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A powerful statement is made at the site of the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake. (Tony Butler photo)

PHOTOS: Devastation captured from White Rock Lake wildfire

At least 85 homes, and counting, destroyed by blaze near Vernon, West Kelowna, Falkland, Monte Lake

 

A family living in the Glenrosa area goes for a stroll down Preston Road on Aug. 18 as smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Mount Law wildfire smoke billows near Glenrosa properties

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations advised residents who witness spot fires to call 9-1-1

 

A boat cruises Okanagan Lake while a helicopter buckets the White Rock Lake wildfire burning on the Westside Aug. 11. (Darren Wolf photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire B.C.’s top priority

Increased smoke visible Thursday afternoon as planned ignitions take place

A boat cruises Okanagan Lake while a helicopter buckets the White Rock Lake wildfire burning on the Westside Aug. 11. (Darren Wolf photo)
Cindy Kao plays the violin during Kelowna’s Ocean Roaring performance at Tugboat Bay Beach on Aug. 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Ocean Roaring performance at Kelowna’s Tugboat Bay Beach

The 20-minute performance had only been performed in Vancouver before

Cindy Kao plays the violin during Kelowna’s Ocean Roaring performance at Tugboat Bay Beach on Aug. 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
Chris Vilness, the father of 23-year-old Cailen Vilness, brushes a photo of his son at the vigil site. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather for vigil for Kelowna crane collapse victims

Several people took to the podium to honour and pay their respects to the five men

Chris Vilness, the father of 23-year-old Cailen Vilness, brushes a photo of his son at the vigil site. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Flower bouquets hang from a gate on St. Paul Street, with the remains of the crane still standing in the background near the site of the collapse. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Here’s what we know about the five men killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Five people died when the crane collapsed at around 11 a.m. on Monday

Flower bouquets hang from a gate on St. Paul Street, with the remains of the crane still standing in the background near the site of the collapse. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Before and after the blaze that destroyed the Village of Lytton

Images of the community 9 days after fire compared to what it looked like 3 years ago

Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)

PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
Crews continue battling a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out late on the night of Oct. 6 on the morning of Oct. 7. The restaurant, which had been in the community for more than 50 years, was a total loss. Owners Mike and Chris Koutsantonis plan to rebuild, though how or when is still to be determined. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

2020 in photos: A year through the lenses of the Kelowna Capital News

As the year draws to a close, the Capital News is featuring its best photos of the year

Crews continue battling a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out late on the night of Oct. 6 on the morning of Oct. 7. The restaurant, which had been in the community for more than 50 years, was a total loss. Owners Mike and Chris Koutsantonis plan to rebuild, though how or when is still to be determined. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Travis Hirlaka, Vernon

PHOTOS: Sunrise paints Okanagan skies

Residents in the Okanagan captured stunning shots of a colourful start to Saturday

Travis Hirlaka, Vernon
A great blue heron catches some rays on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, March 18, as it treks slowly along the still-frozen waters of Cools Pond in the BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Heron basks in Okanagan sunshine

Great blue heron wandering the frozen waters of Cools Pond in the BX during a sunny Wednesday outing

A great blue heron catches some rays on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, March 18, as it treks slowly along the still-frozen waters of Cools Pond in the BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A Vernon resident spotted a wolf stalking deer at Adventure Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 4. (Ron Gray photo)

PHOTOS: Wolf sighting in Vernon?

Resident Ron Gray said he spotted a wolf near Adventure Bay Tuesday afternoon

A Vernon resident spotted a wolf stalking deer at Adventure Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 4. (Ron Gray photo)