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BC Wildfire Service added two new wildfires to its wildfire map northwest of Seymour Arm Wednesday night, Aug. 17, one at Humamilt Lake and the other farther west in the area of Momich Lakes Provincial Park near Adams Lake. (BC Wildfire Service)

Two new wildfires sparked northwest of Shuswap Lake

One located near Humamilt Lake, another in the area of Momich Lakes Provincial Park

A $21,000 grant request to buy a shock pulse urology machine for Penticton Regional Hospital was denied by city council. (File photo)

Penticton hospital won’t be getting a kidney stone machine for now

City council denied SOS Medical Foundation’s grant request to help fund the equipment

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Physicists and business figures gather in Vancouver to crack theory of everything

Thinkers trying to reconcile incompatible theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Majority of Canadians believe sexual misconduct a major issue in youth hockey

Hockey Canada dealing with the fallout of a scandal over its handling of sexual assault allegations

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)

UPDATE: Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil owns the court in Vancouver

Local wins first round match against Felipe Meligeni Alves of Brazil

(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)
Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed

Stolen rowboat robs legally blind B.C. fisherman of last chance to enjoy his passion

Valuable classic Tyee-style boat stolen Campbell River area Aug. 7

Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed
(Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western News)

BC Tree Fruits to close Lake Country plant, invest in Oliver

The cooperative will not be building in Kelowna

(Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western News)
Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)

No more properties are on evacuation order for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Evacuation orders for properties along Green Mountain and Sheep Creek Road rescinded, alerts lifted

Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) is seen here in this file image. (Western News - File)

Vernon man back in Penticton court over more allegations of prison violence

Blake Dergez was back facing a charge of assaulting a peace officer while in OCC

The Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) is seen here in this file image. (Western News - File)
West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. wine industry still recovering, looking to return to pre-pandemic boom

The wine industry contributed $3.75 billion to the province economy in 2019

West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a loud backlash over long wait times continues. People line up outside the Guy Favreau federal building while waiting to apply for a passport in Montreal, Sunday, June 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

Nearly 1.1 million applications for new and renewed passports have been filed since April

The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a loud backlash over long wait times continues. People line up outside the Guy Favreau federal building while waiting to apply for a passport in Montreal, Sunday, June 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
An Ontario Provincial Police officer mans a roadblock along Wellington Street, as a winter storm warning was in effect, on the 22nd day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government protest in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Intelligence report flagged possible ‘violent revenge’ after Ottawa protest shutdown

Assessment: ideologically motivated extremists felt would likely use police enforcement as lever

An Ontario Provincial Police officer mans a roadblock along Wellington Street, as a winter storm warning was in effect, on the 22nd day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government protest in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pope Francis, left, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet arrive at the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022. A series of claims made against Quebec clergy members in two class-action lawsuits against the church could be groundbreaking for victims who aren’t children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Adult who accused Quebec cardinal of sexual misconduct breaks church-abuse stereotype

Judge authorizes pair of class-action suits in Quebec against the Catholic church

Pope Francis, left, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet arrive at the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022. A series of claims made against Quebec clergy members in two class-action lawsuits against the church could be groundbreaking for victims who aren’t children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia
Prince Rupert SPCA think Edward was attacked by another animal. His vet bills will be high. (Contributed photo)

Cat with massive face wound found walking B.C. streets for a week

The orange tabby now named Edward is recovering and will be ready for adoption in several weeks

Prince Rupert SPCA think Edward was attacked by another animal. His vet bills will be high. (Contributed photo)
(Instagram/downtownkelowna)

Bumper-to-bumper on Bernard for new car show in Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna’s Show N’ Shine coming this weekend

(Instagram/downtownkelowna)
The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)

Endurance runners took on more than 100 kilometres of trail runs in Revelstoke

The TranSelkirks Trail started on Sunday, with participants running 100 k in three days

The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)
Penticton court.

2 Penticton men free after alleged victim fails to show in court

The men had been charged with assault causing bodily harm

Penticton court.
Mario Rayna, center, chants with others at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People gathered at the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UFO sightings on the rise in B.C., Alberta? At least, according to researchers

British Columbians are more likely to claim to see UFOs than the rest of Canada

Mario Rayna, center, chants with others at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People gathered at the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Issie Grecoff, 16, goes to her knees on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton on Aug. 14 after swimming 12 hours from Peachland to Penticton. The Penticton teen has raised over $10,000 so far for Alzheimer’s research. (YouTube)

Penticton teen swims from Peachland to the Peach in 12 hours

16-year-old swims 32 km, raising over $10,000 for Alzheimer’s research

Issie Grecoff, 16, goes to her knees on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton on Aug. 14 after swimming 12 hours from Peachland to Penticton. The Penticton teen has raised over $10,000 so far for Alzheimer’s research. (YouTube)