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A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

 

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

2 burned bodies found near Penticton shooting range deemed suspicious deaths

Remains discovered after fire broke out Sept. 15

 

After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo

Black Press Media CEO Rick O’Connor retires after 44-year career in news business

Former president and CEO of newspaper group reflects on a long and varied career in media

 

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now 111 hectares

The wildfire sparked Friday night, Sept. 2

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
LINC students at the IWC Open House in Courtenay, that was held in June 2022. Photo courtesy IWC
LINC students at the IWC Open House in Courtenay, that was held in June 2022. Photo courtesy IWC
Smoke seen near Golden Hinde on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre

Crews battle wildfires near Campbell River, in Strathcona Provincial Park

Fire on Golden Hinde largest seen on Island this year

Smoke seen near Golden Hinde on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”
Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)

Shirtless man breaks into Penticton airport; almost $30k in losses

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect

Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)
The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard

Out-of-control fire near Woss grows to 25 hectares

Remote nature of blaze prompts modified response from Coastal Fire Centre

The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied

White supremacist banner has ‘no place in Campbell River’ — RCMP

RCMP asking people to report similar incidents immediately

A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied
RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay

6 arrested after reports of shots fired in Campbell River

Dogwood Street closed for hours on Sunday morning

RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay
A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)

2 men arrested after allegedly stealing car in Kelowna then fleeing to Midway

The two men evaded police after stealing a car in Kelowna and abandoning it in Midway

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)
A small fire near Sayward was caused by lightning June 28. Photo courtesy B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Vancouver Island’s first wildfire of the season contained near Sayward

Coastal Fire Centre will be re-assessing fire bans after Canada Day long weekend

A small fire near Sayward was caused by lightning June 28. Photo courtesy B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
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