British Columbia

Aerial photo from Wednesday August 17
Aerial photo from Wednesday August 17 Image Credit: BC Wildfire Service

Okanagan wildfire now in mop-up stage after ‘excellent’ progress

By The Canadian Press
August 18, 2016 - 4:40pm

KELOWNA, B.C. — A wildfire burning on the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, B.C, is now in the mop-up stage.

The Central Okanagan Regional District says an emergency operation centre has been closed after crews made excellent progress fighting the Cinnabar Creek wildfire.

Police ask seasonal residents for help finding missing Enderby woman

By The Canadian Press
August 18, 2016 - 3:56pm Updated: August 18, 2016 - 4:32pm

ENDERBY, B.C. — Police are issuing a plea to seasonal residents of the Enderby, B.C., area for help finding a woman who has been missing for a month.

Deanna Wertz was last seen in the early morning of July 19 at her home on Yankee Flats Road in the north Okanagan community.

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Aritzia IPO planned by founder Brian Hill, financial backer Berkshire Partners

By The Canadian Press
August 18, 2016 - 8:22am Updated: August 18, 2016 - 4:13pm

VANCOUVER — Fashion retailer Aritzia is planning to go public and list its shares on a Canadian stock exchange.

The Vancouver-based company designs clothing and accessories for women and has a network of 75 stores and an e-commerce business,