Every Saturday, the Capital News will provide you with stories from the week.
1. An Alberta man received a hefty fine last Saturday for lighting a campfire on Dilworth Mountain.
On July 22 at 9:37 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP were contacted by the Kelowna Fire Department with a request for assistance as fire crews responded to a report of flames visible in the forested area below homes on Dilworth Mountain.
2. The Okanagan Rail Trail is coming along.
The Rail Trail Interjurisdictional Development Team unveiled a one-kilometre test section of the trail Saturday that has been developed over the past two weeks by Sureway Construction.
The trail has been widened with a smoother surface added in the section between McCarthy Road and Lodge Road in Lake Country.
Reminder: Tomorrow is our Rail Trail Showcase, 9-12, McCarthy Road Lake Country https://t.co/RRWibMh1st
— Okanagan Rail Trail (@okrailtrail) July 29, 2017
3. One Kelowna senior was able to find shelter after his home burnt down during a fire on Truswell Road.
Michael Sieux thought his life would only get worse when his home burned to a cinder and he was left without an address.
“Out of the blue a young couple said they would make room for me in their home and give me a place to sleep,” said Sieux, Wednesday, while spending time in his new backyard.
4. The Lake Country fire was intentionally set, according to RCMP.