Highlights from the week

Every Saturday, the Capital News will highlight popular stories from the week

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.

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.

He was wrong.

“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.

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