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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

 

In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)

‘Help is available’: Emergency assistance for pets amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires in 2021

 

GottaGoat Farm on Penticton’s Green Mountain Road has evacuated its animals, amid wildfire concerns. (Photo- GottaGoat Facebook)

Apex area farm calls for help in evacuating animals amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Gotta Goat Farm on Green Mountain Road is currently evacuating all of its animals

 

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

Some Penticton gas stations out of regular fuel

Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm have also experienced shortages this summer

(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)

Injured climber rescued at popular Penticton climbing spot

The climber was taken to hospital after a fall at Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)
(File photo)

Prohibited and impaired driver involved in serious collision in Okanagan Falls

A passenger suffered serious injuries when the driver ran a stop sign July 10

(File photo)
(File photo)

Mounties urge Penticton residents to ensure house numbers can be seen from street

‘If you cannot quickly locate your house number, chances are neither can we’

(File photo)
A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)

‘1 in 10-year event’: Experts react to severe flash rain events in the Okanagan

‘We’re not out of the woods yet. There’s another storm coming on Thursday,’ says Doug Lundquist

A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)
(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)
Sand and sandbag locations will be listed on theRDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/If you require assistance with sandbagging, please connect with friends, family or volunteer organizations.The RDOS does not deliver sand or sandbags to private residences or businesses. Filled sandbags are not available from the RDOS.

Overland flooding confirmed south of Oliver

The regional district is currently monitoring the situation near Road 22

Sand and sandbag locations will be listed on theRDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/If you require assistance with sandbagging, please connect with friends, family or volunteer organizations.The RDOS does not deliver sand or sandbags to private residences or businesses. Filled sandbags are not available from the RDOS.
Penticton RCMP is seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children. (File image)

Penticton RCMP sees increase in online sex-related crimes against youth

Police are seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children

Penticton RCMP is seeking to prevent the online exploitation of children. (File image)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)

Kelowna mayor frustrated with number of shows, concerts that go to Penticton

Colin Basran offered his comments in a radio interview last week

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)
An artist’s rendering gives an idea of what the six-storey residential-commercial building planned for three lots on 10th Avenue SW, across from the Mall at Piccadilly, will look like. (City of Salmon Arm image)

140 rental-unit building in Salmon Arm expected to be ready by late summer 2023

Spokesperson says proposed completion date for foundation for 6-storey project is end of summer

An artist’s rendering gives an idea of what the six-storey residential-commercial building planned for three lots on 10th Avenue SW, across from the Mall at Piccadilly, will look like. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Pickup truck destroyed in suspicious Oliver fire

Crews responded just before 4 a.m. on Friday, June 3

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
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
Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)

No rain this June means the Okanagan is ‘in trouble’

It could be a ‘concerning’ wildfire season if June sees lack of precipitation, says Doug Lundquist

Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)
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.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood risk increases considerably in South Okanagan

‘Prepare now for spring freshet and potential flooding,’ a local public notice says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)