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UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. A resident in the Kettle Valley area says the wind appears to be blowing south, pushing smoke from the Good Creek Wildfire away from Kelowna. This will come as some good news for those under an evacuation alert on the south end of Lakeshore Road, where wind had been pushing t...

7/19/2018 10:25:00 PM

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. A grass fire on the south side of Dilworth Mountain Thursday afternoon is being investigated by police and fire investigators. Fourteen firefighters and three trucks were dispatched to the area at about 4:30 p.m, where they found grass and brush on fire, burning an area of 15...

7/19/2018 9:30:00 PM

Big White is stepping up in a big way. Michael J Ballingall tells Castanet,"I know this is sensitive but we have open hotels, campgrounds and RV sites. Those people that are getting moved out of campsites might find this the closest alternative." Residents being evacuated from Peachl...

7/19/2018 7:07:00 PM

Castanet's Wildfire Update for Thursday, July 19, with reporter Wayne Moore....

7/19/2018 5:50:00 PM

The Mount Eneas fire located four kilometres south of Peachland now sits at 500 hectares in size. The Mount Eneas blaze is pouring smoke across the valley mixing in with the Good Creek fire across Okanagan Lake, five kilometres east of Peachland. Good Creek sits at 340 hectares. Helicopters ar...

7/19/2018 4:39:00 PM

UPDATE 2:47 p.m. The video of the couple having sex on the lawn of the Rotary Centre for the Arts finishes with the female apologizing as the anonymous tipster indicates they are breaking the law and that they could be seen from nearby windows. The man says "I'm sorry too but stop f*#&in...

7/19/2018 3:46:00 PM

The top half of Knox Mountain Drive has now been closed due to fire and smoke. Parks Manager Blair Stewart tells Castanet, "the upper portion of Knox Mountain Park Drive will be closed to vehicles as of Saturday, July 21 due to dry conditions and a high fire risk. Vehicle traffic will not be...

7/19/2018 2:26:00 PM

UPDATE 12:10 p.m. Castanet News has spoken to a woman who says she had to be escorted past the body of an elderly man who appears to have died on the street. The caller who wanted to remain anonymous says, "the body was clearly at the bus stop on the south side of Sutherland Ave, just wes...

7/19/2018 1:09:00 PM

UPDATE: 11:25 a.m. The BC Wildfire Service now estimate the Good Creek Wildfire, burning within Okanagan Mountain Park, has grown to an estimated 340 hectares. The fire, which sparked from a lightning strike Tuesday evening, was considered just a spot fire until strong winds fanned the flames ...

7/19/2018 12:25:00 PM

Furious residents are stuck asking the question,"why didn't BC Wildfire Service respond faster to a wildfire on Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park?" As many watched from their homes, the fire rapidly spread from a “spot fire” to a large 200 hectares and growing. The locati...

7/19/2018 10:49:00 AM