Twila Amato

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a quick summary of this week in news

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)

Four new wildfires spotted in North Okanagan

The new fires were all discovered on July 22

The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)
The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)

Fire sparks near West Kelowna’s Glenrosa neighbourhood

The fire was detected on July 22

The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)
A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)

Fire sparks just off Highway 3A outside Okanagan Falls

The fire sparked on the evening of July 22

A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)
West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

West Kelowna RCMP investigate swastika spray-painted in parking lot

The symbol was painted right behind a Jewish man’s vehicle

West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A suspicious grass fire behind the 500-block of Long Ridge Drive is under investigation. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Suspicious grass fire in Kelowna neighbourhood under investigation

Kelowna RCMP believe the fire was deliberately set

A suspicious grass fire behind the 500-block of Long Ridge Drive is under investigation. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
Yellow stop sign in Cedar Mill, Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Morning Start: Stop signs used to be yellow

Your morning start for July 20

Yellow stop sign in Cedar Mill, Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
(Twila Amato/Capital News)

2 arrested after allegedly trying to flee Kelowna RCMP in stolen vehicle

During an attempt to evade police, the suspect vehicle struck several police and civilian vehicles

(Twila Amato/Capital News)
Cailen is pictured here with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)

Canadian country star pays tribute to cousin killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Aaron Pritchett described Cailen Vilness as a ‘prince of a man’

Cailen is pictured here with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)
Security footage shows a teenager pouring flour all over the hood of a parked vehicle in Glenmore on July 14. (Jim Wilson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Teens pour flour on car, fountain in Kelowna neighbourhood

Security footage shows teens messing around at nearly 4 a.m. on July 14

Security footage shows a teenager pouring flour all over the hood of a parked vehicle in Glenmore on July 14. (Jim Wilson/Facebook)
Thirteen non-profits in the Thompson, Nicola and Okanagan received grants from Interior Savings. (Interior Savings/Contributed)

Okanagan non-profits receive Interior Savings grants

Thirteen non-profits shared $120,000 in grant funding

Thirteen non-profits in the Thompson, Nicola and Okanagan received grants from Interior Savings. (Interior Savings/Contributed)
(Pixabay)

Morning Start: Flamingos bend their legs at the ankles

Here’s your Monday morning start for July 19

(Pixabay)
Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)

Security company stands behind guard attacked in racist tirade in Kelowna

People from all over also show support for the security guard

Dr. Bonnie Henry is pictured with Anmol, who was attacked in a racist tirade earlier this week. Henry visited Trinity Baptist Church, a vaccination site last month. (Paladin Security/Twitter)
Crane Collapse in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/ Kelowna Capital News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

A quick summary of the region’s biggest stories this week

Crane Collapse in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/ Kelowna Capital News)
(Black Press Media file)

Okanagan-Shuswap, Thompson-Nicola ‘severely dry’ as drought kicks in

The severely dry conditions can have negative impacts on the ecosystem

(Black Press Media file)
A fire sparked between Peachland and Summerland on July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service dashboard)

Fire sparks between Peachland and Summerland

The fire is currently classified as out of control

A fire sparked between Peachland and Summerland on July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service dashboard)
Drawing mannequins. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: The Olympics used to include competitive art

Your morning start for July 14

Drawing mannequins. (Pixabay)
A growing memorial for the 215 remains found in Kamloops is in contravention of district bylaw. (District of Peachland)

Kamloops 215 memorial in downtown Peachland violates bylaw

Painted rocks and ornaments on trees and a shrine are not allowed in downtown

A growing memorial for the 215 remains found in Kamloops is in contravention of district bylaw. (District of Peachland)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

VIDEO: 4 dead after Kelowna crane collapse, police say

A fifth person is presumed dead, buried beneath the wreckage

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

4 people dead in Kelowna crane collapse

Three workers died on scene and another died in hospital shortly after the incident

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the day previous. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)