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This Facebook photo taken in 2014 shows the beach and boaters at White Sands in Osoyoos, a popular spot only accessed by boat on Osoyoos Lake. (Facebook)

Man shot on Canada Day at popular party beach in Osoyoos

Police have identified the suspect and are actively searching for him

The Okanagan Granfondo has sold out with a record 3,000 cyclists registering for the July 10 event through South Okanagan. (File photo)

Over 3,000 cyclists and major road closures for Okanagan Granfondo

The race rolls through Penticton July 10 and kicks off a month of endurance races

Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted that the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Testing for possible algae bloom in Shuswap Lake to begin after weekend

‘Cautionary advisory’ asks people to avoid algae if spotted and to report it

Stepney Road is now fully open in Spallumcheen since flooding. (Township photos)

UPATE: Spallumcheen deactivates emergency operations centre

Enderby, Armstrong and Spallumcheen still keeping an eye on creek and river levels

Stepney Road is now fully open in Spallumcheen since flooding. (Township photos)
Clayton Beaudry

UPDATE: North Okanagan RCMP locate missing man last seen in Kelowna

Clayton Beaudry found safe and sound

Clayton Beaudry
This June 29, 2022 map from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District shows areas affected by an advisory regarding a possible algae bloom. (CSRD map)

Shuswap Lake seeing high E. coli count at Sunnybrae Beach, also emerging algae bloom

A June 28 advisory referred to an ‘emerging algal bloom’ in Salmon Arm Bay and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point

This June 29, 2022 map from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District shows areas affected by an advisory regarding a possible algae bloom. (CSRD map)
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)

Mudslide near Westwold impacting traffic

DriveBC reports single-lane, alternating traffic between Monte Lake and Falkland

A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)
A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
Construction at the Ross Street Underpass pictured on June 14, 2022. (File photo)

More housing could help as Shuswap employers struggle to find enough workers

Record-low unemployment rates across the country make for stiff competition

Construction at the Ross Street Underpass pictured on June 14, 2022. (File photo)
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)

Mabel Lake Water under precautionary boil notice

High turbidity levels prompt boil water notice Sunday, June 26

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue crews were getting ready to head to Enderby to help search for a child reported missing from a campground when they got a call that the child had been found safe. (Morning Star file photo)

Child found safely after wandering from Enderby campground

Many locals help in search for toddler Saturday evening, June 25

Vernon Search and Rescue crews were getting ready to head to Enderby to help search for a child reported missing from a campground when they got a call that the child had been found safe. (Morning Star file photo)
Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)

Defence files to dismiss Osoyoos man’s manslaughter charge

Rod Flavell is charged in the death of his wife in April 2020

Defence for Rod Flavell has filed to dismiss his manslaughter charge. His wife Tina Seminara died in April 2020. (File photo)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Shuswap River decreased three inches in three days but remains the highest it has been in five years. (Ambassadors photo)

Shuswap Lake rose 0.05 m in 24 hours

The lake level peaked in 1972

  • Jun 20, 2022
Shuswap River decreased three inches in three days but remains the highest it has been in five years. (Ambassadors photo)
Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs photo)

Popular park in South Okanagan floods

A pond has formed at Lion’s Park with flooding at the playground and dog park

Lion’s Park in Oliver has flooded including the dog park. (Zoli Kovacs photo)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District and the Shuswap Emergency Program are posting daily levels of Shuswap Lake as flood watch has commenced. The lake rose slightly Sunday morning, June 19. (Black Press - file photo)

Small rise to Shuswap Lake level Sunday

With flood watch underway, CSRD and Shuswap Emergency Program will post daily lake levels

Columbia Shuswap Regional District and the Shuswap Emergency Program are posting daily levels of Shuswap Lake as flood watch has commenced. The lake rose slightly Sunday morning, June 19. (Black Press - file photo)
Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)
Enzo Ferrari, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hitched a ride in a Ferrari from Osoyoos to the Vancouver dealership. A Maple Ridge vet returned the snake back to his home in the Nk’Mip desert. (Dewdney Animal Hospital)
The Township of Spallumcheen has advised local flooding has receded and Stepney Road is again open to local traffic. (Township of Spallumcheen)

Spallumcheen continues to monitor flooding

Stepney Road open to local traffic; sandbagging available in two locations

The Township of Spallumcheen has advised local flooding has receded and Stepney Road is again open to local traffic. (Township of Spallumcheen)