Keremeos

The South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos, which is attached to the Kyalami Place assisted living facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos has oldest population in Similkameen-Okanagan

Of Keremeos’ 1,605 residents 47% are at least 65, and 6.9 per cent 85 or older.

 

The Scoop for the week of Jan. 21-28. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

 

Gas in Keremeos was 43 cents a litre in 1966. (BC Ministry of Transportation)

VIDEO: Road trip time machine drives back to 1966 on Highway 3

Ministry of Transportation creates Road Trip video from Princeton to Osoyoos

 

The RDOS issued a potential ice jam warning on area rivers, including the Similkameen River on Wednesday morning. (Photo issued by the RDOS’ EOC Director)

Ice jams could cause Similkameen River to rise

The district said that water levels can rise over minutes or hours during an ice jam

The RDOS issued a potential ice jam warning on area rivers, including the Similkameen River on Wednesday morning. (Photo issued by the RDOS’ EOC Director)
The Similkameen River as seen from the Red Bridge west of Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Night rescue saves 3 from Similkameen River

The three river riders were stuck for several hours until they could be rescued

The Similkameen River as seen from the Red Bridge west of Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The Red Bridge is an iconic fixture in Keremeos and is the sole survivor of the five bridges that crossed the Similkameen River, built in 1907-1909. (Nancy Arbuckle Facebook)

Arsonists attempt to torch historic Red Bridge in Keremeos

Crews also put out a grass fire that had started from a burning barrel

The Red Bridge is an iconic fixture in Keremeos and is the sole survivor of the five bridges that crossed the Similkameen River, built in 1907-1909. (Nancy Arbuckle Facebook)
Keremeos’ weather patterns are very unique. The village is often hotter and more arid than Penticton in the summer and experiences more extreme winters with more snowfall, while being warmer than Princeton in the winter due to its lower elevation. (Keith Ryan/Flickr)

What will the weather be like tomorrow in Keremeos? No one really knows for sure

The village, based largely on farming, has been without an Environment Canada weather station since 2000

Keremeos’ weather patterns are very unique. The village is often hotter and more arid than Penticton in the summer and experiences more extreme winters with more snowfall, while being warmer than Princeton in the winter due to its lower elevation. (Keith Ryan/Flickr)