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The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

 

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

 

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

 

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)

2 men arrested after allegedly stealing car in Kelowna then fleeing to Midway

The two men evaded police after stealing a car in Kelowna and abandoning it in Midway

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Be prepared and know your hazards, says forecast centre as Fraser River rises

Rain and unsettled weather patterns will add to melting snowpack as spring freshet continues

The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)

Hope to be next B.C. town to welcome Boston Pizza franchise

District and council working with developers to bring restaurant to old Olympic Flame site

The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)
Campbell Riverite Chelsea Cheeba was attacked by an eagle in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Chelsea Cheeba

B.C. eagle lover ‘dive bombed’ by bald eagle on Vancouver Island

Woman sustained injuries to her head in incident

Campbell Riverite Chelsea Cheeba was attacked by an eagle in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Chelsea Cheeba
An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.

Toddler who fell in lake saved by off-duty Penticton Mountie

The child was having trouble staying afloat in the cold water

An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.
Andrew Heidrich is a big winner from a scratch ticket he picked up at a FreschCo in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

‘Wow!’: Abbotsford man wins big on scratch-and-win ticket

Winner didn’t believe what he saw until total lit up on machine display

Andrew Heidrich is a big winner from a scratch ticket he picked up at a FreschCo in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)
Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Province extends deadline for flood-recovery help for farmers

Farmers now have two extra months to start submitting costs for cleanup and repairs

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Now is the time to prepare for potential Fraser River flooding, says FVRD

Spring freshet still hasn’t arrived and snow pack is higher than normal throughout headwaters

The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood-affected Abbotsford residents asked to pen heartfelt letters about their struggles

Many Sumas Prairie area residents are still not back home six months after devastating flooding

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)

RCMP confirm Mountie who pulled over driver in Midway was not an imposter

A woman claimed, on social media, she was pulled over by a police impersonator outside of Greenwood

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)
The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)
Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

NextRide launched in central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack transit systems

Transit users can now track buses from their cell phones, computers

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)

Neonatal unit in Abbotsford needs some new button-up baby onesies

Request and donations being coordinated by Fraser Valley Regional Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)
Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Pilot dies in helicopter crash on northern Vancouver Island

Investigators deployed to Sayward following ‘collision with terrain of a helicopter’ — TSB

Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps