Michael Rodriguez

A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)

Kamloops homes evacuated twice in 1 night due to lightning-sparked wildfire

City of Kamloops rescinded evacuation order, reinstated it an hour later

A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)A lightning-caused wildfire in Kamloops’ Juniper Ridge neighbourhood on July 1, 2021. (@sarah_sandholm/Twitter)
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Skeetchestn Indian Band issues evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The fire is still estimated at 31,000 hectares, but smoke impairment is restricting the ability to properly assess the fire’s size

The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)

BREAKING: Footage shows homes, buildings up in flames as wildfire races through Lytton

Mayor says fire came up in minutes and is sweeping through the community

Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire north of Kamloops grows to 20,000 hectares, 136 properties evacuated

The fire has more than quadrupled in size since this afternoon

Sparks Lake wildfire on Tuesday, June 29. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital declared over

Three people tested positive for the virus — two patients and one staff — one of whom died

Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)
Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)

Liberal health critic brings petition to B.C Legislature to nix mask mandate in schools

Renee Merrifield brought up the matter on behalf of an organization of 4,500 parents across B.C.

Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. (Contributed)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Interior Health top doctor released on bail after sex crimes charges involving child

Dr. Albert de Villiers was arrested on two Alberta charges in Kelowna on Tuesday

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Child sex crimes charges against Interior’s top doc won’t impact pandemic response: Dix

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Interior Health’s top doctor charged with sex crimes against child in Alberta

Dr. Albert de Villiers was arrested in Kelowna on two Alberta charges

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Interior B.C. care homes awarded national grant

The funding will support the Interior’s 70 care homes, helping to strengthen future pandemic response

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Settlement reached in UBCO wellness check between Kelowna RCMP, Mona Wang

Mona Wang sued the RCMP after a rough wellness check in January 2020

Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)

Kelowna Mountie previously charged in rough arrest faces domestic assault charge

Const. Siggy Pietrzak remains suspended with pay as he faces two criminal charges, internal review

A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)
Lynnae Erick and her daugher. (Lynnae Erick/Facebook)

Family dismayed as social media falsely ties Kelowna mom’s death to COVID-19 vaccine

Lynnae Erick died a week after her COVID jab, eliciting false claims the vaccine was responsible

Lynnae Erick and her daugher. (Lynnae Erick/Facebook)
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

40 more cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

B.C. reported a total of 250 new cases Wednesday, the lowest daily total since October

Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Australian man living in Kelowna faces hate speech charge for alleged threatening video

Kibwe Ngoie-Ntombe faces several charges for alleged threats made to the Katanga region of the Congo

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reviewing rough arrest after video shared on social media

The video shows an officer punching a man while arresting him for allegedly driving a stolen car

Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A woman wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as she walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

54 more cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Thirty-two people in the region are in hospital with the virus, 11 of them in intensive care

A woman wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as she walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A syringe is loaded with COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

67 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Thirty people in the region are hospitalized with the virus, 11 of whom are intensive care

A syringe is loaded with COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward