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BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)

Kelowna’s BNA, Skinny Duke’s to remain closed to stop spread of COVID-19

The two restaurants voluntarily closed on Tuesday, July 27 due to recent COVID-19 exposures

BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)
The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap wildfires grow hundreds of hectares

The Hunakwa and Two Mile fires both grew on July 29 according to the CSRD

The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)
A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)
The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)

RCMP make early morning arrest of alleged Summerland arsonist

The man was reportedly spotted by witnesses walking from one of the fires with a gas can

The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)
Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)

RCMP want public’s help locating trailer stolen in Salmon Arm

Two suspects observed at RV dealership between 4 and 5 a.m. July 25

Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)
The body of a 27-year-old man was recovered from White Lake on July 29, after he went missing while swimming the day prior. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP recover body of international student who drowned while swimming at White Lake

Police say group attempted to rescue 27-year-old man but was unsuccessful

The body of a 27-year-old man was recovered from White Lake on July 29, after he went missing while swimming the day prior. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Multiple reports of Canadians being barred entry to countries due to their mixed vaccinations

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.’s new quarantine exemptions

English and Scottish governments did not provide a reason for why Canada was not included

Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein
An exile Tibetan teacher invigilates as students write their half-yearly exams at the Tibetan Children’s Village Day School in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, July 29, 2021. The students have been attending classes online but appeared for the exam in-person. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
An exile Tibetan teacher invigilates as students write their half-yearly exams at the Tibetan Children’s Village Day School in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, July 29, 2021. The students have been attending classes online but appeared for the exam in-person. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Sicamous’ landfill will be closed until further notice due to the Two Mile Road wildfire. (File photo)

Sicamous landfill to remain closed until further notice

Temporary waste transfer station by the Sicamous Curling Rink will remain in place

Sicamous’ landfill will be closed until further notice due to the Two Mile Road wildfire. (File photo)
Pathways

Penticton councillor wants Interior Health to return Pathways funding

Coun. James Miller’s letter will be debated at the next council meeting

Pathways
The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Cool Creek wildfire.

Evacuation alert issued for Cool Creek wildfire

Those living near Cathedral Provincial Park are placed on alert

Cool Creek wildfire.
Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.

‘Give crews space’: Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages on

Residents are reminded to stay away from the fire camp at Nk’Mip Creek

Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire, July 26.
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Penticton calls for another 2 new RCMP officers

Council voted down the mayor’s request of five officers

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Accused killer a no-show during Kelowna Canada Day manslaughter trial

Nathan Truant remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing

Nathan Truant sits outside the Kelowna courthouse during a break on March 8, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)