Black Press Media Staff

Water bombers arrive to douse spot fire off Highway 33

Lightning strikes and smoke began to billow from the trees

Coroner reports decrease in suicide rates across B.C.

Numbers dropped below 600 deaths per year for the first time since 2013

A rainy July is normal for the Okanagan

Rainy days in July haven’t been seen since before 2014

Kids pumped to participate in Piccolofondo in South Okanagan

“You go harder when you are with other people than when you are by yourself,” said Sidney Swierenga

Bear cubs likely hit by vehicle, left on road in Bella Coola

The cubs were discovered on June 30 on Thorsen Creek Road

Ferry hair, don’t care? BC Ferries offers prizes for best photos

Contest rewards passengers for #FerryHair photos

Kawhi Leonard coming to Vancouver for NBA preseason game

Leonard and the Clippers will take on the Dallas Mavericks in a preseason game at Rogers Arena

South Okanagan fire department warns of bogus fundraising campaign

Anyone who receives a call should contact the RCMP and Canadian Anti-fraud Centre

Two inmates escape B.C.’s William Head prison

Correctional Service of Canada working with Victoria police to find James Busch and Zachary Armitage

Affordable housing units open in Penticton

A partnership between the province, the city of Penticton and the Penticton…

UPDATE: Westside crashes cause heavy southbound delays on Bennett Bridge

A two vehicle crash stalls traffic on Highway 97

Motorbike and car collide in Kelowna

The motorbike rider was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

West Vancouver cops tangle with 300 drunk youths on Canada Day

One officer was punched in the face. Two young people were arrested.

Alleged baby-snatcher to plead guilty in Kelowna

Harold Giffen Clarkson Nyren will appear in court on July 23

Event paired wines and steam train in Summerland

Grand Sommelier Express was organized by Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive

BC Ferries to roll out anti-abuse notices at terminals as workers’ union speaks out

Union says 82 per cent of workers have been abused

B.C. introduces more efficient waitlists, choices for seniors care homes

Seniors waiting for a longterm care assessment can now wait for it at home

Update: Fire crews respond to small grass fire at residence in Summerland

Emergency services responded to a reported fire in Kurado Place just before 3 p.m.