Morning brief: March 8

Headlines from around the Okanagan and Shuswap

Residents in the Okanagan and Shuswap woke up to snow Thursday morning.

The snow is causing some issues on highway passes.

RELATED: Snowfall warning in effect for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Today marks International Women’s Day and in Kelowna men and women are being asked to gather in Stuart Park and be part of a global movement “Her Time to Thrive.” The event is expected to kick off about 11:45 a.m .with a proclamation from Mayor Colin Basran.

RELATED: It’s International Women’s Day — here’s what you can do

The search for a Sun Peaks man who disappeared while walking home about three weeks ago is continuing and volunteers from B.C. and Alberta are joining Ryan Shtuka’s family to look for the missing 20-year-old. Salmon Arm’s Victoria Skofteby was one of those volunteers who took her dog Stella up to Sun Peaks to join in the effort.

RELATED: Search for Ryan Shtuka goes on

The Penticton Vees completed their sweep of the Coquitlam Express with a 2-1 win Wednesday night, advancing to the second round where they will play the Trail Smoke Eaters. That game will take place in Penticton on Friday, March 16.

RELATED: Penticton Vees sweep Coquitlam Express

It may come as no surprise as winter doesn’t seem to want to quit— Silver Star Resort had a record year with the most snow falling in 68 years

The resort has an alpine snow base of 266 centimetres, 209 cm in the village and a cumulative base of 637 cm.

RELATED: Record snowfall year at SilverStar

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Lightning strikes West Kelowna condo

Fire crews were called to a building on Carrington Road Tuesday night

UPDATE: Smoke rising from Okanagan Mountain Park hills

Lightning may have sparked a fire in the hills across from Peachland

Lightning strikes across B.C. Interior

Residents are being asked to go inside until last rumble of thunder

Update: Lightning sparks blaze above Summerland

Firefighters are battling the small fire from the area that occurred Tuesday shortly after 7 p.m.

UPDATE: Crews battle wildfire near Big White Road

Joe Rich Fire Department responding alongside Big White Fire Department and provincial crews.

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Lightning sparks wildfires in Vernon

Tuesday night storm causes wildfire in BX and residential fire in East Hill

Crash closes Highway 5A in both directions

A collision has shut down Highway 5A about 22 kilometres south of the junction with Highway 97C

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Pike Mountain fire continues to grow – quadruples in 24 hours

Fire threatens area consumed in 2017 by a 3,500 hectare blaze

Vernon Knights hire Van Horlick

New head coach of Junior B franchise in Armstrong

St. Albert knocks down Canadians

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One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

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