty-nine per cent of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior were the Delta variant

The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (Black Press file photo)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
Officers swarmed Pandosy Street near KLO Road on Saturday evening, July 31. (DanRyan F de Guzman/Facebook)

Targeted shooting in Kelowna sends 2 to hospital

Shots rang out near a stretch of businesses on Pandosy Street Saturday evening

Officers swarmed Pandosy Street near KLO Road on Saturday evening, July 31. (DanRyan F de Guzman/Facebook)
As of Saturday July 31, 2021, the fire has grown to 8,170 hectares. Photo Facebook
As of Saturday July 31, 2021, the fire has grown to 8,170 hectares. Photo Facebook
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold grows to 24,000 hectares

All evacuation orders and alerts issued due to the wildfire are still in effect

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Voting for what animal should be carved out of a tree stump on Main Street in Sicamous resulted in a close race that finished on July 31, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)

Bear to be carved out of tree stump with chainsaw on Main Street in Sicamous

The kids of Sicamous voted for the animal they wanted to be carved

Voting for what animal should be carved out of a tree stump on Main Street in Sicamous resulted in a close race that finished on July 31, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)
The Momich Lake wildfire is burning across an estimated 6500 hectares as of July 31, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)

Momich Lake wildfire in Shuswap burning across an estimated 6,500 hectares

Nearby properties remain on evacuation alert as the blaze grows

The Momich Lake wildfire is burning across an estimated 6500 hectares as of July 31, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)
Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews at Brenda Creek wildfire preparing for changing winds, increased fire behaviour

The fire remains at an estimated size of 824 hectares and continues to burn out of control

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

Two Mile wildfire fight going well despite tough terrain, smoke: Sicamous fire chief

Fire chief Brett Ogino reminds public Highway 97A is closed for their safety

On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
Highway 1 over Rogers Pass yesterday. (Facebook)
File photo of Highway 1 over Rogers Pass.

Report lists Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden as Canada’s most deadly road

The report found that 38 fatal crashes occurred on that stretch between 2004 and 2013

Highway 1 over Rogers Pass yesterday. (Facebook)
File photo of Highway 1 over Rogers Pass.
Joel Eric Carlson. (Vernon RCMP)

Vernon RCMP investigation leads to arrest of former Kamloops man charged with numerous counts of sexual assault

Joel Eric Carlson is facing 11 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault

Joel Eric Carlson. (Vernon RCMP)
(Pixabay photo)

2021 Okanagan Comedy Festival coming to Kelowna in August

The lineup features seven comedians from across Canada

(Pixabay photo)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire as of July 28. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos continues to grow northwards

High fire activity is expected on Saturday and overnight

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire as of July 28. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Salmon Arm’s SASCU Recreation Centre has been the base of operation for Interior Health’s local COVID-19 immunization efforts. (File photo)

‘Now is the time to be urgent’: Salmon Arm mayor wants vaccination numbers higher

Revelstoke leads Interior towns in terms of population vaccinated, Vernon and Salmon Arm rates lower

Salmon Arm’s SASCU Recreation Centre has been the base of operation for Interior Health’s local COVID-19 immunization efforts. (File photo)
(The Canadian Press photo)
(The Canadian Press photo)