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  1. We are getting reports of a crash on Drought Hill north or Peachland. Callers into Okanagan Oldies 103.9 say a truck has flipped into the ditch off of the northbound lanes. The incident occurred near the top of the S-Turn. There is no indication on the extent of any injuries suffered in th...
  2. The Penticton Fire Department is giving back to the community with their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser during the coming weekend. It takes place at the south end of Gyro Park, and is purposely timed to coincide with the Peach City Beach Cruise and the Elvis Festival. "It's $7,...
  3. The province is heating up, and with the rising temperatures comes increased risk of wildfires. The Kamloops Fire Centre is imposing a ban on open burns larger than a campfire starting this weekend. The ban will go into effect at noon on Friday. It will remain in effect until until Oct. 15,...
  4. UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. A dirt biker airlifted from the Bear Creek area Thursday suffered internal injuries. A COSAR team member says the man was rushed to hospital after the crash, but will be alright. He apparently crashed hard and rolled, breaking the dirtbike. The rider was treated by a te...
  5. A cyclist was struck in a West Kelowna roundabout Thursday afternoon. The collision happened about 3:30 p.m. at the Webber-Lower Glenrosa road roundabout. The cyclist was injured, although the extent of those injuries is not known. Police, firefighters and paramedics all responded to the sc...
  6. The City of Penticton will be moving quickly on its plan to track down unlicensed short-term vacation rentals, says the Mayor. This week city council directed staff to hire an outside firm to scrape websites like Airbnb and VRBO for short-term vacation rentals operating in the city without a busi...
  7. A small spot has sparked dangerously close to residences at Kelowna's UBC Okanagan campus. The fire, which may have been caused by a lightning strike, is downhill from a residential condo block, just south of the campus. The Kelowna Fire Department is currently on scene, stationed along Jo...
  8. UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been lifted for the Central Okanagan. Environment Canada ended the alert at 3:09 p.m. ORIGINAL: 7 a.m. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Okanagan Valley, including Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton....
  9. The City of Kelowna didn't have to look far to find its new top bureaucrat. Doug Gilchrist, the city's director of real estate, has been selected as the new city manager. Gilchrist, who has spent the last 14 years with the city, replaces Ron Mattiussi, who retired at the end of March. ...
  10. A water quality advisory has been lifted for all City of Kelowna water utility customers. In consultation with Interior Health, drinking water from city intakes has been monitored, tested, and is consistently showing good results. The initial advisory was issued on May 15 due to increased tur...